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Maersk Alabama Hijacking (2009)

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  • 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...
  • 'Captain Phillips': Tom Hanks on 'skinniest, scariest' co-stars

    When Tom Hanks first encountered his "Captain Phillips" co-stars Barkhad Abdi, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M. Ali and Barkhad Abdirahman, he didn't get to shake their hands or exchange pleasantries; instead, he found himself staring down the barrels of their AK-...
  • Tom Hanks to play the captain rescued from Somali pirates

     
    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...
  • Paul Greengrass considers a Tom Hanks drama and a Formula One racing movie

     
    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...
  • The price of piracy

    The price of piracy
    First off, it just has to be said: Nice shooting, SEALs. Simultaneously hitting and instantly killing three partly obscured pirates who were holding guns on an American hostage -- and doing it after nightfall, from the deck of a ship in choppy seas --...
  • Pirate's day in court: 'The rule of law'

     
    by Mark Silva A captured pirate gets his first day in federal court today, but who will ahrrrrg-ue his case? This is part of that "rule of law'' that President Barack Obama was talking about in his appearance at the......
  • Pirate-held cap't: Military escorts needed

     
    by Mark Silva Heroes walk the halls of the Capitol. We're not talking about John Kerry here. We're talking about Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger, who saved dozens of people when he glide-landed his goose-stricken airliner on the Hudson River. He came......
  • Lauer Gets Pirate Captain Phillips

     
    Yes, Matt got Capt. Richard Phillips. NBC just sent quotes and he told Matt, "I didn't think I'd ever get out of that boat" - referring to the craft he was on that was towed by the U.S.S. Bainbridge.......