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'Sully' Movie: Tom Hanks Is Latest Clint Eastwood 'All-American Hero'

Sully movie with Tom Hanks as US Airways pilot Chesley Sullenberger: Clint Eastwood homage to the “noble and decent American” threatened by a “heartless government.” 'Sully' movie review: 'Taut, straightforward' drama features Clint Eastwood's latest all-American hero When considering Sully, Clint Eastwood's taut, straightforward account of heroism on trial, it helps to remember that the title character's name works as both noun and verb. And one can see how Eastwood was drawn to both meanings. The noun, of course, is the nickname of airline pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who saved the lives of 155 passengers and crew on January 15, 2009, by pulling off a daring water landing after a flock of birds took out both engines of his US Airways […]


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'Sully' Movie: Tom Hanks Is Latest Clint Eastwood 'All-American Hero'



'Kinsey' Movie Review: Liam Neeson as Controversial Sex Researcher

Kinsey movie with Liam Neeson, Laura Linney At one point in Kinsey, Liam Neeson's polemical Dr. Alfred Kinsey tells a reporter that it would be “useless” to make a film of his 1948 book on male sexuality. Be that as it may, Kinsey would probably have recognized that his extraordinary life could well be the stuff that great movies are made of. Writer-director Bill Condon surely thinks so, and his Kinsey is an honorable attempt to portray the life and times of the pioneering sex researcher, whose studies on the sexual behavior of American men and women remain controversial to this day. (See Alfred Kinsey movie vs. reality.) But despite Condon's good intentions, Kinsey is ultimately no more than a […]


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'Kinsey' Movie Review: Liam Neeson as Controversial Sex Researcher



SAG Awards: Jeremy Piven & Anthony Hopkins + Meryl Streep & Penélope Cruz

SAG Awards: Laura Linney Holly Hunter Dev Patel, Freida Pinto Photos: Lester Cohen (Hunter), Kevin Mazur (Patel/Pinto), Michael Buckner (Linney) Sean Penn Kate Winslet, Sally Field Meryl Streep Photos: Kevin Mazur (Field/Winslet, Penn), Michael Caulfield (Streep) Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick Penélope Cruz, Kate Winslet Photos: Kevin Mazur (Jolie/Pitt), Lester Cohen (Bacon/Sedgwick, Cruz/Winslet) Angelina Jolie Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins Josh Brolin, Diane Lane Photos: Lester Cohen James Earl Jones Jeremy Piven Christina Applegate, David Duchovny Photos: Kevin Mazur (Piven, Applegate/Duchovny), Lester Cohen (Jones) Anthony Hopkins and Slumdog Millionaire cast Penélope Cruz, Meryl Streep Kristin Scott Thomas, Gary Oldman accepting Heath Ledger's best supporting actor award Photos: Michael Caulfield (Oldman/Scott Thomas), Michael Caulfield (Hopkins/Slumdog cast), Dimitrios Kambouris (Streep/Cruz) […]


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SAG Awards: Jeremy Piven & Anthony Hopkins + Meryl Streep & Penélope Cruz