Film Review: Je t’aime, Je t’aime (1968)

SYNOPSIS: “Recovering from an attempted suicide, a man is selected to participate in a time travel experiment that has only been tested on mice. A malfunction in the experiment causes the man to experience moments from his past in a random order.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: For most of the sixties, genre cinema had been going through a very quiet period and, incidentally, not making any money for the major studios either. Of the few real … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988)

SYNOPSIS: “A young boy in 14th century Cumbria (north of England) keeps getting visions he cannot explain. His village has so far been spared from the black death, but the villagers fear its imminent arrival. With the boy as their guide, a group set out to dig a hole to the other side of the world, so as to fulfill the visions and save the village. At the ‘other side’ is 20th century New Zealand!” … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Butterfly Effect (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: A young man blocks out harmful memories of significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life. REVIEW: Of all the themes that interest me most, I’m always drawn back to those that involve time travel or some quantum phenomena that arises from it. The film “The Butterfly Effect” takes one such aspect head on and doesn’t … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Time Machine (1960)

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SYNOPSIS: “On January 5th 1900, a disheveled looking H.G. Wells – George to his friends – arrives late to his own dinner party. He tells his guests of his travels in his time machine, the work about which his friends knew. They were also unbelieving, and skeptical of any practical use if it did indeed work. George knew that his machine was stationary in geographic position, but he did not account for changes in what … Continue reading

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Film Review: Looper (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to ‘close the loop’ by transporting back Joe’s future self. REVIEW: Maryland native Rian Johnson who brought us “Brick” and “The Brothers Bloom” writes and directs this inventive, fun and dramatic sci-fi movie that is fast paced and thought … Continue reading

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Top 10 Genre Time Travel Movies

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Time travel films easily rank among my favorite through out the genres. Most of the time these movies are presented in a science fiction film foundation (but not all of the time). A film like the comedy “Groundhog Day” is proof of that. With over 200 films created that deal with time travel, trying to create a “top 10 list” is a rather difficult task. Though as they say, things are subjective. I feel these 10 … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Timeslip (short film) (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: “A businessman crosses a busy city street, and awakes trapped in another time. London is gone, along with the buildings, cars and people. It has been replaced by a never-ending forest. The man wanders the wilderness alone, without food or shelter.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: The idea of time travel has been used to various effect in science fiction films and television but, in The Timeslip (2011), filmmaking brothers Jonathan Chance and Richard Chance exemplify … Continue reading

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Unexplained Confidential: Time Travel

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Our world, our universe, may not just be by itself. We might be just one of many parallel universes. It leads to the possibility that when you make a decision, there’s another you who made the opposite decision in a parallel universe.” – Dr. Ronald Mallett, professor of physics at the University of Connecticut The Grandfather Paradox is one of the most famous paradoxes associated with time travel. Suppose you go back and do something … Continue reading

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Film Review: Back To The Future (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: “Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties, is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean time machine invented by slightly mad scientist. During his often hysterical, always amazing trip back in time, Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love – so he can get back to the future.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: In September of 1980, filmmakers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale collaborated on a script … Continue reading

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