MOVIE REVIEW SULLY 18 TYBEE BEACHCOMBER | DEC 2016 By Alaina Loughridge I couldn’t wait to go see this movie!! Based on the true story of Captain “Sully” Sullenberger landing a disabled plane on the Hudson when a random flock of crazy birds fly into the engines, this movie is a must see! Tom Hanks stars as Captain Sullenberger and nails it. Hanks even looks like the man himself. Co-staring as Sully’s co-pilot is Aaron Eckhart. Both actors are superb! You all saw the footage when Sully landed the Airbus A320 on the Hudson. Holy s#$t!! That was something to never forget. Seeing that plane floating with 155 passengers and crew on the wings was awesome and scary simultaneously. The movie covers both the flight and the aftermath of the investigation in a way that is not boring, but it intersperses both together seamlessly so you are sitting on the edge of your seat both OMG and WTF when it comes down to the aftermath of the blame game. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was like a dog with a bone on Sully and I understand that, but do your homework folks. Such a great movie!! There were other actors and whatnot, but Tom Hanks is the man! After the ‘crash’ Sully was depressed about what he could have done or not done different. Hell, we have all been there, just not to such an epic extent. He saved every life!! Hanks played it perfect. My heart goes out to the real Captain Sully during that time. He was in a pickle fo sho, but prevailed in the end. This movie truly is a MUST SEE!!! You can even watch it sober I give this movie 4 bottles of 1787 Chateau Lafite Bordeaux (because Sully is my hero, Hanks played the hell out of the true character and this movie is awesome) and 1 bottle of warm 2016 Cold Duck (because the NTSB pisses me off). BOOK REVIEW By Nell Klein THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 By Ruth Ware After suffering a break-in at her apartment and a possible break-up with her boyfriend, Lo Blacklock, an aspiring journalist who writes for a travel magazine, is given the opportunity of a lifetime. The magazine she works for sends her to cover the week-long maiden voyage of the “Aurora,” a luxury cruise liner with only 10 cabins, headed for the North Sea and the breathtaking Aurora Borealis lights. On her first night, she borrows mascara from the girl next door (Cabin 10), but fails to see her at the Captain’s dinner that night to thank her. A few nights later, Lo is awakened by the sounds of someone being thrown overboard! The problem is, all of the guests and crew are accounted for and no one is staying in Cabin 10. She insists that a murder has occurred and no one believes her. Was she having a nightmare or is she losing her mind? Only time will tell. Lo Blacklock comes across as a paranoid, unstable alcoholic, and at times I believed that she was seeing things that weren’t there. But this tense page-turner does not disappoint. In fact this book could be made into an Alfred Hitchcock thriller. As Lo tries to unravel the events and her fantasy trip turns into a nightmare, we’re left wondering how in the world she’s going to get off this ship alive! I give this book a solid 5 roses. It has all the makings of a really great psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end! By the way, if anyone knows of a book of local interest that would make a good book review, let me know! Just bring it by the Wind Rose anytime! Until next time, read a book. If it’s a good read, pass it on!
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