December 31, 2013.

This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.

If you are interested in contacting me, you can do so by commenting on any of the posts. The blog will remain live on the web.
Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.

June 1, 2012

Back to the Future (1985)

When it’s over, I consider this first film in the trilogy as one of the best time-traveling films to date.  It definitely makes my top 10 list.  This film was flawless in every way and that had much to do with the unique story, and how the story was told.  With all the twists and turns and unexpected discoveries, the story could have easily strayed off course, but in the capable hands of writers, Robert Zemeckis (who also directed) and Bob Gale, the complex story delivered a smooth finish without any noticeable loose ends.  It had a solid script, an amazing cast, lots of slice of life humour, and comes full circle for story development.  It was not only entertaining and fun, but served to be a commentary on pop culture during its 1985 release – with the music of Huey Lewis and the News, the rise in popularity of skateboarding, Calvin Klein, and references to the current actor turned president, Ronald Reagan.  There’s nothing really bad I can say about this film, except that they don’t make films like that anymore.  BTTF is about getting Marty McFly (Micheal J. Fox) back to 1985 where he belongs after he’s accidentally sent back to 1955 in Doc Brown’s (Christopher Lloyd) time-traveling DeLorean.  However, getting back to the future isn’t as simple especially after Marty runs into his teenage parents, who he needs to ensure falls in love, or he will be non-existent.  Also starring, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover.

My rating: 5 out of 5


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  2. oohh those 80s teen flicks.. they certainly have more substance than the current teen comedy flicks. Hot Tub Time machine has the same concept but for some reason, not as enjoyable as this. Gosh, I forgot Billy Zane is even in this film. I like this one second to Goonies and Breakfast Club (they're a tie)