on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/19YNe7U Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Wanna introduce a film on Turner Classic Movies? Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY 1:16 p.m. EDT October 2, 2013 A new contest will let a Turner Classic Movies fan co-host a film with Robert Osborne. (Photo: TCM) SHARE 29 CONNECT 12 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE If I watch a classic film on Turner Classic Movies, I make sure to catch Robert Osborne’s insightful introductions and postscripts. More often than not, he tells me something I didn’t know, and that even goes for movies I’ve seen dozens of times (like, say, The Graduate). This month, TCM is holding a contest that will let one lucky fan co-host a movie with Osborne. Over at the site for its ” Ultimate Fan Contest ,” you can submit a 90-second video of yourself introducing a classic film. Along with being featured on the air, the grand-prize winner will win a trip to the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, where he/she also will introduce a film. The contest just kicked off, so few submissions have been posted on the site. However, this clever sample sets the standard for what they’re looking for. TCM is accepting entries through Oct.
On Movies: Hanks and his co-star: an encounter at sea Tom Hanks stars as Richard Phillips in “Captain Phillips,” based on the story of a cargo ship taken by pirates. Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic Posted: Sunday, October 6, 2013, 3:01 AM It’s a moment rife with dread, surprise, panic, suspense. In Captain Phillips, Paul Greengrass’ white-knuckle reenactment of the 2009 hijacking of a U.S.-flagged freighter in the Arabian Sea, four Somali pirates take the bridge of the Maersk Alabama. It is the first time that Muse, the lean, stone-eyed leader of the marauders, and Richard Phillips, the mariner in charge of the giant container vessel, meet. And for Greengrass, it was a doubly crucial moment. He had cast Barkhad Abdi, a Somali-American living in Minneapolis, a first-time actor, opposite one of the biggest movie stars in the world, Tom Hanks. And he had kept the two from meeting during the early days of production, even putting them up at separate hotels. What if they came together, and it didn’t work? More coverage ‘Gravity’ kept Bullock grounded “I deliberately kept them apart until they met in the story, which is when the Somalis storm the bridge,” says Greengrass, on the phone from a shutdown Washington, D.C., Thursday. “I think at first the young Somali actors were disappointed, because they wanted to meet the great Tom Hanks. But I wanted them to meet literally at the point of a gun. “So, we rehearsed them separately for that scene, in separate parts of the ship, and then we shot it, and that is what you see.