by Patrick Bromley
Because March is my birthday month and the only thing I ever like doing for my birthday is programming movie marathons, I've written a bunch of these 24 Hours of Movies pieces all March long for the past few years. It's a tradition I will be continuing this month, beginning with this marathon of all time travel movies.
For some reason, I really love time travel movies. Like buddy cop pictures and revenge movies, "time travel" is one of those genres in which I'll give any movie at least a shot. Picking the ones to watch over the course of one 24-hour marathon is tough because there are so many that I like, but they're not all movies I would feel like watching under these conditions. Don't be the person who's all "You forgot Primer" or "No 12 Monkeys?" There are lots of good time travel movies and I could only pick some of them. I also set a rule for myself that I wouldn't include either of the first two Terminator movies. I don't know why.
The theme for this marathon was suggested by Frank Levesque (@1frankthetank1). Thanks, Frank!
10 a.m. - The Time Machine (1960, dir. George Pal)
Noon - Safety Not Guaranteed (2012, dir. Colin Trevorrow)
1:30 p.m. - Time Bandits (1981, dir. Terry Gilliam)
3:30 p.m. - Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971, dir. Don Taylor)
5:15 p.m. - Déjà Vu (2006, dir. Tony Scott)
7:30 p.m. - Back to the Future (1985, dir. Robert Zemeckis)
9:30 p.m. - Trancers (1985, dir. Charles Band)
11 p.m. - Southland Tales (2007, dir. Richard Kelly)
1:30 a.m. - Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992, dir. Anthony Hickox)
3:15 a.m. - Triangle (2009, dir. Christopher Smith)
5 a.m. - Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982, dir. William Dear)
7:30 a.m. - The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962, dir. Edward Bernds)
9 a.m. - Looper (2012, dir. Rian Johnson)
11 a.m. - Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989, dir. Stephen Herek)
Bricklin's "Walk Away" blares -- aka the most inspirational power ballad ever recorded -- is a total triumph. It's the perfect way to end our marathon.
Be excellent to each other, everyone. Be excellent to each other.