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Maersk Alabama Hijacking (2009)

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  • 'Captain Phillips' finds Tom Hanks on solid, award-worthy ground

     'Captain Phillips' finds Tom Hanks on solid, award-worthy ground
    There is a kind of reassuring steadiness to Tom Hanks' acting. Even in the silliness of "Big," the time-shifting comedy that turned a boy into a man, he was zany, not outrageous. Sincerity made "Sleepless in Seattle" and his widowed young father...
  • Changing course put wind in the sails of 'Captain Phillips'

    Changing course put wind in the sails of 'Captain Phillips'
    For Paul Greengrass, the journey of "Captain Phillips" took him through unfamiliar waters in which he had to make himself at home. "For some reason with this one, I took a few days to find my way," the director says. "I remember feeling I was a bit...
  • Golden Globes: Jared Leto, Daniel Bruhl get supporting actor nods

    Golden Globes: Jared Leto, Daniel Bruhl get supporting actor nods
    Fact-based dramas dominated the Golden Globes nominations for supporting actor, claiming all five slots with Jared Leto for "Dallas Buyers Club," Daniel Bruhl for "Rush," Barkhad Abdi for "Captain Phillips," Michael Fassbender for "12 Years a Slave" and ...
  • Tom Hanks, Paul Greengrass navigate challenges of 'Captain Phillips'

    Tom Hanks, Paul Greengrass navigate challenges of 'Captain Phillips'
    Aboard the USS Truxtun last spring, Tom Hanks and director Paul Greengrass were about to shoot what they hoped would be a powerful scene in their new movie, "Captain Phillips," when a Navy captain intervened. "He said, 'You know that would never happen,...
  • Tom Hanks' 'Captain Phillips' to premiere at N.Y. Film Festival

    Tom Hanks' 'Captain Phillips' to premiere at N.Y. Film Festival
    “Captain Phillips,” Paul Greengrass’ fact-based story of the hijacking of a U.S. cargo ship by Somali pirates, will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival. Organizers announced the news Monday, saying the Tom Hanks film...
  • NYFF 2013: Can real-life basis boost 'Captain Phillips'?

    NYFF 2013: Can real-life basis boost 'Captain Phillips'?
    NEW YORK--Just before director Paul Greengrass and star Tom Hanks unveiled their new verite thriller "Captain Phillips" at the New York Film Festival on Friday night, they made an unusual introduction. "Many of the crew of the Maersk Alabama,"--...
  • 'Gravity' to soar over 'Captain Phillips.' Hulu wooing Hopkins?

    'Gravity' to soar over 'Captain Phillips.' Hulu wooing Hopkins?
    After the coffee. Before trying to score Dodgers-Cardinals tickets. The Skinny: Even I'm starting to feel sorry for the New York Giants, and I'm a die-hard Washington Redskins fan. It's Friday so let's make this fast and furious. Today's roundup...
  • No Hollywood ending to piracy off Somalia

     No Hollywood ending to piracy off Somalia
    The Tom Hanks movie "Captain Phillips," which opens Friday, will focus attention — again — on piracy off the coast of Somalia. The movie, in which (spoiler alert) the bad guys get caught, unfortunately might lead you to think that this is a...
  • Tom Hanks navigates 'Captain Phillips' to first-class reviews

    Tom Hanks navigates 'Captain Phillips' to first-class reviews
    Much like the captain of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama, who was rescued by the U.S. Navy after his ship was set upon by Somali pirates in April 2009, "Captain Phillips" appears to have been in good hands. With Tom Hanks in front of the camera and Paul...
  • Review: 'Captain Phillips' a gripping game of cat and mouse

    Review: 'Captain Phillips' a gripping game of cat and mouse
    When Paul Greengrass directs a thoroughly dramatic tale based on true events and Tom Hanks takes on the title role, you think you know what to expect. But just you wait — the piercingly realistic "Captain Phillips" will exceed your expectations....
  • 2013 Fall Movie Preview complete list

    2013 Fall Movie Preview complete list
    The 2013 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Nov. 1. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. SEPT. 6 36 Saints Two New York City detectives hunt for a serial killer targeting...