Weekend Movie Preview: July 6, 2012

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What’s new at the Multiplex this weekend? Oliver Stone returns to his criminal roots in Savages, Katy Perry gets the biopic/concert film treatment in Part of Me and Morgan Freeman and Rob Reiner re-team for The Magic of Belle Isle. But, look for the weekend box office winner to be the film that arrived on screens earlier this week, The Amazing Spider-Man.

The Amazing Spider-Man: Andrew Garfield is Peter Parker and the guy could not have been better cast. The Marc Webb film is basically the same story we all know so well from the Sam Raimi trilogy, but told with a better cast, better action and 3D that will blow your mind. Also, as we state in our The Amazing Spider-Man review, having the villain be The Lizard gives the story a much more personal feel to our hero.

Savages: Oliver Stone has crafted a riveting and brutish thriller based on the bestselling book by Don Winslow. Taylor Kitsch breaks out of his sci-fi hold of late and rivets in every frame. John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson and Demian Bichir fill out this astounding cast that rocks, according to our Savages review.

Katy Perry: Part of Me: The pop songstress presents a surprisingly inspiring tale of sticking to your guns, following your dreams and success will follow. Perry does not shy away from showing the more difficult aspects of her life, particularly her divorce to Russell Brand. Toss in a cavalcade of her hits including Hot and Cold, I Kissed a Girl and Teenage Dream and as said in our Katy Perry: Part of Me review… this film is one heck of a Firework.

The Magic of Belle Isle: Reiner and Freeman join forces after their successful The Bucket List, but the result is a little less satisfying. Freeman is an alcoholic writer who finds new inspiration in life when he spends a summer at the titular locale. Our The Magic of Belle Isle review delves deeper, but overall… this is light entertainment.

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The Amazing Spider-Man Quotes

"That, changing like the snake, I might be free to cast off flesh wherein I dwell confined."

Dr. Curt Connors

George Stacy: You know, recently, Dr. Connors gave Gwen a glowing college recommendation. It was beautiful. I read it, I cried. But you would have me believe that he is running around dressed up like a giant dinosaur?
Peter Parker: Not dressing up, not a dinosaur. He has transformed himself into a giant lizard.
George Stacy: Let me ask you a question. Do I look like the mayor of Tokyo to you?

The Amazing Spider-Man Review

Marc Webb had a tough task bringing Spider-Man back after such a short break. Composing this The Amazing Spider-Man review is tricky...

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