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    Disney in the News, from 90th Birthday Bash to Controversial 'Escape from Tomorrow' and Oscar Contender 'Saving Mr. Banks' (VIDEO)

    Disney takes its 90th birthday celebration to Chicago, burnishes the animation mogul's legacy with "Mary Poppins" backstory and would-be Oscar contender "Saving Mr. Banks," and ignores controversial guerilla Disney filmmaker Randy Moore's "Escape from Tomorrow." Will they sue?

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    Review: 'Toy Story Of Terror!' Is A Hauntingly Great Halloween Special

    When development began on what would eventually become "Toy Story," back in the early '90s, the project was not envisioned as the first-ever fully computer-generated animated feature. No, back then Disney and Pixar's goal was more modest: it would be a television special, timed to Christmas and base...

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    'Captain Phillips' Opens Well Against Mighty 'Gravity' at Number One

    Two well-reviewed, high-quality films -- "Gravity" and "Captain Phillips" -- lead the Top 10 this weekend with impressive numbers. The studios, building on such late 2012 successes as "Argo," "Lincoln" and "The Life of Pi," are continuing to push a small number of awards-targeted quality projects at...

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    Captain Phillips

    Director Paul Greengrass and cinematographer Barry Ackroyd create a vivid, insider’s look at life at sea and how a crew of twenty did their best to elude their would-be captors.

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    Review: Paul Greengrass' Harrowing, Absorbing Thriller 'Captain Phillips' Starring Tom Hanks

    Comparing oranges and apples tends not to be conducive to any critical discourse, but to get something off my chest that I can’t shake (and hopefully provides some convincing context), in the fall sweepstakes to create the most gripping, immersive and emotionally resonant survival tale, Paul Greengr...

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    Immersed in Movies: Greengrass and Hanks Talk Moments of Crisis in 'Captain Phillips'

    Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks discuss authenticity and emotional truth in the fact-based high-seas drama, "Captain Phillips."

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    Review: 'Captain Phillips,' Starring Tom Hanks And Directed By Paul Greengrass, Is a Proficient Thriller With a Sly Political Agenda

    The saga of Captain Richard Phillips, the Massachusetts seafarer kidnapped by four Somali pirates during a routine cargo ship gig in 2009, took place under media scrutiny and played out like a high seas suspense movie unfolding in real time. Plans for a feature-length adaptation were inevitable as s...

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    Watch: Tom Hanks Gets Taken In 3 New Clips From 'Captain Phillips'

    While "Gravity" is undoubtedly a gripping experience, there are some of us at The Playlist that might argue that Paul Greengrass' "Captain Phillips" is just as harrowing, thrilling and nerve-wracking as Alfonso Cuaron's space spectacle. Either way, if you can make one of the advance screenings this ...

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    Review: Greengrass Turns Screws with Intense Real-Life Thriller 'Captain Phillips,' Starring Oscar-Contender Hanks

    Given that Captain Richard Phillips turned up at the L.A. premiere on Skype and wrote the memoir on which this adventure is based, it is not news that he survived. But Tom Hanks' extraordinary acting in the last few scenes, from when he's bound and trapped at gunpoint in a bobbing claustrophobic lif...

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    Watch: Tom Hanks Locks Down The Bridge In 2 Tense Clips From 'Captain Phillips'

    Breathtakingly harrowing, impossibly tense, white-knuckled, tremendous....in our New York Film Festival review of "Captain Phillips," we certainly weren't short of the superlatives for the latest thriller from Paul Greengrass. After some taut trailers the first real clip from the movie has arrived t...

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