Captain Phillips : now in theaters !
October 11, 2013 - 1 comment
This is the big day! Captain Phillips is hitting the big screen today in the United States and Canada!
The movie is based on Richard Phillips's memoir A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea. Director Paul Greengrass (Bloody Sunday, United 93...) is at the helm of this picture written by Billy Ray (Hart's War, Flightplan, State of Play…) and produced by the team behind The Social Network, that is to say Scott Rudin, Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Kevin Spacey.
Tom Hanks, who's been unanimously acclaimed by the critics for his performance and especially for the last ten minutes of the movie, is joined by four first-time Somali actors. The first time he met them in person was while shooting the hijacking scene in Malta. The movie was mainly shot at sea at the large of Malta, on a real cargo ship, the Maersk Alexander, a exact replica of the Maersk Alabama on which these real events occured back in 2009.
Captain Phillips currently has a 93% rating on RottenTomatoes with over a hundred reviews... According to many of them, it is a serious contender for the upcoming award season and it may well earn Tom Hanks his sixth Oscar nomination.
If you live in the United Kingdom, you've got one more week to wait to see it, as it will be released on October 18!
This is the true story of Capt. Richard Phillips, the leader of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama, who gave himself up as a hostage to Somali pirates to keep his crew from having to leave the ship with them. After three days alone with the armed pirates in a small lifeboat, Phillips was saved by Navy SEALS who staged a raid that left three captors dead and another in custody.
You can take a look at the movie stills, posters, and shooting photos of the movie in the gallery. We've got trailers, sneak preview, clips, making-ofs, movie premiere videos and press junket interviews in our videos. You can also read press articles and numerous reviews about the movie and several Tom Hanks's interviews.
Tom Hanks on Letterman and other interviews
October 08, 2013 - 1 comment
That's an event you never want to miss: Tom Hanks was on The Late Show With David Letterman last night to promote Captain Phillips which will hit theaters this friday. Based on all his previous appearances on the talk show, it's a well-known fact that Tom Hanks always gives an entertaining interview while chatting with David Letterman. He did it again last night! We've added the 23-minute interveiw in our video (it may take a while to load), as well as his appearance on the morning show Live with Kelly & Michael.
Tom Hanks also paid The Nerdist a second visit for another one-hour interview. He was also on NPR's Fresh Air with director Paul Greengrass. You can listen to both of these interviews in our audio clips.
Mark your calendar: Tom Hanks will be on The Colbert Report on October 9 (tomorrow, that is). The show airs on Comedy Central at 11:30pm / 10:30 Central.
Captain Phillips : B-Roll, extracts & press junket...
October 06, 2013 - 0 comment
We're less than a week away from the opening of Captain Phillips in North America. And it will open the 57th BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday. There's a lot of buzz around this movie and we can feel it.
We've added around thirty new videos featuring Tom Hanks, starting with a dozen interviews from the red carpet at the New York Film Festival. Since then, two more movie premieres of Captain Phillips took place that Tom Hanks attended. One was in Los Angeles on September 30 and the other was in Washington, DC on October 2. Interviews made at these premieres have also been added to our videos.
An exclusive sneak preview released by Sony Pictures aired during the series finale of Breaking Bad last Sunday. It's a thrilling 2-minute trailer for what could become Tom Hanks's most talked about movie and performance. We also added a 7-minute video that takes you behind-the-scene of the filming of Captain Phillips. You'll see that this was actually filmed at sea.
Sony Pictures released five clips from the movie. Four of them could almost follow each other to show the pirates's attack on the cargo ship until they take control. The last one show how Captain Phillips got tricked into remaining in the lifeboat.