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This Weekend: Don't Miss Riveting 'Captain Phillips'; Plus Disney Nightmare 'Escape from Tomorrow' and Franco's Faulkner Arrive

The film to see this weekend is Paul Greengrass' breathless, beyond-intense thriller "Captain Phillips," anchored by knockout performances by veteran Tom Hanks and newcomer Barkhad Abdi. Based on the real-life saga of a cargo ship captain held hostage by Somali pirates, the film is cruising into awards season with strong reviews off its NYFF world premiere, along with some controversy.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 10, 2013 3:06 PM
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This Weekend: Don't Miss Cuaron's Breathtaking 'Gravity,' Micro-Indie 'The Dirties' and K2 Disaster Doc 'The Summit'

The obvious must-see this weekend, as anyone knows who's been following the fall festival circuits and doesn't live under a rock, is Alfonso Cuaron's space survival epic "Gravity," starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • October 3, 2013 2:51 PM
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Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete Kills' to Open Fantastic Fest (TRAILER)

Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas has selected Robert Rodriguez's "Machete Kills" as its opening night film, where it will make its world premiere on September 19 before hitting theaters October 4.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 10, 2013 1:31 PM
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