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Filmweek (08/02/13): 2 Guns, The Spectacular Now, The Smurfs 2 and more

Guest host Patt Morrison and KPCC critics Peter Rainer, Lael Loewenstein and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including 2 Guns, The Spectacular Now, The Smurfs 2 and more.

We'll also talk about the legacy of Eileen Brennan, the actress best known for her Oscar-nominated performance as Doreen Lewis in "Private Benjamin." Brennan died earlier this week at age 80. 

And with a "Carrie" remake in the works, we'll look at some untouchable movie roles. Can the new Carrie hold a candle to Sissy Spacek's performance in the original film? Could anyone replace Jeff Bridges in "The Big Lebowski?" What other movie roles are owned by the actors who originally played them? TGI-Filmweek!

2 Guns

The Spectacular Now

The Smurfs 2



Peter Rainer, film critic for KPCC and the Christian Science Monitor

Lael Loewenstein, film critic for KPCC and Variety

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

Avy Kaufman, Casting Director, “Carrie,” “Lincoln,” “Brokeback Mountain” and many more