Prepare to thrilled in a pirate film of a whole new kind as Paul Greengrass directs Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips. Hanks’ performance is being hailed as one of his best in years and an Oscar nomination could very well be in his future. Another version of Romeo and Juliet, this one starring rising young actress Hailee Steinfeld, Machete Kills and a roundup of other smaller releases makeup the newbies at theaters this weekend.
Director: Paul Greengrass
Starring: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Oscar Potential: Clayton found himself quite riveted by the the thrilling execution and Tom Hanks’ performance, but whether the veteran actor can land an Oscar nomination is yet to be seen.