Monday, June 8, 2015

Guelph Movie Club: Hoverboard Countdown Edition

<Whistles the first three notes of the Back to the Future theme, but real slow like>

Please tell me that first sentence worked for you. Look folks, if it’s not already self-evident, my comedy skills are but one of the reasons I could use a time travelling DeLorean. But I digress. The Guelph Movie Club selection for June happens to be the sequel to one of our most popular showings ever. It’s Back to the Future II.

It’s an interesting time for sequels. So Hollywood, am I right? Hard reboots, soft reboots, expanded universes, sequels – all such dirty words at the moment. But come on folks, we need to get serious about the return on investment we receive from our most lucrative multimedia properties.

I’m kidding.

Yes. We’re all conflicted about seeing the old favourites rehashed and redone, but let me take you back to a simpler time. Marty has edited his own past. His family is cool. He owns a truck! Everything is perfect. Then, suddenly, Doc Brown is back (from the future) with a dire warning about Marty and Jennifer’s kids.

This scene almost exploded my eight-year-old brain. The idea that a movie – of all things – could end, and then there could be an entire other movie with more story was, well, pretty neat.

Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. But, just maybe, we could stand the occasional great sequel.

You’ll see there’s no poll in this blog for July. We’re taking a break for July – Hillside and all that. So, get yourself to the Bookshelf Cinema on June 25th at 9:00 p.m. We’re giving out freer copies of Grey’s Sports Almanac. Ok, we’re not, but we’ll have some neat prizes.

Till then, see you at the movies.


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