Category Archives: Movies

Marvel at This Date


Today, October 21, 2015 marks the day that an impish Marty McFly arrived in the DeLorean in “Back to the Future II.”

Marvel celebrates this date with this timely comic featuring Deadpool, our favorite fourth wall breaking antihero.

Well done, Marvel. Well. Done.

Back to the Behind the Scenes

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Some behind the scene photos and concept art for one of the greatest movies ever, Back to the Future II. In the above photo Michael J. Fox poses with his three stand-ins: From left, photo double Kevin Holloway, stand-in Robert Bennett, and stunt double Charlie Croughwell.

Semi-related, don’t miss this big wheel version of the DeLorean.

The League of Ordinary Gentlemen


In between blowing things up and participating in mayhem some of our favorite characters have to occasionally put down their weapons and deal with mundane chores and issues as depicted in this photo series by Daniel Picard.

The Times Regrets the Error

I saw Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” this past weekend along with the rest of New York City it seemed if the crowd and buzz in the theater was any indication. I enjoyed it, but I didn’t find it quite the cinematic tour de force that everyone else is proclaiming. Some critics have referred to the film’s conveyance of a sensation referred to as “overview effect” that astronauts sometimes experience. The film does have its breathtaking moments. One particular scene had me gasp, but in the end I thought “Gravity” sank under its own weight and is simply just an entertaining disaster flick. In terms of the director’s body of work, I thought “Y Tu Mamá También” was far more impressive .

Speaking of space, following the successful launch of the Apollo 11 mission in the summer of 1969, the New York Times published a correction (see above) in its July 17, 1969 edition.

When the Past Meets the Present


Stop me if you’ve heard this before: A guy walking around Tel Aviv with a picture from the classic scene in Basic Instinct encounters Sharon Stone herself.

The Bomb

Alternative film titles considered by Stanley Kubrick for what would finally be released as “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.”

Strangelove’s verbose title makes me wonder what film has the longest title. Thanks to Google and this list, apparently Kubrick’s movie ranks number 140. Ranked number one: “Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Hellbound, Flesh-Eating Subhumanoid Zombified Living Dead, Part 3.” Thanks but no thanks.

Nixon and Robocop

This looks like a scene from some alternate universe where Robocop exists in real life and Nixon is serving his 8th straight term as President of the United States in a dystopic future. Or it could be a scene from a buddy cop comedy film.