What more can I say about him? He is a brother, a friend, my godson’s father. He is a unique and brave soul, someone that I would go to the ends of the earth for, and I know, full and well, he would do the same for me.
Clothing and smears of charcoal were used to conceal Johnny Depp’s numerous tattoos. The “Jack Sparrow” tattoo on his arm in the movie is a fake, but he got a real replica after finishing the film, in honor of his son Jack.
Did you know Every time Piper goes to the phone, the same crying woman can be seen at another phone.
Last night I had the absolute pleasure to see the new film Chief with Grazia Film Club from writer and director Jon Favreau (directed Iron Man 1 & 2, Elf and in 1996 wrote brilliant indie flick Swingers)
Carl Casper, a chef in a middle of the road restaurant loses his job after creative differences with the owner (Dustin Hoffman) and as a last resort starts up a food truck in an effort to cook the food he loves, while trying to connect with his son after divorce.
Though the plot is predictable in places, it does not take away from the visual feast that the film serves. I don’t think I have seen a foodie movie like this ever. Besides the film being hilarious, most of the leg work done by the Chef Carl’s sidekick Martin played by fabulous John Leguizamo and a scene stealing appearance from Robert Downing Jr. You can tell that Favreau was in charge of the casting, because his girlfriend in the movie is played by talented and ridiculously beautiful Scarlett Johansson and the role of the ex-wife with shared custody of their son goes to Sofia Vergara, who is not only brilliant at comedy, but gorgeous. I don’t blame him, I am pretty sure I would cast some pretty faces as my exes and current partners (Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling come to mind), if ever having to make that choice!
Besides the movie being a feast to the eyes and a love letter to food and kind of a road trip flick, it has one of the best soundtracks there has ever heard. Last time I almost got up and started to dance in the cinema was 8 Mile (another story) and I can’t wait to download the soundtrack should it become available!
As a foodie and a movie lover, I really loved the film even if somewhat predictable. It is visually stunning what comes to food. After the film we went directly to Wahaca (Mexican Street food) as it was closest to Cuban food we could find in such short notice. Do not go there without dinner…or at least have an exit plan when leaving the cinema, because this film will make you hungry and also be warned, some rather curious noises were made during the food scenes.
See if you like: foodie films, funny films with heart or Jon Favreau.
I just idolized Al Pacino, and I was afraid that, you know, he was gonna wipe his feet on me or put a cigarette out on my neck or something. But he was so full of fire. He had such passion for acting. It’s nice to meet someone like that.
The man who starred in The Big Lebowski (1998) and who is the voice of Sulley in Monsters, Inc. (2001) celebrates his 62nd birthday today! Though this man has made many fine movies and given us great performance…I have two to add to the above mentioned. In 2003 - 2004 he appeared in 4 episodes of The West Wing as Speaker of the House Glenallen Walken and damn near stole the show! And in 2006 he had a small, but important part in as Judge Robert Bebe in short lived TV show Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. This time he stole the show; amazing performance full of humour, but with heart. That seems to be his best quality. A role that is naturally funny, but same time realistic and warm.
Happy Birthday John! I adore you!