Hap Erstein with PalmBeachArtsPaper.com is back from his whirlwind three week trip to France. We're happy he enjoyed himself, but missed his input at the theaters. Good thing it's been pretty slow at the box office. It's now starting to pick up and Hap gives us his take on two new films opening the weekend beginning Friday and he tells us about a South Florida film festival.
"Carrie" - This is a remake of a film from the 1970s about a teenager with telekinetic powers who uses those powers to exact revenge from the classmates that make fun of her. Chloe Grace Moretz plays the title character ( the one made famous by Sissy Spacek) and Julianne Moore is her mother in this film. Hap says it's very much like the original film, but filmmakers can do so much more with special effects these days.
"The Fifth Estate" - The Julian Assange story brought to life on the big screen. It's a look at the early days of WikiLeaks.
"Escape Plan" - It's billed as an "action-thriller", starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Hap's Art House Pick of the Week
The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival - As Hap says, why give us one pick, when he can give us nearly 200 of them. Films will be playing throughout Broward County, if you don't mind the drive. The Film Festival gets underway on Friday and runs through November 11.
If you lived in the area 13 years ago, you will probably remember the story about a Lake Worth Middle School teacher killed by a student. The Barry Grunow Memorial Scholarship Fund was set up to honor the teacher's memory and help aspiring teachers throughout Palm Beach County.
The scholarship is available to high school seniors in any county public, private or parochial school.
You can help the fund by taking part in one or more of several events this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens.
There will be a 5K run and walk, along with a kids' dash and a golf tournament.
Click Here to register.
$Run/Walk for the Money$
5K Certified Course
October 12, 2013
5K Run Champion’s Course @ 4:00pm
Kids’ Dash and Activities
BGMS Golf Tournament
Arnold Palmer Course
October 13, 2013
Continental Breakfast 7:00 am
Tee Off 8:30 am
Luncheon, Silent Auction, Raffles and Awards
Weekend Hotel Rates at PGA National Resort
$159 per night
400 Avenue of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Photo courtesy of: Pam Grunow
Let me just say that I love candy corn, so I found it surprising that it would be on a list of the 10 worst Halloween candy.
There are others that amy surprise you, including Tootsie Rolls...huh???
Click Here for the full list from Yahoo.
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