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Marty McFly’s Self Lacing Shoes Up For Auction

September 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Nike is auctioning off 1500 pairs of Marty McFly’s futuristic shoes from Back to the Future Part II in order to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research.

Bill Hader and Christopher Llyod star in the promo video:

If you want to bid on the shoes, you can go to

But be forewarned, the shoes are going for $3000 – $4000. But hey, it’s for research right?


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My Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies: #1! And The Winner Is…

August 8, 2010 Leave a comment

#1 – Back to the Future (1985)

Back when you couldn’t download movies and movie stores sometimes didn’t HAVE the VHS tapes you were looking for, I couldn’t get enough of this movie.

So I would rent it. Or rather, I would make my parents rent it for me. Over, and over, and over again. And I could not stop watching it.

Its just an all around fantastic movie. Its funny, exciting, and assuming time travel were actually possible, the causality paradoxes are somewhat, umm.. realistic?

Back to the Future recently turned 25, and its aged quite well. I still find myself watching it over and over again. Still laughing at how Doc Brown looks exactly the same in 1955 and 1985, and at Biff’s ultimate demise.

So building a time machine into a DeLorean was a great idea Doc Brown. It lead to two more BTTF movies as well; the second wasn’t that great, but part three in the old west was almost as good as the original.

So the great directing of Robert Zemeckis, great acting by Lloyd and Michael J. Fox and a clever script make Back to the Future my favourite science fiction movie of all time. Actually, its my favourite movie of all time in ANY genre.

Well I hope you all enjoyed reading my top 10 sci fi movies of all time (mostly from the 80s). Check them out if you haven’t already. Good times.

“If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you’re gonna see some serious shit.”

Full List:

#10 – The Terminator (1984)

#9 – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

#8 – The Fifth Element (1997)

#7 – Aliens (1986)

#6 – Blade Runner (1982)

#5 – E.T. (1982)

#4 – Jurassic Park (1993)

#3 – V for Vendetta (2005)

#2 – Star Wars Trilogy (1977 – 1983)

#1 – Back to the Future (1985)

Happy 25th Birthday ‘Back to the Future’!

July 7, 2010 1 comment

It was July back in 1985 that Marty McFly first traveled through time, resulting in hilarity, excitement and pure awesome.

This is, in my humble opinion, one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time. It shows that sci-fi doesn’t have to be overly complex or have dozens of hidden meanings to be good.

This movie just takes an interesting premise like time travel, and puts an entertaining spin on it. Like Doc Brown says, “If you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?!”

This movie is just flat out funny, entertaining, and appeals to a wide audience. Hell, they don’t even TRY to explain how the time machine works, they just go with it. And its awesome!

Spawning two sequels (officially a trilogy) and a short lived animated series,

Animated Doc Brown with wife Clara, sons Jules and Verne, old pal Marty, and faithful dog Einstein

coupled with Michael J. Fox’s high profile struggle with Parkinson’s Disease, ‘Back to the Future’ will live on as one of those movies everybody has seen. And if you haven’t, what the hell are you waiting for?