Project Almanac (12A)
Director: Dean Israelite
Starring: Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista, Ginny Gardner
David Raskin (Jonny Weston) is a high-school science nerd who dreams of going to MIT. When he and his friends (Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista) find his late father’s plans for a “temporal displacement device,” David can’t wait to start tinkering. When they finally get the device to work, the teenagers jump at the opportunity to manipulate time in their favour — but their joy is short-lived when they begin to discover the consequences of their actions.
What would you do if you were able to time travel, would you change anything in the past, and what kind of consequences might occur if you did? Find out in this movie! Of course, I got hung up on the bits that didn’t quite add-up enough for my logical (or maybe illogical) mind. I would also have preferred not to have to view it through that fake found footage, shaky camera view, but still an entertaining enough film. One for the teens… and some adults. 🙂
The Wedding Ringer (15)
Director: Jeremy Garelick
Starring: Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ken Howard, Cloris Leachman, Jenifer Lewis, Mimi Rogers, Olivia Thirlby
Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need. What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy.
Imagine getting married and having no one to call on to be your best man! Enter, Jimmy Callahan, who will not only be your best man, but convince all the guests that you are a fabulous guy. He also recruits a rag-tag group of ‘friends’ for Doug. An absolutely belly-laughing, silly humour movie. Go see. 🙂