After a whirlwind day yesterday – October 21, 2015, the infamous date that Doc Brown and Marty McFly travel to the “future” in Back to the Future II – full of glorious references to the film, new movie-centric products being released, and a slew of interviews, memes, and cosplay, the best was unequivocally saved for last. As the clocks began to turn to October 22nd, 2015 (the first day ever that the events depicted in the Back to the Future film series took place entirely in the relative past), Jimmy Kimmel pulled the biggest coup in BTTF fandom on his late-night talk show: Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox reunited in character for an amazing trip down future-memory lane.
The release date for Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens is starting to creep up on us, but we haven’t seen a lot of footage yet. It appears that the galactic Powers-That-Be want to keep it that way for a little while longer, but they do throw us lowly humans a bone every now and then, as evidenced by today’s release of a new – and frustratingly short – teaser video via the official Star Wars Instagram page.
Men in Black was one of the biggest successes of the 90s, affirming both the then-ascending stardom of Will Smith and America’s love of whacky aliens. There were two sequels to Men in Black, of course, the last one released in 2012, but for whatever reason, those just weren’t as popular as that initial film. That’s why this is vexing. Air New Zealand, an airline based in the land of the kiwi bird and Peter Jackson, has posted a big budget safety video done to the theme of Smith’s title song/rap to Men in Black, and featuring all the Men in Black costumes, props, trappings, and aliens. (more…)
So Jurassic World made a bit of money this past weekend… Just kidding! It may an overwhelming butt-load of money, over half-a-billion dollars worldwide, as well as nearly beating The Avengers for the all-time opening weekend record right here in North America. Apparently, 14 years is the sweet spot for anticipation for a sequel to hit fever pitch, thus explaining why Jurassic World made more in three days than Jurassic Park III did in its entire run. So maybe you’re one of the millions of people the ponied up $10 (or $15, or $20) to see Jurassic World and you’re wondering: Was that scene/prop/shot an homage to one of the three previous Jurassic Park movies? Well relax, someone has done the work for you. (more…)
It seems like J.J. Abrams may have learned his lesson about his Kafka-esque paranoia about secret keeping after the debacle of Star Trek Into Darkness because he’s once again sneakily giving us a peek at a key prop in Star Wars Episode VII. Although the purpose of the video, like the last one, is to drum up support for UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and Programs, Abrams has added a detail to make fans mouths’ water, your first look at the next generation of starfighter used by the Rebels/New Republic in Episode VII. (more…)
It seems like only yesterday that the Veronica Mars fan-base so frantically donated to Kickstarter that writer/director Rob Thomas managed to exceed his fundraising goal for a movie based on his beloved cult series in a mere 10 hours. Actually, it was a year ago, and next week the actual film resulting from that record-smashing crowd-sourcing effort will premiere at South By Southwest before heading to theaters and VOD. But wait, you’re the kind of fan that just can’t occupy yourself for another couple of weeks? You want your Veronica Mars now, you say? How about the first 2 minutes and 17 seconds of the film? Scroll on down… (more…)
That would be a-mazing! But unlikely. While making some remarks during a “manufacturing innovation event” this past week at the White House, President Barack Obama joked that the industry innovators gathered there were building Iron Man noting the technological innovation and research into new metal alloys being conducted. After some polite laughter, the President said he was just kidding, or maybe he wasn’t… Watch the clip from CNN embedded below: (more…)
You remember Hannibal Lecter, right? Talented therapist, accomplished chef, good friend, and… well, closeted cannibal. Hope that wasn’t a spoiler. Anyway, in case you’ve forgotten, or don’t have the time or interest to watch episodes 1 through 13 of Hannibal, NBC has put out a six-and-a-half minute video recap of season 1. Remember the Chesapeake Ripper? The Minnesota Shrike? Dr. Abel Gideon? Well get ready, because you’re about to get a mindful. Or do I mean a mouthful? Roll the clip below: (more…)
You’d dance too if your film was currently the best-selling DVD in the world, and you just heard from the studio that a sequel was in the works.
Join me after the jump if you wanna see if Vin’s got any moves. (more…)
Director Tim Miller has confirmed that the long rumored and oft-discussed Deadpool flick is close to being greenlit. Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have complered a draft of the script, and likely star Ryan Reynolds has claimed the movie will be made “eventually” in a recent interview with Superhero Hype. (more…)