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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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    This Weekend: Don't Miss Riveting 'Captain Phillips'; Plus Disney Nightmare 'Escape from Tomorrow' and Franco's Faulkner Arrive

    The film to see this weekend is Paul Greengrass' breathless, beyond-intense thriller "Captain Phillips," anchored by knockout performances by veteran Tom Hanks and newcomer Barkhad Abdi. Based on the real-life saga of a cargo ship captain held hostage by Somali pirates, the film is cruising into awa...

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    Retrospective: The Films Of Paul Greengrass

    “I really do believe, with a great, great passion, in the possibility of really good films being made at scale and in the mainstream,” Paul Greengrass said to Empire, rather ironically on the occasion of the release of his least financially successful Hollywood film, 2010’s “Green Zone.” But it outl...

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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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    10 Films To See In October

    You could be inclined to believe October is just like any other month, especially since there’s only one major horror movie set for wide release to scare your pants off on Halloween. Sadly this must-see slate of ten won’t sate your bloodlust, but it does feature awards-contenders, smart indies and s...

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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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    The 8 Indie Films You Must See This October (Which Is Shaping Up To Be One of the Best Months For Film In a Very Long Time)

    Today marks the start of what could truly one of the best months for moviegoing... ever? Week after week, some of the best films off this year's film festival circuit --whether Cannes or Toronto or Sundance or Berlin or the ongoing New York Film Festival -- will hit theaters, bringing with them a co...

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    Review Roundup UPDATE: 'Captain Phillips' a Gripping Thriller with Outstanding Performance by Tom Hanks (NEW TRAILER)

    Reviews continue to roll in for Paul Greengrass' "Captain Phillips," following its New York Film Festival premiere. The breathless thriller stars Tom Hanks in the title role as a real-life cargo ship captain contending with Somali pirates. Check out the critical reactions, plus the new trailer for t...

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    New York Film Festival (NYFF) Review: Captain Phillips

    The New York Film Festival (Sept. 27-Oct.13) is going on now. Los Angeles' own Rose Kuo (formerly director of the AFI FIlm Festival) has notched it up this year as our local newspaper L.A. Times has pointed out to us in perhaps a somewhat condescending way. NYFF was never a "quaint a...

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