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Larry Mantle and critics Andy Klein of Brand X and Wade Major of boxoffice.com discuss the week’s new film releases including The A Team, The Karate Kid, Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky, and Winter’s Bone, among others. Later, Larry Mantle sits down with Director Debra Granick and actress Jennifer Lawrence to discuss their new film, Winter’s Bone, which portrays the trials and tribulations of a young woman growing up deep in the Ozark mountains. The film was the recipient of the both the Grand Jury Prize and the Screenwriting award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Larry Mantle and KPCC FilmWeek Critics Claudia Puig of USA Today, Peter Rainer of The Christian Science Monitor, and Charles Solomon animation critic for amazon.com and animation historian, join Larry to discuss this week’s new film releases including Get Him To The Greek, Splice, Marmaduke, Ondine, Perrier’s Bounty, John Rabe, and Micmacs, among others.
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig of USA Today and Lael Loewenstein of Variety discuss the week’s film openings including Sex And The City 2, and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, among others. Lael and Claudia will also discuss the uptick in films made for women in light of the opening of Sex And The City 2. Are these films done well for women? Are they usually any good? What is your favorite “chick flick?” What type of women’s movies do you like? Later, John Rabe on John Rabe.
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Jean Oppenheimer, Andy Klein of Brand X and Charles Solomon animation critic and historian for amazon.com, discuss the week’s new film releases including Shrek Forever After, MacGruber, Solitary Man, Holy Rollers, Kites, Looking For Eric, The Best Worst Movie, The Oath, and The Father Of My Children among others. Later, this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan of henrysheehan.com, and Wade Major of boxoffice.com discuss the week’s new film releases including Robin Hood, Letters to Juliet, Just Wright, Princess Kaiulani, The Complete Metropolis, and The Thorn in the Heart. Later, the business backstage at Cannes, and the fine art of preserving classic films.
Larry talks with KPCC film critics Jean Oppenheimer and Henry Sheehan about the week’s new movie releases including Iron Man 2, Mother And Child, Babies, The Human Centipede, Casino Jack And The United States of Money, Behind The Burly Q, OSS 117: Lost In Rio, Mercy, and The Lightkeepers. When DreamWorks was founded in 1994, it was the first new Hollywood studio in 60 years. Headed by director Steven Spielberg, music mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg, and ex-Disney executive David Geffen, the company set out to build a media empire dedicated to talent and where employees didn't have titles. DreamWorks had its share of successes – American Beauty, Gladiator, Shrek. But it also had numerous, costly failures, and by 2005 the studio was sold to Paramount. In The Men Who Would Be King, reporter Nicole LaPorte tells the story of the company's flare-ups and failed ambitions.