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If Back to the Future Passed the Bechdel Test

Mindi Westhoff | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women
Mindi Westhoff

Lovers of the Back to the Future franchise, like me, desperately want at least one film in the trilogy to pass all three parts of the Bechdel test: That two or more named women have a conversation, and they discuss something other than men.

Celebrating "Back to the Future Day" With Jason Aron's Delightful New Documentary, 'Back in Time'

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 10.22.2015 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

The official line on Back to the Future's origin states that co-writer Bob Gale was visiting his native Missouri, found his father's high school yearbook, and wondered if he'd have befriended him as a teen.

Back To The Future? We're Already There

Aaron Dignan | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology
Aaron Dignan

There exists a future of artificial intelligence, rampant inequality and irreversible climate change. But there is also a future of abundance, where technology and good public policy leads to a better life for everyone. If you had the chance to take us back to the future -- to 2045 -- what future would you present?

Did Back to the Future Originally Not End With 'To be Continued'?

Brian Cronin | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

A reader wrote in to ask about this very issue, whether the famed "To Be Continued..." at the end of Back to the Future actually appeared in the original film or if it was added later and people just have convinced themselves that they saw it in the original film.

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Back to the Future Part II

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The future is now! Today is October 21, 2015, and as any dyed-in-the-wool film buff knows, that's the very same date that Marty McFly and Doc Brown visit at the start of 1989's Back to the Future Part II.

Did Marty McFly Originally Travel Back to the Future... in a Refrigerator?

Brian Cronin | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

With "Back to the Future Day" coming next week, I thought it would be nice to spotlight a Back to the Future legend. When the movie was originally written, there was no DeLorean involved. In fact, it took a few drafts of the screenplay before the DeLorean became the means of time travel.

Oh the Irony: "Back to the Future" Writer Who Predicted 2015 Cubs World Series Win Is Cards Fan

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.09.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

How's this for irony? When the movie "Back to the Future II" came out in 1989, the joke was self-evident: Things are so crazy in the far-off world o...

Reviewing Robert Zemeckis' The Walk

Susan Cohn Rockefeller | Posted 10.06.2015 | Entertainment
Susan Cohn Rockefeller

As I watched the reenactment of Petit's walk between the towers, I marveled at his heroism. Who needs Marvel comic heroes when our children can see the wonder of human spirit in all its glorious action?

Movie Review... The Walk... A Triumph

Carole Mallory | Posted 10.05.2015 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Perseverance causes a dream to come true for Phillippe Petit in The Walk. The world celebrated "wire walker," Philippe Petit traversed the immense void between the Word Trade Center towers in 1974.

The Week in Movies: The Walk, The Martian

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The New York Film Festival is underway and two of the biggest commercial titles of the fall are in its lineup. (They also happen to be opening this week). Neither of these lives up to the hype, though I recognize that will be a distinctly minority opinion.

The Walk Opens the New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.28.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

For the New York Film Festival in its 53rd year, the choice of this love letter to the city could not be more perfect.

1.21 Gigawatts Of 'Back To The Future' Trivia

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.15.2015 | Entertainment

"Back to the Future," the ultimate action-comedy-romance-sci-fi flick, turns 30 on July 3. The classic film invented its own form of time-travel (if y...

Robert Zemeckis Won't Let A 'Back To The Future' Remake Happen

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.06.2015 | Entertainment

In the era where (nearly) everything in Hollywood is a remake, there's the fear another beloved classic will be destroyed by the dreaded reboot. But t...

Here's What The Cast Of 'Forrest Gump' Is Up To 20 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.10.2014 | Entertainment

While hard to believe, it's been 20 years since "Forrest Gump" was released. Before July 6, 1994, we didn't have handy dessert-box metaphors for life,...

Watch A Deleted Scene From 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit'

Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment

It's never too late to unearth a deleted scene from a movie, as evidenced by a clip from 1988's "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." A lost moment from the come...

Great Scott! A 'Back To The Future' Musical Is Happening

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 01.31.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Director Robert Zemeckis is literally going back into the past for his next project — a stage musical of "Back to the Future." Pr...

Happy Birthday, 'Forrest Gump'!

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.06.2013 | Entertainment

Nineteen years ago today, on July 6, 1994, one of the great American epics was released. "Forrest Gump" became a staple of movie culture, producing on...

The Death of Family Film

Adam Hamdy | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

Perhaps the rise of terrorism, climate change, and the global financial collapse have caused some form of sociological damage that has turned us all into jaded cynics. Maybe we've stopped making movies that are full of wonder because we've stopped seeing the wonder in the world.

An Interview With Charles Fleischer, the Voice of Roger Rabbit

Bryan Young | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

In honor of the 25th anniversary Blu-ray release of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (which is in the running for the best film ever directed by Robert Zemeckis) I was given the extreme pleasure of interviewing the voice of Roger Rabbit himself, Charles Fleischer.

Mike Ryan

12 Years In The Making ... | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

John Gatins spent 12 years working on "Flight." Today, finally, he is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, but getting the news wasn't the best thing that...

'Death Becomes Her' ... The TV Series?

Posted 12.07.2012 | TV

"Death Becomes Her" could become a TV series thanks to Bravo. According to Variety, the network and Robert Zemeckis are working on a one-hour dram...

Robert Zemeckis, 'Flight' Director, On 'Back To The Future Part II' & 'Used Cars'

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment

It's strange to think that we almost live in the future. At least, the future that director Robert Zemeckis and producer Bob Gale envisioned in "Back ...

Flight Director Robert Zemeckis Flies

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.24.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

On the face of it, Flight is your standard redemption story. Taking you aboard a plane falling apart in heavy winds, Flight is not what it seems. The film is about character, extending beyond the lead to nuanced supporting roles.

Popcorn Preview: Flight

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.08.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Denzel Washington's portrayal is compelling and realistic. Is there a "lifelong limit of lies"? There's no way to know until you reach it.


Dwight Brown | Posted 01.06.2013 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Grass. Booze. Cocaine. Veteran pilot Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) hits the drug-abuse trifecta. And that's just hours before he straps himself into the cockpit of a 50-ton jet, with 96 passengers and six flight crew members aboard.