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Time Lapse (2014)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 15 May 2015 (USA)
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Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures twenty-four hours into the future, and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop.

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Bradley King

Writers:

Bradley King, Bp Cooper (as BP Cooper)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Danielle Panabaker ... Callie
Matt O'Leary ... Finn
George Finn ... Jasper
John Rhys-Davies ... Mr. Bezzerides (scenes deleted) (credit only)
Amin Joseph ... Big Joe
Jason Spisak ... Ivan
Sharon Maughan ... Dr. Heidecker
David Figlioli ... Marcus
Judith Drake ... Mrs. Anderson
Mark C. Hanson ... Dog Race Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

Three friends discover a time machine which takes pictures of the future. They begin to use it to win race bets and everything goes fine till one gets greedier than another. They begin to lose faith in each other giving a sense of backstabbing as uglier truths unfold in the photos and the situation soon gets out of control. Written by Keith Francis

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Taglines:

Once you've seen the future, you can't look away.

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Greška u vremenu See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,174,542, 31 December 2014
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Trivia

Danielle Panabaker and Matt O'Leary both got their big breaks on Disney Channel original movies. Panabaker's first lead role was in Stuck in the Suburbs (2004), and O'Leary's first lead role was in Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire (2000). See more »

Goofs

The huge camera takes pictures and the flash is green. However, when the three tenants enter the room for the first time where the camera is, the flash is white. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jasper: Finn!
[banging at the door]
Jasper: Finn, don't get up, I got it.
[pushing through the door carrying a heavy box]
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References The Twilight Zone: A Most Unusual Camera (1960) See more »

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Written by Gary Conor McFarlane and Adam Edward Browne
Performed by The Autumn Owls
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Whats the first rule of Fight Club?
7 February 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

C'mon, you know this one.

The first rule of fight club is Never Talk About Fight Club.

Whats the first rule of Indie films? OK, times up.

The first rule of Indie films is ... Indies don't HAVE to be bad, people JUST MAKE THEM THAT WAY.

This indie opus seems to be the brainchild of Bradley King, who wrote and directed. His IMDb resume suggests mainly short subjects and TIME LAPSE looks like the attempt to break to the next level.

Let's start with the premise, the logline.

The other reviewers have already covered it.

Really clever. Way above average. While the "future cam" thing has been done before -- I remember this from a comic book in the 60s, actually -- the whole story is well thought out.

And the intro in particular, the setup, is very well done.

But ... the real issue ... is this a feature? Is this a full-length feature with ebbs and flows, ups and downs, that a viewer can connect with? Remember that for the producer/director/writer (on the other side of the camera from the viewer) the ultimate goal of an indie is produce a film at the lowest possible expense. Which means minimal actors, usually young or unknown, minimal sets, minimal special effects, and pretty much minimal everything.

And that is the issue here. This is a full length film, yes, but it hooked me, the viewer, for only about 15 minutes before I realized that the core premise was going to be stretched, and stretched, and stretched, with the same cast and same sets, and same "what if" circular dialog, until something broke.

In this case it was me.


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