When NECA put up their first wave of Back to the Future action figures for pre-order, it included the 1985 version of Marty McFly, a 2015 version when he’s in disguise as his son Marty McFly Jr., and the 1955 version of George McFly’s bully Biff Tannen. The figures looked incredible, but fans were a little disappointed that Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Emmett Brown wasn’t among them. Thankfully, they won’t have to wait too long after that first wave ships to get their hands on the man who made time travel possible, because NECA’s Doc Brown action figure is coming this fall and available for pre-order now. Read More »
A new fantasy film is in the works which aims to be a “heartwarming homage to the lo-fi fantasy films of the ’80s,” and it’s set to unite three actors who are widely known for starring in iconic 1980s movies. Tami Stronach, who played the Childlike Empress in 1984’s The NeverEnding Story, will co-star in this new movie opposite Sean Astin (1985’s The Goonies) and Christopher Lloyd (the Back to the Future trilogy).
In addition to that unlikely trio of actors, this film will also round out the ’80s homage by calling upon the Jim Henson Creature Shop to design practical puppets for a few of the movie’s characters. Get the details below. Read More »
Hoping to help us keep our sanity while the coronavirus pandemic continues, Josh Gad has put together a nostalgic web series called Reunited Apart that remotely reunites the cast and filmmakers from some of the most beloved films in cinema history. The series kicked off with The Goonies reunion, but the second episode gets really heavy. The cast and filmmakers of the Back to the Future trilogy reunited to look back at the making of the movie, do some readings of memorable scenes, and even participate in some good old fashioned movie trivia. Read More »
The Back to the Future musical is opening on February 20 at the Manchester Opera House. So unless you live in the U.K., there’s no telling when you might get a chance to see the stage production of the classic time travel movie for yourself. But in the meantime, you can enjoy the latest promo for the Back to the Future musical, where film franchise star Christopher Lloyd meets the stage version of Marty McFly (Olly Dobson), and the new Dr. Emmett L. Brown, played by Roger Bart (Desperate Housewives, Revenge). Watch the Back to the Future musical promo below. Read More »
Let’s face it: the odds of another Back to the Future movie happening are slim, at least during the lifetimes of filmmakers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. But just in case they have a change of heart and decide that a Back to the Future 4 is a good idea after all, there’s at least one member of the original cast who will gladly show up for more. Christopher Lloyd, who embodied the time traveling scientist Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown in the original trilogy, appeared at Niagara Falls Comic Con last month and spoke about his idea for a fourth film in the franchise. Read More »
I saw I Am Not a Serial Killer at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year and it was one of the most pleasant surprises of the fest. A throwback horror movie that never feels the need to wink or nudge, Billy O’Brien‘s film is slick, sick, and deeply interested in the humanity that lurks behind a monster (and vice versa). It also features the great Christopher Lloyd in his best role in years, playing the elderly neighbor and friend to a teenage sociopath who finds himself pursuing a serial killer in his rural town.
I was able to speak with Mr. Lloyd for a brief phone interview to discuss his work in I Am Not a Serial Killer, but we also managed to chat about the set of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, playing a Klingon, and how his first copy of the Back to the Future screenplay ended up in the trashcan.
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Posted on Thursday, August 4th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
We premiered the new poster for I Am Not a Serial Killer a few days ago, so you have already read about how much I enjoyed this atmospheric and surprising little horror movie when I saw it at SXSW earlier this year. Now that the trailer is officially making the rounds, you can get a taste of what the actual film feels like. Although not too much of a taste – I’ve rarely seen a trailer so effectively dodge what the film it’s selling is actually about and I mean that as high praise.
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I Am Not a Serial Killer premiered at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year, where I saw it on a whim and found myself having a great time with it. Although it sounds like it could be a fairly typical thriller cut out of the same cloth as Showtime’s Dexter, Billy O’Brien‘s film (which is based on the novel by Dan Wells) quickly distinguishes itself as something unique, gruesome, and weird, feeling like a long-lost ’70s genre gem that somehow escaped into 2016. Anyone looking for a low-key, character-driven horror movie will find much to love with this one.
We are pleased to premiere the new poster for I Am Not a Serial Killer, which leans heavily on Christopher Lloyd‘s instantly recognizable face. And rightfully so, because he’s exceptional in the film.
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Yes, we’re aware that we’ve been going pretty crazy with all the Back to the Future coverage here at /Film, but that’s because we’re all such genuine fans of the entire film franchise from director Robert Zemeckis and writer Bob Gale. That made Back to the Future Day last week a lot of fun to experience, but there was so much going on that it was difficult to keep up with all the festivities, promotions and celebrations.
That’s why we rounded up another slew of stories to check out on Back to the Future Day this past Wednesday, and that’s why we’re delivering this final Back to the Future Bits round-up full of facts, news, goods and celebrations you might have missed in all the commotion that happened on October 21st, 2015.
The final installment of Back to the Future Bits includes these stories:
- Huge sales for USA Today‘s Back to the Future Part II issue
- Back to the Future was the highest grossing film in theaters on October 21st
- An awesome Halloween costume with a hovering Marty McFly
- Brick Forge has custom LEGO Back to the Future accessories that need to be Kickstarted
- Some folks at Stanford created a self-driving, electric DeLorean
- Tom Wilson talks about real bullies inspiring Biff Tannen
- Check out some Back to the Future cafes open in Japan
- A lost 1989 commercial for Mattel’s hoverboard
- CommitStrip explains why Doc and Marty didn’t arrive in 2015
- Experience Back to the Future Day on the Universal Pictures lot
- How the DeLorean was saved by the legacy of Back to the Future
- 11 secrets about the making of Back to the Future
- How many people celebrated Back to the Future Day on Facebook?
- Bob Gale reminisces about the making of Back to the Future
- A remake of Back to the Future still isn’t in the cards
- How Reagan-era economics impacted characters of Back to the Future
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Posted on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 by Angie Han
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 »