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17: ‘Captain Phillips’ Starring Tom Hanks

Captain Phillips PosterThis week on Reel Spoilers we head out to sea with Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips.  It’s the real life story of, well… Captain Phillips.  I mean, c’mon, really?  You need me to connect the dots for you on that one?

Hanks stars in the true life tale of the aforementioned captain who is taken captive by Somali pirates.  And this America’s sweetheart we’re talking about here.  We don’t cotton to pirates taking our sweethearts hostage.  The only time “Tom Hanks” and “hostage” should be in the same sentence is if we’re talking about what he’s done to our hearts.

And we’ll do a little bit of fact checking to see just how much of this film is accurate.  Plus, Dan spotlights a forgotten film in this week’s Video Recovery.  A long lost slasher film that somehow ties into Captain Phillips.

You’ve been warned.

Reel Spoilers Episode 17: Captain Phillips Starring Tom Hanks

Starring: Tom O’Keefe, Joe Buttice, Dan Graney and Kevin Brackett
Run-time: 1 hr 13 min

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Kevin Brackett
Film Critic / Theatre reviewer. Member of the St. Louis Film Critics Association. Co-Owner of Review St. Louis. Co-host of Reel Spoilers. Former National Vice President of the Technology Student Association, comprised of over 200,000 members worldwide.
Tom O'Keefe
Member of the St. Louis Film Critics Association. Co-host of Reel Spoilers. Tom's writing career thus far has consisted of online film criticism for, ToastedRav, and snappy Facebook status updates. Tom previously worked in radio, but is currently the Marketing Manager for The Family Arena in St. Charles. He can be heard reviewing films on KTRS with John Carney or online at with Thom West & Joe Dinero. He is also the host of a weekly film podcast called Reel Spoilers available on iTunes. More:
Joe Buttice
Film Critic for Review St. Louis. Co-host of Reel Spoilers. Comic book reviewer and aficionado. "A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Dan Graney
Film Critic for Review St. Louis. Co-host of Reel Spoilers. Creative Manager by day, the artist formerly known as “Dan Dan The Movie Man” on 105.7 The Point has continued to review movies even when nobody was listening. He’s not sure anybody is listening now, but whatever.