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Captain Phillips to open London Film Festival

Captain Phillips to open London Film Festival

Aug 1 2013, 10:06am CDT | by Bang Movies

Tom Hanks' 'Captain Phillips' will open the 57th annual BFI London Film Festival. The Paul Greengrass-directed drama - which is based on the real life 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship...

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Captain Phillips to open London Film Festival

Aug 1 2013, 10:06am CDT | by Bang Movies

Tom Hanks' 'Captain Phillips' will open the 57th annual BFI London Film Festival.

The Paul Greengrass-directed drama - which is based on the real life 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates - will kick off this year's film gala by holding its European premiere in London's Leicester Square on October 9.

Clare Stewart, the British Film Institute's head of exhibition, said: ''We are thrilled to be opening the BFI London Film Festival by welcoming Paul Greengrass - one of the great supporters of the BFI and British film - back to London for the European premiere of 'Captain Phillips'. Our festival audiences will be captivated by Greengrass's virtuoso filmmaking; 'Captain Phillips' is an intense, high-stakes drama, focusing on two men forced onto a collision course by global political forces much larger than themselves.

''Featuring spellbinding performances by Tom Hanks and four Somali-American actors (Barkhad Abdi, Faysal Ahmed, Barkhad Abdirahman and Mahat M. Ali), we are excited to be presenting this film as our opening night gala.''

Both Hanks and Greengrass are expected to attend the premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square.

The movie stars the two-time Oscar winner as Captain Richard Phillips, the commander of the hijacked vessel, who finds himself in a tense stand-off with Somali pirate Muse (Barkhad Abdi).

'Captain Phillips' was produced by Scott Rudin and the screenplay is based on the book, 'A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea', by the real-life Phillips.

This year's London Film Festival takes place between October 9 and 20.

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BACHELOR PARTY TV Series in the Works for ABC

Oct 21 2014 9:49pm CDT | Source: Collider

The film-to-TV trend continues with the 1984 comedy Bachelor Party.  Tom Hanks starred as the husband-to-be who has to survive the ultimate bachelor party while staying faithful to his fiancée.  This new rendition is only loosely based on the original narrative and will come in the format of a half-hour comedy anthology series geared towards examining relationships and the institution of marriage. ABC scored the show via a big put pilot commitment with ...
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Watch: EXCLUSIVE Clip of Hijack Thriller 'Default'

Oct 10 2014 5:58am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Shaky-cam, gun-wielding Somali pirates - no, this suspense-drenched clip isn't teasing the sequel to Captain Phillips.Instead, what is stirringly previewed is the similarly themed airplane-set thriller Default in which a group of Somali pirates hijacks the plane of an American news crew. The movie employs the "found footage" narrative device, meaning that this time there is a proper reason for the jiggling visuals. As some/most of you pro ...
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Watch: EXCLUSIVE Clip of Hijack Thriller 'Default'

Oct 7 2014 5:25pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Shaky-cam, gun-wielding Somali pirates - no, this suspense-drenched clip isn't teasing the sequel to Captain Phillips.Instead, what is stirringly previewed is the similarly themed airplane-set thriller Default in which a group of Somali pirates hijacks the plane of an American news crew. The movie employs the "found footage" narrative device, meaning that this time there is a proper reason fo ...
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Fox Developing BIG TV Show from ENLISTED Creators

Sep 30 2014 1:33pm CDT | Source: Collider

Mining familiar IP is not a new notion in the world of television, and fresh off the debut of its Batman semi-prequel series Gotham, Fox is now developing a Big TV show.  Deadline reports that Enlisted executive producers Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce have sold a half-hour comedy adaptation of Big to Fox that they will write and executive produce.  Loosely based on Penny Marshall’s classic 1988 film starring Tom Hank ...
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Ant Bully (Released in 2006) - Animation film - Voices by Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep and Paul Giamatti

Sep 7 2014 11:06am CDT | Source: classic english movies

Released in 2006, the Ant Bully is a computer animated movie produced by Tom Hanks. It is based on a children’s book of the same name. The movie has some big names who have lent their voice for the characters in the movie. These names include Julia Roberts, Nicholas Cage, Meryl Streep and Paul Giamatti.The movie is about a 10 year old kid named Lukas Nickle (voice of Zach Tyler), who gets beaten up by his neighborhood bullies all the time. To get his frustration out, he t ...
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The Making of the ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Movie, From the Book ‘Console Wars’

Sep 2 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

The 1993 Super Mario Bros movie is infamous for many reasons. Mostly, we know it because the film is based on a hugely popular video game property, and the resulting movie is so, so bad. It’s also significant because the film was such a miserable experience for everyone involved — most of all the people at Nintendo — that we’ve since been denied films based on some of Nintendo’s other fantastic properties. So, what ...
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