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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

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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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'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?

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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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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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Jon Favreau - A variety of celebrities were photographed as they arrived at the 2014 LACMA Art+Film Gala which honored conceptual artist Barbara Kruger and film director Quentin Tarantino, the event was presented by Gucci in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 1st November 2014

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Jon Favreau - A variety of stars were photographed on the red carpet for the 2014 British Aacademy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards which was presented by BBC America and United Airlines. The ceremony was held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 30th October 2014

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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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A Week In Movies: Tribeca Brings Out Stars In New York, Jennifer Films In L.A., Kelsey Shoots In London, And New Trailers Promise Music, Thrills And More Music


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The Tribeca Film Festival is underway in New York, and stars have been turning out to promote their new movies. Jon Favreau and Sofia Vergara hit the red carpet for their film Chef. Sofia Loren turned up with her filmmaker son Edoardo Ponti and other family members for the premiere of Soul Survivors. And retired boxers Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield staged a reunion on the red carpet for the the documentary Champs. Check out the videos here Jon Favreau And Sofia Vergara Appear At The Tribeca Premiere For 'Chef'Sophia Loren Takes Her Family To The Tribeca Premiere Of Film Short 'Soul Survivors' and Mike Tyson And Evander Holyfield Pose Together At The Tribeca Premiere Of 'Champs'.

Meanwhile in Los Angeles, paparazzi got more pictures of a rather rough-looking Jennifer Aniston on the set of her new movie Cake, along with costar Sam Worthington. It's about a mother who is both physically and emotionally devastated by a car crash, and gets help from an unexpected source. Take a browse through our photo gallery of Jennifer Aniston filming new movie "Cake".

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Scarlett Johansson And Lupita Nyong'o Land Roles In Jungle Book Adaptation


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Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong'o are reportedly in talks to star in Jon Favreau's adaptation of the classic tale, The Jungle Book. The actresses will join Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom's Idris Elba, who will voice the man-eating tiger, Shere Khan.

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Scarlett Johansson Is To Star In John Favreau's Adaptation Of 'The Jungle Book.'

Johansson ('Under The Skin') is rumoured to be in line for the voice of Kaa, the deceptive python who eats other animals by hypnotising them whilst 12 Years a Slave star Nyong'o is in final negotiations to voice Rakcha, the mother wolf who adopts the human boy, Mowgli, according to THR. The role would see Johansson become the movie's second villain, after Elba's formidable Shere Khan.

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Jon Favreau, Sophia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale - 2014 Tribeca Film Festival - 'Chef' premiere at BMCC Tribeca PAC - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 22nd April 2014

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Video - Jon Favreau And Sofia Vergara Appear At The Tribeca Premiere For 'Chef'


The stars of food comedy 'Chef' are seen arriving on the red carpet at the movie's Tribeca Film Festival premiere in New York.

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Jon Favreau Talks New Movie, Also Scarlett Johansson's Parenting Skills, For Some Reason


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Scarlett Johansson announced her own good news this week – the Avengers actress is expecting. And while pregnancy, especially the early days, can be a trying time, Johansson seems to be adjusting nicely to her pending role as a new mum. So says Jon Favreau, Johannson’s long time friend, Iron Man and Iron Man 2 helmer and director of the upcoming comedy Chef, which stars Johansson.

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Director and longtime pal Jon Favreau is confident in Johansson's parenting skills.

"She'll be wonderful," Favreau told E! News on Friday at the movie's opening night premiere at the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin. He explained further: “She's one of my favorite people because she's smart, she's talented and she's really down to earth and a hard worker," Favreau said.

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Idris Elba Lands Shere Khan Voice In Live Action 'Jungle Book'


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From the mean streets of Baltimore to Mowgli’s Jungle, Idris Elba’s career path hasn’t exactly been typical of a British actor. But the versatile Hackey-born star is lending his deep, silky tones to the iconic Jungle Book story as Shere Khan in Jon Favreau’s live-action film adaptation.

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According to The Wrap, The Wire, Luther and Pacific Rim actor is in advanced talks to voice the role of the killer tiger. Disney's “Jungle Book” movie, which was written by Justin Marks, will be a mix of live-action and VFX, a bit like Life of Pi, which landed Ang Lee the Academy Award for Best Director at last year’s Oscars.

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Steven Soderbergh and Jon Favreau - The 66th Annual DGA Awards 2014 - Pressroom - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th January 2014

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Jon Favreau - 2014 National Board Of Review Awards Gala - Red Carpet Arrivals - Tuesday 7th January 2014

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Jon Favreau - US Premiere of The Wolf Of Wall Street - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 17th December 2013

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Jon Favreau - US Premiere of The Wolf Of Wall Street at The Ziegfeld Theater - Red Carpet Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 17th December 2013

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Meet Robert Downey Jr, Forbes' Highest Paid Actor In The World


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Robert Downey Jr, the star of The Avengers and Iron Man 3 - two of the biggest grossing movies in history, has been named Forbes' highest paid actor on the planet with annual estimated earnings of $75 million.

The 48-year-old - who's enjoyed somewhat of a career resurgence over the past decade thanks to Marvel's big-budget blockbusters - pulled in more than $1 billion at the box-office.

Though Downey Jr is the predictable No.1, perhaps most surprising is the entry of Channing Tatum in second place on this year's list. The new father who both financed and starred in Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike, made around $60 million.

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Jon Favreau - Celebrities arriving at Joel Silver's Memorial Day Party at his home in Malibu - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Monday 27th May 2013

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Activision Pull Out The Stops In Live-Action Trailer For 'Destiny' [Video]


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Destiny is the latest multi-platform shooter from gaming powerhouse Activision (working in collaboration with fellow game manufacturer Bungie) and last night (May 23), the developers behind the game released the kick-ass part live action/part CGI trailer for the much-anticipated video game. The gaming studios even enlisted some Hollywood help for the promo, hiring Jon Favreau to direct, and Giancarlo Esposito as the star of the live segments.

The trailer doesn't feature any game play from the upcoming title, but we are treated to some classic English literature as Breaking Bad's Esposito reads his son Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book before bed, his story intertwining with the CGI clips highlighting the inner workings of the game. The Revelations actor reads aloud from the book, his chosen extracts seemingly reflecting the 'no man is an island' ethos of the game as he narrates; “The strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.”

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Iron Man director Favreau handled the camera work for the promo

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Minnie Driver, David Walton, Benjamin Stockham and Jon Favreau - 2013 NBC Upfront Presentation - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 13th May 2013

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Jon Favreau - 'Iron Man 3' Los Angeles premiere held at the El Capitan Theatre - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 24th April 2013

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Jon Favreau - The Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest 2013 honoring 'Revolution' at The Saban Theater - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 2nd March 2013

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Jon Favreau - Los Angeles premiere of 'Identity Thief' Los Angeles California United States Monday 4th February 2013

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Jon Favreau - 65th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards Los Angeles California United States Saturday 2nd February 2013

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Jon Favreau - 65th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards (DAG) Los Angeles California United States Saturday 2nd February 2013

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Jon Favreau Thursday 8th November 2012 arrives at the "Lincoln" Premiere at the AFI Fest at Graumans Chinese Theater in Los Angeles

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Star Wars Episode 7: Hollywood's Stars Have Their Say


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The news of Disney's acquisition - the $4.05b purchase of Lucasfilms, and with it the rights to reignite the Star Wars movies, has had a multitude of reactions: terror, gloom and dread from sci-fi aficionados vs. enthusiasm, vigour and delight from people who look set to mature fiscally from the new arrangement. So what do Hollywood's 'creators' think?

Damon Lindleof, Peter Jackson, J.J. Abrams, Joss Whedon, and Jon Favreau are all giants of the sci-fi and fantasy genre, and, as genuine fans of the Star Wars franchise, could all yet have a say on what happens in the universe of Skywalker, Lightsabers and Darth Vader, as the creative forces set to steer Episode 7 in any particular direction are still unannounced. "The idea of another trilogy that further shrouds the Force in mystery as its secrets are lost to time - that's extremely compelling," Favreau said. "I want so bad for it to be good. Can you imagine?" he continued wistfully, deep in the depths of imagination.  "Star Wars literally defined 'the magic of movies' to me as a child. No other film had more impact on my subconscious desire to become a filmmaker," explained George Nolfi - the mind behind The Adjustment Bureau, which wasn't very good. 

Sin City and Machete director Robert Rodriguez seems equally enamoured with the news, according to E! Online: "What an amazing world and legacy George Lucas has created -- and it needs to continue in capable hands," the Texas-based filmmaker said. "I do think Disney is the best studio for the job and the fact that they brought in Kathleen Kennedy? I can't imagine a better scenario. And 2015 can't get here fast enough."

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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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Identity Thief - Trailer Trailer


Sandy Bigelow Patterson is a successful businessman who lives in Denver, Colorado but his world is turned upside down when his credit card gets rejected at the gas station. He discovers that several expensive transactions have been made on his card including a water sports excursion in Florida - where he has never happened to venture. After making several enquiries and informing the police, he is told that his identity has been stolen. His initial shock and distress is quelled slightly on seeing a mugshot of the thief: an eccentrically dressed, overweight, middle-aged woman who Sandy thinks he can take on himself and force her to relinquish his identity after she has spent thousands of dollars on shopping, luxury items and partying. However, she proves too much for Sandy to handle when he tracks her down in Florida, aggressively refusing to give up her hold on his life.

'Identity Thief' is the side-splittingly funny crime comedy from the director of 'Horrible Bosses' Seth Gordon and written by Craig Mazin ('Scary Movie 3', 'The Hangover Part Two') . It is produced by Scott Stuber ('Ted', 'Love And Other Drugs'), Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman and Pamela Abdy ('Garden State') and will be released in cinemas in the UK on March 1st 2013.

Starring: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, T.I, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick, Eric Stonestreet, Ben Falcone, Clark Duke, Mary-Charles Jones and Maggie Elizabeth Jones.

Cowboys & Aliens Trailer


Jake Lonergan is a wanted criminal but when he awakes in the middle of nowhere with no memory of his past, he enters the town of Absolution, one of the places that has imposed a bounty Lonergan's capture by Colonel Woodrow Dolarhyde, a man who governs with an iron fist.

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Zookeeper Trailer


Griffin Keyes is the caretaker at Franklin Park Zoo, he loves his job and adores the animals he looks after - in fact, he seems to spend more time with them than he does with fellow humans. Feeling the need for companionship Griffin decides to get a job with more socialble hours and leave the zoo but the animals who have grown to like Griffin decide the only way to keep him in the zoo is to uncover a secret they've been keeping for hundreds of years: They can talk!

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Iron Man 2 Review


Very Good
Cast and crew expand this franchise in just about every direction with this hugely enjoyable sequel. It's bigger, louder, funnier, darker and more emotional than before. So much so that you hardly notice how thin and choppy the plot is.

After saving the world, cocky arms-maker Tony Stark (Downey) is riding on his laurels and fending off attacks from his smarmy competitor (Rockwell) and a pushy senator (Shandling). Then a mysterious Russian (Rourke) nearly kills him with technology that matches his own. But Tony has another secret problem: his mechanical heart is killing him. He won't confide in his faithful assistant Pepper (Paltrow) or his best pal Rhodes (Cheadle), but he prepares to leave everything to them. Then the shady Nick Fury (Jackson) offers him another option.

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Couples Retreat Review


Bad
The script for this comedy is so half-baked that we begin to wonder why it was made at all. Not only is it resolutely unfunny, but it never dips beneath a superficial examination of relationship cliches.

Jason and Cynthia (Bateman and Bell) are a workaholic couple approaching their marriage as a business, so they propose to their friends a couple-building holiday in a tropical paradise. Dave and Ronnie (Vaughn and Akerman) need a break form their busy lives, Joey and Lucy (Favreau and Davis) hope to spend as much time holidaying apart as possible, and Shane (Love) brings along his new, young girlfriend (Walsh). Despite the spectacular location, it's not remotely what any of them expect, especially when love guru Marcel (Reno) starts his workshops.

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G-Force Trailer


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G-Force Review


Very Good
This rollicking action romp has all of the chase scenes and car crashes you expect from a Jerry Bruckheimer movie, but a lot more (intentional) laughs thanks to a witty script and a cast of engaging rodents.

Ben and Marcie (Galifianakis and Garner) are horrified when a new FBI manager (Arnett) decides to shut down their project: training rodents and insects to be super spies. But these tiny agents refuse to go quietly, especially as they've just launched a mission to stop a kitchen appliance maker (Nighy) from taking over the world. After being shipped off to a pet store, three guinea pigs Darwin, Juarez and Blaster (voiced by Rockwell, Cruz and Morgan) and their tech-expert mole Speckles (Cage) plot their escape with pet guinea pig Hurley (Favreau).

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I Love You, Man Review


Very Good
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to come up with the plot for a romantic comedy. After all, most follow the same basic recipe: boy meets girl, boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back, the end. I Love You, Man was born when someone tossed a gimmick into the formula. The film doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it does turn the ingredients upside down, and it's quite refreshing.

Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd) is a mild-mannered Los Angeles real estate agent, and his girl is Zooey Rice (Rashida Jones). They have been dating for less than a year, but are madly in love. As the movie opens, Peter proposes, and Zooey accepts. Immediately, she calls her friends to celebrate. This makes Peter realize that he has no buddies to call; he doesn't even have anyone to be his best man.

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Four Christmases Review


Good
Before a single joke is told, Seth Gordon's Four Christmases earns a positive grade for its inspired casting.

I'm not talking about Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon, who are asked to do what they've done in previous comedies, and happily oblige. Vaughn, in particular, continues to ride that motor-mouthed ego shtick of his with very humorous results. His condescending personality should have worn out its welcome shortly after Wedding Crashers, yet somehow it still manages to entertain.

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The Break-Up (2006) Review


Weak
In most romantic comedies, some find themselves pining for the two leads to finally put their differences aside and reunite, slow dancing while an overused R&B tune plays in the background and the comic relief best friend tells a last joke. It's a genre that's been done to death, of course, but perfectly enjoyable when all the elements are in alignment. When the elements aren't there, however, the result is fairly ugly. The Break-Up -- a solid argument against real-life couples being allowed to play opposite each other in purportedly romantic films -- spends about five minutes setting up Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston as a couple and then proceeds to fill the rest of its running time with all the reasons why they really should break up; and well before it's over you'll be wishing they'd just call it quits.

Accomplishing the quite difficult task of neutering the normally volcanic presence that is Vaughn and further dampening Aniston's already meek comedic abilities, The Break-Up takes some quite considerable assets and squanders them completely. Vaughn and Aniston play Gary and Brooke, a couple who meet-cute at a Cubs game, are shacked up together in a nice downtown condo before the end of the credits, and are relentlessly bickering and splitting up just a few minutes later. Vaughn plays Gary as a more muted and oafish version of his standard motormouth self -- not a pleasant creation -- which leads one to believe that the film will eventually allow him to use his charm to win back the uptight and angry but still in-love Brooke. The critic's oath precludes this writer from giving away the admittedly surprising (though not necessarily in a good way) ending, but what can be said is that little in this film goes as expected.

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The Break-Up Review


Weak
In most romantic comedies, some find themselves pining for the two leads to finally put their differences aside and reunite, slow dancing while an overused R&B tune plays in the background and the comic relief best friend tells a last joke. It's a genre that's been done to death, of course, but perfectly enjoyable when all the elements are in alignment. When the elements aren't there, however, the result is fairly ugly. The Break-Up -- a solid argument against real-life couples being allowed to play opposite each other in purportedly romantic films -- spends about five minutes setting up Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston as a couple and then proceeds to fill the rest of its running time with all the reasons why they really should break up; and well before it's over you'll be wishing they'd just call it quits.

Accomplishing the quite difficult task of neutering the normally volcanic presence that is Vaughn and further dampening Aniston's already meek comedic abilities, The Break-Up takes some quite considerable assets and squanders them completely. Vaughn and Aniston play Gary and Brooke, a couple who meet-cute at a Cubs game, are shacked up together in a nice downtown condo before the end of the credits, and are relentlessly bickering and splitting up just a few minutes later. Vaughn plays Gary as a more muted and oafish version of his standard motormouth self -- not a pleasant creation -- which leads one to believe that the film will eventually allow him to use his charm to win back the uptight and angry but still in-love Brooke. The critic's oath precludes this writer from giving away the admittedly surprising (though not necessarily in a good way) ending, but what can be said is that little in this film goes as expected.

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Swingers Review


Extraordinary
One of the most sincere and earnest looks into single life in the 90s, Swingers is nothing but -- in the terms of its resident lounge lizards -- money.

You've probably seen print ads, movie reviews, and the like, portraying Swingers as a film about a bunch of suave and sexy guys, making the moves on the pretty babies (aka women) in the nightlife of La-La land. The title's double entendre doesn't help matters, either, so let me set the record straight.

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Very Bad Things Review


Extraordinary
What can I say about this movie? It's completely original, unlike anything I've ever seen before. It's a pretty sick movie. It's also a drop dead (literally) hilarious movie that is one of this year's best. I walked into it thinking it was going to be an average comedy. Another movie with almost an identical premise called Stag, was not very good. This time, I was in for a good time.

The premise is simple. Kyle (Jon Favreau), Boyd (Christian Slater), Adam (Daniel Stern), Michael (Jeremy Piven) and Charles (Leland Orser) are off to Las Vegas for Kyle's bachelor party. The guys are drunk, and high but it doesn't end there. When the stripper/prostitute comes, things get ugly. When the hooker is having sex with Michael, she accidentally gets a towel hook in her head and dies. Everyone starts to freak out except for Boyd, who decides that the best idea is to bury her in the desert so no one will get in trouble. They do, and after that things start snow balling into other catastrophes.

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The First $20 Million Is Always The Hardest Review


Bad
It's the middle of the dot-com mega boom. Two bright-eyed twenty-somethings drive luxury sports cars down the Silicon Valley freeways, chatting on cell phones about money and meetings. Here's the gag: they're actually in adjacent cars and arrive to work at the same place. Unfortunately, this is some of the stronger and more coherent humor in this lifeless attempt at a big business comedy.

Jon Favreau claims partial responsibility (as co-screenwriter) for this stumbling mess, a film that could've used dark humor and the luxury of retrospect to comment on the freakish habits of our late 1990s Internet culture. (The script, in theory at least, is based on Po Bronson's novel.) Instead, Favreau, screenwriter Gary Tieche (creator of TV's MDs), and director Mick Jackson (L.A. Story) play it as safe, as slow, and as vanilla as possible.

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Made Review


Excellent
Practically heckled out of the ring at their boxing match, best friends Bobby and Ricky (Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn) are hardly your titans of the fights. In fact, they aren't much in the way of titans of anything. They're almost losers. Whenever Bobby gets ahead, Ricky's antics pull him back down -- never on purpose, he just doesn't know how to behave any better.

When Bobby gets kicked off his L.A. construction job, he pleads with minor crime boss Max (Peter Falk) to give him something better to do than smooth concrete and fistfight his buddies. And so the hijinks begin... as Bobby and Ricky head for New York in an unspecified role as heavies for some deal of Max's.

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Love & Sex Review


Good
The good news: Movie is called Love & Sex.

The bad news: Director of Love & Sex is a woman.

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The Big Empty Review


Good
If any film is destined to find a cult audience on DVD, it's The Big Empty.

For starters, it's literally crawling with cult-friendly stars, including Jon Favreau (Swingers), Joey Lauren Adams (Chasing Amy), Bud Cort (Harold and Maude), Jon Gries (Real Genius), Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill),and Rachael Leigh Cook (who seems to be making a living off of desert-based movies these days). Secondly, it's got message boards buzzing with fans asking a variation on one simple question: What the hell does it all mean?

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Something's Gotta Give Review


Very Good
Writer/director Nancy Meyers has penned a little ditty about Jack and Diane in Something's Gotta Give. Sure, they go by different names and actually attempt to construct characters separated from their recognizable personas. Borrowing a page from his own playbook, Jack plays a chauvinistic womanizer with a penchant for 20-year-old women. Diane's a successful playwright. But they're still Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton. They're the two-headed spectacle standing at center stage here, and our attention belongs on them.

The setup goes a little something like this. Jack's dating Marin (Amanda Peet), the feisty daughter of buttoned-up Diane. During a weekend trip to the Hamptons, Jack's libido loses out to his ticker, and he suffers a cardiac arrest. The local doctor (Keanu Reeves) prescribes plenty of bed rest for Jack, then makes a pitch for the lovely Diane, to her blushing delight.

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Daredevil Review


Weak
In the Marvel Comics food chain, Matt Murdock and his alter ego Daredevil falls somewhere between the wise-cracking Spider-Man and the washed up Submariner. An underdog hero born of vengeance, Daredevil never achieved the superstar status afforded the Incredible Hulk or the X-Men. Instead, he steadily built a dedicated core of cult fanatics who empathized with the crime fighter and related to his character-driven adventures.

It's those same sympathetic souls who'll most appreciate director Mark Steven Johnson's Daredevil, a lackluster introductory installment that remains faithful to the character's origins but drops the ball whenever the hero dons his fetishistic leather mask.

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PCU Review


Excellent
One of the tragically underappreciated films of the 1990s, this updating of the Animal House mentality brings us to a Twilight Zone world where political correctness has run rampant. The P.C. schtick is a little overdone -- which turned me and other critics off on its original release -- but it has since emerged as a cult classic thanks to its wild characters and a virtuoso performance by Jeremy Piven as head of the most notorious frat house on campus. David Spade is the perfect foil as the button-down freak at the rival fraternity.

And yeah, that's Jon Favreau. Check out Piven's commentary track on the DVD, where he complains at length about not being able to improvise and comments on his own college days.

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Wimbledon Review


Very Good
Unless you play the sport, tennis ranks right up there with golf as one of the most boring sports to watch on television. And with a few minor exceptions, the same can be said about these sports' big screen counterparts. Anticipating that Wimbledon would serve up little more than a predictable romantic comedy, I hoped the film's setting would provide a few more aces than foot faults to compensate. Much to my surprise, Wimbledon exceeds meager expectations.

As the world's 119th ranked player, a tired Peter Colt (Paul Bettany) has long been the doormat for the younger, flashier players on the professional tennis circuit. But when Peter gets an unexpected wild-card invite to play at Wimbledon, few give him any chance of making it out of the first round - including himself and his brother who wagers against him with a local bookie.

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Wimbledon Review


OK

More moderately charming than a romantic comedy should be with stars as charismatic and irresistible as Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany -- but charming nonetheless -- "Wimbledon" is a cute mutt of cross-breeding between sports movie formula and chick-flick producers.

A product of the team behind "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Notting Hill" and "Love Actually," it's a rousing athletic-underdog story about low-ranked, self-stymied pro tennis player Peter Colt (Bettany, from "A Knight's Tale," "A Beautiful Mind" and "Master and Commander") who finds his groove by falling in love with Lizzie Bradbury (Dunst), the rising-star queen troublemaker of women's tennis.

Full of confidence and flirtatious sass, very soon after their meet-cute (he's accidentally given the key to her hotel suite and walks in on her showering) she says to him, "Where do you come down on the fooling-around-before-a-match issue?" But she barely gives him time to answer, in the process giving a miraculous boost to his game at the world's most important tennis tournament -- and turning hers to mush.

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Made Review


Good

"Swingers" lounge lizards Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn are reunited in "Made" as a pair of feckless part-time boxers who try to make something of themselves by becoming inept bagmen for the mafia.

Another sardonic -- but more cinematically mature -- comedy written by Favreau (who also directed this time), the flick features Fav as Bobby, a hapless amateur of a pug who just wants to do right by his stripper girlfriend (Famke Janssen) and her angelic little daughter.

A downhearted but upright palooka, Bobby gets kicked off his "day" job as driver for his girlfriend's tease gigs when he punches out a grabby guest at a bachelor party. But his boss, a cranky back-room operator played with comedic panache by Peter Falk, gives him a chance to make up for it by going to New York to do a money drop for a high-rolling uptown gangster called Ruiz (hip-hop mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs).

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The Replacements Review


Good

Keanu Reeves has finally begun to realize what kinds of roles he's right for: grunt cop in "Speed," computer hacker dude in "The Matrix," and now, a rise-to-the-occasion substitute football hero in "The Replacements."

He's perfect for the quarterback role in this entirely predictable but utterly entertaining gridiron comedy about a mixed bag of working class joes and forgotten college football stars rounded up to play again by an NFL team when their spoiled millionaire players go on strike.

Washed-up collegiate rocket-arm Shane Falco (Reeves) is living on a beat-up houseboat and makes a living scraping barnacles off the bottom of yachts when coach Jimmy McGinty (an ideally-cast Gene Hackman) comes calling, hoping Falco will don shoulder pads and a helmet once again and lead the fictional Washington Sentinels through the last four games of their unfinished season.

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Love & Sex Review


Weak

With former Bond girl and "X-Men" babe Famke Janssen playing a romantically frustrated fashion mag writer who's rehashing a catalog of failed relationships as do-it-yourself therapy, "Love and Sex" plays a bit like a chick-flick version of "High Fidelity."

A romantic by nature, a cynic from experience, Kate Welles (Janssen) fumes over her "happy, perky" story assignments, preferring to wallow in the flotsam of a recent breakup with Adam (mutton-chopped Jon Favreau of "Swingers" fame), a flippantly flirty, so-uncool-he's-hip artist she met on a bad date at a gallery opening. They had been giddy in love once, and the fact that they've broken up has sent her self-esteem spiraling.

So as she sits at her desk, trying to pen an upbeat article about enjoying fellatio so she doesn't get fired for being glum, Kate flashes back on a string of old boyfriends -- all the way back to the playground bully who kissed her behind a tree, then pushed her down in front of his friends -- trying to understand why she seems so doomed when it comes to men.

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