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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?
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major of boxoffice.com and Andy Klein of Brand X critique the week’s new film releases including Charlie St. Cloud, Dinner For Schmucks, Get Low, and Hugh Hefner: Playboy Activist And Rebel, among others. TGI-FilmWeek! Later, what do you do with these high powered figures in Hollywood? Roman Polanski managed to duck extradition on a rape charge, Oliver Stone’s been accused of anti-Semitism, and Mel Gibson and Lindsay … well, what else can you say about Mel Gibson and Lindsay Lohan? So here’s a conundrum… when you watch a re-run of Lethal Weapon on late-night TV, can you still enjoy it, or do you find thoughts of Gibson’s bad behavior creeping into your mind? When you watch The Parent Trap, is your brain filled with images of Lohan’s mug shot? Will you change the channel? Will you still go see their movies in a theater? In other words, can you separate the performers from the performance?
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein of Variety and Henry Sheehan of henrysheehan.com discuss the films opening this week including Salt, Ramona And Beezus, Farewell, Valhalla Rising, and Mademoiselle Chambon. Later, actor Guillaume Canet discusses his new thriller, Farewell, based on a true story, about the biggest theft of Soviet information in the Cold War. Canet also opens up about his relationship with Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard.