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FilmWeek (9/30/11): 50/50, What's Your Number?, Sarah Palin: You Betcha! and more

KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Henry Sheehan of join Larry to review the new films this week including 50/50, What's Your Number?, Sarah Palin: You Betcha! and more. TGI-FilmWeek!


Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and

Andy Klein, film critic for KPCC

Films Reviewed:


A young man is diagnosed with cancer.

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick and Bryce Dallas Howard
Written by: Will Reiser
Directed by: Jonathan Levine
Summit Entertainment

What’s Your Number?

A woman revisits her past twenty relationships.

Starring: Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Zachary Quinto and Andy Samberg
Written by: Gabrielle Allan and Jennifer Crittenden
Directed by: Mark Mylod
20th Century Fox

Take Shelter

A man is driven to build a storm shelter due to recurring nightmares.

Starring: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham and Katy Mixon
Written and directed by: Jeff Nichols
Sony Pictures Classics

Silent Souls

A man goes on a trip to bury his wife.

Starring: Igor Sergeyev, Yuri Tsurilo and Yuliya Aug
Written by: Denis Osokin
Directed by: Aleksei Fedorchenko
Not rated
Shadow Distribution

In Russian with English subtitles


A teenage girl wrestles with her guilty conscience.

Starring: Anna Paquin, J. Smith-Cameron, Jean Reno and Jeannie Berlin
Written and directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
Fox Searchlight Pictures


A drifter and a warrior team up against a ruthless villain.

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson and Gackt
Written and directed by: Guy Moshe
Arc Entertainment

The Mill and the Cross

A story inspired by Pieter Bruegel’s The Way to Calvary.

Starring: Rutger Hauer, Charlotte Rampling and Michael York
Written by: Lech Majewski and Michael Francis Gibson
Directed by: Lech Majewski
Not rated
Kino Lorber

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

College kids mistake two campers for murderous rednecks.

Starring: Alan Tudyk, Tyler Labine and Katrina Bowden
Written by: Morgan Jurgenson and Eli Craig
Directed by: Eli Craig
Magnet Releasing


A one-night stand between two men turns into a weekend event.

Starring: Tom Cullen and Chris New
Written and directed by: Andrew Haigh
Not rated
Sundance Selects

Sarah Palin: You Betcha!

An unauthorized documentary of the politician.

Starring: Sarah Palin, Nick Broomfield and John McCain
Directed by: Nick Broomfield and Joan Churchill
Not rated
Freestyle Releasing

American Teacher

Follows four teachers in different parts of the country.

Starring: Erik Benner, Jonathan Dearman, Jamie Fidler, Rhena Jasey and narrated by Matt Damon
Directed by: Vanessa Roth
Not rated
First Run Features

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

The international effort to prosecute Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt.

Directed by: Pamela Yates
Not rated
International Film Circuit