Directed by first-timer Dean Israelite, but branded more by its association with producer Michael Bay, who shepherded under the same shroud of secrecy as with Todd Phillips’ wildly successful “Project X,” the end result fails to deliver that renegade one-off’s sense of novelty or excitement — and will likely fall far short of “X’s” $102 million haul, despite hefty cross-promotion from Par partner MTV.

One to avoid: Sam Lerner, Jonny Weston, Allen Evangelista and Virginia Gardner star in a scene from the movie Project Almanac.

What “Almanac” does bring to the table is a likable cast of convincing social outcasts, led by the prom-king-worthy Jonny Weston, cast here as nerdy high-school science whiz David Raskin, who desperately hopes to get into MIT. Weston is no more a geek than Logan Lerman was a wallflower (in “Perks” of same), though the young actor plays awkward endearingly enough that we go along. In fact, it would be fair to credit

Choose your own time travel adventure in five new TV spots for the sci-fi thriller Project Almanac, arriving in theaters January

Let’s say you discover a time machine in your basement. Would you use it to go back and stop Hitler, or would you instead make tiny jumps to tweak the quality of your own life — like taking your friends to Lollapalooza, or perfecting the all-important kiss you flubbed the first time around? For the teens in the found-footage time-travel movie “Project Almanac,” the chance to rewrite history is wasted trying to perfect their high-school experience, which naturally leads to unforeseen…

Let’s say you discover a time machine in your basement. Would you use it to go back and stop Hitler, or would you instead make tiny jumps to tweak the quality of your own life — like taking your friends to Lollapalooza, or perfecting the all-important kiss you flubbed the first time around? For the teens in the found-footage time-travel movie “Project Almanac,” the chance to rewrite history is wasted trying to perfect their high-school experience, which naturally leads to unforeseen…

On February 5, 2014 Paramount Pictures postponed the release date from February 28, 2014 to an unknown date, Paramount will now partner on the film with MTV Films to work together on marketing of the film. On March 24, 2014 THR's Borys Kit tweeted that the film is re-titled to "Project Almanac",and it will be released on January 30, 2015. Project Almanac has been met with mixed to positive reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the

On February 5, 2014 Paramount Pictures postponed the release date from February 28, 2014 to an unknown date, Paramount will now partner on the film with MTV Films to work together on marketing of the film. On March 24, 2014 THR's Borys Kit tweeted that the film is re-titled to "Project Almanac",and it will be released on January 30, 2015. Project Almanac has been met with mixed to positive reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the

The film will be presented in found footage, and the plot centers on the creation of a time machine. A group of friends discover plans to build a time machine and then build one themselves. They use the time machine initially to undo past mistakes, and eventually their goals turn towards their own gain and pleasure but soon realize that changing the past has dire consequences in the future which hurts some people along the way.

Project Almanac 2015 A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.

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