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FilmWeek (7/8/11): Zookeeper, Horrible Bosses, The Ward, The Ledge, Ironclad, The Chameleon and more

FilmWeek: KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Tim Cogshell join Larry to review the week’s new film releases including Zookeeper, Horrible Bosses, The Ward, The Ledge, Ironclad, The Chameleon and more. TGI-FilmWeek!


Claudia Puig, film critic for KPCC and USA Today

Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC and Box Office Magazine

Films Reviewed:


A caretaker at a zoo gets schooled in the ways of romance by talking animals.

Starring: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson and Leslie Bibb
Written by: Kevin James, Nick Bakay, Rock Reuben, Jay Scherick and David Ronn
Directed by: Frank Coraci
Rated: PG
Columbia Pictures/MGM Studios

Horrible Bosses

Three friends hatch a plan to rid themselves of their oppressive bosses.

Starring: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell
Written by: Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein
Directed by: Seth Gordon
Rated: R
Warner Brothers Pictures

The Ledge

A battle of religious philosophies forces a man to consider a deadly choice in order to save another person.

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Charlie Hunnam and Terrence Howard
Written and directed by: Matthew Chapman
Rated: R
IFC Films

The Ward

A woman in a mysterious mental institution is terrorized by a ghost.

Starring: Amber Heard, Lyndsy Fonseca and Danielle Panabaker
Written by: Michael Rasmussen and Shawn Rasmussen
Directed by: John Carpenter
Rated: R
Arc Entertainment


A group of knights defend a strategic castle from a siege by a tyrannical king.

Starring: James Purefoy, Paul Giamatti, Kate Mara and Brian Cox
Written by: Stephen McDool, Erick Kastel and Jonathan English
Directed by: Jonathan English
Rated: R
Arc Entertainment

The Chameleon

An FBI agent investigates the suspicious return of a son who went missing years prior.

Starring: Ellen Barkin, Famke Janssen, Emilie de Ravin and Nick Stahl
Written by: Jean-Paul Salome and Natalie Carter
Directed by: Jean-Paul Salome
Rated: R
Lleju Productions

Crime After Crime

A pair of attorneys volunteers to free a woman sentenced to life for murder under dubious circumstances.

Starring: Deborah Peagler, Tennille Williams and Joshua Safran
Directed by: Yoav Potash
Not rated
mTuckman Media

Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest
The story of seminal hip-hop music group A Tribe Called Quest.

Starring: Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Mohammed and Jarobi White
Written and directed by: Michael Rappaport
Rated: R
Sony Pictures Classics

Fading of the Cries
A young swordsman saves a teenage girl and must fight multiple demons to return her home.

Starring: Brad Dourif, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Mackenzie Rosman and Hallee Hirsch
Written and directed by: Brian A. Metcalf
Rated: R
Eammon Films


13 Assassins
Starring: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada and Yûsuke Iseya
Directed by: Takashi Miike

Of Gods and Men
Starring: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale and Olivier Rabourdin
Directed by: Xavier Beauvois