FilmWeek

FilmWeek (7/1/11): Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Larry Crowne, Terri, The Perfect Host, Monte Carlo, 35 and Ticking and more

KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Tim Cogshell join Larry to review the week’s new film releases including Larry Crowne, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Terri, The Perfect Host, Monte Carlo, 35 and Ticking, The First Beautiful Thing, Vincent Wants to Sea and more. TGI-FilmWeek!

Guests:

Andy Klein, film critic for KPCC and Brand X

Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC and Box Office Magazine


Films Reviewed


Larry Crowne

A middle aged man starts over after a layoff by going back to college.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Cedric the Entertainer and Taraji P
Written by: Tom Hanks and Nia Vardalos
Directed by: Tom Hanks
Rated: PG-13
Universal Pictures


Transformers: Dark of the Moon
(In Imax 3-D)

Humans and giant benevolent robots defend the planet from an attack by evil robots.

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Written by: Ehren Kruger
Directed by: Michael Bay
Rated: PG-13
Paramount Pictures


Monte Carlo

A case of mistaken identity finds three vacationing girls whisked away to Monte Carlo.

Starring: Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy and Cory Monteith
Written by: Thomas Bezucha, April Blair and Maria Maggenti
Directed by: Tomas Bezucha
Rated: PG
20th Century Fox


Terri

An awkward teenager learns about friendship from his school’s vice principal.

Starring:John C. Reilly, Jacob Wysocki, Creed Bratton and Olivia Crocicchia
Written by: Patrick deWitt
Directed by: Aza Jacobs
Rated: R
ATO Pictures


Vincent Wants to Sea

(Nuart)

A grieving man with Tourette’s Syndrome escapes an institution with two other patients.

Starring: Florian David Fitz, Karoline Herfurth and Heino Ferch
Written by: Florian David Fitz
Directed by: Ralf Huettner
Not rated
Corinth Releasing


35 and Ticking


(at the Rave 15)

Four friends in their middle 30s struggle with family challenges.

Starring: Tamala Jones, Nicole Ari Parker, Kevin Hart and Keith Robinson
Written and directed by: Russ Parr
Rated: R
Image Entertainment


Leap Year
(Ano Bisiesto)

After many unfulfilling relationships a journalist in Mexico City falls for a brooding actor.

Starring: Monica del Carmen, Gustavo Sanchez Parra and Marco Zapata
Written by: Michael Rowe and Lucia Carreras
Directed by: Michael Rowe
Not rated
Universal Pictures


The Perfect Host

A criminal on the lam cons his way into a dinner party hosted by an unorthodox person.

Starring: David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford, Nathaniel Parker and Helen Reddy
Written and directed by: Nick Tomnay
Rated: R
Magnolia Pictures


The First Beautiful Thing

(La Prima Cosa Bella)

A detached teacher and his sister return to their hometown to face their past.

Starring: Valerio Mastandrea, Micaela Ramazzotti and Stefania Sandrelli
Written by: Francesco Bruni, Francesco Piccolo and Paolo Virzi
Directed by: Paolo Virzi
Not rated
Palisades Tartan


DVDs


Season of the Witch


Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman and Claire Foy
Directed by: Dominic Sena


Sucker Punch

Starring: Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens and Abbie Cornish
Directed by: Zack Snyder


Beastly

Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens and Mary-Kate Olsen
Directed by: Daniel Barnz


Barney's Version

Starring: Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike and Jake Hoffman
Directed by: Richard J. Lewis


Bloodworth

Starring: Val Kilmer, Kris Kristofferson and Hilary Duff
Directed by: Shane Dax Taylor


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