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Movies: ‘Sully,’ ‘When the bow breaks,’ ‘The Wild Life’

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    Tom Hanks, center right, stars as Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger in the biographical drama “Sully,” based on the emergency landing the captain made in New York’s Hudson River in 2009 after his passenger plane lost both of its engines.

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‘The Disappointments Room’

(Not reviewed)

A secret chamber in a formerly stately Southern mansion with a horrific past tests a family from Brooklyn looking to start over. With Kate Beckinsale, Mel Raido, Gerald McRaney and Lucas Till. Written by Wentworth Miller and D.J. Caruso. Directed by Caruso. (R, 1:40)

‘The Innocents’ ***1/2

Anne Fontaine’s post-World War II drama involving a Polish convent and a French female doctor proves yet again that though moral and spiritual questions may not sound spellbinding, they often provide the most absorbing movie experiences. In French and Polish with English subtitles. (NR, 1:55)

‘Sully’ ***1/2

Tom Hanks stars as Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, who was heralded for safely landing a jet with 155 people aboard on the Hudson River in 2009 yet faced an investigation that questioned his judgment and threatened his career. With Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney. Written by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book “Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters” by Sullenberger. Directed by Clint Eastwood. (PG-13, 1:36)

‘When the Bough Breaks’

(Not reviewed)

The young woman an upscale couple hires to be their surrogate develops a dangerous obsession with the husband. With Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall and Jaz Sinclair. Written by Jack Olsen. Directed by Jon Cassar. (PG-13, 1:47)

‘The Wild Life’ **

Robinson Crusoe lands on a tropical island in this animated adventure pitting him and his animal friends against two savage cats. Written by Lee Christopher, Domonic Paris and Graham Welldon. Directed by Vincent Kesteloot. (PG, 1:30)

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‘Bad Moms’ **

Overworked and stressed out, a trio of mothers sets out to free themselves from straitjacketed upright behavior. With Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn and Christina Applegate. Written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. (R, 1:41)

‘Ben-Hur’ **

Forced into slavery, a prince (Jack Huston) seeking revenge fights his way back. With Toby Kebbell and Rodrigo Santoro. Written by Keith R. Clarke and John Ridley, based on the novel by Lew Wallace. Directed by Timor Bekmambetov (PG-13, 2:03)

‘Don’t Breathe’ ***1/2

A trio of Detroit teens (Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette and Daniel Zovatto) targets the home of a blind war veteran (Stephen Lang) for an easy burglary, but have no idea of the horror that awaits. Written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues. Directed by Alvarez. (R, 1:28)

‘Finding Dory’ ***1/2

Nemo, Marlin and the forgetful blue tang must cross an ocean to find her family in this sequel to “Finding Nemo.” Voices of Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks. Directed by Andrew Stanton; co-director Angus MacLane. Imax 3-D. (PG-13, 1:43)

‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ *

Meryl Streep stars as a New York socialite in the 1940s who pursues her dream of being a great singer — despite possessing a terrible voice. With Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg. Written by Nicholas Martin. ­Directed by Stephen Frears. (PG-13, 1:50)

‘Hands of Stone’ **

Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez) soars to stardom when he defeats Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) in 1980, only to be toppled in a rematch — when he infamously says, “No mas.” With Robert De Niro. Written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz. (R, 1:45)

‘Hell or High Water’ ****

As vengeance for a foreclosure, two brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster) rob branches of the offending bank until they cross paths with a no-nonsense Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges). Written by Taylor Sheridan. Directed by David Mackenzie (R, 1:42)

‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ ***

In this comedy with serious undertones, written and directed by Taika Waititi (“What We Do in the Shadows”), a rebellious Maori city kid gets a second chance with a family in the New Zealand countryside, but circumstances send him and his foster father on the run. With Sam Neill, Julian Dennison and Rachel House. Based on a book by Barry Crump. (PG-13, 1:41)

‘Jason Bourne’ **1/2

Matt Damon steps back into the role of a rogue CIA agent for this fifth installment. With Julia Stiles and Alicia Vikander. Written by Paul Greengrass and Christopher Rouse. Inspired by the “Bourne” series of books created by Robert Ludlum. Directed by Greengrass. (PG-13, 2:03)

‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ ****

Animated Japanese fantasy about a boy, his magical instrument and the enchanted creatures who aid him as he attempts to heal a long-ago rift and reunite his family. Voices of Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey and Charlize Theron. Written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler. Directed by Travis Knight. (PG, 1:41)

‘The Light Between Oceans’ **1/2

An Australian veteran of World War I (Michael Fassbender) keeps a lighthouse on a remote island with his wife (Alicia Vikander). After an infant girl enters their lives, their choices provoke unintended consequences. With Rachel Weisz. Written and directed by Derek Cianfrance, based on the novel by M.L. Stedman. (PG-13, 2:12)

‘Mechanic: Resurrection’

(No star rating provided)

Sequel to the 2011 action thriller finds Bishop tasked with assassinating the most dangerous men in the world. With Jason Statham, Jessica Alba and Tommy Lee Jones. Written by Philip Shelby and Tony Mosher, story by Shelby, based on characters created by Lewis John Carlino. Directed by Dennis Gansel. (R, 1:39)

‘Morgan’ **

A horrifying accident at a remote, top-secret location requires a corporate troubleshooter to investigate in this science-fiction thriller. With Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Toby Jones, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Paul Giamatti. Written by Seth Owen. Directed by Luke Scott. (R, 1:27)

‘Nerve’ ***

A high school student reluctantly joins a popular online game and becomes trapped in an escalating series of dangerous actions. With Emma Roberts, Dave Franco and Emily Meade. Written by Jessica Sharzer. Based on the novel by Jeanne Ryan. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. (PG-13, 1:36)

‘Pete’s Dragon’ ***

A skeptical forest ranger (Bryce Dallas Howard) in the Pacific Northwest meets a young boy (Oakes Fegley) who claims to be friends with a large-winged reptile in this reimagining of the 1977 film. With Wes Bentley. Written by David Lowery and Toby Halbrooks. Based on a screenplay by Malcolm Marmorstein. Directed by Lowery. (PG, 1:43)

‘Sausage Party’ **1/2

A supermarket meat byproduct leads other foodstuffs on an existential quest in this R-rated animated comedy. Voices of Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig and Jonah Hill. Written by Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir; story by Rogen, Goldberg and Hill. Directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiern. (R, 1:29)

‘The Secret Life of Pets’ ***

An animated comedy about what our dogs and cats do while we’re at work or school. Voices of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart. Written by Brian Lynch, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Directed by Chris Renaud; co-director Yarrow Cheney. (PG, 1:30)

‘Star Trek Beyond’ ***

The crew of the Enterprise travels to deepest space and is challenged by an inscrutable new foe. With Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Idris Elba. Written by Simon Pegg, Doug Jung, Roberto Orci, John D. Payne and Patrick McKay. Directed by Justin Lin. Imax 3-D. (PG-13, 2:02)

‘Suicide Squad’ *1/2

The best of the worst in villainy are recruited by the government to take on an unstoppable enemy. With Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie. Written and directed by David Ayer. Based on characters from DC Comics. Imax 3-D. (PG-13, 2:10)

‘War Dogs’ *1/2

Two 20-something Miami friends (Jonah Hill and Miles Teller) exploit a loophole and land a $300 million defense contract to arm the Afghan military. With Ana de Armas and Bradley Cooper. Written by Stephen Chin, Todd Phillips and Jason Smilovic. Based on a Rolling Stone magazine article by Guy Lawson. Directed by Phillips. (R, 1:54)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

‘Labyrinth’ 30th anniversary

At 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18

An adventure fantasy film directed by Jim Henson about a quest by 15-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) to rescue her infant brother from Jareth, the Goblin King (David Bowie). (PG, 1:55)

‘Rurouni Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno’

At 7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at Ward Stadium 16

Kenshin Himura and his friends are called back into action when a ghost from the past rises to wreak havoc across Japan. (NR, 2:19)

NT Live: ‘A View from the Bridge’

At 7 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kahala 8

An encore screening of Arthur Miller’s tragic masterpiece that won a trio of 2014 Olivier Awards including best revival, best actor for Mark Strong and best director for Ivo van Hove.

‘Snowden Live’

7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18

Be the first to see director Oliver Stone’s feature film “Snowden,” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and hear directly from the former CIA employee who famously leaked classified information to the media, during an exclusive live Q&A between Edward Snowden (via satellite in Moscow) and Stone (live from New York). The film also stars Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Scott Eastwood, Timothy Olyphant, Ben Schnetzer, Rhys Ifans and Nicolas Cage. (R, 3:05)

‘Transformers: The Movie’

At 7 and 10 p.m. Wednesday at Ward Stadium 16

Animated science-fiction film from 1986 that has Ultra Magnus and the Transformers fighting planet Unicron and the Decepticons in the distant future of 2005. (PG, 1:26)

‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years’

At 7 p.m. Thursday at Kahala 8

Drawing from more than 100 hours of rare and unseen footage collected from fans, news outlets and national archives as well as the Beatles’ private collection, director Ron Howard details the Fab Four’s nearly four years of nonstop touring from 1962 to 1966. Featuring Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr.

‘Digimon Adventure Tri. — Chapter 1: Reunion’

At 7 p.m. Thursday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18

This first chapter in the Japanese action-adventure anime film series produced by Toei Animation is the first English-dubbed Digimon feature to be released in the U.S. since 2000; includes an extended sneak peek of the English-subbed Chapter 3 as well as additional bonus content. (PG, 1:50)

ARTHOUSE

DORIS DUKE THEATRE

Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St. (532-8768, honolulumuseum.org); $10, $8 members

Korean Cinema 2016

Through Sept. 17

>> ‘Dongju: Portrait of a Poet’

1 p.m. today, 7:30 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. Thursday

A young poet ventures into writing about life’s harsh realities during the Japanese occupation during World War II, upsetting the Japanese government, which eventually detains and abuses him. In Korean with English subtitles. (2016, South Korea, 1:50)

>> ‘The Himalayas’

7:30 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Tuesday

A renowned mountaineer sets off on a mission to retrieve the bodies of fellow Korean climbers killed when a huge avalanche struck Mount Everest in 2004. Based on a true story. In Korean with English subtitles. (2015, South Korea, 2:05)

>> ‘The Wailing’

1 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Thursday

This gripping supernatural horror film revolves around the investigation of a double murder in a rural village in which a police sergeant targets a mysterious Japanese man who, based on his appearance, stirs up suspicion among the locals. The situation quickly escalates to mass hysteria, with townsfolk brutally killing each other for no apparent reason. In Korean with English subtitles. (2016, South Korea, 2:36)

>> ‘Spirits’ Homecoming’

4 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. Wednesday

Two teenage girls are kidnapped and forced into sex slavery by invading soldiers during the Japanese occupation of Korea during World War II. After enduring constant brutal sex assaults and beatings, they attempt to escape, but only one survives. Decades later she aims to reunite with her lost friend’s spirit. In Korean with English subtitles. (2016, South Korea, 2:07)

>> ‘Train to Busan’

7:30 p.m. Tuesday

This action-packed zombie horror film set aboard a South Korean bullet train finds a father trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter by taking a trip to visit her mother, only to learn they’ll be fighting for survival instead. In Korean with English subtitles. (2016, South Korea, 1:58)

>> ‘Like for Likes’

7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Three couples in Seoul explore their romantic attachments through social media: a chef who bickers with the new landlady with whom he is forced to live; a hot young TV star who still longs for his former lover, an older and established screenwriter who may have had his son years ago; and a songwriter who falls for a sexy dream-girl TV producer while trying to keep secret the fact that he is deaf. In Korean with English subtitles. (2016, South Korea, 2:00)

MOVIE MUSEUM

3566 Harding Ave. (735-8771); $5, $4 members

‘The Face of Jizo’ (‘Chichi to kuraseba’)

Noon, 4:15 and 8:30 p.m. today

Adaptation of Hisashi Inoue’s play about a beautiful young librarian whose father’s ghost encourages her to embrace life and forgo her feelings of guilt after surviving the bombing of Hiroshima. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2004, Japan, 1:39)

‘Castle Under Fiery Skies’ (‘Katen no shiro’)

1:45 and 6 p.m. today

In 1576 a great warlord visits a humble country carpenter and asks him to build a five-story castle that would take up all of Mount Azuchi — a task that many would deem impossible. For ages 10 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2009, Japan, 2:20)

‘The Life of Oharu’ (‘Saikaku ichidai onna’)

11:45 a.m. and 4:45 and 9 p.m. Saturday; 6:30 p.m. Thursday

The life of a 50-year-old prostitute, who was scorned and accused of being immoral throughout her life, is recounted in this film, International Prize winner at the 1952 Venice Film Festival. In Japanese with subtitles. (1952, Japan, 2:17)

‘Basara the Princess Goh’

2:15 p.m. Saturday

After a tea master is forced to commit suicide by a powerful warlord, a pottery artist chosen as the successor deals with his uneasiness by teaching pottery to Princess Goh, the warlord’s adopted daughter. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1992, Japan, 2:22)

‘Love Under the Crucifix’ (‘Ogin-sama’)

7:15 p.m. Saturday

Tragic romance about the adopted daughter of a great tea master who falls in love with a tea devotee, a married Christian lord named Ukon. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1962, Japan, 1:41)

‘Now You See Me 2’

11:45 a.m. and 2, 4:15, 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. Sunday

A group of illusionist robbers who call themselves “The Four Horsemen” are forced by an evil tech prodigy to steal a powerful computer decrypter from a guarded vault. With Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe and Morgan Freeman. Directed by Jon M. Chu. Rated PG-13. (2016, U.S./China/U.K./Canada, 2:09)

‘Musashi Miyamoto’

Three-part film, Monday: “Samurai I,” noon and 5:15 p.m.; “Samurai II,” 1:45 and 7 p.m.; and “Samurai III,” 3:30 and 8:45 p.m.

Famous film series about the legendary swordsman’s life, from his turbulent early life to his establishment as a great swordsman, to his famous duel with another great swordsman, Kojiro Sasaki. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1954-56, Japan)

‘Tale of Tales’

11 a.m. and 1:30, 4 and 9 p.m. Thursday

This grotesque fantasy, inspired by folk myths collected by 16th-century poet Giambattista, concerns three neighboring kingdoms in which a psychic tells a king and queen, who are desperate to have children, to kill a lake monster; a sex-addicted king is charmed by an old, unattractive woman; and a monarch has a pet flea the size of a Fiat Uno car. With Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones and John C. Reilly. Rated R. (2015, Italy/France/U.K., 2:13)

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