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The UnPopular Opinion: Captain Phillips

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** As we near Independence Day here in the United...
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07.02.2015
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Cool Videos: 2014's Best Picture nominess reenacted by children

Last year, we shared with you a video of children reenacting the 2013 Best Picture nominees . This year, we have the latest version featuring all of this year's Oscar nominees, including GRAVITY, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, HER, and more. I didn't think there was a way to pull off kids performing scenes from DJANGO UNCHAINED, but then I saw this video. There is a much darker...
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02.20.2014
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Paul Greengrass may direct an adaptation of David Ignatius' The Director

Paul Greengrass is one of those directors that you see attached to several different projects that unfortunately don't wind up panning out. Most recently the director dropped out of Aaron Sorkin 's CHICAGO 7 biopic then it was rumored that he was in line to take on Stephen King 's THE STAND. We've still got no confirmation on the latter. After great success with CAPTAIN...
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01.15.2014
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The UnPopular Opinion: Top 5 Overrated Movies of 2013

Well Schmoes, as 2013 draws to a close we reflect on a year of ups and downs at the movies, both critically and financially. There were some surprises in regards to which highly anticipated movies lived up to their trailers and marketing as well as some dark horses that came out of nowhere to really steal the show. But, if there is one thing for certain, there are always movies that are...
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12.19.2013
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Paul Greengrass issues a statement regarding claims that Captain Phillips is not an accurate adaptation

It recently came to light that certain individuals involved with the pirate incident that Paul Greengrass ' CAPTAIN PHILLIPS is based on do not feel the story is portrayed accurately . The Tom Hanks movie is based on the book by the real CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, Richard Phillips. The allegations are not something new for any movie based on a true story, especially one as politically...
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10.18.2013
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Top 10 Good Movies with Bad Titles

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS hits theaters today and while I thought it was a great movie, it is going to have trouble drawing audiences because of the awful title. The more direct MACHETE KILLS tells you exactly what it is about while the Tom Hanks drama sounds like a working title. But, it will not be the first good movie to be saddled with an awful title. Here are the Top 10 movies that earned...
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10.11.2013
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Review: Captain Phillips

PLOT: The true story of Richard Phillips ( Tom Hanks ) who-as the captain of the merchant marine vessel the Maersk Alabama- was taken hostage by Somali Pirates. REVIEW: CAPTAIN PHILLIPS is vintage Tom Hanks . By that I mean that CAPTAIN PHILLIPS proves, now and forever, that despite a series of underwhelming movies (THE DAVINCI CODE, ANGELS & DEMONS, LARRY CROWNE) Tom...
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10.10.2013
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The Good, The Bad and the Badass: Tom Hanks

Last week, we took at look at the career of big-screen alpha-male Sean Connery . While nowhere near the macho tough guy Connery is, this week's subject is just as much of an icon in his own way, with a career as a leading man that goes back thirty years... Tom Hanks Tom Hanks has been called our generation's James Stewart in that more than any...
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10.07.2013
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Pirates attack Tom Hanks in these intense clips from Paul Greengrass' Captain Phillips

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS is exactly what a movie should be like that is based on a true story. Many knew of the events that occurred when Richard Phillips' ship was boarded by Somali pirates in 2009. As the story was international news, it almost seems hard to make a compelling film. But, Paul Greengrass has done here the same thing he did with UNITED 93 and made a film that almost feels...
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10.01.2013
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New pulse-pounding trailer for Tom Hanks starrer Captain Phillips

If you happened to watching the finale of Breaking Bad last night (which by all good graces you should've been) then you may have caught this new trailer/preview for the new Paul Greengrass thriller CAPTAIN PHILLIPS starring Tom Hanks . I missed it as I was fast-forwarding through commercials at mach speed, but after seeing the trailer, I think I could've carved out two...
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09.30.2013
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Tom Hanks has to deal with a piracy situation in the second trailer for Captain Phillips

The first trailer for CAPTAIN PHILLIPS gave us surface details on the true life experience of Captain Richard Phillips. Now in the second trailer what we once thought was intense, is now preying on our every claustrophobic fear. I think if you weren't sold on the first trailer this one will certainly reel you in: There's talk out there that this is potential Oscar bait,...
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08.07.2013
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Tom Hanks has been hijacked! Check out the trailer for the Paul Greengrass thriller Captain Phillips

The first trailer for CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, the true-life tale of the captain in charge of a hijacked cargo ship, starring Tom Hanks , has arrived. Call it The Bourne Hijacking (or Zero Dark Hijacking), but with a lot less fisticuffs and shootouts. Okay, it really doesn't have anything to do with the BOURNE films other than the fact that the director of the last two films, Paul Greengrass , is...
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05.08.2013
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