Back to the Future Hollywood Bowl

Last night at the Hollywood Bowl, the record was broken for the largest Back to the Future screening. An estimated crowd of over 16,000 people watched the film on the big screen, accompanied by live orchestration.

As you know, I’m a huge Back to the Future fan, so of course I was in attendance for the monumental event. After the jump you can find more information, alongside my thoughts and also some photos and video of the event.

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Lexus hoverboard

Since it’s 2015, there’s been plenty of internet chatter about the future that was envisioned for this year in the time travel sequel Back to the Future Part II. While there have been plenty of technological developments that were once just dreams in the 1989 sequel, fans have still be disappointed that we still don’t have hoverboards.

We’ve had our desires teased with Funny or Die’s fake hoverboard demonstration video, and there have been more recent, legitimate developments with a company called Hendo (though their design requires a copper surface to work). And now another claim of hoverboard creation comes from car manufacturer Lexus with a project called Slide.

Check out the Lexus hoverboard tease after the jump!

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Matt Taylor - mondo Back to the Future 2 header

Mondo has already done two awesome Back to the Future poster trilogies and now it seems they’re on their way to a trilogy of them. There was Phantom City Creative, Laurent Durieux and now Matt Taylor is adding a Back to the Future Part II poster onto his beautiful poster for part 1. It goes on sale Thursday April 2. See the full image of the latest Mondo Back to the Future poster below. Read More »

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 »

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 »

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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 »