Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Peter Rainer and Henry Sheehan to discuss the week’s new films, including The Amazing Spider-Man, Magic Mike, Ted, People Like Us, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Neil Young Journeys and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Peter Rainer, film critic for KPCC and the Christian Science Monitor
Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and dearhenrysheehan.com
Trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man
Trailer for Magic Mike
Trailer for Ted (Warning: Explicit Content)
Trailer for People Like Us
Trailer for Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Trailer for The Last Ride
Trailer for Unforgivable
Trailer for Neil Young Journeys
The Amazing Spider-Man
Peter Parker finds a clue that might answer why his parents disappeared.
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans
Written by: James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves
Directed by: Marc Webb
A male stripper takes a young dancer under his wing.
Starring: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey and Olivia Munn
Written by: Reid Carolin
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Warner Bros. Pictures
A childhood wish results in a grown man’s best friend being a talking teddy bear.
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Giovanni Ribisi and Joel McHale
Written by: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild
Directed by: Seth MacFarlane
An author suffers writer’s block after marrying his real estate agent.
Starring: Andre Dussollier, Carole Bouquet and Melanie Thierry
Written and directed by: Andre Techine
In French with English subtitles.
People Like Us
When his father dies, a man learns he has an older sister he never knew.
Starring: Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Pfeiffer
Written by: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jody Lambert
Directed by: Alex Kurtzman
Beasts of the Southern Wild
A young girl faces adversity in an isolated Southern bayou town/
Starring: Quvenzhane Wallis and Dwight Henry
Written by: Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
Directed by: Benh Zeitlin
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Turn Me On, Dammit
A teenage girl deals with her raging hormones in a small town.
Starring: Helene Bergsholm, Malin Bjorhovde and Henriette Steenstrup
Written and directed by: Jannicke Systad Jacobson
New Yorker Films
Neil Young Journeys
Young’s road trip from his hometown to the closing night of his tour in Toronto.
Starring: Neil Young
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Sony Pictures Classics
In 1968 Israel a teenage boy falls for his friend’s cousin.
Starring: Adir Miller, Maya Dagan and Tuval Shafir
Written and directed by: Avi Nesher
In Hebrew with English subtitles