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A 'Back to the Future' Musical Is Coming to London

Back to the Future: The Musical is coming. According to Slash Film, original Back to the Future writers Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis are working with producer Colin Ingram to bring the musical to London's West End. Alan Silvestri (who composed the music for the film) is signed on to write the music, with British theatre director Jamie Lloyd on board to helm the production. The musical is set to debut in London in 2015 to coincide with the film's 30th anniversary, then hopefully hop over the pond for a U.S. version soon after. Here's a statement from Bob Gale assuring fans that the musical will stay true [...]

The 10 Best Fish Out of Water Comedies

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The “fish out of water” formula has been a go-to storyline since cinema’s early days, with filmmakers getting a lot of mileage out of plucking familiar characters from their bowls and tossing them into unfamiliar, non-aquatic settings. Using a fish out of water story can be a quick and effective way to engineer a functional comedy, but this trope isn’t always as transparent and contrived as it seems in the likes of Beverly Hills Ninja or Encino Man. The best fish out of water stories [...]

Five Great Sci-Fi Comedies (and Three Awful Ones, Too)

Yesterday, we published a review of Paul, the new film from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and how much of its humor comes from Pegg and Frost’s obsession with science fiction. Comedy and sci-fi, I’d argue, are the two genres with the most passionate fanbases, and to combine them is tricky, but potentially rewarding. Below are five of the finest sci-fi comedies and three of the worst.

Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson Reunite With the Delorean

The Back to the Future 25th anniversary PR push keeps on comin', with Entertainment Weekly getting Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson back together for a photo shoot with the time-traveling Delorean. What is it about this movie that is so damned lovable so many years later?

Back to the Future Returning to Theaters for 25th Anniversary

Attention, Back to the Future fans: "AMC is presenting the digitally remastered film for special screenings on Saturday October 23rd at 12:30PM and Monday October 25th at 7:00PM on 158 screens in over 40 cities. Additionally, all guests will receive a full-sized poster commemorating the 25th anniversary limited release of the movie with their ticket purchase, while supplies last."

Christopher Lloyd to Guest Star on 'Michael J. Fox Show' for a 'Back to the Future' Reunion

Back to the Future costars Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd will be appearing together on screen again next year. Fox revealed via Twitter that Lloyd is guest starring in an episode of his new NBC sitcom, The Michael J. Fox Show, that is shooting next week. No further details about the plot or Lloyd's character are known at this time, but the episode is expected to air sometime in spring of 2014.

Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox last appeared on screen together when Lloyd guest starred on Fox's previous sitcom, ABC's Spin City in 1999. The episode, called "Back to the Future IV – Judgment Day," featured Lloyd [...]

Doc Brown Is Now a Pitchman for an Argentine Electronics Retailer

You might think that you saw the last of Doc Brown as he flew off in his time travelling locomotive with his new family at the end of Back to the Future Part III. Turns out that's not the case! Everyone's favorite lovable mad scientist apparently travelled to the year 2011 at some point, avoiding Hill Valley this time, and discovered Garbarino. He was so impressed with their selection of flat-screen TVs, cellphones and iPads that he made this commercial for them.

It's pretty well done and relatively amusing, but it seems strange that Christopher Lloyd would be legally allowed to reappear as the character, with his signature [...]

It's the 25th Anniversary of Back to the Future, and You Are Old

Yep, today is the 25th anniversary of the time-traveling Delorean's first trip. And man, how many lighthearted, mainstream comedies have stood the test of time as well as Back to the Future? Not many.

Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly in BTTF's Fading Photos

Yesterday, I showed you a video clip of Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly in Back to the Future. Today? Here's the famous "fading photo" with Stoltz in place of Michael J. Fox. It is weird! And there's another one, with an alternate Jennifer you may recognize:

The Lost Roles of 'Back to the Future'

One of the most popular movies ever made and one that seamlessly fused sci-fi and comedy, Back to the Future turned 25 just over two years ago. In honor of the film’s 27-year-and-3-month anniversary, we’re looking at some of the potential casting choices that almost happened back when Back to the Future came out two decades (plus seven years and 3 months) ago. Most movies and TV shows go through an exhaustive casting process before production begins, but Back to the Future is unique in that part of the movie was filmed with different actors in some of the main roles before the filmmakers decided it wasn’t working and [...]

A Newly Unearthed Picture of Eric Stoltz as Bizzaro Marty McFly

As you are probably aware, Eric Stoltz was originally cast as Marty McFly in Back to the Future, only to be replaced by Michael J. Fox a couple of weeks into shoot. Some footage exists, and it is so weird! And now here's a new-to-us photo of Stoltz and Lea Thompson on set during his time there. It's just further proof that, as much as I love the Stoltz, his getting replaced by Fox was a very good move for all involved. Except Stoltz, I guess.

Back to the Disappointing, Underwhelming Future

Sure, Back to the Future, Part II was awesome, but what if the future they went to was a little more realistic? Because really, we're no closer to flying cars than we were back in 1985.

Check Out Scenes of Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly

You may have heard that before casting Michael J. Fox, Robert Zemeckis had cast Eric Stoltz in the role of Marty McFly. But I'll bet you haven't seen any of the footage shot during the five weeks in which Stoltz played the character in the first Back to the Future. The footage is finally seeing the light of day as an extra feature in the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy Blu-Ray, coming out on Oct. 26. Here's a clip of it. It's…weird.