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Jasmine screens Saturday, November 7th at 5:15 at The Tivoli Theater as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival. Director/writer Dax Phelan will be in attendance. Ticket information can be found Here
In this gripping psychological thriller, Leonard To (Jason Tobin, Better Luck Tomorrow) struggles to come to terms with the unsolved murder of Jasmine (Grace Huang, The Man With The Iron Fists), his beloved wife. Nearly a year after Jasmine’s death, Leonard finally returns home to Hong Kong. Determined to begin again, he searches for a new job, attends grief-support meetings, and reconnects with a woman from his past (Eugenia Yuan, Revenge Of The Green Dragons). The unsolved nature of Jasmine’s murder — and the Hong Kong police’s seeming indifference to the case — prevents Leonard from attaining true closure, but he appears to be slowly starting life anew. That progress comes to a sudden halt, »
- Tom Stockman
Already an iconic character of literature and film, Jack Ryan is now coming to television.
Amazon has given a series order to an eponymous TV project about the CIA analyst-turned-United States president who originated in Tom Clancy’s novels.
According to our sister site Deadline, the series will not be a direct adaptation of the books, but will use them as source material for a contemporary take on the character as he navigates his job as a CIA operative.
The late and great Tom Clancy may no longer be with us, but his works and imagination continue in the form of spin-off books, films and video games featuring his famous characters. Now word comes that a television series based around Jack Ryan, his central protagonist in many of his novels, is in development.
Introduced in Clancy’s very first novel The Hunt for Red October, Jack Ryan is a former marine turned CIA analyst who gets swept up in global conspiracies and politics. He’s the main character in the majority of Clancy’s novels, eventually becoming President of the United States in the series. On film the character has had five films with Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine playing him.The series will most likely find another actor to play the role of Ryan rather than attempt to get Pine back as the character. »
- Ricky Church
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White was a successful publisher in the early 1990s before being arrested for bank fraud. His book was published in 2010 by Morrow, 15 years after he served 12 months of an 18-month sentence in a minimum security prison in Carville, La. The facility served as a home to quarantined patients of leprosy, also known as Hansen’s Disease.
His account details the convergence of inmates from different cultures, prison guards, leprosy patients, public health workers and an order of nuns. White won the author of the year prize in 2010 from the Southern Library Assn.
“I was captivated by White’s transformation from very successful but image-driven magazine publisher to federal convict to the man he is today and, equally, by the »
- Dave McNary
This article contains spoilers for, er, Clear And Present Danger.
How many times have you walked out of seeing a big summer blockbuster movie, and felt like you'd been treated like a grown-up? Christopher Nolan movies, whether you like them or not, treat you with that level of respect. But when it comes to major thrillers, there's generally something about them where you feel you've been shortchanged.
It's why it puzzles me that Clear And Present Danger doesn't get a lot more love. From the day I saw it for the first time back in 1994, and on every viewing since, I've really loved this film. I love that it isn't afraid of a dense plot, isn't afraid of putting a big movie star on the poster yet finds time for supporting characters, »
7 items from 2015
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