What's New in Theaters: October 11, 2013

By Joe Robberson on
(L-R) Alexa Vega in Machete Kills, Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips, Hailee Steinfeld in Romeo & Juliet. (Photos by: Open Road Films (II) | Columbia Pictures | Relativity Media)Captain PhillipsDirected by Paul GreengrassStarring: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal AhmedThe story of the 2009 hijacking of the container ship Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates as told by Black Hawk Down director Paul Greengrass is one of the top action dramas of the year. Tom Hanks is in desperation...Read Full Story

Zimbio Review - All Aboard 'Captain Phillips'!

By Joe Robberson on
(Columbia)Long story short: Captain Phillips combines two kinds of action movies—a heist gone wrong at sea and a special ops rescue mission. Either one would be worth seeing.Captain Phillips will remind you of: Zero Dark Thirty, Green Zone, Black Hawk Down, United 93, Air Force One, Die HardReview: Featuring a frantic performance from Tom Hanks and a quartet of the best villains of the year, Captain Phillips is action suspense incarnate from start to finish. And it is the finish you'll admire...Read Full Story

'Captain Phillips' Trailer: Get Ready to See Tom Hanks Back in the Awards Race

By JJ Duncan on
Let the awards race begin! Due out in early October, aka early Awards Season, Captain Phillips finds Tom Hanks playing rea-life Captain Richard Phillips, who kept the crew of the Maersk Alabama safe long enough for the U.S. Navy Seals to hatch a plan that involved sniping three Somali pirates at the same time. It's pretty much a dream project for director Paul Greengrass, best known for his work on the Bourne movies. Watch him ratchet up the tension in the trailer below.Read Full Story