MONDAY MOVIE MEME
Time After Time (1979) a great movie in which Michael McDowell ,cast as H. G. Wells, uses his time machine to chase after Jack the Ripper!
Time Bandits (1981) The screen play for this movie was written by Terry Gilliam of Monty Python fame who is also the writer and director. It's about a young boy who travels through time with a pack of dwarves using a map of space and time, meeting various historic notables such as Napoleon Bonaparte and Robin Hood, as well as Agamemnon, while being watched by Evil who wants the map for himself.
12 Monkeys (1995) also directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Madeleine Stowe and Christopher Plummer. The earth has been contaminated by a deadly virus and everyone is forced to live underground in order to survive. Brad Pitt plays a criminal who, in the hopes of obtaining a pardon, agrees to attempt to travel back in time to try to collect information about the virus, thought to be released by a terrorist organization called The Army of the 12 Monkeys, and a pure sample of the virus, if possible, in order that a cure can be made.
Donnie Darko (2001) a psychological-thriller/fantasy about a troubled boy, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, who is plagued by doomsday visions and ideas, some delivered to him by a life-size menacing-looking rabbit, which he attempts to find the reasons and meaning behind. The movie also stars Mary McDonnell, Drew Barrymore, Jena Malone, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wylie and Maggie Gyllenhaal It's a strange, great movie!
Primer (2004) a very low-budget, fantastic movie about an accidental discovery of a way to time travel. The movie was written, produced and directed by a mathematician and former engineer, Shane Carruth. It's a sophisticated and complicated movie. I really enjoyed the movie, but admit that I didn't understand all of it and, apparently most people don't! But it's still a great movie and won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2004!