The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13) Director Marc Webb (‘500 Days of Summer’) steps into the Hollywood big leagues with this reboot of the iconic Marvel Comics superhero. Andrew Garfield takes over as the unfortunate Peter Parker and Emma Stone is his soon-to-be-girlfriend Gwen Stacy. Rhys Ifans is the one-armed Dr. Connor, who may turn into a giant lizard. This one is worth the extra bucks to see in IMAX 3D.
Katy Perry: Part of Me (PG) Documentary looks at the pop singer’s life, both on and off the stage. You know, like that Justin Bieber movie.
Savages (R) Oliver Stone is overdue for a hit. But the utter lack of buzz for this violent, pulpy thriller is worrisome. Two free-love pot farmers (Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch) declare war on the Mexican drug lords (including Benicio del Toro and Salma Hayek) who have kidnapped their mutual girlfriend (Blake Lively).
To Rome with Love (R) Woody Allen follows up his Oscar-winning “Midnight in Paris” with this comedy about the romantic entanglements of a group of people in Italy. Penelope Cruz, Roberto Benigni and Ornella Muti play the locals; Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page and Allen (his first acting appearance since 2006’s “Scoop”) are the tourists.
Weeds (10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime) Narcotrafficking soccer mom Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) is returning to the ’burbs from which she sprang as this annoying yet addictive comedy returns for its eighth and final season. First order of business: resolving the cliffhanger that ended last season, when a concealed sniper took a shot at the Botwins. Who was the sniper? And what did he — or she — hit?
Freud’s Naked Truths (9 p.m. Tuesday, Smithsonian Channel) Sigmund Freud probably would have had a grand time psychoanalyzing his grandson Lucian, a talented artist whose (mostly nude) portraits usually infuriated their subjects. This documentary takes a stab at figuring out what made him tick so erratically.
On The Waterfront (11:45 p.m. Thursday, Turner Classic Movies) When Congress was investigating Communist Party activities in Hollywood during the 1940s and 1950s, some people in the film community testified willingly, naming names, and others didn’t. The morality behind that is a lot more complicated than today’s chattering classes let on. The 1954 film On The Waterfront, written and directed by a couple of guys who did testify (Budd Schulberg and Elia Kazan) offers a different take from what you usually hear on the ethics of informing, using Mafia control of the docks as a metaphor.
Das Boot (8 p.m. Saturday, Military Channel) This airing of the claustrophobic classic 1981 drama set on a German U-boat during World War II has a twist: During breaks, host Lou Diamond Phillips chats with a retired American submarine captain, who compares the film with his three decades commanding U.S. subs.
Let Miami Herald TV critic Glenn Garvin program your TiVo! Just click on his best bets for the week at www.tivo.com/guruguide.