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The 5 Best Teen Time Travel Movies

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project almanacTime travel is best left to the young… or so it seems if you’ve seen any movies. Kids who’ve barely gotten their driver’s license often seem to end up trapped in history trying to change things or put them back, depending on what kind of mess they’ve gotten themselves into.

So with that in mind, below is a list of our favorite teen-centric time travel movies in no particular order. Here you’ll find teenage slackers, robots, and of course everyone’s favorite DeLorean.

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Comic(s) Relief: Bill & Ted Are Planning Another Excellent Adventure…In Comics!

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BillTedEven a quarter century after the original movie came out, and nearly as long since the sequel, people are still talking about a third Bill & Ted movie. It’s one of those projects, like a third Ghostbusters, that seems to be perpetually dwelling on the horizon of potentiality, but never actually drawing any closer. Well, the Ghostbusters franchise finally found its way forward as a female-led reboot, so perhaps Bill & Ted just needs to come at things from a different angle. We may not live to see Bill & Ted 3 — at least not without a time machine — but Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted “Theodore” Logan will be embarking on new adventures…on the comics page!

Comic publisher Boom! Studios hinted at a Bill & Ted series yesterday on Twitter, although they haven’t provided any concrete information about the project yet. Boom! editor Ian Brill posted the teaser as part of a Twitter thread about comics based on pre-existing licenses. That’s something Boom! knows a thing or two about, with a catalog that includes comic series based on Planet of the Apes, Star Trek, Farscape, RoboCop, and, beginning this week, Escape from New York. Here is the Twitter thread in question, leading up a teaser image referencing Bill & Ted’s world-changing rock band.

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Keanu Reeves Says Bill & Ted 3 Is Edgy And Has Jesus Playing Baseball

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BillTedMost of the time when we hear about a sequel to a movie we loved but that happened a long time ago—like say 23 years in this case—it makes us sad and we assume that they’re going to screw up something we hold near and dear. However, one of these that we’re actually pretty stoked about, whether it happens or not, is Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure 3. The idea has been kicked around for a long time, and it sounds like they have a solid script, as well as all the important players involved (they, to be honest, seem even more excited than any of us), and star Keanu Reeves recently shed even more light on what this could look like, if it happens.

Hyping up his latest, the revenge thriller John Wick, Reeves talked about the potential for Bill & Ted 3 with Coming Soon. One of the big draws is that all of the original creative team is on board. This includes writers and creators Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. Reeves says:

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Gallery 1988 Show To Spotlight Little Golden Books Versions Of X-Files, Dredd, And More

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BTTFYou might not recognize the name “Joey Spiotto,” but there’s a good chance you’ve seen and admired his work at some point. We’ve featured his brilliant “Little Golden Book” riffs on pop-culture staples such as Alien and Shaun of the Dead several times here on GFR over the years, but he just keeps putting out more awesome stuff. Now a bunch of that awesome stuff is set to be gathered together under one roof for an art show beginning this Friday, August 1 at Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles.

Spiotto’s “Little Golden Books” pieces are like artifacts from a far superior alternate universe, one where your children can thrill to the cheerful adventures of cartoon-ified alien facehuggers, or a day in the life of precocious, cuddly versions of Pulp Fiction’s hitmen Vincent and Jules. (Just don’t ask about the sign on the front of Jimmie’s house.) I mean, come on, who wouldn’t love to be kicked to death by Alex from A Clockwork Orange if he looked this adorable?

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Keanu Reeves Gives Reddit An Update About Cowboy Bebop And Bill & Ted 3

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KeanuIs Keanu Reeves an immortal? There is a certain ineffable quality about him, a certain zen tranquility. So when someone directly asked him about his theoretical immortality, he responded in a very…well, a very “Keanu” way. “No,” he replied, “but energy cannot be created or destroyed they say.”

That was just one of many responses the actor delivered as part of an AMA — “ask me anything” — on Reddit last week. There were, as you’d likely expect, quite a few silly questions mixed with the usual generic celebrity queries (“Do you mind if people come up and say hi to you on the street?”), but he did specifically provide updates on two long-lingering projects: a live-action adaptation of the anime series Cowboy Bebop and a third installment in the beloved Bill & Ted series.

Sadly, for those of you holding out hope for a Keanu-led Bebop flick, the news is not good. Reeves said, “Cowboy Bebop does not look like it is going to happen with me in it. The script that was written was great and amazing, but it would cost like half a billion dollars to make it.” Keanu was first revealed to be attached to the Cowboy Bebop movie back in 2008, with him set to take on the lead role of Spike Spiegel. At the time it was targeting a 2011 release and had a script by Peter Craig (The Town). It had since languished in development hell, and there’s no word at the moment whether it might eventually spring back to live with different talent involved. On the upside, you’ll be able to get your Cowboy Bebop fix on Blu-ray next summer, courtesy of FUNimation.

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Bill & Ted Universal Studios Show Shuts Down After Homophobia Accusations

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Bill And Ted’s Excellent Halloween AdventureIt’s that time of the year when amusement parks across the country extend their operating hours and turn their water park section into a haunted house and maze for Halloween. The same is true for corporate theme parks such as Universal Studios. With the addition of the “Cabin in the Woods Halloween Horror Nights,” Universal Studios’ annual “Bill And Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure” has hit some hard times, as theme park operators have decided to close down and re-tool the live show because of its homophobic themes and content.

The adult-themed show follows Bill & Ted’s journey through history as they meet historical figures and pop culture icons from the past and present. While Bill & Ted are fun-loving guys, it appears their live show at Universal Studios is surprisingly full of gay slurs and stereotypes and is described by Vice.com’s Jamie Lee Curtis Taete (via A.V. Club) as “super homophobic (and also racist and terrible).” Say it ain’t so, Bill & Ted! Say it ain’t so!