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Back to the Future Nationwide
  Theatrical Showing This Evening

Miscellaneous Articles
in original publication sequence except for indices inserted at correct points in the historic flow

Temporal Anomalies Classics
Temporal Anomalies Index 2009
Back to the Future Nationwide
  Theatrical Showing This Evening

People Magazine's Woman of the Year
  Sandra Bullock
    featured in time travel films

Temporal Anomalies Index 2010
Source Code Opens April 1, 2011
Future Time Travel Film Analyses--2011
Why Not Analyze
  Time Travel Television Shows?

Men in Black III Remakes History
Temporal Anomalies Index 2011
(Some of) The Best Time Travel Movies
  You Might Have Missed

Men in Black III May 25th U.S. debut
  midnight shows tonight

Future Time Travel Film Analyses--2012
Temporal Anomalies Index 2012
(Some of) The Best Time Travel Movies
  for Children

Films Currently Showing, November 2013
Upcoming Time Travel Films,
  from February 2014

(Some of) The Best Time Travel
  Romance Movies

Upcoming time travel films,
  from December 2014

Temporal Anomalies Index 2014
(Some of) The Best Time Travel Comedies
(Some of) The Best Time Travel Thrillers

Movies Analyzed
in order examined

    Addendum to Terminator
    Terminator 3:  Rise of the Machines
    Terminator Recap
    Terminator Salvation
    Terminator Genisys
    Terminator:  Dark Fate
Back To The Future
Back To The Future II
Back To The Future III
Star Trek Introduction
    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
    Star Trek: Generations
    Star Trek: First Contact
    Star Trek (2009)
12 Monkeys
    Addendum to 12 Monkeys
Flight Of The Navigator
  Flight Of The Navigator Addendum
Army of Darkness
Lost In Space
Peggy Sue Got Married
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
Planet of the Apes
Kate and Leopold
Somewhere In Time
The Time Machine
Minority Report
Happy Accidents
The Final Countdown
Donnie Darko
  S. Darko
Harry Potter and
    the Prisoner of Azkaban

Deja Vu
    Primer Questions
Bender's Big Score
Popular Christmas Movies
The Butterfly Effect
  The Butterfly Effect 2
  The Butterfly Effect 3:  Revelations
The Last Mimzy
The Lake House
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Hot Tub Time Machine
Los Cronocrimines a.k.a. TimeCrimes
A Sound of Thundrer
Frequently Asked Questions
    About Time Travel

Source Code
Blackadder Back & Forth
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
11 Minutes Ago
Men in Black III
La Jetée
Midnight in Paris
Meet the Robinsons
H. G. Wells' The Time Machine
The Jacket
Safety Not Guaranteed
The Philadelphia Experiment
    The Philadelphia Experiment II
Time After Time
About Time
Free Birds
X-Men:  Days of Future Past
Edge of Tomorrow
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Project Almanac
Time Lapse
O Homem Do Futuro
    a.k.a. The Man from the Future

Abby Sen
When We First Met
See You Yesterday
The History of Time Travel
Copyright Information

The temporal anomaly terminology used here is drawn from Appendix 11:  Temporal Anomalies of Multiverser from Valdron Inc, and is illustrated on the home page of this web site.  This site is part of M. J. Young Net.

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Temporal Anomalies in Time Travel Movies
Back to the Future Nationwide Theatrical Showing This Evening

It happened that being Time Travel Movies Examiner pointed me in other directions from time to time, and with the announcement of the anniversary showing of Back to the Future I found myself reporting movie news.  This version has been edited only slightly, and thus gives the original information as it was.

This first of the miscellaneous articles announced the October 25th, 2010 showing of the famed film.  I managed to attend that showing, which was quite an event; it is perhaps disappointing that similar releases of the sequels did not follow it.

There were, however, other articles of peripheral interest which followed this one, including movie and actor news, looks ahead to future film and analysis releases, best of articles, and more.  This section probably will be expanded; I have a number of "best of time travel movies" articles in the works, and will probably continue to pursue predictions of future analyses and similar pieces as I am able.  Of course, this depends in significant part on your support through Patreon or otherwise (a number of the movies I have analyzed were copies gifted by readers).  I thank you for that in advance.

Back to the Future Nationwide Theatrical Showing This Evening

AMC Theatres will be showing the original Back to the Future at seven o'clock this evening, October 25th, exactly twenty-five years after the original release of the film, in cinema locations nationwide.  Check their web site for locations and tickets in your area.

A time travel movie classic, Back to the Future tells a neatly played replacement theory story in which Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travels in a time machine built by Doc Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) to a time before his own birth, where he accidentally interferes with his parents' original meeting and so threatents his own existence.  He must repair their relationship before he can return to the future, but in so doing he improves his own world upon his return.

Many films echo themes and aspects of this one, including the recent Hot Tub Time Machine (an analysis of which appears on this site), in which the heroes travel to the past, must repair their time machine, find that the existence of one of them is threatened, and then return to a better future of their own making.  Star Trek:  First Contact also includes similar elements, in which the future must be repaired before the travelers can return to it.

Sequels to the original film, Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III, considered other concepts in time travel, including divergent dimensions.

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