captain phillips

After serving 22 years as a Captain at sea and 35 years in the business, the now retired Phillips is now sailing into new waters: motivational speaker focused on leadership skills.
With the latest news about controversies of Navy SEAL Mark Owen writing a book about killing Osama bin Laden, and the naming of former SEALs involved in the mission, SEALs are on everyone's mind.
You've heard of the phrase "Art imitates life." Now, I want you to think about "Life imitates art." Understanding these three story tools will help you to change the story of your life:
The universal idea moving forward after loss is something that resonates and connects with people on a very deep level.
As a veteran and as an American, I was appalled at this rash generalization that substance abuse is a known problem among veterans. Why does our current culture and news media insist on highlighting the worst about veterans?
Something that always irks me is when I hear black people talking about how some black actor or actress in some movie, is
It seems to me that this tendency to excuse libertine excesses by talented people inverts our moral hierarchy, since it basically says that those whom we acclaim as best are excused for acting the worst.
If anything, the disconnect between the studios and quality films is more pronounced now than it's ever been. Hollywood's solution? Open up more slots in the best-picture category, in hopes of tricking Oscar voters into nominating some box-office hits as well as the arthouse fare that seems to dominate the awards.
The Best Picture rarely tells us what the best picture is. But it very often gives us a valuable glimpse into what our society is going through at the time of the award. I thought I'd take a stab at describing what a win for each contender would say about our current society.
This year's Oscar contenders are ripe for parody -- from Wolf of Wall Street with actual wolves to turning Her into Him starring