Robert Rodriguez

‘Captain Phillips,’ ‘Blue Jasmine’ Arrive on Home Video

Forrest Hartman

Director Paul Greengrass offered a remarkable look at the 9/11 terrorist attacks in his 2006 film “United 93,” and he tackles another real-life event with “Captain Phillips.” The movie, which is terrific in every sense, focuses on the 2009 Indian Ocean hijacking of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama. During that incident, Somali pirates boarded the vessel and then took Captain Richard Phillips hostage.

What Is Ailing Hispanic-American Cinema?

Kurt Thurber

Where is the Latin-American Tyler Perry? In his career, Perry has earned more than $500 million with his movies alone. This does not include the earnings from stage productions and his television show. Madea, Perry’s alter ego, has made bank by bringing African-American “urban” theater to the silver screen. According to the 2010 United States Census, 12.6% or 38.7  million of the total U.S. population is African-American, and 16 percent or 50.5 million are of Hispanic or Latino descent.

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