The month of October began with some sad news, with the passing of prolific author, Tom Clancy. This week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News begins with a retrospective of Clancy’s work and continuing legacy, as the hosts review the trailer for the reboot adaptation of his most famous character in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit which puts Chris Pine (Star Trek) into the role famously occupied by Alec Baldwin (The Hunt for Red October) and Harrison Ford (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger). Hit the jump to hear about the game the hosts played starring Tom Hanks. Continue reading The Legacy of Tom Clancy and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Recasting Early Tom Hanks Roles, Gravity Review + Spoiler Session
It’s hard for me to believe that video game sales took a turn toward the negative in 2009. The industry appeared to be recession proof. And with so many popular titles – from the Rock Band series to the Lego franchise – invading homes on multiple platforms, you would think the industry was healthy. True, it’s hardly on life-support. But gaming companies are entering 2010 looking for a shot in the arm (and a boost in the pocketbook) as the recession wears on.