BTTF Kimmel reunion

Jimmy Kimmel may have had the best Back to the Future Day of any of us. Because his, you see, ended with an actual visit from Marty McFly and Doc Brown. The pair dropped by the Brooklyn stage of Jimmy Kimmel Live! in their DeLorean last night, and Jimmy got to be the one to break all the bad news about 2015 to them: no, we don’t have flying cards, hoverboards, or peace in the Middle East, and Johnny Carson has long since passed away.

On the bright side, though, we do have smartphones, selfies, and cronuts. And real Nike Mag shoes with power laces, as demonstrated by one Michael J. Fox (“Teen Wolf!” Marty exclaims excitedly). See the Back to the Future Jimmy Kimmel show after the jump.  Read More »

Eric Stoltz Back to the Future footage

Sick of Back to the Future yet? I hope not, but Back to the Future Day, which celebrated the date Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) traveled 30 years into the future at the end of the first film, is now over. It’s a well known fact it was originally going to be Eric Stoltz (Mask) going on adventures with Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd), but the actor was recast four weeks into the shoot. After all these years, we might finally see his performance. Learn more after the jump.

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Back to the Future Honest Trailer

The celebration that was Back to the Future Day has come and gone, and after all the love and nostalgia that came out for the time traveling franchise yesterday, it’s only fair to follow it up with some lighthearted jabs by way of an Honest Trailer for the entire trilogy.

The first Back to the Future is a perfect movie, so Honest Trailers doesn’t really have much to nitpick on the filmmaking side of things. Instead, they turn their focus on how the sequels are just a repeat of the same formula and point out some of the uncomfortable racism that exists in the past, not to mention the incestuous plot point between Marty McFly and his mom. Read More »

back to the future

Everyone is talking about Back to the Future today, and it’s no surprise. Yes, today is October 21st, 2015, the exact date in the future that Doc Brown took Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II. I have a collection of announcements, news, videos, and art that are just too good to go to waste, so I present to you the second-ever edition of Back to the Future Bits. Here is what you can find in today’s edition of the Hill Valley Telegraph:

  • Christopher Lloyd reprises his role as Doc Brown to send us a message on BTTF day.
  • Bob Gale shows off and tells the story behind iconic props from the franchise.
  • Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd reunite to help launch a new Toyota car featuring Part II tech.
  • FringeFocus’s awesome “From the Desk of Doc Brown” print.
  • Pepsi Perfect sells out and angers many fans.
  • Back to the Future beer announced.
  • Toyota releases a new edition of Marty McFly’s dream truck.
  • Lyft launches DeLorean rides on BTTF Day.
  • See a beautiful new Back to the Future painting by artist Paul Shipper.
  • Bob Gale and Michael Klastorin reveal the story behind the making of Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History.
  • The first issue of the Back to the Future comic book has already gone into a second printing with a special new BTTF Day cover.
  • A Back to the Future filming location music video.
  • Stars Lea Thompson and Christopher Lloyd play “Save or Kill”.
  • How Back to the Future 2 Should Have Started.
  • Watch a teaser trailer for the upcoming BTTF porn parody Fap to the Future. Or don’t.
  • Bottleneck Gallery releases hoverboard pins.

All that and more. Hit the jump to hit 88 miles per hour to see some “serious shit.”

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Back to the Future socks

Hopefully many of you will be taking a trip back in time and to the future with celebratory screenings of Back to the Future. Whether it’s just Back to the Future Part II or the whole damn trilogy, Back to the Future Day is the perfect time to relive Robert Zemeckis’ classic sci-fi adventure. And now that we’re officially in the future, why not dress in style?

No, we’re not saying you need to wear your pockets inside out, double up on neckties, or get bionic implants (though the latter could be awesome). Instead, why not have your feet do some time traveling with Rock ‘Em Apparel‘s new Back to the Future socks collection? The way I see it, if you’re gonna wear socks, you might as well have some fun with them. Read More »

Back to the Future artwork

It’s officially Back to the Future Day, which means it’s time to get your hands on cool gear like Pepsi Perfect and Mondo‘s collectible vinyl release of the soundtracks to each film in the trilogy. And now there are even more ways to celebrate your love for Back to the Future today.

Mondo has unveiled another Back to the Future Day treat with two new pieces of artwork that will be on sale today. And Hero Complex Gallery has new Back to the Future pieces by Craig Drake paying tribute to the iconic DeLorean time machine, along with a new poster from Ape Meets Girl. Check out the Back to the Future artwork after the jump! Read More »

Back to the Future Part II

Much of the nostalgia fueling Back to the Future Day comes from people (like yours truly) who are actually old enough to remember when 1989 was the present, and 2015 was an impossibly distant future. But a whole generation of moviegoers has come up since that film was released.

So how do teens today — who, keep in mind, weren’t even born when Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale were predicting hoverboards and self-tying laces for 2015 — feel about the movie? Watch teens react to Back to the Future Part II after the jump.  Read More »

Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History

The holy grail for most movie geeks is J. W. Rinzler’s The Making of Star Wars and Indiana Jones books, which offer in-depth looks at the making of some of the greatest films of all time. But it’s rare for films to get this kind of treatment, which is why it’s so great to see that Michael Klastorin‘s Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History does just that.

If you are a Back to the Future fan, this book will blow you away. I’m a hardcore obsessive who thought I knew and saw everything having to do with the film, but almost every other page of this book had a quote or an image that I had never seen before. To help promote the book’s release this week, I thought I’d take a look at the 11 coolest things I found in this book. Hit the jump to go 88mph and see some never-before-seen photos from behind the scenes of Back to the Future. And by the way, you can order the book now on Amazon.
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Mercedes Back to the Future

Obviously we’re huge fans of Back to the Future here at /Film, and we can’t wait for all the fun that awaits us on Back to the Future Day next week. However, the bandwagon is getting a little full with all the promotions being tied into the time traveling film franchise at this point.

While we’re fine with all the merchandise being sold to commemorate the films, such as the Pepsi Perfect bottles and Mondo vinyl soundtrack releases, some of the tie-ins from unrelated companies is a little overboard. Just recently a Toyota ad with Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox surfaced, which is fine since Toyota is actual a prominent brand in the movie, but now there’s a Mercedes Back to the Future set of advertisements as well. Read More »

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Back to the Future in Real 2015

If you don’t know that Back to the Future Day is coming up next week, then you are either deaf and blind or you don’t read /Film more than twice a month. The celebration of the most iconic time travel film franchise is nearly upon us, and there are plenty of big events happening and cool little promotions like Pepsi Perfect on October 21st, 2015.

This is all because that date is when Doc (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty (Michael J. Fox) travel to 2015 in Back to the Future Part II. However, as we know, the 2015 of the movie isn’t the same as the year we’re living in now (there’s even a short that will explain why that’s the case). But what if Doc and Marty ended up going Back to the Future in real 2015 instead? Read More »