Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Night at the Movies - A to Z

The Hunt for Red October based on the novel by Tom Clancy. The book is thrilling and the movie doesn't disappoint. The Soviet navy just launched its newest, technically superior nuclear submarine commanded by Capt. Marko Ramius. Ramius is driving the boat to the east coast of the United States. Is he a madman bent on planning a nuclear attack on the US or is he trying to defect? CIA analyst, Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin) has only a few hours to decide and to prevent a nuclear and political disaster. Next time Jack, send a memo.

Great cast: Sean Connery, Scott Glenn, James Earl Jones, Sam Neill, and Alec Baldwin. This is my favorite of the Jack Ryan novels and movies and I like Baldwin's preppy look over Harrison Ford.  Let me know if you love this movie. Just ping me. One ping only.

Broaden my horizons. What's your favorite movie that begins with the letter H?


  1. I haven't seen that movie is a long time but oh yeah it's a goodie!!
    I do love the original Halloween movie too. I'm not a scary movie fan but I think that one is really well done.

  2. HALLOWEEN (1978) is a great movie-- i wish they'd release a director's cut which removed the blonde girl who says "totally" four hundred times through the film, but otherwise a great scary movie.

    H-Man is a terrific 60s Japanese sci-fi flick that has just been released on DVD.

    HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940) is one of my favorite Cary Grant movies-- moves at a break neck speed and set in a daily newspaper-- it's based on the play THE FRONT PAGE.