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(Deadline)   The Ride Along is #1 at the box office, breaking the MLK opening weekend record set by Cloverfield. Audiences are still dying to see Lone Survivor, which holds at #2. Chris Pine's Jack Ryan bombs worse than Ben Affleck's, losing out to Frozen   (deadline.com) divider line 80
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2014-01-19 11:07:48 AM
Maybe I should quit looking at all this porn and go see a movie...

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-01-19 11:40:39 AM
Audiences are still dying to see Lone Survivor, which holds at #2.

Too soon man, too soon.
 
2014-01-19 11:51:09 AM
Frozen was pretty good. Best Disney (i.e., not Pixar) movie in a long, long time.
 
2014-01-19 12:00:13 PM
Jack Ryan wasn't that bad. I saw it Friday afternoon, and there were about 30 people in the theater. Passable reboot to the Ryan series, (is Chris Pine going to make a career out of rebooting franchises?) and Branagh was a great villain.
 
2014-01-19 12:09:50 PM

dramboxf: Jack Ryan wasn't that bad. I saw it Friday afternoon, and there were about 30 people in the theater. Passable reboot to the Ryan series


I'm surprised it bombed that badly. Wasn't the Affleck Ryan film a reboot though?
 
2014-01-19 12:23:47 PM

Mugato: dramboxf: Jack Ryan wasn't that bad. I saw it Friday afternoon, and there were about 30 people in the theater. Passable reboot to the Ryan series

I'm surprised it bombed that badly. Wasn't the Affleck Ryan film a reboot though?


I lost track, has there been any Jack Ryan movie where the character was played by the same actor a second time?
 
2014-01-19 12:24:51 PM

Mugato: dramboxf: Jack Ryan wasn't that bad. I saw it Friday afternoon, and there were about 30 people in the theater. Passable reboot to the Ryan series

I'm surprised it bombed that badly. Wasn't the Affleck Ryan film a reboot though?


Yeah, they rebooted to explain the age difference but changed the novel in such a ham fisted way that it was god awful.

The new reboot worked because it's clearly set in the post 9/11 world while keeping enough nods to the character's origin.  It helps that the villain actually sort of made sense which is an improvement over using Nazi's in the last movie since no one will be offended.
 
2014-01-19 12:26:10 PM

sno man: Mugato: dramboxf: Jack Ryan wasn't that bad. I saw it Friday afternoon, and there were about 30 people in the theater. Passable reboot to the Ryan series

I'm surprised it bombed that badly. Wasn't the Affleck Ryan film a reboot though?

I lost track, has there been any Jack Ryan movie where the character was played by the same actor a second time?


Ford played him consecutively in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger.
 
2014-01-19 12:26:24 PM

Mugato: dramboxf: Jack Ryan wasn't that bad. I saw it Friday afternoon, and there were about 30 people in the theater. Passable reboot to the Ryan series

I'm surprised it bombed that badly. Wasn't the Affleck Ryan film a reboot though?


Yes it was. Here's the thing, Alec Baldwin set that character waaaay back in Hunt for Red October. Harrison Ford never quite fit that mold but he wasn't terrible and Clancy was still relevant. When Affleck  came in nobody was giving a shiat about Clancy anymore which is still the case. Having Chris Pine there ain't helping things.
 
2014-01-19 12:26:49 PM
I don't party or shake my rump I leave that to the brothers with the funny haircuts
 
2014-01-19 12:26:50 PM

sno man: Mugato: dramboxf: Jack Ryan wasn't that bad. I saw it Friday afternoon, and there were about 30 people in the theater. Passable reboot to the Ryan series

I'm surprised it bombed that badly. Wasn't the Affleck Ryan film a reboot though?

I lost track, has there been any Jack Ryan movie where the character was played by the same actor a second time?


Ford in Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger.
 
2014-01-19 12:27:03 PM

sno man: Mugato: dramboxf: Jack Ryan wasn't that bad. I saw it Friday afternoon, and there were about 30 people in the theater. Passable reboot to the Ryan series

I'm surprised it bombed that badly. Wasn't the Affleck Ryan film a reboot though?

I lost track, has there been any Jack Ryan movie where the character was played by the same actor a second time?



Clear and Present Danger
Patriot Games
Harrison Ford
 
2014-01-19 12:28:35 PM

TheHumanCannonball: sno man: Mugato: dramboxf: Jack Ryan wasn't that bad. I saw it Friday afternoon, and there were about 30 people in the theater. Passable reboot to the Ryan series

I'm surprised it bombed that badly. Wasn't the Affleck Ryan film a reboot though?

I lost track, has there been any Jack Ryan movie where the character was played by the same actor a second time?

Ford played him consecutively in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger.


right, forgot that.  thx.

thx also Nefarious
 
2014-01-19 12:29:44 PM

the_celt: sno man: Mugato: dramboxf: Jack Ryan wasn't that bad. I saw it Friday afternoon, and there were about 30 people in the theater. Passable reboot to the Ryan series

I'm surprised it bombed that badly. Wasn't the Affleck Ryan film a reboot though?

I lost track, has there been any Jack Ryan movie where the character was played by the same actor a second time?


Clear and Present Danger
Patriot Games
Harrison Ford



heh
/dammitsomuch
 
2014-01-19 12:37:34 PM
Jack Ryan wasn't that bad. Wasn't particularly good either. I might take in a sequel should they choose to make one. At this point that seems unlikely.
 
2014-01-19 12:37:39 PM
I saw Fruitville Station.  There was no fruit in the movie.
 
2014-01-19 12:53:30 PM
I'm probably one of the ten people on the planet who liked Affleck's turn as Jack Ryan in The Sum Of All Fears. That said, the trailer for JR:SR just seemed uninspired and wearisome, so I won't pay to see that. Hard to believe that Sir Kenneth's the director.

As for Ride Along, well, Kevin Hart's been touted as The Next Big Thing, ever since his comedy concert flick in 2012, but he seems more like an irritating motormouth than anything else. That's only amusing in *ahem* small doses. I'm not sure I could endure 90 mins of that.
 
2014-01-19 01:01:24 PM
Frozen has been out since November. Tried taking Little Explosion yesterday... And it was sold out. WTF?
 
2014-01-19 01:02:02 PM
I kust saw American Hustle.

While it's good and has lots of Amy Adams side boob, I just don't get the love for this movie.

/probably from critics who love a period piece of the era they grew up in
//can't wait for the love hair bands will get in about ten years
 
2014-01-19 01:33:14 PM

GoodHomer: I just don't get the love for this movie.


This. My friends have been raving about it but I walked out of the theatre thinking "meh".

It was just, forgettable.
 
2014-01-19 01:39:25 PM

Karate Explosion: Frozen has been out since November. Tried taking Little Explosion yesterday... And it was sold out. WTF?


It was pretty packed last weekend when the family saw it here.  It's good. Plenty to hold parents attention and not relentlessly warm and fuzzy like a lot of kids movies have been over the last 10 years or so.  The 3-D is pretty good too, without any of the awkward sequences only tangentially relevant to the story thrown in only because "hey cool, look at this trick".  And there was a very good Disney short before, that really works the 3-D!
Plus, there isn't much else in theaters right now for kids.
 
2014-01-19 01:54:23 PM

kronicfeld: Frozen was pretty good. Best Disney (i.e., not Pixar) movie in a long, long time.

 
2014-01-19 02:01:48 PM
Lone Survivor was pretty good despite it being all Wahlbergy.
 
2014-01-19 02:10:55 PM

miss diminutive: GoodHomer: I just don't get the love for this movie.

This. My friends have been raving about it but I walked out of the theatre thinking "meh".

It was just, forgettable.


"Forgettable" was exactly how I described to to Mrs. GoodHomer.
 
2014-01-19 02:19:33 PM

GoodHomer: miss diminutive: GoodHomer: I just don't get the love for this movie.

This. My friends have been raving about it but I walked out of the theatre thinking "meh".

It was just, forgettable.

"Forgettable" was exactly how I described to to Mrs. GoodHomer.


It was the first time I was aware of time passing in a movie, where I actually wanted it to end, since "Sucker Punch".

I agree with GoodHomer's assessment: it seems like the critics are just fawning over the "periodness" of it.
 
2014-01-19 02:21:32 PM

Nefarious: Mugato: dramboxf: Jack Ryan wasn't that bad. I saw it Friday afternoon, and there were about 30 people in the theater. Passable reboot to the Ryan series

I'm surprised it bombed that badly. Wasn't the Affleck Ryan film a reboot though?

Yeah, they rebooted to explain the age difference but changed the novel in such a ham fisted way that it was god awful.

The new reboot worked because it's clearly set in the post 9/11 world while keeping enough nods to the character's origin.  It helps that the villain actually sort of made sense which is an improvement over using Nazi's in the last movie since no one will be offended.


The last movie was supposed to open after 9/11 but the studio postponed it and heavily reworked it so as not to offend.

In the book, it initially appears that the A-bomb detonation was the work of Muslim terrorists (the bomb is an Israeli warhead lost in the Egyptian desert) but it eventually turns out the whole thing is a false flag operation perpetrated by Neo-Nazis.
 
2014-01-19 02:38:09 PM
I enjoyed Jack Ryan, but it could have easily been a TV movie.  I could have done without whats-her-face as the love interest.
 
2014-01-19 02:47:08 PM

Infobahn: whats-her-face


Generic Natalie Portman.
 
2014-01-19 03:01:36 PM
The problem with the Jack Ryan movie is that in the books he was an analyst sucked into action stuff, but he wasn't a hand to hand, kick ass, Jason Borne type.  If they want that type of figure out of Tom Clancy, they just need to make Without Remorse already, and to a stack of John Clark movies.
 
2014-01-19 03:07:31 PM
I don't know why they keep making Jack Ryan movies. The only movie any Clancy fan has ever wanted to see is Without Remorse. At least until they try to make it appeal to the mass market and it turns into an abortion of a movie.
 
2014-01-19 03:10:32 PM
They turned Mission Impossible into Bond movies, and everything else is trying to be Bourne.
 
2014-01-19 03:21:52 PM
I saw Dallas Buyers Club.
 
2014-01-19 03:27:04 PM

GoodHomer: miss diminutive: GoodHomer: I just don't get the love for this movie.

This. My friends have been raving about it but I walked out of the theatre thinking "meh".

It was just, forgettable.

"Forgettable" was exactly how I described to to Mrs. GoodHomer.


Someone asked me a week after I watched it if I had seen the movie and for a second I almost said no, that's the lasting impression it made on me.

/alcohol may have also had something to do with the memory lapse
//maybe
 
ecl
2014-01-19 03:35:10 PM

GoodHomer: I kust saw American Hustle.

While it's good and has lots of Amy Adams side boob, I just don't get the love for this movie.

/probably from critics who love a period piece of the era they grew up in
//can't wait for the love hair bands will get in about ten years



In 2045 we will be watching a dramatic recreation of the story of the Baha Men winning a Grammy for "Who let the dogs out" that makes The Doors look like Crossroads.
 
2014-01-19 03:46:19 PM
Something's happened with me in the last 3 or so years, where I'm not to the point that I don't even know what movies are playing in the theaters. The majority of the movies I want to see either come out in very limited release or straight to DVD. I'll go see a Pacific Rim or Star Wars or something, but otherwise I have no idea what the big Hollywood theatre movies are.
 
2014-01-19 03:53:46 PM

devildog123: The problem with the Jack Ryan movie is that in the books he was an analyst sucked into action stuff, but he wasn't a hand to hand, kick ass, Jason Borne type.  If they want that type of figure out of Tom Clancy, they just need to make Without Remorse already, and to a stack of John Clark movies.


That was my issue with the concept.  It's a huge plot point of The Hunt for Red October when everyone expects Jack Ryan to be some American James Bond, SAD/SOG Direct Action dude.

"I'm not an agent, I just write books for the CIA!"
 
2014-01-19 03:57:16 PM

Bslim: Alec Baldwin set that character waaaay back in Hunt for Red October. Harrison Ford never quite fit that mold but he wasn't terrible and Clancy was still relevant


Clancy whined that Ford was too old but in his films he was a retired CIA guy so it worked.
 
2014-01-19 03:57:39 PM

Sgt Otter: devildog123: The problem with the Jack Ryan movie is that in the books he was an analyst sucked into action stuff, but he wasn't a hand to hand, kick ass, Jason Borne type.  If they want that type of figure out of Tom Clancy, they just need to make Without Remorse already, and to a stack of John Clark movies.

That was my issue with the concept.  It's a huge plot point of The Hunt for Red October when everyone expects Jack Ryan to be some American James Bond, SAD/SOG Direct Action dude.

"I'm not an agent, I just write books for the CIA!"


Shum thingsh down he-ere don't ree-act well wit bulletsh.
 
2014-01-19 03:59:35 PM

Infobahn: I enjoyed Jack Ryan, but it could have easily been a TV movie.  I could have done without whats-her-face as the love interest.


Keira Knightley.  She really needs to stick with dramas and contemporary/historical romance films.  It's not that she's talentless, she just seems out of place in a film like that.
 
2014-01-19 04:11:02 PM
My wife and I were just saying the other day that this is exactly the time of the year we want to go see movies while it's crappy outside. Yet most of the good movies come out during the summer when I'd rather be outdoors.
 
2014-01-19 04:25:14 PM

Orgasmatron138: My wife and I were just saying the other day that this is exactly the time of the year we want to go see movies while it's crappy outside. Yet most of the good movies come out during the summer when I'd rather be outdoors.


 Yeah, they dump all the shiatty movies on January and September. Although in the last, year, it's hard to tell the difference.
 
2014-01-19 04:36:47 PM

Uncle Pooky: I saw Dallas Buyers Club.


And what did you think?
 
2014-01-19 04:49:20 PM
I saw August: Osage County yesterday.  Good movie, Meryl Streep nailed that part.
 
2014-01-19 04:57:47 PM

Flappyhead: Infobahn: I enjoyed Jack Ryan, but it could have easily been a TV movie.  I could have done without whats-her-face as the love interest.

Keira Knightley.  She really needs to stick with dramas and contemporary/historical romance films.  It's not that she's talentless, she just seems out of place in a film like that.



Precisely my sentiments after viewing that trailer. She seems to be garnering praise for nailing an American accent, but not much else.
 
2014-01-19 05:00:51 PM

twistedmetal: I saw August: Osage County yesterday.  Good movie, Meryl Streep nailed that part.

A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Stars:  Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts



I'm probably going to catch some, "Why don't you go watch Transformers" shiat for this but I'd rather teabag a bowling ball return than watch that.
 
2014-01-19 05:06:29 PM

Mugato: twistedmetal: I saw August: Osage County yesterday.  Good movie, Meryl Streep nailed that part.

A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Stars:  Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts


I'm probably going to catch some, "Why don't you go watch Transformers" shiat for this but I'd rather teabag a bowling ball return than watch that.


Not from me. Streep is a brilliant actress, but this flick has little appeal for me.
 
2014-01-19 05:24:56 PM

Apos: I'm probably going to catch some, "Why don't you go watch Transformers" shiat for this but I'd rather teabag a bowling ball return than watch that.

Not from me. Streep is a brilliant actress, but this flick has little appeal for me.


Yeah, of course, Streep is great. No one saw it but she was awesome in the Manchurian Candidate remake. And she can do comedy, which is what I really respect. Anyone can do a tearjerker Lifetime performance but if you can do comedy you can do anything.
 
2014-01-19 05:28:05 PM

ecl: GoodHomer: I kust saw American Hustle.

While it's good and has lots of Amy Adams side boob, I just don't get the love for this movie.

/probably from critics who love a period piece of the era they grew up in
//can't wait for the love hair bands will get in about ten years


In 2045 we will be watching a dramatic recreation of the story of the Baha Men winning a Grammy for "Who let the dogs out" that makes The Doors look like Crossroads.



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2014-01-19 05:31:30 PM
Jack Ryan isn't supposed to be James Bond, but it looks like that's what they want.

That being said I didn't hate the preview I saw of it before Wolf of Wallstreet, but it looked a lot like the intro to Casino Royale
 
2014-01-19 05:35:24 PM

pedobearapproved: Jack Ryan isn't supposed to be James Bond, but it looks like that's what they want.


More like Jason Bourne. Then, the last few Bond movies were also trying to be Jason Bourne.
 
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