Back to the Future fans surely know that next year, 2015, is the year Marty McFly travels to in Back to the Future Part II. However, when the film was released in 1989, the possibility of flying cars, self-tying shoes and hoverboards seemed within the realm of possibility 25 years down the line. Now that 2015 is upon us, despite the odd viral video, we’re no closer to much of the tech. Or are we?
That’s the subject of an in-production Back to the Future 2 documentary called Back to the Future Again. Directed by John Plaskett, the film explores the technology imagined on the set of Back to the Future Part II versus how close science actually is to achieving it now that the year has arrived. Why can’t we make cars fly? Are Hoverboards possible? Will shoes tie themselves? All those questions will likely be answered in the film.
Below, read more about the Back to the Future 2 documentary and help its last minute push on Kickstarter, where funds are needed to officially license expensive footage from the original movies. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, February 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
Technically, we’ve still got one year to go before Marty McFly is due to fly in from 1985 in his DeLorean. But so far, it’s not looking all that likely that next year will deliver on the oddly ’80s-ish future promised in Back to the Future Part II. There are no hoverboards in the streets, the Jaws frachise stalled after four installments, and fax machines are growing more obsolete by the day.
Still, there’s at least one detail that’s sure to come true if Tinker Hatfield has anything to do with it. The Nike designer has revealed that power laces are indeed coming in 2015, just as Back to the Future Part II said they would. More on the announcement after the jump.
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2015 is only a year away but you can have everyone’s favorite 2015 movie on your wall starting this Friday. Laurent Durieux, he of that excellent Die Hard poster, among others, is having his first solo art show at the Mondo Gallery in Austin TX on February 7. We’re delighted to debut one of the many pieces in the show: Back to the Future Part II.
We already knew Durieux, who flew in from Belgium for the show, did The Birds, Forbidden Planet and the first Back to the Future for the show (though that has yet to be revealed) but with this one image, he truly captures the time, place and tone of Robert Zemeckis‘ hit 1989 sequel. Check out both versions of the poster below. Read More »
This Friday, Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles is being turned into the private travel agency of artist Eric Tan. Tan, who works full time in creative at Disney Consumer Products, created posters based on his global travels, then organized them as a solo show called Fly. It opens June 28. The artist – who we’ve covered for years – has created 15 posters based on real places like New York, Los Angeles, and San Diego (as well as one fictional city) that showcase his love of pop culture as well as his unique, geometric styles. Below, we exclusively debut five of the 15 pieces in the show including the one fictional entry: Hill Valley 1985, based on Back to the Future Part II. Read More »
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 »
Dr. Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physicist at the City University of New York, makes an appearance in the special features of the new Back to the Future Blu-ray set explaining the science behind time travel and how Back to the Future is one of the only movies to get it right — more specifically, sticking with the “River of Time” theory. Watch the clip embedded after the jump.
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To promote the October 26th release of the Back to the Future trilogy on Blu-Ray (only $47.99 on Amazon), Universal has released a two minute excerpt of a featurette which shows us how they designed the future, 2015 Hill Valley, in Back to the Future: Part II.
In exactly five years from today, we may have hovercrafts, Mr. Fusion and flying taxis as October 21, 2015 is the date that Marty McFly arrives in Hill Valley in BACK TO THE FUTURE II.
Watch the clip embedded after the jump.
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Anyone who regularly reads /Film should know that I’m a huge fan of Back to the Future (it’s my favorite movie of all time, my computer sits underneath a replica of the Flux Capacitor and a signed poster from the original film). Io9 discovered some original concept art from Back to the Future Part 2 on Point Lint, some of which I’ve never seen before. I especially love the detailing that went into the future gadgets. There is even a drawing of a Kodak disc reader which appears to be the original version of the Sports Almanac. Check out the art in the gallery after the jump.
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