Melanie Dishman's archive

  • ‘The Watch’
  • Starring: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn
  • Directed by: Akiva Schaffer
  • Rated: R


If no one turned out last weekend to watch “The Watch,” don’t blame the wall-to-wall coverage of the Olympics. There just wasn’t much to see. This is not a total disaster, but it comes close.

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‘The Dark Knight Rises’


Starring: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway


Directed by: Christopher Nolan


Rated: PG-13

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  • ‘To Rome With Love’
  • Starring: Woody Allen, Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin
  • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Rated: R

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man’Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma StoneDirected by: Marc WebbRated: PG-13My spidey sense tells me that this is going to be one of the biggest movies of the summer because it’s that good — on every level. For anyone asking why this Marvel Comic hero needed a reboot after the highly successful trilogy starring Toby Maguire, this new feature will quell any discussion despite some of the liberties taken with the character’s mythology.

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‘Magic Mike’ 

Despite many 11th hour predictions that “Magic Mike” would top the raunchy teddy bear comedy “Ted” from Seth McFarlane, in the weekend box office wars, it did not happen. Still it was a record-breaking weekend as both movies exceeded profit expectations — a first for two openers on the same day. There is something to be said for giving the people what they want.

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