Every single movie you loved as a kid or teen must now become a stage musical – it’s the law. Back to the Future is the latest title to get the musical treatment, headed to London in 2020. While you might have to wait a full year to see the musical, you won’t need a time machine to hear the music. “Put Your Mind to It”, the first of the officially released Back to the Future musical songs, can be heard below.
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Bottleneck Gallery, one of the world’s best pop culture poster purveyors, is teaming with Vice Press for a new Amblin art show called Amblinesque, which pays tribute to the movies of director Steven Spielberg and his Amblin production company. Talented artists Matt Ferguson and Foley have created some spectacular new takes on films like Back to the Future, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Gremlins, and E.T. Check out a few of the new posters below. Read More »
Last week, we learned that a Back to the Future musical would finally be opening in 2020 after first being announced all the way back in 2012. Now the first teaser trailer for the musical as arrived with Olly Dobson as Marty McFly, and it captures the vibe and style of the original teaser trailer from nearly 35 years ago. Read More »
We’ve been hearing rumblings about a Back to the Future musical for about seven years, but after a long wait, the show has finally ramped up to 88 mph and is ready to make its debut. Robert Zemeckis, the film’s co-writer/director, and Bob Gale, its co-writer/producer, are still involved in this musical, as is the movie’s composer, Alan Silvestri. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming stage show. Read More »
It’s fair to say that Bob Gale may be one of the people on Earth who has most shaped the way human beings think about time travel.
Sure, you could put people like Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking up there, but Gale is the co-writer/producer of the Back to the Future trilogy, and it’s a safe bet that more people have seen those movies than have cracked open a book by either of those two scientists. As you undoubtedly know by now, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame deals extensively with time travel and even makes a specific reference to Back to the Future along the way. So how did Gale react to that when he first saw it? Read on for his comments.
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(Artist Scott C is known all over the world for his charming and distinctive pop culture art, but he has outdone himself with the Back to the Future-inspired “Clock Tower Valley.” We invited the artist himself to share his process, including photos and videos, guiding us through the creation of this ambitious print. There are numerous references, characters, and locations scattered throughout this piece, each of them requiring care and attention to detail…and Scott offers us a step-by-step look at how it came together. For more of Scott C’s work and to pick up a print of “Clock Tower Valley” for yourself, you can visit his shop here.)
There are some films that should be held up to the sky and rejoiced. Back to the Future is one of those films. It is a world that I want to live within and explore, so I wanted to create a piece that celebrated every square inch of this film. I wanted it to feel like a Disneyland map or a medieval tapestry with flattened perspective, where one could get the lay of the entire land and decide where and who to visit.
I named it “Clock Tower Valley” and I would like to take you on the journey through it’s conception and creation. It is a valley of clock towers, prom dresses, undersea dances, cutting edge inventions, hazmat suits, wooden crate scooters, and VW vans. There is a famous orange vest in this painting and a car that travels through time. Let us embark.
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Raised By Rainbows is a new art show by Luke Flowers at Gallery 1988 that takes some of your favorite movies and cartoons and gives them a makeover that would make your inner child smile with glee.
With a series of prints that feel lifted from children’s books, you can watch characters from Star Wars, The Karate Kid, and Jim Henson play arcade games. Maybe you’d like an illustrated timeline of the first Back to the Future movie. Or perhaps you’d like to learn the alphabet from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Check out prints like that and much more from the Luke Flowers Raised by Rainbows art show below. Read More »
My favorite movie of all time is Back to the Future and one of my favorite artists of all time is Scott C –I probably have more of his prints on my walls than anyone else. So when I received an email from Scott asking for my advice on a Back to the Future-inspired painting he was doing, I freaked out. Heavy? Weight has nothing to do with it. We’ll have more on Scott’s process on creating this painting next week, but for now, I’ll just say I’m honored to have been asked to help out on this. Seeing the finished piece, I just can’t wait to hang it on my wall. It’s amazing.
And the good news is that this isn’t one of those super-limited edition prints that are impossible to get – it is a limited edition, but a timed limited edition. Below, learn how you can get one of these prints to hang on your wall, before the opportunity is…erased, from existence. Also, we are holding a contest for someone to win a Clock Tower pin pack!
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Ever since Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” came along, music videos have often tried to weave a narrative into some kind of short film set to the music in question. But sometimes, music videos just take cues from movies and TV shows to create something that merely captures a certain vibe and aesthetic for the hell of it. And that’s exactly what New Found Glory and Weezer have done in a pair of new music videos that are modeled after Back to the Future and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, the lightsaber fight between Yoda and Count Dooku from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones gets a cool animated remake. Plus, Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman have called a truce in their fake social media feud, and learn about the history of the DeLorean before and after it was turned into a legendary vehicle in Back to the Future. Read More »