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Paramount Previews Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Footage

jackryanfootage1A new iteration of the Tom Clancy character, Jack Ryan, is about to hit the big screen and to ring in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit‘s impending January 17, 2014 release, Jack Ryan himself, Chris Pine, and Paramount screened 17 minutes of footage from the film in New York City.

In the Kenneth Branagh-directed film, we follow a young Jack Ryan as he tries to thwart a financial terrorist plot in present day Moscow. Before rolling into the footage, Pine prefaced, “Jack, he’s an analyst. He is a man that is physical, but is much more comfortable being behind the scenes.” Unlike a James Bond or Jason Bourne-type character who can quickly and naturally spring into action, simply put, Jack is scared. Pine further explained, “It’s a scary thing, just like if any of us were confronted with a violent or physical situation. You see a man who actually shakes.” And Pine meant that literally because in the footage screened, Jack trembles quite a bit.

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The Best – and Worst – Movie Trailers of the Week

Grand_Budapest_HotelIt’s too bad the trailers for Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and Devil’s Due dropped the same week because both are actually quite good. Sure, Devil’s Due is about having a demonic baby whereas The Marked One focuses on a possession, but by mixing paranormal entities with the shaky-cam perspective, you automatically wind up in the same category, making it impossible to choose between the two and leaving this week’s top three spots up for grabs.

The Best Stuff

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Have you been suffering from Wes Anderson withdrawal since Moonrise Kingdom came and went? The new trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel will fix that. In addition to Anderson’s beautifully eccentric tone and style, the promo also highlights yet another curious dynamic duo – Ralph Fiennes’ Gutsav H and his lobby boy Tony Revolori.

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