Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

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PROJECT ALMANAC (12) ORIGINALLY scheduled to hit cinemas in early 2014, Dean Israelite's found footage sci-fi fantasy finally blasts off in the UK.

Seventeen-year-old high school student David Raskin (Jonny Weston) hopes to follow in the footsteps of his inventor father Ben (Gary Weeks), who worked for the US military and died in a car crash when David was just seven.

Unfortunately, David's mother Kathy (Amy Landecker) doesn't have the money to pay for her son's tuition fees to attend the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) so she prepares to sell the family home to realise her boy's dreams.

A teen time machine romp Project Once David learns of her plans, he hurriedly looks through his father's belongings and stumbles upon the blueprints for a time machine. Using materials stolen from his high school, he builds it aided by his sister Christina (Virginia Gardner) and friends. Experiments with the device, dubbed Project Almanac, have unforeseen consequences, sending ripples through time from the past to the present.

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Time cop: predestination... a police his nemesis space and An agent from the Temporal Bureau (Ethan Hawke), which sends operatives through time to prevent major crimes, is seriously injured in his pursuit of a terrorist known as the Fizzle Bomber.

The agent recuperates in 1992 until he learns that the bomber has struck again, killing thousands in 1975 New York City. Y Freshly healed, the agent ventures back to the Big Apple of the era and poses as a bartender in the hope of gathering vital intelligence on his prey. A customer called Jane (Sarah Snook) confides in the bartender over a drink and inadvertently gives the agent vital evidence to apprehend the bomber.

Using his Coordinate Transformer Field Kit, concealed in a violin case, the agent careens through time to avert disaster and apprehend the Fizzle Bomber.

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