The Seth Rogen film Neighbors is already predicted to be the big box office hit this weekend. Because what better way to celebrate Mom’s Day than by watching a movie about a wild fraternity moving next door to a lovely young family with a baby. Gotta love the random Samuel L. Jackson Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown references in the trailer at the 1:30 mark.
Jon Favreau’s latest, Chef, also opens today and in an article with Variety, Favreau compares the new flick to his first film, Swingers.
Just as Twitter plays a large part in Chef…
In “Swingers” the answering machine was a character, and I feel like the tech that we interact with every day are like characters. Our engagement with social media (informs) the plot of the film and how my character ends up ultimately being his own worst enemy.
18 years after Swingers, and being a part of some of the biggest films in Hollywood [Elf, Iron Man], Favreau goes back to his indie roots once again by keeping things small and taking on many roles to produce Chef the way he wanted.
It was a real treat, but the movie business is changing. It’s harder and harder to get a movie about real people and day-to-day life on the bigscreen. I don’t know if in another 10 years, when I’m 57, if that’s something I could still do.