Opening this week at a theatre near you:
The story of Chesley Sullenberger, “Sully,” who became a hero when he landed his engineless plane on the Hudson River, saving 150 lives. “Sully” Website
What to Watch For: The film is directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Tom Hanks in the title role, with Anna Gunn, Laura Linney, Aaron Eckhart and Autumn Reeser.
Word on the Street: Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger was a consultant on the script and made sure that the landing in the Hudson was accurate in the film.
My Take: I am interested to see this film as it was shot almost entirely with Digital IMAX cameras.
“When the Bough Breaks” (2016)
John (Morris Chestnut) and Laura (Regina Hall) are a young professional couple who have been trying to have a baby. After repeated attempts, they hire Ann (Jaz Sinclair) to be their surrogate. At first, it goes great, but as the pregnancy develops Ann starts hitting on John, and it could get messy. “When the Bough Breaks” Website
What to Watch For: Director Jon Cassar has been nominated for five Prime Time Emmy Awards for directing, winning in 2006 for the series “24.”
Word on the Street: Jaz Sinclair is just coming off the well-reviewed indie film, “Paper Towns.”
My Take: I always have like Morris Chestnut on the screen.
“The Wild Life” (2016)
The story of Robinson Crusoe told from the from the viewpoint of a parrot named, Tuesday (David Howard). “The Wild Life” Website
What to Watch For: The movie is a Belgian 3D computer-animated adventure/comedy film that is based on Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe,
Word on the Street: The film won the VDKUF Award for the best animated film in its native Belgian.
My Take: The marketplace is wide open for a family animated movie.
“In Order of Disappearance” (2014)
Nils (Stellan Skarsgard) plows snow for a living in the mountains of Norway. When his son is mistakenly murdered, Nils takes action into his own hands and starts a turf war. “In Order of Disappearce
What to Watch For: This Norwegian film sounds like a drama, but it won two comedy awards at the 2014 Austin Fantastic Fest.
Word on the Street: The film is getting rave reviews from critics at various film festivals around the world.
My Take: I don’t think I have seen Skarsgard in a comedy, so that it will be an exciting experience.
If you can’t make it to the theatre this weekend, then stay at home and watch movies on
“Kiss the Bride” (2007) In high school, Matt (Philipp Karner) and Ryan (James O’Shea) were best friends, well, more than best friends. Ten years later Matt receives a shock when he gets a wedding invitation to Ryan’s wedding. It’s not that Ryan is getting married, it’s that it’s to a woman (Tori Spelling).
The Cable Guy (1996) Steven (Matthew Broderick), having been kicked out of his girlfriend’s apartment, finds a new place to live. The Cable Guy (Jim Carrey) comes to install cable and decides that Steven is his new best friend. At first, Steven goes along for the ride, but soon The Cable Guy’s attention becomes more that Steven can stand. The Cable Guy has decided that if Steven doesn’t want to be friends, they can now be mortal enemies.