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Hungry for success: Six reasons graduates need to watch and learn from Chef...

10 July 2014 6:21 PM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

With a personality as flavourful as his career, Jon Favreau has been a firm favourite for as long as I can remember. The 47 year old actor-turned-director was the saving grace of Couples Retreat; added light relief whilst leveling the overall tone in the Iron Man series (which he both acted in and produced); and has harked back to his indie roots in his latest release, Chef.

So, when Shadowlocked was offered time with the iconic actor/director/producer, you’d of been hard pushed to find someone with more of a genuine passion for an interview. Unfortunately though, the PR in question didn’t agree.

Perhaps there were hungrier, more delicious invites for Mr. Favreau, or maybe it was decided that our entree sized application wasn’t worthy of the films mighty appetite. Whatever the case we missed out...and to this day I’m upset.

However, ever the professional »

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Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore Become ‘Blended’ in New Romantic Comedy

23 May 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Usually after a date goes wrong the couple go their separate ways with the avowed intention of never seeing each other again. But according to the new Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore comedy it seems such people are missing a trick, as you can use it as a springboard to get a whole bunch of free stuff. Posing as a happy man and wife in order to qualify for a holiday at a luxury resort, it isn’t long before the chemistry starts to flow and the former car crash daters fall in love for real without the need for pina coladas or the act of getting caught in the rain. This is the premise for Blended, the pair’s third movie together and the first to reunite them with the director who started their onscreen partnership in The Wedding Singer back in 1998, Frank Coraci.

With Sandler and Barrymore now firmly into middle age, »

- Steve Palace

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‘Couples Retreat’ Star Kali Hawk Joins Taryn Manning in ‘A Light Beneath Their Feet’

19 May 2014 1:29 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Couples Retreat” star Kali Hawk will join Taryn Manning (“Orange Is the New Black”) in the coming-of-age dramedy “A Light Beneath Their Feet,” TheWrap has learned. Valerie Weiss (“Losing Control”) is directing from a script by Moira McMahon Leeper, who previously wrote for “Private Practice” and MTV's “Teen Wolf.” The film co-stars Madison Davenport (“Noah”), Maddie Hasson (ABC Family's “Twisted”) and Kurt Fuller (“Midnight in Paris”). Also read: Fox's ‘New Girl’ Cast Shares TV Upfront Survival Tips: ‘Don't Sleep With Strange Women – or Strange Dudes’ “A Light Beneath Their Feet” is a character-driven story that follows a high school »

- Jeff Sneider

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TNT developing sequel to Stephen King's 'Firestarter,' unveils explosive new tagline

14 May 2014 7:09 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

A Stephen King-inspired series is headed to TNT.  The cable network is developing The Shop, a sequel to King’s 1980 bestseller Firestarter.

The drama centers on the insidious agency responsible for kidnapping and attempting to exploit the psychokinetic powers of a young girl named Charlie McGee in the original story. Now it’s 20 years later and Charlie has been tracked down by one of The Shop’s former members, Henry Talbot, who introduces her to a group of people with their own unique abilities. From the announcement: “It turns out The Shop is very much alive, bigger and badder than ever, »

- James Hibberd

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'Son of God' Coming to Blu-ray and DVD June 3rd

23 April 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Become a part of the phenomenon that captivated the nation! Off the heels of the three-time Emmy-nominated* History Channel miniseries The Bible, visionary Executive Producers Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) and Mark Burnett (The Voice, Shark Tank) are back to tell the most important chapter of the greatest story ever told - Son of God - on Blu-ray and DVD June 3 and Digital HD May 6 from LightWorkers Media and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. After grossing more than $60 million in box office sales and earning a coveted "A" Cinemascore opening weekend, Son of God comes home to entertain and inspire millions of families and communities across the globe.

Here's what executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett had to say in a joint statement.

"What an honor it has been to bring the story of the life of Jesus Christ to so many people. Now families can bring the »

- MovieWeb

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#Icymi on TheWrap: 10 Top Showbiz Stories – Stephen Colbert, Fox Goes ‘Boom'!, ‘Tosh.0' Production Assistant Death

12 April 2014 5:08 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman as Host of CBS’ ‘Late Show’ Letterman is “very excited for him,” but he's probably a little bummed that his production company, Worldwide Pants, has no stake in the show after he leaves in 2015. Here's why Colbert is perfect for “The Late Show.” ‘Boom'! Fox's Explosive Series Sparks Internal Strife Over New Reality Chief (Exclusive) Some Fox executives are dismayed at the timing and tone of Simon Andreae's “Boom” and pilot “Couples Retreat.” Agent for Peyton Manning, Taylor Swift Leaves Img Ahead of Wme Deal Closing (Exclusive) Wme is raising debt to finance its $2.4 billion acquisition of. »

- Greg Gilman

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Terrence Howard Joins Term Life

10 April 2014 2:59 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

2015 will see Sabotage star Terrence Howard back on the big screen in Term Life – a cat-and-mouse, road movie-crime drama based on the graphic novel by Nick Thornborrow, adapted by A.J Lieberman.

With Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld (3 Days To Kill) filling the lead roles, Term Life sees a thief who plans and sells heists, take his estranged daughter on the run when a job goes awry. Finding themselves hunted by corrupt cops, mob bosses and contract killers, he takes a shot at redemption by initiating a life insurance policy, guaranteeing a legacy for his daughter when the inevitable happens. Unfortunately for him, it doesn’t kick in for 21 days.

Terrence Howard will play Sheriff Braydon – a small-town law enforcer who crosses paths with the fugitives as they pass through his jurisdiction. The cast also features Bill Paxton (2 Guns) and Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad), in addition to the film seeing »

- Sarah Myles

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‘Chef’, the newest feature from Jon Favreau, releases its first trailer

8 April 2014 8:37 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

While Jon Favreau’s acting career includes numerous credits, it is as a filmmaker that he has garnered the highest amount of fans, with directing credits that include Elf and both Iron Man and Iron Man 2, and writing credits that include Swingers and Couples Retreat. Many were intrigued to learn that Favreau’s next directing feature would see him adapt a screenplay he had penned himself. Titled Chef, Favreau also takes on the lead role, working with a cast that includes John Leguizamo, Sofia Vergara, Bobby Cannavale, Amy Sedaris, Robert Downey Jr., and Scarlett Johansson. The first trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.

(Source: First Showing)

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Fox plans new reality show about struggling couples who switch partners

5 April 2014 2:59 AM, PDT | | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, Apr.5: Fox Network is reportedly in talks to shoot few pilot episodes of Couples Retreat, a new reality project that would put couples to the test.

The entertainment network's new reality show will be different from their earlier controversial reality show 'Temptation Island' which was trying to break couples whose relationship was not strong enough, Deadline reported.

The new reality show will help couples whose relationships were struggling using an unusual concept i.e. each one agrees to go on a fantasy weekend with the opposite-gender partner of a similarly matched couple.

The project comes from. »

- Ketali Mehta

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Fox Eyes Reality Show About Struggling Couples Who Switch Partners For Weekend

4 April 2014 5:45 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Is Fox heading back to Temptation Island? I hear that the network is in talks for a pilot order to Couples Retreat, a new reality project that would put couples to the test. Unlike Fox’s controversial Temptation Island, which was trying to break couples whose relationship was not strong enough, Couples Retreat aims at helping couples whose relationships are struggling using an unconventional method: “each agree to go on a fantasy weekend with the opposite-gender partner of a similarly matched couple.” The provocative concept, which likely will draw swinging-couple references, is sure to raise eyebrows. The project, which is now casting, comes from Red Arrow-backed Kinetic Content, run by Chris Coelen, who previously worked on ABC’s Wife Swap. Related: John De Mol’s Social Experiment Series ‘Utopia’ Lands At Fox Under new Fox alternative topper Simon Andreae, the network has been pushing the envelope with provocative social-experiment »


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Sunday Shorts: ‘The Receipt’, starring Kristen Bell

16 March 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Today’s film is the 2005 short The Receipt. Also known as The Rece!pt, the film is directed by Tim Garrick, who also co-wrote it with Analisa Brouet. Brouet also stars in the short alongside Matthew D. McCallum, Dina Meyer, and Kristen Bell. After guest starring turns on The Shield and Everwood, Bell rose to prominence playing the titular character in the tv show Veronica Mars, following that up with a roles in movies such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Couples Retreat. Her newest feature, Veronica Mars, a continuation of the show, opened in American theatres and on VOD this past weekend.


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- Deepayan Sengupta

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Favreau Joins Vaughn For ‘Term Life’

11 March 2014 11:55 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The original Swingers, if you don’t include those crooners from back in the day, Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn will soon be on screen together again for Term Life. Having already started production, Favreau is joining the party a little late, which makes sense as he has The Jungle Book to prep for Disney as well as his own directorial project, Chef, to promote.

Vaughn stars as a heist planner who sells his ideas to the highest bidder. As you can imagine, one of his well planend heists goes wrong and he becomes the target of the buyer. Vaughn takes his daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) on the run, but must survive the next 21 days so his life insurance can take effect.

Favreau and Vaughn starred together in Swingers, Made, Four Christmases, The Break-up and Couples Retreat. The latter being directed by Peter Billingsley who is best known as the child star of A Christmas Story. »

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Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn together again in 'Term Life'

11 March 2014 4:14 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Jon Favreau will reteam with his "Swingers" and "Couples Retreat" co-star Vince Vaughn for the Universal Pictures crime thriller "Term Life", Deadline reports. Based on the Image Comics graphic novel by A.J. Lieberman and Nick Thorn, "Term Life" centers on a thief (Vaughn) who goes on the lam with his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) after a job goes sideways. Hunted by mob bosses, contract killers and dirty cops, he takes out a million-dollar life insurance policy to benefit his daughter. The only problem is, it doesn’t kick in for another 21 days. Favreau’s role wasn’t specified. Lieberman wrote the script, which will be directed by Peter Billingsley ("Couples Retreat"). »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn Join Crime Thriller Term Life

11 March 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Via: Deadline

Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn are teaming back up for a new film called Term Life. The two actors have been making movies together since Rudy, but both actors made a name for themselves with the movie Swingers

Term Life is set up at Universal Pictures, and it's a crime thriller in which Vaughn plays a "thief-for-hire who takes his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) on the lam when a heist goes bad. Hunted by mob bosses, contract killers and dirty cops, he takes out a life insurance policy on himself to leave something for his kid. One problem: It doesn’t take effect for 21 days."

Production is scheduled to start soon and Vaughn and Favreau's friend and colleague Peter Billingsley (Couples Retreat) will direct. The screenplay was written by A.J. Lieberman, who also wrote the graphic novel that the movie is based on.

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- Joey Paur

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'Couples Retreat' Actress Joins Queen Latifah's 'November Rule' (Exclusive)

11 March 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Kali Hawk, whose recent roles include Peeples and Couples Retreat, has joined the cast of November Rule, the upcoming film executive produced by Queen Latifah. Starring Macy Gray, DJ Qualls (Hustle & Flow), Tatyana Ali and Sons of Anarchy's Mo McRae, the romantic comedy follows a sports shoe entrepreneur (McRae) who has made a "November rule" in order to keep his distance from the women. Every November, he breaks up with the woman he's seeing using a whopping lie. But when he realizes he's let go the woman of his dreams, he tries everything to get her back. Photos: The

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Jon Favreau Signs Up For Term Life

10 March 2014 5:05 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Long before there was the Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson comedy pairing or the Jon Favreau/Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man collaborations, there was the Swingers-born Favreau/Vaughn team-up, which has continued on and off through the more recent likes of The Break-Up and Couples Retreat. They’re back working together again, with Favreau taking a role in Vaughn’s new comic book-spawned thriller Term Life.Yes, despite being busy pimping his new directorial effort Chef and developing several projects including a live-action/CG Jungle Book for Disney, Favreau has accepted an unspecified part in the film, which kicked off filming at the start of the month.Term Life’s plot follows Nick Barrow (Vaughn), who plans heists and comes up with tricks for career criminals. Unfortunately for him, he’s managed to annoy just about everyone, especially when one of the most recent crimes he helped plan goes bad. »

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Adult Swim Orders ‘Black Jesus’ Series from ‘Boondocks’ Creator

10 March 2014 3:59 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jesus is alive and living in present-day Compton, Calif. — at least according to the premise of the new live-action Adult Swim show “Black Jesus.”

Created by Aaron McGruder (“The Boondocks,” “Red Tails”), the comedy stars newcomer Gerald “Slink” Johnson as the man on a mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small, but loyal group of downtrodden followers. The series also stars Charlie Murphy (“Are We There Yet?”), Corey Holcomb (“The Cleveland Show”), John Witherspoon (“The Boondocks”), Kali Hawk (“Couples Retreat”), and Andra Fuller (“L.A. Complex”).

The Turner-owned network will premiere the series later this year.

McGruder will serve as executive producer through his 5 Mutts Productions, along with writer-director Mike Clattenberg (“Trailer Park Boys”) and Leg’s Norman Aladjem and John Bravakis.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported this deal.


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SXSW Video Interview: Jason Bateman Directs and Says Bad Words

10 March 2014 | | See recent news »

Former child actor Jason Bateman had a surge in his career ten years ago when he played the lead in the television comedy "Arrested Development" (and some serious scene stealing in comedies like Dodgeball ), but things have just steamrolled for him since then as his transition to movies led to a number of huge hits including Jason Reitman's Juno , Hancock , Couples Retreat and last year's Identity Thief . Now, Bateman is making his feature film directorial debut with Bad Words , in which he plays Guy Trilby, a surly 40-year-old who finds a loophole in spelling bee bylaws to make his way through the system to the Golden Quill National Spelling Bee where he encounters a young competitor named Chaitanya (Rohan Chand), who seems to be an annoying distraction from »

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Malin Åkerman Covers "Maxim"

6 March 2014 5:53 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek revealing images of actress Malin Åkerman, star of the new ABC comedy series "Trophy Wife", plus take a look @ footage from her "Maxim" shoot and pivotal scene in Zack Snyder's "Watchmen":

Åkerman's acting career began in Canadian TV, followed by "The Utopian Society" (2003) and "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" (2004).

Following a supporting role on the comedy series "The Comeback" (2005), Åkerman starring in the features "The Heartbreak Kid" (2007) and "27 Dresses" (2008).

Åkerman was cast as 'Silk Spectre II' in Zack Snyder's 2009 feature "Watchmen"...

...receiving a nomination for a 'Saturn Award' for 'Best Supporting Actress'.

Also in 2009, Åkerman appeared in "The Proposal" and "Couples Retreat".

In 2010, she became part of the main cast on the comedy series "Childrens Hospital" and starred in four feature films including "Wanderlust" and "Rock of Ages".

Since 2012, she has had a recurring role on the sitcom "Suburgatory" and currently plays the lead »

- Michael Stevens

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We love you, now change: What other actors are due for a McConaissance?

6 March 2014 2:50 PM, PST | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

Matthew McConaughey’s journey from rom-com stud muffin to Oscar-winning actor is officially complete. Six years ago, he starred in Fool’s Gold and Surfer, Dude. At Sunday night’s Oscars, he took home the Best Actor prize for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club, the culmination of a string of career-rehabilitating roles that included Magic Mike and Mud. McConaughey was always a popular star, and his frivolous, formulaic romantic comedies likely served as golden handcuffs for several years of his career that left him in a creative rut. Give him credit for recognizing that and then actually doing something about it. »

- Jeff Labrecque

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