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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012

‘Titanic 3D,’ ‘American Reunion’ and other new movies


Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), Jim (Jason Biggs), Stifler (Seann William Scott), Oz (Chris Klein) and Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) are together again in "American Reunion." (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures)
In this week’s new — or, in the case of “Titanic 3D,” refurbished — movies, Kate and Leo make a 3-D comeback and so does the original cast of the “American Pie” movies. Here’s what the Post critics had to say:


American Reunion” (R) “Comedy, like a flower, is a delicate thing. I realize this now, after sitting through a technical glitch-plagued screening of ‘American Reunion,’ another sequel to ‘American Pie’ whose sense of humor is typified by a scene in which a grown man - Seann William Scott, reprising his role as that virtuoso of vulgarity, Steven Stifler - makes number two in a beer cooler.” — Michael O’Sullivan


Titanic 3D” (PG-13) “With Cameron having converted ‘Titanic’ to 3-D in celebration of the film's 15th anniversary, watching the new version also points up just how unnecessary such technological gimmicks are when you have a perfectly good original in the first place.” — Ann Hornaday


The Hunter” (R) “An ecological thriller about a professional animal killer and loner who discovers a newfound sense of stewardship for the planet - along with a concern for other people - ‘The Hunter’ is engrossing and thoughtful entertainment. It's a mystery with a message.” — Michael O’Sullivan


We the Party” (R) “It's not easy to craft a teen comedy capable of teaching its target audience valuable lessons. ‘We the Party’ demonstrates just how difficult that task can be.” — Stephanie Merry


Thin Ice” (R) “Expect an array of goofily earnest supporting characters, as well as a dose of violent black humor.” — Michael O’Sullivan


Hipsters” (Unrated) “Set in Moscow in the mid-1950s, the Russian musical ‘Hipsters’ is a candy-colored confection with a dark, bittersweet center.” — Michael O’Sullivan


Eight Murders a Day” (Unrated) “The drug-fueled violence in Juarez is a big, complicated problem. That much is certain from watching Charles Minn's somewhat fevered documentary ‘Eight Murders a Day,’ whose title refers to the average homicide rate in the Mexican city, which sits just across the border from El Paso.” — Michael O’Sullivan

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