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Maersk Alabama Hijacking (2009)

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  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • 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

    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...
  • '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...
  • Reel Critics: 'Runner' runs out of steam

    Reel Critics: 'Runner' runs out of steam
    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...
  • 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...
  • When movies don't let the facts get in the way of a good story

    When movies don't let the facts get in the way of a good story
    It may not be factual, but it's truthful. It's an argument that wouldn't survive in a court of law and would spark derision in a presidential debate. But when it comes to movies, it's vital guidance, especially when so many of 2013's Oscar-...
  • New releases: 'Captain Phillips' puts you on the boat in a hijacking

    Captain Phillips Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $40.99 Available on VOD beginning Jan. 21 The true story of the hijacking of the freighter Maersk Alabama becomes a refreshingly original action movie in "Captain Phillips," a Paul Greengrass-directed, Billy...
  • Kenneth Turan recommends: 'Captain Phillips'

    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...
  • '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...