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Sleeper Alert

Sleeper Alert

Sleeper of the Month Statement:

In this age, where major movie studios are pulling releases or sending their movies directly to video on demand, we are playing more films from lesser known studios or independents. Much to our pleasure, we are discovering that many of these films are quite good and in many cases better made films.

One challenge for these smaller studios is limited marketing dollars so you, the movie goer, does not always know about these very good, "sleeper", films.

GQT Movies has decided to feature our pick for the "Sleeper Alert" each month in hopes of helping our valued audience learn about these great movies and get a chance to see them on the big screen.

 

"Sleeper Alert" recommendation for January:

Movie:              News of the World

Rating:             PG-13

Film Company:  Universal Pictures

Starring:           Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Mare Winningham

Director:           Paul Greengrass

Trailer:

 

 

Summary: 

Five years after the end of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a widower travels the country telling non-fiction stories.  In the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with Johanna, a 10-year-old taken in by the Kiowa tribe six years earlier and raised as one of their own.  Kidd takes on the formidable task of returning Johanna, against her will, to her biological aunt and uncle. Their long trip back to a more civilized part of the country brings countless challenges and an unexpected bonding between the two.

Critic's Response:

Overwhelming praise for Hanks and the young actress Helena Zengel. “Just what our world needed in a film right now,” stated one reviewer.  All others had great things to say about the filmography, actors, story, and music.  86 on Rotten Tomatoes scale.

This film was nominated by Matt McSparin, C.O.O of GQT Movies