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Jon Favreau

Our Most Unpredictable President Will Deliver Washington’s Most Boring Speech

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 02.28.2017 | Politics

If past is prologue, President Donald Trump’s first speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night will be largely forgotten by Thursday mor...

'The Lion King' Remake Has A New Simba

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 02.18.2017 | Entertainment

Back in September, Disney announced plans to create a remake of its animated classic “The Lion King.” This time around, director Jon Favreau will ...

Obama White House Veterans Tackle The Trump Era With New Political Media Site

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.09.2017 | Media

NEW YORK ― If Hillary Clinton had won, Tommy Vietor, Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett would have kept their day jobs. The three friends, all in their mid...

The Best Movie GIFs Of 2016

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.03.2017 | Entertainment

In terms of the year’s best movies, we made our list and checked it twice. But will anyone remember them if they aren’t reproduced in GIF format? ...

The Full Metal Hypocrisy Of America's White Voting Bloc

Steven Shehori | Posted 11.26.2016 | Politics
Steven Shehori

An estimated 58% of white voters in the 2016 election cast a ballot for Donald Trump. And since the stunning election results of November 8, there's been a growing narrative that seeks to explain why they flocked to him in droves.

How 'Chef' Changed Jon Favreau's Perspective on Cooking and Life

Quora | Posted 09.02.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

How and where did Jon Favreau train for the movie Chef and did it change his outlook on the restaurant industry or food itself? originally appeared on...

I'm A Sanders Supporter Who Is Happily Voting For Clinton/Kaine

Ming Holden | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Ming Holden

I'm a pro-choice liberal who voted for Sanders in the primary, so it should surprise no one that Tim Kaine, a Midwestern white man who voiced personal beliefs against abortion, was not my first pick for Hillary Clinton's running mate. But maybe that puts me in a unique position to contribute some thoughts about why I'm voting for Clinton/Kaine.

IFAW Q&A with The Jungle Book Director Jon Favreau

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 05.24.2016 | Entertainment
Jeffrey Flocken

Walt Disney's live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book continues to break box-office records, and has been greeted with adoration b...

How 'The Jungle Book' Movie Can Spark Empathetic Discussions in Adoptive Families

Carrie Goldman | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

On opening night, our family of five went to see The Jungle Book. The excitement among the kids was palpable. I sat between my oldest and youngest daughters, one my beloved through adoption, another my beloved through the biology of my body.

How Jungle Book Director Jon Favreau Got Such a Great Performance Out of Acting Novice Neel Sethi

Jim Hill | Posted 04.26.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

"While many of the other child actors who auditioned for this role were kind of cookie-cutter, Neel was different. He had a little spunk and some real swagger."

Speaking Like Hillary

Daniel Kushner | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Daniel Kushner

Hillary Clinton herself has repeatedly stated that she's not a natural politician, contrasting herself to Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. And there are certainly skills associated with politicians that they have in more abundance than she does.

Zaki's Review: The Jungle Book (2016)

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.20.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

It's a feast for the mind and the eyes, with stunning special effects, dazzling use of 3D (seriously, go see it in 3D!), and a revelatory performance from a talented young newcomer to hold it all together.

The Jungle Book

Dwight Brown | Posted 04.15.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Start the great debate right now. Is The Jungle Book the best kid's action film ever made? Possibly. Expect to hear both sides of that argument waged ...

Movie Review: See The Jungle Book and You, too, Will Talk to Your Animals.

Carole Mallory | Posted 04.14.2016 | New York
Carole Mallory

Amazing. Joyful. Fun. Sad. Stunning. Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book directed by the talented Jon Favreau (Iron Man) will keep you enthralled from its very beginning in awesome 3D IMAX which makes the terrifying animals swing from the trees into your lap.

Blockbusters Should Learn To Be More Like The New 'Jungle Book'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.15.2016 | Entertainment

Disney is on the reboot warpath, rejiggering just about every primo animated property in glistening live action. It started in 2010 with Tim Burton's ...

Hillary Clinton's Uplifting Vision for Our Future

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 03.01.2017 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

On Saturday the voters of South Carolina gave Hillary Clinton a huge victory sending her into Super Tuesday with the wind at her back. Hillary earned victory because the people of South Carolina know her; they trust she will have their backs when she is President.

How Obama Came To Hate The State Of The Union Address

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama's gifts as an orator were central to his rise as a politician. But as he prepares for the final State of the Union address ...

There's Something Fishy About Asher Blinkoff's Voice Work in Hotel Transylvania 2

Jim Hill | Posted 09.09.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

And why did Tartakovsky opt to cast Asher as the voice of Dennis, Dracula's half-human, half-vampire grandson? Basically because Blinkoff -- unlike so many child actors working in Hollywood today -- still actually sounded like an authentic six-and-a-half, almost seven-year-old boy.

How Now Brown Dow? Alan Greenspan vs. Dr. Seuss

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 08.27.2016 | Business
Randee Mia Berman

When I was in junior high school I excelled in literature and math. You know -- fractions, algebraic equations, and Venn diagrams.  Economics, not so much. Too many theories, too abstract.  It wasn't concrete.

Avengers 2: There May Just Be a Pop Epic Somewhere Inside Marvel's 'Disappointing' Age of Ultron Mega-Hit

William Bradley | Posted 07.08.2016 | Entertainment
William Bradley

For what's turned out to be one of the biggest hits of all-time, the not especially felicitously titled Avengers: Age of Ultron has gotten a lot less love and devotion than the numbers would suggest.

Second That Emotion

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

Against all odds filmmakers continue to make fine works, adapting or creating stories not from comics or video games but exploring the human experience on our own planet.

Are You Going to Eat That?

Rich Siegel | Posted 10.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Rich Siegel

Have you seen Jon Favreau in Chef? It's a good movie. Not a great movie. But it is thankfully devoid of gunfights, aliens and zombies. In other wo...

Bill Murray Will Voice Your Favorite Animated Bear

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.02.2014 | Entertainment

If Bill Murray were an animal he would definitely be a big cuddly bear, so it only makes sense that he'll voice Baloo, the bear from Rudyard Kipling's...

A Chef Off the Old Block

Francis Levy | Posted 08.27.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

If you are a Food Channel regular and a devotee of Chopped you will love Chef. It's a far cry from reality TV, but it thrives off the same impulse of turning food preparation into an athletic competition.

Jon Ward

What's Wrong With Washington? We Ask Those Who Left It Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans view Congress more negatively now than at any point in our nation’s history. Which raises the oft-asked question: what...