Saturday, February 27, 2010

Back in The City

Update: Two more:

Looks as if Jake Gyllenhaal is back in New York City, doing a photo shoot for GQ Magazine.

Nice to see you, Jake!

From twitter:

Celebrity spotting #2: Jake Gyllenhaal in Katz's Deli with a camera crew (photography). Very handsome in person. Quite nice to all the peeps

Another fan photo:

And a couple more:

And another:

Some new publicity stills for Prince of Persia:

We also got another report from last week's Love and Other Drugs screening, via Hollywood Elsewhere:

"It's pretty ambitious story about the mid '90s Viagra boom and selling pharmaceuticals for Phizer. Hathaway, Hank Azaria. Oliver Platt plays Gyllenhaal's mentor, and it's probably the best role he's ever had, and perhaps his best performance. He teaches Gyllenhaal the ropes, and he has a really great speech toward the end. The story line, which is basically about Gylenhaal becoming a pharma salesman, is fairly complex. George Segal and Jill Clayburgh play his parents. Josh Gad is the fat younger brother -- the Jonah Hill character.

"Gyllenhaal and Hathaway's love affair is the main thing. Hathaway's Maggie is coping with stage one of Parkinson's -- a very intense and interesting charatcer, well versed in her sickness. And Jake is trying to sell Viagra, and they meet and are attracted and end up having an affair.

"The script take pains to paint the Gyllenhaal character a rake, a ladies' man. Zwick doesn't do that good a job in some respects. There's a lot of bullshit Eloi humor and basically shitty schtick. Mostly about the younger brother being a fat-ass. There's some lame orgy in the middle of it with Jakes accidentally overdosing on Viagra...girls at a party make him swallow too much of it, and he won't go down, resulting in priapism.

"The most exciting part of the film is their relationship. A lot of nudity, a lot of really well done lovemaking stuff, and some of it that isn't so good. It's hard to explain. But Hathaway really knocks it out of the park...she's amazing, wonderful. Gyllenhaal is not as impressive, in my view. He's good in this but he can be a cypher. He's got a pretty narrow range. His character is a really smart guy with no drive...he could have been a doctor but he didn't do it. He's a good salesman but also a ladies' man. But Hathaway dominates.

"So the relationship part is good, the pharmacetical stuff is good. And like I said, Platt has a great speech at the end.

Not the greatest review for Jake, but it sounds like the reviewer isn't a Jake fan.

(PoP stills courtesy of IHJ; NYC photo from Tweet Photo.)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hungry in America Project

Updated with some candids of Jake at the party:

A few photos of Jake Gyllenhaal in New York City, attending the Feed Foundation's kickoff of the Hungry in America project.

Oh, look - his expression changed in the last one :)

Jake's good friend, Natalie Portman was a co-host, and one of his favorite chefs, Tom Colicchio, was the executive producer for the event. Whatever that means!

(Photos courtesy of Fame Game.)

Friday, February 19, 2010

"Give me the strength..."

Update: The Vampire Weekend video - Jake drinks and postures his way through a tennis match, all to spectacularly losing effect.

Love this review from Pitchfork:

And here it is: The tennis-themed Vampire Weekend video for "Giving Up the Gun", directed by the Malloys and featuring chair umpire RZA (stoic), a drunk Jake Gyllenhaal (phenomenal), a French-speaking Lil Jon (goofy), and a spazzed-out Joe Jonas (helplessly corny), along with a star turn from VW buddy Jenny Murray, who nearly steals the whole OMG affair.

All I'm going to say is the last time Gyllenhaal randomly popped up in an amazingly silly video (Blame It on the Alcohol), that song hit number two on Billboard's Hot 100.

Disney has released yet a third Prince of Persia featurette, this time with an exasperated Jake Gyllenhaal beseeching a higher power for the strength not to off Tamina, whom he realizes he can't abandon.

The video shows some new scenes and gives a glimpse at what a massive undertaking this movie was, with thousands of extras on elaborate sets in the scorching desert heat of Morocco.

Give us the strength to wait until May 28 to see this on the big screen!

Just because:

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New PoP photos/NY Times Performers of the Year

Update: Jake and Tobey Maguire were photographed for the NY Times Magazine's 7th annual Great Performers in Film, for Brothers:

Thanks to Carla for the heads-up.

Found a new still of Jake Gyllenhaal from Prince of Persia, as well as three set pictures:

Jake looks interested in the first picture with Jerry but on the second, I think he's ready to move on!

I think a couple of these shots (the second and fourth) are from videos we've seen but I hadn't seen the stills before.

In case you missed it from the last post, Jake appears in a video done for the New York Times, discussing the performances of the decade.

A brief description of Jake's Source Code character from the man himself:

Gyllenhaal recently told exclusively that "'Source Code' is a kind of sci-fi thriller based in different time continuums. I play Colter Stevens and he's a helicopter pilot who finds himself in a very unlikely and disoriented situation."

According to previous reports, Stevens is part of an experimental government program to investigate a terrorist incident who finds himself in the body of an unknown commuter living and reliving a harrowing train bombing until he can find out who is responsible for it.

(PoP photos from Dark Horizons via My New Plaid Pants. Jake/Tobey photo courtesy of NY Times/Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. )

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Jake talks up Peter

A variety of new Jake Gyllenhaal photos today. He arrived in Montreal, presumably to begin work on Source Code:

We also got a glimpse of beautiful black and white Jake in a video done for the New York Times, discussing the performances of the decade. Jake chooses Peter Sarsgaard and jokingly discusses his work in An Education.

Sandra Bullock, Colin Firth and Jeff Bridges, plus a few more, also offer their choices on the video.

Stephanie uploaded these photos, taken on the KABC soundstage in L.A., where Jake a press junket for Prince of Persia was held. They apparently recreated some PoP sets. Should be fun to see those interviews!