Saving Mr. Banks is a whimsical film chronicling the production of the highly acclaimed Disney movie Mary Poppins. It tells the true life story of Walt Disney and the efforts he made to convince the author of the popular Mary Poppins books to give him the movie rights. Overall, it is a heartwarming film that is likely to be enjoyed by most audiences, particularly those who adore Mary Poppins.
High-quality science fiction/action film Catching Fire burned up the box office in its opening weekend, and — unusually for a sci-fi film — drew a majority female audience. The movie grossed an estimated $161.1 million in North America and $307.7 million globally in its first weekend.
National Geographic Channel's docudrama Killing Kennedy presents a dual timeline — one depicting the presidency of John Kennedy and a parallel dramatization about the life of Lee Harvey Oswald, who, the Warren Commission concluded, killed the president.
The Fifth Estate is more like a documentary — without the context or the strict adherence to documentable facts — than it is an dramatization. It's not a bad film, even though it straddles the two worlds without fully embracing either genre.
Captain Phillips is a well-made drama about the real-life events that played themselves out on global television back in April of 2009. The audience already knows the outline of what happened before walking into the theater.