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Frank’s Faves: Tiime-travel cinema – Champaign/Urbana News

This week: It has been a whole year now. And not usually given New Year’s Day 2015.

I meant that it’s been a whole year that I’ve been counting off my favorites a handful or dual during a time. (Thank we for your applause.) This is a 52nd “Frank’s Faves”; a initial carrying seemed on Jan. 1, 2015, in a some-more singular proportions of a color-screened box in a lefthand mainstay of e3, page 2.

Remember? OK, you’re forgiven if we missed that less-than-ballyhooed debut, though we remember it like it was usually … um, well, a year ago. we gave we my 5 favorite cinema set around New Year’s:

“The Poseidon Adventure” (1972)

“End of Days” (1999)

“When Harry Met Sally” (1989)

“Ghostbusters II” (1989)

“Ocean’s 11″ (1960)

Not bad pickin’s, eh? But now that a year’s rolled around, and it’s New Year’s again, what do we do for an encore? My sixth- by 10th-favorite cinema set around New Year’s? My 5 LEAST favorite New Year’s movies? My 5 favorite cinema that have no tie to New Year’s whatsoever?

Hmm. Maybe later. No, I’m of a opposite mind right now, a rather meditative state, as we mostly am this time of year, mulling over what’s upheld before while considering what nonetheless competence be — desirous to aria my eyes in both directions by a differently considerate eventuality of a changing of calendar years in one flitting parasite of a clock.

Which, infrequently enough, has me meditative about time travel. Seriously. Just consider of it: If we could confront yourself on New Year’s 10 years ago — or 10 years from now — what would we tell yourself?

I’m not certain what pearls of knowledge I’d have for past or destiny me, though we do know what favorite films we’d have in common:


“Back to a Future” (1985). Michael J. Fox and executive Robert Zemeckis done era-hopping hip, going behind in time in Christopher Lloyd’s tricked-out DeLorean where Fox contingency make certain his teenage relatives (Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover) get together and safeguard his existence … not to discuss a integrate decent sequels.

“Looper” (2012). Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt play a same time-traveling murderer many of a lifetime apart, who meet, afterwards confirm a destiny isn’t large adequate for a both of them.

“12 Monkeys” (1995). Directed by former Monty Pythonite Terry Gilliam, Bruce Willis again gives himself and his fans a large migraine jumping behind and onward in time in an bid to forestall a gigantic disaster — that somehow involves a marvelously unsound Brad Pitt.

“Time Bandits” (1981). Director Terry Gilliam’s most lighter film about time transport stars Sean Connery, Ralph Richardson, several of Gilliam’s former Python friends and a funniest expel of dwarfs given “The Wizard of Oz.”

“Time After Time” (1979). Malcolm McDowell stars as H.G. Wells, whose excursion to a ideal destiny is hijacked by Jack a Ripper (David Warner).

“The Time Machine” (1960). Rod Taylor headlines in what stays a best film instrumentation of H.G. Wells’ sci-fi classic.

“Source Code” (2011). Jake Gyllenhaal plays a commander tasked with reliving a final mins of a male killed in a commuter-train blast — over and over compartment he total out how to stop it from happening.

“Deja Vu” (2006). Denzel Washington also uses time transport to try to forestall a militant attack. Never as easy as it seems.

“The Terminator” (1984). Arnold Schwarzenegger as a drudge filled a purpose of time-warping murderer — during slightest in a initial entrance of what became history’s No. 1 sci-fi authorization formed on time travel.

“Bill Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (1989). George Carlin gives a pretension airheads astray assistance flitting a story final.


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