Longtime local film critic Hap Erstein checks out the latest films for us.
Did we really need another "Snow White" movie or a sequel to a film about prehistoric pirhanas somehow existing in our world and killing people? You can answer these questions for yourself at theaters this weekend. Hap Erstein from PalmBeachArtsPaper.com gives us his take on some of the new releases.
"Snow White & The Huntsman" - Hap says the filmmakers may have made a bad decision in casting Kristen Stewart, claiming the "Twilight" actress may be popular with the teen set, but she "can't act". This is no film for young kids, way too violent. Click Here
"Piranha 3DD" - This is the type of movie that doesn't usually get reviewed. A sequel to "Pirhana 3D". Basically, the prehistoric fish are back, terrorizing more people, this time at a waterpark. If you plan to go, watch for a cameo from David Hasselhoff.
"Intouchables" - The title of this French film translate literally to "Untouchable", but it has nothing to do with the old movie about Elliot Ness. This tells the true story of a wealthy, physically disabled risk taker, the picture of established French nobility, who lost his wife in an accident and whose world is turned upside down when he hires a young, good-humored, black Muslim ex-con as his caretaker. Their bond proves the power and omniscience that love and friendship can hold over all social and economic differences. Click Here for Hap's review.
Hap's Art House Pick of the Week
"U.N. Me" - A documentary that the filmmakers say exposes the "incompetence and corruption" at the heart of the United Nations. Click Here for Hap's review.