Columbia Pictures’ Captain Phillips is riveting, arrives in theaters October 11, 2013
*“I was taken-back with the professionalism, expertise and training…and they are so young,” two-time Oscar winning Tom Hanks said about his experience with the U.S. Navy during the process of making the Columbia Pictures’ action-thriller presentation of Captain Phillips, based on the abduction and rescue of the captain of the US Maersk Alabama cargo ship in the 2009 hijacked by Somali pirates. “What they do is hard…right down to the cooks – with four meals a day, cooking all day (for 256 people). The Navy and the crew…getting to know this very very impressive group of young people.”
The goal of the team on the US Maersk, at the time of the hijacking, was to survive until help came. Tom Hanks is Captain Phillips and Barkhad Abdi is Muse the Somali pirate captain – now serving over 30 years in the Federal prison – in the Scott Rudin/Michael De Luca/Trigger Street production.
The film is based on the book, “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea” by Captain Richard Phillips, with Stephan Talty. The screenplay was written by Billy Ray and executive producers are Gregory Goodman, Eli Bush and Kevin Spacey. Peter Greengrass is the director of the Rated PG film.
“(The US Navy) helped us make the film,” said director Peter Greengrass about his experiences with our armed forces. “The experience of making the film was different…very clear difference…the scale of the problem of the haves and the have nots…it’s an emerging police problem.”
“I have some friends in the Navy,” said Barkhad about his experience with the US military. “It gave me a visual…how different…and nice the people are. They came to me and we had talks.”
Others starring in the cast of Captain Phillips include Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M. Ali, Michael Chernus, Corey Johnson, Max Martini, Chris Mulkey, Yul Vazquez and David Warshofsky.
Columbia Pictures’ Captain Phillips arrives in theaters October 11, 2013.
Codeblack’s tear-jerking presentation of The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete arrives in theaters October 11, 2013
*The Codeblack/Lionsgate Film presentation of The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete is a tear-jerking take on inner-city reality for a lot of “babies.” This is a tale of two abandoned kids trying to survive in an all too real city life that never sleeps and where you can get killed. Sylan Brooks exquisitely plays Mister and Ethan Dizon gives a dazzling performance as Pete.
Written by George Tillman, Jr., The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete also stars Anthony Mackie, Jennifer Hudson, Jordan Sparks, Academy Award winning Jeffrey Wright, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
The Rated-R drama is executive produced by Alicia Keys and arrives in theaters October 11, 2013. The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete is an iDeal Partners/State Street production in association with Floren Shieh/Archer Gray/Cherry Sky Films/AKW Productions.
Award winning journalist Roland S. Martin premieres daily news show ‘News One Now’ on TV One
*“It’s about forcing our audience to think differently about these subjects,” said multi-Image Award winning journalist Roland S. Martin about his new daily news show “News One Now,” premiering on TV One (cable, radio and online) October 11, 2013.
Martin is also host of TV One’s Sunday morning one-hour weekly news show “Washington Watch with Roland Martin.” The new daily news show, “News One Now,” begins each day as a three-hour radio talk show on Radio One ending with the TV One live presentation of that conversation on “News One Now” – streamed also online.
Roland is the author of three books and his syndicated column – with Creators Syndicate and as senior analyst for the Tom Joyner Morning Show – has him reaching 8 million people daily.
Disney awards the voice of Ariel, Jodi Benson, with the Disney Legends Award
*“I tried to connect with the character,” Jodi Benson said about the audition that changed the course of her life as the voice of Ariel for Walt Disney. “They removed our names so I was incredibly thrilled. At that point I was really happy with where my life was – two kids being home schooled. Being the voice of Ariel and Barbie certainly wasn’t in the plan.”
Jodi said her world changed and now its 28 years later and Disney still uses her. Recently they honored her with The Disney Legends Award for having almost 30 years as the voice of the Disney character Ariel.
Ariel is found in the Academy Award winning Walt Disney Picture project The Little Mermaid. Benson is also the voice of Barbie in the Disney/Pixar Golden Globe winning Toy Story 2 and Academy Award winning Toy Story 3. She is also the voice of Weebo in the Disney live action Flubber, starring Robin Williams. Jodi created the character voice in Thumbelina, a Don Bluth animated feature film and she appears as Patrick Dempsey’s assistant Sam in Disney’s live-action feature film Enchanted – as a real person with “legs.”
The Little Mermaid has been released this month in a three-disk Blu-ray Combo Pack – Rated G – in celebration of the Disney honor given to Jodi Benson – the voice of Ariel. For more information about The Little Mermaid three-Disk Blu-ray release log onto www.Movies.Disney.com/The-Little-Mermaid.
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