Posted on Friday, September 21st, 2018 by Rob Hunter
(Welcome to The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated movies. This week we go time-hopping with some underappreciated movies about time travel!)
Time travel is a peculiar thing. In movies, I mean, not real life where we all do it every single day from one second to the next. The story ideas built on its back have resulted in several of our favorite films over the years including Back to the Future, Predestination, Edge of Tomorrow, Time Bandits, Primer, Edge of Tomorrow, The Terminator, Looper, and Edge of Tomorrow. The very concept, though, is prone to all manner of inconsistencies, plot holes, and head-scratchers, and you’d be hard-pressed to find an example of a time travel movie without at least a single frustrating paradox.
So why bother trying? Instead, we’re going to take a look at six more great time travel movies that entertain despite not catching on with the general public. They’re lesser known but not less worthy of your time. See what I did there? You’re welcome.
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(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)
Need something to watch? What are you looking for? Perhaps a time travel love story? A paranoid conspiracy theory? A rom-com? A sexy thriller? A breezy espionage comedy? One of the weirdest sequels ever made? All that and more awaits you in the latest edition of Now Stream This. As always, I’ve combed several streaming services and brought back some great recommendations for you to enjoy.
These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.
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Time After Time is an excellent time travel movie. Nicholas Meyer‘s 1979 film follows author H.G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell) as he travels to the future to hunt down his former pal, Jack the Ripper (David Warner). It’s an exciting, funny, and often visually stunning picture – the astonishing opening long take lures you right into the movie – that holds up. Now, Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries) has adapted the film into a television series that sticks too closely to the original source.
Below, read our Time After Time Comic-Con reaction.
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It feels like 2016 is just flying by, because we’re just over three weeks away from San Diego Comic-Con. We’ll be in the heart of all the pop culture craziness as usual, and it looks like fans are going to have their days packed pretty full if they plan on seeing everything that Warner Bros. Television has to offer. The TV studio is bring 21 shows to the convention this summer. That includes comic book favorites like Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Gotham and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and a slew of other geek friendly shows with large, loyal fanbases.
Get the full list of TV shows at 2016 Comic-Con after the jump. Read More »
The upfronts keep on coming this week, and yesterday brought the unveiling of the new series coming to ABC for the 2016-2017 television season. Since ABC canceled a bunch of shows, including Agent Carter and Marvel’s Most Wanted, we’re interested to see what the network will be trying out this fall to find a new audience.
The new line-up of dramas at ABC includes the return of Agent Carter‘s Hayley Atwell to television in Conviction, Kiefer Sutherland becoming the president in Designated Survivor, and H.G. Wells chasing Jack the Ripper through modern day New York City in Time After Time. On the comedy side, we have some new shows featuring Jenna Elfman, Minnie Driver and Katy Mixon. We recently previewed a few short teasers for some of ABC’s new offerings, but today we have longer, meatier trailers.
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Posted on Friday, May 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
By now you’ve surely heard that ABC has decided not to move forward with Marvel’s Most Wanted, and that it’s decided it doesn’t want more Agent Carter or The Muppets either. So what does the network want? If they’re not going to give us more of Hayley Atwell kicking ass and taking names Peggy Carter, what do they plan to serve us next season instead?
Well, for starters, Hayley Atwell kicking ass and taking names as a different Carter — Carter Morrison, the protagonist of a new legal drama called Conviction. There’s also Downward Dog, starring Fargo‘s Allison Tolman, and Still Star-Crossed, a Romeo and Juliet sequel for all you ShondaLand faithful out there. See brand-new promos for all of those, plus Imaginary Mary, Notorious, Speechless, and Time After Time. Read More »
Time After Time was a 1979 novel by Karl Alexander that started with the idea that early science fiction author H.G. Wells had actually invented a time machine, and used that concept to throw Wells into the far future of 1979 in pursuit of — no joke — Jack the Ripper.
The novel became a film directed by Nicholas Meyer, with Malcolm McDowell, David Warner, and Mary Steenburgen in the cast. Now those two efforts are inspiring a series from Scream, The Following and Stalker writer Kevin Williamson, and ABC has bought the project. Read More »
What if the popular time travelers of cinema and television history existed on the same timeline? David McCandless created this crazy visualization as part of his upcoming book The Visual Miscellaneum ($18 preorder on Amazon). The chart tracks all the action between 800 AD and 4000 AD, and the tracking is color-coded by method of time travel: Alien Technology, Force of Nature, Time Machine, Deep Freeze, or Unknown. McCandless also imagines what possible paradoxes might occur when multiple time travelers converge on the same date. Check out the full chart after the jump.
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