“Captain Phillips” Up For Six Oscars – Update

Update: "Captain Phillips" unfortunately walked away with no Oscars wins tonight. Update from original article posted January 16, 2014 The blockbuster film "Captain Phillips" is up for a total of 6 Oscars at the 86th Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for the first-time Somali actor who played the pirate leader, Muse. "Captain Phillips", … [Read more...]

Captain Phillips Movie Hero or Lawsuit Villian?

By Paul M. Barrett, Bloomberg The big movie this weekend is the well-reviewed Captain Phillips, a high-seas piracy drama based on a 2009 hijacking in which Tom Hanks plays the eponymous Richard Phillips. In real life, some of Phillips’s former crew members are complaining about how Hollywood told their story. The unhappy seamen allege that the filmmakers, in their … [Read more...]

‘Captain Phillips’ Torn From the Headlines, But Tells an Old Story

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Paul Greengrass' new thriller, "Captain Phillips," is torn from the headlines, but the British director sees the story of an American ship captain's ordeal with Somali pirates as a timeless tale of poverty-stricken criminals and a run-in with the law. "These young men get involved for the same reason that young men got … [Read more...]

‘Captain Phillips’ Star Abdi Finds A Risk Worth Taking In Debut

By Eric Kelsey BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct 8 (Reuters) - Barkhad Abdi, a tall wisp of a man with a narrow face and a wide grin, sat on the sofa in his hotel suite with one eye on the television and another on a view of the Hollywood Hills. The 28-year-old Somali-American, who had worked the past year at his brother's mobile phone store in Minneapolis, could hardly have … [Read more...]