Is Captain Phillips a case where bigger, louder -- and since it's Paul Greengrass, shakier -- is actually better? And do the film's pirates rise above being caricatured villains to represent the real Somalian men who turn to this high risk/high reward way of life?
Two-time Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks has made a career out of playing ordinary men thrown in to extraordinary circumstances whether it's a FedEx emp...
"People ask me all of the time if I have a hobby. I thought I didn't, but I was wrong. I do have one and it's bathing. That's my hobby. ... And since I'm a professional daydreamer, this is practically like being on the job."
Based on the title character's book recalling the 2009 incident -- in which an American cargo vessel in the Indian Ocean was captured by four Somali pirates -- Captain Phillips puts you right in the middle of the action and never lets you go.
What you're seeing is the Russian Special Forces response to a peaceful protest. Peaceful activism is crucial when governments around the world have failed to respond to dire scientific warnings about the consequences of climate change in the Arctic and elsewhere.
The committee's decision is indeed a reflection of Alfred Nobel's thinking when he established the Nobel Peace Prize more than a century ago as a reward for working toward peace.
I've changed sides in the carnival world, I've gone from "ride jockey" running rides to "jointee," working games.
This liquor has thus proved a fertile breeding ground for myths, which have taken root and spread.
There's a thriving scene for historical and contemporary sea music, with festivals all over. Here in the U.S., the premiere festival is at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, and last month my band Ocean Celtic was lucky enough to play there and meet many of the great sea music performers.
I saw "The Lone Ranger" on Saturday with an overflow crowd at the Academy (AMPAS). It ran some two hours and twenty minutes...and rides into the nat...
A Hijacking is a film about a freighter taken over by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean and the painful, drawn-out negotiations between the pirates and the CEO of the Danish company that owns the ship, with the terrified crew reduced to little more than bargaining chips.
humanitarian worker Jessica Buchanan endured this reality of imminent death during her three-month kidnapping by Somali pirates. Her book describes in amazing detail, day by day, minute by minute, her horrific ordeal.
Cyclones and centuries have worn away many of the well-aged engravings on the stone markers.
The usual gang of idiots over at MAD Magazine have set their sights on the world of animation for their next issue and asked us if we'd share this preview of the list.
Yusef is part of an entire generation of Somalis lost in a world that has forgotten them. I started my film trying to tell the story of the pirates, which continue to this day, but soon realized the real story was of the pain of the Somali people.
Thirty feet below the surface of the Chagres River lay the remains of one of the most important battles in pirate history: an encounter between the Spanish Empire and the greatest buccaneer leader of all time, Captain Henry Morgan.