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Looking at the Weekend: Jul. 6-8, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man opens mid-week in true comic book fashion with a rebooted conceit. Since it is positioning itself for the July 4 holiday, that's 3 extra days before the full weekend, so it might not be able to stick to number one if people don't like it. However, the action-packed trailers suggest it will do just fine and still eke out a number one finish.

Consensus

Below is a list of what we have come to a general consensus on. The number in parens represents the percentage of our contributors who agree with the statement.

The Amazing Spider-Man: We admit that the reboot is a bit soon, but it still looks entertaining.
Katy Perry: Part of Me: If you're a fan of the artist, it may be worth your trip. Everyone else can avoid it.
Savages: If you're a fan of Oliver Stone's output, this might be your ticket.
China Heavyweight: See it as a potential Oscar documentary contender; otherwise, you probably won't be interested.


WIDE RELEASES

The Amazing Spider-Man

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Thoughts

I'll admit that while I despise the intent of this reboot, it looks fun and the Andrew Garfield/Emma Stone pairing should be intriguing.

Thoughts

Seems a bit soon to be cranking up the franchise from the beginning, but it does look good.

Thoughts

The recent, much-hailed Sam Raimi trilogy only managed some effects nods (and one win), so this reboot will have to settle for the same (if it's lucky).

Katy Perry: Part of Me

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Thoughts

Count me out. Katy Perry just isn't that interesting to me...and she's starting to remind me of vainglorious Mariah Carey.

Thoughts

It's just noise to me.

Thoughts

Concert documentaries may do OK box office, but they don't catch on at the Oscars.

Savages

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Thoughts

Oliver Stone hasn't done anything interesting in years. This won't be it.

Thoughts

Good cast in contemporary drama, Question is it good Oliver Stone or bad Oliver Stone?

Thoughts

Oliver Stone was once an Academy darling, but his genre films have never caught on.

LIMITED RELEASES

China Heavyweight

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Thoughts

It's not my type of film. But if it's interesting to you, go see it.

Thoughts

The Olympics from a Chinese perspective might be interesting.

Thoughts

Could mix the "important" and the "feel-good" together enough to get a Best Documentary nod.

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

Crazy Eyes (Cinema Sight Preview)

Do-Deca-Pentathlon (Cinema Sight Preview)

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