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Maersk Alabama Hijacking (2009)

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  • Maritime union hopes film on 2009 pirate attack will raise awareness

    Maritime union hopes film on 2009 pirate attack will raise awareness
    After Navy SEAL snipers killed three Somali pirates during the dramatic rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips off the Horn of Africa in 2009, the merchant mariner became an overnight star, lauded as a hero for sacrificing himself to save his cargo ship's crew.
  • Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin to receive Kennedy Center Honors

    Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin to receive Kennedy Center Honors
    Actor-director Tom Hanks and comedian Lily Tomlin are among the five recipients of this year's Kennedy Center Honors, which celebrate "extraordinary individuals who have spent their lives elevating the cultural vibrancy of our nation and the world," the...

    'Captain Phillips,' a solid tale of man versus pirates ★★★

    'Captain Phillips,' a solid tale of man versus pirates ★★&#9733
    "Captain Phillips" is a Tom Hanks movie. It is also a Paul Greengrass movie, and the cinematic tumult director Greengrass adroitly captures and sustains in the service of a narrative has a way of keeping his stars unmoored — in a good way —...

    The truth made 'Captain Phillips' screenplay an easy sail

     The truth made 'Captain Phillips' screenplay an easy sail
    I love true stories. I think it's because I'm constantly amazed, intrigued, inspired (and sometimes appalled) by genuine human behavior. Inventing characters is a lot of fun but I don't think I'm capable of creating a fictional character that could...

    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...