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Best-selling Political Thriller Novelist Tom Clancy Dies At 66

10/2/2013 11:53pm EDT
Tom Clancy
Best-selling political thriller writer Tom Clancy passed away on Tuesday at the age of 66.

The author died at a hospital in his home town of Baltimore, Maryland. His cause of death has not been released, but he was reportedly suffering from a brief illness prior to his passing.

Clancy was born in the city in 1947 and was an insurance agent before becoming one of the most successful novelists in the U.S.

Clancy's first novel, "The Hunt For Red October", introduced CIA operative Jack Ryan, the recurring protagonist in several of his books. Ryan was portrayed on 1990 film by Alec Baldwin.


Five Reasons FANS Don’t Want Ben Affleck As Batman

8/26/2013 11:30am EDT
Love it or hate it, Ben Affleck will soon be the Caped Crusader.  But amidst the contrversy what’s most surprising is how folks can’t understand why fans are so outraged over the selection.  So for those who are a little confused, here are some Cliff Notes on the subject.  Here are...Five Reasons Fans Don’t Want Ben Affleck As Batman.


Affleck already tried a more meek superhero role and it was about as welcome as a turd in a swimming pool.  With no muscles, no attitude and simply no character cool, Affleck clearly showed why not everyone can be a superhero. 


The Everym...

Jeremy Renner In 'Bourne Legacy' And 10 Other Franchise Recasts

8/9/2012 12:07pm EDT
The Bourne Legacy
Jeremy Renner isn't playing Jason Bourne, but he's taking over the Bourne franchise for Matt Damon in The Bourne Legacy. Renner's also not the first actor or actress to become the new face of a franchise. Here are 10 other franchise recasts:

Bruce Banner - Eric Bana/Edward Norton/Mark Ruffalo: Bana signed for three Hulk films, but was replaced by super fan Norton when Marvel re-acquired the rights. Norton re-wrote The Incredible Hulk and starred in a hit, but was unable to come to a deal when a role in The Avengers was available. Ruffalo filled in, and was given positive reviews.


Kenneth Branagh & Chris Pine To Revive Jack Ryan Franchise

3/28/2012 8:33am EDT
Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh is set to step back behind the camera for another blockbuster - trade reports suggest he has signed on to direct the latest Jack Ryan action movie.

The British actor, who won acclaim as the director of last year's "Thor," will take charge of the latest Tom Clancy movie adaptation, which will feature Chris Pine as the book-to-screen hero, according to Variety.

Ryan has been played on the big screen by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck, while the franchise films "The Hunt For Red October," "Patriot Games," "A Clear and Present Danger" and "The Sum of All Fears" hav...

The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters A Through K

5/7/2008 8:30am EDT
Chris Cooper
Hey, isn’t that...? You know, that guy. The guy that always plays someone in the military. He was in, uh, Syriana, The Kingdom... Oh yeah! He was the father of the emo kid in American Beauty!

Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy."

After reading this you can impress your friends! Win the movie game (the one where you name an actor, someone names a film he or she was in, next player names another actor in that film, etc....

Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling To Star in 'Fracture'

11/10/2005 9:48am EST
Ryan Gosling
New Line Cinema has greenlit production on the thriller "Fracture," starring Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs) and Ryan Gosling (The Notebook), it was announced by New Line Production President Toby Emmerich. The film, which is being directed by Greg Hoblit (Hart’s War, Primal Fear) is scheduled for a February 2006 production start in Los Angeles.

Written by Dan Pyne (The Sum of All Fears, The Manchurian Candidate) and Glenn Gers, Fracture revolves around an assistant district attorney who becomes a crusader for justice when a man who tries to murder his wife – a woman that is now...