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Somalia

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  • Security cameras capture terror of Kenya mall attack

    The gunmen appear calm, almost nonchalant as they saunter through a Kenyan shopping mall firing automatic rifles. Terrified shoppers dive for cover as bullets streak by. Security camera video obtained by CNN from the Westgate mall in Nairobi provides...
  • Searching for the truth in a true story

    Searching for the truth in a true story
    At the end of "Captain Phillips," Tom Hanks ventures into an extraordinarily raw and anguished place as a performer, pouring out a load of emotion once his character — U.S. Merchant Marine cargo ship commander Richard Phillips, who matched wits with...
  • 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...
  • Somali actor Barkhad Abdi makes most of his chance in 'Captain Phillips'

    Somali actor Barkhad Abdi makes most of his chance in 'Captain Phillips'
    Barkhad Abdi is used to finding his way in strange new places: At age 7, he moved with his family from war-torn Somalia to Yemen, where he learned Arabic on the soccer field. At 14, he moved to Minneapolis and learned English from Jay-Z songs and...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 'Gravity' No. 1 again; 'Captain Phillips' sails to 2nd place

    Nothing blocked the orbit of "Gravity" at the box office this weekend. The 3-D space drama was No. 1 for a second weekend, collecting an impressive $44.3 million, according to an estimate from distributor Warner Bros. That means its ticket sales dropped...
  • 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,...
  • '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 —...
  • Casting directors often play a starring role

    "I broke her down and had her do it again and again, saying 'Go deeper, go deeper,' until she was worn out emotionally. Then I asked how she felt, and she said she understood that [an abusive slave owner] could take her body but not her soul, and she...
  • 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...