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FilmWeek: ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,’ ‘Skyscraper,’ ‘Eighth Grade’ and more




The whole Drac pack is back for a monster vacation.
The whole Drac pack is back for a monster vacation.
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

CRITICS' HITS

Claudia: "Eighth Grade" & "Custody" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8lFgF_IjPw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaSst0b_0i8

Wade: "A Second Chance" & "The Night Eats the World"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDQ7mX3SA80

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpFtHtdPgQY

Charles: "Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl-pKw5n0mI

MIXED FEELINGS 

Claudia: "Skyscraper"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9QePUT-Yt8

Wade: "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BwxeOzSx8A

Charles: "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku52zNnft8k

MISSES

Claudia: "Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygOpHblxj08&t=2s

Wade: "Shock and Awe"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVdHJuVydb4

Charles: "Siberia" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRHe5J63ClM

Guests:

Claudia Puig, film critic for KPCC and president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association; she tweets @ClaudiaPuig

Wade Major, film critic for KPCC and CineGods.com

Charles Solomon, film critic for KPCC, Animation Scoop and Animation Magazine