KPCC film critics Andy Klein, Claudia Puig and Charles Solomon join Larry to review the week’s new film releases, including The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, Happy Feet Two, The Descendants and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Andy Klein, film critic for KPCC
Claudia Puig, film critic for KPCC and USA Today
Charles Solomon, film critic for KPCC and animation critic, author and historian for amazon.com
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Bella and Edward get married and conceive a child.
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner
Written by: Melissa Rosenberg
Directed by: Bill Condon
An indifferent father must act decisively after his wife suffers an accident.
Starring: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges and Robert Forster
Written by: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
Directed by: Alexander Payne
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Happy Feet Two (in Imax 3-D)
A penguin helps his son find rhythm.
Starring: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria and Alecia Moore
Written by: George Miller, Gary Eck, Warren Coleman and Paul Livingston
Directed by: George Miller
Warner Bros. Pictures
An alcoholic widower befriends a religious thrift store employee.
Starring: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman and Eddie Marsan
Written and directed by: Paddy Considine
Another Happy Day
A wedding-party brings up tensions amongst a family.
Starring: Ellen Barkin, Demi Moore, Kate Bosworth and Thomas Haden Church
Written and directed by: Sam Levinson
Phase 4 Films
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
With a cop’s promotion comes new enemies and dangers.
Starring: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos and Andre Ramiro
Written by: Jose Padilha and Braulio Mantovani
Directed by: Jose Padilha
In Portuguese with English subtitles.
An ex-con falls in love with a movie star.
Starring: Colin Farrell, Keira Knightly and Ben Chaplin
Written and directed by: William Monahan
The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch
An adopted son assumes control of his murdered father’s company.
Starring: Tomer Sisley, Kristin Scott Thomas and Miki Manojlovic
Written by: Jerome Salle and Julien Rappeneau
Directed by: Jerome Salle
Music Box Films
In French, English and Croatian, with English subtitles.
Eames: The Architect and the Painter
A study of the husband-and-wife design team Charles and Ray Eames.
Narrated by: James Franco
Narration written by: Jason Cohn
Directed by: Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey
First Run Features
Incendiary: The Willingham Case
A look at the murder trial and execution of Cameron Todd Willingham.
Directed by: Steve Mims and Joe Bailey Jr