Welcome to June, and the first weekend of the month finds a classic fairy tale as you’ve never seen with Snow White and the Huntsman, the return of those killer fish in Piranha 3DD and a film that may be smaller in scope, but still packs a punch: the stoner comedy High School.
Snow White and the Huntsman: This Snow White tale is a triumph. Kristen Stewart dazzles, Chris Hemsworth is even more heroic than usual and Charlize Theron deserves an Oscar nomination for her searing turn as the Evil Queen. The Rupert Sanders-directed film is visually marvelous and possesses action scenes that we will be talking about for months to come. Check out my Snow White and the Huntsman review for more.
Piranha 3DD: Time to get back into the water. Why you ask, given that there are piranhas there? Because, it’s a campy and chaotic film and fans would not have it any other way. The film is completely exploitative, but would you expect anything less from the sequel to 2010’s Piranha? As I state in my Piranha 3DD review, you know what you’re getting when you witness this flick.
High School: A welcome surprise in the summer season of blockbusters is this small comedy about a high school valedictorian who gets high for the first time on the eve of the school's first mandatory drug test. When he gets the entire school high through brownies at a bake sale, hilarity ensues, but so much more. As mentioned in my High School review, this film is right up there with some of Hollywood’s great high school-set films.