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Beyonce The Top Choice To Provide Voice For Nala In 'The Lion King' Re-Make


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The live-action re-boot of Disney’s smash hit The Lion King is in the process of assembling a truly star-studded cast, with new reports suggesting that director Jon Favreau is lining up the one and only Beyonce to voice the character of Nala.

Sources intimated to Variety on Thursday (March 30th) that the pop superstar is on the top of Oscar-winning director Favreau’s list to provide the voice for Nala, the childhood best friend of Simba, and that the studio and team will do “whatever it takes” to get her on board and work round her schedule.

BeyonceBeyonce has reportedly been offered the voiceover role of Nala in 'The Lion King' re-make

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Spider Man: Homecoming Trailer


It turns out that Tony Stark makes a better Avenger than a mentor. After a teenager named Peter Parker gets bitten by a radioactive spider, he finds himself with some incredible super powers; increased agility, and the ability to climb walls and shoot webs. Naturally, he feels alone with no idea how to use his newfound skills. That's when he meets Iron Man, who intructs him to use his powers to rid the streets of petty criminals with the strict caveat that he must leave any supervillain problems to the Avengers. It doesn't take long for Peter to get frustrated with Tony's treatment of him, and he longs to be a fully-fledged member of the team. Of course, he is still a kid, but when a new menace threatens the city in the form of the Vulture, he's determined to help take him down whether Tony likes it or not.

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Disney Announces 'The Lion King' Remake With Director Jon Favreau


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Fairly predictably, Walt Disney Studios are bringing out a modern remake of 'The Lion King' with Jon Favreau as director. Just like 'The Jungle Book', it will feature songs from the original 1994 animated film. No further details have as yet been announced. 

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The movie will join the likes of 'Maleficent', 'Cinderella', 'The Jungle Book' and the upcoming 'Beauty and the Beast' among Disney's live-action/CGI reboots. 'We can officially confirm that The Walt Disney Studios and director Jon Favreau are putting a new reimagining of The Lion King on the fast track to production', the Walt Disney Company said in a statement on their website.

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Jon Favreau - Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Nice Guys" at TCL Chinese Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 10th May 2016

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Jon Favreau - Premiere of 'The Nice Guys' at TCL Chinese Theatre at TCL Chinese Theater IMAX - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 10th May 2016

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'The Jungle Book' Stays On Top Of US Box Office For Third Week


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The Jungle Book is still on top of the US box office chart this week, taking an estimated $42.4 million over the weekend. It marks the third week Jon Favreau’s remake has spent on top of the US chart and it’s now grossed over $684.8 million worldwide.

The Jungle BookThe Jungle Book is still on top of the US box office

The Jungle Book was also the only movie to take a double digit figure over the weekend, with the other box office numbers paling in comparison. The movie only managed to fall 30 percent from the previous weekend, bringing it’s domestic total to over $252 million.

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Disney Confirms 'Jungle Book' And 'Maleficent' Sequels Plus 'Cruella' Movie Starring Emma Stone


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Disney has confirmed a slew of exciting upcoming films, including sequels for The Jungle Book and Maleficent, as well as stand-alone movies based on Cruella de Vil and Tinkerbell. The announcement comes as Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book continues its reign on the top of the US box office, so far taking over $500 million worldwide.

Emma StoneEmma Stone will star as Cruella de Vil in a new Disney movie.

The studio did not specify release dates for any of the upcoming films, but did reveal the prime release dates they have set aside for the next three years. The dates Disney has claimed are: July 28, 2017 (instead of Dec. 22, 2017); April 6, 2018; Aug. 3, 2018; Dec. 25, 2018; and Dec. 20, 2019.

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'The Jungle Book' Takes A Massive $103 Million At US Box Office


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The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau has roared to the top of the US box office this weekend, taking a massive $103m. The film managed one of the biggest ever April debuts in US box office history as well as giving Disney its best opening for a live-action remake since Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland in 2010.

THe Jungle BookThe Jungle Book has topped the US box office.

The film stars Neel Sethi as Mowgli and features the voices of Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong'o and Scarlett Johansson. It's earned glowing reviews from audiences and critics, including a very impressive 94% Rotten Tomatoes rating.

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Jon Favreau Enjoyed Creating A New-Look Jungle Book


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Indeed, the film was originally released on his first birthday. And now he has remade it using state-of-the-art photorealistic animation so detailed that it's as if he travelled to India to shoot it. Actually, the entire movie was filmed in a downtown Los Angeles soundstage. And Favreau used the technology to augment nature for dramatic effect. "If you look at panthers in the real world, they're actually quite small," he says. "What creating the world allows us to do is exaggerate proportions and scale. We're not forced into tying into a real tiger, as they were in Life of Pi where half the shots are real and half are fake."

Favreau at the premiere of Jungle Book

Instead, Favreau says his intention was to give the film "a dream like quality so you see the whole thing through a kid's eyes. If a panther is this big, make him as big as he was in the cartoon. Make him bigger, play with scale. And always keep it photo-real."

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The Jungle Book Review

Good

Using remarkably photorealistic animation, this remake of the 1967 Disney classic is warm and enjoyable, with a few moments of suspense for the kids in the audience. Loosely based on Rudyard Kipling's stories, it's a lively tale packed with memorable characters. But it feels relentlessly tamed for a family audience.

Stranded in the jungle as a baby, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) was rescued by the panther Bagheera (voiced by Ben Kingsley) and raised by a pair of wolves (Lupita Nyong'o and Giancarlo Esposito). But the presence of a human in the jungle is unacceptable to tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba), who was injured by a man and now wants Mowgli's blood. While fleeing to the human world, Mowgli has a fateful encounter with the seductive python Kaa (Scarlett Johansson). He's rescued by the bear Baloo (Bill Murray), with whom he has a series of adventures, including being kidnapped by a gang of monkeys led by King Louie (Christopher Walken). But Shere Khan is still searching for him, and Mowgli can't hide forever.

Filmmaker Jon Favreau (Iron Man) keeps the story skimming along the surface, avoiding the darker themes woven into the premise. So instead of exploring the meaning of humanity or mankind's relationship with nature, the film is a breezy adventure romp with the usual action movie beats and some surprisingly nasty violence. And it looks utterly amazing, especially since the credits note that it was filmed completely in downtown Los Angeles.

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Jon Favreau - European premiere of 'The Jungle Book' at BFI IMAX - Arrivals at I-Max Waterloo - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 13th April 2016

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Jon Favreau - The 'Jungle Book UK Premiere at BFI IMAX, London at BFI IMAX - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 13th April 2016

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Ben Kingsley, Neel Sethi, Jon Favreau , Brigham Taylor - The Jungle Book UK Premiere VIP Arrivals at BFI IMAX on April 13, 2016 in London. at BFI MAX - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 13th April 2016

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Jon Favreau - World premiere of Walt Disney's 'The Jungle Book' held at El Capitan Theatre - Arrivals at El Capitan Theatre, Disney - Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 4th April 2016

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'The Jungle Book' Has Set The Bar For Cinematic Beauty This Year


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'The Jungle Book' has returned in one of the most visually stunning epics of the year. Directed by Jon Favreau, this new re-make of the Rudyard Kipling tale and its 60s Disney take-off follows the adventures of Mowgli and his jungle friends with live action and crisp CGI design. It was never going to fail visually, but how has this resurfaced story really affected critics?

The Jungle BookThe Jungle Book is a sensational spectacle

Predictably, the jaw-dropping CGI animals has left little to criticize. Indiewire branded it 'a lavish technological spectacle' that 'pushes the capabilities of computer-generated imagery' and the Hollywood Reporter called it 'exceptionally beautiful to behold and bolstered by a stellar vocal cast', referring to such voice artists as Scarlett Johansson (Kaa the snake), Christopher Walken (King Louie the ape), Bill Murray (Baloo the bear), Idris Elba (Shere Khan the tiger) and Ben Kingsley (Bagheera the panther).

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Term Life Trailer


Nick Barrow designs high target crimes for a living, he studies and surveys banks and high value locations and comes up with a plan to carry out successful heists which he then sells to the person willing to pay the most for his scheme.

Nick sells his latest project to the son of a cartel boss called Alejandro. Nick walks through every aspect of how the robbers will infiltrate and escape from the location. Wishing to go ahead with the project, Alejandro and his team carryout a successful heist, that is until the entire team of robbers are all shot dead. Nick finds himself on the wrong side of Alejandro's father and is suddenly thrown into a world he's not used to.

Out for revenge after the death of his son, Viktor Vasquez is out to hunt down the person he sees responsible for his son's death and wishes to put him through the same pain that he's currently going through by killing his daughter, Cate.

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Jon Favreau - 68th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Century City, California, United States - Saturday 6th February 2016

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George Miller , Jon Favreau - 68th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards - Press Room at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Century City, California, United States - Saturday 6th February 2016

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Regina King , Jon Favreau - 68th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards - Press Room - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 7th February 2016

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George Miller , Jon Favreau - 68th Annual DGA Awards 2016 held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Press Room at DGA Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 6th February 2016

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Jon Favreau - 68th Annual DGA Awards 2016 held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Arrivals at DGA Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 6th February 2016

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Greg Silverman, Jon Favreau, Dax Shepard and Andrew Panay - Celebrating the launch of SHYP (shyp.com) held at a private residence in Beverly Hills at Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 20th May 2015

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Jon Favreau - Shots of a host of stars as they attended the premiere of Marvel's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 14th April 2015

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Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn - American comedy actor Vince Vaughn was photographed as he was awarded with a Handprints and Footprints Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 4th March 2015

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Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o And Now Christopher Walken: Meet The Epic 'Jungle Book' Cast


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Jon Favreau’s live action remake of Disney’s The Jungle Book might just have one of the most impressive cast lists we’ve ever seen! Filled with award winning talent such as diverse as veteran, Christopher Walken and rising star Lupita Nyong’o, as the film begins to take shape we just can’t help getting more and more excited. Here’s the list of famous names who have joined the cast so far, each of who will be giving a new voice to Kipling’s much loved characters.

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Chef Is The Summer's First Sleeper Hit


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Every summer has its sleepers. Last year the surprise box office hits included the heist thriller Now You See Me, the comedy We're the Millers and Woody Allen's drama Blue Jasmine. In 2012 the unexpected biggies were the rude comedy Ted and the male-stripper romp Magic Mike.

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This summer, the biggest surprise has been a scruffly little comedy-drama about a food truck. Made by A-list filmmakers and actors, Chef opened in America on May 9th and began its climb up the box office chart, entering the top 10 on the following weekend and remaining there for more than six weeks. And while plenty of big movies have made more money (Chef has earned $21m, a tenth of the latest X-men's box office receipts), none has managed such longevity at the top.

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Ben Kingsley Is The Wise And Caring Bagheera In Jon Favreau's 'Jungle Book'


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Ben Kingsley has joined the cast of Jon Favreau’s live-action adaptation of the classic Rudyard Kipling novel, The Jungle Book, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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Kingsley will play the role of Bagheera, the friendly, caring panther that acts as a surrogate father figure for the orphaned Mowgli. His recent projects include the high profile blockbusters Ender's Game and Iron Man 3, while his upcoming projects include Autobahn, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Exodus: Gods and Kings.

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'Chef' And Our Five Other Favorite Films About Food


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Jon Favreau’s new film Chef was released last weekend to nearly unanimously positive reviews. Gary Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times raved, “Favreau is flat-out terrific. Warm, dimensional and intuitive, his Carl proves an ideal combo of top dog and underdog - as well as a thoroughly credible kitchen master.”

Jon Favreau Food movies Jon Favreau's new movie Chef has gone down a storm with the critics

Praise for Favreau and the script aside, hardly a single critic doesn’t recommend making sure you watch Chef on a full stomach. The tantalising dishes served up are just too much to take if you’ve skipped lunch. We recommend stocking up on snacks before watching these fantastic food movies, too.

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Favreu's 'Chef' Is A Friday Feast For N.Y, L.A Residents


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On a quiet Friday night (May 9) ‘Chef’ is the main course as it hits cinemas in New York and L.A. John Favreu’s passion project sees him play a disgruntled chef that branches out from the security of menu cooking to street food following a very public shaming.

ChefJon Favreau plays Carl Casper, a chef with bigger ideas

It’s been hailed as a triumphant return to filmmaking for a director/actor who very publically left the Marvel machine. ‘Chef’ has been warmly received by the critics, culminating in an 87% score on Rotten Tomatoes, but with one warning: don’t watch this film when hungry!

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Jon Favreau Tackles Food Bloggers In Hipsterish 'Chef'


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Jon Favreau's latest movie Chef is very...now. It follows the story of a fine-dining chef in Los Angeles who gets tired of the shackles imposed on him by a money-mad restaurateur and so decides to follow his heart and cook from a food van. It's basically the story of every chef in London. If you love Pitt Cue Co, Hawksmoor, Meat Liquor and Bubbledogs, then you'll love Favreau's new movie.

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The rise of the food blogger has created a new critical landscape for restaurants, and some writers - including Chris Pople of Cheese & Biscuits - can now heavily influence how a new eatery performs upon opening.

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Dustin Hoffman Secretly Battling Cancer, But Responding Well To Treatment


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Dustin Hoffman has secretly been battling cancer for an unspecified amount of time. He has kept the life-threatening news a secret from the public until a recent announcement from one of his PR team, which alerted us not only of his illness, but that he has undergone treatment and is responding well to the medical intervention. His rep, Jodi Gottlieb, exclusively spoke to People Magazine to reveal the mixed bag of good and bad news this Tuesday (6 August).

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Hoffman has responded well to his recent cancer treatment

"It was detected early and he has been surgically cured," she told the magazine, failing to disclose how long exactly it had been since Dustin was told that he was suffering from cancer. She reassuringly added, "Dustin is feeling great and is in good health."

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'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Trailer: Could It Finally Be Leonardo DiCaprio's Time? [Trailer And Pictures]


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Wow, this one looks pretty damn good doesn't it? The Wolf of Wall Street trailer, starring Leonardo Dicaprio as stockbroker Jordan Belfort, exploded onto the internet on Sunday (June 16, 2013) with tons of verve and energy. Directed by Martin Scorsese and based on Belfort's memoirs, the movie boasts a pretty stellar cast headed by DiCaprio and held firmly together by a particularly strong and funny looking performance from the excellent Matthew Mcconaughey

Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall StreetLeonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street

New York stockbroker Belfort refused to cooperate in a large FBI fraud case involving corruption into corporate banking and mob infiltration, living a hard-partying lifestyle at the same time. He made thousands of dollars a minute, spending it on sex, drugs and international travel before it all came crashing down. 

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The Wolf Of Wall Street - Teaser Trailer


Jordan Belfort is a successful stockbroker, multi-millionaire and motivational speaker from New York who had enough money to throw anywhere he wanted. He was arrested and jailed in 1998 for a string of fraudulent activities surrounding stock market manipulation including money laundering and mob infiltration. He served 22 months in prison after being given a sentence of 4 years, famously refusing to cooperate during the case which exposed massive corruption on Wall Street. His crime was fuelled by his loved of alcohol, parties, women and, generally, the finer things in life including his luxury yacht which was originally built for Coco Chanel. He wrote two memoirs which were published in around 40 countries and have since been translated into 18 different languages.

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The New Trailer For Destiny Makes The Video Game Look As Big As Any Summer Blockbuster


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The makers of the new multi-platform videogame Destiny have pulled out all the stops for the trailer for the upcoming title. Activision's latest effort have enlisted the help of Jon Favreau and Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito for the epic teaser, which went online on Thursday (May 23).

The live-action trailer was directed by Iron Man director Favreau and prominently features Gustav Fring himself Esposito. The trailer follows the same kind of storyline used in the game, which is set in a futuristic world where players take the role of Guardians of the last stronghold in post-apocalyptic Earth. The trailer aims the introduce would-be players to the concept of the game, which Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg described as “as a grand fable for the ages.”

 

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Iron Man 3 - Alternate Trailer


Tony Stark may have the woman of his dreams, the technological skills of a genius and the ability to save the world from the occasional threatening force, but he's starting to realise that he's not entirely invincible. Unable to sleep and distracted by feelings of guilt, he is forced to reassess his ability to defend himself and his people as his formidable adversary Mandarin threatens to dismantle his life piece by piece. As he watches his life's work burn before his eyes, he is left only with his inner strength and resourcefulness to have a chance at destroying Mandarin once and for all. For the first time, Stark is feeling very vulnerable as he struggles to come to terms with himself as just Tony Stark rather than the supposedly indestructible Iron Man.

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Iron Man 3 Trailer


Tony Stark may be Iron Man, but he's feeling less than unbreakable these days. Plagued by nightmares and guilty feelings, he is forced to doubt himself and his ability to protect himself and the ones he loves against a new enemy; the formidably ruthless Mandarin. His doubts are only amplified when his world and his power source are brutally snatched from him and left to burn at the hands of his enemy and he is left with his own internal strengths and resourcefulness alone to find the perpetrator and end his reign of terror. Stark is finally made to confront himself and his superhero identity as Mandarin sets out to prove there are no real heroes in the world.

The third instalment of this Marvel adventure, 'Iron Man 3' is set to be the most hard-hitting of the movies so far with questions being raised less about Iron Man and more about the true Tony Stark and his deeper abilities. It has been directed by Shane Black (the writer of the 'Lethal Weapon' film series) who also co-wrote the comic action flick with Drew Pearce ('Lip Service', 'No Heroics'). It is set for a spectacular release in cinemas on April 26th 2013 in the UK.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, Paul Bettany, William Sadler, Stan Lee, Yvonne Zima, Dale Dickey, Ashley Hamilton, Ty Simpkins, Spencer Garrett,

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People Like Us Review


Good

There's an intriguing true story buried inside this overly structured drama, and by playing by simplistic screenwriting rules the filmmakers make everything trite and predictable. Fortunately, the cast is much better than the material, and they bring their characters to life with jaggedly engaging interaction and some resonant emotion.

The story centres on Sam (Pine), a fast-talking New York salesman who is in big trouble professionally. So when his estranged father dies in Los Angeles, it gives him a chance to escape. He heads off to see his mother (Pfeiffer) and find out what he has inherited. But the lawyers hand him a bag of cash that he has to give to smart 11-year-old Josh (D'Addario), whose barmaid mother Frankie (Banks) is the half-sister Sam never knew he had. Without revealing his identity, he worms his way into Frankie and Josh's life. But the Feds are catching up with him, and Frankie is about to learn who he really is.

This is one of those films that hinges completely on the characters' inability to talk to each other. So one honest conversation at the beginning would make this a very short movie! But no, the screenwriters force everything into an unnatural formula that completely undermines the genuinely interesting things going on. Even so, the actors manage to hold our interest, mainly due to some terrific chemistry. At the centre, Pine nicely holds his own in scenes with the wonderful Pfeiffer and Banks, while D'Addario proves to be a young actor to keep an eye on. Meanwhile, side characters add texture, most notably Duplass as a neighbour with the hots for Frankie, and Wilde as Sam's frazzled girlfriend.

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Revenge Of The Electric Car Review


Very Good
Less thrilling than Paine's 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car, this follow-up takes a more personal approach, focussing on four key people involved in developing mass-market cars that don't require petrol.

Over the last century, GM has made 400 million petrol-burning vehicles. They also created the EV1, the first modern electric car, but gave up on the idea, recalled and crushed them. As technology and commercial prospects improved, red-hot entrepreneur Musk launched Tesla, a high-end electric roadster. GM's car-guru Lutz responded with the Volt, a much-cheaper hybrid, while shark-like Nissan CEO Ghosn became determined to tap into a generation that won't even consider buying a fuel-burning car. Meanwhile, Gadget is quietly converting classic cars to electric engines.

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People Like Us Trailer


Sam is a successful salesman in his twenties who is dire need of a plan after he loses an $84,000 sale to debt. The loss comes at the same time he is informed of his estranged record producing father's sudden death. After reluctantly flying home to LA for the funeral, he is informed that his father left him $150,000 that he must deliver to his long lost sister Frankie who he never knew even existed, and her difficult pre-teen son Josh. Sam develops a close bond with Frankie and Josh and is shocked to learn that his father left Frankie's mother to be with his own mother.

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Persons Unknown Review


Weak
While I futilely try to figure out the ending of Persons Unknown means, I'm left to wonder why this film saw no real theatrical release, and why it took 11 years to make it to DVD. Maybe the fact that it's fairly ludicrous or nonsensical? The circuitous plot gives us a kind of cool beginning, with a security pro (Joe Mantegna) being hustled by a girl (Kelly Lynch) who's heading up a big heist. Eventually he tracks her down, figures out what's going on, runs off with their loot, and watches bodies pile up in the mountains. The last half of the film is alternately filled with typical shoot 'em up/run 'em down scenes and kind of silly plot twists. The top shelf cast is uniformly wasted, including Naomi Watts in an early role.

The Replacements Review


Weak
I wish I could have been in the pitch meeting for this ridiculous notion of a sports film. I bet it was some hotshot Warner Brothers agent with an dark Armani suit and manicured fingernails saying, "It would be a very light comedic version of Any Given Sunday, and we could throw in the Hoosiers angle with the casting of Gene Hackman as the tough but determined coach. Throw in that hunk of a guy Keanu Reeves and a cast of wacky characters and poof! We'll have a hit on our hands!"

The Replacements is a hokey mistake of a football film, a mishmash collage of one-dimensional characters, rampant stereotypes of cultures and races, cliched emotional statements of purpose, and Keanu Reeves wishing for The Matrix sequel to start principal photography. The story is loosely based around the pro football players' strike in 1987 and a rag-tag team of replacement football players taking up the reins of professional play for a variety of teams with names like the Washington Sentinels. Keanu Reeves stars as Shane Falco, a has-been football college player looking for redemption. Gene Hackman dons a fedora like Tom Landry and speaks with gusto like a certain coach in Hoosiers.

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Deep Impact Review


Very Good
I admit it. I'm a sap for the touchy-feely business sometimes.

Deep Impact makes no apologies for being a sob-fest. I mean, how else do you smash a comet into the earth without killing off a few hundred million people, and breaking a few hearts in the process? As the first disaster-from-space film of the year, Deep Impact sets the bar at an interesting level. It's not an action film, although it has action elements. It's not a thriller, although suspense is in the mix. It's more a drama than anything else, the main story lines being a reporter (Téa Leoni) estranged from her father, a young astronomer (Wood) who finds he can't abandon his girlfriend, and a codgery astronaut (Robert Duvall) who gains acceptance among a younger crew.

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Something's Gotta Give Review


OK

While blessed with entertaining performances and uncommon earnestness (for a Hollywood movie) about the tribulations of middle-aged romance, there's something a little too artificial about "Something's Gotta Give."

Taking place largely in a Hamptons beach house (that is quite obviously a soundstage) where a divorcee playwright (Diane Keaton) has been duped into acting as nurse to an aging playboy (Jack Nicholson) after he's had a heart attack while fooling around with her flighty daughter (Amanda Peet), the film's snappy sense of humor is all too often undercut by affected romantic chemistry and by the overuse of facile cinematic conventions, like musical montages of characters laughing, talking and drinking wine while the camera circles them in the candlelight.

As written and directed by Nancy Meyers ("What Women Want," "The Parent Trap" remake), the unlikely love story that forms between Nicholson (who prefers "the complete, uncomplicated satisfaction of the younger woman") and Keaton (who has been adjusting to independence and getting over old-fashioned notions of spinsterhood) is a source of sophisticated laughs -- with the occasional low-brow guffaw thrown in for good measure (say, Nicholson's posterior peeking out of a hospital gown).

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Daredevil Review


Weak

An unremarkably routine superhero movie based on the cult-favorite comic book about a satanically-costumed blind vigilante, "Daredevil" plays like a C-grade grad project for a night school course called Superhero Filmmaking 101.

Faithful to his inspiration -- the era of "Daredevil" issues written by "Batman" revitalizer Frank Miller and comic-crazy film director Kevin Smith -- in several important details, writer-director Mark Steven Johnson's one stroke of true genius comes in the pulses of fluid, misty, ghostly imagery he uses to depict the sightless crime fighter's enhanced ability to "see" through sound waves and smells.

But most of the picture apes its action style -- and many whole fight scenes -- from last year's "Spider-Man." It has the same ineffectual opening voice-over, the same unconvincingly CGI-assisted rooftop leaping and building-swinging (Daredevil uses a grappling-hook-modified walking cane instead of spider-webbing) and its hero has the same slow-mo back-flip method of dodging weapons thrown by villains.

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