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FilmWeek (6/8/12): Prometheus, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger’s Movie and more

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein, Claudia Puig and Charles Solomon to discuss this week’s new films, including Prometheus, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger’s Movie and more.


Andy Klein, film critic for KPCC, Glendale News-Press and the L.A. Times Community Papers chain

Claudia Puig, film critic for KPCC and USA Today

Charles Solomon, animation critic and historian for KPCC and author for

Films Reviewed:

Prometheus (in 3-D)

Space explorers battle to save the human race.

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba and Logan Marshall-Green
Written by: Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof
Directed by: Ridley Scott
20th Century Fox

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (in 3-D)

A group of animals on the run join a traveling circus in Europe.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith
Written by: Noah Baumbach and Eric Darnell
Directed by: Darnell, Conrad Vernon and Tom McGrath
Paramount Pictures

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding

An uptight mother takes her son and daughter to meet their hippie grandmother.

Starring: Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Elizabeth Olsen and Chace Crawford
Written by: Christina Mengert and Joseph Muszynski
Directed by: Bruce Beresford
IFC Films

Safety Not Guaranteed

An eccentric man claims to have solved the mystery of time travel.

Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson and Karan Soni
Written by: Derek Connolly
Directed by: Colin Trevorrow
Film District

Lola Versus

A woman gets dumped three weeks before her wedding.

Starring: Greta Gerwig, Zoe Lister-Jones and Joel Kinnaman
Written by: Lister-Jones and Daryl Wein
Directed by: Wein
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Bel Ami

A poor young man seduces his way to the top in 1890s Paris.

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci
Written by: Rachel Bennette
Directed by: Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod
Magnolia Pictures

Wallander: The Revenge

A detective investigates explosions taking place in a small town.

Starring: Krister Henriksson, Lena Endre and Fredrik Gunnarsson
Written by: Hans Rosenfeldt
Directed by: Charlotte Brandstrom
Not rated
Music Box Films

Nobody Else But You

A French crime novelist, visiting a small town, investigates a local suicide.

Starring: Jean-Paul Rouve, Sophie Quinton and Guillaume Gouix
Written and directed by: Gerald Hustache-Mathieu
Not rated
First Run Features

In French with English subtitles

Cartas a Elena

A young boy is adopted by the local mailman.

Starring: Carmen Salinas, Irma Dorantes and Javier Lopez
Written and directed by: Martin Barajas Llorent
Freestyle Releasing

Double Trouble

A security guard teams up with a goofy tourist to recover a stolen treasure.

Starring: Jaycee Chan and Jessica C
Written by: Zhang Hongyi, Yeh Sho-heng
Directed by: David Hsun-wei Chang
Not rated
China Lion

As One

The first united North and South Korean sports team compete in table tennis.

Starring: Ha Ji-won and Bae Doo-na
Written by: Yoo Young-ah and Kwon Sung-hwee
Directed by: Moon Hyun-sung
Not rated
CJ Entertainment

OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger’s Movie

An autobiographical look at mental illness through the lens of the subject and filmmaker.

Starring: Bud Clayman, Dan Fisher and Maurice Benard
Directed by: Clayman, Glenn Holsten and Scott Johnston
Not rated
Fisher Klingenstein Films

For the Love of Money

An Israeli immigrant with a sleazy background seeks a new life in the U.S.

Starring: Yehuda Levi, James Caan and Jonathan Lipnicki
Written by: Jenna Mattison
Directed by: Ellie Kanner-Zuckerman
Archstone Distribution

The Color Wheel

An aspiring news anchor takes her younger brother on a road trip.

Starring: Carlen Altman, Bob Byington and Kate Lyn Sheil
Written by: Carlen Altman and Alex Ross Perry
Directed by: Perry
Not rated
Cinema Conservancy

Celine and Julie Go Boating

A pair of women engage in a hallucinatory parallel reality.

Starring: Juliet Berto and Dominique Labourier
Written by: Juliet Berto, Eduardo de Gregorio, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier and Jacques Rivette
Directed by: Jacques Rivette
Not rated
1974 – Playing at the Cinefamily through Thursday the 14th