Jon Favreau brings 21st century technology to Rudyard Kipling’s 1894 ‘The Jungle Book’

By Rebecca Keegan Los Angeles Times In a downtown L.A. studio in late 2014, Jon Favreau was watching a computer-generated panther walk on a giant monitor while behind him crews […]

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ (2015) review: A rough kind of love

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‘American Sniper’ (2014) review: Fighting a never-ending battle

//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=silvescree-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0062238868&asins=0062238868&linkId=C4JADK5MWYW765NP&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true ‘American Sniper’ a story well worth telling Your reasoning may be justified, your cause as true as the sun’s light, but war is an amoral monster that destroys everything […]

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‘Gone Girl’ (2014) review: When ‘he said, she said’ turns murderous

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‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ (2013) review: Halfway there (kind of)

http://rcm-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/cm?t=silvescree-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=B00BEZTMQ8&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr Editor’s note: This review first ran Dec. 13, 2013. ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ a welcome reprieve from insufferably slow predecessor Let’s just come out and say it: […]

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‘I Am Number Four’ (2011) review: All of the angst, only some of the magic

http://rcm-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/cm?t=silvescree-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=B004SBQALA&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr ‘Twilight’ meets ‘Harry Potter’ in ‘I Am Number Four’ Teenage angst seems to be all the rage in movies these days. You finish sitting through one just to find yourself […]

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