CAPTAIN TOM HANKS - Movie of the Week
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For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016
The first major Oscar-bait movie of the fall opens this weekend, along with scary genre flicks and kids’ cartoons.
“Sully” (PG-13). The true story of the heroic, risky passenger airliner crash-landing on the frigid Hudson River guided by Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) is depicted, along with the inquiry that followed, which questioned Sullenberger’s actions. Co-stars include Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Jamey Sheridan and Katie Couric playing herself.
“When the Bough Breaks” (PG-13). When a married professional couple (Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall) hires a surrogate (Jaz Sinclair) to help them have a baby, the younger woman becomes obsessed with the husband in this variation on “Fatal Attraction” and “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.”
“The Wild Life” (PG). Belgian-French animated adventure-comedy (dubbed in English) based on “Robinson Crusoe,” told from the point of view of several animals living a quiet life on a remote island until Crusoe and his dog show up, along with feral cats that plan to cause trouble.
“Phantom Boy” (PG, in French with English subtitles). Animated French fantasy about a boy confined to a Manhattan hospital room, discovering that his spirit can leave his body and fly around. So he uses his powers to help a cop track down a supervillain. Audrey Tautou voices one of the supporting characters. (Exclusively at the Tower Theater.)
“Our Little Sister” (PG, in Japanese with English subtitles). Comedy-drama about three adult sisters that have lived together since their parents separately abandoned them. When they receive word that their father has died, they go to the funeral together and discover they have a 13-year-old half-sister. So they invite her to move in. (Exclusively at the Broadway Center Cinemas.)
“The Disappointments Room” (R). Stop me if you’ve heard this one: A couple (Kate Beckinsale, Mel Raido) moves with their 5-year-old son into their new home where they inadvertently unleash evil spirits. Lucas Till and Gerald McRaney co-star.
“I Am Not a Serial Killer” (Not Rated/Probable R). A teenager, diagnosed as a sociopath, hunts down a paranormal serial killer in his hometown. Despite this being based on Dan Wells’ young-adult novel, the film is reportedly in R-rated territory. Christopher Lloyd co-stars. (Exclusively at Megaplex Jordan Commons.)
“The People vs. Fritz Bauer” (R, in German with English subtitles). This is the true story of the German judge/prosecutor who brought SS Col. Adolf Eichmann, one of the organizers of the Hitler’s Final Solution, to justice as part of the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)