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In this thrilling drama of crime and retri­bu­tion, Justin Timberlake plays Richie Furst, a Prince­ton un­der­grad­u­ate who loses his tu­ition fees play­ing online poker. En­raged by the fixed sys­tem, he sets out to con­front the site owner, Ivan Block. In a dan­ger­ous twist, Furst ends up be­ing Block’s right­hand man and sub­se­quently, the tar­get of the FBI. Ben Af­fleck’s per­for­mance as the cor­rupted p g gam­bling g big­wig gg is noth­ing g short of bril­liant. Al­fonso Cuarón’s lat­est was a hit at the open­ing of the 70th Venice In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val. When satel­lite de­bris crashes into their space shut­tle, med­i­cal engi­neer Dr. Ryan Stone (San­dra Bul­lock) and vet­eran as­tro­naut Matt Kowalsky (Ge­orge Clooney) find them­selves stranded in space with lim­ited air, ir­repara­ble dam­age, and zero com­mu­ni­ca­tion with Earth. Based on the book by Richard Phillips and Stephan Talty, this biopic tells the true story of Cap­tain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hi­jack­ing of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama by So­mali pi­rates. Ex­pec­ta­tions are high with Academy Award-win­ner Tom Hanks play­ing the ti­tle role and di­rec­tor Paul Green­grass (of the Bourne se­ries) at the helm.

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