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FilmWeek: 'Jack Reacher,' 'Ouija: Origin of Evil,' 'Moonlight' and more, plus complaints about an insular culture at Netflix
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Charles Solomon and Peter Rainer review this week’s new releases including the promising Halloween flick, “Ouija: Origin of Evil;” Tom Cruise in the return of “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back;” the acclaimed indie “Moonlight” with Mahershala Ali; and more. We'll also talk about rising tensions between Netflix and Hollywood communal creatives with Joe Flint, media reporter at The Wall Street Journal. TGI-FilmWeek!
FilmWeek: ‘Kevin Hart: What Now?,’ ‘The Accountant,’ and more, plus a look at TV-film versions of the afterlife
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Andy Klein, Charles Solomon and Katie Walsh review this weekend’s new movie releases including the stand-up special “Kevin Hart: What Now?;” Ben Affleck as a math savant in the thriller, “The Accountant,” the ensemble drama “Certain Women,” starring Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, and Lily Gladstone, and more. We'll also talk about the new NBC sitcom "The Good Place" and ask what your favorite fictional portrayals of the afterlife are. TGI-FilmWeek!
FilmWeek: 'The Birth of a Nation,' 'The Girl on the Train,' and more, plus government concerns about Hollywood's foreign investors
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Charles Solomon, and Justin Chang review this week's new movie releases including "The Birth of a Nation;" Emily Blunt starring in "The Girl on the Train;" an epic IMAX film from Terrence Malick called "Voyage of Time;" some outstanding animated features, foreign films, indies, and more. We'll also hear from entertainment and film business reporters Ryan Faughnder and Matt Pressberg about a possible move for the feds to review foreign investments in American film and production companies as a threat to national security. TGI-FilmWeek!
FilmWeek: ‘Deepwater Horizon,’ ‘Masterminds,’ the new Tim Burton, and more, plus a closer look at 'Command and Control'
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Tim Cogshell review this week’s new movie releases including: the dramatic portrayal of the 2010 man-made disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, “Deepwater Horizon,” plus the new Tim Burton fantasy, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children;” an action funny starring the biggest names in comedy these days including Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Zach Galifianakis; and more. We'll also have a conversation with Robert Kenner and Eric Schlosser about "Command and Control." TGI-FilmWeek!
FilmWeek: ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘Storks,’ ‘Queen of Katwe’ and more, plus a closer look at 'Amanda Knox'
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Wade Major, and Charles Solomon review this week’s new movie releases including an updated “Magnificent Seven," the animated feature “Storks,” a Disney family movie based in Uganda titled “Queen of Katwe” and more. We'll also remember the late Curtis Hanson and have a conversation with Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn, co-directors of “Amanda Knox." TGI-FilmWeek!
FilmWeek: ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby,’ ‘Snowden,’ ‘Blair Witch,’ and more, plus a look at ageism in Hollywood
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Christy Lemire review this week’s new movie releases including“Snowden,” “Blair Witch,” “Bridget Jones’s Baby” and more. Plus, we'll hear about the landscape at the Toronto Film Festival from KPCC film critic Peter Rainer, and we'll also talk about a new study that found older actors were underrepresented on the big screen in 2015. TGI-FilmWeek!