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FILM LIStINGS REVIEW

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To Rome With Love (R) Directed by Woody Allen Starring Woody Allen, Penelope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg Limited release

there’s nothing like a late-career renaissance to remind audiences of an important filmmaker’s essential value. After a dry spell that seemed to last for decades, Woody Allen came roaring back in recent years with acclaimed movies including Match Point and last year’s Midnight in Paris. these films may not have matched the writer/director’s early masterworks (Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters), but at least they earned widespread attention and respect. To Rome With Love is another flawed but worthy effort from Allen, and one that recalls his heyday with memorable one-liners and biting satire — though perennial targets like our celebrity-obsessed news media have only gotten easier to hit over time. To Rome With Love has too much going on for its own good, but an abundance of ideas doesn’t harm the film’s four overlapping tales of romantic misadventure. Allen turns 77 this year, but he once again has something to say — even if it’s all just ruminations on the heroic foolishness of following one’s heart. What else is there, after all? — KEN KORMAN

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COLUMBIA PICTURES PRESENTS A MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT/LAURA ZISKIN/AVI ARAD/MATT TOLMACH PRODUCTION “THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN™” ANDREW GARFIELD EMMA STONE RHYSMUSICIFANS DENIS LEARY CAMPBELL SCOTT IRRFAN KHAN WITH MARTIN SHEEN BASEDAND ONSALLY FIELD BY JAMES HORNERSTORY EXECUTIVE THE PRODUCERS STAN LEE KEVIN FEIGE MICHAEL GRILLO MARVEL COMIC BOOK BY STAN LEE AND STEVE DITKO BY JAMES VANDERBILT SCREENPLAY PRODUCED BY JAMES VANDERBILT AND ALVIN SARGENT AND STEVE KLOVES BY LAURA ZISKIN AVI ARAD MATT TOLMACH DIRECTED BY MARC WEBB CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS FOR THEATERS AND SHOWTIMES

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PINK RIBBONS, INC. (NR) — Lea Pool’s documentary explores the commercialization of breast cancer via the ubiquitous pink ribbon movement and looks at the companies profiting from their association with it. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 Zeitgeist members. 8 p.m. Friday-Monday then nightly through July 19, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. zeitgeistinc.net THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (R) — tim Curry stars in the rock moviemusical that lends itself to audience participation. Tickets $8. Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. theprytania.com SPELLBOUND (NR) — Alfred Hitchcock’s 1945 thriller about a head of a mental asylum who isn’t what he says he is stars Ingrid Bergman

and Gregory Peck. Tickets $5.50. Noon Sunday and July 18, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. theprytania.com STELLA DAYS (NR) — Martin Sheen plays a priest in 1950s rural Ireland who becomes caught between tradition and modern ideas. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 Zeitgeist members. 6 p.m. Friday-Monday then nightly through July 19, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. zeitgeistinc.net TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (NR) — Gregory Peck stars in the 1962 film adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel. Tickets $5.50. Noon Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. theprytania.com

CALL FOR FILMMAKERS DEFEND THE GULF SHORT FILM SHOWCASE. the Charitable Film Network seeks

short films telling the stories of the Gulf of Mexico’s environmental issues. Showcase winners receive prizes including two VIP passes to the Voodoo Experience, and their films will be featured in Defend the Gulf home screenings across the country, timecode:NOLA’s FF One Film Festival, the Charitable Film Network’s monthly Green Screen film series and at Voodoo. Visit www. healthygulf.org/shortfilmshowcase for details. Submission deadline is Aug. 15. AMC Palace 10 (Hammond), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 12 (Clearview), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 16 (Westbank), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 20 (Elmwood), (888) 262-4386; Canal Place, 363-1117; Chalmette Movies, 304-9992; Entergy IMAX, 581IMAX; Grand (Slidell), (985) 641-1889; Hollywood 9 (Kenner), 464-0990; Hollywood 14 (Covington), (985) 893-3044; Kenner MegaDome, 468-7231; Prytania, 891-2787; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, 527-6012

Gambit: July 10, 2012  

New Orleans news and entertainment

Gambit: July 10, 2012  

New Orleans news and entertainment