Captain Phillips

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    Went to see it yesterday. Good movie. Strange that they don't have armed guards on the ships going through those waters.
     
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    Is that still the case? I would've thought a situation like this would change that?


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    Loved the movie. Really Tom Hanks will get an Oscar nod for this!
     
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    tension ratcheted up to an 11 for two hours. incredibly well made movie. even knowing how it ended, was still on the edge of my seat and was emotionally spent by the end of it.

    Hanks was en fuego in this movie...the scene in the sick bay broke me down.
     
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    Absolute ditto on every single word of Cheese's post.


    BTW, I told my wife after coming out of the movie that the Navy Corpsman in the film's last sequence was either a real corpsman or the best actor in the movie. Turns out that she was a real Navy Corpsman.
     
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    Small thing, but I think small things like this are absolutely fantastic in movies like this.
     
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    just read that that entire scene was improvised for the most part. they could get another scene shot one day and Greengrass wanted to shoot something within two hours and they came up with the scene on the spot with the on-board medic.

    that really is a crushing scene.
     
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    Did they say how many takes it took? I can't even imagine what it's like on the other side of the camera. Probably everyone frozen watching this great actor just hit a grand slam.
     
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    The Corpsman woman said "yeah, sure" when they asked her to do the scene. Then when Hanks actually walked in, she said that she just froze. Hanks laughed and said something to the effect of "you look like you're the one who needs medical attention." She said they did a number of takes, but not an overwhelming number. Both of them were awesome.
     
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    Where did you get this information? Pretty fascinating stuff.
     
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    loved this movie. saw it the saturday after thanksgiving while visiting family in kansas...

    hanks was brilliant and that scene in the sick bay (as many have already mentioned) was incredible. very touching.
     
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    Very entertaining and well-made. I liked that they didn't make the Somalian pirates completely one-dimensional. There were some great exchanges between Hanks and Muse.

    Now, how accurate was it in the portrayal of Philips? Here's an interesting CNN clip:

    http://newday.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/08/10128/
     
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    Saw it Saturday, terrific movie. Hanks was amazing and I thought all of the somalian pirate actors were terrific too.
     

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