New this week for July 5

Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

July 3, 2012 

  • More information Go to www.weeklysurge.com to see trailers for “Katy Perry: Part of Me,” “Savages” and “To Rome With Love.”

SAVAGES” (R)


Oliver Stone is overdue for a hit. But the utter lack of buzz for this violent, pulpy thriller is worrisome. Two free-love pot farmers (Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch) declare war on the Mexican drug lords (including Benicio del Toro and Salma Hayek) who have kidnapped their mutual girlfriend (Blake Lively).


KATY PERRY: PART OF ME” (PG)


Documentary looks at the pop singer’s life, both on and off the stage. You know, like that Justin Bieber movie.


TO ROME WITH LOVE” (R)


Woody Allen follows up his Oscar-winning “Midnight in Paris” with this comedy about the romantic entanglements of a group of people in Italy. Penelope Cruz, Roberto Benigni and Ornella Muti play the locals; Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page and Allen (his first acting appearance since 2006’s “Scoop”) are the tourists.


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