AirTalk for April 20, 2012

FilmWeek: The Lucky One, Think Like a Man, Darling Companion, Chimpanzee, Marley and more

The Lucky One - Melbourne Premiere

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Taylor Schilling arrives at "The Lucky One" Melbourne Premiere at Village Cinemas Crown on April 11, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

We start FilmWeek checking in with "Variety" writer Marc Graser about a major shake-up at Walt Disney Studios. This morning, Rich Ross resigned as chairman of the studio. In a statement, Ross said: "[T]he best people need to be in the right jobs, in roles they are passionate about, doing work that leverages the full range of their abilities. It's one of the leadership lessons I've learned during my career, and it's something I've been giving a great deal of thought to as I look at the challenges and opportunities ahead."

Ross’ departures comes on the heels of the box-office bomb “John Carter,” but before the expected blockbuster, “The Avengers.” Why is Ross leaving? How will this affect Disney? Is there an heir apparent?

Then, Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Andy Klein to review this week’s films, including The Lucky One, Think Like a Man, Darling Companion, Chimpanzee, Marley and more. TGI-FilmWeek!

Guests:

Marc Graser , Senior Writer, Variety

Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC and Box Office Magazine

Andy Klein, film critic for KPCC, Glendale News-Press and the L.A. Times Community Papers chain

The Lucky One:

Think Like a Man:

Chimpanzee:

Darling Companion:


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