A quick guide to the weekend’s new movies: June 29, 2012

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The summer movie season reaches its peak next week with the Wednesday, July 4, arrival of New Orleans’ first homemade cinematic masterpiece, Beasts of the Southern Wild (read our recent cover story on the film here). On Tuesday you can feast your eyes on The Amazing Spider-Man, yet another remarkable success from Marvel Studios (look for a full review in next week’s paper). But this weekend’s slate of new movies opening in New Orleans is no slouch, either.

MAGIC MIKE
Always-interesting director Steven Soderbergh helms this movie about male strippers, which was inspired by the real-life exploits of its star, Channing Tatum. Wide release.

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5 BROKEN CAMERAS
This award-winning documentary about Israeli encroachment on Palestinian settlements on the West Bank was co-directed by Palestinian Emad Burnat and Israeli Guy Davidi. At Zeitgeist Movies.



HICK
Alec Baldwin, Juliette Lewis, and Blake Lively star in this hard-boiled indie film about a 13-year-old girl who leaves her broken Nebraska home and travels across the country to Las Vegas. At Zeitgeist Movies.



TED
A foul-mouthed, pot-smoking and very much alive Teddy Bear cramps the love life of a new couple played by Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. We're not at all sure this trailer is safe for viewing at work. Wide release.



FIRST POSITION
This documentary tracks the live of six young ballet starts as they prepare to compete in the Youth America Gand Prix. At Prytania Theatre.



MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION
The fourteenth movie written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry. Wide release.


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