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FilmWeek (6/10/11): Super 8, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, Bride Flight, The Trip, Viva Riva, Just Like Us and more

KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Tim Cogshell join Larry to review the week’s new film releases including Super 8, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, Bride Flight, The Trip, Viva Riva, Just Like Us and more. TGI-FilmWeek!


Andy Klein, film critic for KPCC and Brand X

Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC and Box Office Magazine

Films Reviewed:

Super 8
(In Imax)

A group of young friends investigate unusual events that beset a small Ohio town in 1979 following a mysterious train crash.

Starring: Joel Courtney, Gabriel Basso, Kyle Chandler, Zach Mills, Ryan Lee,
Riley Griffith and Ron Eldard
Written and directed by: J.J. Abrams
Rated: PG-13
Paramount Pictures

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

An imaginative 3rd grade girl strives to create her ultimate summer vacation.

Starring: Jordana Beatty, Heather Graham and Parris Mosteller
Written by: Kathy Waugh and Megan McDonald
Directed by: John Schultz
Rated: PG
Relativity Media

The Trip

A pair of bickering Britons review England’s finest restaurants.

Starring: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon
Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
Not rated
IFC Films

Bride Flight

Three young women immigrate to New Zealand as war brides following World War II.

Starring: Waldemar Torenstra, Karina Smulders and Anna Drijver
Written by: Marieke van der Pol
Directed by: Ben Sombogaart
Rated: R
Music Box Films

Viva Riva

A small-time hustler tries to score big by stealing a gasoline shipment in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Starring: Patsha Bay Mukuna, Manie Malone, Hoji Fortuna
and Marlene Longage
Written and directed by: Djo Tunda Wa Munga
Rated: R
Music Box Films

Just Like Us

Follows a group of stand-up comics as they explore cultural differences on a tour through the Middle East.

Starring: Ahmed Ahmed, Ted Alexandro, Sherif Azab, Whitney Cummings and Tommy Davidson
Directed by: Ahmed Ahmed
Rated: R
Cross Cultural Productions


True Grit

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld
Directed by: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen

American: The Bill Hicks Story

Starring: Kevin Booth, John Farneti and Bill Hicks
Directed by: Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas


Starring: Rhys Wakefield, Allison Cratchley and Christopher Baker
Directed by: Alister Grierson


Starring: Stephen Spinella, Roxane Mesquida and Wings Hauser
Directed by: Quentin Dupieux

Another Year

Starring: Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen and Lesley Manville
Directed by: Mike Leigh

Just Go With It

Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston and Brooklyn Decker
Directed by: Dennis Dugan

The Housemaid

Starring: Do-yeon Jeon, Jung-Jae Lee and Seo Woo
Directed by: Sang-soo Im

The Company Men

Starring: Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper and Tommy Lee Jones
Directed by: John Wells

Go for It!

Starring: Aimee Garcia, Al Bandiero and Jossara Jinaro
Directed by: Carmen Marron

The Wild Hunt

Starring: Ricky Mabe, Mark Antony Krupa and Trevor Hayes
Directed by: Alexandre Franchi

Blue Crush 2

Starring: Shani Vinson, Elizabeth Mathis and Gideon Emery
Directed by: Mike Elliott

The Tortured

Starring: Erika Christensen, Jesse Metcalfe and Bill Lippincott
Directed by: Robert Lieberman

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle Guilty

Starring: George Pistereanu, Ada Condeescu and Mihai Constantin
Directed by: Florin Serban

Guilty Hearts

Starring: Kathy Bates, Julie Delpy and Andrea Di Stefano
Directed by: George Augusto, Savina Dellicour, Phil Dornfeld, Ravi Kumar and Benjamin Ross

Salt of This Sea

Starring: Suheir Hammad, Saleh Bakri and Riyad Ideis
Directed by: Annemarie Jacir


Starring: Ricardo Darín, Martina Gusman and Carlos Weber
Directed by: Pablo Trapero