Best Screenprinted Movie Posters of 2014

Screenprinted movie posters continued to explode in 2014. I drool over so many posters every year, it’s very difficult to pick favorites. With movies, at least you know what you like and you don’t like. Why something works and why something doesn’t. Physical art is more subjective. Some art just hits people one way and others another. Such it is with pop culture posters. Maybe I love one subject more than another and that makes the art seem better. Maybe the art is absolutely incredible but, if I don’t connect with the subject, it’s harder to appreciate. Long story short, ranking them in any definitive ways seems futile.

That said, we figured it would be fun to at least call out a few of coolest screenprinted movie posters of 2014. Fifteen personal favorites that stand out, for one reason or another, to me. Posters are are beautiful, unique and make me remember their subject in a new, vivid way. Check out my favorite screenprinted movie posters of 2014 after the jump. Read More »

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Back to the Future 2 Concept Art Photos

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 team imagined in the film – hoverboards, flying cars, self-tying laces – are not yet real. But did you know those were only the beginning of how deep the film originally went with new technology?

Several pieces of Back to the Future 2 concept art have now been revealed that was created for the film but not actually used. More 2015 technology like a security droid, Robonanny, Compu-vend Kiosk and much more. Check out the Back to the Future 2 concept art below. Read More »

back to the future nikes

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 years back so they’re way more realistic than the other things imagined for the film.

However, the ultra-limited 2011 version did not have the power laces as seen in the movie. At the time, Nike did hint to fans they would try and get the technology created by the year the movie was set though. Well, it’s the year the movie was set and, according to shoe designer Tinker Hatfield, they’re close. There’s more on the Back to the Future Nikes below, including images of Nike’s patent. Read More »

Hendo Hover Promises a Working Hoverboard By 2015

Back to the Future II Hoverboard

Of all the futuristic 2015 technologies promised in Back to the Future Part II, the one we’re most disappointed hasn’t come to pass is the hoverboard. But there’s still one year until the date Marty McFly is scheduled to land, and Hendo Hover is determined to make hoverboards a reality in time for his arrival.

The company, led by Northern California couple Greg and Jill Henderson, are working hard to create a real, working hoverboard — with some help from Kickstarter, hopefully. Should all go well, the first hoverboards will be produced by October 21, 2015. Hit the jump for more details on the working hoverboard, including how you can buy one for yourself.

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back to the future lego

Today I bring you a roundup of a cool Back to the Future LEGO projects up for vote at LEGO Ideas. Hit the jump to check out all three LEGO projects and hopefully help vote them into production.

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Back to the Future 2 documentary

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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Funny Or Die Admits to Fake Hoverboard Video

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Funny or Die has been sorry a lot lately. Now they’re apologizing for a fake hoverboard video. After the weirdness with Jerry O’Connell a few weeks back, the site has admitted the HUVr viral video released on Tuesday was, indeed, a ruse.

The mythic Back to the Future Part II prop has been on wish lists since 1989 and despite prop replicas and real life scientific attempts, we’re no closer to zipping around in the air like Marty McFly than we were 25 years ago. That didn’t change yesterday, despite a “company” called HUVr releasing videos starring the likes of Christopher Lloyd, Tony Hawk and Terrell Owens and showing real, working hoverboards.

Had history finally been made? No, it was a prank; now Funny or Die has capped it off with another funny video. Check it out below.

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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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Laurent Durieux - Back to the Future Part 2 header

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 posteramong 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 »

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