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Filmweek: Tammy, Earth To Echo, Deliver Us From Evil, and more




Actress Melissa McCarth  arrives at the Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures'
Actress Melissa McCarth arrives at the Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Tammy" at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 30, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
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Actress Melissa McCarth  arrives at the Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures'
Film critic Roger Ebert accepts the ShoWest Career Achievement in Film Journalism Award at the Paris Las Vegas during ShoWest, April 2, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Actress Melissa McCarth  arrives at the Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures'
The Beatles (from L), John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney pose during a rehearsal of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream on April 29, 1964, in London. The film, A Hard Day's Night, will be released in select theaters and be available on blu-ray in honor of its 50th anniversary.
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Henry Sheehan review this week’s releases, including Tammy, Earth To Echo, Deliver Us From Evil, the 50th anniversary release of A Hard Day's Night and more. TGI-Filmweek!

Then, documentarian Steve James talks with Larry about the new film and Roger Ebert's outsize influence on contemporary film criticism. His life and career is now the subject of the documentary, "Life Itself."

Whether you are an avid cinephile or a casual moviegoer, Roger Ebert is a name that needs no introduction. The former Chicago Sun-Times critic and television host passed away last April from cancer at the age of 70.

Tammy

Earth To Echo

Deliver Us From Evil

Guests:

Claudia Puig, film critic for KPCC and USA today

Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and CriticsAGoGo.com

Steve James, director, "Life Itself"