Sully – Released: 9 September (USA), 2nd December (UK)
Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks, Sully finally makes it’s way to our British shores this week. Hanks plays protagonist Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the captain of the plane which in 2009 made an emergency landing which has since been titled “the miracle on the Hudson”, Sully tells the story behind said miracle, dipping in to the private life of the now famous pilot and an investigation which was being conducted into him at the time. The films message may be a bit misplaced but it’s easily an Oscar contender so if you’re looking to get into award season, Sully may prove to be a good start.
Moana – Released: 23rd November (USA), 2nd December (UK).
Also making it’s way to our shores (see what I did there?) this week is Moana, Disney’s latest CG animated family movie. The film follows the story of a young sea-fairing adventurer who sets out on a quest to heal her island so that crops and fish may once again thrive. The movie is very clearly based off of Polynesian Mythology and culture and it’s nice to see a new thread of Diversity in Disney’s clearly strong wheelhouse. Featuring an excellent voice cast with actors such as Dwayne Johnson, Alan Tudyk, Jemaine Clement and newcomer Auli’I Cravalho, the movie has strong reviews left right and centre so if you’re bringing your family to the movies: consider taking them to Moana.
Bleed For This – Released: 18th November (USA), 2nd December (UK).
Aaron Eckhart, Miles Teller and Katey Sagal join forces in Bleed For This, a movie which sets out to tell the story of Vinny Pazienza, a man who made a great sporting comeback after a horrendous car accident. Teller plays the lead role in this dramatic Biography whilst Eckhart plays Kevin Rooney, a former boxer who trained Pazienza. Bleed For This is also seeing good reviews across the board, with critics describing it as a good story and a movie that actually “gets boxing”. It seems like a good bet that this film will be going for awards too so if its Oscar bait you’re looking for, but Sully doesn’t cut it for you? Perhaps Bleed For This will.