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'Spring Breakers' comes to town

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Harmony Korine is perhaps best known for writing the controversial 1995 film, "Kids." He's also written and directed several films including "Gummo," "Mister Lonely" and his latest, "Spring Breakers," which opens at Park Place Stadium Cinemas Friday.

The New Yorker's Anthony Lane describes the deliberately provocative movie as a "dangerous lollipop of a film." Others are divided whether it is social satire or traffics in the very thing it purports to critique. To quote Chicago Reader critic J.R. Jones: "essentially this is just hour-and-a-half of bongs, beers, [T-and-A], thinly dressed as 'Natural Born Killers.'"

In it, four young women (Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Harmony's wife, Rachel Korine) have a spring break to die for, courtesy of a little armed robbery and a drug dealer (James Franco) who attempts to recruit them to a life of crime, sex, booze and drugs.

Call 304-345-6540 or visit www.ourshowtimes.com/parkplace for showtimes.


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