Melanie Dishman's archive

  • ‘Moonrise Kingdom’
  • Starring: Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray
  • Directed by: Wes Anderson
  • Rated: PG-13

Enough of wondering if this delightful new movie from Wes Anderson is going to come to local theaters — just be glad it is within driving distance because it’s worth the trip.

  • ‘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.


‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Starring: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Rated: PG-13

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


‘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.