‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,’ ‘Non-Stop,’ ‘Alan Partridge’
New DVD releases for Tuesday, June 10, include the action thrillers “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” (starring Chris Pine) and “Non-Stop” (Liam Neeson); and the comedy “Alan Partridge” (Steve Coogan).
Tuesday, June 10, brings “Non-Stop” action to DVD. Star ratings are by Seattle Times movie reviewers, freelancers or wire services. For full reviews, search the title at seattletimes.com. Release dates are subject to change.
★★★ “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” (PG-13): This origin story “gets the late Tom Clancy’s signature superspy right,” says movie reviewer Soren Andersen. The latest in the franchise — which includes “The Hunt for Red October,” “Patriot Games,” “Clear and Present Danger” and “The Sum of All Fears” — follows the CIA analyst as he goes from Wall Street to Moscow, where he tries to thwart a Russian scheme to crash the U.S. economy cooked up by an oligarch (Kenneth Branagh, who also directed). “With (Chris Pine) in the lead and Branagh at the helm, ‘Shadow Recruit’ is a thrill ride that delivers.”
★★★ “Alan Partridge” (R): The motormouth misfit DJ that Steve Coogan created for British television years ago is back, bumbling his way through a hostage situation at a radio station.
★★ “Non-Stop” (PG-13): Liam Neeson plays a U.S. air marshal who, on a flight from New York to London, begins to receive threatening text messages from a mysterious sender demanding $150 million transferred into an offshore account — otherwise he’ll kill a passenger every 20 minutes. The cast includes Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery and Lupita Nyong’o, in a small role.
TV and other releases
“Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Fourth Season”
“Transformers Animated: The Complete Series”
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