September 6, 2013 |
With most eyes looking for reviews of films premiering out of the Toronto International Film Festival over the next week, it was a surprise to some when reviews hit the Web on Friday morning of the upcoming action-drama "Captain Phillips," starring Tom Hanks and directed by Paul Greengrass. The film doesn't premiere until Sept. 27, when it opens the New York Film Festival, and hits the multiplexes on Oct. 11. The early screenings and reviews could be an attempt to briefly steal some of the Toronto films' limelight.
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July 17, 2013 |
Youths who vandalized the Crenshaw district and who police say may be responsible for a Hollywood robbery rampage have “hijacked” the message of George Zimmerman verdict protesters, a community leader said. “It's almost a year and a half that organizations have been constructive and positive and have been trying to send the right message for justice and fairness, and all of a sudden you have people take it into their hands and taint that,” said Earl Ofari Hutchinson, president of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable.
July 5, 2013 |
It's not that unusual for there to be two movies coming out in a relatively short time frame that deal with similar stories. There's the most recent example of "White House Down" and "Olympus Has Fallen," but then also the strange twins of "Armageddon" and "Deep Impact" or "Capote" and "Infamous. " So the Danish film "A Hijacking," currently in theaters, deals with the negotiations over a shipping vessel taken over by Somali pirates. The upcoming "Captain Phillips," starring Tom Hanks and directed by "United 93" and "Bourne" series director Paul Greengrass, is likely to be both a commercial hit and an awards contender.
July 3, 2013
"A Hijacking" is as lean, focused and to the point as its title. A cargo ship is hijacked in the middle of the Indian Ocean, and this expertly done, ultra-tense Danish thriller places you in the middle of the action in the most intense way. Gripping from first frame to last, the film unfolds on two fronts: the vessel, of course, but also in the Copenhagen offices of the company that owns it, where the firm's chief executive, Peter Ludvigsen (Soren Malling),...
June 23, 2013 |
Shifting between modern offices in Copenhagen and a run-down cargo ship in the Indian Ocean, the new thriller "A Hijacking" focuses on the negotiations that ensue when Somali pirates overtake the vessel. Writer-director Tobias Lindholm ignites a pressure-cooker drama by lacing the story with details drawn from real life and subjecting the cast to some of the unpleasant ones. Playing in limited release, "A Hijacking" ratchets up the tension with a startling sense of authenticity, blurring the line between reality and fiction.
June 20, 2013 |
"A Hijacking" is as lean, focused and to the point as its title. A cargo ship is hijacked in the middle of the Indian Ocean, and this expertly done, ultra-tense Danish thriller places you in the middle of the action in the most intense way. Gripping from first frame to last, "A Hijacking" is written and directed by Tobias Lindholm, best known as the co-writer on Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt" as well as the crack Danish TV series "Borgen. " It is Lindholm's tip-top notion to have the action go back and forth between what happens on the vessel and what goes on back home in Denmark.