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FilmWeek (9/14/12): The Master, Resident Evil: Retribution, Finding Nemo 3D and more

by FilmWeek

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon to review this week’s new films, including The Master, Resident Evil: Retribution, Finding Nemo 3D and more. TGI-FilmWeek!


Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC and Box Office Magazine

Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and

Charles Solomon, animation critic for KPCC and author for

Films Reviewed:

The Master

A young drifter is taken under the wing of the leader of a spiritual organization.

Starring: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Jesse Plemons
Written and directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
The Weinstein Co.

Resident Evil: Retribution (Imax 3-D)

One woman must save humanity from a global zombie virus.

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory (GILL-er-ee) and Kevin Durand
Written and directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Screen Gems

Finding Nemo 3D

A 3-D version of the story about a clownfish searching for his son.

Starring: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould and Willem Dafoe
Written by: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds
Directed by: Andrew Stanton
Walt Disney Pictures


A hedge-fund manager attempts to escape fraud by unloading his financial empire.

Starring: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling and Nate Parker
Written and directed by: Nicholas Jarecki
Roadside Attractions

Liberal Arts

A college admissions counselor returns to his alma mater.

Starring: Zac Efron, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen and Richard Jenkins
Written and directed by: Josh Radnor
Not rated
IFC Films

10 Years

A 10-year high school reunion brings a group of friends back together.

Starring: Channing Tatum, Lynn Collins, Justin Long and Rosario Dawson
Written and directed by: Jamie Linden
Anchor Bay Films

Little Birds

Two girls from the Salton Sea go on an adventure in Los Angeles.

Starring: Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker, Leslie Mann and Kate Bosworth
Written and directed by: Elgin James
Millennium Entertainment


A deaf and mute man strikes up a friendship with two young women.

Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D'Cruz
Written and directed by: Anurag Basu
Not rated
UTV Communications

In Hindi with English subtitles.

Starry, Starry Night

A young girl dealing with family tragedy connects to a new boy in class.

Starring: Josie Xu, Rene Liu and Harlem Yu
Written and directed by: Tom Lin
Not rated
China Lion Entertainment

In Mandarin, with English and Chinese subtitles.

Girl Model

An American model scout discovers talent in a 13-year-old Siberian girl.

Directed by: David Redmon and A. Sabin
Not rated
First Run Features

In English, Russian and Japanese, with English subtitles.

The Trouble With the Truth

A divorced couple reconcile when their daughter makes plans to marry.

Starring: Lea Thompson, John Shea and Danielle Harris
Written and directed by: Jim Hemphill
1428 Films

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