About Time (2013)
“At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.”
In honor of the delightful About Time currently in theaters, this week is dedicated to time travel movies. After today I’ll cover the ones on instant Netflix but I just can’t mention the topic without mentioning…
Time After Time (1979)
“H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century when the serial murderer uses the future writer’s time machine to escape his time period.”
Time After Time is my absolute favorite time travel movie. Unfortunately it is only currently available on the Warner Archive streaming network. Malcolm McDowell is perfect as H.G. Wells in a rare non-villain role. David Warner is excellent as his predator/prey Jack the Ripper. Mary Steenburgen is charming as the third member of our very unusual triangle. As with many time travel stories, there is a healthy dollop of romanticism in the mix.
People Watch: Look for Shelley Hack as a docent and Corey Feldman as ‘boy at museum’.