Captain Phillips

We Finally Know How ‘True’ ‘Captain Phillips’ and ‘Spotlight’ Are, Thanks to New Infographic

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by Emma Stefansky November 28, 2016 @ 5:56 PM
Sony
One of the biggest questions a director or a screenwriter asks him or herself before starting work on any kind of “true story” movie is: how much of the truth do I keep, how much do I toss, and how much do I tweak a little bit? Real life, as you may know, isn’t like the movies, and sometimes stuff just… happens. While it may be full of good stories, life isn’t subject to neat plot arcs, which can be pretty irritating when you’re trying to fit it into a two-hour movie. Which is why, sometimes, moviemakers like to fudge things a little bit. Have you ever been to the movies and asked yourself, I wonder if it actually happened this way? Now, with a handy new infographic, we can know for sure.

Watch Kids Reenact the 2014 Oscar Nominees, Including '12 Years a Slave'

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by Nick Romano February 20, 2014 @ 10:14 AM
YouTube
If you haven't seen any of the 2014 Oscar nominated films, like 'American Hustle' or '12 Years a Slave,' have no fear. The folks at CineFix and Mom.me and their talented kid performers have come together to reenact the most praised films of the past year.

2014 Oscar Nominations Announced! 'American Hustle' and 'Gravity' Lead With Ten Each

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by ScreenCrush Staff January 16, 2014 @ 7:20 AM
AMPAS
The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced this morning by 'Thor 2' star Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. So who are the 2014 Oscar nominees? Who were the big surprises and the big snubs? Find out!

The Next 'Boardwalk Empire'? HBO Developing F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Last Tycoon'

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 19, 2013 @ 1:33 PM
Paramount
HBO previously took us to the 1920s East Coast for all the booze and bullets of 'Boardwalk Empire,' but will its next great drama switch sides? 'The Hunger Games' and 'Captain Phillips' screenwriter Billy Ray has been tasked to develop an HBO series around 'Great Gatsby' writer F. Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished work 'The Last Tycoon,' but how far along is the project?

Hanks For the Memories: The 10 Best Tom Hanks Performances of All-Time

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by Jacob Hall October 8, 2013 @ 1:06 PM
20th Century Fox/Touchstone Pictures/Universal Pictures
Everyone loves Tom Hanks. That's not an opinion. That's science.
Since Tom Hanks is the kind of actor who never gives a bad performance, narrowing down his entire career to a top 10 is easier said than done. However, with 'Captain Phillips' just about...

'Captain Phillips' Trailer Showcases Heart-Pumping New Footage Ahead of IMAX Release

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by Nick Romano September 30, 2013 @ 11:15 AM
Sony
http://youtu.be/JvvcNZ5hZLM
Tom Hanks is sure to earn himself an Oscar nomination for his performance in director Paul Greengrass' 'Captain Phillips,' and the new trailer previews his riveting portrayal in this true-to-life tale of a captain facing Somali pirates.

'Captain Phillips' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman September 27, 2013 @ 4:13 PM
Sony Pictures
With piracy drama 'Captain Phillips,' Paul Greengrass ('Bloody Sunday,' 'United 93') has defended his ground as the go-to man for tragic, reality-based pressure-cooker films. The dude really knows how to get your palms sweaty, even when you kinda-sorta know how things are going to end up. Note to self: don't take your cargo ship through the Somali Basin if you don't have to.
Greengrass is also the director of the best two 'Bourne' movies ('Supremacy' and 'Ultimatum') and just as Matt Damon glided through those films as the steely, mixed-martial killing machine, Tom Hanks' center-seat performance here is a master class in keeping it cool.

The ScreenCrush 2013 Fall Movie Preview!

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by Jacob Hall August 27, 2013 @ 12:56 PM
Marvel/Paramount Pictures/Warner Bros.
Summer is over and, as Ned Stark would say, winter is coming. But, there's no reason to despair: the best stretch of the year for movies is right around the corner. The summer may offer the year's biggest films, but the fall tends to offer the best...

'Captain Phillips' Trailer: Tom Hanks Fights Off Pirates

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by Damon Houx August 7, 2013 @ 6:43 PM
Sony
Tom Hanks has two big starring roles this fall, one in 'Captain Phillips' another in 'Saving Mr. Banks.' He once won Best Actor Oscars in consecutive years, perhaps this year he'll be nominated twice. Here's the latest trailer for 'Phillips,' which shows more of the scope of the film.