Back to the Future Game Behind the Scenes

Telltale Games provided a few behind-the-scenes video of the new Back to the Future game. Micheal J. Fox allowed his likeness, but sadly was unable to lend his voice. I was bummed at first, but the voice over guy they got did a great job. Check it out!

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Back to the Future Love

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Back to the Future there is a lot of love going around for the film. Entertainment Weekly reunited Michael J. Fox and Leah Thompson, while SPIKE promoted their Scream awards with this awesome Michael J. Fox BTTF promo.

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Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy on Blu-ray

At 88 miles per hour, Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd took millions of spellbound viewers on a high-flying voyage across the space-time continuum in a trio of wildly inventive tales that broke box-office records around the world.  To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Academy Award®-winning cinematic franchise that generated nearly one billion dollars worldwide, the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy will debut on Blu-ray™ onOctober 26, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  The 25th Anniversary Trilogy will also be available on DVD.

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Happy Birthday Michael J. Fox

Today is Michael J. Fox’s birthday and, as you can see from his driver’s license, Marty McFly’s birthday. How cool is that?

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Holy Crap! Teen Wolf Action Figure!

Toys R Evil posted an awesome 1:6-scale Teen Wolf action figure. The figure is limited to a 1/1 edition so don’t expect to buy this anytime soon! The figure was a collaboration between Character Design Consultancy; The Tarantulas and UK-based Creative Form Developers Morpheus.  Head over to Toys R Evil to see the all of the amazing details!

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Family Ties, Season 5

I was so excited to find the fifth season of Family Ties on my doorstep yesterday that I instantly put it in to watch. I have been enjoying reminiscing this show. In fact, I don’t think I have seen most of these episodes since they originally aired.

If you haven’t seen the show here is a quick rundown.  Set during the early years of the Reagan administration, Elyse and Steven Keaton raise their four children Alex P. Keaton ( portrayed by Michael J. Fox), Mallory, Jennifer, and Andy in Columbus, Ohio. Elyse and Steven are baby boomers, liberal Democrats, and peace loving hippies. Their son Alex is a staunch Republican. Their ideals may clash, but the heart of this show is the family

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Spin City, Season 1

In a world of constantly changing tastes and preferences, some things prove themselves to be timeless. Favorite books, classic movies, even the occasional sitcom. Such is the case with Spin City.

Michael J. Fox plays Mike Flaherty, deputy mayor of New York City. His job consists largely of turning the Mayor’s occasional gaffes into less volatile opportunities for reproach– hence the title. His staff consists of actors Alan Ruck, Connie Britton, Alexander Chaplin and Michael Boatman. His dedicated staff serve at the pleasure of the mayor, one Barry Bostwick.

The show’s writing is quite sharp. I’ll admit, the first few episodes are a bit rough around the edges– writers getting acclimated to the cast, the cast taking time to fuse together as an ensemble. Once they find their footing however, the rest of the season proves to be a classic.

Fox begins the show with a long-term girlfriend, a reporter played by the timeless beauty Carla Gugino. Their chemistry (and conflict of professional interests) provide much of the meat for the season’s first half Gugino left the show prematurely for a number of reasons; one of which was to allow Fox’s character Flaherty to date a variety of guest stars– allowing the show to stay more fresh. I personally think she could have stayed on longer, but the realistic portrayal of Flaherty losing a great love of his life was satisfyingly genuine.

The show’s teamwork both in comedy and in politics runs with the precision of a swiss watch. One liners, rejoinders and even the occasional bit of slapstick are delivered with style. Special mention should be made of veteran character Richard Kind, who played the press secretary. His work is nothing short of comedy gold. The man’s talent for self-deprecating goofiness is worth the price of admission alone.

For a sitcom, the show took many gambles that paid off handsomely: Michael Boatman plays a gay man in a lead role long before Will & Grace ever aired. The show also touched on delicate subjects such as inner city drug use and the scandal of extra-marital affairs in the mayor’s office.

Also worth note is the star-studded collection of guest appearances. Actors and actresses who would later outshine the entire cast (excepting Fox) sharpened their chops with small but satisfying roles on Spin City: Gretchen Mol, Jennifer Garner and the ever-smug Stephen Colbert can all be found in blink-and-you’ll-miss-’em cameos, along with several more.

The first season DVD features interviews with the whole cast as well as running commentary for the season’s best episodes. At 12 years since its premiere, Spin City proves its comedic potential is very well preserved and worth your taking a look. I highly recommend you pick it up

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