Jon Favreau

Movie Trailer: The Lion King (2019)

The continued effort to update and bring “live-action” realism to their classics (e.g., “Dumbo,” “The Jungle Book,” “Beauty and the Beast,”) continues for Disney with The Lion King. It follows the same premise as the 1994 animated feature (as well as “Kimba the White Lion” from which it was lifted) in which a young lion…

Movie Review: The Jungle Book (2016)

“Sometimes, rules are meant to be, well not necessarily broken, but certainly bent — and definitely reinterpreted; don’t you think?,” says Baloo to a bee-stung Mowgli as the man-cub angrily makes his way to the man-village where, as his sage mentor Bagheera has indicated, he must go back to if he wants to avoid a…

Movie Review: Chef (2014)

Anticipating the appearance of Ramsey Michel (Oliver Platt), a prominent food critic, Carl Casper (Jon Favreau), a respected chef at a popular restaurant in Los Angeles, wants to add some innovations to the restaurant’s tried and true menu. Riva (Dustin Hoffman), the bistro owner, however, tells him to stick to what has always worked, a…

Movie Review: Iron Man 3 (2013)

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) can’t sleep in Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 and that should tell you plenty about where we’re headed as Marvel rounds the home plate in its triumphant wrap-up to Phase 1 of its universe. The self-described “genius billionaire playboy philanthropist” is beset by anxiety attacks and bad dreams, attempting to…

Movie Trailer #2: Iron Man 3 (2013)

There are still two months to go before Iron Man 3 reaches theaters, so to keep the armored crusader on the mind of moviegoers everywhere the marketing department of Walt Disney Studios has released a second action-packed trailer. The Mandarin played by Ben Kingsley plays a more prominent role this time around, showing fully his…

Movie Trailer: Iron Man 3 (2013)

Tony Stark, everyone’s favorite egotistical playboy and savior of the world, is making an appearance in a little movie titled Iron Man 3. Today Marvel and Disney unveiled the first trailer for the blockbuster and it delivers. Due in 2013, the armored superhero (played again by Robert Downey Jr.) supposedly after his “Avengers” adventure, faces…

Movie Review: The Avengers (2012)

In one of the most highly-anticipated action films (or movies of ANY genre, to be honest) in years, Marvel Sudios, in conjunction with Paramount Pictures, has produced another superhero winner, and making the total worth more than the sum of its parts. Simply put, The Avengers (Marvel’s answer to DC’s Justice League), comprised of heavyweights…

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