Larry and KPCC critics Claudia Puig, Henry Sheehan, and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including The Lone Ranger, Despicable Me 2, The Way, Way Back and more. Also, the Academy added 276 more people to its roster, hoping to add diversity by bringing in more women and minorities. Will these additions affect the Oscars? TGI-Filmweek!
In “Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation,” animator Tom Sito details the history of animation. From medical imagery to film and from PONG to Avatar, Sito’s book covers how animation and computer graphics has developed over the past 50 years. Which CG movies made an impression on you? Which movie has the best graphics? Which one has the worst?
AirTalk looks ahead after LA Times Executive Editor and Publisher Davan Maharaj and his second-in-command Marc Duvoisin, among other top editors, were fired Monday. We also debate a proposal that would charge property developers in LA a linkage fee per square foot; how hackers can wreck havoc using only your cell phone number; and more.
Larry Mantle broadcasts live from outside the Mohn Broadcast Center as the Great American Eclipse moves through Southern California, hearing from listeners all over the country as they watched the eclipse. We also parse through the week’s news in politics; explore why Jerry Lewis was such a polarizing comedian; and more.
AirTalk dives into the newest information from Barcelona after Spain was hit with two vehicular attacks Thursday. We also look into tech companies’ new role in drawing the line between free speech and hate speech after GoDaddy, Google and more stopped servicing a neo-Nazi website; review this weekend’s new movie releases on FilmWeek; and more.
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