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FilmWeek (9/23/11): Moneyball, Abduction, Dolphin Tale and more

by FilmWeek

KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan and Claudia Puig join Larry to review the new films this week including Moneyball, Abduction, Dolphin Tale and more. TGI-FilmWeek!


Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and

Claudia Puig, film critic for KPCC and USA Today

Films Reviewed:


A baseball GM uses statistics to run his team on a budget.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman
Written by: Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin
Directed by: Bennett Miller
Columbia Pictures


A young man targeted by assassins searches for his true identity.

Starring: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina and Jason Isaacs
Written by: Shawn Christensen
Directed by: John Singleton

Dolphin Tale (In 3-D)

A young boy rescues an injured dolphin.

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson
Written by: Karen Janszen and Noam Dromi
Directed by: Charles Martin Smith
Warner Bros. Pictures

Killer Elite

A special agent comes out of retirement to rescue his mentor.

Starring: Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro and Yvonne Strahovski
Written by: Gary McKendry and Mett Sherring
Directed by: Gary McKendry
Open Road Films


Two small-time lawyers take on the pharmaceutical industry.

Starring: Chris Evans, Mark Kassen, Vinessa Shaw and Jesse L. Martin
Written by: Chris Lopata
Directed by: Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen
Millennium Entertainment

Machine Gun Preacher

A drug dealer-turned-minister opens an orphanage in Sudan.

Starring: Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Kathy Baker and Michael Shannon
Written by: Jason Keller
Directed by: Marc Forster
Relativity Media

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

A documentary of the black power movement in the U.S.

Starring: Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale and Angela Davis
Written by: Goran Hugo Olsson
Directed by: Goran Hugo Olsson
Not rated
Sundance Selects

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