Aug 14, 2014
This time out, Elise Moore and David Fiore explore the heartbreak of chrono displacement syndrome. Perhaps because their parents watched too many time travel movies during the gestation period, each of our wayfarers are genetically predisposed to kick against the ticks of the clock - although they do so in spectacularly different ways.
First up, we've got Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber's grim The Butterfly Effect (2004), starring Ashton Kutcher (that's not easy to say), Amy Smart, Melora Walters, and Eric Stoltz as no one's candidate for father of the year.
Our second film is Robert Schwentke's The Time Traveler's Wife (2009), based on Audrey Niffenegger's much-loved novel. This one stars Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston, and Stephen Tobolowsky.
The pairing gave us a great chance to talk about the differences between "time loop" films and the "timeline" entries in this vast genre.
So get set for 2.5 hours of time talk, spiced with our inevitable musings about masochism and male panic as our heroes fall upon the thorns of time, they bleed!