Alexandre Moors’ film Blue Caprice is like a “father and son” drama, provided the father and son in question are John Allen Muhammad (or just “John” in the film, played by Isaiah Washington) and Lee Boyd Malvo (or just “Lee”, played by Tequan Richmond), the infamous Washington D.C. snipers of the October 2002 D.C. Beltway sniper attacks. This is a haunting, disturbing film about the lead-up and eventual initiation of the Beltway attacks.
Nat Fraxton and Jim Rash’s The Way Way Back is about Duncan (Liam James), who is basically forced to go on a vacation with his mother (Toni Collette) and her relatively (but realistically) unlikable boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carrell).
Tom Hanks as Captain Phillips
This is my first movie review, so bear with me.
In Paul Greengrass’ film Captain Phillips, Tom Hanks plays real-life Captain Richard Phillips, a survivor of a hijacking and subsequent kidnapping by Somali pirates. The highly-publicized 2009 event provided the basis for the film. It is the story of Richard Phillips, Captain of the Maersk Alabama cargo ship. The story goes that the ship was charted to travel from Oman to Mombasa, a course then went through waters off the coast of Somalia, where it was hijacked. Although it is based on a real, recent event, I will not go much further into the plot, as you should see the film for yourself. It is excellent. Continue reading
Hi. I’m Will. I’m going to start this blog to talk about movies because no one around me really cares what I have to say. Well, that’s not entirely true. I have a fatiguing amount to say. Especially about movies. I used to be on tumblr (flushthiscity.tumblr.com), but I started to passionately hate tumblr so now I’m starting a (hopefully) dedicated film blog on wordpress. I’ll post my Academy Award hype here, as well as my Top 25. I also hope to post movie reviews. The last movie I watched was Captain Phillips, so I will probably start with that. Anyway, I hope someone comes and reads this.