Monday, 30 January 2012

Brokeback Mountain's belated Oscar love and Jake Gyllenhaal doing what he loves to do in NYC

You don't need me to tell you that we're in the middle of Awards season but, in case you do, we're in the middle of Awards season. Despite the unimpressive and inexplicable lack of awards love for Source Code, the magazines have not been forgetting their regard and affection for the groundbreaking Brokeback Mountain in their trailblazing for the Oscars. The Academy might have not got the point but most other people did. Entertainment Weekly has presented Brokeback as one of its examples of a movie about doomed but eternal love. People, on the other hand, has picked its Oscar winning soundtrack as one of The Best soundtracks ever, which is indeed true. Many thanks to BBMISwear for the scans!

The awards might be going on on what seems like a nightly basis over in LA but Jake Gyllenhaal is back in NYC doing what he may well love most: pushing a pushchair (possibly with a niece in it and not just shopping), travelling on trains, eating and taking refreshments. Jake was spotted today (30 January) at the well-known NYC coffee place La Colombe Torrefaction. You can see a picture here.

Just as well Jake has all that caffeine in him because next week he will be off to the Berlinale but it is very possible that there'll be a stopover in London on the way to film the mysterious music video. I do hope they ask him to dance.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Brokeback Mountain heading for London's V&A

Back in 2009, the iconic shirts from Brokeback Mountain were displayed at the Autry Museum in LA, provoking quite a reaction amongst those who visited the exhibit. This Autumn, London's wonderful Victoria and Albert, a museum well known for its exhibitions of clothing, costume and fabrics, hosts Hollywood Costume. There has been mention of Brokeback Mountain in association with the exhibition, but a source, who prefers to remain nameless, has just informed me that Jack Twist's and Ennis Del Mar's costumes from the mountain arrived at the V&A over Christmas.

They are currently in conservation at the V&A and being treated with the utmost care. What is especially moving is that the outfits are standing together in the studio, touching, and making everyone who sees them or works with them stop and take a moment (I've seen a photo and so I can see why). I'm told that Jack's jeans have dark streaks on them. The gloves and boots arrived separately and are also being treated with great care.

The exhibition runs from 20 October 2012 until 27 January 2013 (a year from today). You can see some of the other costumes on exhibit here. This might well be an event we could get a WDW group outing together for! It's been a while. I think it could be time to hold another.

Many thanks to a good friend for the news :)

My review of The Descendants is now on MovieBrit.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Donnie Darko is IMDb's second top movie of the last decade

I think this is worthy of a special emergency post.... IMDb is celebrating its ten years of existence by looking back over its most popular and searched for movies and stars over that decade. With thanks to Deadline, just take a look at the list of the Top 10 Films of the Last Ten Years (judged from the IMDbPro MOVIEmeter ratings).

1. The Dark Knight
2. Donnie Darko
3. Pulp Fiction
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
8. Twilight
9. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
10. The Godfather
So, Donnie Darko, one of Jake Gyllenhaal's lowest budgeted of movies, filmed over what is quite possibly the shortest amount of time (under a month), is there at number two on the list. I think Richard Kelly, Jake and Drew Barrymore deserve a congratulatory champagne shower for that. And how good it is to see a Heath Ledger film at the top.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Jake Gyllenhaal in LA, 23 January

On 23 January Jake Gyllenhaal was seen popping into a medical building in LA. Reports indicate that Jake is receiving anti-cloning treatment which, hopefully, would put a stop to the sightings of Jake Gyllenhaals in numerous places around the world at the same time. Time will tell if the treatment is successful or if it will have the opposite effect of producing even more Jakes.

Many thanks to IHJ for the new pictures!

Monday, 23 January 2012

[Update] Jake Gyllenhaal never left LA after all and is a music video on the cards?

[Update] Well, it looks like Jake may never have been in Sundance after all.... Thanks for everyone putting me straight. I'm particularly grateful to Jeanne for telling me that Jake was at LA Satellite on Saturday, a club in LA, to see a band called Papa. Quit Mumbling is the concert promoter.

Of course this also means that Jake was not at the WME party...The WME party was so rumbustious that it had to be shut down by the police due to what sounds like a gatecrashing issue. Here is the Quit Mumbling tweet and another tweet here.

There have been tweets today from three London models talking about how they were called in for a casting  in a pub by the sound of it) for a music video directed by Daniel Wolfe that would also feature a 'Hollywood star'. It turned out that the star is Jake Gyllenhaal! You can follow the twitter feeds here and here and here. By the sound of it, if this, whatever it is, comes to pass, then it may be filmed, or at least some of it, in the UK. Time will tell. Jake's certainly got the coat for the place. Thanks to Mermon for the links!

Please note how I'm not mentioning The Trousers, nor the fact that they are tucked into the trainers. Harumpf. Very nice jacket though...

If you don't mind watching pap videos, then X17 has a video of last week's sushi outing with Jake, Austin Nichols and Adam Levine.

Many thanks to IHJ for the pictures, there are more there!

My review of Carnage is now up at MovieBrit.

Friday, 20 January 2012

[Updated] Jake Gyllenhaal out for sushi with Austin Nichols and Adam Levine

It's always good to see Jake Gyllenhaal out with his old friends. On 18 January Jake was seen going out for sushi with Austin Nichols, Adam Levine and the Green Trousers. It is not known if The Truck was also in attendance.

Thanks, IHJ, for more wonderful pictures!

[Update] yesterday, 19 February, Jake dined out with a friend at Angelini Osteria, looking really rather lovely. JustJared has many more pics.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Jake 'do you like my new big truck?' Gyllenhaal pops out for juice, 18 January 2012

It's been a while since we've seen a photo of Jake Gyllenhaal exhibiting his famous multi-tasking skills, but today we have pictures of Jake carrying a minimum of five drinks while negotiating an extremely large vehicle. Jake was photographed leaving Beverly Hills Juice yesterday (18 January). I hate to say it but I do think that Jake may be in talks to bring back the Face Pet.

Many thanks to IHJ for the new pictures!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

[Updated] Jake Gyllenhaal works off the Golden Globes Gold Dust Dessert and Michelle Williams in GQ

Never mind the winners of the Golden Globes, what about the Golden Globes Dessert? According to GossipCop it was a 'chocolate almond terrine, garnished with acacia honey, caramel and fresh berries, on a lemon hazelnut crunch base and finished with the edible gold.. “There is gold dust on there for the Golden Globes.”' Nothing quite like gold dust to add pounds to you, so not surprisingly Jake Gyllenhaal spent the day after the awards in the gym working it off.

Meanwhile, Michelle Williams, who may also have consumed gold dust on Sunday night, covers February's issue of GQ. There is a simply wonderful interview with Michelle inside, honest and extremely moving, and it includes mention of Heath Ledger. You can read it all here and I recommend you do.

Many thanks to IHJ for the new pictures! There are more there.

And talking of the Globes... Thanks to Mrs JG for the picture!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Jake Gyllenhaal introduces Michelle Williams at the Globes - who then wins Best Actress!

With no further ado, here is Jake Gyllenhaal introducing Michelle William's work in My Week with Marilyn at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills last night, for which, I'm delighted to say, Michelle did win Best Actress! Many congratulations to Michelle!

We owe IHJ a massive thank you for showing this to us so quickly! Thanks also to them for the pictures. And well done to those WDW readers on this side of the pond who managed to stay awake for it all!

On 14 January Jake met Busy Philipps and her family for breakfast at Square One in LA.

My review of War Horse is now up at MovieBrit.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

[Updated with livestream] As the kick off for the Golden Globes approaches, Jake Gyllenhaal rehearses...

It's GG DAY! Yes, it's time for Jake Gyllenhaal to de-mothball his tux and untuck his trousers from inside his shoes and take centre stage, at least for a few minutes, to introduce one of the awards at tonight's Golden Globes. Jake isn't a nominee and so it's not certain that he'll walk the red carpet like last year but he will at least stand on stage. The twitter feed for the awards has posted a picture of Jake rehearsing and I think you'll agree he looks amazing. And brainy.

Another picture has been posted of preparations well underway in the magnificent ballroom of the Beverly Hilton. Click and it shall be much embiggened but if you can spot a Jake sign you have better eyes than me and Jake.

The Golden Globes kick off at 7pm Eastern Time, which is midnight over here and so we shall see what the morning brings. I would like to make a plea to all awards organisers that they shift the ceremonies to a Saturday night, thank you very much. For those of us on this side of the pond, it's worth keeping an eye on a few places for a livestream. There are some ideas here. If anyone sees a stream I'd be grateful if they could share it in the comments.

UPDATE: Thanks to Eureka for this link!

Watch live streaming video from goldenglobes at

Good luck to everyone and have a good night!

Friday, 13 January 2012

Jake Gyllenhaal's Face Pet has been stolen!

Stop the presses! You're going to want to sit down for this and it'll take more than a cuppa to revive you. Jake Gyllenhaal has lost his Face Pet! Yes, last seen leaving with Jake for San Francisco, it appears to have gone missing in that fair city and - it gets even more serious - it took The Green Trousers with it! So worried is Jake by the disappearance of his Face Pet that he had to consult the doctor, where he was photographed yesterday (12 January).

The medical verdict: 100% hotness (hair, face, t-shirt, jeans, arms all in perfect order). Nothing to worry about. Although we can't see the shoes...

A reward has been issued for any information leading to the recovery of the Face Pet and The Trousers although I understand there's an even bigger reward should you keep their whereabouts a secret.

Photo from JustJared.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Jake Gyllenhaal has a new manager, the Golden Globes, Brokeback Vote, and not a rotten tomato

It's the New Year and you know what that means. Time to turf out the old and ring in the year. For me that means new slippers but for Jake Gyllenhaal it's all about new management. Deadline reports that Jake has now signed up to work with Patrick Whitesell of WME. I'm sure we all wish them both every success for 2012 - may the year be full of seductive scripts and irresistible directors.

The last post was typically published about ten minutes before the announcement of Jake as a presenter at Sunday's Golden Globes. This is great news, not least because we will see Jake in a tux and maybe even without excessive hair weight, but also because we can see Jake in the public eye, presenting himself to us all. Other presenters include Jake's friends Natalie Portman, Robert Downey Jr and Adam Levine. Sounds like a good night!

Talking of awards, the DGA has nominated Jake's father Stephen in the TV movies and miniseries category for Girl Fight. The winners of those awards will be announced on 28 January.

Brokeback Mountain is still in third place in the Focus Features best film poll so VOTE VOTE VOTE!!! And then vote again.

Source Code might have been left out of the gongs so far, for reasons unfathomable, but audiences and critics loved it. One could argue that their opinion matters more than any academy. Rotten Tomatoes has listed its Golden Tomatoes Awards for 2011 and at No 8 is Source Code with 91% of love.

Meanwhile, while Jake prepares for the Globes, ironing off the suit and polishing the shoes and tweaking the nasal hair, twitter sightings continue, with a spotting last night of Jake having dinner with Austin Nichols - sushi? - in LA. Here's hoping we may see them cycling together soon.

As this post has an awards theme in places, it's very apt that IHJ has published old/new photos of Jake and Selma Blair at the 2002 Movieline Young Hollywood Awards. Ten years ago - how time flies.

Thanks to IHJ for the pics. Thanks to BBMISwear for the twitter link!

My review of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is now up at MovieBrit.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Update: Jake Gyllenhaal to present at the Golden Globes, a San Francisco shave? Vote for Brokeback and Peter Lovelace Sarsgaard

UPDATE: the Speculative Shave (see below) may well be in a good cause, Jake Gyllenhaal has just been announced as one of the presenters at the Golden Globes next Sunday (15 January)! So not long now and we get our first official look at Jake in 2012.

On with the post...

With the agility and speed of a modern day Scarlet Pimpernel, Jake Gyllenhaal was one minute in San Francisco and the next he was back in LA. On Sunday evening tweets put Jake on a plane back to Burbank, on which he seemed to cause a little flurry of excitement. But before the flight back, there were sightings of Jake all over San Francisco - hiking in the Marin Headlands, buying kale at the market, dining out at Hapa Ramen, in bars, and...., I think this one deserves a dramatic pause.....

and another pause...

Getting a shave. Yep, San Francisco is good for Jake. It gives him shaving urges: 'The trip to the barber was more exciting than normal, since we just missed Jake Gyllenhall getting a shave, apparently.' Let's just hope it wasn't too drastic.

Hopefully, now that Jake's back in LA, it won't be too long before we can judge the results.

Peter Lovelace

Meanwhile, talking of facial hair, Peter Sarsgaard has been spotted on the set of Linda Lovelace. Peter plays the husband of pornstar Linda (Amanda Seyfried) and there are no prizes for guessing in which decade it is set. Don't say I didn't warn you... Let's just hope this isn't the look Jake went for. Source.

And finally...

Focus Features are asking audiences to vote for their favourite Focus Features movie. It would be great if you could go pop along and vote for these guys. When I voted, Brokeback was number three.

Includes pictures from links and IHJ. Many thanks to BBMISwear for the help with the SF links!

My review of The Artist is now up on MovieBrit.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Buy a piece of Source Code - including Jake Gyllenhaal's suits

How much did you love Source Code? Or do you just fancy dressing up? Do you have a few hundred dollars to spare? For a dollar short of $2,000 you can buy Colter Steven's airsuit. Fortunately from before the accident and not after it.

For half that price you can buy the suit, as worn by Jake Gyllenhaal: 'Straight from the set of the new thriller, Source Code, this is Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) screen worn, grey, black, and brown tweed with chocolate suede patches on the elbow 'Daniel Hetcher' jacket, (size 38R) blue button front oxford style long sleeve 'B.D. Baggies' shirt, (size L) grey, chine 'Madison Ave.' tie, dark navy blue 'J.W. Brine' pants, (size 48) and dark brown suede 'Hugo Boss' belt.'Interestingly, if you don't mind the scuffs from Jake's jump off the train, you can buy another set for $100 less.

Other props for sale include the trenchcoat for $499: 'Straight from the set of the new thriller, Source Code, this is Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) screen worn, beige double breasted button up the front long sleeve with self tie belt 'Rene Lezard' trench coat jacket. (size 50) Includes wardrobe tag!'

You can also buy Michelle Monaghan's coat, bag, pen and notebook, as well as her train ticket. You can see all those here.

Many thanks to friend Alex for the link!

My review of The Iron Lady is now up at MovieBrit.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Jake Gyllenhaal greets 2012 and the lost Jonathan Ross interview emerges

At last, we have our first sightings of Jake Gyllenhaal in 2012 and it's clear that he has not been taking any of my suggestions for New Year Resolutions seriously at all. This is clearly going to be one of those hairy years that we will look back upon in future times and recall with incredulity how long the beard got by the end of December 2012. Firstly, Jake was spotted in Venice, LA, on New Years Day, having found the only cafe open in the entire northern hemisphere. Trust Jake to sniff it out. Like many of the rest of us on New Years Day, Jake had adopted the big sunglasses look but they were also accompanied by a lovely big smile (despite the possible ticket). And... The Trousers...

Jake may have seen in the new year still attached to his beloved Green Trousers but maybe he wore them a day too long and they fell apart at the seams and had to be binned. When Jake was seen again, this time on 4 January, the Trousers were gone and replaced by jeans. Please note how I'm not mentioning that the trouser leg is still tucked into the shoe. Many thanks to IHJ for ending the GyllenDrought with a Double Whammy! There are lots more there. Thanks to T for the link to the ticket article.

The lost interview!

I could hardly believe my eyes yesterday when a WDW reader very kindly posted a link to a video on YouTube which presents the long lost appearance of Jake on the Friday Night with Jonathan Ross show which aired in March 2004. I never expected to see this. I am so pleased I can. Many thanks to the poster.

I may never think of Elliott Gould in the same way again...

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Jarhead Video Flashback!

As we immerse ourselves deeper and further into the world of mysteries that will become known to future generations as '2012', one thing hasn't changed from the end of last year - the Jake Drought. Yes, at the moment it's easier to see a flying duckbilled platybus than it is to espy Jake Gyllenhaal amongst the coffee bars of American cities. As a result, this post takes us back to 2005 when Jake was, as I remember, everywhere. Sometimes at the same time. On one of those days, Jake attended the Variety Screening Series gala for Jarhead along with Peter Sarsgaard and Sam 'Bond Director' Mendes.

Back in January 2008, four years ago almost to the day strangely enough, I did a major post on this screening - do read it here - but links in it subsequently packed in. I have replaced the main podcasting link which will let you listen to the full Q&A (and it's a goodie) but a video of part of it is now available. And that wasn't originally featured. You can watch that below or find it here.

Many thanks to BBMISwear for finding the new links! Photo thanks to IHJ.