Longtime local filmcritic Hap Erstein shares his views on a number of new movies.
Hap Erstein with PalmBeachArtsPaper.com reviews movies like "Flight", about an alcoholic commercial pilot who manages to save many lives when he crash lands a jumbo jet. But was he the reason it was going down in the first place?
"Flight" - Denzel Washington stars as an addiction-riddled pilot who, after crash landing a jetliner, has his addiction revealed when the crash is investigated.
"Wreck it Ralph" - Video gamers and kids should enjoy this animated movie staring John C. Reilly, as the voice of Ralph, who is tired of being the bad guy Ralph makes the move to other games as a good character, but in doing so he unleashes chaos into the video game world. The movie also stars Jane Lynch.
"The Man with the Iron Fists" - Quentin Tarintino produces this film, set in 19th century China. It's about a blacksmith who becomes a pawn in an all out war between tribal factions who force RZA to make tools of mass destruction. The movie also stars Russell Crowe,and Lucy Liu.
"Cloud Atlas" - Tom Hanks, Hale Berry, and Hugh Grant star in this film that gives us a potrait of mankind's quest for tolerance and peace throughout the ages. The three play characters over the course of several historical time periods.
Hap's Art House Piece of the week.
"Hello, I must be Going" - A romantic comedy, playing at the Mos' Art Theater in Lake Park.