On Sunday I reviewed Gravity and gave it high honor. Captain Phllips, in many ways, repeats and exceeds:
- Gripping thriller.
- Like Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks should get the nomination for Best Actor, and, probably will gain his third Best Actor Oscar.
- Barhad Abdi (to the left above) could well earn a supporting actor nomination (interestingly enough, all four featured Somali pirates were Somalians living in Minnesota, and this is their first movie)
- Max Martini (below) did a fine job as the Navy Seal commander. You've seen him in Contact and Saving Private Ryan, and TV's 24. He was the right person to play this key role at the climax, and deserves some kind of mini-recognition.
- Rotten Tomatoes gives Captain Phillips high scores:
- Reviewers 95%
- Audience 91%
- There will be no sequel
The food was great! I noticed there is a wide variety of eating places in Las Vegas that we don't have in Hawaii. Upcoming is my posting of the top ten hotel restaurants in the world, and can you believe that CNN Travel lists three in that list from Las Vegas? Las Vegas might well overtake Spain for cuisine excellence.