| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:57 PM
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....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:28 PM
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 ...
| Dec 5, 2013
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...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:00 PM
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...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Before the tsunami of post-Thanksgiving releases sweeps you away, take a moment and catch up to one of the best films of the year, the Paul Greengrass-directed, Tom Hanks-starring "Captain Phillips," a film that manages to combine the dynamics of human...
| 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...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:58 PM
Sylvester Stallone takes a few beatings and hunts for that one epic brawl with a bad guy, a guard played by Vinnie Jones. Arnold Schwarzenegger finally speaks his native German in a Hollywood film in long, deranged rant,...
| 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 11, 2013
| 10:12 AM
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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:20 PM
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....
| 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 11, 2013
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...