FilmWeek: 'Independence Day: Resurgence,' 'The Shallows,' and more, plus should human rights be extended to chimpanzees?

Guest host Patt Morrison and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Lael Loewenstein review this week's new movies releases including another alien invasion in "Independence Day: Resurgence," "The Shallows," "Free State of Jones," "Swiss Army Man" and more. Then, we'll talk to documentary filmmakers about a new documentary arguing that chimps should be considered people,too. TGI-FilmWeek!
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FilmWeek for March 5, 2010

Charles and Andy drag Larry down the rabbit hole to discuss Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Then, Larry Mantle and all the FilmWeek critics traveled to the Egyptian Theatre for our 8th annual Academy Awards preview show. Who will take home Oscar gold? Who will be disappointed? KPCC’s critics make their predictions.

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FilmWeek Oscar Preview at the Egyptian

On Sunday, February 28th, 89.3 KPCC’s AirTalk travels to the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood for our 8th annual Academy Awards preview show taping from 1:30-3 p.m. The program will air Friday, March 5th on AirTalk. Host Larry Mantle will lead the conversation with FilmWeek critics Jean Oppenheimer, Andy Klein of Brand X, Lael Loewenstein of Variety; Wade Major of boxoffice.com, Claudia Puig of USA Today; Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor, Henry Sheehan of HenrySheehan.com, and Charles Solomon, animation critic for Amazon.com. The public is invited to attend. Tickets are $11 and are available at the door.

FilmWeek for February 26, 2010

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan of henrysheehan.com and Peter Rainer of The Christian Science Monitor discuss the week’s new film releases including Cop Out, The Crazies, A Prophet, Defendor, Easier With Practice, Formosa Betrayed, and The Yellow Handkerchief. Then, Larry talks with Gabourey Sidibe, the Oscar-nominated star of Precious.

FilmWeek for February 19, 2010

Larry Mantle and critics Wade Major of boxoffice.com and Claudia Puig of USA Today discuss the week’s new film releases including Shutter Island, Ghost Writer, The Girl On The Train, Ajami, The Good Guy, Happy Tears, Blood Done Sign My Name, and October Country. KPCC critic Charles Solomon of Amazon.com will also join Wade and Claudia to talk about the Oscar nominated animated and live actions shorts.

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FilmWeek for February 12, 2010

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein of Variety and Henry Sheehan of henrysheehan.com discuss the week’s new film releases including Valentine’s Day, Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, The Wolfman, North Face, Red Riding Trilogy and Terribly Happy. Larry will also discuss the Santa Barbara Film Festival that runs through this weekend. Later, do romantic films distort our ideas about love?

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FilmWeek for February 5, 2010

Larry Mantle and KPCC critics Jean Oppenheimer and Andy Klein of Brand X discuss the week’s new film releases including From Paris with Love, Dear John, District 13: Ultimatum, and Frozen. The critics will also discuss the Academy Award nominations and the “Best of British Noir Series” at the NuArt. Then, true stories from Up in the Air.