Theatrical Releases: Sully & When The Bough Breaks

SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2016

thedisappointmentsroom-poster THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM || Relativity finally releasing films again, with the all-but-unheard-of The Disappointments Room, starring Kate Beckinsale. What’s sad is that Mike Flanagan’s Before I Wake was originally slated to be released by Relativity this weekend, but was bumped, with the company’s founder and Chairman and CEO, Ryan Kavanaugh stating on Twitter, “Sep 9th bad date. Pls. Don’t tell people Sep 9th good release date, its not. Announcing good date soon.” I wonder how the folks behind The Disappointments Room feel about their film being moved to that date following that statement?
STREAM
sully-poster SULLY || The true story of the “miracle on the Hudson,” in which an airplane pilot, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, was forced to land his aircraft on the Hudson River when both engines failed. The trailer makes it seem that there are questionable circumstances involved, with the question of whether both engines were actually inoperable, whether Sully really needed to land in the water or if he could have made it to an airport, and whether their were some sobriety issues involving Sully. Regardless of these questions, the man saved everyone one board and that should mean something. This film is strongly reminiscent of the film Flight (2012), which saw Denzel Washington nominated for a similar role as well as the screenplay. Whenever you put Clint Eastwood behind the camera, you’re bound to have Oscar buzz. Just look at how American Sniper (2014) pushed through when most critics and pundits had written it off. Now, here is Sully, which is already getting buzz and the fact cannot be denied that this could easily be involved come Oscar time. Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, and Autumn Reeser also star.
THEATER
whentheboughbreaks-poster WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS || When The Bough Breaks will not be nominated for any awards this year, however, unless it has the misfortune of being nominated for a Razzie. When Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall find a surrogate to have their baby, the young woman, Jaz Sinclair, becomes the definition of “fatal attraction,” using the child she’s carrying as a means to get what she wants from Morris. Obviously this won’t be winning any awards for originality, as there seems to be a “fatal attraction” film every year, with some of the most recent ones being Obsessed (2009), starring Idris Elba and Ali Larter, The Perfect Guy (2015), starring Michael Ealy and (ahem…) Morris Chestnut, and The Boy Next Door (2015), starring Jennifer Lopez. What this film does bring to the table are some sexy stars and sometimes that’s all it takes to get butts in the seats.
RENT
thewildlife-poster THE WILD LIFE || Not as bad as most non-Disney/Pixar/Dreamworks fare, this even comes in a little better than say Rio or even Madagascar as far as I’m concerned. Featuring anthropomorphic animals in a Robin Crusoe animated tale that also includes pirates, The Wild Life lands somewhere in the middle of the spectrum as far as quality of animated films go, with the animation up to snuff and even the voices coming across, but the writing and lack of jokes holds the film back from completely going over.
PASS

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AS I OPEN MY EYES
AUTHOR: THE J.T. LeROY STORY
BROTHER NATURE
CAMERAPERSON
PASS PASS STREAM PASS
“a young Tunisian woman balancing the traditional expectations of her family with her creative life as the singer in a politically charged rock band.” Documentary about a popular author coming clean about putting her friend in the spotlight in her place and controversy that followed. Ensemble cast comedy about meeting your significant others family on a weekend getaway in the woods.
Documentary that takes a behind the camera look at videographer Kristen Johnson.
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COME WHAT MAY
DANCER
DEFYING THE NAZIS: THE SHARPS’ WAR
DEMON
PASS PASS PASS STREAM
German invasion drama about an imprisoned father who is released and goes looking for his son. Documentary about a child ballet star who gave his whole life to dance and later turned tattooed bad boy.
PBS documentary about an American minister and his wife rescuing refugees in Europe before and after the start of WWII.
A wedding day turned dark when a demonic force makes itself present in this Polish horror film, whose director passed away before the premiere.
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FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK
THE FOURTH PHASE
ITHACA
KICKS
STREAM PASS PASS STREAM
Documentary about the life of the late Leonard Nemoy directed by his son. Gorgeous looking snowboard documentary. Bike messenger period drama directed by Meg Ryan, starring Sam Shepard and an uncredited Tom Hanks. Kid gets his new shoes stolen and hits the streets on a war path in this Tribeca picked directorial debut.
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LONDON ROAD
ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING
OTHER PEOPLE
TRANSPECOS
PASS PASS PASS PASS
A musical based on true events that happened in London Road that was then made into a stage production. For some reason, Tom Hardy stars in this.
A documentary directed by Andrew Dominick about the prolific composer Nick Cave, in regards to the release of his album with the Bad Seeds.
Molly Shannon with cancer will likely end up on at least some Oscar buzz sheets, with the dark humored family comedy.
Drugs at the border turns deadly as a border patrol agent is forced to finish a drug delivery gone wrong.

THEATER

  • Sully

RENT

  • When The Bough Breaks

STREAM

  • Brother Nature
  • Demon
  • The Disappointments Room
  • For The Love Of Spock
  • Kicks

PASS

  • As I Open My Eyes
  • Author: The J.T. LeRoy Story
  • Cameraperson
  • Come What May
  • Dancer
  • Defying The Nazis: The Sharps’ War
  • The Fourth Phase
  • Ithaca
  • London Road
  • One More Time With Feeling
  • Other People
  • Transpecos
  • The Wild Life

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