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    'Chef' Hits Netflix: Favreau's Indie Road Movie is Food Porn

    "I shoot food like Michael Bay shoots babes in bikinis," writer-director Jon Favreau told me at SXSW, where he debuted his scruffy indie crowdpleaser "Chef" ahead of its long and successful run in theaters ($31 million domestic) via Open Road.

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    First Look: Disney's High-Concept 'The Jungle Book,' Directed by Jon Favreau

    The latest 'Jungle Book' revamp will blend live-action with photorealistic CGI imagery in 3D, and is set for an October 2015 release date.

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    'Chef' Returning to Theaters

    Indie sensation "Chef," from writer/director/producer/star Jon Favreau, is returning to theaters nationwide on August 29 from Open Road Films.

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    Watch: Walter Murch & Jon Favreau Talk Editing Of 'The Conversation,' 'Birdman,' 'Gravity' And More In 7-Minute Video

    The art of film editing isn't exactly a subject that will get even the most devoted of cinephiles excited. It's a hidden art, a laborious task and often an undersung skill in the filmmaking world, with few "celebrity" practitioners. Martin Scorsese's regular collaborator Thelma Schoonmaker is probab...

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    Aronofsky, Favreau and Murch to Talk “Movies in Your Brain” at the Academy

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences want to put that last word of their brand into more effective use. With the help of Hollywood luminaries like Walter Murch, Darren Aronofsky, and Jon Favreau, “Movies in Your Brain: The Science of Cinematic Perception”

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    Disney Adds Another Live-Action Remake, Following Success of 'Maleficent' (Cocteau TRAILER)

    Well, this was inevitable, right? 'Maleficent' stomped through the box office last weekend, netting $70 million in U.S. receipts and another $100 million abroad. When a movie brings in money like that, the studio is bound to say: more, please.

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    Review: Jon Favreau's 'Chef' Serves Up An Unsatisfying Home-Cooked Meal

    Ahead of the inaugural screening of Jon Favreau's latest film "Chef,” the movie is being heralded as a glorious return to the filmmaker's independent roots. Favreau, after all, wrote "Swingers," one of the more influential indies of the '90s, and reteamed with his "Swingers" co-star Vince Vaughn for...

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