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FilmWeek (8/19/11): Conan the Barbarian, Fright Night, One Day, Spy Kids 3: All the Time in the World and more

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KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Henry Sheehan join Larry to review this week’s films including Fright Night, Conan the Barbarian, One Day, and more. TGI-FilmWeek!


Andy Klein, film critic for KPCC

Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and

Films Reviewed

Fright Night

A high school senior sets out to kill the new kid after learning he is a vampire.

Starring: Anton Yelchin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Colin Farrell and Toni Collette
Written by: Marti Noxon
Directed by: Craig Gillespie
Walt Disney Pictures

Conan the Barbarian (In 3-D)

A warrior gets caught in an epic battle.

Starring: Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang and Rose McGowan
Written by: Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer and Sean Hood
Directed by: Marcus Nispel

One Day

A man and woman’s 20 year relationship is intercut with their first meeting.

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson and Ken Stott
Written by: David Nicholls
Directed by: Lone Scherfig
Focus Features

Griff the Invisible

A moonlighting superhero falls in love with an eccentric woman.

Starring: Ryan Kwanten and Maeve Dermody
Written and Directed by: Leon Ford
Indomina Releasing


A village and its mayor are caught in the milieu of the Philippine-American War.

Starring: Joel Torre, Chris Cooper, Garret Dillahunt and Yul Vasquez
Written and Directed by: John Sayles
Variance Films

The Hedgehog

A suicidal young girl becomes friends with a grumpy concierge.

Starring: Josiane Balasko, Garance Le Guillermic and Togo Igawa
Written and Directed by: Mona Achache
Not rated
NeoClassics Films

Mozart’s Sister

An imagined take on Mozart’s sister, Nannerl.

Starring: Marie Feret, Marc Barbe and Delphine Chuillot
Written and Directed by: Rene Feret
Not rated
Music Box Films

3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy (In 3-D)

A monk seeks sexual training to please his new wife.

Starring: Hiro Hayama, Leni Lan and Vonnie Lui
Written by: Stephen Shiu, Stephen Shiu Jr. and Mark Wu
Directed by: Christopher Sun
Not rated (no one under 18 admitted)
China Lion


A documentary of a small town near a weapons-testing site.

Written by: Taylor Segrest
Directed by: Nick Brandestini
Not rated

Battle for Brooklyn

Prospect Heights residents battle a neighborhood development project.

Starring: Daniel Goldstein
Directed by: Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley
Not rated
Rumur Releasing

DVD and Blu-Ray

The Battle of Algiers

Starring: Braham Hadjadj, Jean Martin and Yacef Saadi
Directed by: Gillo Pontecorvo

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