Monday, January 28, 2013


End of Watch was released on DVD last week. Good time for a couple of new old interviews from EoW promotion:

You can also peruse product notes from Studio Canal, who handled the UK release:

Gyllenhaal, who also served as an executive producer on the film, was deeply committed to the project for five months where he underwent extensive police training and preparation for the role. “Jake’s an incredible actor, so unbelievably committed,” said Lesher. “He’s tough. He’s vulnerable when he needs to be. He really stepped up his game for this film. He’s been the captain of the acting team, getting everyone on board and extensively rehearsing with this cast. He’s also a great partner as a producer, giving it 150 percent. He has incredible access to different people and things.”

“After I read the script, I had a strong instinct that Ayer had just raised the stakes to the highest level for this genre. I began thinking why hadn’t anyone else ever made a film like this before,” said Gyllenhaal. “It’s a fine line between whether you’re going to be able to transpose a script that reads like a YouTube clip, into a fulfilling cinematic experience. And Ayer does.”

We've read and heard a lot if it before, but it's still interesting to flip through. The disc has many deleted scenes, including variations on the end of the movie, though not in the emotional detail I was expecting. Sadly, there are no deleted scenes with Brian and Janet alone, either. (Im speaking of the standard DVD; not sure if the blu ray release offers more. I haven't listened to the David Ayer commentary yet, but here are a couple of rough copies of deleted scenes:

Photos of Jake in Sundance last week:

One in New York this month:

And one from the ICAP charity day in December:

Second EoW interview:

Monday, January 21, 2013

Prisoners shooting

Here's a clean-shaven Jake Gyllenhaal on the set of Prisoners, the new movie he's filming with Hugh Jackman, directed by Denis Villeneuve.

So the beard is gone but he has neck tattoos again.

Photos from Lainey Gossip.

Do you think I should e-mail her the list of sites and reviewers that put EoW in their Top 2012 lists?

That's Jake posing with the Universal Cheerleaders Association champions at the Atlanta airport. He seems to be on his way to Salt Lake City.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Entertainment's big night

The Golden Globes, the NFL playoffs, Downton Abbey. Sunday night had it all. But the biggest news of the night was that Jake Gyllenhaal was finally captured on film without The Beard.

Jake has been seen in the Atlanta area, preparing to film Prisoners with Hugh Jackman. Shooting is scheduled to begin on January 16.

To pad the post, a few shots of 2010/2011 Jake:

Finally, a gif of Jake from his latest music video appearance:

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Much like Jake Gyllenhaal's beard, the last post was getting too long. So while we wait to see if pictures emerge of a less scruffy Jake, let's clear out some old photos from the end of the year: an assortment of photos from the Hurricane Sandy benefit at Madison Square Garden, ICAP Charity Day and a couple of random one-offs.

I love the optical illusion in that first photo.

Jake on the RRT:

Jake on the subway last week: