Friday 15 December 2017

Timeless classics that are Still out of this world. . .

Back to the Future - a classic family film
Back to the Future - a classic family film

Paul Whitington

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Steven Spielberg charmed a generation with this emotional tale of a 10-year-old boy called Elliott who forms a special bond with a pint-sized alien who reveals some unexpected powers. The film seemed to capture the wonder of childhood while subtly examining darker themes, like divorce.

Back to the Future (1985)

In Robert Zemeckis's 1980s classic (left), teenager Marty McFly gets himself into all manner of scrapes when he travels back to the 1950s in a magic DeLorean and tries to make sure that his parents fall in love like they're supposed to. Looked as fresh as a daisy when rereleased in cinemas a few years back.

The Princess Bride (1987)

Only a modest success when first released, Rob Reiner's subversively funny take on the traditional fairy tale quickly became a cult classic. Cary Elwes is priceless as a dashing pirate who must battle an odious prince and three dastardly outlaws to rescue his sweetheart from an unhappy marriage.

Irish Independent

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