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FilmWeek (4/13/12): The Three Stooges, The Cabin in the Woods and more

KPCC film critics Wade Major and Henry Sheehan join guest host David Lazarus to discuss this week’s new movies, including The Three Stooges, The Cabin in the Woods, Lockout and more. We’ll also be previewing the upcoming ColCoa Film Festival happening in Los Angeles, which consists of a week’s worth of French film premieres. TGI-FilmWeek!


Wade Major, film critic for KPCC and

Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and

Films Reviewed:

The Three Stooges

Three knuckleheads entangle themselves in a murder plot.

Starring: Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos and Jane Lynch
Written by: Mike Cerrone, Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly
Directed by: Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly
20th Century Fox

The Cabin in the Woods

A group of friends visit a remote cabin.

Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison and Fran Kranz
Written by: Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard
Directed by: Drew Goddard


An ex-government agent must save the president’s daughter.

Starring: Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace
Written by: Luc Besson
Directed by: James Mather and Stephen St. Leger
FilmDistrict / Open Road Films

The Hunter

A mercenary in Tasmania befriends a rural family.

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Frances O’Connor
Written by: Alice Addison
Directed by: Daniel Nettheim
Magnolia Pictures


A gangster goes on an unusual journey through his family home.

Starring: Jason Patric, Isabella Rossellini and Udo Kier
Written by: George Toles and Guy Maddin
Directed by: Guy Maddin
Monterey Media

Blue Like Jazz

A pious student from Texas transfers to a liberal-arts school in Oregon.

Starring: Marshall Allman and Claire Holt
Written by: Steve Taylor and Donald Miller
Directed by: Steve Taylor
Roadside Attractions

Come Back, Africa

The story of a black South African living under apartheid in 1959.

Starring: Zacharia Mgabi, Vinah Makeba and Miriam Makeba
Written by: Bloke Modisane, Lewis N’kosi and Lionel Rogosin
Directed by: Lionel Rogosin
Not rated
Milestone Film

New 35mm print playing for a week at the Silent Movie Theatre.

Monsieur Lazhar

An Algerian immigrant replaces a well-liked teacher after a suicide.

Starring: Mohamed Fellag (FEL-awg), Sophie Nelisse and Emilien Neron
Written and directed by: Philippe Falardeau
Music Box Films

In French with English subtitles.

A Simple Life

A grown man helps his family’s former servant move into a nursing home.

Starring: Andy Lau and Deanie Ip
Written by: Susan Chan and Roger Lee
Directed by: Ann Hui
Not rated
China Lion

In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles.