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Movie Review: Project Almanac

Time-traveling teenagers waste every gift in the found-footage feature bore. WARNING: This review contains massive spoilers. Review by Matt Cummings If you saw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (and who would want to admit it), you might have noticed some shameless self-promotion by Producer Michael Bay advertising his new movie Project Almanac . Well, that film has arrived and the result is decidedly awful. When teen smarty nerd David (Jonny Weston) discovers that his long-deceased father created a 'Still Needs Work' time machine in their basement, David, his sister (Ginny Gardner), and best friends Adam (Allen Evangelista) and Quinn (Sam Lerner) document their discovery and completion of said device. The enitre escape begins when David discovers a hidden family camera that seems to show a fuzzy glimpse of present-day David in the background. With the machine built and powered by the Prius batteries of the sexiest under-friended girl at school Jessie (Sofia Black-

War Games Reboot Gets a New Writer and Director

See who's involved in the newest spin on the 80's classic. One year before 1984's The Terminator , a little cautionary film called War Games arrived, ushering in a new wave of movies featuring computers going serious awry. The original starred Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy as teenagers who stumble across a computer that's in charge of launching ICBM's during a nuclear war. The film was a commercial success, but a reboot has been a long time coming. Early reports saw Director Seth Gordon was originally chosen to head the reboot, but The Wrap now reports that MGM has hired Dean Israelite. Additionally, they've announced Arash Amel will write the script. With so many directors promising to bring this project back to life over the years, it would seem like a no-brainer. However, we all know how long some of these take before the right mix of people come together. MGM has done several reboots now, including Carrie , Red Dawn , and RoboCop , each w