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    Five Films to See, or Not-to-See, This Weekend, from 'Neighbors' to 'The Double'

    This movie weekend offers unexpected pleasures -- as well as a few clunkers -- for all cinematic tastes, including the very R-rated "Neighbors," modestly scaled indies "Palo Alto," "The Double" and "Chef," and a potently disturbing food doc, "Fed Up."

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    Jon Favreau's 'Chef,' Hitting Theaters This Weekend, Is Scruffy Indie Crowdpleaser

    Jon Favreau took a break from tentpole movies to direct a scruffy family comedy that wears its insecurities on its sleeve. "I shoot food like Michael Bay shoots babes in bikinis," he told me at the rooftop after-party at this past SXSW.

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    “Chef” Audience Award Winner at Tribeca Film Festival 2014

    Jon Favreau, wrote, directed, and starred in what might sound like a simplistic plot, yet is very funny and feel good. Carl Casper (Jon Favreau), is the chef in a top restaurant in Los Angeles

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    Watch: 30-Minute Talk Between Jon Favreau & Martin Scorsese In 'Dinner For Five'

    Before his reinvention as a blockbuster director, Jon Favreau hosted a half-hour show for IFC called “Dinner For Five” that found the multi-hyphenate engaged in conversation with four other guests from the film industry over dinner. Though borne of a simple premise, the show was often illuminating, ...

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    WATCH: Martin Scorsese Talks Hitchcock, 'Taxi Driver' and Story vs. Plot with Jon Favreau

    Check out this vintage clip from Jon Favreau's IFC talk show "Dinner for Five" where guest Martin Scorsese talks about approaching story and character, his favorite Hitchcock films and more.

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    Watch: Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Half of Hollywood Star in 'Chef' Trailer

    Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson and John Leguizamo star in this spicy new comedy about food, family and love.

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    Watch: Jon Favreau Gets Cooking In First Trailer For 'Chef'

    Lately, Jon Favreau has been known for his big screen spectacles, but for his latest "Chef"—a return to his more indie-oriented roots of "Swingers"—the only special effect may be what's inside the secret sauce. Yep, Favreau is diving into the world of food trucks and the first trailer for his film i...

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    Jason Sudeikis To Lead 'Fletch' Reboot, Ed Helms Has An 'Epic Fail' & More

    It’s been a long time coming -- this latest attempt began in 2011 -- but the “Fletch” remake is finally coming down the pipeline. THR is reporting that fellow “SNL” alum Jason Sudeikis is in talks to fill Chevy Chase’s shoes as the titular character in “Fletch Won.”

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    SXSW Review: Is Jon Favreau's 'Chef' a Return to Indie Form? Only In the Context of His Own Career

    What's more important -- a vanity project from a Hollywood director or a hilarious teen sex comedy from a newcomer?

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    SXSW Review: Jon Favreau's 'Chef' Starring Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo & More

    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 nineties, and reteamed with his "Swingers" co-star Vince Vaughn...

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