KPCC film critics Andy Klein, Claudia Puig and Charles Solomon join Larry to review the week’s new film releases, including Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Safe House, The Vow, The Oscar Nominated Short Films and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Andy Klein, film critic for KPCC and the L.A. Times Community Papers
Claudia Puig, film critic for KPCC and USA Today
Charles Solomon, animation critic for KPCC and historian for amazon.com
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (In Imax 3-D)
A family embarks on an adventure to a mysterious island.
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson and Vanessa Hudgens
Written by: Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn
Directed by: Brad Peyton
New Line Cinema
A rogue CIA agent forms a partnership with a frustrated rookie.
Starring: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga and Brendan Gleeson
Written by: David Guggenheim
Directed by: Daniel Espinosa
A newlywed wife awakes from a coma with memory loss.
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill and Scott Speedman
Written by: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein and Jason Katims
Directed by: Michael Sucsy
Don’t Go in the Woods
A band escapes to nature to write new songs, but end up risking their lives.
Starring: Bo Boddie, Eric Bogosian and Gwynn Galitzer
Written by: Sam Bisbee and Joe Vinciguerra
Directed by: Vincent D'Onofrio
A woman finds it hard to reassimilate after her military tour of duty.
Starring: Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon and John Slattery
Written and directed by: Liza Johnson
Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus
A look at the work of economist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus.
Directed by: Holly Mosher
Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animated and Live Action
The year’s Academy Awards nominees for animation and live action.
By Patrick Doyon
A Sunday routine is seen in a small village.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
By William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
An allegory about the cathartic power of stories.
By Enrico Casarosa
A fable of a young boy coming of age.
A Morning Stroll
By Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe
A New Yorker encounters a chicken on his walk.
By Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby
An Englishman moves to the Canadian frontier in 1909.
By Peter McDonald
In 1977 Ireland, a young man must serve as altar boy during mass.
By Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren
A German couple adopts an Indian child.
By Terry George and Oorlagh George
Two boyhood friends are divided by years of misunderstanding.
By Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey
A neurotic inventor creates a time machine.
By Hallvar Witzø
A dying man tries to reach his brother before he passes.
At the Nuart