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Review: Le Chef Serves Up French Comfort Food

24 July 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Served up by the smiling Jean Reno and the persnickety Michael Youn, Le Chef (originally, Comme un chef) is French comfort food in the traditional sense. It may not be particularly good for you, nutrition-wise, but it sure is tasty. Jacky Bonnot (Youn) is blessed -- and/or cursed, depending on your point of view -- with a perfect sense of taste, complemented by a perfect sense of smell, and accented by a refusal to accept anything less than perfection in the kitchen. His self-righteous judgment extends into the dining room, where he does not hesitate to inform hapless diners what it is that they should be eating and drinking. As might be imagined, this has led to a succession of jobs where he comes into...

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Luc Besson Puts His EuropaCorp to the Test With ‘Lucy’

24 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The son of scuba-diving instructors, Luc Besson came of age exploring the depths of the ocean floor and inventing stories out of the debris he would find along the shore. Some 50 years later, he is still playing with rocks in the sand — only now his shoreline is the river Seine and his castle a 667,000-square-foot film studio called Cite du Cinema (literally Cinema City). Built from the shell of a 1930s thermal power plant in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis, the sprawling complex — which includes nine soundstages, a 500-seat auditorium and a full-service restaurant — is headquarters for Besson’s prolific production and distribution outfit, EuropaCorp, plus a host of affiliated vendors and two film schools.

On a recent Friday afternoon, despite a bank-holiday weekend in France, Cite du Cinema was a hive of activity as editors, sound mixers and visual effects artists readied two new EuropaCorp productions for their »

- Scott Foundas

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Simon Pegg Pursues Pure Joy In Hector And The Search For Happiness Trailer

23 July 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I consider myself to be a somewhat jaded, overly cynical filmgoer, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not always on the lookout for a film that might come close to expressing the ebullience and joy of life. While I’ve yet to see the film – and will have to wait a little longer to do so – I have to say that watching the latest preview for Hector and the Search for Happiness marked the first time I’ve actually laughed at a trailer in awhile.

Hector and the Search for Happiness features Simon Pegg as the titular Hector, a London psychiatrist who one day realize that his patients are just not getting happier. This prompts him to go on a journey across the world in pursuit of discovering what makes people happy. I think we can predict some moments of self-discovery for Hector, and perhaps some heartache too, »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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New Trailer For Hector And The Search For Happiness

22 July 2014 2:17 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

A clever penis joke. We’re sold. The latest trailer for Simon Pegg’s Hector And The Search For Happiness has joyfully flown into our inbox via digital carrier birdy. You can check it out below, but be warned, it’s got an awesome cast and may well make you feel all warm and sticky on the inside (more than usual anyway). While some of you may be thinking “Walter Mitty” I’d hope it’s got more depth to it than Ben Stillers, somewhat good, but overall bland mental outing of late. As great as Simon Pegg is playing off the likes of Tom Cruise and Chris Pine in big blockbusters, these “smaller” movies seem to really like the actor. Starring alongside Pegg are Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgård, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer. Something like this is a welcome change of scenery from giant robots punching the »

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Watch The Trailer For Simon Pegg’s Hector And The Search For Happiness

22 July 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“We should concern ourselves not so much with the pursuit of happiness, but with the happiness of the pursuit.” Professor Coreman (Christopher Plummer).

Here’s your first look at the heartwarming new trailer for Hector And The Search For Happiness. Based on the best-selling novel by Francois Lelord, Hector And The Search For Happiness is directed by Peter Chelsom and features an all star cast lead by Simon Pegg.

It was announced today that the film will be premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival on the evening of September 7th.

Check out the feel-good trailer of the week.

Hector (Simon Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So »

- Michelle McCue

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New Hector And The Search For Happiness Trailer Shifts Simon Pegg From Comedy to Drama

22 July 2014 10:52 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A new Hector and the Search for Happiness trailer has gone online.  Based on the book of the same name by François Lelord, the film stars Simon Pegg as the titular Hector, an eccentric psychiatrist who’s going nowhere and whose patients aren’t getting any happier.  One day, he musters up the courage to set out on a quest to find out if happiness really exists.  I had actually never seen any of this film’s trailers before today, so I went and revisited the first and second trailers as well.  And I think I prefer this brand new one the most.  It sells the character’s need to go on this journey a bit more.  Or maybe I’m just getting old and schmaltzy.  The comedic elements of the first two trailers are still present, but now I get the restlessness of the character's life. Hit the jump »

- Evan Dickson

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'Hector and the Search for Happiness' Trailer Starring Simon Pegg

22 July 2014 8:14 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Hector and the Search for Happiness finds Simon Pegg setting off on a global journey to find internal peace. Starring as Hector, this well-respected psychiatrist has reached the midpoint of his meager existance, and despite having a beautiful girlfriend and a satisfactory job, he feels he hasn't quite lived life to the fullest. Watch as this one man sets off on the quest of a lifetime. Will Hector find his happiness? We also have a second alternative trailer that brings even more footage from this life-fulfilling adventure.

Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn't really tasted life, and yet he's offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, »

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New Trailer for 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' Starring Simon Pegg

22 July 2014 8:13 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Relativity's Hector and the Search for Happiness was just announced as one of the Gala screenings at this year's Toronto Film Festival. The movie, directed by Peter Chelsom (Shall We Dancec) stars Simon Pegg in the title role and seems almost like something of a Brit version of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Based on the world-wide best-selling novel of the same name, the movie features Hector (Pegg), a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn't really tasted life, and yet he's offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. »

- Brad Brevet

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Toronto Film Festival lineup announced -- Breaking

22 July 2014 7:47 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The 39th Toronto International Film Festival has announced its initial slate of galas and special presentations, which includes 37 world premieres and several films with Oscar ambitions. The Judge, which stars Robert Downey Jr. as a big-city lawyer who reluctantly returns home and ends up defending his revered father (Robert Duvall) against criminal charges, will have its world premiere in Toronto. His Avengers pal, Chris Evans, will unveil his own directorial debut in Toronto, titled Before We Go.

Also noteworthy: James Gandolfini’s final film, The Drop, which also stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace; another Jason Reitman Toronto world premiere, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington’s ‘Equalizer,’ Kate Winslet’s ‘A Little Chaos’

22 July 2014 7:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has announced over 40 titles — a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international art-house fare — screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer,” a pair of Reese Witherspoon projects and closing night film “A Little Chaos,” Alan Rickman’s period pic starring Kate Winslet as a landscape gardener assigned to construct the garden at Versailles.

World-preeming Galas announced this morning at the Tiff Bell Lightbox also include “Pawn Sacrifice,” Ed Zwick’s biopic on the legendary Cold War-era chess match between Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber), and “Black and White,” Mike Binder’s tale of a grieving widower (Kevin Costner) in a custody battle, as well as WB fall releases “The Judge” (Robert Downey Jr.) and Shawn Levy’s dysfunctional family comedy-drama “This Is Where I Leave You.”

International titles world-preeming on the »

- Jennie Punter

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'Wild,' 'The Judge' and 'The Equalizer' among initial 2014 Toronto Film Festival premieres

22 July 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Toronto International Film Festival announced its initial wave of 2014 premieres and galas this morning and it features some familiar awards titles, some big stars and some unexpected studio titles. Among the major studio films, David Dobkin's "The Judge" with Robert Downey Jr. and Antoine Fuqua's "The Equalizer" each received gala slots and should premiere over the festival's opening weekend. Other announced galas so far include Bennett Miller's acclaimed "Foxcatcher," which debuted at Cannes, and Mike Binder's "Black and White" starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and Anthony Mackie. Toronto has also scheduled special gala screenings for David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars" with Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson, François Ozon's "The New Girlfriend," Ed Zwick's "Pawn Sacrifice" with Tobey Maguire, Lone Scherfig's "The Riot Club," Jean-Marc Vallée's "Wild," Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano's "Samba" and Shawn Levy's "This is Where I Leave You »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Le Chef | Review

21 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Chef Mate: Cohen’s Poke at the Restaurant World Written for Fast Food Mentality

Connoisseurs of world food porn will perhaps take keen interest in the Gallic trifle, Le Chef, a 2012 title finally unfurling stateside this summer. So wan and frothy with its generic little plot, even fans of Jean Reno will be slightly disappointed at the saccharine ambivalence evident in every aspect. Hardly as sophisticated as other recently released French food fare, like Catherine Frot headlined Haute Cuisine, or even similarly themed American titles like Jon Favreau’s Chef, director Daniel Cohen would seem inspired by a growing universal trend in the appeal of food themes, even though it technically was written and filmed before these. While it’s certainly not a terrible endeavor to experience (to its credit, the film is certainly better than Roger Gaul’s Tasting Menu) Cohen seems perfectly fine with resting in the gutter of floundering cliché, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Exclusive: Simon Pegg holds up 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' poster

18 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Can you believe we're less about two months away from Fall movie season? By mid-September studios and indies start to slowly roll out their more prestige releases some of which may or may not be awards season fodder. One film arriving in September that might not be on your radar yet is Peter Chelsom's "Hector and the Search for Happiness." Based on the novel by "Le voyage d'Hector ou la recherche du bonheur" by François Lelord, "Hector" is essentially the tale of a London psychiatrist (Simon Pegg) who doesn't understand why his patients can't cheer up.  In a funk himself, Hector decides to span the world in search of joy.  The film features an intriguing ensemble cast including Rosamund Pike as his patient girlfriend waiting back home (you'll also see her in "Gone Girl" in October), Toni Collette as that old flame he can't get over (thankfully she appears »

- Gregory Ellwood

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"Godzilla" Roars, Sort Of

17 July 2014 3:24 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Let’s face it; the new Godzilla movie was abysmal. Far beyond a flat script, the direction was the main culprit. Even Bryan Cranston obviously had no guidance and ended up a stuttering, underdeveloped Walter White mess. The action scenes, so well advertised in the trailer, were nothing to write home about. Then again, the last incarnation of Godzilla wasn’t much to write home about either. Starring Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, and Hank Azaria, with Roland Emmerich directing on the heels of the wildly successful Independence Day, 1998’s Godzilla was a dud. Fan boys are still waiting for a worthy realization of the King of the Monsters, and Fox’s animated series, released in ’98 as a continuation of the film, doesn’t do much to help.

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New Photos From Hector And The Search For Happiness Feature Simon Pegg

16 July 2014 7:20 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Watch the trailer for Relativity Media’s Hector And The Search For Happiness, starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgård, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer.

Directed by Peter Chelsom (Funny Bones, Shall We Dance, Serendipity), the film opens in UK cinemas August 15 from Koch Media Films; on September 19 in New York and La by Relativity.

This spirited and life-affirming movie is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by François Lelord, the script is written by Maria von Heland, Chelsom and Tinker Lindsay.

Pegg plays Hector, an eccentric yet irresistible London psychiatrist in crisis: his patients are just not getting any happier! He’s going nowhere. Then one day, armed with buckets of courage and an almost child-like curiosity, Hector breaks out of his sheltered life into a global quest to find out if happiness exists. More importantly, if it exists for Hector. And so begins a colorful, »

- Michelle McCue

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Hot Trailer: ‘Hector And The Search For Happiness’

15 July 2014 4:47 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Relativity is releasing the Peter Chelsom-directed Hector And The Search For Happiness on September 19 in New York and La with a select city rollout and expansion following. The studio acquired the comedy that’s based on Francis Lelord’s eponymous novel in a seven-figure deal in April this year. Maria von Heland, Chelsom and Tinker Lindsay penned the adaptation about an eccentric London psychiatrist who sets out on a global quest to discover what makes people happy. The international cast features Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgard, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer. Here’s the latest international trailer for the […] »

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Simon Pegg stars in new Hector and the Search of Happiness trailer

14 July 2014 8:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Simon Pegg stars in the latest trailer for Hector and the Search of Happiness.

The teaser follows the titular character on the quest to find meaning in life.

Hector (Pegg) is a psychiatrist living a safe and ordinary life with his girlfriend Clara (Rosamund Pike).

Deciding that something has to change, he sets out on a journey across the world to discover what makes people happy, but slowly begins to realise that might be what he left behind.

Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Jean Reno and Stellan Skarsgard also feature in the Peter Chelsom-directed adaptation of François Lelord's book.

Hector and the Search of Happiness will arrive in the UK on August 15 and in the Us on September 19. »

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Watch: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' Trailer Starring Simon Pegg

11 July 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Entertainment One has premiered the first trailer for Simon Pegg's new movie Hector and the Search for Happiness from Serendipity helmer Peter Chisholm and co-starring Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Stellan Skarsgard, Jean Reno, Toni Collette and Christopher Plummer. The story centers on Hector (Pegg), a psychiatrist searching the globe to find the secret of happiness after he realizes he can't help his patients find happiness if he himself can't. So, he travels to China, Africa and Los Angeles and meets a host of characters and after a series of adventures and coming close to losing his life, he realizes that he does not wish to die before he has really lived. The film is expected to hit theaters this fall and you can check out the trailer and first poster (via Moviefone) directly below. sb id="to " height="360" width="640" »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch: Simon Pegg Searches For Meaning In New Trailer For 'Hector And The Search for Happiness'

11 July 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It's no small feat having co-written and starred in the hallowed Cornetto Trilogy, but Simon Pegg has also managed to carve out a sizable back catalog of generally entertaining if sometimes forgettable features. Between lending support to the "Mission: Impossible" and "Star Trek" franchises, you'd think the "Nerd Do Well" author wouldn't have the time to turn in full-fledged leading man performances in "A Fantastic Fear of Everything" and again, in the upcoming "Hector and the Search for Happiness." Now, a new trailer has dropped, looking suspiciously reminiscent of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." Based on François Lelord's novel of the same name, Pegg portrays the titular hector, a psychiatrist whose well-organized, positively banal life is beginning to suffocate him. He leaves a doting wife (Rosemund Pike) and appears to travel the world, running across Stellan Skarsgård, Jean Reno, and »

- Mark Zhuravsky

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'Hector and the Search for Happiness' Trailer: Simon Pegg Goes Existential (Video)

10 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

We're used to seeing Simon Pegg in happy-go-lucky comedies, and "Hector and the Search for Happiness" is partially a comedy, but it's also something else.

Pegg stars as Hector, a successful, well-meaning and eccentric professional filled with childlike wonder, but he's stuck in what seems like a perfect life. He's a busy psychiatrist with a thriving practice, living with his beautiful girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), in a fabulous London flat; but he's losing patience with his patients, who aren't getting any happier, and his romantic relationship isn't going anywhere.

He feels like a fraud. How can he help his patients be happier when he doesn't really know what happiness is? And so, Hector sets off on a global quest in search of happiness.

Article continues after poster! He travels to China, Africa and Los Angeles and he meets a host of characters: some are kind, some are dangerous, and some are even happy. »

- Chris Jancelewicz

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