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ment to fight su­per­pow­ered vil­lains nails its cast­ing — Will Smith as the sharp­shoot­ing Dead­shot, Mar­got Rob­bie as ni­hilis­tic Har­ley Quinn, and Vi­ola Davis as the no-non­sense bureaucrat Amanda Waller — all of whom are ex­cel­lent. How­ever, direc­tor David Ayer sends them on a mis­sion that isn’t ex­cit­ing and is ren­dered in a murky vis­ual pal­ette, lead­ing up to a for­get­table cli­max. He tries to usher the plot and too many char­ac­ter in­tro­duc­tions along by us­ing dozens of pop­u­lar rock and rap songs, but the re­sult is a mess. Still, seeds are planted for a su­pe­rior se­quel, and the box of­fice num­bers sug­gest that we’ll get one. Rated PG-13. 130 min­utes. Screens in 2-D only at Re­gal Sta­dium 14. (Robert Ker)


Clint East­wood takes one of the most pub­li­cized news sto­ries of re­cent years and turns it into nail-bit­ing sus­pense, with Tom Hanks com­fort­ably fill­ing the role of Capt. Ch­es­ley “Sully” Sul­len­berger, who coolly brought his dis­abled US Air­ways jet down on the Hud­son River af­ter los­ing both en­gines to a flock of geese mo­ments af­ter take­off. All 155 on board (in­clud­ing Santa Fean David Son­tag) sur­vived with only a few mi­nor in­juries, and Sully was hailed as a hero. But East­wood amps up the drama by height­en­ing the con­fronta­tional as­pect of the Na­tional Trans­porta­tion Safety Board, whose in­ves­ti­ga­tors ques­tion whether the aquatic land­ing was nec­es­sary, sug­gest­ing Sully could and should have made it to an air­port. East­wood and screen­writer Todd Ko­mar­nicki jump around in time and in con­scious­ness, in­ter­spers­ing Sully’s night­mares of what might have been. Good sup­port comes from Aaron Eck­hart as Jeff Sk­iles, Sully’s co-pi­lot, and Laura Lin­ney in her fa­mil­iar thank­less role as the suf­fer­ing wife. Rated PG-13. 96 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Vi­o­let Crown; DreamCatcher. (Jonathan Richards)

Lady in red: Kate Winslet in The Dress­maker, at Re­gal DeVar­gas

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