‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’: A Modern Day Spy Thriller

BY Jen T. Tuazon

"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" starring Chris Pine. (Photo Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” starring Chris Pine. (Photo Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

It used to be that action movies were mostly made up of endless physical combat, elaborate explosions, and dizzying car chases. But as virtual reality has gradually lessened physical contact among us in the “real world,”  movies—even action ones!—are now mirroring this change, as in the new spy movie Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit starring Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, and Kenneth Brannagh (who also directed the film).

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2014 #savethedate: Local release dates for 47 Ronin, Noah, Transformers 4, and more from Solar-UIP

"47 Ronin" opens in Philippine cinemas Jan. 8, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures)

“47 Ronin” opens in Philippine cinemas Jan. 8, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures)

Yesterday, we featured the 2014 movies from Warner Bros. This time, the spotlight is on Solar-UIP (Universal Pictures, Paramount, Solar). And just like with the Warner releases, we have synopses, trailers, and release dates.

But before the complete list, here are our top picks, in order of release date.

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Jonah Hill’s fake teeth star in new trailer for ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

BY Joanna Mendoza

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill in "The Wolf of Wall Street" (Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill on “The Wolf of Wall Street” (Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

It seems the awesome Jonah Hill can’t do it all after all. Watch the Oscar nominee try to talk through his big, fake teeth in this new trailer for The Wolf of Wall Street.

To be fair, it’s not as bad as it is distracting. Maybe the comical effect is intentional? Whether or not it is, there are other reasons to watch this trailer. There’s footage of a shouting Leonardo DiCaprio that you can add to your yelling Leo montage. TV fan favorites Kyle Chandler (Coach Taylor, one of the best things on Friday Night Lights) and Jon Bernthal (bad boy Shane Walsh on The Walking Dead) are in it. Matthew McConaughey’s “McConaissance” is still in full play. And, really, anytime you see the words “Directed by Martin Scorsese,” you can’t not take a peek.

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