An Oral History of ‘Reno 911!’

The creators, cast and guest stars of ‘Reno 911!’ talk about the show’s origins on Fox, its run on Comedy Central, the trio of movies, its Quibi rebirth and whether or not Dangle really killed his ex-wife

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20 Facts About Time Loop Movies (That Are Not 'Groundhog Day')

20 Facts About Time Loop Movies (That Are Not 'Groundhog Day')

Can a movie create a whole genre? Brilliant yet actually trite rhetorical question, us, because come on, of course it can. Die Hard created the “Die Hard in a…” genre and Edge of Tomorrow created the “have you seen Edge of Tomorrow”’ genre. Another classic example, however, is Groundhog Day. To be sure, time loop sci-fi existed before, but after Groundhog Day every single time loop movie is inevitably compared to it, almost as if the concept belonged to Ramis’ 1993 comedy classic. And now it’s like a Groundhog Day of Groundhog Day-like movies, which makes it, erm, a Groundhog Day-ception? Whatever, the point is that just like with Edge of Tomorrow, there are many other gems in the genre. Thus, in this Pictofact we give a whole batch of awesome facts about time loop movies (that are not Groundhog Day).

With that said, have we ignored the trash of the genre? Yup, we have standards, you know. Also, have we forgotten some of the most impressive examples? We’re only human. Hell, we even wanted to rant about that X-Files episode where Mulder sends himself a message through the time loop like one of the OG time loopers, but alas, we have to narrow our focus away from awesome TV examples. This means we’re also ignoring time loop adjacent movies, that is, movies that feature circular time (which is not the same as the more specific concept of the time loop), or that have scenes with time loops. Hence, we’re ignoring (but not ceasing to love) Donnie Darko, Triangle, Doctor Strange, Primer, Looper, Tenet, or The Endless, and once again, focusing strictly on movies built on the general concept of the Groundhog Day-like time loop. For can a movie create a whole genre? Brilliant yet actually trite rhetorical question, us, because come on, of course it can…

Duncan Jones

TIME LOOP MOVIES SOURCE CODE JAKE GYLLENHAAL RECRUITED DIRECTOR DUNCAN JONES AFTER SEEING MOON. Jones liked the script's intricate structure, and took it as a challenge: I kind of like solving puzzles, so it was kind of fun for me ... to achieve all these difficult things that were set up in the script. CRACKED.COM

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Boss Level

TIME LOOP MOVIES BOSS LEVEL THE MOVIE WAS ALREADY IN PRODUCTION IN 2012. Originally titled Continue, the video game-inspired action movie was being done by Fox-until it wasn't. It took until 2020 to get the movie made. CRACKED.COM

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'Before I Fall'

TIME LOOP MOVIES BEFORE I FALL THIS IS A SECOND-GENERATION TIME SHENANIGANS MOVIE. Zoey Deutch, who has to relive the same high school hell (and car crash) every day, is the daughter of Lea Thompson, А.К.А. Lorraine from Back to the Future. CRACKED.COM

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