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Why Did 'Captain Phillips' Have to Be a True Story?

Captain Phillips is the mostly true story of Captain Phillips.  A captain of a container ship, which was boarded by somali pirates in 2009.  And if you’re all like “yeah, yeah, yeah who cares?”  No.   556 more words


Barkhad Abdi invited to join Motion Picture Academy

Minneapolis actor Barkhad Abdi was invited Thursday to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The invite marks the latest prestigious honor to come Abdi’s way since the release of the high-seas thriller “Captain Phillips” last October. 369 more words

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Captain Phillips Review

IMDb synopsis: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. 413 more words

Review of Captain Phillips

Get to the Theater

Paul Greenglass can make a good fact-based thriller.  While the story of the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama and taking of its captain is known to many—and Phillips takes some liberties with the story—Greenglass still effectively points out some interesting and probably lesser known details concerning modern day piracy and the defensive measures taken against it in the era of globalized commerce and militarization. 34 more words

100-word Movie Review

Reel Quick: Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips (2013)

Starring: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Max Martini

Directed by: Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy; The Bourne Ultimatum; United 93)

Synopsis:  A cargo ship gets hijacked by Somali men who only know American culture through Pirates of the Caribbean movies. 290 more words


Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass, 2013)

I’d not been able to catch this at the cinema last year but, as recommended by Mark Kermode on his Radio 5 programme, watched A Highjacking… 307 more words


Captain Phillips – Tom Hanks – 2013

Captain Phillips – Rapid Review!

Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks (Captain Richard Phillips) dir. Peter Greengrass – 134 mins

Having set out on a voyage from Oman to Mombasa Captain Phillips (Hanks – Saving Private Ryan) and his crew find themselves heading through the Somalian waters as they traverse the Horn of Africa, a known area for Somalian pirates. 683 more words