My childhood came back to me in a wave as I watched the opening crawl of Star Wars: The Force Awakens yesterday morning. It's like I'm a kid again, and someone has planted me back in this universe a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
In honour of next week's release of Source Code on DVD and Blu-ray, and because it's one of my favorite topics, this week for DVD Tuesday I'm counting down the ten best time travel movies. From science fiction, action, adventure, and horror, to comedy, and even a romantic comedy or two, these movies cover almost every genre, and I'm ranking them not just on how great the movie is, but also, how well they approach a time travel story.
Opening at a theatre near you this weekend: J.J. Abrams directs the retro-thriller, Super 8; and Jordana Beatty stars in the kid-centric comedy, Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer.
This wait is over. Just in time for your holiday shopping lists, Star Trek, the best action movie of the year, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this week, with Chris Pine starring as Mr. James T. Kirk. Also out, Cameron Diaz stars in My Sister's Keeper, Bruno has Sacha Baron Cohen pulling his usual shtick, and the great Michael Caine stars in Is Anybody There?
"Best. Ever." is a weekly conglomeration of things that made my week. And there was much rejoicing. The dark webslinger returns, Khaaaaaaan!, Jacob lives!, ER flatlines, Twouble with Twitters, Star Wars/Dallas intro, Red Dwarf rises again, Dallas Green, CuteOverload, and Terry Pratchett.
Reality and fiction have a twisted sort of relationship that is often hard to untangle, especially in any movie that attempts to say it is "based on a true story." Arriving this week on DVD are three films aspiring to reality, in one form or another, but with varied results. New arrivals include the monster movie Cloverfield, the political drama Charlie Wilson's War, and the sports tale, Resurrecting the Champ.
Expectation can be a very cruel thing, even at the movies, and this week would-be fans will finally get to check out the most buzz-worthy film of the last six months: the monster thriller, Cloverfield. Also opening this week is 27 Dresses with Katherine Heigl, and Mad Money starring Diane Keaton.