This Friday, July 3rd, will mark the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, the time-traveling hit from director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Flight) that made Michael J. Fox (Family Ties, Casualties of War) an instant superstar and became an instant classic in American cinema. Co-written by Zemeckis and screenwriter Bob Gale (1941, Used Cars), Back to the Future was a huge hit among fans and critics alike, receiving an Academy Award for Best Sound Editing/Effects and another 3 nominations for Best Screenplay, Best Sound, and Best Music (Original Song); Huey Lewis even received a Grammy in 1986 for The Power of Love, which he wrote specifically for the film’s soundtrack. I think many fans would agree that Christopher Lloyd (One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Angels in the Outfield) deserved a nomination for Best Supporting Actor, but that aside Back to the Future proved a great success. Since 1985 the film has been followed by two sequels, and although Zemeckis has said that a remake is definitely not happening, he is currently working to adapt the movie into a new musical due out in the next year or two. Either way, I’m sure there will be no shortage of marathons on TV this weekend, but if you happen to have your own copy be sure to watch Back to the Future this weekend to celebrate the anniversary…and Independence Day too!!
2 years ago, A$AP Rocky and his mob hit the scene hard with his debut mixtape “Live.Love.A$AP”. In celebration of their long journey Rocky has released the visuals for his track “Angels”. Ride with the A$AP Mob as they cruise through NYC making “pit-stops”. Keep an eye out for Rock’s next move as the mob continues to grow it’s catalogue.
Ron Howard did a decent job directing Tom Hanks in the film adaptations of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code (2006) and Angels and Demons (2009). The latest installment by the novelist, entitled Inferno, has recently been met with the possibility of another Howard/Hanks collaboration. Howard had previously decided not to direct the third Langdon adventure, The Lost Symbol, which has apparently been put back on the shelves, but now there are rumors of a reunion between the writer and director for the new project. The Langdon series is no stranger, however, to off-setting chronology. Although The Da Vinci Code was the first book to be adapted to film, it is actually the second installment in the book series, acting as the follow-up to Angels and Demons, which was published in 2000. I would advise reading the book before going to see this one; Dan Brown is a great writer if you enjoy fast-paced mysteries incorporating historic events, corruption, and murder! The movie may be out as early as 2015, but as of now there is no official release date.