September Dramas Stir Cinematic Releases

Updated 2 years ago by Tony Rutherford , HNN Entertainment Editor
Spring and Summer have been super-ific and pet-tastic.  On one hand a cluster of superhero ("Batman v. Superman,"  "Suicide Squad," "Captain America Civil War") and on the other cuddly pets and cute creatures ("The Secret Life of Pets," "Zootopia," "Finding Dory")  Now, cinemas  put away their spandex (temporarily) for a fall season that boasts drama.

Remember, the jet that a few years ago landed intact in the Hudson River? Tom Hanks stars as  US Airways Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, whose skills brought the failing jet to a watery landing.  Arriving Sept. 9 from immortal director Clint Eastwood, "Sully" used the Alexa Imax camera to capture the heroic rescue. Hanks has gradually become the go-to actor to portray based on real life contemporary characters , such as attorney James Donovan ("Bridge of Spies) , astronaut Jim Lovell ("Apollo 13"), Captain Richard Phillips ("Captain Phillips") , Andrew Beckett who represents in part attorneys Geoffrey Bowers and Clarence B. Cain ("Philadelphia") , Walt Disney ("Saving Mr. Banks"), and a victim of 9/11 ("Extremely Loud and Extremely Close")


The following week, an edge of reality director Oliver ("World Trade Center," "Born on the Fourth of July," "Platoon," "J.F.K.," and  "Nixon"  Stone  brings to life the life of National Security Agent Edward Snowden who leaks thousands of pages of classified documents."Snowden" comes to the screen September 16 and may offer insight into his motivations which have labeled him a traitor at worst and a whistleblower at best. Joseph Gordon-Levitt known as 'Blake' in Dark Knight Rises and Philippe Petit from "The Walk" stars.


Based on the tragic Mississippi Delta  2010 oil rig explosion that polluted waters for nearly 90 days and cost the lives of eleven workers. , Mark Wahlberg re-teams with  Lone Survivor director Peter Berg to tell a story of survival and heartbreak. John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O'Brien and Kate Hudson co-star.

Ironically, the film shot in Louisiana qualified for millions of dollars of tax credits for creating jobs and economic development. However, as charities beg for funds for besieged flood victims, the state will be paying the producers nearly $40 million dollars in credits. The disaster film has been recommended for portraying steps that would prevent future environmental disasters .
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