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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Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: The Back to the Future-inspired Nike MAG sneakers are now available on nikemag.ebay.com. The sneakers are being released in a limited edition and auctioned to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation. After the jump you can watch a commercial for the promotion directed by Back to the Future series producer (and second unit director) Frank Marshall and starring Bill Hader and Kevin Durant. I wish I could get my hands on a pair of these sneakers, but the auctions have already ballooned into the thousands within the first few minutes.
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With today’s DVR culture, product placement is becoming more and more prevalent. The only way for advertisers to get eyeballs on their products, since we fast-forward through the commercials, is for those products to actually be in the shows. It’s a fact of life and it can be infuriating. And when it happens in a movie, it can be even more infuriating. But also, sometimes, hilarious.
Filmdrunk has gone through some of your favorite, and least favorite, movies to find a bunch of the most ridiculously obvious instances of product placement and mashed it up all into one, nice little video. They even classed it up with some facts about the history of product placement in movies. For example, did you know that Fatty Arbuckle is credited with the first instance of product placement? Or that Michael Bay is the current king of it? Combining education, humor, and Nintendo’s Power Glove (“It’s so bad”), you’ve gotta check this out. Read More »
Earlier this week, we posted a video which used split sceens to compare the final scene from Back to the Future with the reshot sequence from the beginning of Back to the Future Part II.
/Film reader Anthony L reminded me of another Back to the Future video comparison that was posted four years back (but for some reason or other, we never featured on /Film). The video attempts to edit together the 15-minute Enchantment Under The Sea Dace sequence in real time using split screen footage from Back to the Future and Back to the Future Part II. If you’re a fan of the series and have never seen this video, watch it now embedded after the jump. Or you could always read The Onion article where Chuck Berry remembers the infamous call from his Cousin About a White Kid Playing Johnny B. Goode.
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In the 25 years since the release of Back to the Future, and with the recent release of the comprehensive Blu-ray set, one might think there wasn’t any video from the film series that isn’t, or hasn’t been, readily available. At this point, we’ve even seen Eric Stoltz play Marty Mcfly!
However, until now, no one had seen the full three and a half minute clip reel that runs outside of The Biff Tannen Museum in the alternative 1985 in Back to the Future Part II. Marty does look at it, and the audience gets to see a good portion of it, but who knew how much more there really was or how deep the history of Biff (Tom Wilson) really went? Well, BTTF.com has uncovered a transfer from a VHS that was saved by a fan who had ties to someone working on the film and loaded it online. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
It’s been 21 years since the release of Back to the Future Part II and we’re only a half a decade away from 2015. But there are no flying cars, hoverboards, or rehydrating pizzas. All we have is the iPhone. Our friends at Landline TV shot a sketch around this concept called “Back to the LAME Future”. Watch it now, embedded after the jump.
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Back to the Future Part II makes it look so simple. Grab a Gray’s Sports Almanac, give it to your past self, bet on sports events you have the results of, win tons of money, and become very very rich. However, it isn’t as easy as it sounds. NFLInjury has created a handy dandy infographic to show why “The McFly Scheme” might not be the fastest and easiest way to getting rich.
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