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Captain Phillips

The Real ‘Captain Phillips’ Discusses Piracy, Hollywood, Getting Back To Work

By Patricia Sheridan, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette His 2010 book, “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS and Dangerous Days,” was turned into the film “Captain Phillips,” which earned six Oscar nominations and starred Tom Hanks. Richard Phillips, 58, says having his ship, the Maersk Alabama, hijacked by Somali pirates was the most terrifying situation he had experienced […]

March 19, 2014

‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity’ Lead Crowded Oscars Race

Los Angeles (AFP) – Crime caper “American Hustle” and 3D space spectacular “Gravity” topped the Oscars nominations list Thursday with 10 each, leading a crowded field of contenders for Hollywood’s most coveted honors. Historical drama “12 Years a Slave” was close behind with nine nominations in a year chock full of critically acclaimed movies, leaving […]

January 16, 2014