Sunday, July 8, 2012

10 List : No time like then

I'm a sucker for time travel stories so I loved, loved, loved the new film Safety Not Guaranteed and I'm eagerly looking forward to Looper which opens this September. 

Get back in time with these ten:

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
Device: Customized rowboat
Upside:  Restore your belief in love and possibility
Downside: Lose your day job (wait, that’s still an upside!)

Midnight in Paris (2011)
Device: a particular Parisian stoop at midnight
Upside: Meet exciting artists and writers from the 1920’s,
Downside: Realize you’re a bland sell-out.

Primer (2004)
Device: Large box
Upside: Make money in the stock market
Downside: Risk coma and death

Time Bandits (1981)
Device: Dwarves with a map full of holes
Upside: Witness great moments in history and steal treasure
Downside: Endlesssly chased by an evil sorcerer

Pleasantville (1998)
Device: Special remote control  delivered by Don Murray
Upside: Experience an uncomplicated lifestyle
Downside: Get really, really bored

Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Device: An enormous corroded sewer pipe
Upside: Save the future world from a devastating virus
Downside: Get locked up in an asylum

Back to the Future (1985)
Device: Customized DeLorean
Upside:  See a kinder, gentler America
Downside: Get hit on by future Mom

Time After Time (1979)
Device: A pod shaped time machine
Upside: Hunt for Jack the Ripper,
Downside: Risk girlfriend to the maniac

The Terminator (1984)
Device: Time displacement equipment that resembles a jet engine
Upside: Save humankind from extinction,
Downside: You can only rest when you’re dead

The Jacket (2005)
Device:  Combination of straightjacket and morgue drawer
Upside: Save a young girl from a bleak destiny
Downside: Claustrophobia

1 comment:

Anikó said...

Sounds good!
While I wait for this to come out over here, I'll watch the ones I haven't seen.
Actually we've been just wondering what to watch tonight, thanks for the list! :)