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FilmWeek (3/9/12): John Carter, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Silent House, Friends with Kids and more

KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Andy Klein and Charles Solomon join Larry to review the week’s new film releases, including John Carter, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Silent House, Friends with Kids and more. TGI-FilmWeek!


Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC and Box Office Magazine

Andy Klein, film critic for KPCC, Glendale News-Press and the L.A. Times Community Papers chain

Charles Solomon, animation critic for KPCC, author and historian for

Films Reviewed:

John Carter

A former military captain finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars.

Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton and Mark Strong
Written by: Andrew Stanton, Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon
Directed by: Andrew Stanton
Walt Disney Pictures

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

A sheik tries to bring salmon fishing to the desert.

Starring: Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas and Amr Waked
Written by: Simon Beaufoy
Directed by: Lasse Hallstrom
CBS Films

Silent House

A woman finds herself trapped in her family’s secluded lake house.

Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese and Eric Sheffer Stevens
Written by: Gustavo Hernandez and Laura Lau
Directed by: Laura Lau and Chris Kentis
Open Road Films

Friends With Kids

The last single members of a group of friends decide to have a kid while staying friends.

Starring: Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott, Maya Rudolph and Chris O’Dowd
Written and directed by: Jennifer Westfeldt
Roadside Attractions

Chico & Rita

A songwriter and a singer pursue their dreams and each other during the 40s and 50s.

Starring: Limara Meneses, Eman Xor Ona and Mario Guerra
Written by: Fernando Trueba
Directed by: Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal and Tono Errando
Not rated


A young boy obsessed with Michael Jackson is reunited with his disappointing absentee father.

Starring: James Rolleston, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu and Taika Waititi
Written and directed by: Taika Waititi
Not rated

The Salt of Life

A middle-aged man must handle the women in his life while trying to reclaim his virility.

Starring: Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria de Franciscis Bendoni and Alfonso Santagata
Written by: Gianni Di Gregorio and Valerio Attanasio
Directed by: Gianni Di Gregorio
Not rated
Zeitgeist Films

Sound of Noise

A cop who hates music tries to catch a band of anarchic musicians.

Starring: Bengt Nilsson, Sanna Persson Halapi, Magnus Borjeson and Johannes Bjork
Written by: Ola Simonsson and Jim Birmant
Directed by: Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjarne Nilsson
Magnolia Pictures

Cirkus Columbia

A man returns home from exile in Germany after 20 years.

Starring: Miki Manojlovic, Mira Furlan and Boris Ler
Written and directed by: Danis Tanovic
Not rated
Strand Releasing