Jack Ryan
Jack Ryan
Jack Ryan is a Republican from the state of Illinois who was forced to withdraw from the 2004 United States Senate race due to an alleged sex scandal involving his relationship with his ex-wife, actress Jeri Ryan. His eventual replacement, Alan Keyes, would go on to lose the general election to State Senator and future President of the United States Barack Obama.
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John Krasinski On Playing The Iconic Jack Ryan: 'There’s Definitely Fear'
Huffington Post - 6 months
John Krasinski has played every character from our favorite goofball Jim in “The Office” to a badass soldier in “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” But his newest character might be the biggest departure from his real-life personality yet. Krasinski is the latest actor to take on the role of Jack Ryan, the CIA agent from Tom Clancy’s popular novels, in an upcoming Amazon series from “Lost” showrunner Carlton Cuse. With this role, Krasinski joins the crew of Hollywood actors who have played the part of Jack Ryan in the past, including Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine and Ben Affleck. function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttri ...
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Time to kill? Here are 130 riveting movies you can watch on Netflix right now
Yahoo News - about 1 year
This list is updated monthly to reflect recent availability and to showcase films currently streaming on Netflix, whether talking classics or modern gems. Netflix offers roughly a gazillion different movies available through its streaming platform — well, approximately a gazillion. However, while the landmark service might become surprisingly accurate with its suggestions once you’ve been using it for a while, it’s still often tough to find something worth watching amid the trove of terrible choices.That being the case, we’ve taken the time to wade through the ridiculous amount of content in order to bring you a list of some of the best films currently available on Netflix Instant. Planning your weekend has never been easier. Related: Here’s what’s new on Netflix in December, and what’s going away Choose a genre: Recent Additions Documentaries Comedies Dramas Thrillers & Action Adventure Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy Kids Horror Romance New for December 2015 A League of Their Own Pl ...
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No real estate agent needed: Rex launches digital marketplace for buyers and sellers
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Buying or selling a home, as we all know, is kind of a big deal. Real estate agents have traditionally been involved to simplify the complicated transactions, but they’re not the only option out there. Rex launched a new platform Thursday that the company says can do “everything a traditional agent would do — and more.” With its digital marketplace, concierge service, resources, and tools, Rex seeks to make the process easier for both buyers and sellers, as well as lower transaction costs. Sellers are able to list their home on Rex’s online marketplace and create custom websites. The service has photographers and videographers available so that homes can be optimally showcased, and users can also take advantage of Rex’s marketing knowledge to reach audience. Homes are pre-screened and then curated for prospective buyers. Related:  Subscription service Super aims to take the headaches out of homeownership Rex features communication and booking tools that allow both buyers and sellers to ...
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12 Agents More Badass Than Bond
Huffington Post - over 1 year
As James Bond shoots, punches and bombs his way through his 24th adventure, "Spectre," he remains the prototype of the no-nonsense agent who can take a beating as well as give it and kill without remorse to accomplish his assignment. He also doesn't always follow orders and frustrates his superiors . But he always gets the job done. Other super spies have come on the scene, owing much to Fleming's immortal model. They're not in any order because they're all the very embodiment of badass. Character: Jack Reacher Novel: Killing Floor Author: Lee Child Jack Reacher is a drifter. The 6'5" former Major in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps roams the U.S., taking odd jobs and investigating suspicious, dangerous situations. Reacher wanders the country through 20 action-packed novels that the New York Times describe as "Smart and Breathless." The ultimate loner, drifter and avenger, Reacher travels lighter than any other hero. He never washes his clothes. When they get dirty he ...
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'Jack Ryan' exclusive: The 'awesome' sewer set
USA Today - over 2 years
The water world set in 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' even rocked Kevin Costner.
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'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' Adds Up to Little
Wall Street Journal - about 3 years
Revival of Tom Clancy's canon, "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," struggles to make much sense, writes Joe Morgenstern.
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Sir Hamlet in Russia
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Sir Kenneth Branagh, "or simply Ken," spent weeks shooting and directing Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit in what sounds like a very intimidating location: Moscow. Not the Russia of Dr. Zhivago -- or Dr. Strangelove -- but modern Moscow. Yes, the same talented artist who brought Hamlet to the big screen, is responsible for this tense, character-driven and engrossing thriller. In addition to directing the taught, not-at-all by the numbers action film, he also plays a complex, layered Russian villain. A Russian bad guy? In 2014? Can we even do that any more? You'd think after decades of 'normal' relations, it would have gone down like a bad bowl of borscht. But you'd be wrong. I talked to "Ken" for this week's episode of our Travel - Entertainment podcast, A Fork on the Road Show. Also featured in the episode are musician Dan Navarro sharing his travel tips and backstories on how -- and why -- he writes the songs he does, and Allison McGuire from WanderWe.com, explaining her ...
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'Ride Along' Is The Box-Office Champ For Third Straight Week
Huffington Post - about 3 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Super Bowl XLVII weekend in full swing, "Ride Along" remained strong, steering Universal Pictures into the No. 1 slot in a surprising three-week takeover at the box office. Topping multiplex sales since setting a January debut record when opening over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend with $48.6 million, the buddy cop comedy, starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, made $12.3 million, as it nears a $100 million domestic total, according to studio estimates Sunday. In the world of animation, Disney's "Frozen," now the fourth highest-grossing domestic animated release ever, is in second place with $9.3 million. The studio rereleased a singalong version of the film, as the movie's soundtrack remains No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The film's signature track "Let It Go," sung by Idina Menzel, sits on the Billboard Hot 100 among the top 30. "Frozen" singalong shows, featured in 2,057 theaters out of 2,754, added $2.2 million, as the film crossed the $360 million ma ...
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Carmike Governor's Square 10
Business & Heritage - Clarksvill - about 3 years
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Matt Adcock’s film review: Jack Ryan’s latest incarnation is a formula feature with a starry cast but little in the way of real thrills
The Bucks Herald - about 3 years
All American super spy Jack Ryan is back for the benefit of cinema-goers who find Bond a bit too British, Bourne a bit too violent and Mission Impossible’s Ethan Hunt a bit too unpredictable.
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Zaki's Review: <i>Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit</i>
Huffington Post - about 3 years
While Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is the latest manifestation of Hollywood's current vogue of restarting storied franchises from the ground up, the previous Ryan film, 2002's The Sum of All Fears, was sort of the progenitor of the trend, rebooting Tom Clancy's literary hero a solid three years before Batman Begins ostensibly popularized the practice. As such, we're left with the somewhat bizarre statistic that three of the five Jack Ryan movies are "The First Jack Ryan movie." Given how much success the series has reaped for home studio Paramount in decades past, you start to wonder why the filmmakers (franchise overseer Mace Neufeld foremost among them) don't get out of their own way. During the twelve years since Sum, when Ben Affleck had his turn as the ever-harried CIA analyst (following Alec Baldwin in 1990's The Hunt For Red October, and Harrison Ford in 1992's Patriot Games and 1994's Clear &amp; Present Danger), an entire generation has come of age with no particular connection ...
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Film review: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (12A)
Yorkshire Evening Post - about 3 years
Dedicated to the memory of Tom Clancy, who died in October 2013, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is an old-fashioned espionage thriller, which revives the writer’s most popular fictional character.
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Google Glass moviegoer interrogated by FBI at theatre
Calgary Sun - about 3 years
A moviegoer wearing Google Glass was removed from an AMC Theatre in Columbus, Ohio, and questioned for an hour by federal authorities before being released after they determined he wasn’t recording “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.”
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Good Morning, Lisa Opie, And Other News
The Superficial - about 3 years
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'Ride Along' rolls over 'Jack Ryan' to win U.S. weekend box office
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"Ride Along," a buddy cop comedy starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, collected $41.2 million in ticket sales to win the weekend box office race, leaving another new release, political thriller "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," in the dust.
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'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' competent, not compelling, reviews say
LATimes - about 3 years
When it comes to reviews of "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," superlatives are in short supply. Most movie critics agree that the reboot of the Tom Clancy action franchise, starring Chris Pine and directed by Kenneth Branagh, is competent — or "serviceable," or "workmanlike," or even "fairly diverting" — but not particularly compelling.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jack Ryan
  • 2005
    Age 45
    In March 2005, Ryan launched 22nd Century Media, a news media company dedicated to providing hyper-local news in both print and digital media formats.
    More Details Hide Details Ryan spent his childhood in Wilmette, Illinois, the son of Helen Marie (Bruns) and Donald Robert Ryan, a managing partner at a trade and clearing house. One of six siblings, he attended New Trier High School.
  • 2004
    Age 44
    Ryan opposed unsealing the divorce records of Senator John Kerry during Kerry's race against George W. Bush in 2004, and Kerry's divorce records remained sealed.
    More Details Hide Details Ryan subsequently made a statement requesting "Let me be the only person this has happened to. Don’t ask for Ted Kennedy’s. Don’t ask for John McCain’s. Don’t ask for Joe Lieberman’s. Just stop. This is not a good precedent for American society if you really want the best and brightest to run."
    Ryan's campaign indeed ended less than a week after the custody records were opened, and Ryan officially filed the documentation to withdraw on July 29, 2004.
    More Details Hide Details The same party leaders who called for Ryan's resignation chose Alan Keyes as Ryan's replacement in the race; Keyes lost to Obama, 27% to 70%. Subsequent to his withdrawal from the U.S. Senate race in Illinois, Jack Ryan has characterized what happened to him as a "new low for politics in America". According to Ryan, it was unprecedented in American politics for a newspaper to sue for access to sealed custody documents.
    On June 22, 2004, after receiving a report from the referee, Judge Schnider released the files that were deemed consistent with the interests of Ryan's young child.
    More Details Hide Details In those files, Jeri Ryan alleged that Jack Ryan had wanted her to perform sexual acts with him in public in sex clubs in New York City, New Orleans, and Paris, although no sex occurred. Jeri Ryan described one as "a bizarre club with cages, whips and other apparatus hanging from the ceiling." The decision to release these files generated much controversy because it went against both parents' direct request, and because it reversed the earlier decision to seal the papers in the best interest of the child, who had special needs. On the same day, Jim Oberweis, Ryan's defeated opponent in the GOP primary, commented that if the allegations were true, "it would end the candidacy."
    On March 29, 2004, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Schnider ruled that several of the Ryans' custody records should be opened to the public.
    More Details Hide Details The following week, on April 2, 2004, Barack Obama called on Democrats not to inject them into the campaign. The Ryan campaign characterized Obama's stance as hypocritical, because people they alleged to be Obama's backers had been emailing reports about the divorce records prior to Judge Schnider's decision, and urging the press to seek to open them. In May 2004, two polls were conducted statewide. The Chicago Tribune poll found Ryan trailing Obama 52% to 30% while the Sun Times reported that he was trailing Obama 48 percent to 40 percent in the U.S. Senate race, according to a Daily Southtown poll of 500 likely Illinois voters.
    On March 16, 2004, Ryan won the GOP primary with 36 percent to 23 percent against Jim Oberweis, who came in second.
    More Details Hide Details Obama won the Democratic primary, with 53 percent to 23 percent against Dan Hynes, who came in second.
    On March 3, 2004, several of Ryan's GOP primary opponents urged release of the records.
    More Details Hide Details Both Ryan and his wife had agreed to make their divorce records public, but not make the custody records public, claiming that the custody records could be harmful to their son if released.
    Controversially, in 2004, Ryan's staff had Justin Warfel (a campaign worker) follow his opponent, Barack Obama, throughout the day and record everything he did in public on videotape.
    More Details Hide Details The tactic backfired when Barack Obama and others, including Ryan's supporters, criticized this activity. Ryan's spokesman apologized, and promised that Warfel would give Obama more space. Obama said he was satisfied with Ryan's decision to have Warfel back off.
    However, after his divorce records containing damaging allegations were unsealed and made public, he withdrew his candidacy on June 25, 2004, and officially filed the documentation to withdraw on July 29, 2004.
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    Ryan hoped to succeed retiring Republican Peter Fitzgerald in the United States Senate. On March 16, 2004, he won the Republican primary, thus pairing him against Democrat Barack Obama.
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    He left his teaching position to run for the Senate in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Currently, he runs a news media company, 22nd Century Media, which publishes fifteen separate localized newspapers and websites in the greater Chicago area. During his Senate campaign, Ryan was a proponent of across-the-board tax cuts and tort reform, reductions in federal spending, as well as a proponent of equal opportunity in education.
    His 2004 campaign for the Senate, against Barack Obama, received widespread media attention for the disclosure of sealed custody documents stemming from his divorce from actress Jeri Ryan.
    More Details Hide Details The unsealing of those documents, detailing allegations that Ryan had pressured his wife to perform sexual acts in public, led to Ryan's withdrawal from the campaign.
  • 2000
    Age 40
    In 2000, after Goldman Sachs went public, Ryan's net worth was in the tens of millions.
    More Details Hide Details He retired from Goldman as a partner and taught for three years at a Bronzeville, Chicago, parochial school, Hales Franciscan High School.
  • 1991
    Age 31
    Ryan married actress Jeri Ryan in 1991; together they have a son, Alex Ryan, born 1994. They divorced in 1999 in California, and the records of the divorce were open but their custody documents were sealed at their mutual request.
    More Details Hide Details Five years later, when Ryan's Senate campaign began, the Chicago Tribune newspaper and WLS-TV, the local ABC affiliate, sought to have the records released.
  • 1977
    Age 17
    He graduated from high school in 1977 and went on to Dartmouth College, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
    More Details Hide Details He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, and his JD from Harvard Law School, with honors. After this, he worked at Casa Juan Diego, a refugee camp for Latinos fleeing the Central American civil wars. He worked for Goldman Sachs as an investment banker and eventual partner, first in New York City, and then in the Chicago branch.
  • 1959
    Born on October 6, 1959.
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