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Highly Suspect Reviews: The Jungle Book

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While we’re certainly aware that Disney of late hasn’t had the greatest track record when it comes to live action adaptations/reconsiderations of their classic animated films, it looks like Jon Favreau might be just the director to change that. His new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book definitely is causing a positive stir in critical circles. And who couldn’t love Bill Murray as Baloo the Bear? I’m smiling just thinking about it. Check out Richard, Chris, Sarah and Herman on the review talking all about it…

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.

  • Eric Faulkner

    Sword in the Stone and Chronicles of Pydain are in development at Disney. I hope they get some Game of Thrones like writing for both adaptations.

    • Ryan Naughton

      If by “Game of Thrones like writing” you mean “gratuitous rape scenes every five minuets” than no thanks.

  • Chris Ayres

    Whoever said they wanted to hear Scarlett Johansson sing Trust in Me (it might’ve been Richard), here ya go! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VEgkBetZY-M

  • You’re Not My Supervisor

    Favreau didn’t do Jumanji.

  • Huh, I say “Cinderella” weird. Cindereller!

    • Scott Johnson

      “I’ll be down in the cold, cold ground before I recognize Cindereller.”

  • Michael Vanderpoel

    Jon Favreau didn’t direct Swingers. Doug Liman did. He did write it though.

    @sarah_devour:disqus I actually just watched the 94 Jungle Book. To my surprise Cersei Lannister is in it.
    @Chris There is actually a new King Arthur movie in the works. Good news bad news. You decide. Guy Ritchie directing with Charlie Hunnam, Aidan Gillen, Jude Law, Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou, and Katie McGrath who was in the Merlin tv show.

    • Chris Cox

      I’m a big fan of the Arhurian saga, even if maybe one out of every four adaptations that come out are worthwhile. I think we can all picture what Ritchie’s King Arthur is gonna look like but that’s a great cast and with a good enough script, might not be too bad.

      • Michael Vanderpoel

        I’m definitely intrigued. It isn’t something that is making me roll my eyes. Like you said the cast is great and that along is enough for me to go to the theater and hope for the best.