Doc Brown Explains the Lack of Flying Cars in 2015

Roads? Where we’re going, we STILL need roads!

Damn it.

Yes, it’s 2015 and there are STILL no flying cars — although we are making progress on driverless cars — or hoverboards — but a couple of prototypes are in the pipeline — and I’m beginning to despair of ever seeing flying cars in my lifetime. Still, it’s not all bad.

Today is Oct. 21, 2015, the date Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) visited in 1989’s Back to the Future Part II — which makes the dearth of flying cars all the more tragic.

However, in a bid to take some of the sting out of our lack of progress, Doc Brown himself has returned with a message about disappointing futures:

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New ‘Force Awakens’ Posters Are… In Color

Today is “Force Friday,” when the Disney juggernaut unleashes all the merchandizing for Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens. And, indeed, there are enough mountains of toys, textiles and knickknacks to make Spaceballs‘ Yogurt swoon.

I’m not really interested in most of the stuff; if you are, here’s a pretty good roundup of the best stuff available. I’ll just take a look at the three new posters, which I find… well, less than inspiring, to be honest. They don’t fire my imagination.

The best one is the collage, which showcases most of the important characters — well, the new ones, at least. No sign of Luke, Leia or Han, sadly… The First Order troopers has a certain appeal as just a mass of bodies suggesting a powerful force (no pun intended). And while the Kylo Ren solo is supposed to make him look like a fightin’ badass, to me, he looks like an old man bending awkwardly to pick up a coin. (“It’s heads, so it’s cool.”)

So, like I noted above, the posters are… well, they’re in color, that’s for sure…

More and More New ‘Day of the Doctor’ Episode Photos!

The good stuff just keeps coming as the BBC ramps up the excitement for the 50th anniversary of DOCTOR WHO. Here’s a whole bunch of episodic and promotional photos for “The Day of the Doctor”:

And let’s not forget the fun photos we’ve already seen — or all the terrific trailers we just got, too. It’s a good time to be a Whovian — and about to get better!

New Photos From DOCTOR WHO’s 50th Anniversary

The BBC have release a few new photos from “The Day of the Doctor,” and they sure will do their job of getting fans excited about DOCTOR WHO’s 50th anniversary story!

The new images feature  Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor, David Tennant as the 10th Doctor, and John Hurt as the ? Doctor, as well as Jenna-Loiuse Coleman as Clara and Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart.

As if you need to be told, “The Day of the Doctor” will debut all around the globe on Nov. 23, 50 years to the day after the first episode aired.

New Images, Video for Catching Fire

As we draw closer to the Nov. 22 opening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (advance tickets are already on sale online!), the promotional campaign is starting to pick up steam. Here have the latest images released — including the official final poster and some scene stills of the tributes, among them Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Finnick (Sam Claflin) and my fave, Johanna (Jena Malone).

In addition, there is a behind-the-scenes featurette that focuses on the IMAX filming but contains lots of new footage.

Looks pretty exciting…

The Mad (Max) and the Furious

madmaxfuryroadLook, it’s an official photograph of The Dark Knight Rises’ erstwhile Bane, Tom Hardy, in character as Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road!

I guess it gets pretty cold in the post-apocalyptic desert. Or maybe Max pulls that scarf up over his mouth before he speaks so that no one will understand his mumbling?

George Miller’s long-awaited next installment/reboot of the Mad Max franchise — co-starring Charlize Theron — has no release date yet. But, then again, it’s not even done shooting. Yes, still. Word is, an additional three weeks of production kicks off in Sydney on Nov. 22.

(If the photo looks a little familiar, it is; a version of this image was circulated as a copy of a copy of an autographed photo obtained by a fan a number of months back.)

Pacific Rim Becomes an ‘Art Film’

imaxrimIf you need just one more reason to attend tonight’s advance screenings of Pacific Rim — which technically opens tomorrow, July 12 — how about this sweetener: Fans who attend an IMAX screening at designated theaters can get this frankly awesome-looking free poster print!

Director Guillermo Del Toro has commissioned Los Angeles artist Sergio Grisanti to create a poster of the Jaeger Gipsy Danger battling the kaiju Leatherback, and it will only be available as a giveaway tonight.
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