By Graeme Stirling
In the wake of Tom Clancy’s recent death, and with the upcoming release of the new Jack Ryan film (coming soon to Trailer Park), we take a look at some of the classic film adaptations of his work. This week, Patriot Games.
Certain films have a certain impact for reasons far outside of cinema – when you first saw them, where and who with, how they affected your tastes and imagination from then on. Childhood favourites always seem to be the best. The Jack Ryan film series began in 1990 and has continued in some form or another ever since. I watched all of these at home with my dad and my brother, beginning with the second adaptation – 1992’s Patriot Games – and have been a fan ever since.
by Graeme Stirling
In this feature, we give you the lowdown on the hottest trailers around. What do we think? Are the movies going to be any good? First up is Keanu Reeves' new movie 47 Ronin.
Christmas is the time for big films, a coveted slot that can draw in huge audiences after months of teaser trailers. Millions of us saw the Lord of the Rings films back to back upon release. This December sees the much-delayed arrival of a different breed of stunningly visual-based fantasy adventure: 47 Ronin.
by Graeme Stirling
As the new James Bond novel approaches, we probe the many faces of a disputed, immortal character.
Last year saw the release of the smash-hit Skyfall, the twenty-third film of the James Bond franchise and the third starring actor Daniel Craig. It became not only the second-highest grossing film of 2012, but the highest grossing British film of all time, outstripping the other 22 entries that propelled the likes of Sir Sean Connery to global stardom. So, has the Bond formula finally been perfected? According to those involved, it seems not...
This month, the latest Bond novel, Solo, will be released, penned by multi-award winning English novelist William Boyd. Boyd has enjoyed a long career in the literary world and has recently branched out into espionage fiction with novels such as Restless and Waiting for Sunrise. His and Craig’s interpretation of the character, could not be more different, and audiences seem to be equally divided.
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