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  • '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 —...
  • Leaps of faith and appetites for work attract Tom Hanks

    Leaps of faith and appetites for work attract Tom Hanks
    In 1979, when Tom Hanks was just another struggling New York actor, he withdrew a biography of Walt Disney from the public library and found himself fascinated by the animator's story, in particular his tenaciousness in the face of early professional...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • Billy Ray Cyrus defends Miley on 'Arsenio'

    Billy Ray Cyrus defends Miley on 'Arsenio'
    Billy Ray Cyrus was nowhere to be seen on the MTV mini-documentary "Miley: The Movement" that aired Wednesday night. But Miley's dad was on "Arsenio" on Thursday night, and he revealed that he's a proud, proud papa. In fact, he suggested that Miley's...
  • Selena Gomez reportedly denied Russian visa over LGBT issues

    Selena Gomez reportedly denied Russian visa over LGBT issues
    Selena Gomez has canceled a series of her concerts in Eastern Europe after reportedly being denied a visa by Russia. The pop star/actress had to cancel concerts in Belarus set for Friday and additional stops in Ukraine and the entire Russian leg of...
  • 'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields

     'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields
    "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" became the best picture front-runners after flooring audiences at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, and little has changed in the ensuing weeks. Naturally, then, given their estimable craft, both movies are also...
  • BAFTA 2014: The complete winners/nominees list

    BAFTA 2014: The complete winners/nominees list
    BEST FILM "12 Years a Slave" WINNER "American Hustle" "Captain Phillips" "Gravity" "Philomena" OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM "Gravity" WINNER "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" "Philomena" "Rush" "Saving Mr. Banks" "The Selfish Giant"' OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY...
  • Idris Elba reveals he was a drug dealer and other secrets in GQ

    Idris Elba reveals he was a drug dealer and other secrets in GQ
    Idris Elba isn't afraid of his shadowy past. Actually, the actor seems to find revealing his secrets cathartic, as noted in his profile for GQ's October issue. The 41-year-old British actor rose to fame as a drug kingpin on HBO's critically acclaimed...
  • Oscar race up in air as 'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' '12 Years' log wins

     Oscar race up in air as 'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' '12 Years' log wins
    When Oscar nominations were announced last week, "Gravity" and "American Hustle" led the field, each winning 10. "12 Years a Slave" was right behind them with nine nominations. Then "Hustle" won the Screen Actors Guild Award for ensemble last Saturday,...
  • Writers Guild of America: Companies Seeking $60 Million in Rollbacks (EXCLUSIVE)

    Setting the stage for contentious bargaining, leaders of the Writers Guild of America have told members that production companies are proposing $60 million in rollbacks at upcoming negotiations. The letter, sent Thursday by negotiating committee co-...
  • Oscar-Nominated Dramas Confound Hollywood's Liberation-Story Formulas

    Oscar voters have traditionally loved liberation stories, uplifting tales of the oppressed throwing off their shackles. In this season's contending scripts, though, the power relationships are more tangled and the stories lack such cathartic retribution....