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Captain Phillips (2013)

Captain Phillips was inspired by the true story of an American Cargo Ship being hijacked by Somali Pirates in 2009.  Paul Greengrass is the director and Tom Hanks plays the main Character Captain Phillips.   86 more words

Action & Adventure

Peril at sea – All is lost vs Captain Phillips

In the past week, I’ve watched two ‘peril at sea’ movies on DVD – the amazing Captain Phillips (a true story of the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years) and Robert Redford’s one-man-catastrophe, … 917 more words


Movie Check-in: Captain Phillips

Last night, I watched the movie, Captain Phillips, with my parents. When we started the film, my dad told me that it was an intense film. 320 more words

Social Justice

“By the time I’d done Bloody Sunday I felt I reached the end of a chapter. I could feel it. I wanted to try something new, something different.

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In Their Words

Captain Phillips (Quick Review)

Captain Phillips is such a gripping combination of drama, thriller and action, you sometimes feel the need to duck as bullets come screaming towards you! Needless to say, mother nature is the least of your worries on this voyage! 87 more words

Movie Review

Piracy, Somalia, Captain Phillips, and the question: who to blame?

I recently completed and wrote about the MOOC “Right vs. Might in International Relations” on FutureLearn which also dealt with counter-piracy operations presented by Robin Geiss… 948 more words


Friday Filter: Movies Recently

First of all thank you to everyone for the kind words yesterday (and in days past). As I look to our future, it is very comforting to have all that support around us! 581 more words

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