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FilmWeek (7/15/11): Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Winnie the Pooh, Salvation Boulevard, Lucky, Tabloid and more

FilmWeek: KPCC film critics Lael Lowenstein, Wade Major and Charles Solomon join Larry to review the week’s new film releases including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Winnie the Pooh, Salvation Boulevard, Lucky, Tabloid and more. TGI-FilmWeek!


Lael Loewenstein, film critic for KPCC and Variety

Wade Major, film critic for

Charles Solomon, film critic for KPCC; animation critic, author and historian for

Films Reviewed:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 In Imax 3-D

The last installment of the Harry Potter series finds Harry and his friends battling evil in an epic final battle.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter
and Robbie Coltrane
Written by: Steve Kloves
Based on the book by J.K. Rowling
Directed by: David Yates
Rated: PG-13
Warner Brothers Pictures

Winnie the Pooh

Pooh and his friends have adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Starring: the voices of Jim Cummings, Craig Ferguson, Tom Kenny and John Cleese.
Written by: Stephen J. Anderson, Clio Chiang, Don Dougherty, Don Hall, Brian Kesinger, Nicole Mitchell and Jeremy Spears
Based on the works of A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard
Directed by: Stephen Anderson and Don Hall
Rated: G
Walt Disney Pictures.

Salvation Boulevard

A charismatic mega-church preacher’s secret is protected by his fundamentalist followers.

Starring: Marisa Tomei, Jennifer Connelly, Pierce Brosnan and Ed Harris
Written by: Douglas Stone and George Ratliff
Directed by: George Ratliff
Not rated
IFC Films


An aspiring serial killer wins the lottery and pursues his love interest.

Starring: Colin Hanks, Ari Graynor Ann-Margret and Jeffrey Tambor
Written by: Kent Sublette
Directed by: Gil Cates Jr.
Rated: R
Phase 4 Films


A former beauty queen becomes obsessed with a young Mormon missionary.

Starring: Joyce McKinney, Jackson Shaw and Peter Tory
Directed by: Errol Morris
Rated: R
Sundance Selects

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

A story about two young girls in 19th-century China and their modern descendents.

Starring: Gianna Jun, Li Bing Bing and Hugh Jackman
Written by: Ron Bass, Angela Workman and Michael Ray
Directed by: Wayne Wang
Rated: PG-13
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Project Nim

The story of a chimpanzee raised as a human child in a 1970s experiment.

Starring: Bob Angelini, Bern Cohen and Reagan Leonard
Directed by: James Marsh
Rated: PG-13
Roadside Attractions



Starring: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher and Timothy Olyphant
Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Starring: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren and Jennifer Garner
Directed by: Jason Winer