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In anticipation for Josh Trank’s clean slate of the Fantastic Four (and the nay-sayers that are keen to stain it), four brand new stills from the film have popped up over at Empire, which will be appearing in their next issue. Unfortunately, the images are following the same guidelines as the teaser trailer from last month, giving away naff all other than that Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell will most certainly be appearing in it. Oh, and a bike. Did not know there was going to be a bike in the film. See, there’s news for you.
Pulling its story from the pages of Marvel’s Ultimate take on the Fantastic Four, Trank’s film will tread over a different origin of how Reed Richards and co. were bestowed their nifty gifts that are used to full effect to stop a deadly foe. »
- Nicholas Staniforth
There’s a certain amount of bravery in making a movie like Hot Tub Time Machine 2. Not, you know, actual bravery because making a sequel is usually an admission that the studio would rather take the money than make a clever new film but comedy sequels are almost always terrible. In a sequel you’re selling the promise of the same thing but good comedy comes from being able to surprise your audience. While there are comedy sequels that succeeded in being funny enough (Addams Family Values, 22 Jump Street, and Back to the Future Part II jump out at me) none of them ever rise to the level of their original and are usually, at best, tolerated. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is, at least, a tolerable movie but if it were five years from now and both were on Netflix I can’t imagine a scenario where I chose it over the original film. »
- Arthur Tebbel
Project Almanac, 2015
Directed by Dean Israelite
A found-footage teen-flick, whereby our college-applying scientists find a clock-rewinding contraption in the basement…
Creating a time travel movie that doesn’t have any leaky gaps in its plot is a very tricky thing to pull off. Similarly creating a found-footage movie that doesn’t feel contrived or forced is also very difficult to get right. Combine the two together and Dean Israelite really had a hard task on his hands to make this found footage time travel movie make sense while never feeling too gimmicky. And to his credit, he mostly succeeds. But some sloppy writing choices and half baked ideas really hold back Project Almanac from what could have been a great sci-fi movie.
Firstly, you need to have your time travel rules written down so »
- Luke Owen
Bandai has released a Back to the Future Part II-themed case for the iPhone 6.
The cover is a miniature flying DeLorean with neon blue lights and headlamps that flash when the user receives a call.
Shifting the driver's-side front fender and wheel to one side reveals the handset's camera, while the other fender hides its side controls.
Bandai launched the case to coincide with 2015, the year in which the majority of Back to the Future Part II takes place.
The DeLorean case is expected to ship in June, and is available to pre-order online for around $50 (£32).
Elsewhere, Nike previously confirmed that it has plans to release the self-lacing shoes from Back to the Future Part II later this year.
6 tech predictions Back to the Future Part II actually got right
Watch a video introducing the DeLorean iPhone 6 case below: »
Considering this year marks the 30th anniversary of the original Back to the Future, as well as being the year that Doc Brown and Marty McFly traveled to in the future for the sequel, we already know there's going to be plenty of celebration for the time travel franchise. Earlier this year we featured an incredible trio of prints honoring the trilogy, and now we have an awesome case for the iPhone that will turn the Apple mobile device into the DeLorean time machine. No, this isn't just a cheap flat case that puts an image of the DeLorean on the back of your phone, it's a small three-dimensional model of the time machine. Look! Here's Back to the Future Part II case for iPhone 6 from Bandai (via The ShortList): And here's some images with a close look at the phone case too: As you can see, it's a pretty bulky case, »
- Ethan Anderton
Seventh Son is not the only guaranteed box office flop (with an Oscar nominated actor/actress playing the villain) to open next week, there’s also Jupiter Ascending and here are a few clips from the movie. Flying boots, forget the hoverboard from Back to the Future Part II, Jupiter Ascending has frigging flying boots and Channing […]
Read Flying Boots, Dogs, Home and More From Jupiter Ascending on Filmonic.
The teenage time travel movie Project Almanac hits theaters this weekend. It's a "found footage" film about friends who stumble upon schematics for a time machine but find out that there are horrible consequences for messing with the timeline. It's sort of a darker Back to the Future, and it comes out in the very year Marty visited in Back to the Future Part II.
Now we have a question for you: What is the greatest time travel movie ever released? Feel free to vote for a classic like The Time Machine »
What would you do if you could go back in time and change history? Would you try to see your family like in Back To The Future or would you mess with sporting events like in Back To The Future Part II? Would you become a better person like in Groundhog Day or try to make money disposing of bodies like in Looper? The possibilities are endless and that is one of the reasons time travel makes for great movies. Project Almanac hits theaters today and brings to us yet another entry in the time »
- Alex Maidy
No movie future has been dissected more than the version presented in Back To The Future Part II. The promised land where you don’t need roads, Hill Valley 2015 captured audience’s imaginations back in 1989, and as the fabled date of October 21st (don’t listen to the fake viral stories) inches closer, everyone’s keen to figure out just how much director Robert Zemeckis guessed right.
Sure, we don’t have rehydrating food yet and Jaws 19’s penned October release date is looking unlikely, but Back To The Future Part II wasn’t totally off with its predictions. In fact, as this infographic from StaySourced.com proves, it’s a lot more on the money than you might think.
Source: StaySourced.com »
I’ve wanted a live-action movie of The Jetsons for decades. In the late ’80s, when a lot of my favorite cartoons were heading to the big screen in one form or another, the trend was disappointingly more for animated features, basically extended episodes of what we saw on TV. I recall being a peeved kid. Even though the Masters of the Universe movie was terrible, something I knew at 10 years old, and even though I knew some of these projects couldn’t be worked out in live-action — DuckTales, in particular (though back then I might not have minded it using costumes a la Howard the Duck) — the futuristic world of The Jetsons seemed perfectly achievable by the end of that decade. After all, it’d have been kind of like Back to the Future Part II without the time travel, and that arrived in 1989. Now, 25 years later, the effects necessary are even more available, but »
- Christopher Campbell
Back to the Future Part II's depiction of the year 2015 is ridiculed for its flying cars, self-drying jackets and fashion trends we hope will never catch on.
The double-tie look is still unacceptable, and Black & Decker seems unlikely to bring out a Pizza Hydrator anytime soon - but not all of the movie's predictions missed the mark.
With 2015 now in full swing, here's some of the technology from Robert Zemeckis' hit sequel that did become a reality.
1. Video calling and smart TV
Remember that scene where an aged Marty McFly holds a video conversation with his boss via his TV? This was the stuff of science fiction back in 1989, but now it's commonplace and taken for granted.
Skype and its rival video-messaging services are accessible to virtually everyone in 2015, and a smart television is the platform of choice for many households.
Although Zemeckis and his creative team were astute with this prediction, »
As you already know, 2015 is the year that Doc and Marty traveled to in Back to the Future Part II. You know this because it’s a great movie, you love rehydrated pizza, and because the internet will not let you forget it. The constant renewal, not just of the movie, but of the technology from its version of the future is understandable. Retro-futurism is fun, and it plays to a harmless brand of narcissism. It’s us they’re talking about. We get to marvel at how wrong they were, how goofy their predictions. As a comedy, Bttfii fits that bill completely. Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale weren’t doing serious prognostication — they were trying to make an audience in 1989 laugh, which is why most of their vision for 2015 is of 1989 on growth hormones. The color-burst clothing, the 19th incarnation of Jaws, Marty getting fired by, not one, but by every fax machine in the house »
- Scott Beggs
This is a story for anyone sick of all the recent Back to the Future Part II posts. Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you know that we’re now in the year that Marty McFly goes to as “The Future” in the 1989 sequel. And, of course, lots of things Robert Zemeckis and his […]
The post Back to the Future Part 2 Concept Art: Unused 2015 Future Tech Revealed appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Since it's 2015, we're going to get tons of Back to the Future related items throughout the year. Not only is that the year in which Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the future in Back to the Future Part II, but it's also the 30th anniversary of the original Back to the Future. However, today we want to focus on the middle sequel, because Newsweek just did a feature story with "future consultant" Tim Flattery about some of the future technology that was imagined for the time traveling adventure follow-up. And with that story comes some concept art from Edward Eyth from items we never saw realized on the screen. Look! Here's some of the unused concept art from Back to the Future Part II (via Movies.com & io9): And since not everyone is as obsessed with Back to the Future as some of us, Flattery actually forgot »
- Ethan Anderton
The future can be a dark and scary place, full of unknowns and the consequences of our present actions. Who will we be? What will society look like? Will we even know ourselves? Science Fiction does its best to predict what’s coming next so we can make decisions that lead us there or prevent impending catastrophe. Join us as we discuss which aspects of Blade Runner have come true and which ones have not.
So it’s not quite 2019 yet, but we’re getting awfully close. If detectives are going to be hunting down rogue replicants four years from now, there should probably be some signs. In Blade Runner, 2019 looks pretty grim, and Ridley Scott and his team did their best to create a world where the trends of 1982 played out and led to some pretty scary results. Predicting what’s going to happen in 37 years is no easy feat though, »
- email@example.com (Nick Vollmer)
If you couldn't tell by all the listicles and jokes that hit your personal social media feed over the New Year Holiday, we are living in the future. Well, at least according to Back to the Future Part II. 2015 is the year Marty McFly must travel to with Doc in the DeLorean, insuring that his kids turn out okay. Along the way, he has a run in with Biff, a Sports Almanac, and a cool pair of self-lacing Nike sneakers. While a lot of things seen in Back to the Future Part II have not yet become a reality, we may finally be getting the much coveted Nike Power Laces this year! No, really!
Back in 2011, Nike actually realeased a screen accurate version of Marty McFly's future sneaks, which were called the Nike Mag and were produced in extremely limited qualities. They did not, however, feature the power laces. At the time, »
Now that’s it’s 2015, you can talk all you want about Hoverboards and flying cars from Back to the Future Part II. For me, I’d just like a pair of the self lacing Nikes. The reason being Nike actually released a screen accurate version of the shoe, called the Nike Mag, to collectors a few […]
The post Nike Hoping To Release Self-Tying ‘Back to the Future Part II’ Sneakers This Year appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
In Back to the Future Part II, while Marty McFly surveys the strange landscape of Hill Valley in 2015, he comes across a marquee poster advertising Jaws 19 in 3D. The advertisement produces a giant hologram shark from the “Max Spielberg” film that threatens to consume Marty, already overwhelmed by the kinetic stimuli of public space 30 years removed from 1985. When it was made, this moment was tailored as a not-so-subtle jab at the Jaws franchise which, by the mid-1980s, seemed to show no signs of stopping despite diminishing returns and an association with the now-indomitable Spielberg that was in-name-only. Yet Back to the Future Part II is a strange place to level a joke at a Hollywood attempting to manufacture things into perpetuity. While not an entirely original idea, it was relatively novel in the late 1980s for a Hollywood franchise to produce back-to-back sequels, organized in a serial format, as the series’ second and third part did »
- Landon Palmer
Futurology, the study of predicting the future, isn’t easy. Yet, science fiction films tend to be pretty decent at it. Join us as we discuss which aspects of Back to the Future Part II have come true and which ones have not.
It’s 2015. Congratulations! You’ve made it to the future. At least, the future as defined in 1989’s Back to the Future Part II. In this science fiction film, Marty McFly travels from 1985 to 2015 in order to help save his future son. In order to make the future setting more fascinating and exciting, the filmmakers made many predictions as far as what the state of society and technology would be like 26 years in the future. We all know that it’s just a movie, but in order for audiences to buy into the future world that Marty McFly travels to, the filmmakers had to make their future world seem possible. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
Now that it's actually 2015, we're going to get tons of talk about all that was on display in the future predicted by Back to the Future Part II (in fact, it's already out of hand if you go look around online). So how about we take a look at five TV spots for another time travel film that's only just getting released this year, even though it was slated for release in 2014. Project Almanac is a found footage time travel film that sees a group of teens building a time machine and using it for some fairly simplistic gain in their own lives. But soon they seen the major impact is has on the rest of the world. I caught the film last summer at Comic-Con, and while it's a fun sci-fi flick, I can't help but feel like it could have been a bit better. Watch? Here's the five »
- Ethan Anderton
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