Wayhomer Review #171: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Chris Pine as Jack Ryan in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

It’s Episode #171 for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, in which our protagonist enjoys Kenneth Branagh‘s accent, criticizes Chris Pine‘s lack of mad face and wishes for more thrill in the thriller.
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By |February 22nd, 2014|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|0 Comments

Stuff: Jack Ryan Begins (Again)

Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan
  • A new Jack Ryan flick? You know it’s in development. And the rebirth of Bond and the success of Bourne I’m sure have only made Paramount really want to get off their ass and do a follow-up to Sum of All Fears, the capable re-working of Affleck and Morgan Freeman into the former Harrison Ford part. Hossein Amini (Wings of the Dove) is on tap to scribe the new movie, which you can pretty much just call Jack Ryan Begins. I think you know what I mean. Regardless, don’t expect Affleck to return. Apparently Sam Raimi was attached for a while to direct–don’t know what the hell they were thinking on that, the only person with a more packed dance card these days is Del Toro. As an aside, apparently Amini is scribing The Subtle Knife at Warner Brothers.

    I must say: whoever’s going to play the new Ryan, they won’t have as good a Pissed Off Face as Harrison Ford. That and while we’re waiting, I would be perfectly content with Liev Schrieber in the Without Remorse movie. Just for the record. Source: Hollywood Reporter.

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    By |December 21st, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|3 Comments

    The Sum of All Fears (2002) – DVD Review

    The Sum of All Fears DVD cover art

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: Paul Attanasio and Daniel Pyne, based on the novel by Tom Clancy
    Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson
    Starring: Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Richard Marner, Alan Bates, and Bridget Moynahan

    Features:

    • Running audio commentary by director Robinson and novelist Clancy
    • Running audio commentary by director Robinson and cinematographer John Lindley
    • The Making of The Sum of All Fears
    • Creating Reality: The Digital Effects

    Released by: Paramount
    Region: 1
    Rating: PG-13
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: Rent it.

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    By |December 7th, 2003|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments

    The Hunt for Red October (1990) – DVD Review

    The Hunt for Red October DVD cover art

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: Larry Ferguson & Donald Stewart, based on the novel by Tom Clancy
    Directed by: John McTiernan
    Starring: Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, James Earl Jones

    Features:

    • Running audio commentary by director McTiernan
    • Beneath the Surface making-of featurette
    • Theatrical trailer

    Released by: Paramount
    Region: 1
    Rating: PG
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: Fans of the movie should own it.

    It’s 1984. Captain Ramius (Connery) has been given the command of the newest class of Soviet sub–one that’s got a certain something extra under the hood, if you catch my drift. Ramius has something secret under his hood, too–he and a select group of his officers are trying to defect and take this new sub, Red October, with them. Enter Jack Ryan (Baldwin), an analyst who’s gotten some clandestine shots of the hull of the October and is trying to figure out what the sub’s strange new feature is. Things get especially tense when the Soviets claim Ramius has gone rogue–and now both Soviets and Americans are looking for the poor captain to blow him to kingdom come. Only Ryan thinks he knows what the man’s really up to, and only Ryan can save the life of him and his crew.

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    By |May 6th, 2003|Reviews|0 Comments