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Hailed as "a superb action thriller" (Scott Mantz, "Access Hollywood") and "taut, tense and terrific" (Bill Bregoli, CBS Radio), the thrill-packed Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is called into action on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD June 10, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Delivering "a new beginning for the Tom Clancy thriller fan" (Steve Weintraub, Collider.com), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is "a terrific reimagining" (Dan Casey, Nerdist) of the legendary hero's evolution from soldier to analyst to full-fledged operative. "Kevin Costner and Chris Pine are awesome together" (Steve Weintraub, Collider.com) as a CIA veteran and a new recruit who uncover a terrorist plot to devastate the United States. Directed by and also starring Kenneth Branagh, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is the latest "smart, intense, exciting and very entertaining" (Scott Mantz, "Access Hollywood") adventure from the director of Thor.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack »
Exclusive: United Studios’ records sales with multiple territories on the 3D animation.
Malaysia’s United Studios has pre-sold 3D animation comedy adventure Ribbit to multiple territories including UK (Lionsgate), South Korea (Korea Screen), Cis (Premium Films), Poland (Monolith Films) and Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg (Splendid).
About a frog with an identity crisis, the animation directed by Chuck Powers is voiced by Sean Astin (Lord Of The Rings), Tim Curry (The Hunt For Red October), comedian Russell Peters and Cherami Leigh (Fast Food Nation).
The Stereoscopic 3D version of the film will premiere at the Cannes market this year. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jean Noh)
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 10, 2014
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
The movie goes back to the beginning of Jack Ryan’s career, re-imagining his rise from soldier to analyst to full-fledged operative. He uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Kenneth Branagh also directed Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, hot off his success helming Thor. This thriller didn’t get quite as good a reception, though. Shadow Recruit garnered mixed reviews from both critics and moviegoers. Richard Roeper called the movie “the very definition of an Ok thriller.” And the film earned $50.3 million in theaters, »
Forgetting stars in the Academy Awards "In Memoriam" segment is almost as much a tradition as the fashion and speeches. But which stars missed out on live Oscars broadcast in 2014? Cory Monteith, Dennis Farina, Sarah Jones and Tom Clancy are among those not memorialized on TV.
Thanks to the Internet, the 86th Academy Awards can claim to honor just about everyone in film who died. Still, there's a bit of a slight felt by fans of those deemed unworthy for the telecast. Here are some of the biggest names left out of the video:
Jonathan Winters -- Died: April 11, 2013. Claim to Oscar fame: "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," "The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming," "The Smurfs"Gary David Goldberg -- Died: June 22, 2013. Claim to Oscar fame: "Must Love Dogs," sitcoms from "Family Ties" to "Spin City"Cory Monteith -- Died: July 13, 2013. Claim to Oscar fame: "Glee, »
The 63-year-old filmmaker had spent 328 days in a South Dakota prison after pleading guilty to making false statements during FBI investigations about celebrity private detective Anthony Pellicano.
His wife Gail revealed that he had returned to his Wyoming home, where he is now under house arrest until April 3. He reportedly plans to appeal against his conviction.
The director's spokesperson said that he was filing a complaint with the Justice Department Office of Professional Responsibility to have his conviction removed.
Lawyer Hank Hockeimer said that McTiernan had been in prison "not only for a crime he did not commit, but for conduct that simply is not a crime".
"McTiernan, though incarcerated, has never been given proof of any evidence the government alleged to have against him," Hockeimer explained.
McTiernan pleaded guilty in 2006 to hiring Pellicano to use a wiretap on producer »
Movie director John McTiernan was released from the minimum security Federal Prison Camp in Yankton, South Dakota, Tuesday morning after 328 days of incarceration. The director of hit films including Predator, Die Hard and The Hunt For Red October served a sentence related to allegations he made false statements to an FBI agent about the number of times he hired private investigator Anthony Pellicano -- who continues to be in prison. News of his release was announced by his wife Gail Sistrunk McTiernan on the Free John McTiernan Facebook page, where a number of his friends and celebrities have spoken out
- Alex Ben Block
Director John McTiernan has made some truly great films in the past like Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October, so it comes with some degree of anticipation that he’s currently prepping his next project after he completes his prison sentence in connection with the Anthony Pellicano wiretapping scandal. Steve attended the European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin last week and was able to pick up some promo images and posters from a few upcoming films, one of which is McTiernan’s next film Red Squad. The story revolves around a former DEA agent “with a rogue streak” and his team of mercenaries who descend upon a Mexican border town in order to neutralize a drug lord. Though there are no actors attached at the moment, this promo poster certainly teases an intense confrontation. Hit the jump to take a look at the poster. Production is set to begin in April in Mobile, »
- Adam Chitwood
It’s been some time since fabled action director John McTiernan made his last film Basic in 2003. The man who brought such explosive classics as Die Hard, Predator, and The Hunt For Red October, was incarcerated last year for his alleged involvement with notorious private investigator Anthony Pellicano. After a long and controversial battle in the courts, the director pleaded guilty and is currently serving his time.
He hasn’t been idle in the big house however and is set to direct Hannibal Classics’ Red Squad upon his release in April. The film centres around a former DEA agent as he leads his crack team of mercenaries on one last charge against a vicious Mexican drug lord. While McTiernan’s last title Basic was a justifiable flop, it’s great to see the director back in the game.
His career has defined the action genre and deserves a return to top form, »
- James Byiers
Man, I remember the last time I wrote about director John McTiernan — back in 2010, when he was going to federal prison for illegally wiretapping a producer on the Godawful “Rollerball” remake. It was pretty big news, especially because McTiernan is responsible for some really awesome action movies, from a pair of “Die Hard” flicks (including the original), “The Hunt For Red October,” and “Predator.” He also directed the aforementioned “Rollerball,” but hey, no one’s perfect. Well, McTiernan has served his time and is due out of the federal pen later this month, and he didn’t waste a whole lot of time landing a directing gig. The director, whose last movie was the military thriller “Basic” in 2003, has signed on to direct the heist thriller “Red Squad” for Hannibal Classics. Written by Cam Cannon and Jorge Suarez, “Red Squad” would follow “a former DEA agent with a rogue streak »
Celebrated filmmaker John McTiernan has signed on to direct “Red Squad,” an action film from Hannibal Classics. Casting for the leading roles is currently underway with production slated to begin in this spring. Filming will take place in Mobile, Alabama. McTiernan is known for directing such blockbusters as “Predator,” “Die Hard,” and “The Hunt for Red October,” and other landmark films including “Die Hard With A Vengeance,” “The 13th Warrior,” and “The Thomas Crown Affair.” … Continue reading →
It's been 11 years since John McTiernan released Basic, his last film since the long turmoil of a seven-year legal battle began, which ultimately ended in a one-year jail sentence, which he is currently serving. However, the action auteur of such films as Die Hard, Predator, The Hunt For Red October, and The 13th Warrior is not out of the game entirely. McTiernan is expected to be released from prison this spring and has already signed on to direct his first film literally out of the »
- Paul Shirey
McTiernan — whose credits include “Die Hard,” “Predator” and “The Hunt for Red October” — in April 2013 started his 12-month prison sentence in connection with a case ordering Anthony Pellicano to wiretap producer Charles Roven while they were working on 2002’s “Rollerball.”
Hannibal Classics is selling the project in Berlin. Production is slated to begin in the spring in Mobile, Ala.
- Dave McNary
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, 2014.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Since Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass left the Jason Bourne series, the franchise has really gone downhill as the studio keeps on churning out sequels. First it was Jeremy Renner, and now it’s Chris Pine who takes over the mantle... wait... what’s that? This isn’t a Jason Bourne spin-off?
Okay, you get where I’m coming from. Here we have another ‘post-Bourne’ style action thriller which is completely without an identity of its own, clearly designed to capitalise on the success of a film making style which peaked in 2007. When James Bond attempted to copy the style in Quantum Of Solace in 2008 we all saw through »
- Gary Collinson
Kenneth Branagh's old-fashioned cold war thriller is an efficient nail-biter
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It's been more than 20 years since novelist Tom Clancy's super-spook Jack Ryan first made it into the movies, and over a decade since he last appeared on screen. Over the course of five films, he's been variously played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford (twice), Ben Affleck, and now Chris Pine, recently seen piloting the Starship Enterprise through Jj Abrams's teen-friendly galaxy. It was assumed that Pine would bring viewers too young to remember The Hunt for Red October or Patriot Games into the Ryan fold, but in America this series reboot has "skewed old", with more than a third of its opening weekend audience aged over 50. Which is bad news for the studio, but good news for those of us antiquated farts who quite like the idea of an old-fashioned cold war-inflected movie, »
- Mark Kermode
This week sees the rebirth of a screen action hero that we’ve previously seen portrayed three times before in four different blockbusters. Much like England’s 007, the changing face of Jack Ryan has had his ups and downs. Initially coming to the fore in author Tom Clancy’s gripping novels, the CIA analyst first made his entrance on the silver screen in John McTiernan’s The Hunt For Red October with Alec Baldwin. Harrison Ford then took over for Patriot Games and Clear & Present Danger, before Ben Affleck and The Sum Of All Fears’ disappointing box-office take saw the character temporarily retired.
Kenneth Branagh was chosen to breathe new life into Ryan and kickstart a much-needed franchise for Paramount Pictures. However, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, unlike those aforementioned features, is the first not to be based on a Clancy book. It’s an updated reinvention and origin story of »
- Craig Hunter
In the last of our set visit reports we talk to Chris Pine, who follows in the footsteps of Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin and Ben Affleck as the latest actor to take on the role of Jack Ryan. What director Kenneth Branagh is keen to emphasise is the nature of this incarnation of Tom Clancy’s hero, he is a quiet man, an analyst not a fighter, called upon to do the right thing. The film is out in cinemas today and we caught up with the actor on set to talk about his take on the character and the process of working with Branagh and co.
He is in the middle of a physically intense day of shooting with a subway bound fight to look forward to in the afternoon but Pine is in an upbeat mood, ‘It’s been really good. Ken [Branagh - Director] runs a really smooth set so »
- Jon Lyus
Interview Den Of Geek 24 Jan 2014 - 05:58
With his new film out today, we chat to the new Jack Ryan about his role in Shadow Recruit and more...
Having already claimed the helm of the Enterprise in Jj Abrams' rebooted Star Trek franchise, Chris Pine is now in the lead of another revived series: the Jack Ryan thrillers, which began on the big screen with The Hunt For Red October back in 1990.
Chris Pine's version of Jack Ryan is young and steely eyed - a wizard with numbers and pattern-spotting, but hardly a cold-blooded executioner. In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, the hero embarks on his first mission to Moscow, where he suffers the stresses and strains of fighting an economic terrorist attack headed up by Kenneth Branagh's enigmatic villain.
The interview below took place last year while Shadow Recruit was still filming, and finds Chris Pine chatting »
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruti hits UK cinemas tomorrow and ahead of it’s release, i got to speak to one of the Producers of the movie Mace Neufeld who talks us through how the movie industry has changed since they released their first movie, The Hunt for Red October 24 years ago starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin as Jack Ryan. Since then, there have been 4 further incarnations of the Ryan character, this time led by Star Trek’s Chris Pine.
If you’ve missed our extensive coverage of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, click this way for more interviews with the cast, filmmakers ,our set report and review of the movie.
Why has it taken 12 years for another Jack Ryan movie to appear on our cinema screens?
I think it’s just the serendipity of movie making. The Sum of All Fears was a success and we probably would have rolled »
- David Sztypuljak
Chris Pine is not keen on flag-waving patriotism, so his fresh take on Hollywood's favourite all-American CIA man is to make him an everyday hero … with muscles
• Video interview: Chris Pine
Chris Pine has already gone where one man has gone before. In 2009, and again last year, he took on Captain Kirk, a part until then synonymous with William Shatner. So tackling Jack Ryan, the CIA agent played by various actors over the years, wasn't such a big deal. "I think I learned my lesson doing Kirk," says Pine. "You can cage yourself in if you start thinking, 'I've got to copy this or that.' But just knowing what others have done – having the pillars of the character – helped."
- Emine Saner
"Intelligence is a weapon," proclaims the tagline of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. It's a fair point, but being able to beat the crap out of an opponent and pull off death-defying motorcycle manoeuvres proves to be a greater survival skill in the movie than a high level of competence at Sudoku.
Fortunately, Kenneth Branagh's reboot of Tom Clancy's courageous CIA agent is smart and thrilling enough to soar above most espionage movies while still retaining plenty of crowd-pleasing moments to set pulses racing. Wise casting decisions and credible character motivations help the viewer to invest in Jack Ryan's fate, although occasional lapses into stale generic conventions hamper a lot of the sterling work. Surely the screenwriters could muster a fresher set piece finale than a race »
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