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FilmWeek (7/13/12): Ice Age: Continental Drift, Red Lights, The Pact and more

by FilmWeek

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon to review this week's new films, including Ice Age: Continental Drift, Red Lights, The Pact and more. TGI-FilmWeek!


Claudia Puig, film critic for KPCC and USA Today

Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and

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

Films Reviewed:

Ice Age: Continental Drift (In 3-D)

Paleolithic animals try to survive a cataclysm in the fourth Ice Age movie.

Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Queen Latifah
Written by: Michael Berg and Jason Fuchs
Directed by: Steve Martino and Michael Thurmeier
20th Century Fox

Red Lights

Two scientists who debunk paranormal hoaxes investigate a blind psychic.

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro and Elizabeth Olsen
Written and directed by: Rodrigo Cortes
Millennium Entertainment

The Pact

A woman returns to her childhood home and senses an ominous presence.

Starring: Caity Lotz, Haley Hudson, Kathleen Rose Perkins and Sam Ball
Written and directed by: Nicholas McCarthy
Not rated
IFC Films

Nipples and Palm Trees

A struggling artist tries to get out of his professional and romantic rut.

Starring: Matt James, Aki Kitamura and Sadie Katz
Written by: Matt James
Directed by: Dylan Reynolds
Not rated
Cinema Epoch

Farewell, My Queen

Marie Antoinette’s private reader sees the first three days of the French Revolution.

Starring: Diane Kruger, Lea Seydoux and Virginie Ledoyen
Written by: Benoit Jacquot and Gilles Taurand
Directed by: Benoit Jacquot
Cohen Media Group

In French with English subtitles.

Easy Money

A poor student leads a double life among Stockholm’s elite.

Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Matias Padin and Dragomir Mrsic
Written by: Maria Karlsson
Directed by: Daniel Espinosa
The Weinstein Company

In Swedish, Spanish, Serbian and English, with English subtitles.


Family issues threaten the relationship between a wealthy young man and a woman.

Starring: Frieda Pinto, Riz Ahmed and Roshan Seth
Written and directed by: Michael Winterbottom
Sundance Selects

Top Priority: The Terror Within

The story of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer whistleblower.

Directed by: Asif Akbar
Not rated
Fleur De Lis Film Studios

Ballplayer: Pelotero

A look at Major League Baseball training camps in the Dominican Republic.

Narrated by: John Leguizamo
Directed by: Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin and Jon Paley
Not rated
Strand Releasing

Blind Revenge

A blind author hires a literary assistant to help with his final opus.

Starring: Tom Conti and Daryl Hannah
Written by: Gilbert Adair
Directed by: Raoul Ruiz
Not rated
Cinema Epoch

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