KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Wade Major join Larry to review the week’s new film releases, including Tower Heist, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, The Son of No One, Young Goethe in Love, Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC and Box Office Magazine
Wade Major, film critic for KPCC and boxoffice.com
A billionaire steals retirement funds from his employees, leading them to hatch a plan.
Starring: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck and Tea Leoni
Written by: Ted Griffin and Jeff Nathanson
Directed by: Brett Ratner
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (in 3-D)
The stoner buds reunite for a holiday journey through New York.
Starring: John Cho, Kal Penn, Paula Garces and Danneel Harris
Written by: Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg
Directed by: Todd Strauss-Schulson
New Line Cinema
The Son of No One
A struggling Queens police officer is threatened by a past dark secret.
Starring: Channing Tatum, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino and Ray Liotta
Written and directed by: Dito Montiel
Anchor Bay Films
A rock musician learns he has a 13-year-old daughter.
Starring: Abigail Breslin, Alessandro Nivola, Elizabeth Shue and Brittany Snow
Written and directed by: David M. Rosenthal
Young Goethe in Love
A young poet falls into a love triangle.
Starring: Alexander Fehling, Miriam Stein and Moritz Bleibtreu
Written by: Alexander Dydyna, Christoph Muller and Philipp Stolzl
Directed by: Philipp Stolzl
Music Box Films
In German with English subtitles.
The Catechism Cataclysm
An eccentric priest goes on a canoeing trip with his teen idol.
Starring: Steve Little and Robert Longstreet
Written and directed by: Todd Rohal
Four boys from West Africa dream come to the U.S. on basketball scholarships.
Starring: Amadou Gallo Fall and Papa Madethie “Dethie” Fall
Directed by: Anne Buford
To Be Heard
Three Bronx teens embrace poetry.
Starring: Roland Legiardi-Laura, Anthony Pittman and Pearl Quick
Directed by: Roland Legiardi-Laura, Edwin Martinez, Deborah Shaffer and Amy Sultan
To Be Heard Productions
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey
The story of the man behind the puppet.
Starring: Kevin Clash and narrated by Whoopi Goldberg
Written by: Philip Shane and Justin Weinstein
Directed by: Constance Marks
The Other F Word
Punk-rockers become fathers.
Starring: Jim Lindberg, Mark Hoppus and Flea
Written and directed by: Andrea Blaugrund Nevins
The master tuner of Steinway & Sons pairs virtuosos with their instruments.
Starring: Stefan Knupfe, Lang Lang, Alfred Brendel, Rudolf Buchbinder and Pierre-Laurent Aimand
Directed by: Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis
First Run Features