Yeah, you know–the DeLorean that Doc Brown converted into a time machine in one of the greatest comedy trilogies ever? Of course, it’s not the ORIGINAL–the auction makes that perfectly clear. The auction even says apparently no one thought much of that old DeLorean, and it’s been rotting away on a backlot at Universal. picked over for parts.
Yes, it’s got the time circuits and the plutonium fuel rod ports (even some imitation plutonium fuel rods!), but that’s not the real high point of this car–the real high point is it’s an actual working DeLorean that’s got seventy eight thousand miles on it.
And for the current price of fifty nine grand, you can get this one. Or just buy it now for eighty!
It’s film AND automotive history in one, folks–one of the most iconic rides ever and it can be yours.
Catch a glimpse of Jack London’s classic short novel, Call of the Wild. Christopher Lloyd stars as a recently widowed man living in Montana who takes his young granddaughter Ryann (Ariel Gade) in for several weeks while her parents are out of the country. When a wild hybrid wolf/dog shows up injured on the back porch one night, Ryann wants to take him back to Boston as a pet, but her grandfather knows the animal will eventually have to return to the wild.
To help his granddaughter understand, he begins to read her Jack London’s “Call of the Wild” each night … but Ryann has ideas of her own, and helps a local boy train the magnificent animal to become a sled dog leader. Timothy Bottoms plays a dark-hearted local bully who tries to claim the dog as his own, and Wes Studi stars as a mysterious mountain man who always seems to appear on the fringe of the action.
Oh man…did I ever just find the single most amazing thing on Funny or Die. I’ll caution you up front, it’s a spoof trailer, but it’s a winner of such magnitude I had to fill you in, review style.
It’s a movie that features, among others, Christopher Lloyd–yes, THAT Christopher Lloyd, of Back to the Future fame–and Wee Man from Jackass in a spoof trailer for a horror movie.
I give you…Christopher Lloyd as Willy Wonka in…GOBSTOPPER.
This is just spectacular. Genuinely. It’s hilarious, and if the movie existed, I would cheerfully slam a quart of coffee to be fully awake for the very first show. Wee Man as an Oompa-Loompa is creepy, and yet hilarious. Better still, there’s a behind the scenes featurette showing you the making of the trailer, and it’s actually almost as hilarious as the trailer itself.
I only wish I could tell you this existed. It’s too good not to…and yet…it likely never will.
For those of you who don’t know, yet another new version of Back To The Future is coming to DVD, or more specifically, Blu-Ray. With new bonus features and a collection of options, it’s good to see that this old classic still has plenty of life left in it. So I figure what better way to celebrate this new development than to put up a review of the original?
The plot is still relatively original, even today–you don’t see a lot of time travel movies, and even fewer movies that involve DeLoreans. Emmett Brown, Hill Valley’s local scientist extraordinaire and frequent wackjob, has finally managed to complete a working prototype for the time machine he invented back in the 1950s after an accident with a clock. The only problem is, the time machine requires an incredible amount of power to run, and thus Brown makes a deal with a group of Libyan terrorists in exchange for plutonium. He double-crosses the Libyans, and they come looking for him. Doc Brown’s friend, Marty McFly, a fairly average sort of young man, thus takes it on himself to take the time machine back in time so he can warn his old friend about the fact that he’s going to get shot by Libyans in a mall parking lot. But something happens in the process, and Marty winds up in 1955, and now must find a way to get, well, back to the future.
Released almost twenty five years ago–July 2010 will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary–it’s clear that Back to the Future still has a lot of life in it. Why? Well, maybe it’s the killer effects. Those fire trails the DeLorean leaves when it time travels are just amazing. Maybe it’s the incredibly tight science fiction plotting–this may well be the standard for explaining the concept of a temporal paradox to anyone. And of course, we’ve got fantastic performances, terrific pacing, lots of laughs and a little action. Who didn’t laugh when Marty got a little carried away during his rendition of Johnny B. Goode?
There’s lots of reason to love Back to the Future, and now that it’s out on Blu-Ray there’s even more reason than ever. If you haven’t seen it yet, then you definitely need to. It’s too good to miss.
Fly Me to The Moon — it’s all in 3-D. The story about three young flies set off on a courageous mission to become the first insects on the moon by hitching a ride on the historic Apollo 11 space flight. Based on the actual transcripts and the original blueprints from NASA, the film’s stunning visuals and meticulous attention to detail introduce a whole new generation to the awe-inspiring achievements of the space program’s most momentous mission.
The year is 1969 and like everyone else in the world, Nat (Trevor Gagnon) and his pals IQ (Philip Daniel Bolden) and Scooter (David Gore) are abuzz over the upcoming launch of the first manned mission to the moon. Inspired by his Grandpa’s (Christopher Lloyd) oft-told tale of hiding aboard Amelia Earhart’s plane during her famed solo cross-Atlantic flight, Nat hatches a secret plan for the three young flies to stow away on the Apollo 11 rocket. The hard part is keeping the plan secret from his mom, Mrs. McFly (Kelly Ripa)!