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 amazon.com
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1974 – Playing at the Cinefamily through Thursday the 14th