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Cool Stuff: Oliver Rankin’s New ‘Back to the Future’ Posters Have No Problem Hitting 88 Miles Per Hour

“When this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you’re gonna see some serious shit.” A new batch of Back to the Future posters by artist Oliver Rankin certainly make good on that promise. In this trilogy set from Bottleneck Gallery and Vice Press, the iconic DeLorean time machine from Robert Zemeckis‘ classic film franchise is […]

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‘Sound of Metal’ and ‘Soul’ Take Top Prizes at 2021 Cinema Audio Society Awards

The sound mixing team from “Sound of Metal” on Saturday won the top prize at the Cinema Audio Society’s annual Cas Awards for outstanding achievement in sound mixing.In the animated feature category, Pixar’s “Soul” added another win to its shelf. The film which follows Joe as he ventures into the Great Before also won the […]

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Cool Stuff: A New Wave of ‘Back to the Future’ ReAction Figures is Coming from Super7

Now that Super7 is in control of ReAction Figures, there’s a new collection of Back to the Future figures for fans to get their hands on. Initially, they started with Back to the Future Part II, but now they’re digging back into the original movie with four new figures, two each for Marty McFly (Michael […]

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Mike Fenton, Famed Casting Director on ‘Back to the Future,’ ‘E.T.’ and Many Other Movies, Dies at 85

Mike Fenton, the legendary casting director who worked on the “Back to the Future” franchise, “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and scores of other classic movies and TV shows, has died. He was 85.Fenton co-founded what is now known as Casting Society of America in 1982. He was a prominent casting director […]

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‘The Empty Man’ Opens at Empty Theaters as Weekend Box Office Grosses Less Than $10 Million

This week has been one of the year’s strongest for new film releases. “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” (Amazon) is the most talked-about movie in months. “On the Rocks” (Apple) reunites the director and star of “Lost in Translation.” The director of “Cast Away” and the “Back To the Future” franchise adapted Roald Dahl’s “The Witches” (HBO […]

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Ron Cobb, ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean Designer, Dies at 83

Film designer and cartoonist Ron Cobb died Thursday of Lewy body dementia at the age of 83. Cobb was a significant influence on the look and aesthetics of films including “Alien,” “Star Wars” and “Back to the Future.”Cobb died on his birthday, Monday, after an illustrious career contributing to production design in Hollywood. He served […]

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Why so serious? Tenet and the new wave of ‘science-based’ time travel movies

Films like Back to the Future and The Terminator never thought too deeply about time travel; so is Christopher Nolan draining all the fun out of it?Spoiler alert: This article contains plot details about TenetBack in the good old days, time travel in the movies was a strictly no-strings-attached affair, a straightforward plot device to […]

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Tribeca Film Festival and Walmart Partner for Free Nationwide Drive-In Screening Series

Tribeca and Walmart Drive-In ScreeningsThe Tribeca Film Festival is teaming up with Walmart for a new drive-in series that will take place at 160 Walmart stores across the country. Store parking lots will be turned into outdoor theaters Aug. 14 to Oct. 21 for free screenings of family-friendly films, including classics such as “The Karate […]

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Tom Pollock, Risk-Taking Ex-Universal Chairman, Dies at 77

Tom Pollock was not your ordinary studio chief. Trained as a lawyer, Pollock chaired Universal Pictures for nine years (1986 to 1996) and went on to partner with Ivan Reitman’s Montecito Picture Company, chair the Board of Trustees at the American Film Institute, and teach at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Pollock steered Universal […]

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