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FilmWeek (3/16/12): 21 Jump Street; Casa de Mi Padre; Jeff, Who Lives at Home and more

KPCC film critics Wade Major and Henry Sheehan join Larry to review the week’s new film releases, including 21 Jump Street; Casa de Mi Padre; Jeff, Who Lives at Home and more. TGI-FilmWeek!

Guests:

Wade Major, film critic for KPCC and boxoffice.com

Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and henrysheehan.com

Trailer for 21 Jump Street:

Trailer for Casa de Mi Padre:

Trailer for Jeff, Who Lives at Home:

Films Reviewed:

21 Jump Street

Two young police officers go undercover at a high school.

Starring:: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson and Dave Franco
Written by:: Michael Bacall
Directed by:: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
R
Columbia Pictures/MGM


Casa de Mi Padre

A Mexican family becomes embroiled in a feud with a drug dealer.

Starring:: Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Genesis Rodriguez
Written by:: Andrew Steele
Directed by:: Matt Piedmont
R
Lionsgate

In Spanish with English subtitles.


Jeff, Who Lives at Home

A stay-at-home man-child goes on an adventure with his brother.

Starring:: Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon and Judy Greer
Written and directed by:: Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass
R
Paramount Pictures


Seeking Justice

A husband enlists a vigilante group to exact revenge on his wife’s attacker.

Starring:: Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Jennifer Carpenter and Guy Pearce
Written by:: Robert Tannen
Directed by:: Roger Donaldson
R
Anchor Bay Films


The Snowtown Murders

One of the sons of a poor, single mother falls into a sadistic vigilante group.

Starring:: Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall and Louise Harris
Written by:: Shaun Grant
Directed by:: Justin Kurzel
Not rated
IFC Midnight


The Kid With a Bike

After being abandoned by his father, a young boy searches for his missing bike.

Starring:: Cecile de France, Thomas Doret and Jeremie Renier
Written and directed by:: Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne
Not rated
Sundance Selects


Footnote

Father and son professors are torn apart personally and professionally.

Starring: Shlomo Bar Aba, Lior Ashkenazi and Alisa Rosen
Written and directed by: Joseph Cedar
PG
Sony Pictures Classics

In Hebrew with English subtitles.


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