As more toys make their way to the big screen as motion pictures, often having little to do with the toy itself (See: "Battleship" and the first "G.I. Joe" film), one of them now has a sequel out. "Twilight" fans will probably enjoy the new movie from another book series written by Stephenie Meyer. Hap Erstein with PalmBeachArtsPaper.org reviews some of the latest movies.
"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" - Bruce Willis appears to play "G.I. Joe" in this sequel to the first film which brought the Hasbro toys to the big screen.
"The Host" - From the writer of the "Twilight" series of books, made into movies, starring Saorise Ronan.
"On The Road" - From Jack Kerouac's pseudo-autobiography, based on his trips across America, with fiction woven in. Viigo Mortensen stars, along with Kirsten Dunst, Kristin Stewart and Garret Hedlund ("Tron Legacy" & "Country Strong").
"Tyler Perry's Temptation" - A woman has an affair on her husband, that looks (from the preview) to turn into a nearly fatal attraction. Vanessa Williams and Kim Kardashian are among those appearing in this movie from the guy who made the name "Madea" famous.
Hap's Art House Pick of the Week
"56 Up"- Continuing a project he began in 1964, filmmaker Michael Apted revisits his original subjects and sees how their lives are progressing now that they are 56 years old.