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Movie Review: ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’

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Paramount goes back to the beginning (as is the trend lately with franchise characters) with an actor who’s already used to doing exactly that, Chris Pine,. Instead of treading the halls of a space ship, this time he walking through Wall Street as Tom Clancy’s spy hero, Jack Ryan.

Yes, I said Wall Street. I know, doesn’t seem like the world’s most exciting beginning for a spy, but don’t worry, eventually the whole story moves to Russia with a Bond villain-esque Kenneth Branagh, Kevin Costner as a experienced and weary handler, and Keira Knightley as the world’s most needy girlfriend.

Thrill to the danger as the Unusual Suspects choose to accept this dangerous mission of reviewing Kenneth Branagh’s (that’s right, he directed it too) “Jack Ryan”. Your agents for this case will be Chris, Beau, Martin and Elliot. Good Luck.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.