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

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