FilmWeek: KPCC film critics Peter Rainer, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon join Larry to review the week’s new film releases including Fast Five, 13 Assassins, Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil, Cave of Forgotten Dreams and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Peter Rainer, film critic for Christian Science Monitor
Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and henrysheehan.com
Charles Solomon, film critic for KPCC and amazon.com
Claudia Puig, film critic for KPCC and USA Today
A gang of extreme street racers pull off their last job in Brazil.
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Tyrese Gibson
Written by: Chris Morgan
Directed by: Justin Lin
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (in 3D)
Werner Herzog explores caves in southern France that feature some of the oldest known examples of cave drawing.
Directed by: Werner Herzog
Sympathy for Delicious
A paralyzed DJ becomes a faith healer and faces personal demons.
Starring: Christopher Thornton, Mark Ruffalo, Juliette Lewis, Orlando Bloom and Laura Linney
Written by: Christopher Thornton
Directed by: Mark Ruffalo
A group of assassins go on a suicide mission to kill an evil ruler in feudal Japan.
Starring: Koji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yusuke Iseya and Goro Inagaki
Written by: Daisuke Tengan
Directed by: Takashi Miike
Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil (in 3D)
Little Red Riding Hood goes on a covert mission to find the missing Hansel and Gretel.
Starring: the voices of Hayden Panettiere, Glenn Close and Patrick Warburton
Written by: Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards, Tony Leech and Mike Disa
Directed by: Mike Disa
The Weinstein Company
A vampire hunter tries to get an orphaned boy to safety is a post-apocalyptic future.
Starring: Nick Damici, Connor Paolo, Danielle Harris and Kelly McGillis
Written by: Nick Damici and Jim Mickle
Directed by: Jim Mickle
The creator of “Everybody Loves Raymond” tries to adapt the show for a Russian audience.
Starring: Philip Rosenthal and Aleksandr Zhigalkin
Written and directed by: Philip Rosenthal
Samuel Goldwyn Films
The Double Hour (La Doppia Ora)
A romantic getaway in Turin transforms into a dangerous escapade.
Starring: Ksenia Rappoport and Filippo Timi
Written by: Alessandro Fabbri, Ludovica Rampoldi and Stefano Sardo
Directed by: Giuseppe Capotond
Samuel Goldwyn Films
That’s What I Am
A meek junior high student must pair up with a social outcast on a school project.
Starring: Ed Harris, Chase Ellison, Molly Parker and Daniel Roebuck
Written and directed by: Michael Pavone
World Wrestling Entertainment
Making the Boys
A look at The Boys in the Band, a groundbreaking play and film and its portrayals of gay characters.
Starring: Mart Crowley, Peter White, Laurence Luckinbill and William Friedkin
Directed by: Crayton Robey
First Run Features
Eden of the East the Movie: The King of Eden
Starring: Christine M. Auten, John Burgmeier and Leah Clark
Directed by: Kenji Kamiyama
Starring: JR Bourne, Beth Broderick and Greg Germann
Directed by: Janet Grillo