'Phillips' is a new chapter in history for Hanks

October 09, 2013 - Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The birth of Tom Hanks, dramatic actor, happened during a table read on "Splash." As the smitten lead Allen Bauer in Ron Howard's 1984 film, Hanks began by going for laughs, an instinct from the sitcom "Bosom Buddies." "And it didn't go...

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Tom Hanks Goes Where Few Actors Have Dared in Captain Phillips

October 08, 2013 - Village Voice

Tom Hanks has built a career out of playing aggressively noble roles, so it's only natural to want to see him taken down a peg. But it's no fun to watch him suffer at the hands of Somali pirates in Paul Greengrass's true-life adventure Captain Phillips. Hanks plays the commander of...

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Tom Hanks Stuns In Paul Greengrass Film

October 08, 2013 - The Huffington Post

If you saw Paul Greengrass's "United 93," a terrifying depiction of one of the doomed flights on 9/11, you know this director can evoke a harrowing, real-life event like few others. In fact, you may not have recovered yet from the experience. So it's no surprise that...

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Tom Hanks Talks About 'Captain Phillips' and Somali Pirates

October 05, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal

Tom Hanks is not an actor one can comfortably imagine in a superhero costume. "He has made lasting, immortal characters out of ordinary men," says Paul Greengrass, who directed the 57-year-old in the new thriller, "Captain Phillips," due Oct. 11. In the film, Mr....

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Tom Hanks, Paul Greengrass navigate challenges of 'Captain Phillips'

October 04, 2013 - LA Times

Aboard the USS Truxtun last spring, Tom Hanks and director Paul Greengrass were about to shoot what they hoped would be a powerful scene in their new movie, "Captain Phillips," when a Navy captain intervened. "He said, 'You know that would never happen,'"...

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Tom Hanks Deals With Shooting in Real Time for ‘Captain Phillips’

October 01, 2013 - Variety

Tom Hanks has his sea legs, after being marooned in 2000′s “Cast Away.” But it wasn’t sea sickness that took its toll on the star of Sony’s upcoming “Captain Phillips.” It’s a story that operates in real time,” Hanks said at the...

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Captain Phillips, first review

September 28, 2013 - The Telegraph

British director Paul Greengrass has the rare gift of working with action-thriller material and making something cohesive, layered and complex from it. He did so superbly in United 93 and in his two Bourne films: and with Captain Phillips, an account of Somali pirates boarding an American cargo...

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Captain Phillips: Review

September 27, 2013 - Den of Geek

Captain Phillips is a white-knuckled rollercoaster from the director of the Bourne sequels. Yet, most impressively, it offers one of the best performances in Tom Hanks' career. Paul Greengrass, director of Captain Phillips, has become the cinematic chronicler of our time. He’s the...

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[NYFF Review] Captain Phillips

September 27, 2013 - The Film Stage

To draw an easy comparison, Captain Phillips is this year’s Argo. Ben Affleck‘s Best Picture winner, though a highly suspenseful thriller, was also one in which very few bad things actually happened. There’s no doubt it was a life-or-death situation for all involved, but, with...

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Tom Hanks Gives a Career-Best Performance in Moving, Tension-Filled True Story

September 27, 2013 - Film School Reject

Early on in Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips, the eponymous Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) reads an email advisory from Maersk, the multinational business conglomerate that owns his vessel, that includes detailed information about incidents of high seas piracy in the exact area his...

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