Filmweek: 'Get Hard,' Dreamworks' 'Home' and more

Jessica Yellin and KPCC film critics Andy Klein, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including “Get Hard,” Dreamworks' “Home”and more.
Premiere Of Twentieth Century Fox And Dreamworks Animation's "HOME" - Red Carpet

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FilmWeek for Jul 03, 2009

Larry Mantle and film critics Henry Sheehan of henrysheehan.com, Wade Major of boxoffice.com, and Charles Solomon, animation critic and historian for amazon.com discuss the week’s new releases including Ice Age: Dawn of The Dinosaurs, Public Enemies, The Girl From Monaco, The Beaches of Agnes, Youssou N'dour: I Bring What I Love, I Hate Valentine’s Day, Betty Blue and Kambakkht Ishq. Larry will also talk about the death of Karl Malden. In addition, 20 golden years of the Disney master classes. For the first time ever, the complete series of lectures by legendary animator Walt Stanchfield have been compiled and published in a two-volume set. For over twenty years, Stanchfield breathed life into the new golden age of animation with these teachings at the Walt Disney Animation Studios and influenced such talented artists as Tim Burton, Brad Bird, Glen Keane, and John Lasseter. Don Hahn, who edited and compiled the series, and Charles Solomon, animation critic and historian, join Larry Mantle to talk the collected teachings of animator Walt Stanchfield.

FilmWeek for Jun 26, 2009

David Lazarus talks with Jean Oppenheimer of Village Voice Media and Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor about this week's new releases, including Transformers, My Sister’s Keeper, Cheri, The Hurt Locker, The Stoning of Soraya M, Surveillance, Life is Hot In Cracktown, Dead Snow and Under Our Skin. In addition, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has chosen to expand the Oscar category for Best Picture from five to 10 films. David discusses the decision with film critics Jean Oppenheimer and Peter Rainer.

Film Reviews

Larry Mantle talks with KPCC film critics about the week’s new film openings including "Year One," "The Proposal," "Whatever Works," "Irene In Time," "The Narrows," "Sex Positive," "$9.99" and "The End of the Line."

The Los Angeles Film Festival

Producer Rebecca Yeldham has worked on films including "The Kite Runner" and "The Motorcycle Diaries." This year she is serving as the director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, which runs through June 28 in Westwood Village. Rebecca Yeldham talks with Larry Mantle about this year's lineup and her vision for the festival.

FilmWeek for Jun 19, 2009

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics weigh in on this week's new releases including "Year One," "The Proposal," "Whatever Works," "Irene In Time," "The Narrows," "Sex Positive," "$9.99," and "The End of the Line." Then Larry chats with producer Rebecca Yeldham about the line-up at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival. And finally, Larry talks with actor Patricia Clarkson about her role in Woody Allen's new film "Whatever Works."

Film Reviews

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics discuss the week's new film releases including The Taking of Pelham 123, Imagine That, Moon, Tetro, The Art of Being Straight, Dim Sum Funeral, Food Inc., Kabei, Our Mother, A Wink And A Smile, Unmistaken Child, and Seraphine.