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'Project Almanac' a leap back in time, not forward
'Project Almanac' a leap back in time, not forward

In Hollywood's seemingly endless quest to use the found-footage gimmick to resuscitate any subgenre, we have the new time-travel movie "Project Almanac." The film self-consciously name-drops "Looper," although it probably has more in common with the comparatively no-frills "Back to the Future." Desperate for ideas for a scholarship proposal, incoming Massachusetts Institute of Technology freshman David (Jonny Weston) rummages through his late scientist father's personal effects in the attic. He uncovers an old home video of his seventh birthday party and catches a glimpse of his present-day self in the footage. That leads him to the garage, where...

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