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FilmWeek: ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Barbershop’ sequel and more

Cedric The Entertainer attends
Cedric The Entertainer attends "Barbershop: The Next Cut" advanced Atlanta VIP screening at Regal Atlantic Station on March 17, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Cedric The Entertainer attends
(L-R) Actors Giancarlo Esposito, Lupita Nyong'o, Neel Sethi, Ben Kingsley, director/producer Jon Favreau and actor Ritesh Rajan attend The World Premiere of Disney's "THE JUNGLE BOOK."
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Cedric The Entertainer attends
(L-R): Anna Wintour, José Neves, Jane Rosenthal and Andrew Bolton attend the "First Monday In May" world premiere during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival opening night.
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Justin Chang review this week’s new releases including a new animated telling of “The Jungle Book” including voices by Idris Elba and Lupita Nyong’o; another visit to Ice Cube’s “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” and more.


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Justin Chang, Film Critic for KPCC and Chief Film Critic for "Variety;" he tweets from @JustinCChang

Claudia Puig, Film Critic for KPCC; she tweets from @ClaudiaPuig