Film Review: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Film Review: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opens in theaters everywhere today, January 17. Check your local listings for showtimes.

January is both a great and terrible time for film. On the plus side, nominations and awards are handed out for the year’s “best” films. While all of these films saw at least a limited release before the first of the year, many are still in theaters or just expanding into areas outside of New York and LA. [Read more…]

Capt. Kirk to Play Jack Ryan

He helped revive one franchise, why not two?  Reports this morning say that Chris Pine, best known for playing James Kirk in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek,” movie, will be playing Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan character in a re-boot of the series.  Ryan had been played in previous movies by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck.  The new movie will reportedly not be based on a Clancy book, but instead will be a new original story.  The script is still in the drafting stage, so, it is assumed that Pine will shoot the “Trek” sequel before tackling the Ryan role.  I kind of fell off with the franchise after “Clear & Present Danger,” so, I’m hoping they get things back on track and produce one or two more entertaining spy movies.

Sam Raimi Clashes Over Ryan Franchise Restart

It is being reported that director Sam Raimi is looking to cast James Franco (Spiderman, Pineapple Express) in the lead role of the Jack Ryan relaunch for Paramount.

Jack Ryan as you know is essentially Tom Clancy’s James Bond, a CIA Analyst that finds himself battling everything from terrorists to drug lords. Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck has starred as Jack Ryan.

CHUD writes that their source claims that that studio doesn’t believe Franco is right for the part, and that Raimi may walk away from the film over this disagreement.

The film apparently will not be based on an existing book by Tom Clancy, but, will feature a young Jack Ryan much like ‘The Sum of All Fears.’ Personally, I hope Paramount goes with Raimi on this one, James Franco is a great actor whose proven himself, unless of course, Paramount has Harrison Ford waiting in the wings.

Harrison Ford talks About Revisiting Old Characters

Harrison Ford spoke to the Sun about reviving some of his old characters.

“Oh, Han Solo isn’t interesting to me. It’s a very narrow sort of utility in the story and it was great for my career and it was fun to play at the time but I wouldn’t go back there again. Those pants! (laughs).”

He did cite interest in bringing back characters whose stories would be good enough, naming Jack Ryan, a role he filled in ‘Patriot Games,’ and ‘Clear and Present Danger,’ before passing it on to Ben Affleck. “that’s a character that I think you could revisit acknowledging the passage of time and his increasing age.”

I’d love to see Ford come back as Ryan, I’m a huge fan of the two Jack Ryan films he starred in, though, Ben Affleck did the role justice, it just wasn’t a great movie.

I’m glad to see you back Harrison Ford, just don’t make Hollywood Homicide 2

Good Times with Harrison Ford

Good Times with Harrison Ford

raiders.jpgIn honor of Harrison Ford and his return to one of his most famous characters, Indiana Jones. I want to to celebrate his career, by looking at all the good times we’ve had, with Mr. Harrison Ford. [Read more…]

Paramount to Bring Back ‘Ryan’

It’s been a few years since Ben Affleck ruined the Jack Ryan series for the world. [Read more…]