Melanie Dishman's archive

An aging baseball scout, a couple of rogue cops and a charismatic cult leader all debuted this week in theaters and the results fared from so-so to fantastic.

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  • ‘Arbitrage’
  • Starring: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon
  • Directed by: Nicholas Jarecki
  • Rated: R

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  • ‘The Words’
  • Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons
  • Directed by: Brian Klugman
  • and Lee Sternthal
  • Rated: PG-13

 

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  • ‘Lawless’
  • Starring: Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf
  • Directed by: John Hillcoat
  • Rated: R
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  • ‘Killer Joe’
  • Starring: Matthew McConaughey,
  • Emile Hirsch
  • Directed by: William Friedkin
  • Rated: NC-17

This indie film playing now at the River Oaks Theater in Houston is gaining more attention for the NC-17 rating it earned rather than the movie itself. Yes, there are a couple of scenes that are ultra violent, but honestly, I’ve seen worse on cable television.

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