As much as everyone adores the Back to the Future trilogy, it rates pretty high on the unintentional comedy scale. There are flubs, over the top performances and awkward lines of dialogue across all three films making them great to watch with a bunch of friends. This weekend, a special live USTREAM broadcast will let you do just that. It’s called the Secret Show to the Future 2 and it happens at 10 p.m. EST November 5.
In 2008, several members of the Sirius XM’s Opie and Anthony show did the first Secret Show to the Future, where they watched Robert Zemeckis’ 1985 film complete with live comedy commentary in the tradition of Mystery Science Theater 3000. This Saturday brings the sequel. Anthony Cumia of the O&A Show, producer Danny Ross and comedian Joe DeRosa, all huge fans of the films, will watch Back to the Future Part II live and provide an evil genius commentary that simultaneously pays homage to the film while exaggerating its short comings.
But that’s not it. To commemorate this momentous occasion, one of our favorite poster artists, Tim Doyle, has created a very limited edition poster with all proceeds from its sale going towards Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s research charity, TeamFox.
An awesome movie with free, hilarious commentary as well as a limited edition poster for charity? That’s heavy. Read more and see the exclusive reveal of the poster after the jump. Read More »
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What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 24 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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West Virginia-based artist Glen Brogan recently created an an awesome Back to the Future: Part II graphic for the UK-based Front Magazine. You can see the full image after the jump.
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When Gallery 1988 announced the line-up for Crazy4Cult 4, I was excited to pick up a print of Michael Steele‘s Back to the Future 2 tribute piece “Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” But when the show opened, it turned out that Steele’s artwork was not made available as an print. And the original artwork sold before the show had even opened.
Gallery 1988 has finally decided to create a giclee print of this awesome piece. Printed on 14 x 14 inch archival paper in a numbered limited edition of 35. Buy yours now on the Gallery 1988 website for $60.00. Check out the full design after the jump.
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If you’ve been reading /Film for a while, then you know that I love good movie-inspired art. And the superbowl of movie art is Crazy4Cult, an art show put on every year by Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. This year’s show will open on July 9th, and we have seen the first batch of artwork premiere online. For years I’ve been writing about the show, and posting and buying the art online. I’m super excited because this year I’ll be able to attend the event since I now live in Los Angeles. After the jump you will see a compilation of the artwork I have found thus far. New pieces from Eric Tan, Dave Perillo, Tom Whalen and more. We should have another preview closer to the show. Believe me, if you like movie art, hit the jump!
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When I was a kid I believed Hoverboards were real. No, I wasn’t particularly stupid — I just was a bit gullible. During a Making Of Back To The Future Part II television special, director Robert Zemeckis said, in all seriousness, that the the hoverboards used in the movie were real, yet they were not being released to the public due to parental complaints regarding safety. Of course, Zemeckis was joking, but many people didn’t realize it at the time. Mattel actually received tons of letters demanding that they release the hoverboards to the public, and the Back to the Future cast/crew claim “are hoverboards real?” is one of the most frequently asked questions they receive.
But now Hoverboards are real (kinda). French artist Nils Guadagnin has created an electromagnetic replica of the hoverboard from Back to the Future 2.
The Hoverboard is a project born in 2008 for an exhibition named “Back To the future”. It is a copy of the hoverboard from the movie Back to the Future II. Integrated into the board and the plinth is an electromagnetic system which levitates the board. A laser system stabilises the object in the air. In the making of this work, this artist was thinking about different ways of presenting sculpture. In fact it’s a reflexion on the multiple possibilities of how to give a sculpture full spatial autonomy.
After the jump you can see more photos and even a video of the hoverboard in action. I would actually pay if they made these available with a small stand.
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Dan Meth has created a movie timeline for futuristic movies, proving that the future presented in sci-fi classics are rooted in alternatie parrellel universes. Check out the full timeline after the jump.
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Alternative Ending for Back to the Future 2
The Pitch: This alternative ending to Back tot he Future would cut the runtime of the film down to a brisk 23 minutes and eliminate the need for that whole third movie.
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