THE LION KING – Review by Susan Granger

Computer animation has become so advanced, so realistic that the result is “virtual cinematography,” meaning the African animals look as if they were photographed on-location. Credit veteran cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, working with visual supervisors Robert Legato and Adam Velez, who previously collaborated with director Jon Favreau on The Jungle Book.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN: Gadot Seeks Gold, Chastain Joins X-MEN, Woodard Becomes Lionesque and Lamarr Gets Documentary — Brandy McDonnell reports

Warner Bros. will mount an Oscar campaign for Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins, striving to get first-ever

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, May 5-11: CHEF

Opening May 9, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is Chef, a deliciously funny comedy written, directed and starring Jon Favreau. It’s a return to roots for the indie filmmaker, who wrote and starred in “Swingers.” Serving up the laughs alongside Favreau is an impressive supporting cast including Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey, Jr., the red-hot Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Sofia Vergara and Bobby Cannavale. Read on…

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