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FilmWeek (10/28/11): In Time, Puss in Boots, The Rum Diary, Anonymous and more

Guest host David Lazarus is joined by KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan of, Peter Rainer of The Christian Science Monitor and animation historian Charles Solomon to review this week’s films, including In Time, Puss in Boots, The Rum Diary, Anonymous and more. TGI-FilmWeek!


Peter Rainer, film critic for KPCC and The Christian Science Monitor

Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and

Charles Solomon, animation critic, author and historian for

Films Reviewed:

In Time

Time is literally money in this futuristic thriller.

Starring: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy and Vincent Kartheiser
Written and directed by: Andrew Niccol
20th Century Fox

Puss in Boots (In IMAX 3-D)

A swashbuckling cat goes on adventures in this Shrek spinoff.

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis and Billy Bob Thornton
Written by: Tom Wheeler
Directed by: Chris Miller
Paramount Pictures

The Rum Diary

A journalist goes on a bender in Puerto Rico.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Christi Dembrowski, Anthony Rhulen and Robert Kravis
Written and directed by: Bruce Robinson


Shakespeare’s plays are revealed to be written by the Earl of Oxford.

Starring: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson and David Thewlis
Written by: John Orloff
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Columbia Pictures

Like Crazy

A Brit and American’s relationship is threatened by an expired visa.

Starring: Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence and Charlie Bewley
Written by: Drake Doremus and Ben York Jones
Directed by: Drake Doremus
Paramount Pictures

The Double

A retired CIA agent takes up the case of an assassinated senator.

Starring: Richard Gere, Topher Grace, Stana Katic and Stephen Moyer
Written by: Michael Brandt and Derek Haas
Directed by: Michael Brandt
Image Entertainment


An ethnomusicologist goes to Central Africa to research a special instrument.

Starring: Kris Marshall, Isaach de Bankole and Will Yun Lee
Written by: Lavinia Currier, Louis Sarno and Suzanne Stroh
Directed by: Lavinia Currier
Not rated
Dada Films