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FilmWeek (10/07/11): The Ides of March, Real Steel, 1911, Dirty Girl, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) and more

KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell of Box Office Magazine and Henry Sheehan of henrysheehan.com join Larry to review the new films this week including The Ides of March, Real Steel, 1911, Dirty Girl, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) and more. TGI-FilmWeek!

Guests:

Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC and Box Office Magazine

Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and henrysheehan.com

Films Reviewed:


The Ides of March

A presidential candidate’s campaign is threatened by a staffer’s scandal.

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei and George Clooney
Written by: George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
Directed by: George Clooney
R
Columbia Pictures


Real Steel (In Imax)

An ex-fighter and his son train a robot boxer.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo and Anthony Mackie
Written by: John Gatins
Directed by: Shawn Levy
PG-13
DreamWorks Pictures


1911

Nationalist forces rise up to establish the Republic of China in 1911.

Starring: Jackie Chan, Bingbing Li, Winston Chao and Joan Chen
Written by: Wang Xing Dong and Chen Bao Guang
Directed by: Jackie Chan and Zhang Li


Dirty Girl

Two misfits head out on a road trip.

Starring: Juno Temple, Jeremy Dozier, Milla Jovovich and William H. Macy
Written and directed by: Abe Sylvia
R
Weinstein Co.


The Women on the 6th Floor

A French stockbroker befriends his building’s Spanish maids.

Starring: Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain and Natalia Verbeke
Written by: Jean-Philippe Le Guay and Jerome Tonerre
Directed by: Jean-Philippe Le Guay
Not rated
Strand Releasing


The Way

After his son dies during a pilgrimage, a father takes up the journey.

Starring: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Deborah Kara Unger and Yorick Van Wageningen
Written and directed by: Emilio Estevez
PG-13
Producers Distribution Agency/Arc Entertainment


Where Soldiers Come From

National Guardsmen from Michigan go to Afghanistan and return home.

Starring: Dominic Fredianelli, Cole Smith and Bodi
Directed by: Heather Courtney
Not rated
International Film Circuit


Thunder Soul

High school funk group The Kashmere Stage Band reunites after 35 years.

Starring: Craig Baldwin, Craig Green, Conrad O. Johnson, Sr. and narrated by Jamie Foxx
Directed by: Mark Landsman
PG
Roadside Attractions


The Swell Season

The off-screen story of two musicians from the film Once.

Starring: Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
Directed by: Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins and Carlo Mirabella-Davis
Not rated
7th Art Releasing


The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (at the Nuart)

A man inspired by the original Human Centipede attempts to make his own.

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Ashlynn Yennie and Dominic Borrelli
Written and directed by: Tom Six
Not rated, no one under 18 admitted
IFC Films


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