Thursday, July 5, 2012
Look out, here comes the (new) Spider-Man. And this one is kind of a shoegazer, an emo orphan in a hoodie who cribs his teenage angst from James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause, according to our critic Philip Martin, who likes it pretty well, at least until the CG violence commences. As for whether we need a new production or not, well, no one ever asks if we need another Hamlet, do they?
Or another Woody Allen movie. Piers Marchant isn’t terribly impressed with To Rome With Love, but he allows that his fans don’t seem to mind that he “explores similar themes and tropes in every film” even though his detractors would cite that as “a reason he has become largely irrelevant.”
And speaking of venerable directors, Oliver Stone is back too, with Savages, a violent drugs and love story that Dan Lybarger argues might have been more effective if Stone had laid off the histrionics.
Also, Barbarella hits Blu-ray! You must watch it again because an angel has no memory.
Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette MovieStyle for full reviews.