It's an action-packed weekend at theaters, with two new thrillers arriving—one based on true events, the other a sequel to a movie that not too many saw, but, well, there's a sequel anyway.

'Captain Phillips'

This thriller tells the tale of the U.S. cargo ship Maersk Alabama, which was attacked by Somali pirates in 2009, resulting in a long, tense standoff between the ship's captain, Richard Phillips, and the lead pirate, Muse.

Directed by Paul Greengrass

Starring Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Catherine Keener, Michael Chernus

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'Machete Kills'

When an insane terrorist threatens the world with nuclear war, the President of the United States turns to the only man who can handle the job: the notorious former Mexican Federale know as Machete.

Directed by Robert Rodriguez

Starring Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson, Sofía Vergara, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlie Sheen

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