| Dec 23, 2013
| 1:30 PM
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-...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 12:59 PM
Director and former documentarian Paul Greengrass has consistently demonstrated a knack for fact-based dramas, including "Bloody Sunday," "United 93" and his latest film, "Captain Phillips."
The latter film, starring Tom Hanks and based on the real-life...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor will hold its 23rd annual movie screening on Oct. 10 at the Lido Theatre, according to past president Bob Wood.
The featured movie is "Captain Phillips," which will be shown at 7 p.m. "Captain Phillips" is a...
| 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....
| Sep 28, 2013
| 3:10 PM
NEW YORK--Just before director Paul Greengrass and star Tom Hanks unveiled their new verite thriller "Captain Phillips" at the New York Film Festival on Friday night, they made an unusual introduction.
"Many of the crew of the Maersk Alabama,"--...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Hijacking the box office crown from "Captain Phillips," Warner Bros.' 3D space phenom "Gravity" is expected to land in the $30 million range this weekend, beating Sony's adult-targeted wide release, which should land somewhere in the low-$20 millions...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:09 AM
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...
| 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 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 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...
| 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...