CORE STORY: Sully scores 5th-biggest September opening ever

Image: Warner Bros.

Image: Warner Bros.

Chris Luckett

Despite having starred in such masterpieces as Cloud Atlas and Captain Phillips in recent years, it’s been seven years since a live-action Tom Hanks movie opened #1 at the box office.

Sully, the Clint Eastwood-directed biography of Capt. Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger, played on screen by Hanks, not only reclaimed that throne but also nearly broke September box office records.

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SPECIAL: The Best Movies of 2016 So Far

Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Chris Luckett

2016 is the first year in over a decade in which I haven’t worked at a video store, which has noticeably affected how many movies I’ve seen since January. As we approach the final third of the year, though, when Oscar hopefuls like The Birth of a Nation and Fences will compete with precision-crafted entertainment like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, I’ve still seen at least ten movies worthy of strong recommendation.

These are the ten best movies of 2016 — so far, at least.

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