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KPCC film critics Wade Major of boxoffice.com and Henry Sheehan of henrysheehan.com review this week’s new releases including The Romantics, I’m Still Here, Heartbreaker, and Sequestro among others. Later, the director of Sequestro. TGI-FilmWeek!
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig of USA Today and Henry Sheehan of henrysheehan.com discuss the week’s new film releases including The American, Going The Distance, Machete, A Woman A Gun And A Noodle Shop, and Soul Kitchen, among others. Later, Larry talks with the daughter of Boris Karloff, Sara Karloff, about the new DVD box set, Thriller, the 1960-1962 NBC anthology series that Karloff hosted and frequently starred in the films. Larry will also talk with Sara Karloff and about the life and legacy of her father.
FilmWeek for August 27, 2010: Centurion, Mesrine: Killer Instinct, The Last Exorcism, The People I’ve Slept With and more
FilmWeek: KPCC film critics Wade Major of boxoffice.com and Andy Klein of Brand X review the week’s new film releases including Takers, Centurion, Mesrine: Killer Instinct, The Last Exorcism, The People I’ve Slept With and The Kid: Chamaco, TGI-FilmWeek! Then, David and FilmWeek critic Peter Rainer Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor discuss the new exhibit running from September 16th – December 12th, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, “Ingmar Bergman: Truth And Lies.” There will also be an accompanying film series at LACMA, “Cries and Whispers: The Psychological Cinema of Ingmar Bergman” and film screenings at The Goethe Institut. “Directors Cut,” “Special Edition,” “Expanded Edition,”…no matter what you call them, are repacked releases a gimmick? In light of Avatar’s theatrical re-release as a special edition with additional footage, David Lazarus takes your calls about Special Edition releases to theaters and home video….are they worth it? Which have you liked, or not?
FilmWeek for August 20, 2010: The Switch, Lottery Ticket, Nanny McPhee Returns, The Tillman Story and A Film Unfinished
KPCCs film critics Wade Major of boxoffice.com and Tim Cogshell of Boxoffice Magazine review the week’s new film releases including The Switch, Lottery Ticket, Nanny McPhee Returns, The Tillman Story and A Film Unfinished, among others. Later, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Fest. And, will the summer movie season end with a bang... or a whimper? What films would you like to see come out of Hollywood? TGI-FilmWeek!
KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein of Variety and Claudia Puig of USA Today discuss the week’s new films, including Eat, Pray, Love; The Expendables, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World; Lebanon and more. Later, critic Peter Rainer shares tales from Ingmar Bergman week on the Swedish island of Faro. And Larry and the critics mark the passing of actress Patricia Neal. Later, do personal journeys translate to film?
KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan and Andy Klein of Brand X review the week’s new film releases including The Other Guys, The Extra Man, Flipped, and Twelve among others. TGI-FilmWeek! Later, with Judge Walker’s suspension of Proposition 8, the question of gay marriage is once again in the headlines. It’s also often on the marquee, most recently with The Kids are All Right starring Annette Bening. Hollywood has struggled for years to realistically portray gay characters. Sometimes they succeed. Sometimes they fail miserably. Which movies get gays right? Which are dead wrong? And which ones are just so campy and fun, you love them regardless?