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Piranha 3D

Killer fish invade the third dimension

STARRING Elisabeth Shue and Jerry O’Connell
DIRECTED BY Alexandre Aja
WRITTEN BY Alexandre Aja and John Stolberg

The premise couldn’t be simpler, as director Alexandre Aja explains: ”An earthquake releases prehistoric piranhas during spring break.” Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas) stars as the sheriff of Arizona’s fictional Lake Victoria, where thousands of college-age revelers descend, and Jerry O’Connell plays a video auteur there to shoot a masterpiece called Wild Wild Girls. If all that plus the R-rated horror film’s 3-D format doesn’t grab you, then how about Richard Dreyfuss, who makes an appearance as a fisherman in the mold of his beloved Jaws character, Matt Hooper?