Tag Archives: Jon Favreau

THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016): So Much To Love…

The Jungle Book (2016)
The Jungle Book (2016)

Many people probably love Jon Favreau because of what he’s done with Iron Man. But my appreciation of the actor/ writer/ director/ producer, etc. first began when he played Monica’s billionaire Ultimate Fighting Champion boyfriend in Friends. Then I saw him as an a**hole husband in one of my favourite comedies, I Love You, Man (2009). As great as his work was in both those roles, I didn’t  really ‘fall deeply in love’ with Favreau’s talents until a ‘little’ foodie movie that he wrote, produced, directed and starred in called Chef (2014).

As you may be aware, I’ve reached a reasonable level of fatigue where superhero movies are concerned. Therefore I haven’t really been keeping up with Favreau’s work in the genre, though I did watch the first Ironman movie and maybe the second. Nevertheless, Favreau was a big part of the reason I was excited to watch the live-action version of The Jungle Book (2016)If you’ve seen it, you know how well the movie turned out. There’s just so much to love. For example, Idris Elba’s excellent voice work in his role as Shere Khan, how generally well thought out the movie is, the beautiful special effects and the fact that before this movie, I hadn’t ever thought about how animals perceive fire.

Whether you’re familiar with The Jungle Book story, a fan of Favreau’s other work or not, watch this movie because it’s good. It’s good, I tell you!

Happy Film Loving

G

SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING (2017): New Trailer Starring Tom Holland, Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr…

Spider-Man - Homecoming (2017), Tom Holland
Spider-Man – Homecoming (2017), Tom Holland

Starring Tom Hollan, Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau, Spider-Man Homecoming, the first spiderman movie starring Tom holland as the young web slinging superhero has a new teaser trailer…

Teaser trailer

Trailer 1

The truth is, I completely ignored the Andrew Garfield Spider-Man movies. It just seemed far too soon after the Toby Magguire era. The question now iswhether I’m I ready for the Tom Holland phase. Robert Downey Jr.’s role may just convince me.

Zendaya, Donald Glover and Michael Keaton also star.

Spider-Man Homecoming Release Dates: July 7th, 2017 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

TERM LIFE (2016): New Trailer Starring Hailee Seinfeld, Bill Paxton & Vince Vaughn

Term Life (2016), Vince Vaughn
Term Life (2016), Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn has an intriguing new movie and it also stars Bill Paxton, Hailee Steinfeld, Jon Favreau and Taraji P. Henson…

I’m hopeful because of John Favreau, Hailee Steinfeld and Bill Paxton’s involvement. Favreau because of his work in Chef (2014) and  I Love You, Man (2009), Steinfeld for True Grit (2010) and Paxton because of what he achieved with 2 Guns (2013) and he’s just generally very good. My fingers are very crossed.

Term Life Release Date(s): March 1st, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

ELF (2003): Will Ferrell Makes It Good

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Elf (2003), Will Ferrell

Silly, with several funny and moving moments, plus all the right messages for the christmas season is just one way to describe Elf, starring Will Ferrell in the title role.

Directed by Jon Favreau, I’ve heard many people refer to Elf as their favourite Christmas movie. I can’t say it’s mine but Ferrell does a positively memorable job with his character.

If you weren’t already a fan of Ferrell, it’s quite likely that after the movie, you’ll recognise and applaud his  capabilities. Just make sure you’re in the mood for some silly.

Zooey Dechanel’s beautiful singing voice and the characters played by Faison Love and Peter Dinklage are a few of my favourite things about the movie.

Watch it for a reminder of why so many people can’t help but look forward to Will Ferrell in comedy roles. Daddy’s Home (2015) is Ferrell’s latest comedy which will be here just in time for Christmas 2015.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016): New Trailer Sees The Return Of Mowgli & Baloo

The Jungle Book (2016), Neel Sethi, Scarlett Johansson (Kaa voice)
The Jungle Book (2016), Neel Sethi, Scarlett Johansson (Kaa voice)

It’s time for another re-imagining of a popular story from your childhood…

I recall the story somewhat vaguely and I do like the cast. Idris Elba, Neel Sethi, Scarlett Johansson, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o and Christopher Walken make the cast of this Jon Favreau directed version.

Having just seen the above trailer I’m curious to find out whether I’ll warm to Scarlett Johanson’s Kaa voice. Not quite sure at this point. I’m most ready for Bill Murray’s Baloo voice.

Happy The Jungle Book 🙂

G

CHEF (2014): Prepare To Feel Hungry, In More Ways Than One

Chef (2014)
Chef (2014)

Jon Favreau’s Chef is a comedy film with great music and mouthwatering food that makes you wish you had immediate access to all the bites featured.

More than a feast for your stomach and then some, it’s a beautifully told story about family – particularly the relationship between a busy father and his ten year-old son.

The film also speaks to the sensibilities of those stuck in a career path that no longer supports their need for creative freedom and / or desire to serve their passions in a way that makes them happy.

There are one or two more themes that emerge from the narrative thread. I’ll let you discover those beautiful gems for yourself. Maybe they’ll speak to you more than the ones that stood out for me. Either way you’re likely to be hooked as soon as the film starts.

Happy Chef 🙂

G