Updated with some Jake interview videos - below yesterday's set pics.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway and the cast of Love and Other Drugs filmed in a winter wonderland on Sunday, one made of Hollywood magic. Flickr photographer carolsmith38 took these photos on the set.
Fall and winter in one shot!
Interviews with Jake and Jim Sheridan:
There are also three videos with B roll - behind the scenes footage. Sadly, like most things Brothers-related, the focus is mainly on Tobey and Natalie. But Jake does appear in this one. Beware - Spoilers!
Many more interviews (with Natalie, Tobey, the parents and kids and the writer, among others) here.
After a Saturday press conference,Brothers had its world premiere in New York City last night. Jake Gyllenhaal did not make the red carpet, but was seen at the theater and party. Here's hoping someone snagged a shot of him. There were many rave snap reviews on twitter, and now some other media outlets are weighing in.
Yesterday, we got an early positive review from the Boston Herald:
As other leading sure things fade “Brothers,” which Lionsgate is releasing Dec. 4th, looks to soar in year-end awards categories. Director Jim Sheridan is a longtime Academy Awards favorite and there has been sometimes vocal, enthusiastic reaction at screenings of this intense, incredibly dramatic but dramatically credible remake of a 2004 Danish film of the same name. It helps that the cast, child actors who have grown up before our eyes and are now playing adults, are at the top of their game: Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal. I thought a day later of the impact James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo had in “Rebel Without a Cause” and I don’t the comparison is far-fetched here.
Variety posted their review and while they don't think Brothers lives up to the original, the review is positive:
Still, that cast largely impresses. Portman has rarely been more movingly subdued as a wife and mother who refuses to let grief overpower her sense of responsibility, while Gyllenhaal is effortlessly believable as a drifter who finds, to his delight and ours, that fatherhood suits him well. Sheridan's empathetic touch with tyke actresses, so evident in 2003's "In America," pays off beautifully in his work with young Madison, who's heartbreaking as the older and wiser of the two Cahill girls.
The Hollywood Reporter also prefers the original to the remake. A few lesser known sites also have positive reviews:
Though riddled with powerful performances — Portman is gracious as the grieving, confused widow. Maguire is enchanting as the traumatized war hero. Gyllenhaal is simply unforgettable as the misunderstood black sheep of the family — “Brothers” falters where it should be strongest. ...
Regardless, “Brothers” is a must-see exploration of family, grief and war. Move over “Twilight: New Moon,” because Hollywood can obviously make quality films for adults and perhaps should make them more often.
We'll try to update with interesting ones when we get them - please feel free to post reviews when you find them.
(Photos courtesy of flickr/carolsmith38, Hollywood Elsewhere and IHJ.)