Larry and KPCC critics Claudia Puig, Henry Sheehan, and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including The Lone Ranger, Despicable Me 2, The Way, Way Back and more. Also, the Academy added 276 more people to its roster, hoping to add diversity by bringing in more women and minorities. Will these additions affect the Oscars? TGI-Filmweek!
Then, which movies have unforgettable computer graphics? From medical imagery to film and from PONG to Avatar, Tom Sito’s new book, “Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation” covers how animation and computer graphics have developed over the past 50 years.
The Lone Ranger
Despicable Me 2
The Way, Way Back
Claudia Puig, film critic for KPCC and USA Today
Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and criticsagogo.com
Charles Solomon, animation critic for KPCC, author and historian for amazon.com
Tom Sito, author of “Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation”; Cinema Practice professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts; he has been a professional animator since 1975, working on Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Lion King”, and helped set up the Dreamworks Animation Unit.