THE JUNGLE BOOK
2016, Walt Disney Studios, 96 min, Dir: Jon Favreau

This live-action reimagining of the 1967 animated favorite uses state-of-the-art digital imagery to bring an entire Indian jungle to a Los Angeles soundstage. Newcomer Neel Sethi stars as Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves, who is threatened by Bengal tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) and must journey into the world. An all-star cast, including Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken supplies the voices of the creatures Mowgli meets along the way.


CHEF
2014, Open Road Films, 115 min, USA, Dir: Jon Favreau

Writer-director Jon Favreau stars in this delicious comedy as chef Carl Casper, whose efforts to launch a restaurant in Los Angeles crash and burn. Returning to his native Miami, Carl hopes to bury the hatchet with his ex-wife (Sofía Vergara) and reclaim his spatula as proprietor of El Jefe Cubanos - a food truck he is determined to drive back to L.A. Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman and John Leguizamo are among the all-star cast.


COWBOYS AND ALIENS
2011, Universal, USA, Dir: Jon Favreau

Based on Scott Mitchell Rosenberg's graphic novel of the same title, director Jon Favreau (IRON MAN, IRON MAN 2) brings the space-invaded Wild West to life with UFO-swooping, pistol-slinging excitement. Daniel Craig stars as Jake Lonergan, a stranger who stumbles into the grim, fear-governed desert town of Absolution, only to discover that no residents make a move without the permission of hard-as-nails Colonel Dolarhyde (played by the iconic Harrison Ford, making a welcome return to the summer blockbuster arena). When Absolution is attacked by terrifying, otherworldly marauders from the sky, Jake and the Colonel, along with a small band of cowboys, become the city's only hope for survival against the lethal alien visitors. With Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell and Keith Carradine.


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