Screen Junkies » Back to the Future http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 02 Dec 2014 04:50:24 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Nike Again Teases Us With The ‘Back To The Future’ Power Lace Sneakers http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/nike-again-teases-us-with-the-back-to-the-future-power-lace-sneakers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/nike-again-teases-us-with-the-back-to-the-future-power-lace-sneakers/#comments Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:27:52 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=259435 Yeah. And my hoverboard just arrived in the mail.

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It seems to be an annual tradition that some piece of memorabilia from Back to the Future II gets dangled in front of us, perhaps solely to test the public’s gullibility. (Spoiler alert: It’s really high.)

Yet again, Nike is offering up their high tops complete with power laces, the perfect device for people who love shoes, but lack the dexterity, strength, time, or inclination to tie them?

Why wouldn’t they just use velcro? F*ck you, that’s why. Velcro is a sad, sad substitute for the mighty power lace.

Anyway, Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, whose name suggests his family might be in some sort of Appalachian feud, answered his own question in delightfully whimsical fashion. ““Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that I say yes!” said the one they call Tinker.

To that I say, “Nike, you get off on being withholding, and I have been hurt too many times. Now give me my Black and Decker food rehydrator. I’m starving.”

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Doc! Marty! ‘Back To The Future’ Supercut! http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/back-to-the-future-supercut-just-the-doc-marty-parts/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/back-to-the-future-supercut-just-the-doc-marty-parts/#comments Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:56:48 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=259289 They don't talk like real people.

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Did you ever notice how often Doc and Marty refer to one another by name? Well, they do. It’s like 45% of their lines.

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Let’s Cut Out Early Tomorrow And Spend Labor Day Playing With ‘Back To The Future’ Legos http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lets-cut-out-early-tomorrow-and-spend-labor-day-playing-with-back-to-the-future-legos/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lets-cut-out-early-tomorrow-and-spend-labor-day-playing-with-back-to-the-future-legos/#comments Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:59:49 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=256713 It’s $34.99, neither I nor Screen Junkies will receive any compensation for featuring or promoting this majesty, but…BUY THIS LEGO KIT BEFORE I BUY THEM ALL MYSELF. Points to the...

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It’s $34.99, neither I nor Screen Junkies will receive any compensation for featuring or promoting this majesty, but…BUY THIS LEGO KIT BEFORE I BUY THEM ALL MYSELF.

Points to the designers for the little McFly vest, points deducted for lack of Biff or an Enchantment Under the Sea Dance. However, if you softly hum “Earth Angel” while assembling this car, you should get the drift.

Now please leave me to my Legos.

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‘Back In Time’ Examines The Impact Of The ‘Back To The Future’ Films http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/back-in-time-examines-the-impact-of-the-back-to-the-future-films/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/back-in-time-examines-the-impact-of-the-back-to-the-future-films/#comments Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:03:10 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=256458 We've gotta go back.

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God bless Kickstarter. In addition to giving us yet another reason to make fun of Zach Braff, it’s enables these odd little labors of love that we don’t even know we wanted. Here, we’ve got Jason Aron’s examination of Back to the Future and its improbable staying power in the popular consciousness.

I’m not sure if he gets to the answer, but if he does, I hope it’s more complex than “because it’s awesome.”

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7 Time Travel Movies That Will Blow Your Mind http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-time-travel-movies-that-will-blow-your-mind/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-time-travel-movies-that-will-blow-your-mind/#comments Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:01:21 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=251028 A moment of your time, please.

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Hollywood has a fondness for time travel, if only because it’s the ultimate fiction. No one (that I know, anyway) dabbles in time travel. It’s fantastic in the literal sense of the word, and one of the best things about movies is that we get to enjoy stories that have very little to do with our regular lives. That said, you should delight in this list of time travelling films if you’re sick of your day to day life. If you are currently time travelling, you probably have bigger fish to fry than this list, but you might want to take some time to check out Looper, a time travellin’ action film that hits theaters on September 28th.

With that, here are seven time travel films that will blow your mind.

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Perhaps the most notable conduit to the principles of time travel that exists in popular culture, this film harnesses the powers of time travel to revisit seminal periods in history for the purpose of… getting a good grade on a history presentation. More impressive than the time travel itself (it was a magic phone booth that appeared at Circle K) was the duo’s ability to capture Genghis Khan. That guy had to have been pretty well protected, no? And the same for Abraham Lincoln. No wonder that guy ended up getting shot.

Back to the Future

All Marty McFly wanted to do was escape from the Lybians who gunned down his friend Doc Brown. However, once he hit 88 MPH in the mall parking lot, he found himself travelling back to his dad’s high school days. Hijinks ensue. Hijinks ensue BIG TIME.

This film taught us that what we do when we travel to the past has serious ramifications in the present, like sleeping with our moms, which shouldn’t be done in the past, present, or future, regardless of how much they flirt with you when they are in high school.

Groundhog Day

While this doesn’t follow the formula in the usual sense, the film is about a guy who lives the same day over and over. That’s time travel to me.

It also sounds like an incredibly maddening existence. I can’t say I would be able to hack it like he did, but he really didn’t have a choice. He tried to find a million ways to off himself in the process, but to no avail. He kept waking up in the same bed & breakfast, listening to the same obnoxious radio DJs.

I guess he just needed the love of Andie MacDowell to snap him out of it, which is pretty weird, because I would think that Andie MacDowell would put me in an inescapable funk, not take me out of one.

Source Code

Source Code is a lot like Groundhog Day, only if Groundhog Day was the day you died and thousands of other people died with you. So it’s really very little like Groundhog Day, but Jake Gyllenhaal DOES live the same period of time over and over. And he does manage to fall in love.

Also at the end of the film, rather than find love and live happily like Bill Murray does, Jake finds love, and we find out that he’s burned to a crisp with no arms or legs. So… there’s that.

The Terminator

In this film, the time travel is largely incidental. After all, it’s about a killing machine going around and killing people. But the greater purpose has to do with a future war. As such, Arnold Schwarzenegger is sent back in time to kill the mom of human military leader John Connor, ensuring that he won’t be born and the robots win in a walk.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is sent back through time nude, which leads us to believe, in the canon of time travel depiction, that clothes can’t travel through time nearly as well as people. So you might just want to keep your clothes in the era they are already in.

Hot Tub Time Machine

It’s right there in the title. Not unlike Snakes on a Plane, it’s pretty clear that the producers just went with a ridiculous title and worked backwards from there. But with Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and John Cusack in the cast, it stands up better than it has a right to. Also, ridiculous 80′s throwback movies are like pizza: even when they’re bad, they’re still pretty good.

Looper

Unlike The Terminator, which sends the assassin back in time to kill its target, Looper sends the target thirty years back to an awaiting gunman. However, when the assassin finds out that he’s being paid to kill a future version of himself and “close the loop,” well, let’s just say things don’t really go so smoothly.

On a related note, I think that the worst thing you could ever ask me to do is kill my future self. I love my future self, and would do anything to protect him. Even if he was Bruce Willis, which would make me a little upset, but only because I don’t want to go bald.

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Biff From ‘Back To The Future’ Answers All Your Questions With A Convenient Card http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/biff-from-back-to-the-future-answers-all-your-questions-with-a-convenient-card/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/biff-from-back-to-the-future-answers-all-your-questions-with-a-convenient-card/#comments Sat, 12 May 2012 01:09:47 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=248630 If he says he doesn't know where to buy real Hoverboards, keep pestering him. He'll give in and tell you.

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At various points in your life, regular get bombarded with the same questions over and over and over. After high school it’s, “Where are you going to college? What’s your major? Are you excited?” After college it’s “Where are you going to work? Are you excited?”

Apparently people are very interested in knowing our excitement levels, among other things. Now imagine you’re one of the most iconic characters in a culturally important film. 25 years later, you’ll still be dogged by the same questions over and over and over. Tom Wilson, who played Biff in Back to the Future, seems like a very nice, patient guy, but even he’s looking for a way to dodge the questions.

And he found one with this postcard that he hands to fans to answer their questions. It seems to be a pretty innovative and nice solution. He answers the questions without having to dwell on them, the fans get a souvenir, and he gets a little publicity from the whole thing, while the fans also get a great story to tell.

I should print mine on a piece of fortune cookie paper.

“There is nothing interesting about me. Have a nice day.”

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Mattel Will Be Manufacturing The “Hoverboard” In Time For Christmas http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mattel-will-be-manufacturing-the-hoverboard-in-time-for-christmas/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mattel-will-be-manufacturing-the-hoverboard-in-time-for-christmas/#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2012 19:04:11 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=245193 I'll hold out for the powered Pit Bull model.

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You’ll notice by the lack of “OMG’s” and thousands of exclamation points that this news doesn’t do for me what it should. That’s because we all know deep down that the hoverboard won’t work the way we want it to.

The Hoverboard has sat atop every movie buff’s fictional toy wish list since its appearance in Back to the Future II in a chase scene between Marty McFly and Griff. In the film, it worked by hovering over land, but you couldn’t propel over water just by kicking; you needed a power source.

The item will be released and manufactured, and while this article doesn’t have a price associated with the toy, another site I visited said the price was $120, which seems too much for a skateboard, but not enough for a game-changer like an actual Hoverboard.

Props to Mattel for keeping the quirky, futuristic graphics on the deck. It’s also said to make “whooshing sounds,” which is great, but I think we’d all just prefer one that can fly, thank you.

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This Could Be Yours! http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/this-could-be-yours/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/this-could-be-yours/#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2012 17:07:05 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=245330

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‘Back To The Future’ To Become A Super-Timely Musical? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/back-to-the-future-to-become-a-super-timely-musical/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/back-to-the-future-to-become-a-super-timely-musical/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2012 23:55:57 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=244414 Anyone want to wager on whether or not there's a number entitled "Great Scott?"

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Robert Zemeckis has decided to pry himself away from one detested and failed method of storytelling (mo-cap) to pursue a slightly less-hated method of storytelling (the musical), having gotten into early talks to start work on Back to the Future the musical, according to Deadline.

Few other details are either known or given, though Zemeckis is working closely with Alan Silvestri who did the original score for Back to the Future, so we won’t likely be seeing a Trent Reznor re-imagining or anything.

I’m ambivalent, mostly because I don’t care for musicals, so I likely won’t be seeing this unless they give away Hoverboards and Nike McFlys to everyone in attendance. But anything that causes Zemeckis to step away from those mo-cap ping-pong balls should be seen as a blessing.

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Save The Clock Tower! And These Other Movie Landmarks http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/save-the-clock-tower-and-these-other-movie-landmarks/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/save-the-clock-tower-and-these-other-movie-landmarks/#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2011 17:00:29 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=238186 Nobody steps on a church in my town.

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For movie fans, their favorite films aren’t just entertainment, they are a sense of comfort. They love the characters and the worlds created around them. In fact, sometimes the locations where the movies were shot are so compelling that they jump off the screen and become characters as well. Many times they are lost to history as industry grows and the locations are torn down. But if cabin where Martha Washington cut a triple queef is allowed to remain, there are certain film landmarks that deserve preservation as well. In fact, at this very moment, people are fighting to save an preserve the cemetery chapel from Night of the Living Dead.

We’ve already lost many a great one. Please study the locations below so that we don’t lose another.

East 95th Street Bridge – The Blues Brothers

If you’ve ever sat in wait while a drawbridge raises, you’ve likely felt compelled to floor it and jump the sucker. If not, you’re lying to yourself. The Blues Brothers actually got to give in to this compulsion and take air over the East 95th Street Bridge in Chicago. Next time I’m in Chicago, I’m trying this. I’ll also try a Superdawg.

Chotchkie’s – Office Space

The nightmare of hellish food service chains was perfectly served up by Office Space’s Chotchkie’s. And though it was depicted as a place of misery, it’s also home to some of the movie’s more memorable scenes. Like Lassie, Chotchkie’s is actually a fictional bitch. The real restaurant that subbed for it is the now closed Austin’s Alligator Grill. I guess the loss of Initech really hurt profits.

The Clocktower – Back To The Future

Though the Hill Valley Clock Tower featured in Back to the Future was actually a set built specifically for the movie, fans were welcome to visit it along with other locations from the film at Universal Studios. We’ve almost lost the cherished Clock Tower a few times. Once when lightning hit it in the 1950′s, then again when it was damaged by fire at the theme park in both the 1990′s and 2008. Someone needs to put this thing on 24 hour watch.

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9 Movie Scientists Who Deserve The Nobel Prize http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-movie-scientists-that-deserve-the-nobel-prize/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-movie-scientists-that-deserve-the-nobel-prize/#comments Mon, 03 Oct 2011 20:43:59 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=230964 I think we can all agree the Nobel ceremony would have been a lot more fun with a disappointed Marlon Brando in the audience.

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It’s that time of year again…NOBEL PRIZES!!! After you stop urinating in your pants and hyperventilating, collect yourself and wonder what would happen if the Nobel committee wasn’t simply limited to boring real-world scientists, but could also comb through the far more interesting and advanced world of movie science.

They’d end up giving the following nine movie scientists awards, which I would suggest be renamed “The Goldblums.”

Chris Knight – Real Genius

He filled an entire house with popcorn and made it explode using the laser from an airplane. Since he usurped the laser from Professor Hathaway, Chris prevented the laser from being used as a militar weapon, which merits the Nobel Peace Prize. The fact that he blew up a house with popcorn is just the icing on the cake.

If Chris Knight falls out of contention, could the committee at least recognize Lazlo’s work out of a closet?

Doc Brown – Back to the Future Franchise

Sure, others in film have crafted time machines, but has any been as elegantly simple as Doc Brown’s DeLorean? It’s so simple that I can explain it to you right here:

  1. Enter in the destination time/date
  2. Harness 1.21 gigawatts (jigga who?) of power, presumably from a lightening bolt
  3. Have the energy power the flex capacitor
  4. Drive 88 MPH
  5. Have a nice day

Sure, he was the outcast of Hill Valley, but the man was able to recreate the experiment in 1985, 1955, and in the old west. Versatility has to count for something, right? Also, judging by his appearance in 1955 and then in 1985, he appears to have innovated some anti-aging ray that the committee would be eager to learn more about.

John Hammond – Jurassic Park

While not a scientist himself, John Hammond is no doubt a man of science, having proven to be the driving force behind InGen, the genetics firm responsible for the miracle that is Jurassic Park. The technology used in this film was fairly prescient, but the award should be tossed Hammond’s way if for no other reason than his dinosaur’s ate Newman.

I have it on good authority that the Nobel Committee is comprised of a number of Seinfeld fans, almost all of whom hate Newman.

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The 9 Whiniest Characters In Film History http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-9-whiniest-characters-in-film-history/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-9-whiniest-characters-in-film-history/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2011 17:59:00 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=229320 It's a good thing they're around to point out what's wrong with everything.

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Often we go to the movies to see characters that are larger-than-life: heroes saving schoolchildren, tremendous dancers, and forbidden loves. But without the sour you can’t appreciate the sweet, so for every larger-than-life character, we get a whiny characters who is much, much smaller-than-life. They piss and moan and can’t seem to get their house in order for more than five minutes. They just keep plugging along, cursing their station and acting like nothing is their fault, bringing down not only the other characters, but the audience as well.

Here are 9 examples.

9. Andrew Largeman – Garden State

What’s amazing about this character is that he’s able to whine using ONLY HIS SULLEN EYES! He doesn’t say much throughout the course of the movie, but every time he opens his mouth, it’s like a magnified combination of Eyore and Snuffleupagus.

Whiniest Line: That actually made me sadder than anything: the fact that I felt so numb.

8. Fredo Corleone – Godfather II

This prodigal son actually had a reason to be whiny. He really, really sucked. Sonny was the muscle who died for the family, Michael was the patriarch, and Thomas Hagen was the brains. Fredo was the dipshit, the G.O.B. of the family, only without the looks or charm. And he let everyone know it, complaining every time he was cut out of a scheme. Of course, he took pains to rectify this, but that resulted in a very unpleasant boat ride for him.

Whiniest Line: It ain’t the way I wanted it! I can handle things! I’m smart! Not like everybody says… like dumb… I’m smart and I want respect!

7. C-3PO – Star Wars

Ugh. Whoever the genius was who programmed a robot to be a cynical pussy should have been fired a long time ago. If I wanted to feel bad about all my decisions, I’d listen to my conscience. If C-3PO was leading the rebellion, they’d all be on their couches under a chenille throw, watching Dancing with the Stars and complaining about teenagers.

Whiniest Line: I would much rather have gone with Master Luke than stay here with you. I don’t know what all this trouble is about, but I’m sure it must be your fault.

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In Honor Of ‘Drive’: 9 Smooth Movie Getaways http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/in-honor-of-drive-9-smooth-movie-getaways/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/in-honor-of-drive-9-smooth-movie-getaways/#comments Thu, 15 Sep 2011 19:30:20 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=228475 Sometimes flight is much cooler than fight.

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The early buzz for Drive is that it’s an awesome, must-see action-packed film. That sounds pretty good to me. There’s nothing more thrilling to watch than a smooth getaway while sh*t is otherwise hitting the fan. It might entail hanging inches above a pressure-sensitive floor or pretending to be cripple. Either way, anything goes when it comes to getting away scot-free.

Here’s a rundown of some of Hollywood’s smoothest escapes.

The Italian Job

Anyone can just hop in a Mustang and speed over a rising drawbridge to make their escape. But if you want to get away with style, you need a fleet of stupid looking Mini Coopers, the ability to control traffic lights, and exploding streets. Playing chicken with a helicopter adds style points as well.

Quick Change

Now this is a cool plan. Bill Murray dresses up like a clown. Robs a bank and takes hostages. Then he alludes police by simply removing his clown makeup. And despite a lot of setbacks, it works, too. It’s brilliant.

Inside Man

This one lacks the coolness factor of dressing up like a clown, but does have a smooth getaway along the same lines with the disguised bank robbers blending in with the hostages. However, one man builds a little apartment and walls himself in with the loot before casually walking out during business hours a few days later.

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Iconic 80′s Movie Fashions We Want Brought Back http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/iconic-80s-movie-fashions-we-want-brought-back/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/iconic-80s-movie-fashions-we-want-brought-back/#comments Thu, 08 Sep 2011 19:30:34 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=227574 In honor of the return of Marty McFly's sneakers.

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Simpler times, those 80’s. Actually, wait. No. More complex times. The high school hierarchy was tantamount to an Indian caste system, everyone was meaner because they were on cocaine, and it seems like bullies were a bigger threat than al-Qaeda is today.

So, more complex times, I guess. But it’s hard not to long for the era represented in movies of our childhood. We can’t relive those days, but we can still dress like the 80’s. Recently, Nike made the announcement that they’re releasing Marty McFly’s Nikes from Back to the Future 2. They might not have power laces, but it’s insane to think that these won’t be the hottest shoes since #23 laced up.

Are we nostalgic yet? Technically, those “80’s” shoes were from the future, but since we’re talking McFly, let’s look back at some 80’s fashions we’d like to bring back while we’re bringing back 80’s shoes that were actually supposed to be from this era. I’ve got a headache.

And in case you missed it, here’s the Nike ad for Marty’s shoes…


9. Hockey Jersey

Hockey jerseys: when sweatpants aren’t apathetic enough. Nowadays, the only champion of the hockey jersey is (shudder) Kevin Smith. It used to be that wearing one meant you didn’t give a damn in a cool way. Now it seems to mean you just don’t give a damn.

Icons: Cameron (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)

8. Canadian Tuxedo

Here’s an instance of Back to the Future displaying a fashion that actually is from the 80’s. Denim. Denim wherever you can cram it into your outfit. The more the better. You won’t look ridiculous. You’ll look like a sleek urban cowboy, only instead of rustling steer, you’ll rustle up women and jealous stares.

Icons: Marty McFly (Back to the Future) Audrey Griswold (European Vacation)

7. Shoulder Pads For Girls

Linebackers ARE sexy. So it’s no wonder that women took the initiative to give themselves wide, angular shoulders that made them look like walking V’s. Of course, congestion in narrow hallways reached an all-time high, so the style was dropped as quickly as it was embraced. However, with today’s hallways bigger than ever, let the women broaden their shoulders.

Icons: Every Heather (Heathers), Working Girls (Working Girl)

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Cut Loose: The 9 Greatest High School Dances In Film http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/cut-loose-the-9-greatest-high-school-dances-in-film/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/cut-loose-the-9-greatest-high-school-dances-in-film/#comments Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:05:17 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=226591 For those of us who got too drunk to attend prom, this is the closest we'll ever get.

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As children all over the nation finish their summer vacations, we’re reminded of the simpler times of high school. But as these entries demonstrate, those “simpler times” weren’t always so simple High school dances are romanticized in many teen films, but in reality, they’re often boring, horribly awkward affairs. So kudos to the films that point that out, and kudos to the films that skirt the issue and glamorize the events, sparing us the cringe-inducing memories. So, kudos all around, I guess.

And the omission of Napoleon Dynamite from this list was not an oversight.

9. American Pie

Their “Arabian Nights”-themed dance was amazing if only because it captured how truly awful and cheesy high school dances can be. Further, the Sherminator is outed as a grapefruit banger and urinates down the leg of his pants. While it doesn’t really pertain to the dance, the afterparty at Stifler’s lakehouse looked really fun.

Bonus points for the uber-creepy MC/lead singer of the band. High school smartasses would have crucified that guy. Those virgins were way too nice.

8. Pretty in Pink

Ducky makes everything better. I want Ducky at my funeral. Ducky’s dancing, his spiffy shoes, and Molly Ringwald’s inventive-but-still-kind-of-ugly dress made this a very fun and realistic look at prom. Even if she hadn’t gotten back together with Blaine at the end (uh, retroactive really predictable spoiler alert), this still would have made the cut.

One last time: DUCKY!

7. Back to the Future

A good dance, but a little overrated. Sure, the Enchantment under the Sea dance was where Marty McFly taught the 1950’s kids about rock and roll, but I can’t blame them one bit for being nonplussed about the whole affair. I mean, they’re enjoying one of the biggest hits of the day (“Earth Angel”) performed by some band that includes Chuck Berry’s cousin Marvin, when a white guy gets onstage and plays some weird noise that they’ve never heard before. If I was in the 1970’s, and some dude hijacked my prom stage and started playing Korn’s “Freak on a Leash,” insisting that everyone in the future loves it, I’d be furious. I’m not in the future. I’m in now. And now, I want to listen to Captain and Tenille’s “Love Will Keep Us Together” and Bread’s “Make It With You.” I don’t care what dumb future people are listening to. People really enjoy Katy Perry right now and even 100 years ago, that seems like a really bad idea.

All of this is outweighed by the delight of seeing a prom-goer hounded sexually by his mom. Forty-three thumbs up.

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In Honor Of The Fall Of Tripoli/Gaddafi: 5 Classic Films That Feature Libya http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/5-classic-films-that-feature-libya/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/5-classic-films-that-feature-libya/#comments Mon, 22 Aug 2011 16:38:42 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=31003 For those of you who weren't paying attention the first time around.

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With rebels tightening their grip on Tripoli, and Muammar Gaddafi deep in hiding, we thought we’d revisit this list of five classic films that feature Libya. Don’t ever say we don’t keep up with the trends. Don’t you ever say that.

Before the recent unrest in the Middle East, most of you had probably never even heard of Libya, much less its eccentric dictator, Muammar Gaddafi. Morons. You should have been watching more movies, especially films from the 1980s and early ‘90s. The desert nation made tons of cameos during this time period. I guess you were to busy playing Atari and feathering your mullets to notice. For those of you who missed it the first time around, here are five classic films that feature Libya.

Back to the Future I and III

In the time-travel classic Back to the Future (as well as part III), Doc Brown builds a time machine that runs on plutonium. Where does the good doctor obtain this tightly controlled fuel source? Libyans, of course. Specifically, he cuts a deal with a group of Libyan terrorists who stole the material. They thought he was going to build them a bomb, but Doc Brown had other plans. Unfortunately for him, the Libyans caught wind of his plans and tracked him down (“I don’t know how, but they found me“). Luckily, thanks to Marty McFly’s disregard for the danger of disrupting the space-time continuum, Doc is able to avoid their vengeful wrath.

Patriot Games

When CIA agent Jack Ryan goes up against a team of IRA terrorists, he goes to the ends of the earth to find them. In this case, the end of the earth happens to be the Libyan desert, where the Irish renegades have taken up residence at a terrorist training camp. After Ryan tracks them down, British Special Forces are sent in to liquidate the camp. Unfortunately, the intended targets had already left.

G.I. Jane

This Demi Moore vehicle tells the story of a female trying to break into the hyper-masculine world of the Navy Seals. The film’s climax involves a rescue operation in the Libyan desert and the recovery of some weapons grade plutonium. The film’s not big on realism, but if you like to watch Libyans getting shot or masculine bald chicks, you should check it out.

Top Gun

At the end of Top Gun, Maverick and the gang finally get a chance to put their training to good use. And by good use, I mean they get to go and drop bombs on an impoverished third-world country. But much like in real life, the bad guys in this movie had it coming. The mission was inspired by an actual mission carried out against Libya.

The Naked Gun

At the beginning of the comedy classic, The Naked Gun, detective Frank Drebin of Police Squad is deep undercover in the Mid-East exposing a plot to destroy the United States. The conspirators included almost all of America’s enemies at the time, including (you guessed it) Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Luckily, Detective Drebin took him out with a Three Stooges-Styled attack, and the fiendish plot was thwarted.

This article was originally posted on March 11th, 2011. It was updated on August 22, 2011.

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Lost Weekend: Underrated Time Travel Movies We Love http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/scifi/lost-weekend-underrated-time-travel-movies-we-love/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/scifi/lost-weekend-underrated-time-travel-movies-we-love/#comments Thu, 07 Jul 2011 21:49:57 +0000 Breakstudios http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=219105 Let the arguments about the time-space continuum begin as these underrated time travel movies from the past get their day in the present, with a brief stop in the middle ages.

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Let the arguments about the time-space continuum begin as these underrated time travel movies from the past get their day in the present.  Mind bending questions await, such as how would a chainsaw hand replacement affect the course of technology if it were really introduced in 1300 A.D? Is traveling back in time just one hour enough time to actually cause unalterable disasters? Would you truly not recognize someone who looks exactly like you minus the mustache just because you live in the past and are therefore stupider? Just remember after any discussion to give that knowing wink to your opponent and let them know that even if you can’t convince them to see things your way, you just might have the 1.21 jigawatts needed to erase them—or at least set them on the ill-fated path to clown college.

 

Army of Darkness

Bruce Campbell being attacked by a demon ghoul

Whether you’re for or against time travel, if you’re against Bruce Campbell it’s time to go check into citizenship possibilities on other planets. Ash gets thrown back in time, gets to double his arrogance, teaches us all about the importance on high school text books and still manages to win the girl and lose the kingdom. Not necessarily a scientific portrait of time travel as it was magic that brought him back, regardless it offers vital world lessons as it’s the perfect primer on how to deal with less advanced civilizations. Army of Darkness also features a stirring treatise on confronting your inner demons and how to brutally kill them. A manly self-help kind of time travel movie.

 

Timecrimes

Hector with his head wrapped in Timecrimes

A definite feat of cinema, Timecrimes portrays the convoluted mess that time travel can create and yet manages to unravel it neatly. Without venturing into spoiler land, the protagonist Hector has a rough path ahead of him as he dips his toes into the past. With solid acting and a story that displays how creepy and entangling time travel can be, Timecrimes delivers so much more than its underrated movie status would make you believe.

 

Primer

Abe and Aaron with their error-checking device in Primer

A hybrid of science and human frailty, Primer does not dumb its concepts down to make them palatable to the audience,  and it also doesn’t bother making the characters do-gooders who have everyone’s best interests at heart. This is a film that is simultaneously confusing and understandable as the action taken by the charactersare all understandable to the the dark (and not-so-dark) parts of our brain. Although the scientific concepts behind it do require some graph paper and blood pressure medication to make your way through it, we think you will enjoy Primer.

 

Back to the Future Part III

Doc Brown and Marty McFly in his poncho in Back To The Future III

By the very nature of it being not just a sequel, but a sequel to a sequel, Back to the Future III already set itself to be counted among the underrated before it was even released. But forget all that because part three takes the fun of the previous films and throws it into overdrive. Future repercussions aside, it still remembers to explore how basic ideas that were once futuristic—like the bulletproof vest—can give those in the know a huge advantage in the past. But most of all it doesn’t forget the childlike wonder that time travel holds for everyone, no matter what age you’ve reached.

 

The Time Machine

H.G. Welles at his time machine

The original film from 1960 points out the flaws of man with an ergonomic office chair and umbrella hybrid. Underrated time travel at its best as the one thing that decays a film’s place in the collective conscious is the passage of time and it’s been more than half a century now. Despite effects losing their luster, The Time Machine explores the ignorance of humanity and how it breeds potential evil from the witch trials to the Eloi people who are content to trade being a food source in order to live lives without worry. The perspective remains sharp even in the present and serves as a concise lesson on the perils of growing complacent in our acquisition of knowledge.

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Back to the Future Trilogy’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/blu-ray-review-back-to-the-future-trilogy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/blu-ray-review-back-to-the-future-trilogy/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 I can't believe it's been over 25 years since the first Back to the Future came out. To commemorate the anniversary, Universal is releasing the entire trilogy on Blu-ray, and I got to take the discs for an early run. I'm not going to write a synopsis of the films because, well, it's Back to the Future. I can't imagine you being on Screen Junkies and not having seen these movies a million times. So you know my stance going into the Blu-ray review, I will say that I dearly love Back to the Future, but find the sequels a bit lacking. Still really fun movies, but they aren't on the same level as the original. More after the jump...

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I can’t believe it’s been over 25 years since the first Back to the Future came out. To commemorate the anniversary, Universal is releasing the entire trilogy on Blu-ray, and I got to take the discs for an early run.

I’m not going to write a synopsis of the films because, well, it’s Back to the Future. I can’t imagine you being on Screen Junkies and not having seen these movies a million times. So you know my stance going into the Blu-ray review, I will say that I dearly love Back to the Future, but find the sequels a bit lacking. Still really fun movies, but they aren’t on the same level as the original.

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All three movies look and sound great considering their age. They definitely shine in Blu-ray glory. There were some SNAFUs with the original DVDs and some messed-up aspect ratios, and those have all bee taken care of.

Each movie has THREE making-of featurettes. One from around the time the movie came out, one from the DVD release, and one new one made for the Blu-rays (the new making-of is sometimes broken into sections for the different movies). The new specials are definitely worth a watch. On the Back to the Future featurette you can see some footage of Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly, which is interesting, but I would love to see an entire scene with him, just out of curiousity. It’s a shame they only have a montage. The older making-of featurette from the DVD release is largely redundant in light of the new one, and the oldest making-of is only of value for kitsch factor (I love old-school Spielberg and his rock-star sunglasses).

Each movie has two audio commentary tracks, though nothing unique to the this release. One is just a Q&A session (with Robert Zemeckis and his writing and producing partner Bob Gale) recorded at USC after screening each film and has nothing to do with what’s going on on-screen, which is a let-down. The other track is specific to the films but is sorely missing Robert Zemeckis (we get Bob Gale, who is definitely a BTTF expert, and producer Neil Canton). Both tracks are interesting, but between the making-of featurettes and all the other extras, you’ll be hearing the same stories over and over and over again.

"U Control" has "Setups and Payoffs," which points out setups and then, yes, you guessed it, payoffs. "Storyboard Comparison," which is self-explanatory. And third, "Trivia Track," which has facts and info about each movie.

There are deleted scenes (with optional Bob Gale commentary) and outtakes for all the movies, but none of them are particularly interesting.

In addition to all this, each movie has extras specific to that film. Here’s a rundown of some of that goodness:

Back to the Future has a semi-animated storyboard sequence of the original ending, which is pretty interesting and well-presented. The storyboard artists for these movies were awesome.

Back to the Future Part II has a bit on the science behind the movies. Dr Michio Kaku is fun to listen to as he is CLEARLY a super geek for Back to the Future. He’s pretty easy on the science but also has to admit that some of the stuff is pure Hollywood (no shit).

The disc for Part II also has NBC’s "Back to the Future Night" hosted by Leslie Nielsen. The was their special TV-airing of the first movie to promote the release of the second. Watch the first couple minutes to have a good laugh at Leslie Neilsen playing it straight and for a hint of nostalgia.

Back to the Future Part III has the awful "The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy" TV Special hosted by Kirk Cameron. It’s so cheesy and bad. Again, watch a few minutes to have a good laugh and then skip.

After trying to remember why you ever thought Kirk Cameron was cool, you can check out Back to the Future: The Ride (a Star Tours rip-off they installed at the Universal Studios parks), which they’ve included in its entirety, including the video they play while you wait in line, which has horrible production values and clearly wasn’t overseen by anyone that actually cared about the movies. The ride itself is kind of interesting but ultimately not that cool (unless you pay someone to sit behind you and tilt and rock your chair while you watch).

There are a smattering of other features, all pretty short, most not worth watching, although it is really cool that Universal tried to collect as much as they could about these movies and include it. I’m hoping they do the same for Jurassic Park.

So in closing, is this set worth it? The quality of the movies (which you probably haven’t seen in a while), mixed with the obscene amount of extras and the new featurettes make this a no-brainer, especially at the sub-$50 price you can score it at. Great Christmas gift for the movie-geeks on your list.   

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Interview: ‘Back to the Future’ Writer Bob Gale http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/interview-back-to-the-future-writer-bob-gale/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/interview-back-to-the-future-writer-bob-gale/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Back to the Future is one of those movies I’ve wondered about my whole life. I love it, even the theories I don’t think make sense, I love thinking about them. The upcoming Blu-Ray release answered my number one question: What would Eric Stoltz have been like as Marty McFly? For the rest, I got to talk to screenwriter Bob Gale. He’s in the bonus features, with Robert Zemeckis, Stephen Spielberg, Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson talking about all three films, with still new stories to tell since the last DVD extras. Sorry, I neglected all the burning 1941 questions. More after the jump...

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Back to the Future is one of those movies I’ve wondered about my whole life. I love it, even the theories I don’t think make sense, I love thinking about them. The upcoming Blu-Ray release answered my number one question: What would Eric Stoltz have been like as Marty McFly?

For the rest, I got to talk to screenwriter Bob Gale. He’s in the bonus features, with Robert Zemeckis, Stephen Spielberg, Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson talking about all three films, with still new stories to tell since the last DVD extras. Sorry, I neglected all the burning 1941 questions.

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Screen Junkies: I have been waiting my whole life to see any scenes that Eric Stoltz shot. What did it take to finally get snippets of that in the bonus features?

Bob Gale: Well, what it took really was the guy that did our documentaries, Laurent Bouzereau, he’s a big Back to the Future junkie as well. He kept saying, “Come on, you’ve got to release something.” I kept saying, “I don’t know.” Bob [Zemeckis] said, “No, no, we don’t want to do that. It might hurt Eric.” Finally what Laurent did is he went ahead and he put together a rough cut of what you’ve seen now. He said, “This is what I want to do. This isn’t going to do harm to Eric. This is just going to be really interesting to the fans.” I looked at it and I said, “Yeah, okay, I see it. You’re right.” Bob Zemeckis saw it and he said, “Yeah, I’ve got no problem with it. Go ahead and do it.” You have Laurent to thank for that.

SJ: To me, that is the alternate 1985 where we get a peak at what might have been.

BG: There’s another alternate 1985 on the DVD set which is the animatic of our storyboards for the nuclear test sites sequence. The reason we have the clock tower sequence at the end is because we didn’t have enough money to do the other one. Having less money made it a better movie. The clock tower scene is way better than that nuclear test site would have been.

SJ: Now do you think we’ll ever get to see some actual dialogue scenes Eric Stoltz shot, maybe in another 25 years?

BG: Yeah, I’d say so. Hopefully it won’t be that long. It probably won’t be quite that long. Look, we didn’t destroy the footage for that exact reason. They asked us at the time, “Do you guys want us to destroy the footage?” Bob and I talked about it and said, “No, there could be some historical significance. This sort of thing rarely happens. Let’s not destroy it. We don’t want to release it right away but let’s keep it.”

SJ: We all know the story about Crispin Glover’s involvement with the sequels, and it’s recounted in the bonus features. What might George McFly’s role have been in the sequels if you’d been able to work it out?

BG: The truth is that we never got that far. Bob and I didn’t start writing the sequel until we knew who was going to be in it.

SJ: Because you did the sequels together, II ends in a cliffhanger. Is there an alternate reality where maybe II wraps up the ending and III starts a new adventure?

BG: Well, the alternate version of Back to the Future II is that in the third portion of it, instead of going back to 1955, it turned out that old Biff gave the almanac to himself in 1967. I wrote this entire script where the third act of Part II was in 1967 and Marty, in trying to get the almanac back from Biff interfered with the event that was going to lead to his conception, George and Lorraine in a hotel room in San Francisco the night he was conceived and he had to make sure that they both ended up in the Mark Hopkins Hotel.

SJ: Wow. I was wondering if you ever considered having Marty ride back to 1985 with his 1955 self from the previous movie?

BG: No, that could have disrupted the space time continuum.

SJ: In the bonus features you said the original script for the sequel was 185 pages, which was too long for one movie. It’s too short for two movies though, so how did you beef up the third script?

BG: Well, it was actually I think 165 pages and it didn’t work at 165 because we were introducing all these characters that you’d never heard of before in what would have been the fourth act of the movie. Even when I was writing it, I kept thinking, “Boy, it would have been nice to spend some more time with Clara and it would have been nice to set some of this stuff up better and not rush through this. Wouldn’t it be cool to do a scene here and a scene there?” So as part of the process of saying, “Can we make two movies?” I said to Bob, “Give me a week to go through this and write it the way I think it should be written, to write the scenes and give them a chance to breathe and give the characters a chance to develop. Let’s see what happens. Let’s see how long it was.” That script was 210 pages. Then we said okay, that splits in half nicely. That’ll be okay.

SJ: You have a lot to explain at the beginning of III to get everything where it needs to be. What did it take to get all that out there?

BG: Thank God we had Christopher Lloyd. He’s such a great actor and he could just say all that stuff and get it across. It is a testament to being able to be succinct in writing and have a really good actor that you can get that much exposition out and make it clear to everybody. Despite all that, nobody has a problem understanding what’s going on.

SJ: Did you ever hear that you can see someone in the background of the mall when Doc is shot by the terrorists, and that could be Marty coming back 10 minutes early from his trip?

BG: Yeah, Starlog magazine, [Bruce Gordon] wrote this whole piece. There was an article called “The Other Marty McFly” and they did screen captures and said, “Look at this, look at this.” We didn’t put that in there. Somebody saw a shadow of something and said, “Oh look, that could be Marty standing there.”

SJ: Are we coming up on a time when a remake of Back to the Future would make sense, if a modern kid travels all the way back to 1985 this time?

BG: No, but let’s leave it alone. Our attitude is, as Doc Brown would say, don’t mess around with history. We love the movies exactly the way they are. It’s like when people said, “Do you think the Beatles would ever get back together?” I was one of those people who said, “No, I don’t want the Beatles to get back together because it’ll never be as good as what I would imagine it should be.” As we’ve seen remakes of things that maybe ought not have been remade and sequels of things that may be one too many, two too many, three too many sequels of a brand name and we’re disappointed in that stuff. So we’ll do the opposite of what everybody else is doing and not go there. Hey, these movies are just fine the way they are.

SJ: Will this video game they’re making at least give me sort of a fix for a sequel?

BG: Telltale is doing this computer game and they’re all fans of the movies and I’m consulting with them. It’s going to start in 1986 about six months after the events of Back to the Future. A new adventure with Marty and Doc and it will be in the spirit of Back to the Future. It’s not Back to the Future IV but it’s sort of a riff on it. We’ll try to recapture some of the spirit of the movies in this game.

SJ: Have you done some writing on the story of it?

BG: I haven’t done any writing but I have steered the guys doing the game in particular directions and kept them from going down certain paths that I thought we ought not go down.

SJ: Robert talks about his idea of a trilogy versus a series of four, which makes artistic sense, but I thought could this be a good use of his motion capture technology to do Back to the Future IV? Maybe Michael J. Fox could still play Marty, filming it in short segments he’s comfortable with.

BG: Again, the problem is that the bar is set so high, people are going to be disappointed no matter what we do. As good as we might be able to make it, there’s going to be people who are disappointed. Back to the Future doesn’t belong to us anymore. That happened when we did Part II. It belongs to everybody so everybody feels their opinion ought to be taken into account in what we do.

SJ: Isn’t it nice that people have come around to II though.

BG: Yes, it is.

SJ: I always thought it was more interesting to go back into the first movie, not so much the future.

BG: That’s the coolest idea we did, yeah. Bob Zemeckis deserves all the credit for coming up with that idea.

SJ: One of the controversies of the sequels was Marty’s sudden obsession with being called “chicken.” Where did that come from?

BG: Well, we realized Part I is really George McFly’s story. Even though Marty’s the central character, George is the character that goes through a character arc. For another movie, we had to have somebody go through some character arc. We came up with something for Marty and we came up with something for Doc. We sort of alluded to the idea that Marty has a little bit of hotheadedness in him in the first one because he’s always ready to do at it with Biff. We just said, “That’s already in there. Let’s turn the volume up on that a bit and make that his real character flaw that had to be corrected in the course of this adventure.”

Q: Do you really believe evil 1985 would change back around Jennifer? Wouldn’t it erase her with it?

BG: Well, we don’t know, right? It’s time travel, we can decide how that’s going to work. Same thing with Einstein, he got left there as well. The point is we explain it that way and the idea is we were thinking about it. Whether you like our explanation or not, we do attempt to explain it.

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Michael J. Fox Recreates ‘Back to the Future’ Teaser http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-j-fox-recreates-back-to-the-future-teaser/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-j-fox-recreates-back-to-the-future-teaser/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Michael J. Fox returns as Marty McFly to recreate the teaser for the original Back to the Future movie film. Still not quite sure why the Spike Scream Awards is the event reuniting the cast of BTTF, but whatever. It'll be good to see Lea Thompson out and about for the first time since "Caroline in the City." Great Scott! Links! Jackass 3D Stars Uncenensored (MovieFone) Watch a Crazy Cat Lady Lovingly Stroke a Dead Rodent (Asylum) Top 12 Most Cringeworthy Reality TV Show Fails (Ranker) 25 Awesome Steampunk Creations (HolyTaco) Empire Strikes Back Pics: Star Wars Before CG (FilmDrunk) November Covergirl: Avirl Lavigne (Maxim) The Teacher Beat the Shit Out of One of His Students (BarstoolSports) What Constitutes an Ideal Female Porn Star (EgoTV) America's Next Ostracized Minority: Intelligent People (Pajiba) Minecraft's Turn for an Urban Legend (Unreality) Nothing Says Rivalry Quite Like a Fan Brawl (TotalProSports) 27 Ingenious Billboard Illusions (Smosh) Humpday Banger, Presented by Ali Larter (BroBible) Minka Kelly Sexies Infidel Woman Alive (CelebJihad) UFC 120 - The New Guys: Part 2 (CagePotato) Tracy Morgan Teases a Live '30 Rock' (PopEater) Do These Five Exercises Before a Date (MadeMan)

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Michael J. Fox returns as Marty McFly to recreate the teaser for the original Back to the Future movie film. Still not quite sure why the Spike Scream Awards is the event reuniting the cast of BTTF, but whatever. It’ll be good to see Lea Thompson out and about for the first time since "Caroline in the City."

Great Scott! Links!

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27 Ingenious Billboard Illusions (Smosh)

Humpday Banger, Presented by Ali Larter (BroBible)

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‘Back To The Future’ Footage Of Eric Stoltz As Marty McFly Surfaces http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/back-to-the-future-footage-of-eric-stoltz-as-marty-mcfly-surfaces/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/back-to-the-future-footage-of-eric-stoltz-as-marty-mcfly-surfaces/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Thanks to the Blu-Ray release of Back To The Future, long-rumored footage of Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly has finally surfaced. What are you doing in there, Eric Stoltz? You are not a Marty McFly. You are an Eric Stoltz. A bit of background, Stoltz was originally hired for the lead role but then replaced by Michael J. Fox after five weeks of filming. Fans have talked about the existence of this footage, but few have seen it. It's bizarre yet awesome to see after all this time. Now that this is out of the way, can we get back to work on making Hover Boards real? Check out the bizarro universe footage after the jump...

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Thanks to the Blu-Ray release of Back To The Future, long-rumored footage of Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly has finally surfaced. What are you doing in there, Eric Stoltz? You are not a Marty McFly. You are an Eric Stoltz.

A bit of background, Stoltz was originally hired for the lead role but then replaced by Michael J. Fox after five weeks of filming. Fans have talked about the existence of this footage, but few have seen it. It’s bizarre yet awesome to see after all this time. Now that this is out of the way, can we get back to work on making Hover Boards real?

Check out the bizarro universe footage after the jump…

 

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Robert Zemeckis To Time Travel Again With ‘Timeless’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/robert-zemeckis-to-time-travel-again-with-timeless/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/robert-zemeckis-to-time-travel-again-with-timeless/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Oh, happy day. Robert Zemeckis is finally ready to take a step away from directing creepy dead-in-the-eyes motion capture features, and return to what he does best -- live-action movies about time travel. The director will get behind the lens for Timeless, a project we don't know jack about. Other than the news that it's scripted by Mike Thompson, is about time travel and will have a lot of money pumped into it by Warner Bros. As a huge fan of the Back to the Future films, I'm already psyched for it. If Zemeckis can get used to working with flesh and blood, non-creepy actors again (or Crispin Glover), we should be in for a treat. (Deadline)

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Oh, happy day. Robert Zemeckis is finally ready to take a step away from directing creepy dead-in-the-eyes motion capture features, and return to what he does best — live-action movies about time travel. The director will get behind the lens for Timeless, a project we don’t know jack about. Other than the news that it’s scripted by Mike Thompson, is about time travel and will have a lot of money pumped into it by Warner Bros. As a huge fan of the Back to the Future films, I’m already psyched for it. If Zemeckis can get used to working with flesh and blood, non-creepy actors again (or Crispin Glover), we should be in for a treat. (Deadline)

 

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Zemeckis Goes Back to ‘Back to the Future’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/zemeckis-goes-back-to-‘back-to-the-future’/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/zemeckis-goes-back-to-‘back-to-the-future’/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 It’s been 25 years since director Robert Zemeckis and producer Bob Gale hatched the plot for one of the greatest sci-fi franchises of all time: Back to the Future. In honor of the anniversary, all three films are being released on Blu-ray, complete with all the bonus features you’ve come to expect even though you usually never watch. In this clip procured by Cinema Blend, Zemeckis and Gale discuss the idea behind the film, and how a chance look through an old yearbook lead to the formation of the plot. It's something, huh? Who would've thought? 100 to 1 shot! I wish I could go back to the beginning of production, put some money on Zemeckis. I said I wish I could go back to the beginning of production, put some money on Robbie. Watch Zemeckis go Back to the Future after the jump...

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It’s been 25 years since director Robert Zemeckis and producer Bob Gale hatched the plot for one of the greatest sci-fi franchises of all time: Back to the Future. In honor of the anniversary, all three films are being released on Blu-ray, complete with all the bonus features you’ve come to expect even though you usually never watch.

In this clip procured by Cinema Blend, Zemeckis and Gale discuss the idea behind the film, and how a chance look through an old yearbook lead to the formation of the plot. It’s something, huh? Who would’ve thought? 100 to 1 shot! I wish I could go back to the beginning of production, put some money on Zemeckis. I said I wish I could go back to the beginning of production, put some money on Robbie.

Watch Zemeckis go Back to the Future after the jump…

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Great Scott! Seth MacFarlane Buys ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/great-scott-seth-macfarlane-buys-back-to-the-future-delorean/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/great-scott-seth-macfarlane-buys-back-to-the-future-delorean/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 In a move that can only be described as heavy, Seth MacFarlane purchased an exact replica of the time-traveling DeLorean from Back to the Future, TMZ is reporting. The creator of "Family Guy" and "American Dad" has put about $20,000 worth of customized equipment into the vehicle in order to match its onscreen counterpart. According to one insider who has seen the car up close, it is nothing short of "insane." Some people will say that MacFarlane is a real butthead, and that spending so much money is about as useful as a screen door on a battleship. But those people should make like a tree and get outta here.

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In a move that can only be described as heavy, Seth MacFarlane purchased an exact replica of the time-traveling DeLorean from Back to the Future, TMZ is reporting. The creator of "Family Guy" and "American Dad" has put about $20,000 worth of customized equipment into the vehicle in order to match its onscreen counterpart. According to one insider who has seen the car up close, it is nothing short of "insane."

Some people will say that MacFarlane is a real butthead, and that spending so much money is about as useful as a screen door on a battleship. But those people should make like a tree and get outta here.

 

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Own the ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean and Be Awesome http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/own-the-back-to-the-future-delorean-and-be-awesome/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/own-the-back-to-the-future-delorean-and-be-awesome/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Someone spent a loooooooot of time building a near exact replica of the DeLorean from Back to the Future and now they're hawking it on eBay for you, or someone with more money than you, to purchase. I actually saw this very DeLorean at a car show in Culver City, CA this past Summer, and I have to say it's a pretty amazing contraption. The only downside is it doesn't come equipped with a flux capacitor, arguably the coolest part of the DeLorean in the film, and the interior smells like the remains of Christopher Lloyd's career. That stuff's like cigarette smoke, it just doesn't come out.So far there's been one bid on Doc's DeLorean and it's currently at $59,000.00 with the reserve price unmet. If you choose, you can also purchase the car at the current "Buy It Now" price of $89,000.00.Check out all the stats at the eBay page and see a few more pics of the souped-up DeLorean after the jump.

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Someone spent a loooooooot of time building a near exact replica of the DeLorean from Back to the Future and now they’re hawking it on eBay for you, or someone with more money than you, to purchase. I actually saw this very DeLorean at a car show in Culver City, CA this past Summer, and I have to say it’s a pretty amazing contraption. The only downside is it doesn’t come equipped with a flux capacitor, arguably the coolest part of the DeLorean in the film, and the interior smells like the remains of Christopher Lloyd‘s career. That stuff’s like cigarette smoke, it just doesn’t come out.

So far there’s been one bid on Doc’s DeLorean and it’s currently at $59,000.00 with the reserve price unmet. If you choose, you can also purchase the car at the current "Buy It Now" price of $89,000.00.

Check out all the stats at the eBay page and see a few more pics of the souped-up DeLorean after the jump.

 

(via Collider)

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Marty MC Fly Spits Mad Rhymes In ‘Back to the Future’ Rap http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/marty-mc-fly-spits-mad-rhymes-in-back-to-the-future-rap/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/marty-mc-fly-spits-mad-rhymes-in-back-to-the-future-rap/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Back To The Future Rap - Watch more Funny Videos  If you having space/time problems I feel bad for you, son. I got 99 problems but a Biff ain't one. RELATED JUNK: Dope-ass Predator Rap Last night, Darth Vader came down from planet Vulcan and told me that if you don't click these links that he'd melt my brain.  What Your Halloween Costume Really Said About You (HolyTaco) Massive Bulgarian Soccer Brawl (TotalProSports) Amercian Fatasses on Scooters (TheChive) Kurt Russell's Star Wars Audition (FilmDrunk) Darth Vader Conducts Icelandic Orchestra (SuperTremendous) 5 Worst Funniest Films Lists on YouTube (Pajiba) Megan Fox in a Tank Top and Daisy Dukes (CelebJihad) "Windows Sucks" YouTube Videos (Unreality) Craziest Movies Characters We'd Still Have Sex With (Asylum) Sarah De Herdt's Porn-ish Behavior (BustedCoverage) 5 Things You Learn After You Turn 21 (RegretfulMorning) How to Start Smoking Cigars (MadeMan) 50 Things More Exciting Than Sunday's Race (AllLeftTurns) Angry Families Rumble at Wedding (NothingToxic) Awkward Guy at the Orgy (Atom)

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Back To The Future Rap – Watch more Funny Videos 

If you having space/time problems I feel bad for you, son. I got 99 problems but a Biff ain’t one.

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Last night, Darth Vader came down from planet Vulcan and told me that if you don’t click these links that he’d melt my brain. 

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