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FilmWeek (8/10/12): The Bourne Legacy, The Campaign, Hope Springs and more

Guest host David Lazarus is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Peter Rainer to review this week’s new films, including "The Bourne Legacy," "The Campaign," "Hope Springs" and more. TGI-FilmWeek!


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

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

Films Reviewed:

The Bourne Legacy

Another myserious agent follows in the footsteps of Jason Bourne.

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton and Albert Finney
Written by: Tony Gilroy and Dan Gilroy
Directed by: Tony Gilroy
Universal Pictures

The Campaign

Two CEOs put up a puppet candidate against a long-running congressman.

Starring: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis and Katherine LaNasa
Written by: Chris Henchy and Shawn Harwell
Directed by: Jay Roach
Warner Bros. Pictures


A teenager leaves home in Arizona to attend prep school.

Starring: David Duchovny, Vera Farmiga and Graham Phillips
Written by: Mark Jude Poirier
Directed by: Christopher Neil
Image Entertainment

Hope Springs

A wife and husband visit a couple’s therapist to reinvigorate their relationship.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell
Written by: Vanessa Taylor
Directed by: David Frankel
Columbia Pictures

After the Wizard

The Scarecrow and Tin Woodman leave Oz for Kansas to find Dorothy.

Starring: Jordan Van Vranken, Jermel Nakia and Orien Richman
Written and directed by: Hugh Gross
Not rated
Breaking Glass Pictures

Nuit #1

A loner and a teacher living a double life spend the night together.

Starring: Catherine de Lean and Dimitri Stroroge
Written and directed by: Anne Emond
Not rated
Adopt Films

In French with English subtitles.

The Green Wave

A documentary chronicling the populist protests in Iran from June 2009.

Directed by: Ali Samadi Ahadi
Not rated
Red Flag Releasing

In English and Farsi with English subtitles.

Out on Blu-ray

The Raid: Redemption

Starring: Iko Uwais, Ananda George and Ray Sahetapy
Directed by: Gareth Evans

Full Metal Jacket 25th Anniversary Edition

Starring: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey and Vincent D’Onofrio
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick