KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan and Lael Loewenstein join Larry to review the week’s new film releases including Green Lantern, Mr. Popper's Penguins, The Art of Getting By and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and henrysheehan.com
Lael Loewenstein, film critic for KPCC and Variety
Green Lantern (in 3-D)
A magic ring turns an arrogant test pilot into a superhero who must battle an intergalactic enemy.
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong and Angela Bassett
Written by: Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg
Directed by: Martin Campbell
Warner Brothers Pictures
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
A real-estate tycoon’s life descends into chaos after receiving a crate of penguins from Antarctica.
Starring: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino and Angela Lansbury
Written by: Sean Anders, John Morris and Jared Stern
Directed by: Mark Waters
20th Century Fox
The Art of Getting By
A slacker befriends his crush and pulls his life together in his senior year of high school.
Starring: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano and Elizabeth Reaser
Written and Directed by: Gavin Wiesen
Fox Searchlight Pictures
City of Life and Death
A Japanese massacre in China during World War II causes chaos and pain on both sides of the conflict.
Starring: Liu Ye, Nakazumi Hideo and Qin Lan
Written and Directed by: Lu Chuan
Angel of Evil
The dramatized life of the famous Milanese thief, kidnapper and mobster, Renato Vallanzascaand.
Starring: Kim Rossi Stuart, Filippo Timi and Moritz Bleibtreu
Written by: Kim Rossi Stuart, Michele Placido, Antonio Leotti, Toni Trupia, Andrea Leanza and Antonella D'Agostino
Directed by: Michele Placido
Twentieth Century Fox
Examines the life the original “Horse Whisperer,” Buck Brannaman,
Starring: Buck Brannaman
Directed by: Cindy Meehl
Queen of the Sun
An investigation of the causes of colony collapse disorder in beehives.
Starring: Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva
Directed by: Taggart Siegel
The Last Mountain
Citizens in West Virginia attempt to stop coal companies from the practice of mountaintop removal mining.
Starring: Robert Kennedy, Jr.
Written by: Bill Haney and Peter Rhodes
Directed by: Bill Haney
A documentary about the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.
Starring: Brogan McCay, Julia O'Rourke, Joe Bitter and John Whitehurst
Directed by: Sue Bourne
Screen Media Films
Battle: Los Angeles
Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez and Bridget Moynahan
Directed by: Jonathan Libesman
Red Riding Hood
Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Lukas Haas and Gary Oldman
Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke
Kill the Irishman
Starring: Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken and Vincent D’Onofrio
Directed by: Jonathan Hensleigh