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Thankfully Light and Fun | Review of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’


Spider-Man: Homecoming starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei & Robert Downey Jr.
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Image Credit: IMDB

“Peter Parker tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and must confront a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.” —IMDB

It took forever to see this movie. You may think that since I work at the theater, I get to see the movies, but that is not the case. I do not get to see the movies when I am working, and after a hard-long weekend, the last thing on my mind is going to the movies. So just keep that in mind the next time you ask the person selling you the tickets if they have seen the movie yet. Continue reading Thankfully Light and Fun | Review of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

The Amazing Spider-Man 3 Brings Back Marc Webb To Direct – CinemaBlend.com


By: Eric Eisenberg

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When you think about it, it’s pretty rare for the same director to helm a full trilogy of modern superhero movies. Tim Burton only made two Batmans, Jon Favreau only made two Iron Mans, and Bryan Singer only made two X-Men – not to mention the incredibly long list of filmmakers who only got a shot to direct one film in a trilogy. There are some exceptions to this of course, two being Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) and Christopher Nolan (Batman), but today we le[…]

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Iron Man 3


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Directed By: Shane Black

Written By: Drew Pearce & Shane Black

Based on Iron Man by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck and Jack Kirby

Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau & Ben Kingsley

Mistakes from the past come back to haunt Tony Stark not only putting his life in danger but the lives of those he cares about most as he unveils a plot to other throw the American Government.

Amazing movie! This movie really tapped into the girl power that Gwyneth Paltrow has. An action packed movie that really does the Iron Man saga justice. It was a well done conclusion to the Iron Man trilogy. It was a dark movie, but it was also fun at the same time, and at least we got to see Iron Man do his Iron Man thing. Robert Downey Jr. was amazing as always, he not only taps into the character but also understands the character, giving the audience the most believable and realistic performance there is. He is amazing and truly is Iron Man.

The plot twist involving The Mandarin was equally just out of the water and blew me away. Granted I understand why this upset many fans, because in the end he was not the true villain, just an actor playing a part. A lackey. But it did catch us off guard, so I have to applaud that.

And just like it should be, it was comedic. There were a lot of jokes here making fun of the change in name of Warmachine to the Iron Patriot. They knew that the name change would not please a lot of Iron Man comic fans, but the writers knew just what to do, and it was brilliant. This movie was dark and light and then you had that kid who was adorable. The kid was able to hold his own in the same scenes as Downey without being overshadowed. He’s a good actor.

Honestly this was an amazing movie that should please comic book fans. It was dark and gritty and funny and had great special effects. A well done movie and a great conclusion to the Iron Man trilogy. ★★★ (B+)

Jon Favreau To Return To His Indie Roots With Chef


By:  Eric Eisenberg

Chef_37193Jon Favreau‘s directing career has largely been focused on big summer blockbusters over the last few years, directing both the first two Iron Man movies as well as Cowboys and Aliens. But after mixed success in that field, it looks as though he’s ready to get back to his independent roots.

Variety has learned that Favreau is now in talks with financiers to write, direct and star in Chef, a new indie comedy of his own invention. While plot details are scarce right now, the story is said to follow an “emotional chef,” played by the director, who is doing his very best to run his Los Angeles-based restaurant. As the trade points out, this will be the first time that the filmmaker has put himself in the starring role of one of his own movies since he made his directorial debut with Made in 2001.

While Favreau hasn’t directed a movie since his 2011 sci-fi/western mashup – which ended up being both a critical and box office disappointment – he has been keeping busy behind the scenes on the small screen, directing the pilot of NBC’s Revolution, as well as an episode in this season of The Office. He’s also been doing quite a bit of acting recently, earlier this year starring alongside Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy in Identity Thief. Next week he will be back in theaters reprising his role as Happy Hogan in Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 and later this year will be featured in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.

Source: Cinema Blend

 

Jon Favreau To Direct, Ryan Reynolds To Star In Battle For Bonneville


By: Eric Eisenberg

Director Jon Favreau may not be helming Iron Man movies anymore, but his filmmaking career isn’t slowing down at all. He’s already set to helm an adaptation of the Broadway musical Jersey Boys and has signed a deal with Disney to direct their upcoming Magic Kingdom project, and now it would seem that a third film has fallen onto his plate.

Favreau is reportedly attached to direct the new drama Battle For Bonneville and already has Ryan Reynolds attached to star, according to Deadline. New Regency is currently in talks to acquire the rights to the film, which tells the true story of Art and Walt Arfons, a pair of half-brothers and former drag racers who teamed up to create a jet-powered car that they eventually used to break the world land speed record three times. Dan Gilroy, who most recently worked on the script for the action-thriller The Bourne Legacy with his brother Tony, wrote the screenplay for the new project. While Magic Kingdom isn’t mentioned in the new story, the site says that Favreau will be doing Jersey Boys next and then will likely move on from there to do Bonneville.

Favreau last directed the sci-fi/western Cowboys and Aliens and has been doing a good amount of acting recently, taking roles in movies like the upcoming Seth Gordon comedy Identity Thief, Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, and Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 (in which he will be reprising his role as Happy Hogan). Reynolds most recently made a dialogue-less cameo appearance in Seth MacFarlane’s Ted and has The Croods, R.I.P.D., and Turbo, set to be released in 2013.

Source: Cinema Blend

Open Casting Call For Jon Favreau’s Jersey Boys Musical


By: Kristy Puchko

Jersey_Boys_32538Following in the footsteps of Mamma Mia and Rock of Ages, the Tony Award-winning Jersey Boys is the latest jukebox musical from Broadway to dance its way to the big screen. Featuring classic tracks like "Big Girls Don’t Cry," "Sherry" and "Walk Like a Man," this toe-tapping crowd pleaser tells the tale of the 1960s pop group The Four Seasons, charting their formation, rise to fame and eventual breakup.

Earlier this summer, reports had Iron Man director Jon Favreau as the unlikely frontrunner to helm this chipper musical, and with casting underway his involvement has been confirmed. But who will star? Well, maybe you. For though the show has hit stages from Chicago, to Las Vegas, London, Toronto, and Sydney, GK Films has unveiled an open casting call for the film’s four leads. Check out the breakdowns below:

FRANKIE VALLI
20-29 yrs old. 5’8" or under. Italian-American. A small, tenacious, scrappy kid from a tough neighborhood with an unusually high, clear falsetto. He is talented, hardworking and determined to succeed. ABILITY TO SING TENOR PART AND FALSETTO UP TO TREBLE G A PLUS.

BOB GAUDIO
20-29 yrs old. 5’10" or taller. Boyish, fresh-faced Bob is the keyboardist. Something of a boy genius, he is smart and savvy beyond his years. ABILITY TO SING TENOR/BARITENOR PART IN TIGHT HARMONY AND KEYBOARD SKILLS A PLUS.

TOMMY DEVITO
25-35 yrs old. Italian-American. A handsome, charismatic, smooth-talking operator with a quick temper, Tommy is a born hustler from a tough neighborhood and the essence of Jersey cool. ABILITY TO SING TENOR/BARITENOR PART IN TIGHT HARMONY AND GUITAR SKILLS A PLUS.

NICK MASSI
25-35 yrs old. Italian-American. A steady, sturdy, lumbering man of few words with a police record and a strong musical talent. ABILITY TO SING BASS/BARITONE PART IN TIGHT HARMONY AND BASS GUITAR SKILLS A PLUS.

With no musicals to his credit, Favreau initially seems a curious choice to direct Jersey Boys. However, with films like Made, Iron Man, and even Zathura, he has shown a skill with capturing the complicated nature of male relationships ridden with admiration and rivalry. In that way, he could provide a keen insight to the tale of four young men thrown into the murky waters of fame and fortune. And as to the musical aspects, he might offer a fresh perspective, and perhaps part of that is picking unknowns to front the film. It’s an interesting choice to be sure. So, if you think you match the types above, submit here, and maybe a future casting update will be about you.

Jersey Boys is expected to come to theaters in 2014.

Source: Cinema Blend

New Avengers Featurette Explains Black Widow’s Expanded Role On The Team


By: Sean O’Connell

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In the grand scheme of things, Black Widow isn’t a household name like Iron Man, Captain America or Thor. But Scarlett Johansson certainly has name recognition (and facial recognition), so it’s no real surprise that Marvel Studios is rolling out a character featurette with The Avengers on the horizon to alert audiences – primarily female ticket buyers – that there’s a lady hero they can get behind in this potentially-testosterone-laden blockbuster. This new Black Widow clip comes to us exclusively from E! Online. Click here to view it on their Web page (it auto-plays, annoyingly).

Most of the film footage in the featurette has popped up in TV spots and trailers. But we also get fresh insight from Johansson as well as her Iron Man 2 co-star Robert Downey Jr. That’s right, Widow first appeared as a supporting player in Jon Favreau’s second Iron Man film, though it always was the intention to elevate her to a team player in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers. From the looks of it, she helps S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) recruit the team.

Again, this clip basically exists to let people know that ScarJo has a meaty part in The Avengers, and that it’s not the sausage factory non-geeks might be fearing.The Avengers will dominate the movie-going universe on May 4.

Source: Cinema Blend