I'm late to the table - culinary joke! - to this sleeper hit, but after Chef received enough recommendations from trustworthy friends, I caved in and caught a matinee. If writer/directer/star Jon Favreau had never made huge Hollywood films like Iron Man and Elf, one might have expected Chef to be a reasonable directorial debut for the guy who wrote… read more!
Movies Directed by Jon Favreau (in alphabetical order)
I remember when Die Hard first came out in 1988. The reaction my friends and I had to the ads was, "Bruce Willis, the smarmy guy from Moonlighting, starring in the sort of action picture that usually features Arnold Schwarzenegger? What a joke!" We went to see it for a laugh at Willis's expense, and were shocked at how much… read more!
Actors Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn team up for the first time since the indie film Swingers (written by Favreau) turned them into stars. Both have gained an alarming amount of weight in the 5 years since Swingers, and now they play a couple of lunkheads who are hired by mob boss Peter Falk to participate in a marginally dangerous… read more!