Terminator Genisys (2015)

On the way to completing my Science degree, most of my electives were spent on Philosophy courses, thanks to a roughly-equal combination of intellectual inquisitiveness and a desire for bludgey subjects. My favourite course was probably the one titled Philosophy of Time Travel, which looked at the philosophical and metaphysical ramifications of time travel; specifically,…

11.22.63 by Stephen King

Early in Stephen King’s time travel story, 11.22.63, protagonist Jake Epping has settled in to the town of Derry in the late 1950s (those familiar with King’s oeuvre will recognise Derry as the setting of one of the author’s best novels, It). Jake is an English teacher under the assumed name of George Amberson. He’s…

Detention (2011)

Detention is overstuffed and overwritten. Its screenplay reads like the masturbatory fantasies of a hyperactive high school boy, filled with self-referential jokes, broad satire and countless references to films as diverse as Scream, The Fly and Back to the Future. And I loved every minute of it. The opening features a teenager being murdered halfway…