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Without Remorse | Average Guy Movie Review

When his wife and several members of his Seal team are killed, Senior Chief John Kelly (Michael B. Jordon) takes it upon himself to find the killers. But when he discovers that the killings are part of a larger conspiracy - one with global ramifications - he is forced to work with the government in order to catch the real culprit. Amazon expands on the Tom Clancy universe they established with the John Krasinski led Jack Ryan , by introducing one of his well-known allies; John Kelly (A.K.A. John Clark). However, Ryan is more analyst than action man (certainly at first, anyway), whereas Kelly is an 'operator', and his entrance into this world is slightly more explosive. Despite being more of a blunt instrument, Kelly is intuitive and resourceful, something Jordan carries well. A scene involving Kelly posing as a drunk is a perfect example of this (even if the costume department didn't dirty him up enough). The actor also brings an intensity and determination to the role, mak

Amazon is Developing a Jack Reacher Series

Amazon has won the rights to develop a show based on the novels by Lee Child for their streaming service. The show will be produced by Amazon, along with Skydance Television and Paramount Television, and will follow the ex-military drifter as he travels the US, single-handedly solving problems and fighting crime. Think of Reacher as a one man A-Team. The character was previously played by Tom Cruise in two movies (Jack Reacher and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back), based on the eleventh and eighteenth books in the series. Christopher McQuarrie, who acted as writer/director on the first movie and producer on the second, will serve as executive producer on the show. This is to be the third series of novels developed by Amazon Studios into a TV show. Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch novels are the source for one of the studios longest running shows; 'Bosch', starring Titus Welliver as the veteran LAPD Homicide Detective. Last year 'Jack Ryan' - based on the novel