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Novelist Tom Clancy a master of military thrillers

This undated file image provided by Paramount Studios shows a scene from “The Hunt for Red October” starring, from left, Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin and Scott Glenn. The film is based on the book by Tom Clancy. (AP Photo/Paramount Studios) LOS ANGELES (AP) — With CIA analyst Jack Ryan, Tom Clancy created a character that spoke to audiences from both page and screen, representing the changing mood of a country facing growing geopolitical challenges. “Thrillers, like all art, are always a reflection of the culture,” said fellow author Brad Meltzer. “No one captured that Cold War fear — and that uniquely American perspective— like Clancy. Jack Ryan wasn’t just a character. He was us. He was every American in those days when we were a push-of-the-button away from nuclear war.” Clancy brought such realism and attention to detail to his novels that in 1985, a year after the Cold War thriller “The Hunt for Red October” came out, a military official suspected the author of having access to classified material.

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‘Man of Steel’ sequel to film in metro Detroit

by Breeanna Hare (CNN) — Michiganders looking for work might want to keep their eyes peeled for Superman. Zack Snyder’s upcoming “Man of Steel” sequel, which will star Brit actor Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman, is slated to film in metro Detroit and throughout Michigan, the Michigan Film Office announced Thursday.

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Analysis: Ben Affleck and the Batman backlash

In this Feb. 24, 2013 photo, actor/director Ben Affleck arrives at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars Viewing and After Party, at the Sunset Plaza Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) by Kake CoyleAP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Affleck will be the next Batman: How ’bout them apples? Well, the Internet, which erupted Thursday night after Warner Bros. announced that Affleck will play the Caped Crusader for its Superman and Batman team-up movie, does not like them apples one bit. Jokes (many of them imagining a Batman from South Boston) flew on Twitter. Petitions with thousands of signatures were launched to urge Warner Bros. to rethink their decision.