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HUVr: Back to the Future’s Hoverboard gets “real”

HUVr: Back to the Future’s Hoverboard gets “real”

There’s a campaign running right this minute with some wizards of video effects that have some surprising celebrity connections up their sleeves, one that suggests they’ve finally created the real Hover Board from Back to the Future. This is a viral campaign, working with celebrities like model Billy Zane (also BTTF actor), skateboarder Tony Hawk, and actor (and the original "Doc" from Back to the Future) Christopher Lloyd. They also suggest that it’s all very "real."

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The LEGO Movie Videogame Review

The LEGO Movie Videogame Review

Supposing you’ve not dismissed this title as another tried-and-failed movie-to-game translation, you’ll be glad to know what The LEGO Movie Videogame is just about as smooth a delivery as we’ve ever experienced. Having both the previous (rather successful) Lego video games to live up to and the (wildly successful) Lego movie to live up to, this game isn't attempting to be a stand-alone game without movie influence. Instead, The LEGO Movie Videogame attempts to be an extension of the movie universe - and it does so with flying colors.

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Dolby reveals how notable movie SFX were made

Dolby reveals how notable movie SFX were made

Movies are riddled with sound effects, but some have transcended their cinematic boundaries to become a popular cultural staple, a sound effect that is recognizable on its own and often used and parodied in others' works. Lightsabers are one such sound effect, the making of which Dolby detailed yesterday in a blog post, along with seven other notable sounds.

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Moviefone call-in service to shut down

Moviefone call-in service to shut down

Joining the list of things starting to make you feel old, Moviefone, the service that allowed movie-goers to call in for show times, will be going the same way as cassette tapes and payphones. News of this surfaced over the weekend, with callers being told the service will shut down soon and to download the app instead.

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