The official line on Back to the Future's origin states that co-writer Bob Gale was visiting his native Missouri, found his father's high school yearbook, and wondered if he'd have befriended him as a teen.
The future is now! Today is October 21, 2015, and as any dyed-in-the-wool film buff knows, that's the very same date that Marty McFly and Doc Brown visit at the start of 1989's Back to the Future Part II.
Movies that somehow play with the manipulation of time are surprisingly plentiful, as they tap into a fundamental fantasy we all share. It really is not worth trekking out to catch About Time. Here then are a few time-travel films worth staying home for.
Turning a classic animated film into a stage musical isn't easy, especially when the setting is underwater and your stars include mermaids with fins, fish, crabs and seagulls. But The Little Mermaid is the movie that pushed the Disney creative and commercial revival into overdrive.
I have to say Modern Family wasn't at its best last night. It felt a little self aware in the new season, playing into its own jokes a little too much, and less subtly, but either way, there's no other family I would've rather spent thirty minutes with.