FilmWeek

FilmWeek: 'The Five-Year Engagement,' 'The Pirates! Band of Misfits,' 'The Raven,' 'Safe,' and more

Larry Mantle is joined by KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon to discuss this week’s new films, including The Five-Year Engagement, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, The Raven, Safe, and more. TGI-FilmWeek!

Guests:

Claudia Puig, film critic for KPCC and USA Today

Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and henrysheehan.com

Charles Solomon, animation critic for KPCC, author and historian for amazon.com

Films Reviewed:

The Five-Year Engagement

A couple repeatedly pushes back their wedding date.

Starring: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt and Alison Brie
Written by: Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller
Directed by: Nicholas Stoller
R
Universal Pictures


The Pirates! Band of Misfits (in 3-D)

The captain of a ship yearns to win the Pirate of the Year award.

Starring: Hugh Grant, David Tennant, Imelda Staunton and Martin Freeman
Written by: Gideon Defoe
Directed by: Peter Lord
PG
Columbia Pictures


The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe teams up with a detective to solve murders.

Starring: John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve and Brendan Gleeson
Written by: Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare
Directed by: James McTeigue
R
Relativity Media


Safe

A cage fighter rescues and protects a young Chinese girl.

Starring: Jason Statham, Robert John Burke, Chris Sarandon, Anson Mount
Written and directed by: Boaz Yakin
R
Lionsgate


Headhunters

A headhunter and art thief’s double-life begins to intersect.

Starring: Aksel Hennie, Synnove Macody Lund and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Written by: Lars Gudmestad and Ulf Rybergand
Directed by: Morten Tyldum
R
Magnolia Pictures


Bernie

A funeral director is charged with a wealthy widow’s murder.

Starring: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey
Written by: Richard Linklater and Skip Hollandsworth
Directed by: Richard Linklater
PG-13
Millennium Entertainment


Sound of My Voice

A couple plans to infiltrate a cult and expose its leader.

Starring: Brit Marling, Christopher Denham and Nicole Vicius
Written by: Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij
Directed by: Zal Batmanglij
R
Fox Searchlight Pictures


Mamitas

A bookish girl sees through a cocky high schooler’s façade.

Starring: E.J. Bonilla, Veronica Diaz-Carranza and Jennifer Esposito
Written and directed by: Nicholas Ozeki
R
Screen Media Films.


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