Imagine an art show that focuses on “prominent characters of fiction and their often creative ways of getting around.” If that sounds cool, then I recommend checking out the new Hero Complex Gallery show called “Righteous Rides…And the Dudes Who Drive Them” that opened in Los Angeles tonight. The show is located at 2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D (90034) and it’s filled with artwork based on the rides from Blade Runner, Akira, Bullitt, Back to the Future, Star Wars, James Bond, Ferris Bueller, Prometheus, Transformers, Up, Star Trek, and so many others it’s too many to list here. The most important thing to know is that the artwork is really well done and it’s definitely worth the drive.
However, since most of you live outside of Los Angeles, I took pictures of everything on display and after the jump you can check out about 70 images from the show.
Comedian Wayne Federman started a neat tradition last year with the Wayne Federman International Film Festival. Federman rounds up other comedians to present some of their favorite movies at the Cinefamily in Los Angeles. Each comedian intros the film, performs, and holds a post-screening Q&A. Here is this year’s lineup:
- 2/28 – Sarah Silverman – Crimes And Misdemeanors
- 2/28 – Sklar Brothers - Breaking Away
- 3/1 – Dana Gould – Dr. Strangelove
- 3/1 – Aziz Ansari – Back To The Future
- 3/2 – Nick Kroll – Raising Arizona
- 3/2 – Bill Burr – The Dirty Dozen
Good movies, funny people. What more could you ask for? Head to the Cinefamily site—which promises “surprise special guests”—for tickets. Check out the poster and festival trailer after the jump.
In the debut edition of Limited Paper, we named Mark Englert as our first-ever “Thing Worth Getting Excited About”, pointing to his outstanding posters for The Thing, Stephen King’s It, and The Walking Dead as proof of his awesomeness. Well, it’s now a few months later, and it appears that we weren’t the only ones getting excited by Mark’s work: just today, Mondo announced their first-ever collaboration with Englert…and from the looks of it, it’s going to be a doozy.
Want to see Mark Englert’s Back to the Future poster? Mondo’s latest Adventure Time poster? Meet me after the jump, my fellow poster nerds.
Universal Pictures has announced a 25-film Blu-ray collection to commemorate the studio’s 100th anniversary, and it’s a genuinely great box set. The “Universal 100th Anniversary Collection” includes 25 of the studio’s finest films, a 15-track music CD chock full of iconic film scores, a “100 Years of Universal” 72-page collector’s book and more. Though the inclusion of HD versions of films like Dracula, Jurassic Park, The Sting, Back to the Future, Jaws, Do the Right Thing, and To Kill a Mockingbird alone would have been worth the purchase, the box set includes a number of vintage cartoons and shorts as well as a collection of featurettes covering the studio’s entire history.
The 25-disc Blu-ray set and 26-disc DVD collection (Schindler’s List is included in the DVD set only) will be available for a limited time starting November 6th. A price has yet to be announced, but I don’t expect it’ll be cheap. Hit the jump to read the full rundown of films and special features.
Opening this weekend is writer/director Tony Gilroy’s The Bourne Legacy. For those unfamiliar with the franchise reboot, this time around, a government task force led by Edward Norton‘s character is assassinating all their genetically-modified assets to prevent another Bourne situation. However, one member of the program, Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), manages to escape with a scientist (Rachel Weisz), and the two go on the run for their lives. The film also stars Oscar Isaac, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Albert Finney, Stacy Keach, Scott Glenn, Corey Stoll, and Donna Murphy. For more on the film, here’s five clips.
At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive interview with producer Frank Marshall (insane resume here). During our wide ranging conversation, we talked about making The Bourne Legacy, deleted scenes, extended cuts, test screenings, and more. In addition, since Marshall has produced so many awesome movies, we also talked about how close Who Framed Roger Rabbit came to getting a sequel, the likelihood of Indiana Jones 5 happening, Jurassic Park 3D and Jurassic Park 4, whether anyone has talked about rebooting the Back to the Future movies, the amazing Nike Back to the Future sneakers, The Secret Life of Houdini, the remake of Tell No One, and so much more. Hit the jump for what he had to say.
While walking around Comic-Con the past two days, I’ve taken almost 150 pictures of the various things items on the convention floor. If you’re interested in checking out what’s in San Diego this year, hit the jump for tons of posters, costumes, toys, collectibles, people, props, and so much more.
A few of the movies and TV shows you’ll see include Iron Man 3, Breaking Bad, Men in Black, The Walking Dead, Resident Evil, Total Recall, Looper, Ender’s Game, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Star Trek, Back to the Future, Lego, Knight Rider, Star Wars, Sideshow Collectibles, Entertainment Earth, The Hobbit, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The 5th Element, Thundercats, THX 1138, and more.
Amazon is having a crazy deal today on a couple of Universal Picture’s Blu-ray trilogies. The Jurassic Park: Ultimate Trilogy and the Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy are on sale for $23.99 each, which is 70% off their MSRP. I don’t think I can go in for Jurassic Park simply because I only want one of the three movies even though the set is filled with excellent special features. But as for Back to the Future, I’m already a proud owner of this set, and you should be too.
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While I’ve come to expect great things every time Mondo unveils a new poster, this morning they revealed what might possibly be my favorite one yet. The collectible boutique arm of the Alamo Drafthouse announced an extraordinary triptych poster for one of the most popular film franchises here in nerd-land: Back to the Future. The poster set, by Phantom City Creative, features three posters (one for each film in the franchise) that when lined up side-by-side form the DeLoreon. In addition to the three separate posters (sold as a set), they will also make available a variant of the posters that combines all three. The set of three will run you $88 while the variant costs $120. The posters will go on sale at some point tomorrow, and are sure to cause a frenzy over at Mondo’s site. I would do terrible, terrible things to get my hands on this poster set.
Hit the jump to check out the posters in all their glory, and be sure to follow @MondoNews for the onsale announcement.
In the indie crime drama Thin Ice, actress Lea Thompson plays Jo Ann Prohaska, a woman who has been often wronged by her insurance agent husband, Mickey (Greg Kinnear). A self-proclaimed master of spin, Mickey believes that if he can make his business a success, he’ll be able to reunite with his estranged wife and escape the frigid Wisconsin weather, but instead gets mixed up in a spiral of danger, deceit and double-crossing that will push him to the breaking point.
At the film’s press day, Lea Thompson talked about how this role came about for her thanks to her cat Stinky Pete, what she enjoys about directing, that she’d like to direct an episode of her hit ABC Family series Switched at Birth, her shock that she hasn’t done more big studio films in the last 20 years, that she would love to play a really evil character someday, what she thinks of a possible Back to the Future musical on Broadway, her reaction to the remake of Red Dawn (which she originally did in 1984), the professional advice she’s given her actor daughters, and how being told by Mikhail Baryshnikov that she didn’t have a dancer’s body ultimately led her to having a successful, longtime career as an actress. Check out what she had to say after the jump:
An interesting project is in the works that should be of interest to Back to the Future fans. Movie Hole reports that Phil Hawkins (The Butterfly Tattoo) is set to direct Great Scott, a film described as a love letter to 1985’s Back to the Future. The pic centers on a teenager in 1980s Manchester, England who falls so in love with Back to the Future that he tries to actually become Marty McFly (no word on whether or not he goes full-method and comes dangerously close to banging him mom). Alex Child and Hiram Bleetman wrote the script, and the investment firms behind We Need to Talk About Kevin and Jane Eyre are backing the production. Hawkins was actually a contestant on the short-lived “find the next big director” reality series On the Lot, and he’s got two features already under his belt.
I’m a self-professed “Back to the Future fanatic”, but even I think this premise is a bit strange. While the pic could certainly turn out to be a sweet, pop-culture infused coming of age story, I’m fearful Great Scott will go the Fanboys route. Production is set to commence around Easter, so hopefully we hear more soon. I can only assume that Huey Lewis and the News remain available to pen “The Power of Love 2.0,” so my fingers are crossed that Hawkins reaches out.
by Jason Barr Posted: December 31st, 2011 at 9:35 am
With 2011 coming to an end at the stroke of midnight, we thought it might be nice for our weekly “Top 5″ to celebrate the season. So, after
months minutes of deliberation we decided that this, the “Top 5: End of the Year Edition”, is best suited for said task. After the jump, you’ll find the five stories covered in previous “Top 5″ iterations that we think withstand the test of time and best represent the spirit of what we hope “Top 5″ to be. I promise, there’s nothing from The Dark Knight Rises here…unfortunately.
by Jason Barr Posted: September 10th, 2011 at 11:38 am
Happy Saturday, everyone. The fall movie season is upon us and, in honor of its arrival, Adam and myself are working on a “most anticipated” feature which you should be able to check out later this weekend. As a result of working on that little diddy, I’m cutting my typically awe-inspiring opening “Top 5″ paragraph a little short. I know, I know…you’re heartbroken.
In this week’s installment you’ll find all of our coverage from the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival; a plethora of set visit materials from Real Steel, End of Watch and Dolphin Tale; and a look at Nike’s Back to the Future MAGs. Hit the jump for a brief recap and link to each.
Nike is indeed releasing a line of sneakers inspired by Back to the Future, but there’s a couple catches. First, the self-lacing feature that made the kicks so futuristic is not included on the Nike MAGs. That seems like a waste to me, but I’d never own a pair anyway thanks to the second catch: Nike is producing just 1,500 pairs to auction off over the next week. The auction begins over at Nike’s Ebay page tonight at 8:30 PST and ends September 18. All of the net proceeds go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation to research Parkinson’s disease.
Fox will appear on Late Show with David Letterman tonight to talk more about the shoes and the auction. In the meantime, hit the jump for another commercial that shows off the features of the shoe (lots of lights!).
[Update: We've added a commercial featuring Bill Hader and Christopher Lloyd plus new images after the jump.]
Back to the Future producer Frank Marshall set off a flurry of speculation today when he tweeted:
“Something big is coming soon. Can’t say anything yet. No one should know too much about their own destiny. #BTTF”
Great Scott! What could it be? A sequel? A remake? Luckily, it’s nothing quite so drastic as anything my imagination came up with, but something pretty neat nonetheless. Nike sounds ready to unveil the self-lacing sneakers they patented back in August 2010. Nike sent out an invitation to a very lucky few for an event tomorrow night that promises “an unveiling that could change the course of time.” The contents of the package also included the futuristic glasses Doc Brown sported in Back to the Future II as thinly veiled clue about what to expect. To confirm, Marshall followed up with a tweeted link to a new commercial titled “McFly’s Closet,” populated by hundreds of pairs of the shoes. Watch the clip after the jump.
Earlier today I finally attended my first Toy Fair in New York City. As a former toy collector, I’ve always wanted to check out the biggest toy show of the year. While I thought the aisles would be decorated with action figures and super heroes, the reality is, most of the toys on display are aimed at little kids. However, even though I was a bit let down by Toy Fair, I did manage to snap 100 pictures. Included are all the movie related toys that were on display (minus Hasbro as they were off site). So if you’d like to see toys for Green Lantern, Happy Feet 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Gremlins, the Flux Capacitor from Back to the Future, The Smurfs, Fraggle Rock, Batman, Justice League, and tons of other random things, hit the jump!