KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Tim Cogshell join Larry to review the week’s new film releases including Larry Crowne, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Terri, The Perfect Host, Monte Carlo, 35 and Ticking, The First Beautiful Thing, Vincent Wants to Sea and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Andy Klein, film critic for KPCC and Brand X
Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC and Box Office Magazine
A middle aged man starts over after a layoff by going back to college.
Starring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Cedric the Entertainer and Taraji P
Written by: Tom Hanks and Nia Vardalos
Directed by: Tom Hanks
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (In Imax 3-D)
Humans and giant benevolent robots defend the planet from an attack by evil robots.
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Written by: Ehren Kruger
Directed by: Michael Bay
A case of mistaken identity finds three vacationing girls whisked away to Monte Carlo.
Starring: Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy and Cory Monteith
Written by: Thomas Bezucha, April Blair and Maria Maggenti
Directed by: Tomas Bezucha
20th Century Fox
An awkward teenager learns about friendship from his school’s vice principal.
Starring:John C. Reilly, Jacob Wysocki, Creed Bratton and Olivia Crocicchia
Written by: Patrick deWitt
Directed by: Aza Jacobs
Vincent Wants to Sea
A grieving man with Tourette’s Syndrome escapes an institution with two other patients.
Starring: Florian David Fitz, Karoline Herfurth and Heino Ferch
Written by: Florian David Fitz
Directed by: Ralf Huettner
35 and Ticking
(at the Rave 15)
Four friends in their middle 30s struggle with family challenges.
Starring: Tamala Jones, Nicole Ari Parker, Kevin Hart and Keith Robinson
Written and directed by: Russ Parr
Leap Year (Ano Bisiesto)
After many unfulfilling relationships a journalist in Mexico City falls for a brooding actor.
Starring: Monica del Carmen, Gustavo Sanchez Parra and Marco Zapata
Written by: Michael Rowe and Lucia Carreras
Directed by: Michael Rowe
The Perfect Host
A criminal on the lam cons his way into a dinner party hosted by an unorthodox person.
Starring: David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford, Nathaniel Parker and Helen Reddy
Written and directed by: Nick Tomnay
The First Beautiful Thing
(La Prima Cosa Bella)
A detached teacher and his sister return to their hometown to face their past.
Starring: Valerio Mastandrea, Micaela Ramazzotti and Stefania Sandrelli
Written by: Francesco Bruni, Francesco Piccolo and Paolo Virzi
Directed by: Paolo Virzi
Season of the Witch
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman and Claire Foy
Directed by: Dominic Sena
Starring: Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens and Abbie Cornish
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens and Mary-Kate Olsen
Directed by: Daniel Barnz
Starring: Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike and Jake Hoffman
Directed by: Richard J. Lewis
Starring: Val Kilmer, Kris Kristofferson and Hilary Duff
Directed by: Shane Dax Taylor