| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:09 AM
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...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
As one of the biggest box office phenoms in recent years, Warner Bros.' "Gravity" displayed outstanding pull with audiences in its second frame, dropping just 21%, with an estimated $44.3 million. Pic's hold is the best-ever (during a non-holiday) for a...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:30 PM
With all due respect to Johnny Depp and Errol Flynn, piracy is a lot more complicated than Hollywood makes it look. How refreshing, therefore, that Paul Greengrass and company go out of their way to provide valuable context while also avoiding reductive...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:21 AM
In 2011, director Brad Furman took an interesting look at attorneys working the bottom of the legal barrel in "The Lincoln Lawyer." He alternated between serious and amusing scenes that kept the story rolling. But by the end of the movie, the plot...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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.
Two New York City detectives hunt for a serial killer targeting...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Four years after it made headlines, the harrowing ordeal of commercial shipping captain Richard Phillips gets the bigscreen treatment care of verite specialist Paul Greengrass in "Captain Phillips." The result is a kinetic docudrama that always...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 9:57 AM
“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...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Tom Hanks has taken on the role of Capt. Richard Phillips, the merchant ship skipper taken hostage, with his crew, on board the Maersk Alabama and rescued by US Navy Seals. He wrote a book about it. Considering the limited scope of the tale, this isn't...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 4:37 PM
He lost his chance to do one of his trademark politically-charged historical dramas when Universal bailed out of the Martin Luther King assassination film “Memphis.” And he doesn't want anything to do with the “Bourne” reboot, even...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 2:27 PM
A Seattle couple is among the dead in a hijacking off the coast of Somalia. Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle of Seattle and their friends, Jean and Scott Adam from California were on board a yacht when they were hijacked by Somali pirates Friday.
| Feb 23, 2011
| 8:49 AM
ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- The daughter of one of the four Americans killed Tuesday by Somali pirates thanked the Navy sailors who tried to save their lives and asked to be allowed to grieve in private.
Jean and Scott Adams of Marina Del Rey, Calif., were...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:08 AM
U.S. special forces swooped into Somalia in a pair of helicopters in a daring overnight raid to rescue two kidnapped aid workers -- an American and a Dane -- and killed several gunmen, American officials said Wednesday.
The hostages, Jessica Buchanan and...