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am i allowed to say Groundhog Day?
if not i'm going to have to say Frequency.
Groundhog Day, then.
But it so obviously is.
So Groundhog Day also.
time loop =/= time travel
so maybe I should just shut up
yeah, I'll do that one
sobusiness so at the very least the film is an argument for time loops being time travel.
Comes out next year.
That's got bad news written all over it.
Not sure if it's the best, have to give it another viewing.
you're sick son, you're sick. Sub-question, what is the best time travel themed TV series? It is definitely between Goodnight sweetheart and Quantum Leap.....
However, I have not seen any episodes of Doctor Who made this century, and i only have a vague recollection of Quantum Leap. I think it was shown on a Saturday night when I was at an age where the worst possible thing you could do on a Saturday night was stay in and watch TV. But wasn't the lead character uncannily handsome in a very American, mom's apple pie sort of way.
As for Goodnight Sweetheart, the most boring mindless drivel ever inflicted on somebody waiting for the news to start. Preferred re-runs of that one with Judi Dench and the bloke out of Butterflies.
Are you a fan of Quantum Leap or Goodnight Sweetheart? I can't really comment on QL as noted above, but jesus, Goodnight Sweetheart was dreary and dull.
if Rodney Trotter discovering a time portal to the 1940s and chucking a few up Dervla Kirwan didn't appeal to a younger you then you're not the sort of person i want to waste my time talking to.
in the general drabness of the blitz, execrable dialogue and not very funny jokes.
there are certain classics that are above criticism, especially from people who probably like Futurama.
This charge sheet just gets longer
Cartoons are for kids.
Everyone loves a guy who stands up for a TV series by totally embarassing themselves to the degree that you have. BE MY VALENTINE?
For the record; Goodnight Sweetheart was pretty cool, Quantum Leap was pretty cool, Doctor Who is pretty cool but the best time travel series of all time has to be Planet of the Apes. It was just plain cool...
More just denigrating Quantum Leap (completely baselessly) and Goodnight Sweetheart (completely justifiably). I couldn't really defend Dr Who, it has a special place in my heart from hiding behind the couch as a young child, watching through my hands, scared shitless of a cyborg/Stavros/some other cheesy monster. So I refuse to watch it again and destroy the magic.
I particularly revile Goodnight Sweetheart because it was shown in the same time slot 15 or 20 years later. And it was a steaming pile of shit. If it is a "classic beyond criticism", then what the fuck is left within the pale?
I can only remember the other one.
(It wasn't that good, by the way but Dervla was the only reason anyone bothered to watch it in the first place.)
Some pyay dodgy morals going on in Goodnight Sweetheart.
there's a guy, right, a Murray, a Lyndhurst, a Caviezel, even yer Friday Night Lights man with the newspaper (he isn't strictly travelling through time here, i appreciate that) he's neither in the gutter nor aiming for the stars, just coasting along, puts away a few more units a week than he should, sure, love life isn't going to plan maybe, but he's a rebel, he doesn't really give a shit for convention, he lives by his own rules, admittedly whilst dropping his pants for The Man. all of a sudden, BANG, the kid can travel through time. he uses this largely for his own means.
there has to be more films like this, surely, the public demand them.
Looking for something with a few chicks, though.
Is incredible. I keep getting distracted though, I just sit back and daydream about what I would do with such a device. I wouldn't do good deeds and help people, that's for sure.
He never helps people, just does shit like help it clear his room (by throwing stuff out of the window, stopping time, then going down to catch it).
Bernard's personal Facebook page from when he went to Uni. Seeing a picture of him inn a bra just ruined my childhood
Would he not end up ageing out of sync with time? He stops time but still exists within this stopped time so would he not accumulate lots of years of ageing while everythign else has stopped? So when he's like 15 he's actually 21, 21 then 30 etc...
This issue has bothered me since I wa a child.
That is what happened to Bart & Millhouse in a Treehouse of Horrors episode. I would probably often pause time to have a quick nap, catch up on work etc so it could easily accumulate. The odd few minutes would be fine, you'd probably look fine as you would be so well rested.
I guess it's the flipside of the power. They all have their downsides.
Just looking for the positives.
It's basically Woody Allen remaking Goodnight Sweetheart.
but it has Owen Wilson in.
it's the only film I haven't found him hideously annoying in. He basically plays Woody Allen though
He's got a free pass as far as I'm concerned.
He's by miles the best thing about Midnight in Paris anyway, it's poor Rachel McAdams who gets stuck with a terrible role.
People on here love Primer (it is pretty good).
I've only seen it once and it's quite complicated but I don't remember there being lots.
Good film though. Looking forward to his new one.
started watching it on Youtube then had to quit, is it worth restarting?
the DVD cover has the ending right on it
i was wrong!
it was Earth all along!
i guess you've finally made a monkey
<yes we've finally made a monkey>
you've finally made a monkey out of meeeeeeee
many years ago I watched Fight Club with a housemate, as she'd never seen it.
at the end she turned to me and said, "that was really good. i don't normally like films with time travel!"
what a film.
i also enjoy donnie darko. la jetee, as well! ahhhhh. i just love time travel.
although it does not do the book justice.
I saw the film first
that was pretty good. Not the best.
Actually the best (and most correct) use of time travel ever
They didn't believe me. Which is a shame as it's ACE.
I saw Source Code at the weekend. Nearly great, ultimately sorta passable.
Instead it paddles on for another 10 lacklustre, nonsensical minutes
explain? I am intrigued.
Most uses of time travel just piss me off. YOU CAN'T CHANGE THE FUTURE.
Then he sees 'his father' appear, who fires an anti-dementor patronus and saves him.
Later, it is revealed Hermione has a handy time travel device. They go back in time an hour and save a hippogriff (don't ask). Then Harry sees himself being munched by the dementors and... DUM DUM DUM realises HE is one who fires the patronus to save himself.
I liked that it presented time as a linear experience and they had the stuff happen to them the first time round that they did when they went back.
I know I could do it...because I'd already done it
The use of time travel in the film (and the book for that matter) is both nonsensical and invalidates the entire series - why don't they just go back in time and fix everything? Drown Voldemort as a baby?
I guess this could be applied to nearly all time travel based friction.
I think their time machine had a limited range to a few hours, and Dumbledore says it turns people mad.
Also drowning a baby doesn't seem very heroic
and that in book 5 they are all destroyed in the battle at te ministry of magic
/give me your pocket money
Why haven't more people seen it? Best causality film ever + dusky Spanish countryside as a bonus.
and then one day we will all just be like 'do you remember blah blah blah film' and we all will and it will turn out the film itself traveled back in time. 'mazin
Should be out later this year
i forgot TMNT3
"At night and on weekends, four men in a suburban garage have built a cottage industry of error-checking devices. But, they know that there is something more. There is some idea, some mechanism, some accidental side effect that is standing between them and a pure leap of innovation. And so, through trial and error they are building the device that is missing most. However, two of these men find the device and immediately realize that it is too valuable to market. The limit of their trust in each other is strained when they are faced with the question, If you always want what you can't have, what do you want when you can have anything?"
doesn't sound all that, tbh.
But that is such a poor blurb that it strikes me it could be doing the film an injustice.
and the subjects covered in the film in reference to that... very good. very good indeed.
There's a new film from the guy that wrote Primer. They are being very cagey about what it is about though:
sounds like a winner.