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Matt’s 2014: The Best Dozen

Posted by Matthew on December 31, 2014
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Best of 2014

Best of lists are hard. Choosing the films I liked best isn’t hard, but keeping it to a reasonable number and ranking them is. One thing that’s not so much hard as it is annoying: coming up with something to say other than “I loved this and you should watch it”.

I saw a lot of films this year but there are plenty I missed. I didn’t see Birman, Whiplash, or Mommy, all of which are on many other best of lists for the year (and in the case of Whiplash I can guess it would have made mine) but I also did see Boyhood, Gone Girl, 22 Jump Street, and a host of others that didn’t make my list.

All in all I saw over 75 of the movies released in 2014. Not a huge percentage when you think about it but certainly more than the average person.

So with all that in mind here are my favourite dozen movies from 2014.

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Awesome: Jon Favreau Wants To Open A Restaurant Based On ‘Chef’; Buy The Movie Now

Posted by Matthew on September 29, 2014
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Chef was the story of a celebrity chef who buys a food truck and drives it across the southern United States after his career implodes. Jon Favreau really seems to have found his footing again, much like his character, in returning to the simple movies that made him famous in the first place.

Not only that: the food was amazing. This is not a film you should see hungry. And now if you live in LA there’s an outside chance you won’t have to because Favreau and Chef Roy Choi (consultant on the film) want to open a real EL Jeffe.

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Podcast Episode 67: X-Men Days of Future Past, Mario Kart 8, Edge of Tomorrow, Chef, and E3 Predictions

Posted by Matthew on June 09, 2014
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Awesome Friday

It’s that time again for the Awesome Friday on a Monday! In this episode we have a lot to talk about including all the Star Wars News, The Ant-Man situation, the game Mario Kart 8, and the movies X-Men: Days of Future Past, Edge of Tomorrow, and Chef. This episode clocks in at nearly 90 minutes so get yourself comfy and let’s get to it!

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Review: Chef

Posted by Matthew on June 07, 2014
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Chef

Jon Favreau has a longer history as an actor than as a writer/director but it’s the latter class that Jon Favreau’s career has had a few bumps in the road lately.most people seem to know him as these days. After writing Swingers and directing Made and later Elf he eventually was given the job of bringing Marvel Studios first film to screen with Iron Man. That film was a smash hit and kicked off one of the biggest franchises of all time but the follow-up Iron Man 2 and later Cowboys & Aliens were met with less enthusiastic responses.

After all that bombast Chef represents a return to the type of film that got Favreau noticed as a writer/director in the first place: a smaller, simpler film with a straightforward premise and a lot of heart.

And you know what? It’s really good.

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Chef Trailer + Poster: Jon Favreau Cooks

Posted by Matthew on April 09, 2014
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Jon Favreau may not be the best action director but he does have a pretty impressive resume when it comes to comedies. Good thing his next film falls in the latter category. Let’s take a look!

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