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Exclusive: Mondo Celebrating ‘Back to the Future’ 35th Anniversary with a New Poster, Puzzle & Enamel Pins

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Back to the Future, not just one of the greatest stories about time travel, but one of the best movies ever made. In honor of the milestone anniversary, Mondo is letting fans celebrate with a collection of new goodies in honor of the film directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, and we have an exclusive first look at the offerings. On Wednesday, July 1, Mondo will be releasing a new Back to the Future poster with artw...
Tags: Art, Comedy, Movies, Sci-fi, Universal, Robert Zemeckis, Einstein, Cool Stuff, Mondo, Michael J Fox, Delorean, Marty Mcfly, Marty, Lady Lazarus, Christopher Lloyd, Hill Valley


Cool Stuff: New ‘Back to the Future’ Funko POPs Coming for the 35th Anniversary This Year

There have been a handful of Back to the Future Funko POPs released over the years, but most of them have been tied to the original movie from 1985. That will change later this year though when a batch of Funko POPs inspired by the sci-fi franchise hit shelves in honor of the original film’s 35th anniversary. Along with some new collectible figures inspired by the first movie, we’ll finally get some more Funko POPs from Back to the Future Part II. Check them out below. New Back to the Future...
Tags: Toys, Comedy, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Universal, Donald Trump, Collectibles, Cool Stuff, Marty Mcfly, Marty, Doc, Doc Brown, Biff, Hill Valley, Funko


Video: /Film Visits ‘Hollywood Dream Machines’, the World’s Largest Museum Exhibit of Sci-Fi Vehicles

At Los Angeles’s Petersen Automotive Museum, they don’t need roads – all they need is enough room to feature some of the coolest vehicles from your favorite science fiction, fantasy, and superhero films, TV shows, and video games in a new exhibit. It actually turns out they barely meet that requirement: some of the vehicles included in the exhibit are so big, they can’t fit inside the building. The exhibit is called Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy, and guests c...
Tags: Movies, Microsoft, Sci-fi, Los Angeles, Events, Time Machine, Video Blog, Petersen Automotive Museum, Bob Gale, Hill Valley, Featured Stories Sidebar, Hollywood Dream Machines, Sci Fi Vehicles, Hollywood Dream Machines the World


Thank You, Next: 18 of 2018’s Other Epic Singles

Friends, robots, Kardashians, lend me your ears. Remember the days when you didn’t rely on a streaming algorithm to turn you onto new music? That’s right, back when your parents, older siblings, radio DJs, record store clerks, opinionated friends, underpaid magazine writers, and niche bloggers used to fill this role? Well, it’s time to bring back those jobs! Make America a Mixtape Again Before we begin, here’s that Arianna Grande video referenced in the headline (no bait and switch here): ‘...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Music, Hollywood, Berlin, America, Los Angeles, Chicago, Black Keys, Charli Xcx, Bradley Cooper, Arizona, David Bowie, Broadway, Dave Grohl


Cool Stuff: Andrew DeGraff’s ‘Cinemaps’ Takes You To The Locations of Your Favorite Films

Have you ever wanted to live inside a fantastical movie? Or at the very least, have a better understanding of the geography of the landscape presented in films? Philadelphia based artist Andrew DeGraff has found a way to transport you directly into the terrain of your favorite films with gorgeous hand-painted maps. And now he has a hardcover book collecting those maps in one place, Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies. See the details of Cinemaps below. In Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Mov...
Tags: Art, Books, London, Movies, Nepal, Jurassic Park, Philadelphia, Indiana Jones, Northwest, Cool Stuff, Cairo, Marty Mcfly, King Kong, Jameson, Jack Torrance, Hill Valley


Top 10 Travel Destinations for Movie Geeks

There’s something quite magical about seeing filming locations with your very own eyes. The celebrities and cameras may have gone, but a story’s physical setting stays just where it is. You can consider it as a star in its own right. Here are 10 travel destinations that should absolutely be on every film lover’s bucket list: New Zealand Starred in: The Lord of the Rings trilogy (1999–2001) “A rite of passage” is how a visit to New Zealand is described in this interactive map of the wor...
Tags: Travel, La, New York City, Toronto, Los Angeles, Fun, Paris, Sydney, Athens, New Zealand, Brazil, Bill Murray, Tokyo, Great Barrier Reef, Rio De Janeiro, Lifehacks


VOTD: ‘Back to the Future’ Video Compares All Five Versions of Hill Valley Side-by-Side

Anyone who is a fan of the Back the Future trilogy knows that there are plenty of visual and narrative parallels shared between the three films. One of the most obvious examples is when Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) walks into the town square of Hill Valley. Throughout the course of the film franchise, Marty enters three versions of his hometown that are very different from the one he’s used to early in the first film. A new video essay takes footage from these sequences in Back to the Future an...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Universal, Robert Zemeckis, Marty, Bob Gale, Hill Valley, Video Of The Day, Back-to-the-Future, Back to the Future Part II


RANKED: Every Robert Zemeckis Movie

RANKED: Every Robert Zemeckis Movie This week Paramount Pictures brings the release of Robert Zemeckis’s Allied, a World War II spy romance starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, and as with any new Zemeckis film it’s a cause for celebration. With that in mind we’ve gone ahead and ranked every Robert Zemeckis movie, which was no easy task given how many out-and-out classics the man has made over his nearly four-decade career. Perhaps best known for the Back to the Future trilogy as well as ...
Tags: Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, New York City, Neil Gaiman, America, Earth, Tom Hanks, Colombia, United States, Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Santa Claus, Charles Dickens, Jim Carrey, Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford


‘Crazy 4 Cult X’ Artwork Includes Iron Giant, Beetlejuice, Ferris Bueller, Willy Wonka, Starship Troopers & More

We’ve been covering the Crazy 4 Cult art exhibitions from Gallery 1988 for years now, and this year marks a milestone for them with their 10th show featuring some of the coolest and weirdest pop culture art inspired by some of your favorite movies and TV shows. Crazy 4 Cult X has unveiled all the pieces from the show, and they’re on sale in their online shop right now. New pieces available for purchase pay tribute to Back to the Future, The Iron Giant, Beetlejuice, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Wil...
Tags: Art, Movies, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Cool Stuff, Hill Valley, Lebowski, Gallery 1988, The-Big-Lebowski, Back-to-the-Future, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Beetlejuice, The Iron Giant, The Fifth Element, The Blues Brothers


The ‘Back to the Future’ Trilogy Is A Big Chiasmus, But What Is That? [Video Essay]

Longtime fans of the Back to the Future trilogy know that there are many parallels that run between all three of the films. For example, one of the biggest parallels between all three films is a big chase that happens in the middle of Hill Valley’s town square. There’s also Marty McFly waking up from what he thinks is a dream in every single movie, only to realize that he’s not dreaming when some form of Lea Thompson is in front of him. But it turns out there might be more than just shared sequ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Netflix, Sequels, Universal, Robert Zemeckis, Marty Mcfly, Hill Valley, Video Of The Day, Back-to-the-Future, Video Essay, Lea Thompson


VOTD: Steven Spielberg Tours Universal Studios for a Trip Down Memory Lane

From Amblin Entertainment to DreamWorks, director and producer Steven Spielberg has made plenty of motion picture history on the backlot of Universal Studios. Both of his production companies have had their offices located on the same studio property where iconic films like Back to the Future were shot, the time traveling franchise that Spielberg also famously produced. Now Spielberg takes a trip down memory lane and has a candid conversation about his time working on the Universal Studios back...
Tags: Movies, Dreamworks, Universal, Alfred Hitchcock, Spielberg, Steven-Spielberg, Universal Studios, Hill Valley, Video Of The Day, Anthony Breznican


VOTD: Watch the Visual Parallels of Marty’s “Dreams” in the ‘Back to the Future’ Trilogy

From run-ins with Biff, to the use of phrases like “Great Scott” and “Whoa, this is heavy,” it’s no secret that there are plenty of gags that are reused throughout the entire Back to the Future trilogy. A new video puts all three of the films side-by-side and syncs up the sequences that see Marty McFly waking up after being knocked out in each of the movies. You might be surprised to see just how similar each sequence is, from the shot composition, to the musical cues and more. Watch the Back t...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Universal, Marty Mcfly, Marty, Doc Brown, Biff, Hill Valley, Video Of The Day, Back-to-the-Future, Great Scott


Manchester City v Sevilla: Champions League – live!

Champions League Group D updates from the 7.45pm BST kick-offLive scoreboard! Keep up with all of the day’s goals and gamesFollow CSKA Moscow v Man Utd – live!And mail [email protected] or tweet @ianmccourt 1.35pm BST It wasn’t really Marty’s fault. How was he to know that Doc Brown had set all those clocks exactly twenty-five minutes slow? OK, you could argue that he probably should’ve called into the Doc’s gaff in Riverside Drive after the school day was done but he was worried a...
Tags: Football, Sport, Barcelona, European club football, Manchester City, Champions League, Juventus, CSKA Moscow, Sevilla, Marty, Strickland, Riverside Drive, Doc Brown, Hill Valley High School, Jennifer Parker, Hill Valley


How to Write a Compelling Story Using a Familiar Setting

This article is by Daniel Adorno. As a fantasy and scifi geek, the settings I choose for my stories are always quite imaginative. I want to transport the reader to some distant planet outside of our galaxy. Or to a magical realm with a deep history and interesting creatures like centaurs or wyverns flying around. It’s the fun stuff that comes with being a speculative author: worldbuilding. Unlike realistic genres like thrillers, crime, and romance, the environments in fantasy and science fiction...
Tags: London, New York City, Craft & Technique, Middle Earth, Tolkien, World Building, Don, Daniel, Facebook Twitter, Marty, Dean Koontz, Hill Valley, Daniel Adorno, Robert Jordan George R R Martin, Stephen King John Grisham, Google Wikipedia