Jack Ryan back on the big screen

By From page A7 | January 15, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” which opens Friday.

The PG-13 movie is based on the man who seems to be an ordinary executive but is a secret CIA employee. In this flick Ryan, played by Chris Pine, finds himself caught between his secretive handler, his clueless fiancée and a Russian leader. Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner also star.

Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser and Liam Neeson lend their voices to the animated “The Nut Job 3D” about a mischievous squirrel and his rat friend. The pair plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions. It’s not rated.

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the lineup in “Ride Along,” PG-13, about a hot-tempered cop and his sister’s boyfriend on patrol in the streets of Atlanta. John Leguizamo also stars.

The horror flick, “The Devil’s Due,” centers on an expectant couple where the changes in the mother-to-be have a much more sinister origin. It’s rated R.

Opening in limited release are:

  • “Big Bad Wolves,” with a plot that centers on a series of brutal murders that put the lives of three men on a collision course. It’s not rated.
  • “G.B.F,” a comedy/drama about three high school clique queens who battle for supremacy. The competition includes the hottest new tween girl accessory, The Gay Best Friend. It’s rated R.
  • “Generation War,” described as the German “Band of Brothers” and runs almost five hours. It depicts the lives of five young German friends forced to navigate the unconscionable moral comprises of life under Hitler. It’s not rated.
  • “Like Father, Like Son,” which tells the story of a businessman who learns his biological son was switched with another child after birth. It’s not rated.
  • “Jamesy Boy,” about a teen who goes from a suburban street gang to maximum security prison cell. There he forges a friendship with a convicted murderer. Ving Rhames, James Woods and Mary-Louise Parker star. It’s not rated.
  • “Summer in February,” which is set in 1913 and focuses on two friends competing for the affections of a comely debutante. It’s not rated.

For showtimes, call the Edwards Theatres at 432-2140, Brenden Theatres at 469-0180 or visit http://www.fandango.com/94533_movietimes.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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