Articles tagged jon favreau

The All-Sex Hex: Why Olivia Wilde Deserves More Credit

Now that Olivia Wilde has put rumors of a turbulent post-divorce love life to bed by revealing a "no sex hex" on her new home, it's confront the all-sex hex that has plagued valuations of her acting.

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22 Mar 2009 // 9:07 AM

Q&A with Paul Rudd and John Hamburg of ‘I Love You, Man’

DALLAS - Paul Rudd and John Hamburg, star and writer/director respectively of the man-crush comedy “I Love You, Man” (opening Friday), are joshing around

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‘Man’ Made Out of the Same Old…Stuff

Imagine Manhattan with the post-modern existential quips removed and fart jokes added. Visualize an ‘80s or ‘90s sweet as sugar RomCom with all the subtlety

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20 Mar 2009 // 3:37 AM

I Love You, Man

I Love You, Man is a buddy flick worked out as a chick flick, complete with makeovers, bonding montages, a break-up and make-up.

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27 Jan 2009 // 8:59 PM

Superheroes Versus Comics

There can be no doubt that the summer of 2008 stands as a high-water mark for superheroes. But in the wake of a superhero renaissance and the growing cultural legitimacy of the genre, the question must be posed: Has the superhero genre evolved beyond the comics medium?

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Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.

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26 Nov 2008 // 1:00 AM

Four Christmases

Motherhood, Four Christmases submits, is all Kate needs to be happy. The husband, he's incidental.

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25 Nov 2008 // 11:55 PM

Four Christmases

So this is what five Oscar winners gets you? This is the result of the combined Academy caliber efforts of Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line),

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Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 3

Day Three - The final ten, a cross-culture collection teeming with big ideas, larger than life visions, and perhaps the greatest documentary on rugby you've probably never heard of.

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Iron Man (Two-Disc Special Collector’s Edition)

Every explosion and punch-line lives and dies by Downey's performance, but he proves more than up to the task, making the ride all the more enjoyable.

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Stan Lee’s ‘Iron Man’ leads way for latest Blu-ray titles

Ten years ago, Stan Lee was frustrated about the inability to get impressive versions of Marvel Comics super heroes to the movie screen. “It seemed

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Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.

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30 Jul 2008 // 4:43 AM

Pop 20: Super hero formula evolving

In only 10 days, the Batman defeated the Joker, delivered a one-two punch to Harvey Dent and amassed more than $300 million at the box office. But

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15 Jun 2008 // 10:45 PM

Dear Marvel Comics

Dear Marvel Comics: Get ready. If rumors are true, and you are indeed lowballing Jon Favreau out of participation in Iron Man 2 (a story now

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5 May 2008 // 8:04 AM

‘Iron Man’ is a movie that cannot be ignored

“That movie wasn’t released; it escaped.” —Mel Brooks I have no idea about which movie Brooks spoke, and neither does Jon Favreau, the director

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2 May 2008 // 3:33 AM

Jon Favreau’s preparation pays off in ‘Iron Man’

Jon Favreau heard the whispers, the murmurs of “What the hey?” when he was selected by Marvel Studios to turn the comic-book empire’s Iron

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1 May 2008 // 3:13 AM

Iron Man

For all Tony's new understanding of "peace," the fact that Iron Man is in fact a weapon allows the film to do what summer movies must do: clanking and bashing, zooming, shooting, and exploding.

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It’s Super Year for once-troubled actor Robert Downey Jr., starting with ‘Iron Man’

The Summer of Downey? On Friday, “Iron Man”—easily one of the smartest, most satisfying comic-book superhero movies since Tim Burton’s first “Batman”—opens

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2 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

The Break-Up (2006)

For all that goes wrong with The Break-Up, the most compelling question it raises has to do with the state of the romantic comedy.

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Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

When Lisa thaws, she's granted a limited gamut of roles, from screaming victim to gushy girl to action-heroic savior.

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Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

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"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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