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Maersk Alabama Hijacking (2009)

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  • 'Captain Phillips': For Paul Greengrass, it was personal [video]

    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...
  • 'Captain Phillips' director: 'It was brutal' shooting at sea

    Hollywood wisdom advises never working with kids or animals. The cast and crew of "Captain Phillips" might add: Never shoot a feature film on open water. At theĀ Envelope Screening Series, director Paul Greengrass talked about the trials and tribulations...
  • 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...
  • Changing course put wind in the sails of 'Captain Phillips'

    Changing course put wind in the sails of 'Captain Phillips'
    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...
  • 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...
  • US Navy: Pirates Fire On US Helicopter

    US Navy: Pirates Fire On US Helicopter
    The U.S. Navy says one of its helicopters was fired on by Somali pirates holding a hijacked ship off the coast of Somalia. The Navy says the chopper was making a surveillance flight yesterday over the Taiwanese-flagged fishing vessel when the pirates...
  • 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......