Melanie Dishman's archive

‘Eye in the Sky’

Starring: Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman

Directed by: Gavin Hood

Rated: R

 

A compelling take on modern day covert warfare, this offers a close up look at the combined forces that work together to rein in terrorism and the controversy that arises from these tactics.

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‘The Boss’

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell

Directed by: Ben Falcone

Rated: R

 

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‘I Saw the Light’

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olson

Directed by: Marc Abraham

Rated: PG-13

 

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Like a car limping along on under-inflated tires, this gets to where it’s going, but the ride is pretty bumpy. Revisiting the Portokalos family was probably a better idea on paper than it actually is on screen. Back in 2002, the original movie written by its star, Nia Vardalos, was a phenomenal hit with its fish-out-of-water cross culture story.

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It’s not saying much when the best movie I’ve seen so far in 2016 is “Deadpool”—and that was weeks ago. What was more memorable than the show was the theater itself. The new iPic theater in Houston is one amazing place, beginning with the seats. Not seats really, more like your own personal lounger complete with pillow and blanket. But it doesn’t come cheap.

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