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Deserves Oscar attention...

Last night I got a chance to watch 'Captain Phillips'.  I know.. about time! It was, and the movie was Way Better than I thought it would be.  Of course Tom Hanks was Brilliant in it as Capt. P, and his character extremely believable.  But the rising star that was shining was a limo driver turned actor who's up for a Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars this coming Sunday!  Barkhad Abdi plays Abduwali Muse, the lead member of a group of four Somali pirates who hijacked the cargo ship the MV Maersk Alabama in April 2009. Barkhad Abdi had interesting interaction w/ Tom while filming the movie...

"The first time Abdi met Hanks was the first time their characters meet on screen, as the hijackers storm the ship, and Abdi delivers the line to Hanks that pivots their characters' relationship: "I am the captain now." Not meeting Hanks prior, "helped the dynamics of the film and set the standard," says Abdi. "If we had met, I’d imagine the results would have been different. I had to scare him."  more..

I actually shed a few tears towards the end of the movie, even though I knew the basic ending of the story.  It definitely is a movie worth watching and deserving of it's Oscar attention...

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02/24/2014 9:12AM
Deserves Oscar attention...
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