Christopher Lloyd Returns as Doc Brown in New Back to the Future Short Film


By now you are no doubt aware that October 21st, 2015 has been dubbed “Back to the Future Day” because it is the date on which Doc and Marty arrive in the future in Back to the Future: Part II. To celebrate the occasion, Universal is releasing a new 30th Anniversary Edition of the trilogy and the box set will include some new stuff like a 64-page collectible book, a new bonus disc with 2 hours of additional content, and all 26 episodes of the animated series. Also possibly of interest is a brand new short film called Doc Brown Saves the World! with Christopher Lloyd reprising his role. Apparently he will offer an explanation as to why our version of 2015 looks so different from theirs. Pander alert! Check out a teaser for the short film after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Gaspar Noe’s Love Trailer


With movies like Irreversible and Enter the Void under his belt, it is pretty clear that Gaspar Noe likes to push boundaries. His latest film, Love, presents unsimulated sex in stereoscopic 3D in order to explore the two-year relationship of Murphy and his ex-girlfriend Electra. After earning mixed reviews on the festival circuit, Love is finally hitting U.S. theatres and this week Vice has premiered a domestic trailer. It looks pretty gorgeous but will the 3D actually add anything to the experience? Love opens in New York City on Oct. 30th before hitting additional cities and VOD on Nov. 6th; check out the trailer (which is SFW, believe it or not) after the jump and see what you think.

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Matthew Vaughn to Direct Spy Movie I Am Pilgrim


We’ve known for a while know that a sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service is in the works and Matthew Vaughn is apparently attached to direct once again. He will also be involved as a producer and co-writer as he and Jane Goldman are reportedly working on the story now and trying to figure out if Colin Firth will have a role. In the meantime, however, Vaughn is also attached to direct a Flash Gordon reboot for Fox and now he has just signed on to direct another spy movie for MGM. This one is based on the bestselling novel I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes. The plot synopsis is as follows:

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The X-Files Event Series Full Trailer


After a couple of short teaser trailers and TV spots, Fox has finally released a full trailer for their upcoming 2016 revival of The X-Files. Mulder and Scully are re-united as Mulder seems to have stumbled across a new government plot to stage an attack on America using alien technology. Or something like that. Mitch Pileggi returns as Walter Skinner while William B. Davis is also back as Cigarette Smoking Man alongside a cast of newcomers that includes Joel McHale, Robbie Amell, Lauren Ambrose, Annabeth Gish, Annet Mahendru, Rhys Darby and Kumail Nanjiani. The X-Files event series premieres on Sunday, Jan. 24th at 10 pm EST (7 pm PST); check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Spy, Entourage


It’s a pretty packed week for DVD and Blu-ray releases, although the emphasis is definitely on newer titles as opposed to back catalogue stuff. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is the big one but you’ll have to wait until Friday to pop on that. Other major releases include Spy starring Melissa McCarthy, the Poltergeist remake starring Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt, and the Entourage movie. Some noteworthy indie films include the Kevin Bacon thriller Cop Car, French crime drama The Connection starring Jean Dujardin, and Peter Strickland’s erotic drama The Duke of Burgundy plus Mark Hartley’s Cannon Films doc Electric Boogaloo (which is only available on DVD). On the small screen, we’ve got the German spy mini-series Deutschland 73, and on Blu-ray, John Carpenter’s Christine finally arrives in a non-limited edition. What will you be picking up this week? Check out the full list of releases after the jump.

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The Revenant Trailer #2


Following up on some new photos that were released yesterday, 20th Century Fox has also issued a brand new trailer for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s epic western revenge thriller The Revenant. By now most people have probably heard the controversy over the film’s grueling production, much of which took place in frigid Alberta, Canada and strictly by natural light. That being said, the hardships endured by the cast and crew seem to be paying off as the visuals are nothing short of staggering. The new trailer also reveals a bit more of the plot, emphasizing the revenge element. The Revenant stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter and Domhnall Gleeson and it hits select theatres on Dec. 25th before going wide on Jan. 8th. Check out the new trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Film Junk Podcast Episode #533: Everest


0:00 – Intro / Jay vs. Radio Shack
15:20 – Review: Everest
47:20 – Headlines: Prometheus 2 and Blade Runner 2 Titles Announced
56:25 – Other Stuff We Watched: Project Greenlight, Victoria, The Summit, Jack Reacher, Deranged, Wall-E, Kill List, The Sentinel, Ferrell Takes the Field, Burn Witch Burn, The Muppets, Black Mass
2:12:50 – Junk Mail: Retro 6/5 Debate, Letterboxd Two-Banger, 1.5x Speed Memory Lapses, Talking Animals + Custom Blu-ray Artwork, Found Footage vs. Faux Documentary, Three Name Spoonerisms
2:46:40 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:49:10 – Outro

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The Green Inferno Review

The Green Inferno
Directed by Eli Roth
Written by: Guillermo Amoedo and Eli Roth
Starring: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Sky Ferreira, Matias Lopez, Richard Burgi, Eusebio Arenas, Nicolas Martinez, Daryl Sabara, Ignacia Allamand, Magda Apanowicz, Kirby Bliss Banton, and Aaron Burns


In 1980, a found footage Italian film called Cannibal Holocaust was released. The gore was so realistic that many people who saw the movie thought it was a snuff film. Director Ruggero Deodato was arrested for obscenity and the film was banned in several countries.

Now, decades later, director Eli Roth (Hostel) tackles similar subject matter with The Green Inferno. The title is the same as the film-within-a-film from Cannibal Holocaust.

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Hitchcock/Truffaut Trailer


It may seem hard to believe now, but there was once a time when Alfred Hitchcock was not one of the most respected and revered filmmakers of all time. Even back in the early ’60s after the release of Psycho, many critics still failed to acknowledge his mastery of the medium. That all changed after Francois Truffaut met with Hitchcock for a series of interviews that eventually became the highly influential book, Hitchcock/Truffaut.

Now, almost 50 years after the book was published, director Kent Jones has put together a documentary that serves as a companion piece. Featuring interviews with directors like Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Wes Anderson, Richard Linklater and Peter Bogdanovich, it also makes use of the original audio recordings to bring this legendary film lesson to life on the big screen. Hitchcock/Truffaut hits select theatres on Dec. 2nd; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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The Exorcist, Ace Ventura and Major League Remakes Under Consideration


It’s no secret that Hollywood has become pretty obsessed with remakes over the past decade or so, recycling previously successful properties in order to cash in on nostalgia and name recognition. Many of those remakes have come courtesy of MGM, a studio that was on the verge of bankruptcy in 2010 but started to exploit its back catalogue in order to get things back on track. Now it looks like we could have a similar situation on our hands with Morgan Creek Productions. The production company is looking to sell off the rights to its library of 78 films, and along with those rights will come the possibility of remakes. Morgan Creek will retain the remake rights to five movies, however: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Major League, Young Guns, Flying Tigers and The Exorcist. Morgan Creek CEO Jim Robinson had this to say:

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Monday Morning Box Office Report: Hotel Transylvania 2 Sets a New September Record


Adam Sandler made up for the disappointing Pixels earlier this year with a strong debut for the animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2. The Genndy Tartakovsky film set a new opening weekend record for September, earning $5 million more than its predecessor to take home $47.5 million. In second place, The Intern pulled in a decent but unremarkable $18 million, while Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials fell to #3. Everest jumped up to fourth place after expanding to over 3000 screens (although last week’s per-screen average seemed to predict a much bigger success) and Black Mass rounded out the top 5. Elsewhere, Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno opened at #9, which is okay considering its extreme subject matter, while Sicario cracked the top 10 despite playing in just 59 theatres.

1. Hotel Transylvania 2 — $47.5M
2. The Intern — $18.23M
3. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials — $14M
4. Everest — $13.09M
5. Black Mass — $11.51M
6. The Visit — $6.75M
7. The Perfect Guy — $4.75M
8. War Room — $4.28M
9. The Green Inferno — $3.49M
10. Sicario — $1.77M

New on Netflix: Interstellar, Moonrise Kingdom, Gotham: Season 1


It’s been kind of a quiet month for Netflix without any major Netflix original series premieres, but there are still a few interesting recent additions that might be worth checking out. In the U.S., the biggest additions are Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children and Stephen Frears’ Philomena plus one of Albert Maysles’ final docs Iris and Quentin Dupieux’s latest surrealist comedy Reality. Canadians are lucky enough to get Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic Interstellar plus Gabe Polsky’s hockey documentary Red Army and Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria. Both regions get the documentary Keith Richards: Under the Influence and the first season of Gotham. Will you be adding anything to your queue? Check out the full list of new additions after the jump.

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