June 13, 2009, 11:06 p.m. CST
by Bob Loblaw Law Blog
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June 13, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST
by Bob Loblaw Law Blog
and she said she liked it. Seeing this is probably in my future.
June 13, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST
The story sounds interesting.
June 13, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST
DS9 to be specific
June 13, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST
Is it remotely as good as "The Constant"?
June 13, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST
And you know it.
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June 13, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST
I've read it two years ago, and if you were a kid or teen of the 80s, the references to that time frame are strikingly powerful. BTW, whenever Eric Bana's character travels through time, he cannot control it and he always appears naked and with amnesia, and it is up to Rachel McAdam's character to fill in the gaps of his apparent memory loss.
June 13, 2009, 11:52 p.m. CST
by zikade zarathos
And it could make a very good romantic movie. If this is done right it will be rivaling ETERNAL SUNSHINE in a lot of people's minds. Coincidentally both have a sci-fi bent and have simultaneously bleak/happy endings. I can't tell by the trailer, though. It's not really what I pictured, but whatever.
June 13, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST
I can't wait for the movie (though I doubt it will be as good)
June 13, 2009, 11:57 p.m. CST
he never gets amnesia.
June 14, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST
by Magnum Opus
Certainly not great. Really it was vapid beach-type reading, but with just enough substance that I could see it making a good movie.
June 14, 2009, 12:28 a.m. CST
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June 14, 2009, 12:38 a.m. CST
Alas poor link, I knew him not.
June 14, 2009, 12:49 a.m. CST
Fantastic performance, dude completely dissapeared into the role. He needs to do more shit like that!!!
June 14, 2009, 12:52 a.m. CST
June 14, 2009, 12:52 a.m. CST
The posted link doesn't work, but if you go directly to the yahoo! movies website, it's in several different forms. <p><p>http://tinyurl.com/le7wx8 <p><p> I think it looks really cool though. I love a good time travel story, and this looks like it makes sense.
June 14, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST
Orcus' pointy ears just perked up
June 14, 2009, 1:02 a.m. CST
trailer looks like it captures it well. this'll make my girlfriend happy.
June 14, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST
I've read the book and quite liked it, actually. From the trailer it looks like they've done a fairly decent adaptation.
June 14, 2009, 1:09 a.m. CST
by future help
June 14, 2009, 1:10 a.m. CST
Then enjoyed the audiobook. It was a high wire act of a book. Halfway between a great sci fi story and a chick book. Never betraying either. The structure is unique as well. If you enjoyed the unusual structure of, say, RANT, you'll appreciate this. It's worth reading before seeing the film or listening to the audio book.
June 14, 2009, 1:20 a.m. CST
i can remember thinking about it and wondering why the fuck he lost his legs, he could have easily done some preventive shit. ah well. was a decent enough book. nortons hulk rules!
June 14, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST
Too Soon. Fuck you NBC!
June 14, 2009, 2:07 a.m. CST
June 14, 2009, 2:46 a.m. CST
...I think justifies reading my wife's copy of the book- though might not be enough to go and see the film.
June 14, 2009, 3:02 a.m. CST
but it still succumbs to a lot of cliches.
June 14, 2009, 3:24 a.m. CST
so good. Saw this in the theatre nd it was the first inkling of romance a movie ever gave me. Somewhere in Time - what the hell, James Cameron sure ripped this off with Titanic. The ending! The old lady at the beginning! Why can't people recognize...
June 14, 2009, 4:43 a.m. CST
The German guy who directed this piece of shit is the worst director imaginable for this kind of subject. Film has been in trouble for years now.
June 14, 2009, 5:30 a.m. CST
...And guys, get ready to put your junk through a hole in the bottom of a popcorn tub.<p> Just this once, on this special night, she won't mind...
June 14, 2009, 5:49 a.m. CST
Sure it's a romance wrapped around the issue of time travel (which is done in quite a cool way, treating time travel like a disease) but this trailer is selling the movie as THE NOTEBOOK 2, which isn't the case. <p> Some parts of the trailer made me cringe ("DADDY!") but I urge anyone actually reading this to give the film a chance, or at the very least read the book.
June 14, 2009, 5:53 a.m. CST
by The Gospel According to Bastardface
June 14, 2009, 6:19 a.m. CST
Yes, he does experience amnesia, which is why before he time travels, he tells the girl what to do when they meet again in the future. :)
June 14, 2009, 6:42 a.m. CST
sounds like grooming to me. hope the timecops aren't heavy on paedophillia...
June 14, 2009, 6:44 a.m. CST
i'm a complete sap for stories like this. i'll be crying in the cinema
June 14, 2009, 6:46 a.m. CST
June 14, 2009, 7:06 a.m. CST
Or get it on an Amazon Kindle. The book is worthwhile and well-written. It's a rare story where time travel is not used as an "out" for the characters. Nor is time travel the focus of the story per se. The movies you cite are far different from this story and don't really deserve mention here. Think of the STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION episode "The Inner Light" instead.
June 14, 2009, 7:07 a.m. CST
Thanks for very little.
June 14, 2009, 7:34 a.m. CST
I'm quite a forgiving reader but the book just didn't do it for me. As someone else said above - vapid beach read with a side of melodrama and cliche sprinkles. I'll pass on the film (though Rachel McAdams is super hot)
June 14, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST
Incidentally, I watched this last night and was also disappointed. Thought the lead was a poor actor and his character was badly developed and inconsistent. The film also suffered from the Lost problem of no-one asking what the fuck was going on. Middle act frustrated the hell out of me. For all that the naked chick was freakin' sweeet and, at the end of the day, isn't that what foreign language films are all about?!
June 14, 2009, 7:47 a.m. CST
Like fuck he can.
June 14, 2009, 7:54 a.m. CST
I hope its good.
June 14, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST
What the hell is a jigawatt?
June 14, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST
June 14, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST
It is quite the charming love story and the end scene will choke up even the most hardened talk backer (those that still read books that is. Immensely enjoyable one of the few books I have read in the past few years that still resonates about what to do with the time allocated to you. Thank you.
June 14, 2009, 10:02 a.m. CST
June 14, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST
Critics will always find something to bitch about and everyone has different tastes but technically the book did many MANY things very well for it's genre. <p> My concerns for this flick are plentiful though. It's highly likely judging from this they intend to gloss over the darker aspects of the book (Henrys violent character, the five or six graphic miscarriages, the rampant detailed sex life which they really enjoyed, Henry watching his ex blow her brains out) and just go for a lightweight romantic drama. <p> I hope they prove me wrong but I doubt it. It's a shame really because in many ways in the book I found the relationship to be quite frank and honest to life in its highs and lows (though I know not everyone shares that view), and the amount of romantic movie dramas that nail that you can probably count on one hand
June 14, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST
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by Rubiks Doob
download size: http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809937231/trailer
June 14, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST
at first I thought he some sort of pedophile for going back and playing with his wife when she was a 5. <p>Then I thought he was some sort of manipulative bastard that got rejected, then used his time machine to mind and time fuck this chick into thinking she was destined for him. <p>Then I realized he travels through time and can't control it, so it basically makes no sense. He goes through time altering his own life over and over? Did he get super powers and just Quantum Leap thorough his own life? What a selfish bastard. <p> if this is good as TBs say, they should cut a new trailer. With all those plot points, sounds like it will be along the lines of Kate and Leopold in terms of time traveling romance.
June 14, 2009, 12:05 p.m. CST
Time Traveller's Wife talkback from a while ago said that if you liked Time Traveller's Wife, you should check out the book Replay by Ken Grimwood. Holy hell is that a great book. I liked TTW, but Replay is just amazing.
June 14, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST
"You and I will be great friends in the future!"<p>*LATER*<p>"We must become friends, even though you're a dick, purely because the older version of you told me we should!"<p>Sigh.
June 14, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST
Personally I'm completely bummed. I loved the book. I am a Lost/Smallville, Alias, Roswell, time travel junkie. And I also like time travel love stories like Somewhere in Time and Terminator. No matter how hard I tried to convince my Lost-loving male friends that this was an awesome book, they always dismissed it as a chick lit kind of thing, which it's not. The characters were very NON-gooey and often talked about punk bands they liked, etc. This trailer looks like some marketing wizards got all freaked that the general population wouldn't want to see a time travel thing (and some nimrods are bewildered by Lost, I give you that). And they freaked and advertised it as a gooey, sicky icky love story. I liked the Notebook but all this looks like is a Hallmarked re-hash that wishes it was the Notebook. Ugh. I keep my fingers crossed for the rest of the movie. Quit trying to make movies appeal to everyone on the planet! Make a good movie for cheap that will appeal to MANY people. But if, like Lost, some people don't get it it's their loss-- why try to sugar coat it and fry it in French Fry batter? Ugh. Rant, rant rant.
June 14, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST
that was the same plot
June 14, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST
June 14, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST
by Orbots Commander
...and it's okay (it was a female friend's copy at a Summer share house out in the Hamptons). The story did seem very 'Notebook'-ish merged with 'sci-fi lite'. It wasn't my copy and I couldn't be bothered to look for it at the library when I returned home.
June 14, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST
Characters talk about punk bands they like? <P> That's a great way to develop characters on the cheap, just list all the music they listen to.
June 14, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST
June 14, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST
But only when it's actually about time travel. When they just use time travel as an excuse for their story then it tends to lead to a big pile of shit. Like that piece of shit Timeline, or The Sphere.
June 14, 2009, 2:11 p.m. CST
http://tinyurl.com/le7wx8 HD - is below
June 14, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST
June 14, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST
Just watched the trailer. He seems like a time traveling @sshole. "look babe, I'd love to stick around for the honeymoon, but I gotta go into the future...or something" lol
June 14, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST
I'll see it just because Rachel Mcadams is so damn beautiful.
June 14, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST
by lex romero
Loved the book but that trailer is terrible. All the worst stuff you expect from a hollywood version of the story, all the emotion and sentimentality turned up to 11 whilst the interesting stuff is left out so it can be some crappy romance film. ffs hollywood!
June 14, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST
and YES, everyone misses Journeyman...
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June 14, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST
by Stuntcock Mike
Love the guy.
June 14, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST
Actually, having read the book a few years ago and really liking it, I have to say that this trailer has me pretty optimistic about the movie. I expected it to be a stinker. The book is much more sci fi and much more romantic than one story should be able to be. But it works and as an avid sci fi reader and media fan, I thoroughly enjoyed the novel. Even though it came to me by way of my wife. The more favorable posts about the book are the most accurate, in my opinion. I would whole-heartedly disagree with the "vapid summer read" analysis in the strongest way possible. True sci fi fans need apply. Read book. Then see movie. Over and out.
June 14, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST
is still a Mills and Boon.<p> The problem with TTTW is that it ultimately is a chick-lit soft-core romance with a weird and morally unsound time travel plot-device in it.<p> The other problem, as mentioned above is the Lost scenario of no-one ever asking the obvious questions. As such it simply side-steps the entire sci-fi issue in favour of trying to cast cross-decade child-grooming in a good light and make us care about a frankly irritating guy with a weird problem he never bothers to exploit, other than to give himself a wank.
June 14, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST
I saw "The Square" and LOVED it and I had kinda given up hope about an American release since nothing seemed to come out of SXSW. Any news regarding it being picked up and distributed? I keep telling all my friends its one of the best films I have seen this year and would love for them to be able to watch it (and me watch it again).
June 14, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST
June 14, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST
seriously, did any of you "experts" read the book? he travels out of chronological order; that's why he leaves instructions. an older version of himself may have been there before. sheesh.
June 14, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST
yeah, there's definitely an aspect of that and it will be interesting to see how they handle the material in the film. the author, audrey niffenegger iw admittedly quite pervy. check out her follow up, a picture book called the 3 incestuous sisters.
June 14, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST
He's not an asshole, he doesn't control it. He goes where he goes when he goes and he has no choice.
June 14, 2009, 7:52 p.m. CST
...from the wife's point of view. Just think of it the second season had NBC renewed it.
June 14, 2009, 7:57 p.m. CST
He exploits it in other less ... uncomfortable ways. Did you finish the book, or did you throw it at the wall and burn it ceremoniously when he referenced essentially blowing himself? And it's not exactly grooming if you keep popping up against your will in the same clearing behind the same girl's house.... who you were just having sex with when she was 26 moments before. Grooming would be if he was NOT a gentleman with her when she hit about 16. Still, I gotta admit, there is a slight creep factor. But the discomfort kind of helps the book build it's mood in a subtle way. The questions thing doesn't make much sense to me either. If they would have answered *our* questions, they would have been answering *his* questions. And that could have potentially ruined the whole thing and made it seem more like the last 10 minutes of a ST-TNG episode. If I read the word "tachyon" even once, *I* would have thrown the book at the wall in a panic and burned it ceremoniously. A sequel that answered questions at this point, you know, would wreak of midichlorians (spell?) and C3PO being built by Anakin. It would suck. Hard. And long.
June 14, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST
by Brians Life
Just the fact that it's taken THIS long to get out a trailer for a movie finished a while ago...does not bode well.<br><br>I really enjoyed the concept of treating time travel like a horrible disease.<br><br>Amnesia!?!? Did you read the book? He doesn't get anmesia, he just doesn't know where the fuck he is.
June 14, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST
by Brians Life
It's almost entirely random. Certain events in his life are more of an anchor than others (his mother's death, meeting his future wife, etc.) but he's not "righting wrongs" or even doing much more than trying to not get killed after appearing someplace at random completely naked.
June 14, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST
Seeing it written here so many times warms my heart and yet hurts at the same time.
June 14, 2009, 9:06 p.m. CST
i hate when they do that<p> and the book is a nice romantic novel, written by a first time author who used the book to get through a very hard time in her romantic life
June 14, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST
I mean that in the best way possible. Might be an chick flick that I wouldn't hate seeing.
June 14, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST
Hi Christopher, I'm Nero.
June 14, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST
by Darth Tenor
Cannot think of less appropriate music from the trailer, considering in the book Henry is an avid fan of Richard Hell & the Voidoids.
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June 15, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST
And while we're at it, QUANTUM LEAP 4-EVER! Please bring both back, television executives. Instead of bringing back CUPID yet again for no apparent reason.
June 15, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST
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June 15, 2009, 2:58 a.m. CST
James Kirk was a great man. Who went on to Captain the Enterprise. But that was another life!
June 15, 2009, 3:54 a.m. CST
No. It's still creepy when he essentially forces the girl to always want him by sheer virtue of persistance throughout her whole life.<p> Also it never explicitly tells you what he 'does' to himself. He may have buggered, wanked, blown or even been flagellating his other self for all we know.<p> Also Henry is an asshole because he simply IS an asshole. He's self-centred, presumptious and feels massively hard-done by. Sure it's down to being fucked about by time travel, but that doesn't change the fact he's massively dickish.<p> As to questions, I don't mean explaining the reason behind time travel. That's a given, we're not meant to know how it works. The problem is that Henry doesn't care about how or why it happens or even really investigating it at all. Nor does the book ever allude to him even attempting to find out ever. Hell worst of all, the book even side-steps the question of can anyone alter time by having Henry's 2 month older self tell himself he can't, based on a single moment. Which he immediately accepts... why? because he's an asshole.
June 15, 2009, 5:07 a.m. CST
While all women really like romantic stories, most of them *HATE* time travel stories or anything vaguely resembling science fiction. Give them Notting Hill, Pretty Woman or Love Actually any day; as long as it's rooted in reality. But throw in a time travel element and they'll deem it "too technical", distracting from the love story, or they'll simply be intellectually overtaxed (try watching 12 Monkeys or Butterfly Effect with a female to see what I mean). I highly doubt that this will become a success.
June 15, 2009, 5:58 a.m. CST
by spud mcspud
Yep, I called that in the last TB - REPLAY does everything that TTTW does, but better. After Mrs Spud-To-Be read THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE, and eventually stopped weeping, I gave her REPLAY to read. She was just as enthusiastic.<P> If you don't cry at the end of THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE, I'm not sure you qualify as human. What a fucking stupendous ending. I cried like a bitch and I am not ashamed. This is one spectacular book.<P> Unlike Cormac MacCarthy's THE ROAD, which is not only the most depressing book I've ever fucking read, it is also trite, cliched, derivative, plotless, blatantly manipulative (and not in a good way), annoyingly badly punctuated (and yes I KNOW that it's probably a stylistic choice, but it's also old, hackneyed, and was passe back when Roddy Doyle and Irvine Welsh were boring us to death with it back in the early 1990s), cliched again, and has such mind-bogglingly inane dialogue that DIRTY DANCING would have been ashamed to use it. "Are you carrying the fire?" is right down there with "Nobody puts Baby in a corner". Honestly, after all the plaudits I've heard heaped on THE ROAD, never have I been so underwhelmed with a novel. I can't recommend highly enough that you avoid THE ROAD. The most boring apocalypse novel EVER.<P> Sorry. Rant over. Read THE TIME TRAVELLER'S WIFE, then read REPLAY. Both spectacularly romantic, optimistic novels.
June 15, 2009, 6:01 a.m. CST
by spud mcspud
Is the greatest episode of any Trek series EVER. Makes me cry EVERY TIME. Patrick Stewart is a God among actors.<P> *stares out of the window at the stars, plays a mournful tune on his flute*
June 15, 2009, 7:48 a.m. CST
It's still one of my favorite books - amazingly mature for a first novel by a woman who is a printmaker and artist. The way the time travel aspect is handled feels effortless, and yet it is a complex weaving of past and future. I wonder how the movie will handle it.
June 15, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST
by The Chosen
Do you remember? Quantum Leap? Scot Bakula, aka Cap. Archer of the Enterprise? Time Leaping? Holograms?
June 15, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST
i just saw that episode recently again..and i have major problems with it...ok here goes. picard in his other life, is tortured by his wanting to return to his real life, for what appears to him to be a life time. then at the end of the fake life, all the people come back and give him a warm hug etc. and you get weapy eyed..but wait a sec, they kept this info from him for like 50 years or so.thats torture, and cruelty..at the end of the fake life, picard should have gone bat shit with anger. i know what they were aiming for, but his reaction is all wrong.
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June 15, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
ever. Even alpha males will shed a tear at that one.
June 15, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
where Sisko bounces around here and there making appearances in Jake's future? It was cool because Tony Todd played older Jake.
June 15, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
Maybe DS9 ripped off the book.
June 15, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST
I have to address this. <br><br> 1. No, not really. He has no choice. He goes where he goes, needs clothes and food. No choice. Hard to deliberately do things when you have absolute NEEDS. And the nearest person is often an underage girl willing to help.<br><br> 2. That's why I used the word "essentially".<br><br> 3. Necessity. But I still agree. lol<br><br> 4. I do not agree with this. His attempts to find answers with the doctor indicates he cared. And trying to change things and failing over and over (he does not and the book does not detail other attempts but do allude to them). My point was that detailing that aspect of the story would veer too close to sci-fi cliche. It wasn't important to me as a reader to have that fleshed out. It would not have moved the story forward and would leave me wondering why she didn't explore the same level of detail on other aspects. I thought it came out as a very focused, even book that didn't waste time on things that did not pertain to the relationship between Claire and Henry. Which explains why it would seem to some people that he was spending FAR too much time alone with a child who he would later have a LOT of sex with. We kind of side-step the reality as we'd deal with it if WE were faced with who we knew would be the love our of lives, essentially forced upon us by an unknown force. Or maybe she was saying that the unknown force was our own subconscious. Given power, what would it do to protect what makes it happy/comfortable? Time travel? Interesting.<br><br> But I failed to ask. Did you enjoy the book?
June 15, 2009, 12:48 p.m. CST
Women are "intellectually overtaxed" by science fiction - especially time travel? Wow, that's one of the most blatantly misogynistic statements I've ever seen on AICN. Ever consider that women often are reared and raised to have other sorts of interests? Ever wonder why men who appreciate literature often find such books as "Wuthering Heights" intolerable, despite their greatness? It's about nurture, not nature.
June 15, 2009, 1 p.m. CST
Not particularly. Her prose was interesting but henry is a fairly badly manifested male character. When it comes to Men written by women he's idealised practically as much as Darcy. Also as I said much earlier on, it's a Mill's and Boon with time travel.<p> I felt it was an interesting idea for a novel let down by the preponderous focus on the relationship, which is the one thing that everyone who recommended the novel to me failed to point out before I read it. It's a woman's book through and through, and no worse for it.<p> However as an avid reader, and someone who enjoys decent science fiction; I felt it was simply a quaint and unusual way of telling a very femo-centric story about a doomed relationship.<p> I mean I've read a lot worse but people who want to read a really good book along such lines should really look a little off the beaten track. Maybe read some Heinlein perhaps.
June 15, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST
Just saw "Land of the Lost", (and Good Fuck, was it bad), but why has Universal apparently gone back to their old logo from the 80's? It made sense in front of "Drag Me to Hell", as a nod to Raimi's earlier films, but why the fuck was it in front of the latest Will Ferrell abomination? Or has Uni lost so much money due to their bumbling incompetence that they've had to go back to using their logo from like, 25 years ago? (seriously, what was the last hit Universal had? I can't remember)...
June 15, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST
Time enough for love. Now there's a book. Certainly a very male point of view.
June 15, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST
No one will ever beat Wells. or the original 1963 "Time Machine"...Rod Taylor rocks! It's awesome he's in "Inglourious Basterds"...Although, I actually liked the 2002 "Time Machine", as a braindead Hollywood mid-March release, that is...
June 15, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST
Yes, there's a book. Whereas The Time Traveler's Wife will only ever be a novel... ;)
June 15, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST
by spud mcspud
I see your point - this must have occurred to Picard at the end - but literally seconds after the revelation that his life thus far has been faked, they then tell him why: because they knew they were doomed, knew they were all going to die, and could only load their memories into this probe so that, thousands of years after they have passed away and their world is burned and gone, SOMEONE in the universe will remember that they were there. Picard is a man who thinks before he acts, the very antithesis to Kirk: I think the realisation of what they were doing and why would have knocked the anger out of him in a millisecond.<P> I think that episode hits a very primal male raison d'etre: the need for permanence, the need to feel that you will be remembered long after you are gone. That's what gets me, every time: all that effort just to be remembered, after everything they were was destroyed by the nova. That's one of the most profund statements about the human condition that STAR TREK, and particularly ST:TNG, ever made: the need for humanity to permanently be remembered in this universe. That's why that episode is such a classic: it reiterates the whole point of STAR TREK - the need for humanity to be remembered. It's just awesome in every way.<P> I'm going to have to read TIME ENOUGH FOR LOVE now: that sounds great.
June 15, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST
June 15, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST
I really enjoyed the book. I thought she did a good job of weaving the the different pieces of Henry and Claire's lives together in a wonderful story. I was very excited about the prospect of a movie....until I saw this god-awful trailer that made it look like a lifetime made for TV movie. Good god! Scenes of jumping on the bed, running through a field towards each other, big hugs, and general feel-good moments. Hollywood has raped another good book. Christ!
June 15, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST
If he wants to see another Hulk movie. The green lug is 0 for 2. Just bury it.
June 15, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST
I mean... HORRIBLE. Oprah Winfrey B-movie of the week horrible. I really like Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, but that trailer was embarrassing, kissy-kissy, wince-inducing shlock.<p> I'm still trying not to blow chunks across the floor.<p> WTF?
June 15, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST
Don't tell me. <P>
June 15, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST
Seriously, it's that good. If you haven't read it, you owe it to yourself. In recent years, only The Time Traveler's Wife and Spin by Robert Charles Wilson have cracked my "favorite all-time novels" list. And TTW is still the only book to ever make me cry.
June 16, 2009, 2:40 a.m. CST
Ordinarily when dudes dismiss anything romantic as lame, I peg them as pasty mouth-breathers that need to get out of their mammas' basements and get laid. But I seriously agree on this one. TTW is an awesome book, but man, what a shitty trailer. I really hope it's just the trailer. It looked like they were trying to make it look as much like a chick flick as possible, taking bits out of the book that are actually quite dark, and making them seem sugary sweet. In the "daddy" scene, for example, the guy's daughter is excited to see him because he's been dead for years. On the other hand, the "just kidding, of course I'll marry you" bit was a little worrying, though. Very glib and cutesy, like something out of Felicity. The worse part was the House MD feelgood crap music, but it doesn't necessarily follow that it's going to actually be in the film. What I fear is that the movie will be like the trailer, converting the excellent raw material into a soulless piece or romance product, without a shred of real emotion. But who knows? Bana's a decent enough actor, and the source material is incredibly strong. If they stick to the original plot points, which it looks like they do, how bad could they possibly screw it up? I mean, seriously, TTW is the perfect marriage of sci-fi/fantasy and romance. It's a story in which, because of the time travel element, the love is totally destined. Girl meets boy she's grown up knowing would be her husband, boy has no choice but to accept it, because it already happened, because of time travel's circular causality. It's airtight sci-fi, AND it's horrifyingly girly and romantic. Awesome! Anyway, fingers crossed. Oh, and thanks for the rec, Symphy. Will check out Spin.
June 16, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST
He seems like a nice guy. Too bad for him. I wonder when it went bad.
June 16, 2009, 12:30 p.m. CST
Isn't he rich as fuck, happily married and a massive hollywood star? If that's a bad career I'd settle for an average one by your standards.
June 16, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST
The writing was so fucking bad I couldn't do it. The movie looks like shit as well.
June 16, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST
... The Series 2 episode "The Girl in the Fireplace" and Series 4 two-parter "Silence in the Library"/"Forest of the Dead", all written by the great Steven Moffat.
June 16, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST
who said women can't understand time travel ala 12 Monkeys: <P>It's all going down hill faster than i thought it would. <P> 12 Monkeys was written by a Woman you nutcase <P>ANTICHRIST: RUSHING BALLS IN '09
June 16, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST
June 16, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST
if you honestly thought TTW was 'fucking bad' then I really think you should stick to 'see spot run'. <p> have criticisms of its style sure but jesus christ it aint bad literature
June 16, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST
Find out in "The Time Traveler's Wife 2: Electric Boogaloo"!!
June 16, 2009, 9:11 p.m. CST
<P> with the delay on releasing this film? That smells trouble. That maybe the studio didn't like the cut, so they reshoot a bunch of scenes. Trailer looks ify. </P> <P> So how fucked up is that, that one second he's jumping on a bed with his wife on their honeymoon getting ready to pile drive her then he's standing there in a field naked, with a raging boner approaching a little girl? </P>
@dirtsandwich This is a constant problem in the story.