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Sully

19 December 2016 3:15 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The story didn’t end with the Miracle in the Hudson – hero pilot Sully Sullenberger is tried by an investigative committee. Clint Eastwood’s film examines and re-examines the 2.5 minutes, as the bureaucrats make the case that 155 passengers were unnecessarily put at risk.

Sully

Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD

Warner Brothers Home Video

2016 / Color / 2:39 widescreen / 96 min. / Street Date December 20, 2016 / 35.99

Starring Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhardt, Laura Linney, Jamey Sheridan, Mike O’Malley, Anna Gunn, Ann Cusack, Christopher Curry.

Cinematography Tom Stern

Film Editor Blu Murray

Original Music Christian Jacob, Tierney Sutton Band

Written by Todd Komarnicki from a book by Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger, Jeffrey Zaslow.

Produced by Clint Eastwood, Frank Marshall, Tim Moore, Allyn Stewart

Directed by Clint Eastwood

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

In this year’s Sully Clint Eastwood found what I like to call an unbreakable story. This one poses a tricky narrative challenge — the only action content in »

- Glenn Erickson

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DVD Review: The Flight of the Phoenix

12 September 2016 1:44 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★★ It's not hard to see the appeal of Robert Aldrich's The Flight of the Phoenix, a riveting adventure film featuring an all-star cast headed by Jimmy Stewart and Richard Attenborough. The premise, whereby fourteen men are stranded in the desert after a plane crash, is classic Saturday matinee material. The film's success lies in its perfectly distilled ingredients: a killer premise, well-realised characters, and a tight script that doesn't pull its punches. Coming from the director of The Dirty Dozen, this is hardly surprising, although Aldrich also manages to tease out a triumphant warmth in his characters that is not always present in his other work.

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‘Airport’ Star George Kennedy Dies at 91

29 February 2016 1:46 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

George Kennedy, who won a supporting actor Oscar for his role alongside Paul Newman in the beloved film “Cool Hand Luke,” and was also a fixture of 1970s disaster movies including the “Airport” franchise and “Earthquake,” died Sunday in Boise, Idaho. He was 91. His grandson Cory Schenkel reported the death on his Facebook page.

While Kennedy largely played gruff, blue-collar characters in dramas and genre films, he allowed a comedic side to emerge in the deadpan “The Naked Gun” movies.

Kennedy appeared in all four of the “Airport” movies of the 1970s as Joe Patroni, the reluctant, cigar-chomping but highly effective chief mechanic who could be counted upon when the chips were down and supreme expertise was required. He also turned in a powerful performance in 1975’s “Earthquake” as the hearty, sentimental police sergeant Slade, who helps where he can in the wake of the devastating temblor.

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‘Airport’ Star George Kennedy Dies at 91

29 February 2016 1:46 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

George Kennedy, who won a supporting actor Oscar for his role alongside Paul Newman in the beloved film “Cool Hand Luke,” and was also a fixture of 1970s disaster movies including the “Airport” franchise and “Earthquake,” died Sunday in Boise, Idaho. He was 91. His grandson Cory Schenkel reported the death on his Facebook page.

While Kennedy largely played gruff, blue-collar characters in dramas and genre films, he allowed a comedic side to emerge in the deadpan “The Naked Gun” movies.

Kennedy appeared in all four of the “Airport” movies of the 1970s as Joe Patroni, the reluctant, cigar-chomping but highly effective chief mechanic who could be counted upon when the chips were down and supreme expertise was required. He also turned in a powerful performance in 1975’s “Earthquake” as the hearty, sentimental police sergeant Slade, who helps where he can in the wake of the devastating temblor.

Kennedy toiled in »

- Carmel Dagan

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R.I.P. George Kennedy

29 February 2016 12:21 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

George Kennedy has died, the actor passing away yesterday at the age of 91 according to a Facebook post from his grandson Cory Schenkel.

Kennedy mostly played gruff characters in various genres. He appeared in all four of the 1970s "Airport" films, he's known to a whole generation as Frank Drebin's boss Ed in "The Naked Gun" films, and he won an Oscar for co-starring with Paul Newman in "Cool Hand Luke".

Other notable film credits include the original "The Flight of the Phoenix" and the war time classic "The Dirty Dozen," the disaster epic "Earthquake," the Clint Eastwood mountain climbing spy thriller "The Eiger Sanction," westerns such as "Bandolero" and "The Sons of Katie Elder", the all-star Agatha Christie adaptation "Death on the Nile," Otto Preminger's post-Pearl Harbor tale "In Harm's Way," and Michael Ciminio's "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot".

He also had roles in TV series such as "Dallas, "Bonanza, »

- Garth Franklin

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Let There Be Light: John Huston’s Wartime Documentaries

19 January 2016 9:31 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

When John Huston went to war he took his mission seriously... as an artist. He made four wartime docus for the army. San Pietro and the long suppressed Let There Be Light are the classics we studied in film school; Winning Your Wings is typical enlistment booster material and Report from the Aleutians a remarkably good record of how the war was really fought in far-flung locations. Let There Be Light: John Huston's Wartime Documentaries Blu-ray Olive Films 1942-1945 Color and B&W 1:33 flat full frame 281 min. Street Date January 19, 2016 available through the Olive Films website 29.95 Directed by John Huston

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Of the Hollywood directors who 'went to war' and made high-profile Signal Corps films for the public, John Huston was surely the most innovative. He made one enlistment booster for the Army Air Corps and then three pictures that the Army thought were either too long, »

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