Admit One 7/6

The Amazing Spider-Man

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Campbell Scott

Directed by: Marc Webb

Plot: High schooler Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider and becomes the superhero, Spider-Man, and must use his new powers to defend New York City from The Lizard.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 72%

Critic Consensus: “A well-chosen cast and sure-handed direction allow The Amazing Spider-Man to thrill, despite revisiting many of the same plot points from 2002’s Spider-Man”

Savages

Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, Benicio Del Toro, John Travolta

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Plot: A pair of laidback marijuana growers in Southern California are forced into loading up on weapons and blasting their way into Mexico to rescue their mutual girlfriend, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless drug baroness.

RT Freshness: 55%

Critic Consensus: “It’s undeniably messy, but Savages finds Oliver Stone returning to dark, fearlessly lurid form”

Katy Perry: Part of Me

Starring: Katy Perry

Directed by: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz

Plot: A behind the scenes look at the concerts and life of Katy Perry

RT Freshness: 76%

Critic Consensus: “Katy Perry: Part of Me succeeds on the strengths of the pop star’s genuine likability, inspiring work ethic, and dazzling stage show, even if it plays somewhat like a PR puff piece at times”

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