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FilmWeek (9/14/12): The Master, Resident Evil: Retribution, Finding Nemo 3D and more

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon to review this week’s new films, including The Master, Resident Evil: Retribution, Finding Nemo 3D and more. TGI-FilmWeek!


Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC and Box Office Magazine

Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and

Charles Solomon, animation critic for KPCC and author for

Films Reviewed:

The Master

A young drifter is taken under the wing of the leader of a spiritual organization.

Starring: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Jesse Plemons
Written and directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
The Weinstein Co.

Resident Evil: Retribution (Imax 3-D)

One woman must save humanity from a global zombie virus.

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory (GILL-er-ee) and Kevin Durand
Written and directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Screen Gems

Finding Nemo 3D

A 3-D version of the story about a clownfish searching for his son.

Starring: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould and Willem Dafoe
Written by: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds
Directed by: Andrew Stanton
Walt Disney Pictures


A hedge-fund manager attempts to escape fraud by unloading his financial empire.

Starring: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling and Nate Parker
Written and directed by: Nicholas Jarecki
Roadside Attractions

Liberal Arts

A college admissions counselor returns to his alma mater.

Starring: Zac Efron, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen and Richard Jenkins
Written and directed by: Josh Radnor
Not rated
IFC Films

10 Years

A 10-year high school reunion brings a group of friends back together.

Starring: Channing Tatum, Lynn Collins, Justin Long and Rosario Dawson
Written and directed by: Jamie Linden
Anchor Bay Films

Little Birds

Two girls from the Salton Sea go on an adventure in Los Angeles.

Starring: Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker, Leslie Mann and Kate Bosworth
Written and directed by: Elgin James
Millennium Entertainment


A deaf and mute man strikes up a friendship with two young women.

Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D'Cruz
Written and directed by: Anurag Basu
Not rated
UTV Communications

In Hindi with English subtitles.

Starry, Starry Night

A young girl dealing with family tragedy connects to a new boy in class.

Starring: Josie Xu, Rene Liu and Harlem Yu
Written and directed by: Tom Lin
Not rated
China Lion Entertainment

In Mandarin, with English and Chinese subtitles.

Girl Model

An American model scout discovers talent in a 13-year-old Siberian girl.

Directed by: David Redmon and A. Sabin
Not rated
First Run Features

In English, Russian and Japanese, with English subtitles.

The Trouble With the Truth

A divorced couple reconcile when their daughter makes plans to marry.

Starring: Lea Thompson, John Shea and Danielle Harris
Written and directed by: Jim Hemphill
1428 Films