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Second Opinion – Project Almanac (2015)

21 February 2015 9:31 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Project Almanac, 2015

Directed by Dean Israelite

Starring  Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-d’Elia, Sam LernerAllen Evangelista, Virginia Gardner and Amy Landecker

Synopsis:

A found-footage teen-flick, whereby our college-applying scientists find a clock-rewinding contraption in the basement…

Creating a time travel movie that doesn’t have any leaky gaps in its plot is a very tricky thing to pull off. Similarly creating a found-footage movie that doesn’t feel contrived or forced is also very difficult to get right. Combine the two together and Dean Israelite really had a hard task on his hands to make this found footage time travel movie make sense while never feeling too gimmicky. And to his credit, he mostly succeeds. But some sloppy writing choices and half baked ideas really hold back Project Almanac from what could have been a great sci-fi movie.

Firstly, you need to have your time travel rules written down so »

- Luke Owen

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Project Almanac review: Michael Bay blends Chronicle and Back to the Future

18 February 2015 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Dean Israelite; Screenwriter: Jason Pagan, Andrew Deutschman; Starring: Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-d'Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista, Virginia Gardner; Running time: 106 mins; Certificate: 12A

Imagine Back to the Future meets Chronicle seen through the eyes of Michael Bay and you've pretty much landed on the latest offering from the found footage factory, Project Almanac.

Bay produces this movie through his Platinum Dunes production company and, though first-time director Dean Israelite initially has fun with Project Almanac's nifty premise, the film's inevitable descent into 'Bayhem' prevents it from being anything other than fast-forgotten entertainment.

Jonny Weston leads the cast as David, a geeky high-schooler who discovers time machine blueprints left by his late father. With his pals Quinn (Sam Lerner), Allen (Adam Le), sister Christina (Virginia Gardner) and school crush Jessie (Sofia Black-d'Elia), they construct the device and start pinballing across the space-time continuum.

It's around the 40-minute mark before »

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Project Almanac Review

15 February 2015 2:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Dean Israelite

Cast: Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-d’Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista, Virginia Gardner, Amy Landecker, Gary Weeks

Certificate: 12A

Running Time: 106 minutes

Synopsis: After discovering his late father’s camcorder, genius David Raskin (Weston) is shocked to see his current teenage self in a video from his own 7th birthday party. He and his friends soon discover his father’s research into time-travel.

Found footage does time travel in this teen focused MTV film from Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes. That’s probably inspired an awful lot of groaning, and it’s not hard to understand why. Found footage has been abused by the film industry as an excuse for cheap films that yield great returns. We’re long past the point where anybody might mistake it for real, actual footage. The Blair Witch Project is one thing, but convincing people that time-travel exists? It’s not going to happen. »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Win Run-Of-Engagement Passes To Project Almanac In St. Louis

9 February 2015 9:23 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Today is better the second time around. In Project Almanac, a brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger.

Read Michael Haffner’s review here.

Starring Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-d’Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista, Virginia Gardner, Project Almanac is in theaters now.

Wamg is giving away Run-Of-Engagement passes to see Project Almanac.

This pass admits two (2) to the regular run at any St. Louis area AMC Theatre, Monday through Thursday excluding holidays (not valid for IMAX, Etx and Prime).

For A Chance To Win, Enter Your Name And Email Address Below.

No purchase necessary. We will contact you if you are a winner!

The film is rated PG-13.

http://www.projectalmanac.com/

 

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Box Office: ‘American Sniper’ Overtaking Super Bowl Entries for Third Straight Win

31 January 2015 7:56 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

American Sniper” is the real winner this Super Bowl weekend.

Clint Eastwood’s Iraq War drama will top the U.S. box office for the third consecutive weekend, easily overtaking a trio of new releases: “Project Almanac,” “Black or White” and “The Loft.” This is an unpopular weekend for new, big-budget entries as theater attendance is traditionally low on Sunday during the NFL championship game.

“Sniper” earned $10 million on Friday for a projected $30 million in its third weekend of wide release. If estimates hold, the film will be just under the $250 million mark by Sunday.

If the movie comes in above forecasts, as it tends to do, it could become the highest Super Bowl weekend grosser of all time. “Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert” earned that record in 2008 when it debuted to $31.1 million.

After a record-breaking wide opening over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Exclusive Video Interview With The Cast Of Project Almanac

30 January 2015 4:23 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The time travel genre meets up with found footage in Project Almanac, the latest film from Michael Bay’s production company Platinum Dunes.

The plot focuses on David Raskin (Jonny Weston), a very bright high school senior intent on getting into MIT. One day, while investigating the basement of his home, he discovers that his dearly departed dad has left behind plans and blueprints for a time machine he had hoped to build. Looking to make good on his father’s wishes, David brings his friends and sister together to construct it. But in the process of trying to undo past mistakes, they come to discover that changing the past may lead to dire consequences for their future.

The press day for Project Almanac was held at the Sls Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, where Weston, along with Sofia Black D’Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista and Virginia Gardner were all in attendance. »

- Ben Kenber

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Box Office: ‘Sniper’ Still on Top as ‘Project Almanac’ Opens with $375,000 Thursday

30 January 2015 9:11 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount’s time-travel drama “Project Almanac” has opened with a moderate $375,000 at approximately 2,300 U.S. locations in Thursday night shows.

“Almanac” will expand to 2,893 locations and is projected to wrap up Super Bowl weekend in the $10 million to $12 million range.

Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” is set to dominate Super Bowl weekend with at least $35 million in North American theaters in its third weekend in wide release.

The Iraq War drama, starring Bradley Cooper as Navy Seal Chris Kyle, is headed into the weekend with $217.1 million in total domestic grosses following its $3.7 million Thursday. “American Sniper” has a good chance of passing the $250 million mark by the end of the weekend.

Warner Bros. is adding 180 locations this weekend, bringing its total to 3,885 — the highest screen count ever for an R-rated title.

Relativity’s drama “Black or White,” starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, opened with $115,000 in Thursday night showings and »

- Dave McNary

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Project Almanac Review

29 January 2015 2:26 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The found footage genre is a peculiar one. It rests its laurels on building realism through the urgency and immediacy of the filmed footage. However, quite often, the characters in these films go to such extreme lengths to shoot this footage that one wonders why they are committing to capturing so much extraneous material. Every so often, a genre film will use the recordings in a chilling or original way. However, much of the time, having a character record all of the events on a video camera comes off as a contrived gimmick. The only way a film of this sort can be successful is if the story would not have worked as effectively with a regular, multi-camera staging.

The biggest problem with Project Almanac, a new sci-fi drama aimed at teens, is how rarely its writers convince us that the story should be told through the immediate presence of a video camera. »

- Jordan Adler

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Project Almanac Gets A Brand New Clip

29 January 2015 9:34 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger. The new movie stars Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-d’Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista, and Ginny Gardner. Directed by Dean Israelite. “Project Almanac” hits theaters on January 30, 2015.

The post Project Almanac Gets A Brand New Clip appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Rudie Obias

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'Project Almanac' (2015) Movie Review

29 January 2015 9:15 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I don't think I could even begin to attempt to explain how the time travel is supposed to work in director Dean Israelite's Project Almanac, but it's not as if it matters. A group of teenagers stumble on blueprints telling them how to make a time machine, they make it, use it to get rich, popular and to party at Lollapalooza. What's not to understand about thatc Of course, when things begin to go wrong, and one of them attempts to fix things on his own, it's no longer fun and games. Yes, the butterfly effects is in full... ahem... effect. Told using the found footage style of filmmaking, Project Almanac is never going to come together logically, but that doesn't stop it from being a harmless little time travel feature that does tend to wear thin and overstay its welcome once things begin to fall apart for the group of five teens. »

- Brad Brevet

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Box Office: ‘American Sniper’ to Dominate Super Bowl Weekend with $35 Million

28 January 2015 3:12 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” is set to leave the competition in the dust during Super Bowl weekend, eyeing at least $35 million in North American theaters in its third weekend in wide release.

Should that estimate hold, “American Sniper” will become the 87th film to pass the $250 million mark. That should happen during Super Bowl Sunday. That level of business would represent a decline of only 44% from the second weekend, signalling that the Bradley Cooper vehicle will continue generating solid business in coming weeks.

It would not be an enormous surprise should “American Sniper” wrap up the weekend with over $40 million. It’s overperformed significantly from studio projections on its first two weekends in the wake of six Oscar nominations.

“The playability of ‘American Sniper’ has not diminished one bit,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak. “This film was never trying to be a blockbuster but it’s performing like one. »

- Dave McNary

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‘American Sniper’ Looks to Steamroll ‘Project Almanac,’ ‘Black or White’ at Super Bowl Box Office

28 January 2015 1:06 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

With the Super Bowl kicking off Sunday, it seems somehow appropriate that we’re looking at another “American Sniper” blowout at the box office this weekend.

The NFL’s biggest game has seen more than its share of lopsided contests over the years, and if Las Vegas set odds on the movies, the breakout hit from Warner Bros. would be a 35-point favorite.

Also Read: Howard Dean Apologizes for Calling ‘American Sniper’ Watchers ‘Very Angry,’ Slams ‘Right-Wing Nut Jobs’ (Video)

Three movies will debut nationwide Friday: the teen time-travel tale “Project Almanac,” Kevin Costner’s race relations drama “Black or White »

- Todd Cunningham

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Exclusive: Talking with the Cast of 'Project Almanac'

28 January 2015 5:45 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

A few days ago we had the opportunity to sit down and talk to the cast of the upcoming thriller "Project Almanac."

The film follows a brilliant high school student David Raskin (Jonny Weston) and his friends (Sofia Black-d’Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista) who uncover blueprints for a mysterious device leading to time travel with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger. 

"Project Almanac" is Directed by Dean Israelite and produced by Josh Appelbaum, Michael Bay, and Andre Nemec

Check out what the cast had to say about their latest project.

"Project Almanac" is in theaters January 30, 2015. »

- Fernando Esquivel

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‘Project Almanac’ Review: The Good Outweighs the Gimmicky in This Time-Travel Thriller

28 January 2015 12:01 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Produced by Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes, “Project Almanac” is an agreeable and entertaining teen time-travel thriller that’s equal parts Ray Bradbury and John Hughes, as our five teen leads unlock the secrets of “temporal relocation” and then trample through the delicate space-time continuum in pursuit of riches, repair and romance.  Directed by Dean Israelite in his feature-length debut, the big conceit of the script and story is that what we’re seeing is all footage recorded by the film’s characters throughout their adventures. It’s a stylistic and shooting decision that adds very little and ultimately distracts »

- James Rocchi

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Film Review: ‘Project Almanac’

28 January 2015 12:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Let’s say you discover a time machine in your basement. Would you use it to go back and stop Hitler, or would you instead make tiny jumps to tweak the quality of your own life — like taking your friends to Lollapalooza, or perfecting the all-important kiss you flubbed the first time around? For the teens in the found-footage time-travel movie “Project Almanac,” the chance to rewrite history is wasted trying to perfect their high-school experience, which naturally leads to unforeseen consequences — for them, at least, although the aftermath will be plenty familiar to butterfly-effect believers — in a film that squanders its potential.

Nearly five years after Paramount announced its Insurge initiative — a plan to generate 10 pics in the ballpark of $100,000 a year, conceived in the wake of the 2007 microbudget phenom “Paranormal Activity” — the studio has finally unveiled its first title (not counting 2012’s shoestring pickup “The Devil Inside”). But »

- Peter Debruge

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2 'Project Almanac' Clips Reveal Origins of Time Travel

23 January 2015 9:17 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In theaters next weekend, Project Almanac finds a group of high school nerds discovering time travel, and using it for their own advancement in the world. Of course this goes horribly wrong, evoking fond memories of the Ashton Kutcher cult classic The Butterfly Effect. But how did they get to the point where they've ruined their lives, and the world has begun to spin off its axis? Paramount has unlocked two new clips, which help set up this sci-fi adventure that dares meddle with the space time continuum.

Project Almanac is a "found footage" sci-fi thriller that explores what happens when a group of teenagers discover they have the ability to travel in time. This team of geeks quickly find themselves in over their heads. The predestination paradox sets off a chain of events that will be hard to fix, if not impossible. Is it too late to mend everything they've undone? »

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Michael Bay Cuts Controversial 'Project Almanac' Scene

22 January 2015 9:57 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The trailer released in November for producer Michael Bay's Project Almanac showed the main characters watching footage of a plane crash on TV, which was caused by them using a time travel device. As it turns out, first-time director Dean Israelite used footage from an actual 1994 B-52 plane crash at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington state, which killed four Air Force officers. Family members of two crash victims, Col. Robert Wolff and Lt. Col. Mark McGeehan, reached out to Air Force Times, saying they were "outraged" that the footage was used in a completely different context from what happened to their loved ones.

Paramount is responding by removing the footage from the film and all of the promotional materials, with a studio spokesperson confirming that this will not affect the January 30 release. Michael Bay also responded with a statement to Air Force Times on why he made the decision to cut the scene, »

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Win Tickets To The Advance Screening Of Project Almanac In St. Louis

21 January 2015 12:54 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sam Lerner is Quinn Goldberg, Jonny Weston is David Raskin, Allen Evangelista is Adam Le, and Virginia Gardner is Christina Raskin in Project Almanac.

A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger.

The film is produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, written by Jason Harry Pagan & Andrew Deutschman and directed by Dean Israelite.

Project Almanac opens in theaters on January 30th.

Wamg invites you to enter for a chance to win passes (Good for 2) to the advance screening of Project Almanac on Jan. 28th at 7Pm. We will contact the winners by email.

To Enter, Add Your Name, Answer And Email In Our Comments Section Below.

Answer the following:

If you could back, what would you redo?

Head over to ProjectAlmanac.com/Redo  and let em know what you would redo. Your Redo could »

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Project Almanac Gets A New Clip

21 January 2015 9:56 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger. The new movie stars Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-d’Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista, and Ginny Gardner. Directed by Dean Israelite. “Project Almanac” hits theaters on January 30, 2015.

The post Project Almanac Gets A New Clip appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Rudie Obias

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New clip from Project Almanac

20 January 2015 2:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With less than a fortnight to go until its release, a new clip has arrived online for the Michael Bay-produced found footage sci-fi Project Almanac, which you can check out here after the official synopsis…

A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger.

Project Almanac is directed by Dean Israelite, and features a cast that includes Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-d’Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista and Ginny Gardner.

Project Almanac is set for release in the States on January 30th and the UK on February 6th.

The post New clip from Project Almanac appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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