New this week for July 5

Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

July 3, 2012 

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


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).


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


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.

Weekly Surge is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service