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  • Jon Favreau's 'Chef' has all the ingredients for a hit

    Writer-director-star Jon Favreau cooks up tureens of fun and charm in "Chef," a welcome return to his more intimate, indie film roots ("Swingers," "Made") after helming such mega-budget pictures as "Iron Man," "Iron Man 2" and "Cowboys & Aliens." As...
  • Jon Favreau learns to be a 'Chef'

    Jon Favreau learns to be a 'Chef'
    Before he wrote and starred in “Swingers” and went on to direct hits like “Elf” and “Iron Man,” Jon Favreau spent four years in Chicago learning improv at theaters like Second City, the Annoyance Theatre and Improv...
  • Review: 'Chef' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Chef' ★&#9733 1/2
    Jon Favreau's "Chef" has one goal: to make you want to eat Cuban sandwiches twice a day for the rest of your life. Meat-eating moviegoers of all palates will have a difficult time controlling their drool, thanks to writer-director-star Favreau's close-ups...
  • Jon Favreau's 'Chef' Serves Up First Trailer

    Warning: do not watch this trailer if you're hungry. Jon Favreau's newest movie, "Chef," has whet audiences' appetites with its first official trailer. Premiering at the SXSW Film Festival last month, "Chef" stars Favreau (who also wrote and directed)...
  • TV Review: 'Fargo'

    As bracing as the snowy vistas in the movie on which it is based, FX's "Fargo" quickly establishes itself as its own property, possessing the tone and style of the rightly admired Coen brothers classic, but pursuing a new tawdry true-crime tale, albeit in...
  • TV This Week, April 13-19: 'Orphan Black' on BBC America

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 13 - 19, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY An all-day salute to the late Mickey Rooney...
  • Hoo boy, 'Fargo' works on TV

    Hoo boy, 'Fargo' works on TV
    Lorne Malvo, Billy Bob Thornton's sinister hitman in "Fargo" (9 p.m. April 15, FX; 3.5 stars out of 4), doesn't have doubts. He doesn't ask himself the question posed on a poster in the FX series' first episode: "What if you're right and everyone else...
  • 'Fargo' debuts; 'Scandal' ends; 'Dancing' celebrates Disney

    'Fargo' debuts; 'Scandal' ends; 'Dancing' celebrates Disney
    Major premieres and season finales are the highlights this week. Most auspicious is FX’s “Fargo.” HBO’s “True Detective” became a sensation, but “Fargo” is the more entertaining series. Will it gather...
  • Review: 'Fargo' blazes a dark new trail on TV

    The Coen brothers' 1996 comedy-noir masterpiece "Fargo" wasn't so much a movie as it was a cultural event — you remember where you were when you first saw it. That endless yet claustrophobic snow scape, the anxious narcissism of William H. Macy's...
  • Billy Bob Thornton says his 'Fargo' character is 'like an alligator'

    Billy Bob Thornton says his 'Fargo' character is 'like an alligator'
    Since his star-making turn nearly two decades ago as the mentally challenged Karl Childers in "Sling Blade," Billy Bob Thornton has been known for what may best be described as playing expressive eccentrics. There was a bad Santa, an astronaut farmer...
  • Johnny Depp's Action Comedy 'Mortdecai' Set for Feb. 6 Release

    Lionsgate has dated Johnny Depp's action comedy "Mortdecai" for a Feb. 6, 2015, U.S. release. It will open against Warner Bros.' Liam Neeson-actioner "Run All Night" and Universal's long-stalled "Seventh Son," starring Jeff Bridges as a medieval wizard....
  • SXSW Full Lineup Includes Seth Rogen and Zac Efron's 'Neighbors'

    The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival has announced its full features lineup, including a new episodic section highlighting the influence of smallscreen programming. Five films will headline SXSW, including Universal's work-in-progress...