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?
Discussing last night's Democratic debate in New Hampshire; debating the Pentagon's pilot program to pay for active duty members of the U.S. military to have sperm or eggs frozen and the documentary film makers of "Amy" and "Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom" talk with Larry Mantle for TGI-FilmWeek!
There is a backlash against advice from the CDC warning sexually active women not to drink alcohol if they aren't using birth control; a study by California's Legislative Analyst bolsters efforts to allow school districts to accept student transfers from outside districts & a look at the phenomenon of people who practice more than one religion.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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