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FilmWeek (7/6/12): Savages, Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D, Take This Waltz and more

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Wade Major to review this week’s new films, including Savages, Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D, Take This Waltz and more. Plus, they'll take a look back at Andy Griffith's life and career. TGI-FilmWeek!


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

Wade Major, film critic for KPCC and

Trailer for Savages

Trailer for Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D

Trailer for Take This Waltz

Trailer for White Wash

Films Reviewed:


Three small-time pot dealers get in trouble with a Mexican drug cartel.

Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson and John Travolta
Written by: Shane Salerno, Don Winslow and Oliver Stone
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Universal Pictures

Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D

A look at Katy Perry’s life onstage and off.

Starring: Katy Perry
Directed byDan Cutforth and Jane Lipsit)
Paramount Pictures

The Magic of Belle Isle

A struggling novelist staying in a cabin befriends the family next door.

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen, Madeline Carroll and Kenan Thompson
Written by: Guy Thomas
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Magnolia Pictures

Take This Waltz

A woman’s happy marriage is threatened by her neighbor, a handsome artist.

Starring: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby and Sarah Silverman
Written and directed by: Sarah Polley
Magnolia Pictures

The Do-Deca-Pentathalon

Two adult brothers rekindle a competition they had as kids.

Starring: Steve Zissis, Mark Kelly and Jennifer Lafleur
Written and directed by: Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass
Red Flag Releasing

Crazy Eyes

A playboy must reevaluate his lifestyle when family and romantic concerns coincide.

Starring: Lukas Haas, Madeline Zima and Jake Busey
Written by: Adam Sherman, Rachel Hardisty and David Reeves
Directed by: Adam Sherman
Not rated
Strand Releasing

White Wash

A documentary about African-American surfers.

Narrated by: Ben Harper
Directed by: Ted Woods
Not rated
Virgil Films & Entertainment

Playing on July 7th at 2 PM at the California African American Museum

Never Stand Still: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow

A look at some performances from the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.

Narrated by: Bill T. Jones
Directed by: Ron Honsa
Not rated
First Run Features

Out on Disc

The Artist

Starring: Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo
Directed by: Michael Hazanavicius

DVD and Blu-ray - Weinstein Co. and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

The 39 Steps

Starring: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll and Lucie Mannheim
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

DVD and Blu-ray - The Criterion Collection

The Samurai Trilogy

Starring: Toshir? Mifune and Koji Tsuruta
Directed by: Hiroshi Inagaki

DVD and Blu-ray - The Criterion Collection

Mirror Mirror

Starring: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer
Directed by: Tarsem Singh

DVD and Blu-ray - 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Starring: Muhammet Uzaner, Yilmaz Erdogan and Taner Birsel
Directed by: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

DVD and Blu-ray - The Cinema Guild