Movie buzz: 'The Amazing-Spider Man'
WHO Pete Doherty
THE MOVIE "Confession of a Child of the Century"
THE DEAL The former Libertines rocker made his acting debut in this French film screened at Cannes recently but found few fans among critics. Famous for his headline-making drug abuse and outlaw lifestyle, Doherty may have seemed like a perfect fit for the role of Octave, a debauched dandy living in the 19th century. Instead, Doherty drew excoriating reviews from The Guardian ("shambling amateurism"), Screen Daily ("calamitous miscasting") and Cine Vue ("truly awful"). The Hollywood Reporter suggested the singer-guitarist "shouldn't even think of giving up his day job."
THE MOVIE "The Amazing Spider-Man"
THE DEAL Trailers and previews for the upcoming superhero film keep getting longer, with one recent clip running four minutes. But here comes a full six-minute preview, which will screen before "Men in Black 3," opening tomorrow in IMAX and 3-D. "The Amazing Spider-Man," which stars Andrew Garfield as Spidey and Emma Stone as his new love interest, Gwen Stacy, will attempt to reboot the three-film franchise starring Tobey Maguire that ended just five years ago. It opens July 3.
THE MOVIE "Montauk Chronicles"
THE DEAL Shot on the former Air Force station Camp Hero State Park in Montauk Point, this docudrama tells the supposedly real-life tales of three men who claim they witnessed alien life-forms and were subjected to secret experiments there in the 1970s. The film will hold its world premiere not far away, at Gurney's Inn, followed by a Q & A with Northport-based filmmaker Christopher P. Garetano and members of the cast.
INFO Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Gurney's Inn Resort, Spa & Conference Center, 290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk. Tickets are $25, call 631-668-1717 or visit mtkchronicles.com.