Scott Carty reviews 'Sully,' two other new movies
"Sully" may be a big winner.
The movie, from Warner Brothers Pictures and directed by Clint Eastwood, is billed as the untold story of the "Miracle on the Hudson" on Jan. 15, 2009 when Capt. Sully Sullenberger landed U.S. Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River.
Tom Hanks plays Sully brilliantly. What else would you expect?
His co-pilot is played by Aaron Eckhart, and they're incredible together. What you get to see is what was going on inside the mind of the captain as the world called him a hero for saving all 155 aboard.
At the same time, he was being investigated and was trying to maintain his career, his integrity, his reputation.
The movie is based on Sullenberger's book, "Highest Duty."
It's an emotional film as you put yourself in the seats of that flight. The special effects are solid, and the story -- we already know -- is incredible.
Two other releases are "The Wild Life" from Summit Entertainment and "When the Bough Breaks" from Sony Pictures.
"The Wild Life" is a light-hearted animated move. It's a new twist on the story of Robinson Crusoe from the point of view of the animals on the island. As the human and animals interact, they find ways to communicate and realize they need each other to survive.
There are no star voices here, which is kind of refreshing. It's rated PG and is 90 minutes long.
And now for "When the Bough Breaks."
This is a movie to test your nerves. It offers you spine-tingling thrills. The movie is your introduction to Jaz Sinclair, who plays a surrogate mother to a young couple played by Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall. Everything seems perfect. Then it gets creepy as the surrogate becomes fixated on the husband. She's psychotic, and her games get a grip on the couple that could ruin everything.
"When the Bough Breaks" is rated PG-13 and runs an hour and 47 minutes.