The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
Cormac McCarthy’s bones and Ridley Scott's style do not make The Counselor something more than an interesting curiosity. A film that seems destined more to be remembered as that move where Cameron Diaz does that thing with the car than anything else.
CIA analyst Jack Ryan never thought he'd get his hands dirty doing field work, but when a famous Russian naval officer piloting the most advanced Soviet nuclear submarine plots desertion, he is tasked with bringing the submarine safely to the U.S. The first film in the Jack Ryan franchise.
The character "Lt. Cmdr. Mike Hewitt," the torpedo operator on the surface ship who calls out the range of the torpedo fired on the Red October, only for it to be remotely detonated by James Greer (James Earl Jones) prior to impact, although not referred to by name in the movie, his character is listed in the credits. The character was named after Mike Hewitt, a technical advisor on the film. During filming he was Captain (now retired) of the USS Fulton, a "sub-tender" ship stationed at the Naval Base in Groton, CT.
Comrades, this is your Captain. It is an honor to speak to you today and I am honored to be sailing with you on the maiden voyage of the motherland's most recent achievement. Once more, we play our dangerous game. A game of chess, with our old adversary, the American Navy. For 40 years, your fathers before you and your older brothers, played this game and played it well. But today, the game is different. We have the advantage. It reminds me of the heady days of Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin when the world trembled at the sound of our rockets. Well they will tremble again at the sound of our silence.
The Red October is a new Soviet submarine capable of completely silent running using a revolutionary new propulsion technology that can park itself off the coast of America without anybody detecting it. Its captain, Marko Ramius, a man with a serious grudge against his homeland, knows this weapon could tip the balance of power and lead to nuclear confrontation. On the sub's shakedown run he plans to defect as long as his crew doesn't discover his true motives and kill him first.
In America, CIA analyst Jack Ryan briefs his superiors on the threat the Red October poses to peace and is convinced Ramius plans to defect. Now, with this information in hand Ryan is charged with the task of bringing Ramius and his valuable sub in before either side is able to destroy it..