This week’s big releases include "The Amazing Spider-Man," "Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D," and "Savages."
In "The Amazing Spider-Man," Peter Parker (now played by Andrew Garfield of "The Social Network") searches for clues to why his parents disappeared when he was so young, and runs afoul of his father's former partner, Dr. Curt Connors.
"Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D" takes a look at the pop star's life on and off stage, including her religious family's opinions of her career.
And "Savages," Oliver Stone's latest, follows two California marijuana farmers as they face off against a Mexican drug cartel.
Rafer Guzman is the movie critic for Newsday and co-host of the Movie Date podcast with Kristen Meinzer, the Takeaway's culture producer.