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Filmweek: 2 Guns, The Spectacular Now, The Smurfs 2 and more




Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg play Bobby and Stig in
Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg play Bobby and Stig in "2 Guns." (Photo by Sony Pictures Entertainment via Getty Images)
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Guest host Patt Morrison and KPCC critics Peter Rainer, Lael Loewenstein and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including 2 Guns, The Spectacular Now, The Smurfs 2 and more.

We'll also talk about the legacy of Eileen Brennan, the actress best known for her Oscar-nominated performance as Doreen Lewis in "Private Benjamin." Brennan died earlier this week at age 80. 

2 Guns

The Spectacular Now

The Smurfs 2

Guests:

Peter Rainer, film critic for KPCC and the Christian Science Monitor,  author of “Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Era”

Lael Loewenstein, film critic for KPCC and Variety

Charles Solomon, animation film critic for KPCC and author and historian for amazon.com