Larry Mantle is joined by KPCC film critics Peter Rainer and Wade Major to discuss this week’s new films, including The Avengers, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Citizen Gangster, A Little Bit of Heaven and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Peter Rainer, film critic for KPCC and Christian Science Monitor
Wade Major, film critic for KPCC and boxoffice.com
The Avengers (In Imax 3-D)
The famous Marvel superheroes unite to save the world.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansen, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth
Written by: Joss Whedon and Zak Penn
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Walt Disney Pictures
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
British retirees travel to India to stay at a restored hotel.
Starring: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel and Tom Wilkinson
Written by: Ol Parker
Directed by: John Madden
Fox Searchlight Pictures
The true story of Eddie Boyd, the Canadian WWII veteran who became Toronto's most notorious bank robber.
Starring: Scott Speedman, Kelly Reilly, Brian Cox and Kevin Durand
Written and directed by: Nathan Morlando
A Little Bit of Heaven
A visit to the doctor changes the life of a commitment-averse woman.
Starring: Kate Hudson, Gael Garcia Bernal, Kathy Bates, Treat Williams, Rosemarie Dewitt and Lucy Punch
Written by: Gren Wells
Directed by: Nicole Kassell
New homeowners and their guests are taken hostage.
Starring: Rebecca De Mornay, Jaime King, Patrick John Flueger and Lyriq Bent
Written by: Scott Milam
Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman
Anchor Bay Films
The Perfect Family
A woman must face her imperfect family upon receiving an award.
Starring: Kathleen Turner, Jason Ritter and Emily Deschanel
Written by: Paula Goldberg and Claire V. Riley
Directed by: Anne Renton
Follows young dancers as they prepare for and compete in a ballet competition.
Starring: Aran Bell, Michaela DePrince and Joan Sebastian Zamora
Directed by: Bess Kargman
Last Call at the Oasis
A look at the causes and consequences of a global water crisis.
Directed by: Jessica Yu