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The Filmmaker and the Pirate Negotiator: A Curious Case

Thymaya Payne | Posted 02.26.2014 | Arts
Thymaya Payne

During the filming of my movie, I met Ishmael Ali, a Somali American pirate negotiator. Ali was dynamic and keen to do press.The only problem in this doc-film-fairytale is that my film wound up playing a part in the U.S. government's decision that Ali was not just a pirate negotiator, but also an actual pirate.

5 Reasons to Hate-Watch the Golden Globes

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jeff Sorensen

Naturally, some film and television is better than others, and some shouldn't be nominated but are, and others aren't nominated when they should. It's all insane, but let's talk about it because it's fun!

One More List Of 2013's Best Movies

Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Christopher Rosen

As it has been written, 2013 was a pretty great year for movies. So great, in fact, that a simple top-10 list seems inadequate at best and incomplete at worst. As such, here's my list of the 29 best movies of 2013, a surfeit of titles that still manages to leave off pretty good movies like "Fruitvale Station," "Man of Steel," "Prisoners," "The Place Beyond The Pines," "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "The To-Do List," all the Scarlett Johansson parts in "Don Jon" ...

Matthew Jacobs

17 Best Movie Moments Of 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.23.2013 | Entertainment

From the breathtaking 17-minute opening of "Gravity" to the uplifting "Let It Go" sequence from "Frozen," 2013 came with an abundance of unforgettable...

Surprise SAG Award Nominee: 'This Is A Really Good Day'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

The 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations included some big-name snubs, but also some great surprises. Take Barkhad Abdi, the 28-year-old Somali...

Christopher Rosen

The 17 Best Movies Of 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

The first film released in 2013 was "Texas Chainsaw 3D"; it does not appear on this list of the year's best movies. Represented here, however, is the ...

Every Movie Trailer Of 2013 In One Spot

Posted 12.04.2013 | Entertainment

Much in the way DJ Earworm produces his yearly "United State of Pop" mashup, one industrious YouTube user has brought us a supercut of every movie tra...

The Backstory of Somali Pirates Does Not Fit Neatly on the Big Screen

Mohamed Abdulkadir Ali | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Mohamed Abdulkadir Ali

Captain Phillips is a cinematic feat of suspense: masterfully directed, superbly acted and beautifully executed. It is a thrilling and compelling ride into a harrowing journey through the pirate infested waters of Somalia.

Dadaab: The Clock is Ticking

Thymaya Payne | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Thymaya Payne

If Dadaab were actually counted as a city, it would be Kenya's third or fourth most populous. Yet it's not counted; it doesn't exist. It's a liminal space, neither here nor there, and its inhabitants exist between worlds interminably.

Why Do Left Wing Stars Make Right Wing Movies? Or, What's Wrong With Captain Phillips

Elizabeth Tannen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Tannen

What we should be scrutinizing is why American audiences will only stomach stories with dark faces if it's a white one that saves the day. We must ask that people like Tom Hanks and Paul Greengrass, people who have leverage in Hollywood, demand better.

Mallika Rao

Why Are There Suddenly So Many Movies About Somali PIrates?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mallika Rao | Posted 10.26.2013 | Arts

After armed men off the Nigerian coast took two seafarers hostage this week, CNN declared the Gulf of Guinea the new “piracy hotspot" -- second to t...

Attack of the Alien Armchair: The Adventure of the New "Luxury" Movie Seats

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 12.25.2013 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

What's next? Chaise lounges in Carnegie Hall? Beds on Broadway? I couldn't help thinking, as I glanced around the darkened theater after the heart-pounding, climactic scene of Captain Phillips: Isn't this what it looked like right before the fall of the Roman Empire?

The MovieFilm Podcast: Captain Phillips, Carrie, and All Is Lost

Zaki Hasan | Posted 12.20.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The gang reconvenes this week to talk up the latest TV news, including the quickie cancellation of NBC's Ironside, and the Peacock's slow descent t...

Director Responds To 'Captain Phillips' Allegations

Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment

"Captain Phillips" director Paul Greengrass took time out of his Reddit Ask Me Anything session this week to respond to allegations from unnamed membe...

Christopher Rosen

One Reason Why 'Captain Phillips' Is So Tense

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment

"Captain Phillips," Paul Greengrass' true-life thriller, spends two hours tightening the screws on its title character, played with masterful ease by...

'Gravity' Continues To Attract Astronomical Box Office Numbers

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment

-- "Gravity" isn't leaving orbit. The Warner Bros. astronaut adventure starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney landed in the top spot at the box ...

Christopher Rosen

What Captain Phillips Thought Of 'Captain Phillips'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment

Outside of "Das Boot" and "Saving Private Ryan," Richard Phillips -- the captain of the Maersk Alabama who was kidnapped by Somali pirates in the spri...

Popcorn Preview: Captain Phillips

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Captain Phillips (2013) Cast includes: Tom Hanks (Saving Private Ryan), Catherine Keener (Into the Wild), Barkhad Abdi Screenplay: Billy Ray (T...

WATCH: The Real 'Captain Phillips': Tom Hanks Didn't Want To Hear Me Tell My Story

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The always chameleonic Tom Hanks becomes the leader of a ship taken hostage by Somali pirates in "Captain Phillips," the new film by Paul Greengrass t...

'Captain Phillips' Falls Short To 'Gravity'

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 12.13.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Gravity" won't be held down. The Warner Bros. astronaut adventure starring Sandra Bullock landed in the top...

ReThink Review: Captain Phillips -- 21st Century Piracy Ain't Jack Sparrow

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

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?

The Real Story Behind 'Captain Phillips'

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 10.11.2013 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Dramatic accounts of the Navy SEALs rescuing the captain of an American cargo ship made headlines around the world i...

Somali Actors Jumped In Ocean After Winning 'Captain Phillips' Roles

AP | JEFF BAENEN | Posted 10.11.2013 | Entertainment

MINNEAPOLIS -- MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Barkhad Abdi and three other amateur Somali actors from Minnesota learned they had won major roles in a new T...

Tom Hanks, Paul Greengrass on "Captain Phillips"

Zorianna Kit | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

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...

A New Chapter For Tom Hanks?

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- 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...