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

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

This was the second of the miscellaneous articles, written to recognize the award given to an actress who had been featured in several of the movies we had then recently analyzed.  (The first was the announcement of the twenty-fifth anniversary showing of Back to the Future.)

Other articles of peripheral interest followed this one, including movie and actor news, looks ahead to future film and analysis releases, best of articles, and more.  This section 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.

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

As Sandra Bullock is named Woman of the Year by People Magazine, it is fitting to note that among her accomplishments are films of every genre, from action adventures like Speed to comedies like Miss Congeniality, and including fantasy time travel more than once.

Her 2006 turn in The Lake House, reuniting her with Speed co-star Keanu Reeves, approached the notion of two people sending letters and sometimes gifts to each other across time, each contact moving two years between her time and his.  The quirks and anomalies and paradoxes were unraveled (originally at The Examiner) this past summer.  It is a positive film with a happy ending, although from a time travel perspective the happy ending is its undoing.

She returned with a tense and confusing story, when in Premonition she lives through a stressful week entirely out of sequence, in which her husband is killed in an automobile accident and her daughter injured running through a sliding glass door.  As the pieces fall into place, it becomes apparent that she causes both accidents.  This film is currently being examined in the time travel series here (originally at The Examiner).  It is a dark and disorienting thriller stitched around a challenging predestination paradox, but a much more solid time travel story.

Bullock is, as always, capable and credible in the roles, making us believe that she is experiencing what we are seeing.  Despite some temporal problems, they are enjoyable movies worth watching, and particularly challenging and interesting for the time travel fan.  Discussions of their time travel aspects are available here, along with discussions of several other time travel movies.

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