If you plan on seeing “Project Almanac”, you will probably walk out of the theater wishing time-travel were real. Not because the movie inspires scientific greatness but simply because you’ll want your night back. Here are just a few reasons why the movie might not be the best choice at the box office.
Mythotopia is reminiscent of the old Avalon Hill games of the 1980s and 1990s but with much better production values.
Classic foreign films from the 1980s lead an array of vintage titles in release on Blu-ray and DVD this week.
Let’s get right to the point: Christian audiences are going to be wary of a Sundance film that features Ewan McGregor playing both Jesus Christ and Satan. Given the standard cinematic treatment of religion in general and Christians in particular, you can’t fault the devout for anticipating sacrilege, no matter how much they liked McGregor as Obi Wan Kenobi.
In the game Versailles by NSKN Games and legendary designer Andrei Novac, King Louis XIV of France hires two to five players as architects and craftsmen to build him a fabulous palace. Whoever can contribute the most ornate, well-built segments of the palace will win.
Infection: Humanity’s Last Gasp by Victory Point Games is a game for one person ripped from the headlines of a modern-day newspaper. A deadly virus has broken out in the United States because a man visiting the Congo carries it into the United States. As he shows symptoms and collapses, he is taken to a local hospital and placed in an isolation wing. Doctors discover that he has a highly contagious virus that is resistant to all current antitodes. This could be the end of humanity.
Based on the Doctor Grordbort graphic novels, the board game Onward to Venus is a game about colonizing the solar system by building a powerful army and seizing exciting opportunities at the right time. Build factories and mines to dominate planets; hunt exotic, big game around the solar system; solve planetary crisis or take advantage of planetary tensions to win victory points.
Directed by Jared Hess and co-written with his wife Jerusha, “Don Verdean” is a lighthearted poke at the world of biblical archaeology, a field Hess describes as an amusing “fringe” element of mainstream Christianity.
Registration begins Feb. 9 for companies that want to find out if their Frisbee team is the best on Fort Stewart.
The board game Pay Dirt is about the gritty and competitive world of modern-day gold mining in frigid Alaska. In this worker-placement-style game, players take the roles of enterprising mining companies looking to refine the most efficient process for gold discovery. Hire the best employees, buy the best equipment and manage through the hardships that will inevitably come to hit pay dirt and win.
ADDINGTON/DROPPINGTON — It’s the end of another month, which means Netflix is about to get rid of a number of titles as well as add some to its streaming library.
Late in “The Strongest Man,” the film’s protagonist reflects on what he calls his “little life.” The expression tells us a lot about the character, and a lot about the film.
Sometimes the best way to enjoy a film is by sharing it with someone who is seeing it for the first time.
Your enjoyment of “Project Almanac” hinges on two key questions:
The Sundance press guide paints “Seoul Searching” as a loving tribute to ’80s pop culture and the films of John Hughes, and that affection is obvious. But the final product is far too flawed to do its inspiration justice.
'Jupiter Ascending,' rated PG-13, 2 1/2 stars
A lot of eyebrows raised last month when “The Lego Movie” failed to make the short list of films nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. It’s hard to find an animated movie from 2014 that had more of an impact, but somehow the celebrated homage didn’t make the cut.
A pair of TV movies aimed at families, a golden oldie that should please jazz buffs, a reissue of Disney’s animated classic “101 Dalmatians” and a “Peanuts” theatrical feature arrive on home video this week.
It’s finally happened: Spider-Man will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"Jupiter Ascending" is the latest film from the Wachowskis, the dynamic sibling duo who brought us the "Matrix" trilogy and the criminally underrated "Cloud Atlas." "Jupiter Ascending" is not nearly in the same league as those films, but it might be passable enough to become a guilty pleasure in the future. Or not.
In October 2013, I wrote a column about the AMC television series “Breaking Bad” that lamented the moral problems of rooting for the bad guy. Upon reading my column, my sister called me and took me to task. She insisted I was dead wrong about the show, and she asked how much of it I had watched. I told her I was only done with the first couple of seasons.
At the end of December, the biggest film of 2014 was “Guardians of the Galaxy." But that changed during the first month of 2015 when a latecomer, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1,” climbed to the top.
Love and laughter seem to go hand in hand, and these classic black-and-white films can make even the most hardhearted person chuckle about the funny things lovers go through.
A Disney family comedy leads new movies on Blu-ray and DVD this week.
Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.
“Still Alice” is not an easy film to watch, but it is a movie well worth seeing.
NERD TOWN — Last weekend welcomed the release of SpongeBob Squarepants’ second trip to the silver screen. The new movie, “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” won at the box office with a No. 1 spot and an estimated $56 million. The movie offers up laughs and a hero in the form of a nerd.
It's a movie about contractual sexual torture, and it's coming to a theater near you in time for Valentine's Day.
ROMANCEVILLE — With Valentine’s Day approaching, it’s a safe bet that romantic comedies will dominate on movie and TV screens. We all know the predictable boy meets girl plot, so what sets a rom-com apart? It’s chemistry, and here are four couples that have it repeatedly.