Imagine that you and your friends owned a time machine back when you were in high school. What would you guys have done with it? That’s the question that Project Almanac aims to answer. Through handheld footage à la Chronicle, we follow a group of teenagers as they discover an unfinished time machine. Eventually, they complete the project and begin using time travel to fix little nuances in their lives and gain riches. All goes well until the teens mess with the wrong part of the past, resulting in a ripple effect of disasters, deaths, and disappearances. After being renamed multiple times (originally titled Welcome to Yesterday, and plainly Almanac) and pushed back from it’s original release of last February, it’s good to see that this film is finally coming out. Hopefully, it’s worth the wait.
Project Almanac stars Jonny Weston, Sofia Black D’Elia, Amy Landecker, Michelle DeFraites, Ginny Gardner, and Sam Lerner. Written by Jason Harry Pagan and Andrew Deutschman. Directed by Dean Israelite. In theaters January 30.
When Dan (Vince Vaughn) gets let go from his company, he decides to head out and start his own. Alongside his two mismatched employees, they attempt to close a massive deal that could keep their company afloat. Upon finding out that they are in competition with Dan’s former boss over this new client, things start to get crazy. As they attempt to set themselves apart from the standard business trip, they treat the potential client to a wild ride through European sex fetish events, weed smoking, rioting, and lots of drinking. A raunchy film destined to have it’s funny moments, most likely with the majority of them involving Dave Franco’s character, Mike Pancake.
Unfinished Business stars Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco, Tom Wilkinson, Sienna Miller, June Diane Raphael, James Marsden, and Nick Frost. Written by Steven Conrad. Directed by Ken Scott. In theaters March 6.
PITCH PERFECT 2
Everyone’s favorite a cappella competition is back! The crew from the 2012 hit has returned to compete, and it looks like they haven’t changed a bit. This continuation story appears to have the soul of the original and the wacky antics and humor we’d come to expect. This is a sequel that might turn out to be exactly like its predecessor, but that probably won’t be a bad thing. Bring on the Bellas.
Pitch Perfect 2 stars Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Adam DeVine, Anna Camp, Ben Platt, Kelley Jakle, Chrissie Fit, Hailee Steinfeld, Katey Sagal, Elizabeth Banks, and John Michael Higgins. Written by Kay Cannon. Directed by Elizabeth Banks. In theaters May 15.