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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 02.29.2016 | 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 01.12.2016 | 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 09.09.2015 | 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 08.28.2015 | 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 07.09.2015 | 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...

The MovieFilm Podcast: Talking Godzilla! Plus Jon Favreau on Chef

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Join us for a spoiler-rific discussion of Gareth Edward's take on the king of the monsters, Godzilla.

Matthew Jacobs

Here's Our Supercut Of The Best Food Porn In Movies

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.09.2014 | Entertainment

Jon Favreau's new culinary delight "Chef" is 115 minutes of food porn. The comedy opens in limited release on May 9 and will expand wider in the weeks...

Week in Film: Neighbors, Chef and more

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Neighbors may not be a particularly well-thought-out film (huge third-act problems). But it has some of the biggest sustained laughs of the summer.

Jon Favreau Explains Why Embracing Latino Culture Was Essential For 'Chef'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 05.08.2014 | Latino Voices

If there’s one thing Jon Favreau learned during the making of his new movie, it’s that where there is good food there will always be Latinos. T...

John Leguizamo Explains Why People Need To Reach Out To Latinos

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 05.07.2014 | Latino Voices

John Leguizamo knows all about the mojo. The Colombian-born actor stars in Jon Favreau’s latest indie comedy “Chef” as Martin, a witty and co...

Jon Favreau's Chef Is the Best Food Movie Ever!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.07.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Jon Favreau at the Writer's Guild on Sunday. Photo by Jay This movie is absolutely delicious, a love letter to the people who prepare our food! I hav...

WATCH: 'Chef' Star Talks About Sofía Vergara's Reaction To His Marriage Proposal

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 05.06.2014 | Latino Voices

"Chef" star Emjay Anthony may only be 10, but he’s not afraid to fight for Sofía Vergara’s heart. In his new indie comedy, Jon Favreau ("Elf...