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U.S. court rejects appeal of pirate depicted in Hollywood movie

CHICAGO — A bid for freedom by a convicted Somali pirate depicted in a Hollywood movie has been scuttled by a federal appellate court in Chicago, which rejected his argument that he was just 16 during the 2009 hijacking of a U.S.-flagged merchant ship and so should not have been prosecuted as an adult. 348 more words


Chicago Court Rules, Somali Pirate Can't Withdraw Plea

CHICAGO (AP) A U.S. appeals court in Chicago says a Somali man convicted for an act of piracy that inspired a Hollywood movie can’t withdraw his guilty plea. 133 more words


Getting Rid of Your Life? Watch These Movies.

Having fun in life is one of my endeavors. I write, I dance, I sing, I cook, I drive, I text, I surf, I watch television to have fun. 1,579 more words


365 films in 2016: film 9 (Captain Phillips 2013)

Captain Phillips is a film that’s been sitting on my watchlist for the last 2ish years now, it’s been sitting there waiting to get watched while I re-watch other films countless times but from a combination of my girlfriend recommending it to me a few days prior and me wanting to watch something around 2 hours long I decided to finally go for it 398 more words

Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips (2013)

Tom Hanks has had such a lengthy career as a leading man, portraying himself in a variety of roles that truly can classify him as a versatile actor. 242 more words


Captain Phillips (2013) - Review

I know, I know, I’m very behind on my list of films. Finally, the stars aligned, and I was able to sit down and watch a film. 242 more words


Captain Phillips (Film Review)

Captain Phillips gets it going, right from the beginning.

For this film based on true events, I was expecting a lot of buildup before the actual events of piracy on the seas just off Africa would get rolling. 498 more words