In the wee small hours of last night, whilst waiting for Northwest Airlines to continue their voodoo juju on Major Dad, I got to watch (uninterrupted) the DVD wide screen version of The Hunt For Red October. It only reinforced my initial feeling that Alec Baldwin was meant to be Jack Ryan and he is a horse’s ass for letting his bloated ego blow it so completely. (‘Bloated’ being the operative word. What a sickening surprise when he popped on screen during Notting Hill. And STFU already.) Pffft. Loser.

9 Responses to “Pronouncement”

  1. Ken Summers says:

    Baldwin? Really?
    I’ve only seen a little bit of one Clancy movie, don’t recall the name, but it was Harrison Ford playing Ryan. That looked right.

  2. Crusader says:

    Baldwin only played him in HFRO, Ken. Ford played him in the next 2, then (puke) Ben in that PC sacking of one of the best of the Ryan books, Sum of All Fears. Alec sure looked like crap in Pearl and in Along came Polly. I kinda hate that he does the voice for Thomas now, instead of George Carlin, who just fit the role better to me.

  3. Baldwin was the perfect age to carry through years of the series and has a marvelous quality about him in the flick. I rememeber when they were looking for ‘Jack Ryan’ and then announced he’d gotten it. I thought ‘perfect’! Then he dropped out over a salary dispute (read ‘I’m bigtime now, muchachos and you’re gonna pay’), the studio wouldn’t go for the blackmail and they signed Ford. I groaned at that one. it’s like Chris Rock said about Jude Law at the Oscars ~ he’s freakin’ every where

  4. Ken Summers says:

    BTW, where’s Bingley today? Off sulking somewhere because that L********* broad’s getting hitched to someone else?

  5. Nah. The Gods of the Internet hath smote him most grieviously.

  6. Ken Summers says:

    Bummer. What’d he do to piss ’em off?

  7. Nightfly says:

    Five or six years ago I spent a summer camp counseling. (Long story.) One rainy day, as a treat, the kids got to go to the movies. Behold, we were split unto two groups, and behold, I was assigned to help with the older children, watching “Pokemon.” (It doesn’t matter which one it was; I was asleep in ten minutes.)
    When I came to almost an hour later, adorable creatures were zapping each other. Yawn. Who needs the bathroom? Let’s go. While they went in I tarried to chat with another counselor who was with the younger group. “We’re watching Thomas the Tank Engine,” she growled. “Piece of crap movie.”
    “Can’t be that bad.”
    “Dude!” she yelled. “It’s a DRUG MOVIE! The whole plot is Alec Baldwin trying to find some magic dust to put in his pipe and smoke!”
    So every time I think of any of the Baldwins, I think of Alec smoking the magic dust in a kid’s film. They should have gotten Ringo.

  8. The Real JeffS says:

    Alec Baldwin. Team American wasn’t harsh enough on him.

  9. The Real JeffS says:

    Alec Baldwin. Team America wasn’t harsh enough on him.

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