It's Thursday (actually it's Friday, of last week) and so that means it's another episode of Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks! I'm out of town, so this is coming to you thanks to busting ass last week and getting a it scheduled!
You can thank me later.
Anyways, this was an interesting one because this week's theme comes with a stipulation to make it more...challenging, and that stipulation really challenged me since my mind went to the very place it told me I couldn't go.
This week's theme is:
And here's the catch...NO SPACE OR ALIENS! Well, that takes a large chunk of everything I was thinking out of my hands. I came up with some good ones though, so I'm all for this. I actively avoided Inception, since I assume that film will be really popular this week.
|Back to the Future|
This is one of those films I just didn't care for as a kid, surprisingly, but a few years ago while on a cruise with the family, I wound up walking my daughter to sleep on the deck while this was playing (movies under the stars) and I fell in love with it. So clever and witty and exciting and well made. It's not nostalgic for me, but it's a new love.
I'm always so happy when someone tells me that they love this movie. For me, it's such an underrated classic of genre and doesn't get the respect it deserves. It's paced beautifully, brilliantly acted (Jude Law was Oscar ROBBED) and poignant, even today. I recommend this movie to everyone.
If someone comments that these robots were aliens, I'm going to lose it. I haven't seen this movie in years, so I honestly can't remember, but from what I recall it all takes place on Earth and the villains are robots...right? All I know is that it's been ripped off to death, but the original still stands as a great film (even if the sequels sucked).