Insomniac Theater: 'Jack Ryan' and 'The Nut Job'

Can "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" or "The Nut Job" reign supreme at the box office?
3:00 | 01/17/14

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Time now for our insomniac theatre -- this morning -- -- take a sneak peak at two movies opening this weekend that will lead to make you paranoid or downright squirrelly. -- -- the paranoia it's a geopolitical thriller that could be lifted right out of the headlines it's based on Tom Clancy's character Jack Ryan's shadow recruit. -- -- played by Chris hi nice plays at Covert CIA analyst. Uncovering -- Russian plot to crash the US economy with a terrorist attack us. Yes these views -- circle tomorrow. It's magnificent. Also starring Kevin Costner -- and nightly. In getting. Only tepid reviews scoring just a 67%. On rotten tomatoes but it -- getting international accolades Tony stamp of flicks in New Zealand writing that it quote. In -- simply by being -- -- we put together thriller. But it does have some very harsh critics mark Feeney of the Boston Globe writing. Jack Ryan is -- allowed assured over applauded it way over applauded. Fairly diverting and pretty much and DE. How -- operative launch a movie and open its New Zealand they're kind of China's go to something a little lighter much lighter in fact the nut job as an action packed animated come and it follows the path -- the squirrel and a rat. Who plan -- not store heist. Which then puts them on the path of the zany adventure one after the other the movie features some very high powered voices Will -- cap. Michael Brennan -- truly amazing admire Rudolph. So we think -- My mind. Wait we don't know what that anti -- and -- chat pristine night. Which bid expires. I have been trained in mouth is as -- -- as. -- -- Tireless -- but apparently that job is getting crushed on rotten tomatoes scores a paltry 14%. The critics almost universally hated. Bruce Kirkland and -- Toronto star riding its mediocre family entertainment that can be seen -- easily forgotten. And we had to look hard to find this positive barely positive review by -- Arnold from NPR. Once so early and -- had cased the joint develop -- plan and deal with the inevitable surprises the nut job could be any classic caper flick. That's the most positive thing he asked to battle the a lot of --

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