October 29, 2013

Watch, Read, & Listen: Captain Phillips, And Then Run, NTMT

October 29, 2013
Watch: Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is - through director Paul Greengrass's distinctive lens - simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips' unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control. Directed by Paul Greengrass. Screenplay by Billy Ray. Based on a novel by Richard Phillips. Rating: 8.1/10.

Read: And Then Run by Eric Hubolt

And Then Run follows the life of anti-hero Jerome Esterson. Jerome has everything - looks, money, women, friends. And yet he seems to be fighting a losing battle with reality.

The novel takes place in two time periods. One, when Jerome is a 25 year old maverick entrepreneur, with limitless passion and rockstar charisma. In the second time period, Jerome is a blunted 39 year old lobbyist, who also happens to be a blunted serial killer.

Parental Advisory: This is an X rated novel, with heavily objectionable content, including sex, violence, a psychopathic lack of morality. Jerome combines the hardened, relentless predation of Humbert in Lolita with the brute violence of Dexter. This books is offensive in many ways, and not for everyone.

Listen: Night Time, My Time by Sky Ferreira

Happy album release day, Sky! Night Time, My Time is out now!
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