Friday, April 8, 2011

Achtung, baby

Jake Gyllenhaal and Duncan Jones presented Source Code at a Berlin premiere Thursday night, after another day of the full court press, Bild interviewed Jake in their Berlin newsroom. I saw a twitter photo yesterday but couldn't make out where they were. Then I saw this story.

When I saw the photo, I noted that all the women were looking at Jake. The story seems to reinforce that!

But back to the blue eyes and sexy stubble! Jake is the ex of Reese Witherspoon (35). And Single! My courageous colleague Sissi Benner asked a question in the editorial meeting before about 50 journalists.

The question: "Jake, what does a women have to do, so you fall in love with her?" Everyone giggles.
Mr. Gyllenhaal: "They must be able to surprise me. Just like you. "

In an interview after I say, "You are 30. Time to settle down!"
Jake: "I must still find the right one for this, but I would like a family. "

Here are details on the application for the job for "the right one: music by "Arcade Fire," cooking, grow their own vegetables in the garden.

Very crisp and clear video of Jake and Duncan introducing the movie:

(Photos courtesy of IHJ.)


bobbyanna said...

My, my. He sure looks good, UV! I love how foreign journalists get away with getting personal, and he jokes with them:) Did I say how good he looks? :)

What a bummer about SC/Brazil.:(

Tweety said...

He looks yummy and I love his answers to finding the right one:)

The video of Jake and Duncan introducing SC in Berlin shows that although exhausted, they are so enthusiastic about the film.

Interesting to read from the previous thread that Duncan added Jakes's bit about Colter offering to pay for the use of the cell phone in that scene. Even more proof that Jake was really involved in the making of this film, they should both be proud.

I wonder if Jake is on his way home. There was a tweet last night from some Russian poker player staying at the same hotel as Jake in Germany.

Something about Jake losing $$$$ in a poker game and not being too happy, and then cursing him in Russian!

I couldn't post it last night because my computer was acting up.

I hope SC holds up this weekend.

Monica said...

Bobbyana, it seems that not enough material for promotion in Brazil.

Jake looks so adorable in the video. Nice smile, but he looks tired.
I do not know if he goes to London.

Anonymous said...

I think Jake is going to be going to London next. I can't see Jake in some high stakes poker game (just can't)

I'd like to know when they are going to start pronouncing his last name right.

Extra said...

I don't know, I can see Jake playing poker, I have and it's exciting! Also I don't see why that guy would make it up.

Sorry to hear that you have to wait for SC Monica. Material as in promotional material? If so that's disappointing, I was hoping that Summit would really kick up the promo overseas with the incredble reviews and WOM.

He does look really tired in the video, and the not being able to pronounce his name is getting tired.

Love how some of the reporters get into fangirl mode whrn they interview him:)

bobbyanna said...

Source Code is chugging along and it looks as if it will start off the weekend with close to $25M combining domestic and foreign BO. But this weekend Arthur, Your Majesty, and Hanna open.

None of them got good reviews, but Arthur's being marketed to death, and Your Majesty is a "stoner" comedy, (which isn't very funny).

I hope SC does really well in the foreign markets it opened in this week, and hopefully more people will see it here over the weekend, too. I know I have to see it again to figure out more stuff! :)

The interest level dropped by 27% but that is from the middle of the week & seems normal. Is anyone else seeing TV ads for it this week?

Sag Actor said...

I have seen a few commercials, but not as much as I saw leading up to it's opening.

Arthur and Your Majesty got bad review but we all know that means nothing.

I think Hop will remain at #1 with Majesty or Arthur taking the 2nd and 3rd spot. It would be great if SC came in at #4 but Hannah or Soul Surfer may bump it down to 5th.

I plan on seeing it again this weekend.

UltraViolet said...

The Berlin tweet could have been a joke. Seems like a pretty serious poker player.

Jake has been spotted in Leicester Square, so I guess he did go to London. He was also spotted in Iceland, lol.

bobbyanna said...

Thanks, Sag Actor. I'm hoping for
3rd or 4th place for SC, least! ;) I don't think Hanna or Soul Surfer will do that well.

Limitless is still being promoted oversees, so I think it might still factor in. Arthur & Hop may battle for first place, with Your Majesty & SC fighting for 3rd &
4th. SC's positioned to earn back it's production costs this weekend, for sure.

I think they miss the boat when they pull back ads after opening weekend. Burlesque was roundly panned but they saturated for at least three weeks including the week before the week of and the week after.:(

UltraViolet said...

FYI, SC is at an even 90% on Rotten Tomatoes: 171/190. Very cool.

bobbyanna said...

UV, I forgot to say that the very first German language video in this post is outstanding for the way they shot Jake. They sure got their close ups, too! What a beautiful man!

RT is really hoding up with fans!

Monica said...

Material as in promotional material?


FYI, SC is at an even 90% on Rotten Tomatoes: 171/190. Very cool.

Tweety said...

They were totally smitten with him in Berlin weren't they Bobbyanna?

I saw the Jake in Iceland tweets, he is either there or has a look-a-like wandering around!

90% fresh on RT is Jake's best reviewed film since Zodiac:):)

UltraViolet said...

All of Iceland social media seems ag(l)og that Jake is in Iceland. There have been a few stories placing him in Reykjavik - getting coffee, naturally, and in clubs.

Here's a rough translation of the latest story:

Brokeback Mountain star Jake Gyllenhaal in Iceland - what is the purpose of his visit to this country?

Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal arrived in Iceland today. Sources tell that anything is possible (?) since he joined the group Friends of Iceland. For example, drew attention to was the jacket of 66 degrees north when he was with Reese Witherspoon in 2008.

Sources reported that Jake Gyllenhaal landed at the airport today, but is on the road north, presumably to be present at the Ak-Extreme snowboarding tournament.

Other sources say that he stayed at the popular hotel in Reykjavik last night, the hotel he usually stays at.

Two years ago an American magazine, US Weekly, published a picture of the actor in the jacket of the Icelandic clothing manufacturer 66 degrees north. He was accompanied by actress Reese Witherspoon.

Mother Hen (aka bobbyanna) said...

Dang. I want to say he's probably in London and this is some silly promotion for clothing in Iceland. BUT...he did say he wanted to do something at the North Pole, didn't he? For his 30th birthday?

I hope this is a mistake. I noticed in one of the videos, a husky sound in his voice like he might have a cold....

Monica said...

Donnie Darko is on TT's!

Chica said...

I was thinking same thing Bobbyanna when I saw the tweets and yes he did sound stuffy in the videos.

Thanks for the updates from Berlin, the reporters do seem more comfortable asking him personal questions and he doesn't seem to mind at all.

I hope SC stays in the tope 5 this weekend!

bobbyanna said...

OK. These Iceland sightings on FB are ridiculous. I found his quote from before:

"Jake Gyllenhaal (Getty Images) Jake Gyllenhaal turns 30 on December 19, and he's celebrating by meeting his family in the Arctic Circle for a scuba diving adventure.

He decided on the unusual trip because he wanted to do something completely different.

Jake said: “The only reason I'm doing it is I wanted to do something that absolutely terrified me -- killer whales and walruses and freezing cold water? That seems absolutely terrifying."

UltraViolet said...

I don't think these sightings have anything to do with that quote, Bobbyanna. As tweety said, either Jake has a lookalike or he's really there.

It's cute how excited people are!

And I'm so glad you pointed out how many gorgeous shots of Jake there were in that Bild video. They did a lovely job of filming him. Loved the red painting in the background. And also the shot that's the still with the other paintings. Jake looks like he's among portraits.

bobbyanna said...

No, UV,you're right, the quote I found is something he said months ago, when he was talking about turning 30.
It has nothing to do with these recent sightings.

Altho, maybe he's in Iceland for some environmental event. If he's even in Iceland.

Among the portraits!:) He's a living work of art isn't he.:)

me again said...

This is Google translated from some Icelandic newspaper:
"Sources pressure reportedly Jake Gyllenhaal has landed on the airport today, but is on the road north, presumably to be present at the Ak-Extreme snowboarding tournament.

Other sources say that he stayed at the popular hotel in Reykjavik last night, the hotel as it is usually when he comes to."

I'm beginning to believe he's there.

Monica said...

I do not think Jake had a cold. He looked tired.

If he's there, he must have arrived this morning. Yesterday he was in the Source Code screening in Germany. And playing poker at the hotel.

bobbyanna said...

Here's another newspaper article. I think he is in fact in Iceland.
I can understand false sightings on twitter.This is more substantial, I think.

bobbyanna said...

OK. Sorry to spam, but there's a music fest and snowboarding event taking place this weekend called AK Extreme in Iceland. So maybe he wanted to check it out.

UltraViolet said...

Bobbyanna, I'm starting to think you don't read my posts :)

I've seen a few more tweets/FB sightings, so it could be true. I didn't hear anything about Jake being at the SCreening in London, so who knows.

Extra said...

You beat me to it Bobbyanna, I was just going to pist the same thing!

Yeah, he's there and probably for the Snowboarding/music festival. It end on 4/11.

I hope he bundles up!!

bobbyanna said...

Oops. Sorry, UV. I had tunnel vision. Didn't register. :/
I was so distracted by the idea of Jake scuba diving,and that quote, I didn't finish reading the tweet about how excited people were, etc.

Temps are in the 40's there, but they have a reputation for legendary killer winds.
Like 30 MPH.

UltraViolet said...

Just joking with you, Bobbyanna. I know you realize my every word is a gem!

bobbyanna said...


This is cute: From FB:

"umm...who befriends jake gyllenhall in iceland??? me and em!!!! he waves off all the other dumb girls and i sat next to him and he thanked me for saving him. and we talked about bear grylls cause that's normal.
19 minutes ago

Clare Chan ummm...absolutely not lying. made my fucken life. best part, aaron was so happy for me. i got a man hug/handshake and kiss on the cheek. yep"

pretty girls, too.:)

Guess the charm offensive is still in full force.

Monica said...

Bear Grylls? Is he there for filming?

FL said...

Best. Encounter. Ever!

Thanks for finding that, bobbyanna! She was cool and not starstruck...because that's how Boston girls roll!!!

Monica said...

For those interested in BO. Source Code will go to sixth place this weekend, with 8 millions. I think.

UltraViolet said...

Boo. I hoped SC would make $10 million this weekend. I think, though there was no way of knowing this, it would have been better to open SC a few weeks back. Too many new releases now. And Limitless seems to be capturing more of this movie's audience.

Not sure why it isn't more popular with younger people. Too much thinking, I guess.

Love that sighting, Bobbyanna. Nice going, local girl!

UltraViolet said...

There's a story that Jake went to the Blue Lagoon, a famous geothermal spa. He was apparently not thrilled by all the attention he got at the bar but he seemingly got to have a private dip in the lagoon, at least.

UltraViolet said...

Not to spam, but:

Sat in a Youth Hostel in Reykjavik going to see some Non-Fascist glacial features. Blue Lagoon was ace yesterday.
21 minutes ago via web · Reply · View Tweet

robnwcc: @MECField Jake Gyllenhall and Bear Grylls were on the flight over. Sure we will see them today doing fieldwork too

So Bear it is.

Chica said...

After I posted last night I thought about that Bear Grylls show and that's why he was in Iceland!

Love reading about his encounters there, thanks! This should be fun for him.

With 4 new films opening this week, it was going to be hard for SC to probably come in no higher than 6 unfortunately which is a shame. Of the 4 only one is fresh on RT, Hannah.

I'm, seeing in tomorrow again with my BF.

Anonymous said...

It'll make $9 million this weekend.

bobbyanna said...

I noticed in my "research" that Bear did the cover of Men's Journal in April '09, and Jake has it right now. Wonder if there's a Men's Journal tie in. In addition to everything else, TV, etc. maybe we can look forward to a cool magazine spread.

Random stuff: Iceland's total population is less than 400,000 people! Blue Lagoon is a huge attraction.

Monica/Anon, I'm hoping for
$8-9M! SC's been averaging about
$1M a day domestically, during the week so that's a good sign. I don't think it'll finish in 6th place. I think it will be in the top five. If I were betting, I'd say #4.

Limitless isn't doing that great. Arthur's getting panned. Can't see what demographic it would appeal to.

Just noticed that LAOD is in the mid-$90's worldwide. That's nice.

bobbyanna said...

Forgot to say that the piracy has started for SC a couple of days ago. On FB, people are even discussing which programs they used to download it! That infuriates me.

It seems to be genrating enthusiasm in Russia this weekend, too. I think foreign BO will be very good. Anyone in the media who tries to marginalize foreign BO is crazy. Profits are profits.

I read that someone actually said inferior American films make profits because foreign audiences have poor taste. I 'm serious. Of course American audiences have such great taste as reflected in BO. NOT!

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

So he finally is going to film that Bear Grylls segment that was tweeted! There maybe a tie-in with Men's Journal Bobbyanna, that would be geat, I can't wait to see the episode when it's aired.

This may be b'day related too, remember his wish to swim with the walruses?

It looks like SC will make back it's budget by next week domestically. The piracy thing stinks, and it's not going to help the BO in the long run.

9 million is a nice hold, I wish it was more it certainly deserves it.

Loved the video of Jake being interview in Germany, he looked so dreamy.

Anonymous said...

I wondered when Jake and Bear were going to get together and where. Iceland is a beautiful country. I have a friend who spent her honeymoon there.

I thought Jake would need some time to re-coup after his European travels promoting SC.

I was hoping SC would have made even more money. I guess last weekend was not a good time to release the movie. I plan to see it again.

mary said...

interesting about jake being in iceland forgot about that tweet about him doing the bear grylls show cant wait to ee the episode hope i get the cable channel it comes on.

off to my daughters place for the weekend going shopping and to the huntington library(museum)

bobbyanna said...

You know, maybe this is a bad example, but right now, every time I surf the top tier gossip blogs, I see Amanda Seyfreid. She's alone, (no Ryan) promoting her movie Red Riding Hood in Europe.

They cover every stop! The movie is doing terrible. Out for a month and still in the mid $30's. Foreign BO is less than 30% of the total.

But the film'sdistributors, or, more likely, her publicity agency, spend money marketing it and/or her, so sites are being paid marketing dollars to feature pictures and items about her.

I noticed the same with Bradley Cooper for Limitless. :(

OONP, You're right. By close of business Sunday, it should make up it's production costs.

bobbyanna said...

Some young man is tweeting he's on a shoot, and they were told not to go near some mountain because the weather is bad. Winds destroyed the set, snow's melting and a storm is coming. (50 MPH winds.)

He's from the UK and left Heathrow on 4/7. He's staying at the same hotel as Jake. I have no idea if he is part of anything Jake might be doing with Bear. But I hope Jake isn't planning to do anything in 50 MPH winds. On mountains.

Hi, mary! Hope you have fun hanging with your daughter!

Josie said...

The photos of Jake from Berlin are just gorgeous, what a beautiful man, sigh.

That video was fun, I prefer his overseas interviews.

I have visions of reindeer and Bjork when I hear about Iceland, I hope he has a fun and safe shoot with Bear Grylls!

I'm off to see SC finally. It really annoys me when films like SC that get great reviews and ratings from critics and movie goers have to fight for an audience and crap like Arthur and Your Majesty comes in ahead of SC.

I know Bobbyanna, Red Riding Hood bombed but Warner is still sending Amanda out to promote it.

And I really think that the Q&A and screenings that Jake and Duncan did were their idea, not Summit.

I hope you and your daughter have a great day Mary!

UltraViolet said...

Apparently Jake spent a fun night of " furious" dancing:

Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal was seen in the City night clubs and seemed to like it well. Actor stepped furious dance surrounded by domestic fans who appreciate the famous partnership on the dance floor according to sources DV.

Yesterday saw the actor on Laudromat Café as but also in restaurants and clubs in the East last night.

UltraViolet said...

How on earth is Insidious doing so well? Mind boggling.

Hope SC can hold it's theaters with all the new movies coming out.

Hope Jake has a great Iceland adventure.

bobbyanna said...

OT: Sidney Lumet died. He was 86.
Directed Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, Network, and many more, also Running on Empty, written by Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal. He last directed
Before the Devil knows Your Dead in 2007.

I know UV. I think Insidious will fall off this weekend.

Monica said...
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Chica said...

It's hard to believe that Lumet never one an Oscar, I think he was nominated 5 times. I had no idea he directed Running on empty Bobbyanna.

RIP Mr. Lumet.

There is alaways a big audience for horror films like Incidious, Scream 4 will be out soon and it will take a lot of the audience away from Incidious.

Anonymous said...

this Jake_Gyllenhaal person on twitter isn't real right? he is conning lots of people into believing he is if he's a fake.

Tweety said...

Of course it's fake. I guess the dummy didn't see the tweets and FB sightings of Jake in Iceland , I guess they only saw the one false tweet of Jake in Leicaster Square and went with that. Love "Jake's" tweets of him at the London screening of SC that he didn't attend. Sounds like the dummy is from the UK.

Some people are too dumb for words.

PS: The account isn't verified.

Monica said...

@ManMadeMoon Duncan Jones
Just realized that tonight's Q&A was my last bit of Source Code business... LA tomorrow. Time to start nailing down film number 3!


RIP Sidney Lumet

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Duncan had a great time promoting SC. I bet having Jake there made things a lot more fun and less nervous.

I wonder what his next movie will be? He said he was in the middle of writing another one.

Monica said...

A friend saw SC in New York this afternoon. He said he is very good and it received applause at the end.

It seems that SC opened in 12 territories, but do not understand how some sites say that debuted in Brazil. It makes me angry.

UltraViolet said...

It's weird that they keep saying it opened in Brazil, Monica. It's like they are taunting you!

Nice to hear about the applause at the end. I think there was a smattering of applause the second time I saw it.

It's sort of sad that the SC promotion is over. It was a fun ride.

Tweety, was the fake Jake pretending to be in London? That's hilarious.

RIP to Mr. Lumet.