Monday, July 27, 2009

Dastan and Donnie

You may have noticed EmpireOnline has released a couple new shots from Prince of Persia.

Let us take a moment to pore over these fine sepia-toned shots. In that first shot, is anyone else getting an 80s rocker vibe? The trousers that look like skin-tight leather, the shirt open down to his navel, the hairy chest, the wild hair? I think I like it!

Speaking of Jake characters as action figures. You might think that LEGO was the first to immortalize a Jake Gyllenhaal film character in miniature, but you'd be wrong.

Not so long ago artist Wade Schin created a one of a kind Donnie Darko figurine which puts the LEGO Jake to shame. Sadly, it was a one-off piece of artwork that sold for $750.00.

What a great piece!

Pics courtesy of EmpireOnline and Gallery1988.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dastan in miniature

According to, LEGO and Disney have premiered their new Prince of Persia line at Comic-Con today.

Herewith a little Dastan, with obligatory facial fuzz.

You can see the rest of the pieces at Flickr.

I suppose I like this set enough, yet there really doesn't seem to be much of a difference between this new, exclusive PoP set and the earlier DIY PoP pieces.

Jake out at Toscana in Brentwood on Tuesday night.

Jake at the Dodgers on Wednesday night.

According to RadarOnline:

Jake Gyllenhaal stepped out on Wednesday night for a low-key outing with another famous face. But don’t worry Reese, it wasn’t another gal!.The actor hit up a baseball game in Los Angeles with his brother-in-law Peter Sarsgaard.

“Jake was there with Peter and some other guy, it looked like another dad,” an onlooker told The threesome sat in the Dugout Club seats as they cheered with the rest of the sellout crowd as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-2.

Photos courtesy of Flickr and IHJ.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sneaking a peek

Edited to add
: Empire Online has a couple more exclusive images from PoP. Me likey!

According to EW: For a sweet, glossy copy of the photo and other exclusive first looks, be sure to pick up this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly.

Check. Sweet and glossy gets delivered right to my door. But EW neglected to say there would be writing all over the sweet and glossy and that none of the background art would be included.

I guess that's the point. It does embiggen to huge proportions if you click on it.

In other news, how does a month and a half pass without me knowing Jake's made the big time? And by that I mean - 36 Across from the NYTimes Crossword on 6/8/09.

How cool is that!

Photos courtesy of EW and IHJ
Scan courtesy of GyllenBabble

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bowled over

Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon leaving the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday night, after attending a Ray LaMontagne/Jenny Lewis concert. Jake seemed by turns amused and annoyed; Reese bubbly, buzzed and bugged.

These photos of Reese and Jake have led to many amusing captions, including:

Jake: "Get off of my car!"
Reese: "How much is that doggy in the window?*"

Reese: You wanna piece of me?"

"... the one with the waggly tail..."

Reese: "Just say the word and we'll take this outside, mister!"
Jake: "Noooooo!"

For a trip down memory lane, some video of Jake and Reese watching Jenny Lewis at Coachella in April, and Jake dancing sidestage at Ray LaMontagne, ACL 2006:

Watch more Jake (with friends) and Ray LaMontagne here and here.

As a bonus for this post being so late, check out this gigantic version of the ultimate Jake "Come hither"picture:

Click the link above for the nearly lifesize, awesome version.

A photo from this weekend: the cliffs of Gay Head in Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, once listed by Jake as his "Favorite Place on Earth." Note also his "Drink of choice" :)


(Photos courtesy of IHJ and

Friday, July 10, 2009

Poster Boy

Cinematical just got their hands on a teaser poster for Brothers. This might make up for YouTube pulling all Brothers trailers due to copyright infringement. Pfft. Please.

It might make up for it had TPTB not gone and screwed around with the most perfect left profile in all of showbusiness. Something is most assuredly OFF in that poster. What have those studio photoshoppers done to you, Jake??

Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Jake Gyllenhaal, new poster boy for Intelligentsia/Venice.

These pics seem to belong to the same set as the pap with the nice video camera.

And then, Jake and Reese leaving a workout session, pics here and here.

I love this one.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Trailers...for sale or rent

Update: That didn't take long! The official trailer, courtesy of ET:

A good friend of GyllenBabble, who wishes to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, was kind enough to send us some contraband just now.

We know both videos have their issues - jumpy in places, dark in other places - but in the absence of an official trailer online (which we hope will be soon), these will have to suffice.

Thanks, friend!

Edited to add some crude caps from the trailer.