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REVIEWs

Big Screen Sully What’s it about: Based on true events, this is the story of Chelsey Syllenberger, the pilot who became a hero after landing his plane in the Hudson River, New York, after the aircraft suffered engine failure at low altitude. His efforts saved the lives of all 155 crew and passengers onboard. Director: Clint Eastwood cast: Tom Hanks, Anna Gunn, Laura Linney Why it’s worth watching? There are so many reasons why this film is going to be worth watching – the suspense, emotion, the build up, Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks in the driver’s seat (oh, pun), and because everything you see actually happened. It was January 15, 2009 when US Airways flight 1549, an Airbus 320 jet, made the remarkable emergency water crash landing after both of its engines crippled at a lower altitude than any jet in aviation history. Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III used his 40-year training, experience and discipline as a glider pilot to safely glide the aircraft onto the Hudson River, in what is famously known as “a miracle on the Hudson”. Not only are we looking forward to seeing what occurred during the aftermath of this heroic and historical event, we’re even more excited to see Tom Hanks take on the role of the real-life pilot. After all, the man has a phenomenal talent for portraying highly-intense, real-world, situations on the big screen (remember Captain Phillips?). Our favourite line of the film is: “I’ve spent 40 years in the air, but in the end I’m going to be judged on 208 seconds,” now, if that’s not powerful, we don’t know what is!

Highlights “Not only are we looking forward to seeing what occurred during the aftermath of this heroic and historical event, we’re even more excited to see Tom Hanks take on the role of the real-life pilot.”

Queen of Katwe What’s it about: Also based on a true story is the fantastic book-to-film drama Queen of Katwe. A poor single mother is raising her 10-year-old daughter in rural Uganda. The young girl’s life takes an unexpected turn when she meets a missionary teaching local children how to play chess, and discovers she has a natural talent for the game.

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Director: Mira Nair cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo Why it’s worth watching? It’s been a hot while since we’ve seen Lupita Nyong’o beautiful and expressive face in front of the camera (her two biggest recent roles, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Jungle Book have kept her behind the screens), but she’s making a comeback with a bang. The film addresses many real-life scenarios; life in a poor African village, the uplifting power of chess, the will and determination of young women, and the struggles to achieve your dreams. Expect touching stuff and a fantastic find in the unknown lead actress, Madina Nalwanga. We hear awards season buzz!

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