Monday, January 28, 2013

EoW DVD

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:

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UltraViolet said...

A funny Facebook post from a motherhood blogger:

i didn't sleep very well last night because I watched a movie called End of Watch, which, despite what you might think, has absolutely nothing to do with timepieces becoming obsolete. The movie was awesome, but I got so emotionally attached to the 2 main characters, and I was soooo stressed out by the end, that I couldn't relax and drag my ass into slumber land. Add to that the fact that Jake Gyllenhaal was in the movie, and Jake Gyllenhaal makes me feel funny in my nethers, and you have the perfect recipe for an annoying night. All you want to do is go to sleep so you can program your dreams to the Gyllenhaal channel, but you CAN'T sleep because of the stress. I wish the movie had been about nobody wearing watches anymore. Then I coulda slept. I probably would have even slept DURING the movie. As long as it didn't star Jake Gyllenhaal.

The comments are fun, too.

From twitter:

Watershed ‏@WatershedATL
Loved hosting Jake Gyllenhaal for dinner Saturday night! http://www.accessatlanta.com/weblogs/buzz/2013/jan/27/jake-gyllenhaal-spotted-atlanta/ …


And from one of the Watershed owners:

26 Jan Ross Jones ‏@rossajones
I spy jake gyllenhaal. Very cute indeed.

Just met Jake. Adorable.

UltraViolet said...

Moved the second video to the end because the html was messing up the post.

Sasha Hoyt said...

Thanks for the deleted scene videos. The first scene is more powerful in the movie IMO. David made a good choice by cutting this one in favor for the one used.

And how often do I beat you with anything? Like never. Thanks for making my job (translating) easier.

UltraViolet said...

As long as one of the Jake bloggers finds these photos, it's all good :)

I agree that the first scene was better done in the movie. I did like the part where Taylor said he wanted just to forget about it, and that Zavala admitted he didn't think about it - he just ran in.

But the delivery and the setting of the movie scene was better. I remember reading or hearing David Ayer say that cops told them they'd lean into refrigerators at convenience stores in order to get cool on hot days. I liked that detail.

Laure said...

Watching old and new EoW interviews (the King5 one was new to some extent) it’s becoming nostalgic for me nowadays. Knowing there are 3 new projects in the foreseeable future, EoW feels like a finished chapter (successful, yet completed) in Jake’s career, and I like being reminded of the dedication and passion they put into it, portraying the human beings behind and beyond the uniforms.

UV, thank you for the nostalgia. And for the "bootlegged" deleted scenes. I also prefer the setting of the original "do you feel like a hero/follow me into the house" scene and the whispered delivery.

I’m disappointed there are no Brian/Janet deleted scenes on the DVD. We know they have so much footage (a whole trip to Las Vegas), not to mention that the BTS youtube clip featured one deleted scene from the quinceanera…


The B&W pic with Jake in NY a couple of weeks ago warms my heart. It's the smile...


P.S. May I address some thoughts and tidbits from the comments in the previous post?

FP said...

vincent ‏@heyVlNNY
When I saw Jake Gyllenhaal on Broadway http://instagr.am/p/VC-uvNNKEq/


Hi Laure it is always a pleasure to read you :)

UltraViolet said...

Oh, that's a nice one. I have a few stray play photos that will make it into a post one of these days. I'll add that one. I miss the play! I wonder if Jake does.

Laure, please feel free to elaborate on the discussion from any post. No need to ask :)

I get nostalgic for the promos as much as the movies sometimes, too. For EoW, I wish we had gotten more of Jake and Michael together, and any interview with Jake and Anna together.

And let's see, can we all still recite, "We went on ride-alongs three times a week, from 4:00OPM to 4:00AM in the morning. Tactical training, weapons training, fight training a couple of mornings a week at a dojo in Echo Park, run by a friend of David Ayer's..."

When I was looking for EoW stuff, I saw a lot of videos from L&OD promotion, one of my favorite tours.

FP said...

We went on ride-alongs three times a week, from 4:00OPM to 4:00AM in the morning. Tactical training, weapons training, fight training a couple of mornings a week at a dojo in Echo Park, run by a friend of David Ayer's..."

UV LOL:)!

UltraViolet said...

You know we can all recite it, FP :) Bless his heart.

Mary said...

We sure can:)

FP said...

Rally UV and Mary Yes we can!:)

Harriet Tayo A. ‏@IamHarriet
Yummy delicious food I just had for the first time at The Optimist and I ran into #actor Jake Gyllenhaal... http://instagr.am/p/VDWalCoa6r/

No Jake pic Unfortunately

camila ‏@camillionayre
jake gyllenhaal just called me sweetie EN BEE DEE #�� #sososexy

Tweety said...

Kudos UV for these finds , EOW is such a good movie and I love the tweets from people catching it for the. First time. David Ayres made a perfect choice when he went with his first choice. I hope they work together again.

Laure said...

UV, FP, you crack me up! Key words: "5 months ridealongs", "tactical training with live ammunition", "fight training at a dojo in Echo Park", and… "being tasered" (the journalists’ pet). I can recite them with my eyes closed, my mind shut down, before the morning coffee. :)

Sorry for getting back to you a little late... I drifted first to Brokeback Mountain&Adele mash-up, watched a few more of those, got misty and utterly nostalgic, then changed the tune with Jake&Annie’s LAOD interviews, and couldn’t stop watching. They make you laugh, make you go "awww", it’s addictive...


OK, back to the previous discussions:

– The link provided by Hagen for the Variety article made for a very informative reading. And it led me to another one from the same Berlinale series:
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118065099/

UV said: Hagen, thanks for that Variety article. It's nice to know Jake's hard work pays dividends. We know his international take is often higher than people acknowledge, though EoW didn't perform too well.

That’s exactly what the above article states:

"Exclusive CEO Nigel Sinclair notes that when a top-drawer cast gravitates towards a script, it not only gives distribs some marquee value to sell, but acts as a reassuring endorsement of the material's merit. (...) Sinclair identifies three types of casting that drive sales. 'First, when you've got a lead who's a must-buy, like Jake Gyllenhall in 'End of Watch.' He's a very big star internationally, he really works his films, he's very popular and considered a fine actor. Second, when two plus two equals five -- Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Pete Postlethwaite and Rebecca Hall in 'The Town' -- that's a cast which tells any intelligent person it's a film worth seeing. And third, a retro cast, like in 'The Expendables' or 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'."

Laure said...

– Zero Dark Thirty

Prompted by UV’s: The problem with ZDT's torture scenes is that the implication is that the information gleaned was good and that it led to finding Bin Laden. If that's true, then it should be shown. But there's no public evidence of that. And Bigelow should be able to say why she depicted things that way.

I haven’t had the chance to see it yet (next month probably), but I’ve read several reviews. A very favorable one, written by The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw, addresses the movie’s controversial neutral approach to torture scenes by making an interesting comparison to "Rendition":

"There is nothing in Zero Dark Thirty comparable to Gavin Hood's soul-searching 2007 movie Rendition, in which Jake Gyllenhaal's CIA agent denounces waterboarding information as valueless; he quotes Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and says torture victims 'speak upon the rack,/ where men enforced do speak anything'."

Although he continues: "I can well believe that, but (....) despite its fence-sitting, I prefer Bigelow's account", it doesn’t take away the complimentary reference to "Rendition".

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/jan/24/zero-dark-thirty-review

Anonymous said...

ShiNique ‏@moslyked2012
Just saw Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman...

Scott said...

Michael Pena ‏@realmichaelpena

said....


"Bought two #endofwatch DVDs to sign and auction for charity. The guy at the register told me it was a really good movie then asked for ID."

too funny

UltraViolet said...

LOL, Scott. That's too funny.

We need details from these tweeters, but so far, Atlantans are doing a good job :)

Tweety, it's so much fun to read the EoW reactions on twitter and FB. Lots of love for the movie and the leads. It's a shame it didn't translate into any awards.

Laure, thanks for that new link. Very interesting indeed. Love to hear that about Jake. Now if more people would catch on...

As for ZDT, I think the problem is that Bigelow's take isn't seen as neutral, since she seemingly altered the facts to make torture seem more effective than it was. So you wonder why they chose to depict things that way.

Personally, it doesn't matter to me if it works or not. It's wrong, period.

I saw that about Rendition and was glad to read it. One of the most misunderstood and unjustly panned films in recent years, IMO.

Anonymous said...

Mary Shaw ‏@marykshaw1
Had fun filming Prisoners yesterday with Jake Gyllenhaal. Thanks to the assistants with the hand warmers!

FP said...

Mary Shaw ‏@marykshaw1
Had fun filming Prisoners yesterday with Jake Gyllenhaal. Thanks to the assistants with the hand warmers!

FP said...

Damn! too late! LOL:)

Scott said...

"FP said...
Damn! too late! LOL:)"





Awww FP, you are always #1 with me.

FP said...

Scott you put a big smile on my face YOU are the CUTEST!!! :)))

Chica said...

Watching these clips and the reactions of people that didn't see EOW are great and frustrating for fans. EOW definitely had a cast worthy of awards.

Kathryn B is not helping the case for ZDT. I think the real reason Argo is winning a lot of these awards is because of the backlash against ZDT.

Chica said...

Watching these clips and the reactions of people that didn't see EOW are great and frustrating for fans. EOW definitely had a cast worthy of awards.

Kathryn B is not helping the case for ZDT. I think the real reason Argo is winning a lot of these awards is because of the backlash against ZDT.

Ma G said...

Christine Henson

So one of the movie guys from 'Prisoners' just left treats on my porch rail for my Doggies as thanks for keeping them quiet; while Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman film a movie less than 200 ft away from my house! :D

Scott said...

THey must be really good at making sure no pictures are taken on the movie set. Not one except the earlier ones of Jake and Hugh getting ready to work.

FP said...

"So one of the movie guys from 'Prisoners' just left treats on my porch rail for my Doggies as thanks for keeping them quiet"

How nice :)

Sasha Hoyt said...

It's a shame we don't get to see more of the set.

We really were spoiled when they shot in LA in public with tons of papparazzi around - the only time ever I'm thanksful for them.

bobbyanna said...

I'm kind of torn about that, Sasha. I always love photos of Jake at work, but it was kind of obvious when he was in Toronto, that not being able to secure the movie set could be very distracting for them. OTOH, a lot of the EoW photos seemed to tie in really well with the eventual marketing of the movie.

I wish there were pictures of his down time, and I really enjoy it when we find the little stories people post about their experiences with him on set and off. : )

Jake's availability, and all the great fan photos during the run of the play really spoiled us.

Monica said...

Unfortunately there is no release date for the dvd / bd of End of Watch in Brazil.

Thanks for the videos. I like the performances and still do not like the dance scene.

Poor Anne Hathaway!

SLP>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Les Miserables

SLP was robbed at the Golden Globes.

Anonymous said...

Pete Marascalchi ‏@pmarascal

Jake Gyllenhaal is sitting next to me right now waiting at this restaurant… guess I have good taste

Anonymous said...

"SLP was robbed at the Golden Globes."

Diagree, Jennifer Lawrence is doing Anne a favor. Right now Anne does not seem nearly as annoying.

UltraViolet said...

I think Anne Hathaway is winning in the annoyance sweepstakes. But she also has a greater chance of winning in the Oscars, so that should be some solace for her.

Also, I disagree that SLP is better than Les Miz. They are both very flawed, but SLP is way overrated, IMO.

And Anne deserves an Oscar before JL.

Speaking of crying and encountering Jake, this is an amusing tale.

Scott said...

Awww Jake you should have hugged her but she could have been a psycho too.


As for Anne, I think the stupid backlash against her may help her in the end but I still say the Academy Awards will be a let down for both Anne and Jennifer in the end. I wonder how many of those older Academy members really vote in the SAG awards?

Lincoln will win the Oscar, Steven and company deserve it. Argo will be shut down because of the "poor me" Ben Affleck.

Hagen said...

Leonard Maltin: Final cut - The gems and stars left off the Oscars list

Two of the best performances of the year were given by Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña in David Ayer's vibrant L.A. cop drama "End of Watch," but their work has been largely overlooked. Fortunately, Peña is in the running for an Independent Spirit Award as Best Supporting Actor.

Mary said...

There's been a tornado in Ga forgot the name of the city but said it was north of altanta hope it was no where near where prisioners was filming

Rachel said...

Fortunately, Peña is in the running for an Independent Spirit Award as Best Supporting Actor.

It would be real nice if Jake showed up at the ISAs to support Michael, as his co-star and also as a producer of the film.

Liquor store said...

Tower ATL ‏@TowerATL
@Cre8iveone @atlantabuzz Would you know if Jake Gyllenhaal has a project in town? He stopped in last night.

Scott said...

thanks 4:34pm, reminds I have to go and buy a bottle of wine for a gift.

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

I'm afraid we were spoiled with Jake's run on stage and all tge great fan photos:)

I have no problem. Though with minimal reports from Atlanta and on set photos , that has to be distracting for cast and crew.

I forgot thst Pena was nominated for a ISA, I do hope Jake can be there for support.

Yeah Anne has been annoying but she pretty much is a lock to win on Oscar night IMO.

FP said...

Matt Clark ‏@mattclark79
A movie called 'Prisoners' starring Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal is filming on the street that I grew up on...

FP said...

'End of Watch' Tops Home Entertainment Charts

The Jake Gyllenhaal-Michael Pena cop drama knocks "Taken 2" to No. 2.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment topped both national home video sales charts the week ending Jan. 27 with End of Watch, a $41 million-grossing cop drama, shot documentary style, that hit the big screen late last summer and stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as two young police officers, partners as well as friends, who grow up fast on the crime-filled streets of L.A.

The film bumped the prior week’s top seller, 20th Century Fox’s Taken 2, to the No. 2 spot on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall disc sales, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart...

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/end-watch-tops-home-entertainment-416962

YAY!!!! :)))

bobbyanna said...

Awwww, thank you FP for posting this info!! What wonderful news!!!

EoW just keeps chugging along. : )

FP said...

Bobbyanna Is a great amazing news! I could not wait for sharing with all of you!!! :)

Mary said...

Yeaah thanks FP for the good news I was hoping it would be number 1 I had noticed that at the target and waalmart by where I live the shelf where EOW was were all taken.

UltraViolet said...

Great news for EoW. Jake and the gang must be very proud.

As proud as Jake is of the film, I don't think he has to go to the ISAs. I'd love to see him there, but I can see him not wanting to go.

I added another newish interview. I don't think it's been posted before. But it reminded me that I left this out of the promo recitation: "LAPD, Sheriff'd Department, Inglewood PD..."

And LOL, Scott about the wine. See, Twitter is helpful!

Chica said...

So happy to hear that EOW is the #1 DVD,thanks for posting the good news FP!

Monica said...

Happy news for End of Watch. Thanks.

UV, I couldn't connect with the characters and story of Les Miserables. Not having dialogue was one of the biggest problems for me.
I give credit to Anne Hathaway for what she did. It's a great job, despite being all too fast. I also liked Eddie and Hugh.

Not deserved Oscar nomination for best film.

Scott, I think everything depends on the BAFTA.
If Jessica win there ...
We also have to remember that Riva and Wallis weren't nominated for Sag. And not always who wins the SAG wins the Oscar. Viola Davis won the SAG, but lost the Oscar to Meryl Streep. Nicole Kidman and Marion Cotillard won the Oscar without winning the SAG.
The difference is that Jen has Harvey. And Jessica has a polemic against her.

Anne will be the winner. Without a doubt.

Argo will be shut down because of the "poor me" Ben Affleck.
Article on the campaign of Argo and Lincoln

Sasha Hoyt said...

bobbyanna, you're right, Jake seemed to get very distracted by people shooting pictures of/with him on the Enenmy set. But maybe that was because of the double character.

He didn't seem to mind with EOW though.

That tumblr post was funny! Thanks for finding that.

Anonymous said...

p ‏@peybednasek

I just met Jake Gyllenhaal, I just met Jake Gyllenhaal, I just met Jake Gyllenhaal at bar, what

Anonymous said...

He is back in New York?

Josie said...

Thanks so much for the new/old interviews and footage UV, great find. I Have my DVD, it's sucg an incredible and intense movie with awese performances by Jake and Michael. Too bad it didn't get any awards luv.

I feel the same about Les Miz too Monica plus the direction was a mess. Anne was good with the amount of screen time

I guess they saw Jake, LOL!

Anonymous said...

So happy that EOW is the #1 DVD XD

Likemonalisa

Anonymous said...

Looking good Jake LOL.

Scott said...

7:44am. I hate to say this but damn Jake is actually hot there. He would bring sexy to old guys with long beards. COngrats to Duncan Jones for being named the 3rd director for Witchcraft, although it may never happen.

I doubt Jake would do another video game movie adapation. Although I am sure everyone outside of North AMerican would love a POP sequel.

Anonymous said...

Ben A. hasn't seemed to be "poor me". He has been thrilled the movie has already won so many awards and his speeches have never seemed any "poor me" type of thing.

Scott said...

ok 9;25am. I am just bitter.

Rachel said...

I agree 9:25. I'm confused why people would think he's playing the poor poor pitiful me card. I think the media might be more at fault for shaming the Academy on behalf of Ben and the other overlooked directors.

Monica said...

Jake, please, stay away from video game adaptations. Sorry, Duncan!

Scott said...

Lol Monica, I doubt if Jake does another one of those anytime soon. I really want an original series for him, written with him in mind as lead character. Totally original with a great director.

OT: I saw alot of articles about the new Parkland project but I am not too interested in a movie about Parkland Hospital's personnel during JFK's death. I am really excited about the possibilites of Jake's Dad Stephen's new project about the secret service men who protected JFK and his family. I saw a documentary last weekend with those former agents speaking about their time with JFK and family and specifically that day. They held my attention throughout the 2 hours.

The agents told their own back story and what their own families had to give up. I thought about Stephen's project, it could be great.

Again I doubt if Jake would work for his Dad and I know that Eastwood starred in a movie about one of the agents a long time ago, but the documentary was about all of them not just one.

Hagen said...

"An Enemy" will be released in France on August 28, 2013 according to French movie theater chain "Les Cinémas Gaumont et Pathé". That's two weeks before the release date in Russia on September 12.

Scott said...

Cool for Europe at least, I wonder what the deal is with North American. I hope An Enemy is released overseas first any way.

I think Jake's popularity in foreign markets could be used to bolster box office in North America. I wonder if POP would have done better in North America if released first overseas and then perhap the movie could have benefited from being promoted as the number 1 film overseas.

Hagen said...

I think Jake's popularity in foreign markets could be used to bolster box office in North America.

I don't think that strategy could work. "An Enemy" will probably be a niche arthouse movie in Europe, too. Maybe the film will be somewhat more successful in Europe (and in Brazil) than in the U.S., because it is based on a book by Saramago.

I wonder if POP would have done better in North America if released first overseas and then perhap the movie could have benefited from being promoted as the number 1 film overseas.

Movies like "Battleship" and "John Carter" were released overseas first. Foreign distributors tried to escape from the negative PR surrounding the foreseeable flop in the U.S. But "John Carter's" huge success in Russia didn't have any impact on U.S. box office.

FP said...

Can we see the film before decreeing the ineluctable destiny?

Just saying ;)

Hagen said...

Can we see the film before decreeing the ineluctable destiny?

There's nothing wrong with niche arthouse movies. I just don't think that a low-budget Canadian-Spanish co-production is meant to be a blockbuster.

FP said...

Hagen of course not a blockbuster but still, we cannot know the potentialities of the movie without not even having seen a second of it.
Who could think that EOW became a film hailed by the criticism , opened in first position to the US BO and it received such a love from the people

I think that it is difficult to say now what this film can be or to become.JMHO :)

FP said...

Sara Lett ‏@SKLett
Just saw Jake Gyllenhaal at @FlywheelAtlanta. Kinda freaking out. Cc: @AJCBuzz

2m ago

bobbyanna said...

Flywheel. Hmmm. An cycling exercise place similar to...Soul Cycle! LOL! So Jake's found his CZ.
Definitely! : )

FP said...

Kate Mullally ‏@sip_ofKATErade
MY SISTER JUST SAW JAKE GYLLENHAAL IN FRONT OF WHOLE FOODS!!!!!!!!! #FREAKINUNFAIR

Anonymous said...

Laurel Bosnyak ‏@Laurel_Lu_
MY DAD EXCHANGED A "WADDUP" WITH JAKE GYLLENHAAL LAST NIGHT OMGOMGOMG

FP said...

Ashley Hesseltine ‏@AshHess
Per usual, I was taking @FlyBarre while a celeb was cycling across the hall @FlywheelAtlanta. Sad I missed dreamy Jake Gyllenhaal. #SoClose

Ma G said...

Lauren Gatchalian ‏@laurengatch

ACCORDING TO A FRIEND - JAKE
GYLLENHAAL WAS SPOTTED IS IN BUCKHEAD (Less than .5 mile away from me)!!! GOING OUT TO FIND HIM!!!

Ma G said...

Malloree Collins

Jake Gyllenhaal was at my Flywheel class tonight! Super short and super sweaty but who cares!

Ma G said...

Jennifer Brett ‏@AJCBuzz

Jake Gyllenhaal works up a sweat in Buckhead
http://www.accessatlanta.com/weblogs/buzz/2013/jan/31/video-jake-gyllenhaal-jude-law-and-more/

Ma G said...

Christie Dobbins Matte

Don't know what's crazier... that I actually went to spin class for the first time in 2 years or that Jake Gyllenhaal was in our class. -- with Tara Thompson Stafford at Flywheel Atlanta

Scott said...

"I think that it is difficult to say now what this film can be or to become.JMHO :)"

I agree FP, I had this whole rebuttal typed out in response to Hagen's statement but decided I was just repeating what I have said before. So why bother? In fact, why does Jake even bother to do films if they are doomed before they are even seen. Sometimes if negativity is thrown out in the universe it sticks.

And yes I know everyone is entitled to their opinion but have a little faith if not in Jake's choice of material then in Denis V who is a respected director with exciting potential.

FP said...

Totally agree Scott, I also have trust in Jake's choices, Ok he has mistaken some films, but who is always right?
And the correct choices, are a lot more than those wrong, and some are so RIGHT that worth, not one but three careers as an actor.

FP said...

4m Emma ‏@emmasuzanne
met Jake Gyllenhaal tonight...... sorry I'm not sorry for EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-ing. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! hnngh.

FP said...

‏@missdee___x
@emmasuzanne I asked on fb, I died once I saw the status. You lucky bummmmm, he's so pretty

Emma ‏@emmasuzanne
@missdee___x he came into where I work and I had to keep a straight face but inside I was screaming!!!!! ugh, he's gorgeous. and so sweet.

Hagen said...

In fact, why does Jake even bother to do films if they are doomed before they are even seen. Sometimes if negativity is thrown out in the universe it sticks.

Nobody has said that "An Enemy" is doomed. First of all Jake made an artistic, not a commercial choice to star in "An Enemy". Of course small arthouse movies have a right to exist, too. Apart from that "An Enemy" doesn't have to gross a lot of money to be profitable. The movie is sponsored by Canadian film subsidies which makes it even easier. And the producers have already sold the distribution rights for a lot of countries. So I don't see any negativity.

Hagen said...

Another release date for "An Enemy", this time for Monica: The movie will premiere in Brazil on December 6, 2013.

FP said...

"Of course small arthouse movies have a right to exist, too"


Small arthouse movies as The King's Speech?

Again Just saying;)

Anonymous said...

Are celebrities taking over trendy workouts like SoulCycle and Flywheel?

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal has even been known to hop up on an instructor's bike during SoulCycle classes at Union Square.

Both studios are quick to point out most celebrity-taught classes are for charity, so students know what they're getting into when they sign up. But some spin fans are wary of the disturbance a famous face can bring.

"I've heard stories from friends that it's kind of distracting if there are celebrities there and other people are paying attention, whispering," said New Yorker and SoulCycle addict Catherine Fuentes, who's spotted Gyllenhaal in a couple of her classes.

"I don't think it's something I'd sign up for. I just sort of want to get my workout in and leave."


http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/celebs-soulcycle-flywheel-article-1.1252089

Scott said...

"I don't think it's something I'd sign up for. I just sort of want to get my workout in and leave."


Lol, there is no way I could workout in front of Jake. I would have to keep putting my makeup on and fixing my hair. But I would pay triple just to watch him workout.

bobbyanna said...

Hagen thank you for the distribution information for Prisoners, and for your observations about the vagaries of the market place. : ) You always share such good information and it is appreciated.

No one can predict which small films catch fire in the public consciousness. I am looking forward to Enemies. Not sure who would distribute it in the U.S. market,(or how well it will be promoted. : ) )

Yes, FP, the King's Speech was a small movie, an art house movie, if you will, but it had the backing of Harvey Weinstein and it caught the public imagination.

As I said, there is no accounting for the vagaries of the marketplace. EoW was marketed well and is still enjoying a level of enthusiasm.

It's a shame Jake hasn't received recognition from his peers for the extraordinary job he & Michael & David Ayer did.

EoW was a wonderful surprise. It exceeded all my expectations. I wasn't excited about it at first, & now I've come to love it. I can't say that about every movie Jake's made : ) But I can say I've never seen him give a bad performance.

He's meticulous in his preparation no matter what kind of project he choses, large or small. He respects the work, and that is something to be admired. The accolades will come.

Scott said...

Awww Bobbyana, I mean this as a compliment. You have found your zen.

FP said...

the King's Speech was a small movie, an art house movie, if you will, but it had the backing of Harvey Weinstein and it caught the public imagination

True Bobbyanna but Brokeback was a a low budget controversial art house movie too, that turn out to be a masterpiece,and also a commercial success and a film that it will ever go away from the heart of the people even without Weinstein.JMO

PS I want to add me in the appreciation of Hagen, that always brings precious and interesting information, and for his/her important contribution to the discussions :)

FP said...

Billy Reid Atlanta ‏@billy_reid_atl
true story!RT @AJCBuzz In other Jake Gyllenhaal news I'm also told he popped by @billy_reid_atl to check out their threads. #sharpdressedman

bobbyanna said...

Of course, FP. I am very aware that Brokeback was a huge success, and I'm familiar with the way it was marketed and distributed.

There are a lot of films we can mention that were unexpected successes without Harvey's backing, but he was very actively "hands on" with the King's Speech, the film you used as an example.

He's also lost a few, too, as with Blue Valentine, and several others of recent memory. He's not invincible, but he can be formidable. : )

As I said, it can all be very unpredictable. No sooner than we cite an example, we can think of others to prove the opposite.

Scott said...

maybe it's better just to wait and see.

Scott said...

"He's not invincible, but he can be formidable"

It's called money but he reminds me of Ivory and Merchant who eventually went out of business.

Monica said...

Thanks, Hagen. This is good news. But at the same time, I think they will change the release date.

FP said...

I have quoted the The King's Speech because I think that it is a marvelous film, full of Talent, especially from the actors. I don't know if without Harvey W it would have had the same prizes but I like to think yes, because in conclusion I hope that talent wins over everything, as in fact is happening with Lincoln Le Miz and just against one of Harvey's movie.
Bobbyanna you are right it is impossible to make forecasts, but between the pessimism and the optimism I choose the optimism, as I have already said I have trust in Jake's talent.
Bobbyanna you are right it is impossible to make forecasts, but between the pessimism and the optimism I choose the optimism, as I have already said I have trust in Jake 's talent. Maybe I have not loved all of his films equally, but I have always loved and recognized his not common talent :)

FP said...

Oops sorry for the repetition :)

Scott said...

Gross, David Fincher is directing Justin Timberlake's new music video. Sorry never was a fan of FIncher and this just nails the coffin shut. I will never watch any of his movies again even if Jake does the unthinkable and does another movie with him.

Timberlake is slime and yes I am no longer a fan of Jay Z either.

Rachel said...

What did any of those people do to you, Scott?

Anonymous said...


Jake gyllenhaal is in Atlanta and my brothers friend just met him!!! I am so freaking jealous ��������

Cecelia ‏@ceceliasays
"When you meet Jake Gyllenhaal, your opening line should be 'Hey check out my cool outfit, I'm just like Taylor Swift except I put out.'"

UltraViolet said...

I wish for Jake the full spectrum of movies: bold indies, fun comedies, good thrillers and major blockbusters. I think he's making the choices he wants. But I bet he'd like to be offered some of the big-name projects out there. It doesn't feel like he's getting them. And that's a shame.

I don't mean superhero movies or franchises, necessarily, but prestige projects.

From FB yesterday:

Don't know what's crazier... that I actually went to spin class for the first time in 2 years or that Jake Gyllenhaal was in our class.

NO WAY!!! On both accounts

Ulp Damn I need to go where do you go

He's hot

WAY!!!! He is so freakin hot and he was parked right beside me in his cute little Prius.

I take it you didn't strike up a conversation????

Nope - I was to busy trying not to pass out on the bike, then after the class I wasn't exactly looking movie star ready.

Were all the ladies fighting for the bike behind his????

Um. Wow

Oh my, that is awesome!

Did he still have the beard from his Broadway debut?

NICE view...

It was a great view from all angles, no beard, just a little 5 o'clock shadow.


And someone just posted this:

Spotted: J Gyllenhaal & his Prius in the A #dreamboat http://instagr.am/p/VMxxMNLyED/

UltraViolet said...

I left off serious, moody dramas :)

bobbyanna said...

LOL! UV, that FB conversation is priceless! They certainly appreciate Jake's finer qualities.
Loved reading about the scruff.: )

Monica said...

Panorama Media To Proffer Jake Gyllenhaal-Starrer ‘Mississippi Grind’ In Berlin


EXCLUSIVE: Panorama Media, the production, finance and sales entity backed by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, has boarded road trip drama Mississippi Grind. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are directing from their own script with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ben Mendelsohn starring. The pair play unlikely gamblers on a winning streak who head to New Orleans and along the way encounter old flames, loan sharks and some bad bets, but ultimately discover what’s really important in their lives. Gyllenhaal is producing along with Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell of Electric Entertainment and John Lesher of Le Grisbi Productions. Shooting starts in the spring and Panorama will kick off sales at the EFM in Berlin next week.

UltraViolet said...

Jake involved in the Berlinale again:

EXCLUSIVE: Panorama Media, the production, finance and sales entity backed by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, has boarded road trip drama Mississippi Grind. Half Nelson duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are directing from their own script with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ben Mendelsohn starring. The pair play unlikely gamblers on a winning streak who head to New Orleans and along the way encounter old flames, loan sharks and some bad bets, but ultimately discover what’s really important in their lives. I understand Emmett/Furla are financing the roughly $10M pic which Gyllenhaal is producing along with Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell of Electric Entertainment and John Lesher of Le Grisbi Productions. Randall Emmett and George Furla will also be involved in a producing capacity. Shooting starts in the spring and Panorama will kick off sales at the EFM in Berlin next week.

Ma G said...

Brian Berry

It's been a long day of travel and work - but two good things - spending time with Elizabeth Norman and having Jake Gyllenhaal sitting in first class - oh and one more thing - Chilli's has a good glass of Chardonnay - a healthy pour at a good price "good to know" — com Elizabeth Norman.

UltraViolet said...

Follow up from one of yesterday's tweeters:

met Jake Gyllenhaal tonight...... sorry I'm not sorry for EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-ing. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! hnngh.

Ooooh is he lovely? :)

so lovely, he was so nice and normal and extremely good looking haha :)


This is interesting.

Not sure where this man is flying to NY from:

Okay, Jake Gyllenhaal is definitely on my flight home to NY, and no, he doesn't want to read my stupid screenplay, for the last time.

Ma G said...

Mary Covington ‏@marycov

Jake Gyllenhaal came into Grants show store today....ok wtf

UltraViolet said...

Love this follow up from the FB spinner:

If that didn't energize you I don't know what would!

Oh my! So how did he do in class ? Good spinner? hahaha!

OMG. Even the ugliest film star is ten times more attractive than the best looking guy who went to your high school. I bet he was in decent shape too.

some of the best chest hair in the business

What a distraction!!! Were you able to complete the class?

Yes to all the above. It did energize me. He was a very good spinner! Much better looking than most of the men in any high school. Best chest and head of hair in the business. He wore a headband to keep it off his face. And it was a complete distraction from the agony of the first spin class in 2 years. I ended up buying the package of classes. Best advertising a spin class could dream of.

This thread made my day!


I saw this description of Mississippi Grind in a story about Berlin. I don't remember this exact description though it might have been out there.

The Megan Ellison-financed film, written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, sees Gyllenhaal and Mendelsohn play ”unlikely gamblers on a winning streak who head to New Orleans and along the way encounter old flames, loan sharks and some bad bets, but ultimately discover what’s really important in their lives.”

The last line is cheesy but the "old flames" thing could be fun :)

bobbyanna said...

I love to "eavesdrop" on these encounters with Jake, thanks UV.
It's good to know about the Berlinale connections.

Can't help but believe Jake put his time at the Berlinale last year, to good use meeting people and networking, building relationships.

Anonymous said...

Allison Russell ‏@arussdaboss

Jake gyllenhaal was on my subway car. Smiled at me then looked back and smiled as he got off. I DIE

Anonymous said...

Maximus Extravagance ‏@maximusextra

I just met jake gyllenhaal!!!!! Gahhhhh!!!!!!

Hagen said...

You always share such good information and it is appreciated.

Thanks, bobbyanna. : )


Not sure who would distribute it in the U.S. market,(or how well it will be promoted. : ) )

"Blindness", an adaptation of Saramago's same-titled best known book, was released in 1,690 theaters in North America in 2008. But "Blindness" had a higher budget ($25 million) than "An Enemy" and finally didn't do well at the box office ($3.3 million). For that reason I think "An Enemy" will probably open in less theaters, but hopefully it won't get just a platform release in New York and LA.


EoW was a wonderful surprise. It exceeded all my expectations. I wasn't excited about it at first, & now I've come to love it

EoW is definitely one of Jake's movies that I'm looking forward to watching again, even though the final 20 minutes of the movie were uncomfortable to watch the first time.


PS I want to add me in the appreciation of Hagen, that always brings precious and interesting information, and for his/her important contribution to the discussions :)

Thanks, FP. I was named after this guy. : )


But between the pessimism and the optimism I choose the optimism, as I have already said I have trust in Jake's talent.

Maybe I have more modest expectations for "An Enemy's" commercial success than you, but I think it's quite an achievement that the movie will be released worldwide (even in markets that didn't screen EoW).


Shooting starts in the spring and Panorama will kick off sales at the EFM in Berlin next week.

I'm glad to learn that they try to market "Mississippi Grind" internationally. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's latest movie was released only in the US an the UK.


The Megan Ellison-financed film, written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, sees Gyllenhaal and Mendelsohn play ”unlikely gamblers on a winning streak who head to New Orleans and along the way encounter old flames, loan sharks and some bad bets, but ultimately discover what’s really important in their lives.

It certainly doesn't hurt that Jake will star in a lighter movie for a change. : )

Hagen said...

Variety : "Financiers who factor in a potentially limited or compressed window release on specialty fare shrink budgets to accommodate those possibilities, but when a film turns out better than expected, it can have a pleasant upside. "If you're selling a film (overseas) without a built-in U.S. release, and it's not the type of film where you are essentially saying 'this will go wide or have some kind of 600-plus-screen release,' then you have to take that into account in your foreign values," says Marc Schipper, COO of financier/sales agent Exclusive Media. "It puts pressure on the budget, but we've made quite a bit of hay out of making movies that play in this area from a downside risk perspective (and have a larger-than-expected) theatrical. The best example of that is 'End of Watch.' It was made for a very sensible budget, and our foreign buyers were delighted when the film got a wide release, because they hadn't anticipated it." Open Road picked up the reportedly $7 million cop drama "Watch" starring Jake Gyllenhaal, launching a 2,730-screen release last September that grossed $41 million."

Apparently foreign distributors of EoW didn't have to pay much for their licence, as it wasn't certain from the beginning that EoW would get a wide release in the US.

Anonymous said...

J.Jin ‏@jyjin
Dear spin gods, thank you for pushing me out of bed this morning for class...otherwise I may never have bumped into Jake Gyllenhaal. #omg

Sag actor said...

I want to als thank Hagen, your contributions and updates are awesome! EOW has become one of my favotite Jake movies.

Sag actor said...

I want to als thank Hagen, your contributions and updates are awesome! EOW has become one of my favotite Jake movies.

bobbyanna said...

Thanks for the article, Hagen. It makes me wonder how films do over seas,that are so specific to American audience sensibilities. I had that concern about EoW even tho the story is about friendship which is universal, and crime which is also universal. : )

Right now, I am thinking about "Lincoln". I guess I can check BO Mojo to see how it did overseas. It's always good to hear the views of GB's overseas fans on that subject.

(Jake's off to an early start today. : ) FYI: The DGA Awards were last night and Ben Affleck won for Argo. Will be interesting to see how it all plays out at the OScars for Best Picture and Best Director.)

Anonymous said...

Trinity ‏@rosyhours

I spy with my little eye...Jake Gyllenhaal at the the table next to me :-)

FP said...

Homer Hickam ‏@HomerHickam
#JakeGyllenhaal,who was playing the Hollywood version of me,vigorously shook my hand. "I hope I can do you justice!"- The Making of Oct. Sky

Anonymous said...

Paige Howell ‏@PaigeHowell007
Cycled like a wild woman with @KarinBryeans and.......... Jake Gyllenhaal

Anonymous said...

Homer Hickam ‏@HomerHickam

Jake was a handsome young man—just 16 at the time—with bright blue eyes (mine are brown) that twinkled with mischief.-The Making of Oct. Sky

UltraViolet said...

Source Code will be shown on British TV tonight and Duncan Jones is going to be live tweeting it:

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SCch4&src=hash

Anonymous said...

J.Jin ‏@jyjin
Dear spin gods, thank you for pushing me out of bed this morning........
@i_love_chicken_ Casper, I literally ran into his sweaty bicep and he stopped to make sure that I was ok. No need for pics....swoon.

Anonymous said...

Louise ‏@loothill

I actually saw Jake Gyllenhaal filming a scene in Chicago for #SourceCode by the Anish Kapoor sculpture so gonna watch it intently

And here is the photographic evidence #JakeGyllenhaal #CelebritySpotting. I was stood there for soooo long pic.twitter.com/8kxvy02X

Anonymous said...

Source Code was tranding !!!

FP said...

Duncan Jones is live tweeting through the movie! What a cool person he is :)

Anonymous said...

I still can't believe that some people find Source Code confusing? It's like if a movie involves Science or Math, the audience believes the plot is supposed to be complicated.

UltraViolet said...

That hashtag became a trending topic in the UK, then was taken over by spambots, so now they are using #sourcecode.

I had to go out so I've missed most of it. Will run through what's been said to see if there were any interesting tidbits.

FP said...

UV Source Code was also for some time TT world W!

Anonymous said...

Its great watching SC and having Duncan Jones live tweeting, this is my favorite one so far.

the sad thing about the film 'source code' is the woman doesn't know she's dating someone as attractive as Jake Gyllenhaal
Retweeted by Duncan Jones

UltraViolet said...

Oh, that's cool, FP. I love it.

Also loved that Duncan retweeted the above tweet. And the sentiment still cracks me up. Poor Christina!

I so agree with this, too, form DJ:

who plays the computer nerd? He's amazing especially when he says celebrate! lifts his arms in the air lol #sourcecode

And LOL:

Jake banging on the window of the pod with a wrench.. nearly broke the bloody shatter-proof perspex. Ape-armed bastard! ;) #SCch4

I mentioned that Jake has ape-arms.. pitty the poor actor he throws around into that bench chair! He was a mess afterwards! ;) #SCch4

UltraViolet said...

Why not put this in the extras?

Russell Peters did about an hour of stand up for this scene... almost none of it usable in a PG film! GRR!! #sourcecode

And interesting:

I got some amazing props to keep from Moon... I have bugger all from Source Code. Am i bitter? A little bit... #SCch4

Good call:

Always felt really good that the chemistry between Jake and Michelle woudl work. Still love it. #Sourcecode

FP said...

Oh UV I just love Duncan, depsite he is the man who made Moon he is totally Down To Earth.:)


Just like Jake:)

FP said...

Today is Groundhog Day, the better day for Source Code! lol

:) said...

Duncan Jones ‏@ManMadeMoon
Just been asked if Jake was my 1st choice. Amazingly, he chose me! Jake was already on board & wanted me to direct aftre seeing Moon #SCch4

Anonymous said...

Allie Hellier ‏@alliehellier
Jake Gyllenhaal next to me at the airport >> ������

bobbyanna said...

Congrats to the Ravens! That was quite a game!

Anonymous said...

congrats to the Ravens.

It's nice that Duncan is tweeting about Source Code.

Lily

Anonymous said...

flaxendoll‏@flaxendoll

Jake Gyllenhaal in Spin Class http://www.celebuzz.com/2013-02-04/psst-the-guy-next-to-you-in-spin-class-is-jake-gyllenhaal/#.UQ_5VkpB_Fw.twitter … via @celebuzz

Anonymous said...

Jake Gyllenhaal is in town filming Prisoners and has been spotted at the West Midtown Yeah! Burger, where he ordered a bunless bison burger, and at Watershed on Peachtree, where he had the jambalaya and coconut cake, among other dishes. Send all celeb sightings through the tipline. [EaterWire]

http://atlanta.eater.com/archives/2013/02/04/star-watch-4.php

Hagen said...

It makes me wonder how films do over seas,that are so specific to American audience sensibilities. I had that concern about EoW even tho the story is about friendship which is universal, and crime which is also universal. : )

I think the story of EoW is indeed universal. The audience in Germany reacted positively on EoW, even though police work looks quite different over here. Nevertheless David Ayer's previous L.A. cop drama "Street Kings" was considerably more successful overseas than EoW ($39 million compared to $13 million), as that movie was released on much more screens than EoW in most countries. Apparently Fox Searchlight pushed "Street Kings" more actively than the various independent distributors did with EoW.


Right now, I am thinking about "Lincoln". I guess I can check BO Mojo to see how it did overseas. It's always good to hear the views of GB's overseas fans on that subject.

The guys at the Boxoffice.com forum can't agree whether "Lincoln" is doing great internationally or is flopping. ;)
Considering that it is a specifically American movie (more so than EoW), I think it's doing fine so far.


FYI: The DGA Awards were last night and Ben Affleck won for Argo. Will be interesting to see how it all plays out at the OScars for Best Picture and Best Director.

It looks like some directors, who didn't nominate Ben Affleck for an Academy Award, voted for him at the DGA Awards. Very strange indeed.


Duncan Jones
Asked who actually uses Bing .......... people who want money to make their movie look better use Bing. ;)


Well, that's honest. ;)


I want to als thank Hagen, your contributions and updates are awesome!

Thanks, SAG actor, but admittedly it's easy to pick up some news and spread them on UV's blog unlike writing a blog like UV, Monica and Sasha do. ;) And fortunately there are quite a few people on this blog who gather news about Jake.

Anonymous said...

Reality TV News‏@TRACK_RealityTV

Jake Gyllenhaal's 'End of Watch' tops DVD sales chart: Jake Gyllenhaal's 'End of Watch' tops DVD sales... http://q.gs/2aisZ #Reality #TV

Little Late perhaps said...

^^I think that mighe be old news about EOW topping DVD charts, it was posted earlier.

Monica said...

From facebook:

Best cure for a tough Monday? New friend, new restaurant and new adventure... Oh, and a smile from Jake Gyllenhaal wasn't so bad either! Happy Monday to me!

I was having dinner at the Optimist and he sat literally in front of us! When he stood up I completely zoned out from what my friend was saying when he smiled really big at me! Can you say blush?!?

Hagen said...

"An Enemy" will be released in the French-speaking districts of Switzerland on August 28, 2013, on the same day as in France, which is hardly a surprise. Anyway it's very unlikely that "An Enemy" will be shown at the Venice Film Festival, which will open on the same day (August 28 - September 7, 2013). Hopefully that means that the movie will premiere in Cannes.

Monica said...

This film doesn't yet have an American distributor, right?
So, I think these release dates will change.

Scott said...

Hmm I wonder what is taking so long for a North American distributor if the intent is to get one before the movie plays at film festivals. Don't films sometimes get an American distributor after playing at festivals?

Monica said...

not always. Black Swan arrived at the Venice Film festival with an American distributor: fox searchlight.

Scott said...

Oh ok, thanks Monica. Hopefully that could still happen. I just wish something about the film would be released. A first poster or something concrete. "No news is good news" I hope.

UltraViolet said...

I would love to see something concrete about An Enemy, as well. I saw this tweet yesterday and am assuming it was An Enemy. Unless Prisoners is coring before it films.

Recorded the film score today for a thriller starting #jakegyllenhaal too much fun, always wanted to record some scary strings.

I wanted to ask her about the film, what scenes they saw if any, etc. But I'm twitter-shy.

unlike writing a blog like UV, Monica and Sasha do. ;)

Oh, Hagen, I remember when I used to write a blog! I feel bad about the lack of updates lately. Work is still a bear. So I appreciate everyone bringing tidbits and scoops here.

Though I wish the anons would consolidate and/or chose names :)

Hagen said...

This film doesn't yet have an American distributor, right?
So, I think these release dates will change.


I don't think that the American distributor of "An Enemy" will have an influence on the release dates in Europe. "Cosmopolis", a Canadian-French co-production, premiered in Cannes last year and was released in many European countries before its U.S. release, even though the movie is based on an American novel. It's unlikely that "An Enemy" would get a boost in Europe by a release in the U.S. Saramago is more popular in Europe than in North America. Melanie Laurént is a star in France, not in the U.S. Besides the French distributor of "An Enemy" (Pathé) is the same company that sells the international distribution rights.

Sasha Hoyt said...

it's easy to pick up some news and spread them on UV's blog unlike writing a blog like UV, Monica and Sasha do

Thanks Hagen, but people like you, who post news in one place make it a lot easier for me. Besides my job and my family, I would not have the time to search the net for news too.

In Germany we should be used to wait for Jake's movies by now.
Bubble Boy (the first movie I ever "saw" Jake in) took 2 years, same as "The Good Girl".
An even "Brothers" took more then 2 years to be released.
I really hope "An Enemy" will make a quicker debut.

It's nice that there are so many sightings of Jake, a few more pictures would be nice though.

Hagen said...

I saw this tweet yesterday and am assuming it was An Enemy. Unless Prisoners is coring before it films.

IMDb.com has just added Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans as score composers for "An Enemy" (not Alberto Iglesias as a Spanish website previously reported).

Oh, Hagen, I remember when I used to write a blog! I feel bad about the lack of updates lately. Work is still a bear. So I appreciate everyone bringing tidbits and scoops here.

Thanks, but at the moment there isn't that much happening anyway. :-)

FP said...

Hallo!
Jake in very good company1

Lucky Her and lucky him:)

Peachyscoop Peachyscoop 16m Thanks to one of our insiders for this "peachy scoop": Jake Gyllenhaal at Yeah Burger in Atl! @PerezHilton @olv pic.twitter.com/kECQVNqu











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Laure said...

Excuse my absence of late. Work took over the week and the weekend. I'm catching up on Jake's news, thus thank you for these posts. It took me quite some time to read them all. :)
For now, my little contribution (not news per se, still better than coming here empty-handed):

- Another sighting of Jake in Atlanta, his temporary southern "home away from home". If it's not a spin class, a clothing store or a food market, it's "The Optimist":
"More Jake Gyllenhaal sightings: A tipster writes in to inform us that the actor has been spotted at the Optimist four times in the last two weeks, most recently last night. [EaterWire]"
Mardi Gras is coming, so maybe he'll decide to take part in the fun festivities... and we'll get one tiny, tiny glimpse of Jake captured on camera!

- More proof of Jake's humble approach to his american theater debut. Last year he was offered a lead role on Broadway alongside Scarlett Johansson (eventually, the play, “Picnic”, ended up on...Roundabout Theater):

http://theater.nytimes.com/2013/02/06/theater/scarlett-johansson-and-al-pacino-spell-profit-on-broadway.html?_r=0

One play revival this season, “Picnic,” nearly did not make it to Broadway because Darren Bagert, its initial lead producer, could not get enough stars on board. He offered one role to Ms. Johansson, who declined, and talked to the movie stars Chris Evans and Jake Gyllenhaal about the male lead. He finally opted to produce the show with the nonprofit Roundabout Theater Company with lesser-known stars like Maggie Grace and Sebastian Stan in the lead roles.

He really loved that quirky, intimate British play and had no desire to be top dog, off or on Broadway. That self-effacing quality is so rare.

- Remember the Armstrong-movie discussion? We don't know if Jake is still interested in playing him; fact is, at the moment, J.J. Abrams (alongside Spielberg, Tom Hanks) and Jake (alongside Jamie Lee Curtis, Salma Hayek) are on opposite sides in the new "war" that, according to HR, divides Hollywood: the race for the mayor of LA.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/la-mayor-race-divides-hollywood-418090


I'll be back, hopefully not like Terminator, to share my excitement on the news and discussions I've missed.

FP said...

Hi Laure!:)
Happy to see you :)

What interesting news!

Scott said...

Finally a picture from Atlanta and I agree good company for all. She does look familiar though, beauty queen pretty.

bobbyanna said...

I'm glad Jake chose as he did, but if you've ever seen the movie, Picnic, which is hilariously out of date now, in many ways, he'd have been a scorcher in the role made famous by William Holden. Scarlett would've made a good Madge.

I sincerely hope they didn't invite him to play "Alan." At least I think that's the character's name. The one played by Clift Roberson. Ugh.

Finally a decent photo from ATL.

Anonymous said...

John Junesung Shim Stereotype/Typecast win: I'm gonna be a busboy in a Chinese restaurant scene with Jake Gyllenhaal & Hugh Jackman tomorrow :)

Laure said...

Bobbyanna: No, I haven’t seen that movie; hope to see it someday, on TCM maybe. Thanks for all the details. "Handsome drifter" Jake/William Holden – I can imagine: slicked-back hair and all. Even more so Scarlett/Kim Novak. Cliff Robertson – no way! :)

Thanks FP: The "news" are kinda dry at the moment. The picture you posted though – great finding! Beautiful company...on both parts :) Go Jake! Have fun!

I love that even on what should have been a slow week (no official appearances, just Jake splitting time between work and fun, settling in just fine) there are still plenty of things to talk about, and even some official news.

– Great news like EoW's DVD sales going strong, as in #1 in sales charts! Which made me think: what if EoW could become an almost-cult movie (we’re not talking "Donnie Darko" status)...

– Surprising news like "Mississippi Grind" being marketed at the Berlinale EFM 4 months before the actual start of the production! I also love the new description: "Unlikely gamblers on a winning streak who head to New Orleans and along the way encounter old flames, loan sharks and some bad bets". Hopefully the old flame scenario will apply to the younger character ;). I don't expect it to be a light movie (more like a soulful character study), yet definitely lighter than EoW, An Enemy or Prisoners.

– I followed the twitter session with Duncan Jones, and appreciated his acknowledgment that Jake chose him, not the other way around. What he wrote about Jake's "ape arms" amused me – a reminder of "Jarhead" interviews. I'm glad for Duncan's chance to become a BO success with "Warcraft" – later on, he can do his Nolan-ish mindbending movies with Jake!
I've said it before: "Source Code" is one of my favorites. There are inconsistencies in the "scientific" explanations, but, as a SF, it doesn't have to make perfect (logical) sense. What I like the most though about SC is Jake's performance. Within the context of Colter's claustrophobic story, Duncan Jones made the most of Jake’s acting skills. (Yes, the last 20 minutes of EoW showed more – that story allowed Jake to use a wider spectrum of emotions, from cocky confidence to heartwrenching vulnerability.) Nevertheless, the pod scenes in "Source Code" were fantastic; Duncan pushed Jake artistically and, as a result, he found new ways of expressing confusion, fragility, anxiety, anger. Loved it.

Laure said...

I'm mostly sorry I missed the discussion about "An Enemy" and Jake's artistic choices.

Thanks to Hagen and UV, we know that "An Enemy" is slated for a French and a Swiss late August release, a Canadian fall release (most likely at TIFF), September for Russia, December for Brazil. We have other conflicting dates, but the Spanish sources don’t seem accurate (Abundie Bell? and the wrong composer?).

AE may have an early screening in the spring – hopefully Cannes – with different dates, starting from August 28, for its international release. I still believe that the best time for its US opening would be sometime in the fall.
I checked Pathé’s portfolio, this time for Berlinale’s EFM. They'll have promo reels and screenings for some movies; "An Enemy" is still labeled "in post-production", no video presentation scheduled. (I wonder about CinéQuébec.) With UV's and Hagen's news that the score is added as we speek, it makes me think it’s not completed yet. They sure took their time to finesse it! Maybe 'cause they're preparing for a Cannes presence? If Thierry Frémaux doesn't chose it for competition, it could still have an hors concours screening. I think it's tailor-made for festivals and arthouses. (That's not to say it can’t do well in generic theatres.) As Scott pointed out, sometimes films get an American distributor after festival presentations. It could be the case with AE.
For the US, they could be planning a somewhat limited release – then go from there, expanding, if successful. Even if it won't be the case, as long as AE makes a splash performance-wise, it will be OK. Jake will also have "Prisoners" around the same time. Which means he could have a winning combination: great BO numbers for "Prisoners" + high critical praise (and awards nominations eventually) for "An Enemy".

Even if some of his movies didn't turn out as expected, I like Jake’s choice of characters in the context of all these unusual (or just unusually told) stories. Great things could come from Jake's performance in "An Enemy". I can't be sure about the movie itself (will it be too artsy?), but I do trust Jake's talent. And I strongly believe that, under the right direction, Jake could be exceptional (as he has been in movies we all know). All he needs is a director willing to discover him as an actor. Jake is the proverbial still water that runs deep. He's much more than meets the eye: there are many hidden gems beyond the charming blue-eyed surface. With good scripts, guided by the right directors, Jake could make Hollywood take a bow (again). It will happen. Be it with "An Enemy", or "Mississippi Grind”, or with another movie, sooner or later, it will happen.

(Excuse my verbal diarrhea. Promise to keep my future posts shorter.)

Scott said...

"Excuse my verbal diarrhea"

Lol. I am so using that.

Scott said...

And Oh I need officer Taylor to come and take my gorilla foot upstairs neighbor away to jail or take me with him to paradise.

Anonymous said...

Jason Roach ‏@JasonRoach77
Spending Friday night filming Prisoners with Jake Gyllenhaal & Hugh Jackman. It's outdoors and a night scene, gonna freeze my ass off #work

bobbyanna said...

Wow. Seems like a huge storm is heading towards the East coast, thru the Midwest.
I need to make sure I have batteries. : )

(So quiet on the Jake front I almost have to wonder if cast and crew members were asked not to post stuff about the movie. :( )

bobbyanna said...

It even has a name. Nemo.

Ma G said...

Casting call continues for Prisoners:

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Anonymous said...

Nanette Bozeman

I saw my Jake Gyllenhaal & I am looking fierce!
\m/ (-_-) \m/

Mary said...

Yeah Bobbyanna real quiet on the Jake front only a few tweets I was wondering that too if the cast/crew havebeen asked to be quiet about filming.

Laure said...

I think Warner Bros. is making sure that nothing transpires from the set. Good for the cast and crew, bad for us...

UV called it:
I saw this tweet yesterday and am assuming it was An Enemy. Unless Prisoners is scoring before it films: "Recorded the film score today for a thriller starting #jakegyllenhaal too much fun, always wanted to record some scary strings".

Yep, it was for "An Enemy". Adriana Molello, the violonist, was asked and she answered:

Adriana Molello @DirtyDawn
@mermon7 It was for #AnEnemy I played violin on the score. I can't wait to see it too, they said #jakegyllenhaal gives an epic performance.

Sounds good, doesn’t it? I assume they are the producers, and epic performance sure sounds encouraging. They may exaggerate a bit (or tell it as it is), but when was the last time Jake’s performance was described this way?... I’m thrilled.

UltraViolet said...

Bless Mermon7 for following up on the score tweet:

it was for #AnEnemy I played violin on the score. I can't wait to see it too, they said #jakegyllenhaal gives an epic performance

I didn't know our storm had a name, Bobbyanna. Let's hope the predictions are proved wrong, and it's not a mammoth storm.

UltraViolet said...

Jinx, Laure! I'm definitely looking forward to hearing more about the film.

FP said...

Oh girls you are the best! all this interesting news about An Enemy! " Epic Performance" Yay!!! #swoon :)

Laure ITA about everything you wrote in your posts!:)

FP said...

PS Mermon rocks!!!:)

LOL :) ! said...

Nasra ♥! ‏@nasraxxx
He Will never have a girlfriend .. Jake Gyllenhaal.. pic.twitter.com/aZRygTe4

bobbyanna said...

Yeah, UV, it's Nemo when it heads East, but while it passes thru the Midwest it's just another "epic storm". Now they're saying 2-4 inches. ...meh. I did pick up a nice rotisserie chicken to keep me provisioned...: )

LOL! I've seen that "He'll never get a girlfriend" cartoon before and it always makes me smile.

Stefanie said...

I am in MA and we are expecting almost 2 feet of snow. :(

bobbyanna said...

I saw! Hope everyone stays safe. MA, Maine, NY, CT, & NJ, are all bracing for a real mess.

Monica said...

Hagen, I had forgotten that. The same happened with On The Road which debuted earlier in Brazil than in the U.S.. But I hope that An Enemy find an American distributor before international debut.

not to post stuff about the movie. :(

This is good. I remember that I saw almost all TDKR on the internet with all those images daily.
It's nice not to have information and pictures of Prisoners.

Unfortunately I already know about An Enemy because I read the book years ago. But it will be interesting to see what they changed.

FP said...

dawn ‏@justdawn_
Cast on a movie with Jake Gyllenhaal & Hugh Jackman starting tomorrow. I dont let these blessings go to my head; still humble, sweet Dawn��

Chica said...

I'm really excited to hear about all the news about The Enemy!
Hope all my fellow GB posters in the Northeast are prepared for the storm that is about to hit, keep safe!

Laure said...

UV: Dang! :) Yep, it sounds more and more intriguing. I just wish we could see even the shortest trailer sooner rather than later. It has to be Cannes - we're going crazy on this dry spell!

FP: How cool was Mermon, right?

Why do all hurricanes and storms have cute pet names though they leave a mess behind? Stay safe, Bobbyanna!

bobbyanna said...

Oh,thanks, Laure, but I'm fine. I don't think we'll get much of anything compared to what is predicted for the East coast.

I'm in the Midwest and 4 inches of snow is very manageable. What I do worry about is losing power if there is ice or wind. But I think we will be OK.

Chica, I hope this storm proves to be more hype than snow. You all have had enough "weather" to last a life time.

FP said...

but when was the last time Jake’s performance was described this way?...

Laure I personally think Jake gives an epic performance in Time To Dance,since he doesn't speak it's all in his ayes, Outstanding to me. But I don't know if some one called his performances "epic" JMO :)

Mermon is very cool she is a twitter master and she succeeds in snatching a lot of information, God Bless her as said UV :)

I have to say I can't wait for some images of An Enemy, more information I learn about this movie and more I'm getting intrigued...

I hope that all of you are safer from the storm, my prayers are for all the people in difficulty hoping for the best!:)

Anonymous said...

I hope everyone in the northeast will be safe and warm. We dodged this bullet here in VA.

I hope we hear about a US release date soon

Lily

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

ACK! I will be working from home today, ot'sgoing to be hell trying to get home today. It's going to hit big here in CT.

Things are a bit quiet from the set of the Prisoners. I don't blame them from trying to keep a lid on things,it's good to keep some suspense with a movie like the Prisoners.

bobbyanna said...

OONP, you take care! : ) Looks like we have about 6 inches here. It's still snowing but they said it will end this afternoon, right about the time the East Coast gets started.
I don't mind at all not seeing Jake on set, but I do wish Atlanta tweeters would use their camera phones (discreetly of course,) when he's away from the set. : )

Mary said...

Be safe every one

bobbyanna said...

TDAT comments on twitter are pretty funny. That movie never gets old.

FP said...

[ haίℓεγ ϻarίε ] ‏@bohohails
Check it out. Me and my favorite man Jake Gyllenhaal in the same photo: pic.twitter.com/jszlEovm

You can see me too! LOL :)

bobbyanna said...


Found a nice photo of Jake getting Chuice. : )


http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=532744303414317&set=a.250293334992750.64144.229900493698701&type=1&theater

Scott said...

"Amethyst Thurmond‏@Amethystdaisy

On a date with my boyfriend #jakegyllenhaal ���� http://instagr.am/p/Vfd9KxMZvk/"

Lol, I am so doing this. I hope it's legal. Lol, too funny and brillant.

mermon said...

Hello and thank you for the nice words!

Anonymous said...

Hi bobbyanna,

the facebook page did not work for me but i found a twitter.:

Chuice ‏@chuicerawfood
Even celebrities are getting on board with natural nutrition! Here's Mr. Jake Gyllenhaal picking up his Chuice! http://fb.me/1x7yG6EjC

Lara

Hagen said...

Ben Brody, 5 Feb
In the studio #danielbensi #anenemy #horn
http://instagr.am/p/VXRGN5ADvw/

Anonymous said...

I don´t think jake is very happy.

mermon7 Marzena @mermon7

Detective Loki's look I like very much! Jake Gyllenhaal with a lucky fan. i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p521/me…


Lara.

bobbyanna said...

Thanks, Lara, for finding the photo on twitter. The other photobucket photo has been removed. Wish I'd had a chance to see it.

Well, hopefully all our East Coast GB'ers survived the blizzard. Some of the numbers I'm reading are just incredible. Winds topping 70 MPH and it's still snowing in Maine.

The governor shut down all the roads in CT. I read that Milford, CT got 38 inches of snow. Central Park measured about 11 inches last I heard, but other areas on Long Island got more. Of course people have been hit with power outages too.

Boston was really slammed, with at least 21 inches of snow, high winds, lots of power loss. In fact, I think MA, CT RI & ME, NH & VT got the worst of it.

Hopefully the snow will stop this after noon. Lots of tweets comparing this to TDAT. In fact, a satellite photo of the storm looked a lot like Jake's movie!

bobbyanna said...

OK, I finally saw the photo. Thanks, Mermon. I was able to see it by clicking on your link. When I went thru GB the message said it had been deleted. When I went thru a Twitter search, I found it.
He looked like he was still in character. Stern. The fan looked thrilled. Jake was being Det. Loki. LOL!

Monica said...

I guess he didn't want to take pictures, but she insisted, because of that she is with her ​​arms around him, so he wouldn't escape.
He was upset.

I saw The Master. Hoffman and Joaquin deserve to win the Oscar, but I don't see it happening to Joaquin.
I hope Hoffman will win!

Scott said...

"He was upset."

Disagree Monica, that facial expression does not read mad. There is an entire twitter conversation with Mermon7 about it. Jake was in character and to be honest if I did not know Jake was Jake I would think that picture was of a girlfriend very proud of her guy and the guy trying to look all tough and possessive of his lady. I don't see mad and I do not think Jake would have allowed her in his personal space if he was upset.

And don't think she was insistent either, based on her size I think Jake could have taken her down.

Monica said...

Jake was in character

He's a method actor now?

And don't think she was insistent eithe

I was joking about it!

Extra said...

Hope all my peeps here survive Nemo, brutal blizzard.

I didn't see the pic in question as so I can't comment:)

Time warner has EOW on demand and im still blown away by Jake's performance and Michael's as well. Makes me wonder how it would have been if the film, Jake and Michael wouu have been nominated.

Phoenix amd Hoffman are amazing in The Master Monica as well as Amy.

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