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FilmWeek (6/22/12): Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Brave, To Rome With Love, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World and more

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Andy Klein and Charles Solomon to discuss this week’s movies, including Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Brave, To Rome With Love, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World and more. Also, the critics will touch on the passing of influential film critic Andrew Sarris. 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 and author and historian for

Films Reviewed:

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (in 3-D)

An alternate history reimagines the secret life of our 16th president.

Starring: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie and Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Written by: Seth Grahame-Smith and Simon Kinberg
Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
20th Century Fox


A stubborn princess must restore order in her kingdom.

Starring: Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly and Julie Walters
Written by: Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman and Irene Mecchi
Directed by: Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

To Rome With Love

Residents and visitors engage in romance and adventure in Italy.

Starring: Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Roberto Benigni and Penelope Cruz
Written and directed by: Woody Allen
Sony Pictures Classics

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

With the end of the world looming, a man and woman start a relationship.

Starring: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Connie Britton and Adam Brody
Written and directed by: Lorene Scafaria
Focus Features


A man and woman wake up after a one-night stand to face the consequences.

Starring: Michelle Jenner, Carlos Areces and Julian Villagran
Written and directed by: Nacho Vigalondo
Not rated
Focus World

In Spanish with English subtitles.

The Woman in the Fifth

A struggling writer begins to bring death to everyone around him.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Kristin Scott Thomas and Joanna Kulig
Written by: Pawel Pawlikowski and Douglas Kennedy III
Directed by: Pawel Pawlikowski
ATO Pictures

Beyond the Black Rainbow

A woman tries to escape from being captive in a mysterious institution.

Starring: Michael Rogers, Eva Allan and Scott Hylands
Written and directed by: Panos Cosmatos
Magnet Releasing

The Invisible War

A look into sexual assault and cover-ups in the U.S. military.

Starring: Kori Cioca, Jessica Hinves, Ariana Klay and Trina McDonald
Directed by: Kirby Dick
Not rated
Cinedigm Entertainment / Docurama Films

Paul Williams: Still Alive

One fan’s efforts to document the survival of singer, songwriter and actor Paul Williams.

Starring: Paul Williams
Directed by: Stephen Kessler

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