Friday, June 29th

iPhone, you phone, we all phone …. More proof that personal technology is the new summer blockbuster: The emo-boy punk masses and their silly, tattooed girlfriends throng the Apple store today so they can buy the new iPhone, retailing for $499 for the four-gigabyte model and $599 for eight gigabytes—a gadget that plays music and has a Web browser and, frankly, scares the stuffing out of us—think about it: Do you want to live in a world where your phone is smarter than you? Paging George Orwell! (Which, heck, you can probably do with this new iPhone!) Final gasp from the summer blockbuster: The new Die Hard movie opens tonight. If you’re not in the mood for Bruce Willis, point your moped uptown for The Great Dictator, wherein Charlie Chaplin plays warmonger Adenoid Hynkel, and don’t blame us if our Big-Cheese Editor’s paw gets in your popcorn. And if you’re not in the mood for uptown, the campy Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) is playin’ in Brooklyn.

[Apple’s iPhone, 103 Prince Street, 767 Fifth Avenue, www.apple.com/iphone; The Great Dictator, the Walter Reade Theater, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 4 p.m., www.filmlinc.com; Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, B.A.M. Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Avenue, 2 p.m., www.bam.org.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, June 29th