Perhaps the greatest actor alive, Tom Hanks returns in 2013 like you've never seen him before. Hanks stars as the title character in Paul Greengrass' (The Bourne Ultimatium and The Bourne Supremacy) true story action film, Captain Phillips. The movie centers around an unarmed United States cargo ship that is taken under siege by a band of pirates off of the coast of Somalia in 2009. Marking the first time in over 200 hundred years that an American cargo vessel had been hijacked. Hanks continues to demonstrate his versatility with an unusual action-packed performance. Check out the trailer for Captain Phillips below.
Next up is one of the most anticipated indie releases of the year, Fruitvale Station. As the winner of the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for a Dramatic, Fruitvale Station relives the final day of 22 year old Oscar Grant's life. The real life story follows Grant through a day-long journey of revelations and resolutions that culminate in a New Years Eve scuffle on a transit system in the Bay Area. When officers arrive and detain Oscar and the other men involved, a terrible tragedy shakes the entire city and ultimately costs the young man his life. Check out the trailer for Fruitvale Station below.