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AUDIO Movie Reviews: "The Butler", "Paranoia"

AUDIO Movie Reviews:

The late Steve Jobs portrayed on the big screen, the producer of "Precious" tells the story of a White House butler, but how much of that film is true?  Hap Erstein with PalmBeachArtsPaper.com give us his opinions on the newest movies.

Lee Daniels' "The Butler" - The movie that everyone is talking about with the word "Oscar" in mind.  Some say Oprah Winfrey may be nominated, but Hap believes it's more believable that Forrest Whitaker could get that nod.  He plays a butler who served five presidents over the years during the civil rights movement.  Interesting note: Robin Williams plays Dwight D. Eisenhower.

"Paranoia" - Miley Cyrus' man, Liam Hemsworth, stars in this thriller, but the ones who shine in this film are Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman.  They play competing corporate big-wigs in the high tech industry. 

"Jobs" - Ashton Kutcher stars as Apple founder Steve Jobs in a biopic that has a lot of folks talking about how much Kutcher actually looks like Jobs. 

"Kick-Ass 2" - Sequel to film about an everday teen who decides to put together a super-hero costume and fight crime.  Jim Carrey plays a bad guy in this film, but has since spoken out against it in real life due to the violence portrayed in the movie.

Hap's Art House Pick of the Week

"The Bling Ring" - A film directed by Sofia Coppola, that's Nicolas Cage's cousin.  It's about a team of people who break into the homes of the rich and famous. 

 

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