FilmWeek: KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan, Andy Klein and Charles Solomon join Larry to review the week’s new film releases including Cowboys & Aliens; The Smurfs; Crazy, Stupid, Love; Attack the Block; Point Blank; Good Neighbors and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and henrysheehan.com
Andy Klein, film critic for KPCC
Charles Solomon, film critic for KPCC; animation critic, author and historian for amazon.com
Cowboys & Aliens
A gunslinger with amnesia defends an old west town from an extraterrestrial alien invasion.
Starring: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde and Sam Rockwell
Written by: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Crazy, Stupid, Love
A 40-something man faces a marital crisis and tries to balance fatherhood and single life.
Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone
Written by: Dan Fogelman
Directed by: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa
Warner Brothers Pictures
The Smurfs In 3-D
Tiny blue creatures try to return home after being chased to New York City by an evil wizard.
Starring: Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays,
and the voices of Anton Yelchin and Katy Perry
Written by: J. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Jay Scherick and David Ronn
Directed by: Raja Gosnell
Attack the Block
A South London teen gang defends their turf from an alien invasion.
Starring: John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker and Alex Esmail
Written and directed by: Joe Cornish
With a serial killer at large a new tenant raises suspicion in an apartment complex
Starring: Jay Baruchel, Scott Speedman and Emily Hampshire
Written and directed by: Jacob Tierney
An Irish cop and a straight-laced FBI agent team up to investigate an international drug smuggling ring.
Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Liam Cunningham
and David Wilmot
Written and directed by: John Michael McDonagh
Sony Pictures Classics
The Myth of the American Sleepover
Four teenagers search for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.
Starring: Marlon Morton, Amanda Bauer , Claire Sloma
and Brett Jacobsen
Written and directed by: David Robert Mitchell
Life in a Day
Footage from thousands of people around the world documents a time capsule of everyday life on a single day.
Starring: Cindy Baer, Moica and Caryn Waechter
Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
National Geographic Films
A nurse is forced to break a mobster out of jail after his pregnant wife is kidnapped.
Starring: Gilles Lellouche, Roschdy Zem, Gerard Lanvin and Elena Anaya and Guillaume Lemans
Directed by: Fred Cavaye
The Sleeping Beauty
A young princess faces fantastical dream experiences and a 100-year sleeping curse.
Starring: Clara Besnainou, Julia Artmonov and Kerian Mayan
Written and directed by: Catherine Breillat
Nine Nation Animation
"Nine Nation Animation" presents a selection of recent award-winning animated short films from the world's most renowned festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Annecy, Clermont-Ferrand and others. The program spans the globe and a wide variety of animation styles.
In English, Farsi, Chinese and Swedish, with English subtitles
Featuring films by: Kajsa Naess, Patrick Pleutin, David O’Reilly and Veljko Popovic