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Captain Phillips – Review

Captain Phillips tells the story of the real-life hijacking of the Maersk Alabama cargo ship by Somali pirates in 2009. Helmed by the titular Captain Richard Phillips, the ship is boarded by a band of Somali pirates whilst en-route to Mombasa and consequently hijacked and held for ransom for a large fee. The ship’s crew safely manages to hide in the lower levels of the ship, whilst Captain Phillips righteously deals with the hijackers whilst protecting his crew and cargo.

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The Pursuit of Happyness – Review

The Pursuit of Happyness is a rags-to-future-riches story of exceptional perseverance starring Will and son Jaden Smith. After an erroneous investment into a large stock of bone density scanners, Chris Gardner’s (Smith Sr.) life starts spiraling down when he discovers that his investment is hard to sell and is barely making ends meet. Chris’s life really hits the pits when wife Linda (Thandie Newton) leaves him and he is left with his son Chris (Smith Jr.) and no money. Chris’s inspiration for success comes in the form of a six month internship at brokerage firm Dean Witter, where he is accepted but to his dismay finds out that it is unpaid and his chances of selection are one in twenty. During this period Chris is forced to live in shelters, toilets and dodgy motels as he struggles to keep himself and his son happy and inspired.

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The Passenger – Review

The Passenger is a visually complex look into the deeper understanding of the human condition and the compromising notion of self. David Locke (Jack Nicholson) is a famed British-American journalist. Whilst on location in Africa trying to shoot a political documentary, Locke discovers the deceased body of David Robertson (Charles Mulvehill), a drifter with seemingly no family or relative connections. Locke takes this opportunity to switch identities with Robertson, and taking on the stiff’s organized repertoire, begins a suspenseful journey on the run from a tiresome job, rocky marriage, and ultimately himself.

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