Saturday, June 6, 2015

Trailer park



It's been a busy couple of days in the trailer park. Two different Everest trailers and a second Southpaw trailer premiered.

ETA: A short behind-the-scenes featurette for Everest:



So sit bad, relax and trailerize!



International trailer for Everest:



Domestic Everest trailer:



Southpaw #2: Shorter and less spoilery:



We also got three new posters. The second Everest poster rivals that Zodiac poster for the worst Jake-movie posters.





Southpaw is having some more fun with promotion. You can spar with Billy Hope:




Or you can go a different way:



But remember:

Billy Hope knows how to take a punch, but he also drops bombs. #Southpaw #Boxing #JakeGyllenhaal #Film

A video posted by SOUTHPAW (@southpawmovie) on

185 comments:

UltraViolet said...

I saw a couple of references to Jake's appearing on the Graham Norton Show on 6/19. So maybe he is doing some European press for Southpaw in June, if that Grand Canal item is also correct.

In case anyone missed it at the end of the last post, EW talks to Antoine Fuqua. Some spoilers, I guess. And that great new SP poster.

Tatiana Maslany of Orphan Black fame:

"Everybody wants me so badly to want an Emmy nomination. I just want to work on a cool movie with Paul Thomas Anderson, or I want to work with a cool actor like Jake Gyllenhaal. That means something to me," she says, newly sprung from the hair and makeup chair between scenes.

Speaking of cool directors, I know it's blasphemy, but I think I'd rather see Jake in a Marvel movie than either a Wes Anderson or a Paul Thomas Anderson film.

Make of that what you will :)

BlueJean said...

Good morning! :)

Excellent new post, UV. Love the new Jake + Rachel 'Southpaw' poster!

likemonalisa said...

@GyllenhaalicsFF: Jake will be a guest on The Graham Norton Show on June 19th. #JakeGyllenhaal http://t.co/lPqeBIipCc

bb said...

Jake's baby brother

https://www.facebook.com/inuterofilm/photos/a.893906604001965.1073741828.893859744006651/911161262276499/?type=1&permPage=1

Monica said...

There are some new footages in this new trailer, but I think Weinstein Company shouldn't have shown the scene with his daughter at the end of the trailer.
I can't stand this song of Eminem. In fact, I can't stand Eminem.

I love both directors, UV.

Anonymous said...

Thanks UV we've been really spoilt with all these new posters and trailers. The one with Rachel and Jake is beautiful.
I probably would have been the girl kissing Jake rather than sparring with him too!

-malavika

Anonymous said...

There is not sure, if the scene is from beginning or the end, so it doesn't matter for me, I liked more the first trailer though. The song of Eminem is fantastic, perfectly fits to the movie, not sure how the Eminem is personally, but he is very talented artist in my opinion. SV

Monica said...

cute baby

UltraViolet said...

I saw a tweet earlier - someone in LA who said Jake was at the hotel pool. Well, he is did apparently win a Guys Choice Award tonight. Something called the Guy Con?

Also saw this:

You have to be there, but Jake Gyllenhaal just told the best joke of the night at #GuysChoice

And this funny, unrelated, tweet earlier:

Does anyone else yell out jake gyllenhaal's name while they do sit ups now? #Southpaw

Anonymous said...

Yes, IHJ has pictures from event, but I have no clue what kind of award is this, but I would rather see another awards. Moreover that award artefact looks horrible. But he got it from Rachel McAdams and she looks amazing. SV

BlueJean said...

What did he win it for? Nightcrawler? I haven't got a clue what it's for either. It looks like a deer antler!

Aren't the Tonys today? I'll keep my fingers crossed for Ruth! Part of me hopes she wins it, and another part of me hopes she doesn't - cos if she wins, it's ever more disappointing Jake wasn't even nominated.

BlueJean said...

*ever = even*

Sorry.

Ann said...

This award show is similar to the MTV Awards. Usually voted on by fans and viewers of the channel (Spike TV). I know MTV Awards are just a way for celebs to promote whatever they're doing. I'm sure these awards are too. Especially seeing Rachel give Jake the award just seems like a way to promote Southpaw to another audience.

Monica said...

I saw the tweet that he was in the pool last night, but thought it was a mistake. Good promo for Southpaw!

BJ, I'm rooting for Carey Mulligan!

Sag Actor said...

That 2nd Everest poster is beyond lame, the 11st is much better.
Jake appeared on the Guy choice awards a few years ago when he presented it to Jeff Bridges.

BlueJean said...

OK, thanks guys! :)

Anonymous said...

I thought Spike TV usually pre tapes the awards show. Anyone have any idea when the show will be on air?

Chica said...

Congratulations to Helen Mirren the Queen! A much deserved Tony win for best actress.

I don't keep own when the Spike awards will air but I willie skipping the show respite Jake winning. I know its PR for Southpaw but I have my limits!

The Awards end the network make me cringe.

I like the second poster too, the first poster looks like a cheesy still from a made for TV movie from the 90's!

Chica said...

I hate auto correction my smart phone Lol!

Mary said...

The spike awards will air June 18 at 9pm

UltraViolet said...

Some Tony tweets:

another montage to remind us JAKE GYLLENHAAL GOT SNUBBED. #TonyAwards

Love that Jake Gyllenhaal got a mention about being overlooked for the #TonyAwards

theyve been teasing josh groban for 2 hours now. its like that time they teased jake gyllenhal for like 3 hrs during the oscars/goldenglobes


I missed the first half hour, but apparently Alan Cumming mentioned both Jake and Hugh Jackman's lack of nominations. (Just saw the opening number - they mentioned them in their song, along with Harvey Weinstein, who was in the audience and was a good sport. Probably because they also mentioned all the money his play is making.)

Monica said...

I missed the beginning. I started watching when Helen Mirren won. I like to watch because of the musical performances; yesterday really enjoyed Fun Home and The King and I.

I wonder about The Little Shop of Horrors, if we will have some video of him singing or at least hear him singing.

UltraViolet said...

Just added a brief behind-the-scenes video on Everest. It was also announced that Everest will be shown at CineEurope on June 23.

Anonymous said...

Ok,

http://youtu.be/4vNe4tgTVZ8?a Terrence Howard Pays Musical Tribute To Guycon Jake Gyllenhaal - Guys Choice Awards


I am beginning to think Guycon is the equivalent of Icon? Or it could be a tribute to Lou Bloom.

UltraViolet said...

That was... unfortunate.

But it does sound like one word, GuyCon. Makes more sense than anything I could come up with.

Ann said...

That Terrence Howard thing was awful, Lol. I couldn't even make the whole minute it lasted.

Anonymous said...

Here is what I have found Guycon means HAHAH

"A guy that women look at as an unobtainable prize, that lucky ladies might happen to snag and wear on their arm like a bangle. Men who are amazing, and hold that standard high, making the everyday man look bad."

But not sure if the price was meant in that sense. SV

Anonymous said...

But thinking what dear antler means maybe it is close. SV

bobbyanna said...

OMG! That was the most hilariously awful, terrible, "tribute" I have ever seen. It's LOL bad! Maybe it was deliberate. You know? Like a parody.

BlueJean said...

I'm sure it was deliberate! LOL!

Tweety said...

My God what did I just watch?? I hope that was a parody Terrence!

I'm excited about all the Everest and Southpaw promo, love the new Southpaw poster and Everest poster #2.

Anonymous said...

The Everest Poster 2 looks like they went back and added Jake but I could be wrong.

Tweety said...

It does anon. but at least Jake is in that poster, the first looks like a post card !

FP said...

Wow this is like the worst thing I've seen in the last month on you tube, and I watch a lot of shit! lol.

Meanwhile Nightcrawler is #1 in the most popular movie on Netflix list.

Do you remember that Jake will be in Paris for an interview or something like that next week?
Well I've seen a couple of Tweets saying that there would be even Channing Tatum, I did not understand if along with Jake tho

UltraViolet said...

Taran Killam was on Seth Meyers last night and talked about doing Little Shop of Horrors. He says they will be doing a week and a half of rehearsals for it.

Fifty Cent, bless him, talked about Southpaw again on Kelly and Michael.

Anonymous said...

Taran gave a small shout out to Southpaw too, that was nice.

likemonalisa said...

@JessicaHannon22: Photo: Jake Gyllenhaal for Neue Journal, S/S 2015 photographed by Brigitte Lacombe http://t.co/j56cllQyFa

Ann said...

https://twitter.com/TheNolanMurphy/status/609181186271920128

Jake at the NBA Finals game tonight.

UltraViolet said...

Looks like Jake is at the NBA Finals.

Wonder whom he's rooting for. LeBron was in one of those "Phenomenal/Beats ads, but Golden State is his home.

UltraViolet said...

Oh, sorry, Ann. Didn't see your post!

Ann said...

We're just thinking the same again, UV :)

Monica said...

He's sitting behind the Golden State team.

Anonymous said...

Oh man and I watch the entire game. Got annoyed that the Beats commercial played the song from Southpaw but I didn't see the trailer.

Anonymous said...

Southpaw will have its China preview at The 18th Shanghai International Film Festival, which will be held in Shanghai, China from 6.13 to 6.21. And acording to the Screening Schedules, there will be a press conference on 6.21. Don't know whether Jake will attend or not. By the way, they changed "Southpaw" to "Iron Fists", don't know why. And Southpaw is one of festival's contenders.

http://www.siff.com/InformationEn/Index.aspx#

LikeMonalisa

Hagen said...

By the way, they changed "Southpaw" to "Iron Fists", don't know why.

Apparently in Italy the film will be called Billy "The Great", in France "La rage au ventre". Sometimes it makes sense for a foreign distributor to invent a new title if people don't understand the original one. The German distributor keeps the original title even though hardly anyone knows over here what 'southpaw' means.

Hagen said...

Another picture from Jake at the NBA finals: Jake Gyllenhaal hangs out with Usher at the NBA Finals

Hagen said...

Southpaw will have its China preview at The 18th Shanghai International Film Festival

In fact it will be the world premiere. The Ischia Global Fest will open on July 11.

Variety: Antoine Fuqua’s “Southpaw,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, will get its world premiere during the festival. “Southpaw” was substantially funded by leading Chinese company Wanda Pictures.

Hagen said...

The Movie Network: Global music and entertainment platform TIDAL today announced the release of a new film clip from the much-anticipated boxing drama Southpaw, distributed by The Weinstein Company. TIDAL members can view footage from the film featuring an introduction from one of its stars, Jake Gyllenhaal.

Hagen said...

Official Cover Art - #Southpaw (Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture)

It looks a bit messy, but not that bad either.

Hagen said...

The French "Southpaw" poster is brighter than the American one.

Anonymous said...

I've noticed they have changed SP release date here from 3.9. to 23.07. that's great. SV

Hagen said...

I've noticed they have changed SP release date here from 3.9. to 23.07. that's great. SV

BlueJean isn't quite as lucky, "Southpaw" will be released in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg on September 10 instead of August 6: Entertainment One Benelux laat vandaag weten dat Southpaw niet vanaf 6 augustus 2015, maar vanaf 10 september 2015 in de bioscoop draait (Filmliefhaber.com).

Hagen said...

I didn't notice that "Southpaw" will fortunately skip the Ischia Global Fest:

The Hollywood Reporter: The story was originally headlined to note that Antoine Fuqua's Southpaw would open the Ischia festival. Due to a programming error by the festival, that information is now incorrect. The story has been updated to omit reference to the film.

Hagen said...

Just Jared: Jake Gyllenhaal & Usher Get Photobombed at NBA Finals Game

BlueJean said...

"BlueJean isn't quite as lucky, "Southpaw" will be released in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg on September 10 instead of August 6"

What?! Oh nooooooo... :((( Why? We've had the same with 'Enemy'! Shit.

Sorry. And thanks, Hagen. I hadn't seen it yet *disappointed* Hang on... does that mean I'll get both 'Southpaw' and 'Everest' within one month? *hopeful* ;)

Anonymous said...

That's fun...
In Italy, as I can see, they have moved 'Southpaw-BillyTheGreat' from the end of July to the 3rd of September, too...
But it's ok, it's kind of good sign... August has always been a 'dead' period for movies, here... I mean, they tried to change things in the last years and push some titles in summer, but people still seem to prefer to stay 'outside' and go to the beach... :))

Are there any rumors about a possible Everest premiere in Venice, during the Festival? More probably, Telluride and Tiff?

I liked the Everest trailer, even if - as someone said - I think it gave away almost every scene shot by Keira Knightley (and maybe too much from that storyline). Best footage: Jake/Scott Fisher touching the 'top of the world' with his finger... very powerful!!

Tina

Monica said...

Has anyone seen this clip???
Southpaw Tidal

People aren't talking about it. And I also don't intend to subscribe to see a clip.
Seriously, who thought it would be a good idea?

The release date for Southpaw in Brazil is August 20.

Hagen said...

Has anyone seen this clip???

Those Tidal exclusive deals are usually just for 24 hours. I hope we'll get to see the clip for free this weekend.

The release date for Southpaw in Brazil is August 20.

Same date as in Germany.

bobbyanna said...

Watching Hillary right now. I wish my mother were alive to see this.

BlueJean said...

So... Dutch release date for 'Southpaw' is now September 10th.

Current Dutch release date for 'Everest' is September 17th... this is hilarious! Maybe I can make a reservation for a bed at the cinema, so I won't have to drive all the way back and forth within a week or so ;) :)

BlueJean said...

P.S. No release date for 'Demolition' yet? ;)

Piruleta said...

Well, surprise surprise, no release date for Spain yet…

Monica said...

Release date for Everest in Brazil is September 17!!! yay 😄

Anonymous said...

Anyone have any idea when South Paw will be released in Dubai / UAE. I can't seem to find it anywhere.

-malavika

UltraViolet said...

Hagen, thanks for all of that info. If anyone can find it, malavika, Hagen can :)

Southpaw will premiere in Shanghai. And so soon. Hope we get some reactions.

Apparently, Jake visited the Picasso Museum in Paris today. One of my favorite places in Paris.

Nocturnal Animals will have a six-week shoot:

Ford will film Nocturnal Animals in a very tight six-week window between designing collections, wrapping the day before Thanksgiving. ‘I wrote the screenplay, I’m directing it, I’m producing it and I’m financing it,’ he says. It wouldn’t surprise anyone if he also wrote the theme tune, sang the theme tune.

Anonymous said...

Southpaw ranked 8.4 at one of the largest Chinese movie reviewing website(kind of like IMDb). Most of people who saw it said the story was kind of lame but Jake's performance was extraordinary. And the boxing scenes were really really good.


It's all in Chinese: http://movie.douban.com/subject/5446197/

LikeMonalisa

Anonymous said...

that is sort of contradicting, a story is lame but its a 8.4 rating? Basically they are saying Jake carried the film to an 8.4 rating.

Monica said...

I wanted to know about the other actors who will be in Nocturnal Animals. I think Joaquin is out, otherwise they would be talking about him.
I wonder if Aaron Taylor-Johnson signed for the film, read on tumblr he is a friend of Tom Ford.

Piruleta said...

Just came from seeing Jurassic World, they showed the international Everest trailer but it was kind of different, the parts were Jake appears naked were missing but there were a couple of quick new shoots of him.

Mary said...

I saw Jurassic World today too but they showed the Southpaw trailer with Jake doing the introduction for it. I expected to see the Everest trailer.

UltraViolet said...

I think you can watch Jake on Canal+, but you have to set your computer to France time.

LikeMonaLisa, thanks for that information. I think that's a pretty good score. Great to hear the praise for Jake.

50 Cent to InStyle on Jake:

Jake Gyllenhaal plays a fighter in Southpaw, but the actor’s co-stars have nothing but love and respect for him off-screen. Just ask Curtis Jackson III, aka 50 Cent, who stars as a promoter working with Gyllenhaal’s heavyweight boxing champ in the upcoming drama. “He did an amazing job in this film,” Jackson recently told reporters at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. “People who see it will be blown away by his performance.”

By now, Gyllenhaal is well-known for his chameleon-like ability to transform his appearance for a role. He lost nearly 30 pounds to play a sleazy photographer in 2014's Nightcrawler, only to gain it back plus put on 15 pounds of muscle for Southpaw a year later. Still, Jackson was surprised to see the results of his co-star's physical transformation firsthand. “Right after we finished [filming], I went to go see Nightcrawler, and that definitely wasn’t the same person I was with on set,” said Jackson, adding that Gyllenhaal had a “whole different vibe, whole new energy” from one film to the next.

And the admiration didn’t stop there. Jackson was equally impressed by Gyllenhaal’s performance in Constellations on Broadway earlier this year. “He’s really got some depth to him,” Jackson said of seeing his co-star take the stage, pointing out that Gyllenhaal knows exactly how to tap into his broad range of talent when signing on for projects. “He makes amazing choices,” he said.


And I saw this tweet about the Tidal clip:

Ok...so obviously Jake Gyllenhal is #TeamTidal, not only does Tidal have an exclusive clip of #Southpaw, but he also introduces it.

UltraViolet said...

Check that - it may not be airing today. Makes sense.

Ann said...

I don't know that I would say Jake is #TeamTidal. If The Weinstein Company is using it as a means to promote Southpaw, he may not have a choice in doing a clip to introduce the film and be involved. I definitely reached my limit in what I'd do for Jake, lol. I won't sign up for Tidal just for a SP exclusive.

that is sort of contradicting, a story is lame but its a 8.4 rating? Basically they are saying Jake carried the film to an 8.4 rating.

I got the same impression from those who saw it at Cannes. The story isn't the strongest but Jake's performance is what makes the film.

Anonymous said...

I watched that, but Jake wasn't there at least today. SV

Anonymous said...

But somehow it is strange, maybe there will be another LGJ later in the evening, because there are some comments they cannot wait for Jake and he is on the way to LGJ, but LGJ is over now and he wasn't there.

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LGJ%20jake%20gyllenhaal&src=typd

SV

Anonymous said...

Well I am confused, it still continues, but people who are there now, were also announced during main news and Jake wasn't, so let's see maybe he is still coming. LOL

SV

Ann said...

I'm not familiar with this show in France but could they possibly be filming him today to air it at a later date? I remember he did that with the Ellen Show in May. He filmed it a week or two before it actually aired on television.

Anonymous said...

That Tidal clip is here available to watch without signing up, but there is nothing new, just some trailer scenes are longer about few seconds.

http://www.ramascreen.com/watch-this-southpaw-brand-new-clip-featuring-jake-gyllenhaal/

SV

Hagen said...

The Tidal clip looks more like a teaser trailer. It's now available on The Weinstein Company's YouTube channel.

Anonymous said...

Grand Journal answered to twitter questions that it will be announced when Jake's taped interview will air. CLoser to the french release date.

Monica said...

I enjoyed the fight scenes.

UltraViolet said...

Yeah, as soon as I tuned in, I realized it wasn't going to be shown today. I did post that :)

Lots of twitter and instagram mockery of Southpaw for getting the southpaw stance wrong in those movie theater stand-ups. He's apparently in orthodox stance. I have no idea if they did it for a reason and I never would have known. We'll see what the film folks say. They had boxers on set, so I don't know how they could make an error like that, if they did.

Some tweets from yesterday:

Nesta McG ‏@NestaMcG (Entertainment Reporter for BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. Presenter at BBC 3CR )
My boy Jake Gyllenhall has done it again. #SouthPaw great movie. @50cent at his scheming best too ��


Interview du jour avec #JakeGyllenhaal pour #LaRageAuVentre qui sort le 22 juillet. #Cestdanslaboite #SouthPaw #boxe

https://twitter.com/SNDfilms/status/610469889942364160">#Exclu #photo #junket #LaRageauVentre #Southpaw en #ITV pour vous! #date: 22/07 #Cinema

Et parceque en plus il est #super ! un petit #selfie pour vous les #fans! #LaRageauVentre #Southpaw #date 22/07 #cine

Anonymous said...

Southpaw now ranking 7.4 here in China, after more movie goers voting (220 people ranked till now). The most criticism was the story -- too cliche. Jake was good though, maybe not great as what he did in Nightcrawler, still very convincing as a boxer. But the role itself was kind of flat. And they said the hope for Oscar was slight.

LikeMonalisa

Extra said...

Saw the Everest trailer when I saw Jurassic Park over the weekend,it looked epic and I almost didn't recognize Jake!

The script for Southpaw sounded cliché to me likemonalisa limo so no surprise at the early reviews. Glad that Joke's performance is getting praise.

Twitter said...

Definitely just saw Jake Gyllenhaal in the Barcelona airport.

FP said...


Joel Michalczuk - Sky
Sky News Entertainment Reporter and Film Critic. IRN Showbiz Editor.


Jake Gyllenhaal is the most electrifying actor around - doesn't put foot wrong. @SouthpawMovie is embargoed so tweet is no way connected 😳

Ann said...

Southpaw currently has an 8.9 rating on IMDb.

FP said...

holy shit

Piruleta said...

Anonymous Twitter said...
Definitely just saw Jake Gyllenhaal in the Barcelona airport.


What??

Ann said...

Lots of twitter and instagram mockery of Southpaw for getting the southpaw stance wrong in those movie theater stand-ups. He's apparently in orthodox stance. I have no idea if they did it for a reason and I never would have known. We'll see what the film folks say. They had boxers on set, so I don't know how they could make an error like that, if they did.

It's funny that no one noticed Jake's stance in the trailers or clips until the cardboard display popped up then everyone took notice. The display image could've been flipped? I think I saw someone comment that somewhere.

I still haven't this story hitting major film news blogs so hopefully it won't become too huge of a story. But I agree that they had so many people working on this film who are familiar with boxing that I can't imagine they'd make such a big mistake.

Anonymous said...

John Wick started with 9,2 on IMDB, now it is 7,2, so will see how about SP, but e.g. NC didn't fall that much. I can't wait for Metacritics rather than IMDB rating SV.

Ann said...

I'm curious to see the Metacritic score as well.

I wonder when the embargo will lift.

FP said...

Luv twitter people sometime

Jake Gyllenhaal and Cillian Murphy should make a movie together called "We're Pretty but Absolutely Terrifying"

LOL!

and

nick grimshaw @grimmers
i saw Southpaw today as Jake Gyllenhaal is on the show this week and it was SO intense i still feel emo. me and @Alicelevine were a MESS

he is a super super famous radio host in UK, also one of Harry Style from 1 Direction best friend

Spread the word with Harry Nick! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Definitely just saw Jake Gyllenhaal in the Barcelona airport
Maybe he is there for the 'Everest' premiere at CineEurope on the 23rd of June?
Tina

FP said...

HR review
not bad at all

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/southpaw-film-review-802734

Anonymous said...

Next week Jake will be back in NY, rehearsals for the musical start Monday 22, acc. to Taram Killam. He talks Little Shop and Jake’s abs in Southpaw poster here http://4.nbcny.com/0rJLxRg


Today somebody spotted Jake on Eurostar, a fast train connecting Paris and London
Colin Day ‏@ColinKDay
I agree wholeheartedly, my news at spotting Jake Gyllenhaal on Eurostar was more newsworthy than this.


Tomorrow Jake will be in UK acc. to Susan Griffin, Film and TV Editor at Press Association
Susan Griffin ‏@Susan_Griffin
Just seen Jake Gyllenhaal in action ahead of tmrw's interview. An emotional ride for a Tuesday morning #Southpaw


As usual he will go to Nick Grimshaw’s radio show
nick grimshaw ‏@grimmers
i saw Southpaw today as Jake Gyllenhaal is on the show this week and it was SO intense i still feel emo. me and @Alicelevine were a MESS.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea what stance Jake is doing wrong or why Antoine didn't catch but I would say the trainer will be the one taking the heat from avid boxing fans. At lease Jake's daughter isn't plastic.

Ann said...

At lease Jake's daughter isn't plastic.

LOL I didn't see that movie but that was terrible!

When they ran the trailer during the boxing match there wasn't any comment on social media that I saw that critiqued his stance or how he was throwing punches.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Fox Search Light is holding off on Demolition until it sees how SP is received. I think if SP does really well at the box office, Demolition might be delayed or maybe not.

I hope the reviews are not too brutal on Southpaw and turn off movie goers or newly cemented Jake fans, I really hope it does well at the box office. I hope the so call cliché story draws in movie goers because cliché stories do well (like them o not). Jake deserves both box office and critical success.

Anonymous said...

Neither Jake, Fuqua or the trainer have anything to do with the promo posters. It’s the job of the marketing people, they flipped the photo on the poster.


“Gyllenhaal gives this conventional story a shot of excitement. Southpaw sticks to tried-and-tested genre rules, yet an edgy cast — led by formidable leading man Jake Gyllenhaal — keeps the story in sharp focus. Here Gyllenhaal gets the makeover as a bloodied, battered but magnetic prize-fighter. An award-worthy Gyllenhaal is the main attraction.” - HR review


“The muscled-up actor makes good on Harvey Weinstein’s awards talk for the boxing movie.
In the South of France, the exec talked about how Gyllenhaal deserved an Oscar nomination last year for “Nightcrawler,” and suggested that his company would be working hard to put the actor on the Academy’s slate this year. And he’d be smart to do so, because a fierce Gyllenhaal is indeed the biggest draw, and the likeliest awards contender, in “Southpaw.”
The actor, who starved himself into a skeletal look for last year’s “Nightcrawler,” beefed up and muscled up significantly for “Southpaw,” to the point where he’s believable as a light heavyweight boxer.
It’s the kind of physical transformation beloved by voters, coupled with a ferocious but haunted performance as a fighter who wrecks his life and struggles to get it back. He’s brutal in the ring and fragile out of it, a potent combination in itself.
Yes, we’ve seen this before, and no doubt we’ll see it again. But even when his punches are being telegraphed, Gyllenhall still hits hard enough to warrant the awards talk.” - The Wrap review by Steve Pond, awards editor

Anonymous said...


Stephen Applebaum ‏@grubstreetsteve Member of the London Film Critics' Circle

Jake Gyllenhaal's raw and tender-tough perf in Southpaw should make him a player in next year's Oscar race #Southpaw #JakeGyllenhaal

Fighting Irish said...

"Neither Jake, Fuqua or the trainer have anything to do with the promo posters. It’s the job of the marketing people, they flipped the photo on the poster."

Interesting I didn't know it was the poster that was the issue, I thought it was the fight scenes themselves. Maybe poster was turned that way for fans to interact. It just doesn't or shouldn't matter if its just the poster. I don't see the big deal, it's not a story about boxing or how to box.

Anonymous said...

What fight scenes? The bitching people didn't see the movie. They're criticizing or mocking the stance in the stand-in poster. A few wiseass talk about the boxing in the trailer too, but all we see are split seconds of punches not complete scenes. They're talking out of their asses, until yesterday nobody, no reporter or boxing specialist had any complains about the boxing scenes in the trailer. Not even about the poster, for that matter. The minute a reddit user adressed the stance in the photo, they all jumped on the bandwagon.

Southpaw said...

It's not a stretch of imagination that maybe the new trainer teaches Billy how to fight orthodox, how to be a better fighter and a better man by stop being a southpaw in the ring and in life. Maybe we'll see Billy box southpaw in the first scene of the movie and orthodox for the last fight. Maybe with a little imagination twitter people will stop being A-holes who live to vent on the internet. Maybe we should care more about the reviews, great for Jake as expected, than nitpicking the boxing style.

UltraViolet said...

Since none of us knows boxing well enough, we can't really say if it's bullshit or not. Until we hear an explanation from the filmmakers, it's all just speculation. The fact that they haven't offered an explanation is odd, to me. I just saw a tweet suggesting that the title is more metaphorical than literal. But I think that would be weird.

I don't care - it won't alter my enjoyment of the film at all. But if it's a mistake, it's embarrassing, no two ways about it.

Those reviews are good - better than I expected for the movie overall. So happy to hear the kudos for Jake's performance. Hope that continues.

Another great ad during the NBA finals. Love how it and this spot end with a punch. Couple of nice new bits in there.

Taran Killam was on a local NYC channel discussing Little Shop. He goes on and on about Jake's abs and Southpaw. It's pretty funny.

He says rehearsals start on Monday.

Piruleta said...

I'm scared for the reviews but the early reactions have been good so far.

I don't care if the story is not original or cliché while is well executed. There's a lot of good movies with basic scripts that have worked well. Whiplash for example, its story is generic and predictable but everything else is simple perfect. The same can be said for Prisoners, the script is the weakest part of the movie (IMO) but the direction, the photography and the acting is so on point that it doesn't matter. So I just wish that Southpaw is well done and acted.

As for the boxing experts I guess they are the same that emerged during the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight, those who doesn't care about boxing the rest of the year. I agree that the responsibility for the poster is for the marketing people, but I don't think the picture is actually flipped, if you look at what can be seen of his tattoos.

Anonymous said...

Well I for one have decided not to look at rotten tomatoes on this one ( I don't think it will grade higher than 60). Critics on rotten tomatoes do not have a lot of influence on box office as anyone can be a critic on the internet. I just hope fans love this film and that it does really well financially. I always hoped that Southpaw would be a breakthrough for Jake at the box office (not modestly successful).

I think Demolition is still Jake's chance at an Oscar nomination and hopefully a win. I just wished Harvey W would have kept his mouth shut about SP and Oscar. I think it could take away from Jake's chances with Demolition and once again put Jake as a dark horse for another year.

Ann said...

Maybe I don't read enough reviews but I can't believe people are paid to write these. I could barely make it through The Hollywood Reporter review.

I wish they could leave out the awards hype but I guess Harvey Weinstein is to blame for that for putting it out there at Cannes.

I'm glad to see Jake getting praise for his performance. I hope that continues.

Monica said...

Variety and Screen Daily are rotten at the Rotten Tomatoes. :/ But at least Jake is being praised.
Variety's review is on point about "revenge"!

I hate this talk about Oscar. One of the things I loved about Nightcrawler is that people started talking about it after seeing the film, not before.

New Spot tv

I read somewhere that Nocturnal Animals will be shot in LA.

Ann said...

I agree about the Oscar talk Monica. Unfortunately I think the same thing will happen when Demolition is released.

UltraViolet said...

I linked that spot above :)

That Variety review is not good. Definitely damning Jake with faint praise. And focusing on HW's Oscar talk. Hopefully the Wrap will go in as an official review and a positive one. Not sure how many more reviews will come out before next month.

Jake in London yesterday.

bobbyanna said...

"I hate this talk about Oscar. One of the things I loved about Nightcrawler is that people started talking about it after seeing the film, not before."

Oh, monica! I agree. Makes me very nervous. It's unseemly,IMO. It's such a long journey from this point to a nomination. A lot can happen in the meantime. Several years ago, I think I read that Harvey alienated so many people during an Oscar campaign, that several movie industry people got together to successfully derail his plans.

I'm kind of expecting Southpaw to get some mixed reviews, but the raves for Jake are very encouraging. It wouldn't be the first time we see a brilliant acting performance in a mediocre movie. Although I think Southpaw will be much better than mediocre. : )

UltraViolet said...

Jake on junket.

LOL.

And Jake supporting local farm movement.

bobbyanna said...

Looks like Jake got a hair cut...sort of. : ) He looks great! Thanks, UV.

Piruleta said...

Variety and Screen International didn't like Nightcrawler either…

Monica said...

It wouldn't be the first time we see a brilliant acting performance in a mediocre movie.

It's a waste of talent IMO. He put a lot for this role ...
He needs to start working with good / great directors.

UltraViolet said...

He can only work with directs that want to work with him, Monica. I'm sure jake isn't turning down Scorcese roles.

I don't think we can say it's a waste without even seeing the movie. Maybe Jake got something out of it that no one else was going to give him.

Ann said...

There's only been, what, 4 reviews? I'm not stressing them. No one has bashed Jake yet which to me is a good thing. I always try to focus on the fact that regardless of awards, ratings, reviews, etc I'm just glad to see Jake's performance in a film because he's always outstanding no matter what the material is. And I agree with UV that I doubt he's turning down huge films with more impressive directors.

Monica said...

Maybe Jake got something out of it that no one else was going to give him.

You're right. I hope.

BlueJean said...

"He needs to start working with good / great directors."

You're saying the directors he has worked with are mediocre? I think he's doing quite well. If he hadn't worked with Denis Villeneuve, we wouldn't have had the wonderful, wonderful 'Enemy'. Jake is prepared to take risks, and so are his directors. Well, most of them ;)

I hope 'Southpaw' won't be too "ordinairy", like a lot of boxing movies. For me, Jake's performance is the only thing I'm interested in, since I don't care for boxing in general. Jake will be spectacular, I'm sure - and I'm not even thinking "Oscars" yet - it's far too soon.

BlueJean said...

The only thing I'm really pissed off about is that the 'Southpaw' reviews have so many spoilers. There won't be any surprises left to enjoy :(

UltraViolet said...

Ugh - I've skimmed to try to avoid spoilers. Are there even more than in the trailers? That's annoying.

I think the Variety review is close to a slam on Jake. That last line - that Eminem might have done better - is pretty bad. Hoping the non-trade critics are a little less influenced by Harvey-hatred. I do think that bias tainted the review, but it is still ominous.

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As we were talking about @SouthpawMovie - on spur of moment, I decided to 'fist bump' Jake Gyllenhaal - let's just say I'm not a natural.


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Monica said...

You're saying the directors he has worked with are mediocre?

No, I love Dennis. He's the best director with whom Jake worked in recent years. I do not like Fuqua, and they will work together again.

That last line - that Eminem might have done better - is pretty bad.

Yikes, I lost it. It's okay if he's upset with the Oscar thing, but damn this is nonsense.

bobbyanna said...

As far as I can recall, Variety always has rotten moviee reviews in general. I rarely ever agree with them. I'd worry if I did. THR sounds like it was positive. You know, sometimes when areviewer is sarcastic and slams an actor, it has the opposite effect of what they intended. That reviewer marginalized himself, IMO. Also, if he's writing for an industry publication, a lot of industry people know the blood sweat and tears that goes into something that is so casually dismissed. It doesn't reflect well on the reviewer. If he's trying to "break away from the pack" he might find that he's marginalized himself, and no one cares about his opinion.

Anonymous said...

Whether you like Fuqua or not, he has some sort of a status in Hollywood. I believe Denzel Washington can pick any director as he wants but he is also going to work with Fuqua again. That says something.

The directors Jake worked with recently might not be flat out A-list and appeal to audience or award bodies immediately but they are interesting and most importantly give Jake great opportunity and even some sort of say in how to create a character which Jake loves to do a lot but which I doubt you can do that with the more established directors.

Besides, Jake has worked with many A-list directors when he was younger but the end products were not always great either.

I also doubt he has turned down great projects with great directors. Most of the time you have to take what is offered to you.

I just think he knows what he is doing.

Ann said...

The directors Jake worked with recently might not be flat out A-list and appeal to audience or award bodies immediately but they are interesting and most importantly give Jake great opportunity and even some sort of say in how to create a character which Jake loves to do a lot but which I doubt you can do that with the more established directors.

This is an excellent point :)

Monica said...

Besides, Jake has worked with many A-list directors when he was younger but the end products were not always great either.

I disagree. With Ang Lee, he gave one of the best performances of his career. The same with Sam Mendes on Jarhead.
Zodiac is the only one he wasn't that great, but it wasn't a disaster. Still, it's one of the best films of Jake and Fincher career.

Anonymous said...

But I bet Jake felt much much happier working with Dan Gilroy for Nightcrawler than working with David Fincher or Ang Lee etc despite the fact that the latter two are so much better directors than Dan. I think he felt more fulfilled by actually creating a character by himself, with his own fingerprint all over it than just being used as some sort of a tool by his directors.

Anonymous said...

SP script was always considered as cliché from the very beginning. According the previous review from people seeing SP in Cannes there was stated it is the direction which keeps movie in good shape apart form JG performance, so together with an acting from Jake and Whitaker it is obvious they talk about awards. Some movies are considered as award worthy even before their release. Revenant is in award talks too and there is not even trailer out. What is difficult to predict is the top five, but Jake will be in talks in any case. I can understand no one wants to be disappointed, me neither, but if it's not Jake, it would be other actor. What I mind HW is talking about revenge. This is not appropriate and it may upset some Academy members. No matter how they decided previously, it's their decision and should be respected, even if people, me included, disagree. They are 1 600 members and it is already respectable number.

SP is giving the space for actor's awards, maybe cinematography and direction. I don't mind they talk about it. Mission Impossible is not mentioned in this context for example. Usually they are right about awards even if I would wait for wide release as well, because last year Unbroken wasn't Oscar worthy, but they predicted it in advance, even I don't know why, if there was such an unexperienced director.

Honestly for me the Demolition is just annoying fly in this awards context and I would move it to March. It won't be interesting for awards IMHO. There are much more interesting movies and performances expected. Everest doesn't hurt, but there is still some chance he may split himself out with two leading movies. I still feel the SP is the right movie for him as for BO as for awards. SV

Anonymous said...

Still, it's one of the best films of Jake and Fincher career."

I never understood this, everybody says that, but for me it was the most boring Fincher's movie. SV

Monica said...

much happier working with

The point is not who he was happier or not. He gave great performances with such A-listers directors as well.

SV, for the Oscar, Southpaw need to receive better comments and be a hit. So far, only Jake has a chance.

Anonymous said...

Maybe no A-list directors want to work with Jake these days. So it is not up to him choosing. Who knows?

Anonymous said...

"That last line - that Eminem might have done better - is pretty bad'


I read that and thought he meant the music not the performance. Wasn't there a sentence about the music score and a name and the way he place the sentence made it seem as if it meant E could have done better as Billy.


"Honestly for me the Demolition is just annoying fly in this awards context "

I think Demolition is sort of like Nightcrawler, nearly off everyone's radar now could be good.

Anonymous said...

I am wondering if the We Feed The Plane support video is shoot from Jake's home in NY :-). SV

Piruleta said...

Honestly for me the Demolition is just annoying fly in this awards context

Why?

BlueJean said...

I just think he knows what he is doing.

I think so too. We mustn't forget that Jake was pretty young when he worked with some of his A-list directors. Even in his recent Esquire interview, he said: “I took things because they were jobs. I mean, people are paying you money, you’re 26, are you kidding?”
Don't know if he's talking about 'Rendition', PoP or maybe even 'Brothers', but he has always said he was in awe of Ang Lee and David Fincher. I think he still has a lot of respect for Ang Lee. Not too sure about Fincher ;)

I think that, at this point in his career, Jake is confident enough to work with people he trusts and admires, rather than the "biggest names". People who'll give him freedom and support, and in return he'll give them his all. I think that's a wonderful thing and it usually shows in his performances.


"I love Dennis. He's the best director with whom Jake worked in recent years."

I agree, Monica!

BlueJean said...

"Maybe no A-list directors want to work with Jake these days."

You think that? Why? Does Jake have a bad reputation? I can't recall I've ever read anything like that.

Anonymous said...

Piruleta I just see it as light comedy with maybe drama components, if there is not SP OK, but if there will be re-directed attention into two movies he has no chance at all, I know it is too soon, but I'd rather focus on one movie and SP is stronger. According some hints Demolition is the worst from 3 last Valee's movies (DBC, Wild) and Naomi is mediocre in it. I don't see it as strong enough movie. As someone says above it is like NC, but look what happened with it, moreover NC was extremely and rarely original. If performance in the movie is excellent, it's not bad to have HW behind, even if I am not fan of any shameless campaign, but sometimes there is not other way especially if award is worthy and deserved. From Rocky via Raging Bull, Cinderella Man, Alli, Hurricane, Fighter, Wrestler - all of them were priced somehow, Demolition is easier to overshadow by other movies, not that SP, but I say my POV, it may be different. But all the physical transformation in combination with tough fighter vs emotional part is more attractive. SV

Anonymous said...

Southpaw just make lots of money- that is what Jake needs the most. I heard mostly positive things about Demolition but I don't think I can go on couple of preview commentaries that really liked it or disregard it because others didn't like it.

The only Southpaw will be awards worthy is if it's a strong money maker for months and with the lack of buzz behind SouthPaw I fear that will not happen.

UltraViolet said...

Guys, I understand the impulse but we have no idea what will be nominated for Oscars next year. There are four reviews of Southpaw. Hardly anyone has seen it or Demolition. This is all really baseless speculation. I don't want to spend the summer weighing Jake's Oscar chances based on mis/dis/no information from AwardWatch. I'm not saying don't talk about it but let's not analyze it at this level when no one knows what s/he is talking about.

I hate to take the fun out of all of this more than a month before the movie even comes out.

Jake on BBC 1 tomorrow:

nick grimshaw @grimmers
Don't forget we have Jake Gyllenhall & Royal Blood on in the morning! See you from 6.30am x


Anonymous said...

Don't forget the most important performance from Jake coming up, I cannot wait for it. I will not be there-the one year I do not go to NYC in July. Jake's singing debut..........yippee. I hope this bodes well for future musicals on Broadway, we all know Jake is a huge fan of rap. Now only if he good get a part in the Hamilton hip hop musical on Broadway, LOL. Just kidding.

UltraViolet said...

Also, re: the Variety review's last line. It's definitely not about the score:

James Horner’s synth score adds to the film’s brooding tenor, while the soundtrack was produced by Eminem, who was once floated as a possibility to play Billy Hope, and who might well have done more with the role — which is to say, less.

UltraViolet said...

I did post a video from Taran K talking about the role and also posted lots of photos of Jake from the Southpaw press junket. I don't want to discourage conversation but it's dispiriting to have it all be about whether Jake is going to get an Oscar nomination.

Ann said...

It's the easy to say Eminem would've been better as the expectations for him wouldn't have been as high.

UltraViolet said...

I agree, Ann. I was just pointing the line out because I think the Variety reporter didn't really give jake a good review. He seemed to dislike Jake's performance more than he liked it. The other three reviews do all praise Jake. And, it is only four reviews overall. Not a great start. But I hope the film is a hit, and the reviews won't matter.

Anonymous said...

Discussion is quite refreshing for me, it doesn't offend anyone. Not sure how the rest, but I don't read Awards Watch since January, they are not my cup of tea anymore after the last year. SV

Monica said...

Anon 5:27, I saw the movie last week, ahhh, I want to at least hear Jake singing, please

BlueJean said...

"I hate to take the fun out of all of this more than a month before the movie even comes out."

Agreed. Let's just wait and see, shall we? It'll be three months for me, even. Three months... aaaaaargh! ;)

Anonymous said...

I don't know why. But the fact is that Jake didn't work with any A-list directors last 5 years or so and I doubt it's himself turning these auteurs down all the time so there must be some other reasons, no?

Piruleta said...

I don't mind the Oscar talk but is too early and I don't think is refreshing, SV, in fact is stressing me out LOL! I don't think it's fair to judge a movie on whatever will be good or not, just because of its Oscar chances. I don't think Southpaw was meant to be an Oscar contender and I was sure HW words would do more harm than good, because the critics are going to see and judge this film in a pretty different way. We already have the proof in some of those reviews.

I asked about Demolition because it surprises me that you want to see it delayed just because, again, the Oscars. At this moment I just want to see these films and wish they do well, whether they will earn awards or not.

That said, can't wait to see all those interviews especially the Graham Norton show.

PS.: UV (and everyone else) thanks for all the updates, always forget to tell.

bobbyanna said...

This is a happy time for Jake's fans! There are three interesting movies coming out for Jake. All of these movies are generating positive buzz for his work. It's an exciting time. I'm going to ignore HW generated chatter. I hate that Harvey has framed the discussions about SP, so that the media focus is on an awards season, which is at least 6 months away. That's just silly. I intend to ignore Harvey and the "Awards Season tribe" of journalists who are just passing time trying to generate controversy, & traffic to their websites during a slow period.

With the exception of Jurassic Park, My impression is the Summer Box office seems slow in general. I'm not looking for any miracles with SP. There are tracking polls that predict how a movie will perform, and I think at this point, SP will probably do OK, but not spectacular. I'm not worried about it. Curtis Jackson has a following out here too, and that will generate more interest in the movie.

When it comes to directors, Jake seems to work with the directors that are saying something unique to him, and that he can collaborate with.

I agree with what Anon said:
"I think he felt more fulfilled by actually creating a character by himself, with his own fingerprint all over it than just being used as some sort of a tool by his directors."

I thought Dan Gilroy's direction in Nightcrawler was excellent. I hope Jake and Dan work together again. In fact, my personal wish list us for Jake to some day work with Duncan Jones again because SC showcased some fantastic acting (in the pod scenes especially.)

My only frustration with Jake is that I wish his movies had bigger budgets. : ) But this is a great time and I'm looking forward to the interviews, and the TV appearances!

BlueJean said...

Ah yes, Source Code! Must re-watch that. Soon! :)

bobbyanna said...

Another thought on critics: A critic may dismiss SP by saying this story is predictable, cliche', manipulative, etc. but they aren't saying anything. It doesn't really matter if a story is a cliche'. If it manipulates the viewers' emotions and gets them to react, well, isn't that the whole point? LOL! What really matters, just my opinion, is if the movie is well made, and the audiences can understand and respond to it. It has to work. From the audience reactions I've seen on Twitter SP works.

Ann said...

Well said Bobbyanna. It is indeed a good time for fans :)

One thing I've noticed with Jake's films is they seem to generate buzz and praise past the time they're in theaters. Currently, I see people on social media praising End of Watch, Prisoners, Zodiac, and Nightcrawler. While that's not necessarily good for box office numbers, I think it is a good thing in the long run because it shows that his films and work hold up well over time instead of just during initial hype and box office runs.

UltraViolet said...

Photo booth with Nick Grimshaw
Ok so we've got our new favourite, all hail Jake Gyllenhaal

Some other fun tweets:

I would give anything to meet Jake Gyllenhaal, not only is he an outstanding actor but he seems like a really nice guy

@R1Breakfast @grimmers How awesome is Jake Gyllenhall? I wanna go out for beers with him

What a way to start the day with a bit of Jake Gyllenhaal on @R1Breakfast he is soooooo yum!!

Well I could listen to Jake Gyllenhaal on @R1Breakfast forever

Waking up to Jake Gyllenhaal's voice on the radio is the best way to wake up

After listening to radio 1 breakfast show, I'm definitely in love with Jake Gyllenhaal 😍

using my meeting in London as an excuse to go and hunt down Jake Gyllenhaal for the rest of the day

BBC Radio1 Breakfast ‏@R1Breakfast
Ok, we're all still in Jake Gyllenhaal panic. Not sure how to move on from this. We're off watch every film he's ever been in. Byeeee ✌️


You can read more at this hashtag.

BBC Who's in Today ‏@BBCWiT 14m14 minutes ago
Pulses were racing: Jake Gyllenhaal here to meet @grimmers, @wittertainment 💚💙💛 @SouthpawMovie http://bbc.in/1EpVDSz

UltraViolet said...

And here is the actual interview.

bobbyanna said...

Yesss! Thanks, Ann, I agree. And you can go back even further:October Sky is regularly shown in schools, and students love to tweet about it. Donnie Darko resonates with people from 16 to 40- something. (My young cousin thought I was so cool because I knew about that movie! He was 19 and I was...older. ; ) When I asked if he'd heard of it, his eyes lit up and he got excited, loves the movie.) One thing I really enjoy is how new fans discover Jake's movies. For example, Rendition didn't get much love when it came out, but people respond to it differently now.

Anonymous said...

I agree with everything bobbyanna said. And I want to add that I think people need to be more relaxed with this award talk. Not every movie is meant to be an Oscar player, you know. And a movie not appealing to Oscar doesn't necessarily mean that movie is not quality because as we all know Oscar doesn't really measure its movies by quality only. In fact I find a lot of Oscar movies very boring and forgettable while a lot of movies that won nothing great to watch. Oscar is great and all but I doubt Jake really has award in mind when choosing and making his projects. I think he just wants to work and make good movies. I like that from him than other actors obsessed with Oscar bait but boring movies. Movies like End of Watch and Enemy are not Oscar movies from the very start but they are great important notes in Jake's resume anyway and I bet those movies mean to him as much as a movie like Brokeback Mountain who did win him something.

UltraViolet said...

That video doesn't show the whole interview. Here's the link to the broadcast.

The Chris Evans show, where Jake was going after Nick Grimshaw. Didn't see any tweets from that one, so I don't know if he was on or if they will be playing it later.

Good points about the longevity of Jake's work. Most of his films have gained greater appreciation as time has gone on. That is a pretty good testament to his work.

Glad we're all on board with the no-stress train. Let's enjoy Southpaw for the movie it is and for Jake's performance, if we can. Speaking of which, some new photos.

Man, the spitting blood one is graphic.

Anonymous said...

"in fact is stressing me out LOL! I don't think it's fair to judge a movie on whatever will be good or not, just because of its Oscar chances"

Piruleta I am stressed from much worse things. No one is judging movie based on Oscar chances here, I will watch the movie, if it is Oscar worthy or not, but many people do otherwise. And there is a connection between future career and those awards. As I underlined before, it was my POV. If I tell you that twitter posts stress me, will you stop to post them? Probably not. I don't see anything wrong with such a discussions. But it is not life important and in no way I want to stress you or someone else. I care about this more than fan pictures, that’s true, but we share at least the same that we want to see great movies with Jake and I see this is the way. Nothing has to be personal though, I would rather pick better words before blaming someone from taking other opinions and posting it here as own ones, so to speak, this hurts.

I talked about Demolition just because 3 movies are too much in 3 months + yes, it harms. Talking about good directors working with Jake, there is half and half. Majority of them pick Oscar winners obviously, on the other hand Jake seems fully ok with directors working with before, that's why he decided to work with Fuqua again, because he doesn't follow so called experts’s reviews that he is not a good director, Washington worked with him even more. So Jake is going his own way, but at the same time I think those top ones will come later when more people recognize his work via awards, this works, thousands people know his work today thanks to NC Oscar buzz. That's all. But well let's talk about something else. The most important is to have just happy day and enjoy the real life, I have no problem to talk about something else. SV

Anonymous said...

Here's a video from BBC interview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USzpP8sHTIc

SV

BlueJean said...

Cool! Thanks, SV!

Ann said...

Thanks for the Nick Grimshaw links, UV. I'm listening at work, probably not the smartest idea since I keep laughing. I love that he asked Jake about the moon, Lol.

UltraViolet said...

Thanks, SV. That's the video posted above. It doesn't show the whole interview, unfortunately.

More tweets:

Ben Jammin ‏@BenFrankIV
Senior Staff Writer @theSTASHED | Former Online Editor @TheSource | Hip-Hop Enthusiast | Movie Aficionado
Wow - I can't say much, but Southpaw is phenomenal. Holy shit.
Gyllenhaal, Fuqua, and Sutter made something really special with Southpaw.

Lauren Laverne
Broadcaster, co-founder of @thepooluk
IN NO WAY DISTRACTED BY THE FACT THAT JAKE GYLLENHAAL HAS JUST WALKED INTO THE STUDIO NEXT DOOR.

@laurenlaverne I think my clitoris just skipped a beat...

Letting Jake Gyllenhaal pass me on the stairs to then realise who he was and never asked for a photo!! Gutted! Ruined my day!!

Julie Shepherd
Contains mild slapstick and comic threat. Radio 1 & 1Xtra Massive. These are my views and not those of the BBC.
Jake Gyllenhall = beauty overload. Too early for this tbh

Jessica Munday ‏@jessmunday1
Oh. My.God. I am in the same building as Jake Gyllenhaal..! Excuse me while I quietly freak out at my desk.

UltraViolet said...

I haven't gotten to listen to the whole thing, Ann. I wondered if anyone would ask him about that. What was Jake's defense? LOL.

Anonymous said...

Jake Gyllenhaal Southpaw Grimmy BBC Radio 1 2015 interview

#video

bobbyanna said...

LOL! UV, you can catch it at about the 2:13 point in the radio broadcast link. Actually when Jake explains it it all sounds perfectly reasonable.... (!!!!) LOL!

Also, I loved what he said about Curtis. Sounds like they really got along well!

BlueJean said...

:) I missed that moon bit. Must listen again. Thanks for all the links, guys! ;)

Ann said...

First he said that he feels with journalism it's easier to destroy than to create. (I agree with him)

Then he went on to explain that what he really said was that if a certain percentage of our body is made of water and the ocean is affected by the moon, why wouldn't we be affected by it in some way as well. And it was a very quick comment that he made during an interview that got blown out of proportion. He laughed it off and handled it well I thought.

I'm glad he was asked about it, I was hoping someone would do it, Lol.

Anonymous said...

I thought link above is audio only. I must listen to whole interview too. But one thing is interesting there, which relates to Variety bad review. Variety says something in sense that Fuqua and SP cinematographer didn't bother to shoot the boxing fights properly with some shadows and lights like in Raging Bull or Fighter. But Jake is saying there now, that Fuqua's intention was to have those fights straight forward like you watch HBO or real fights in the ring. I am glad Jake mentioned it as well, because I think it was stated in some previous interviews as well. Raging Bull is moreover black & white movie, it's a bit different. SV

UltraViolet said...

I posted the video at 10:38, but all of the three links with the video show only part of the interview. That's why I posted the link to the audio.

Thanks for the moon "explanation." I was hoping he could laugh it off.

SV, the AW poster who saw the movie in Cannes really complimented the fight scene photography, so I did dismiss that Variety criticism. Another writer I like linked the Variety review, complimenting the writing. But to me, the writer seemed to be purposefully showing off in the same way he accused Jake of performing in the move.

A photographer posted this for TBT:

#tbt #JakeGyllenhaal portrait that I shot many a moon ago in #London I watch almost every film he's in, mostly because he was such an up-for-it, funny, friendly chap. Give him an Oscar, someone! #actor #Hollywood #men #celebrity #portrait

Piruleta said...

SV, sorry if my comment made you feel bad, it was not my intention. I guess others made the point better than me. No harm intended.

Thanks for all the links.

Anonymous said...

Yes, UV, I remember that another poster, I forgot the name, the one who has his own blog maybe you mean the same one, that fighting scenes are brilliant. I also dismiss criticism of Jake's acting, that he is mumbling and is not convincing. They complained about mumbling even in Heath Ledger's case in BBM and finally it is one of the best performances, I remember Daniel Days Lewis complimented Heath in one acceptance speech and it means more for me once DDL is Mr. Actor. The last teaser of SP shows more from Jake's acting and at least according this it looks performances are the strongest part. So maybe Variety guy had really bad day or dislike Jake. SV

UltraViolet said...

The Variety Nightcrawler review was similarly dismissive of Jake. Different writer, though.

Apparently, Jake popped on to Arnold Schwarzenegger's snapchat:

Jake Gyllenhaal is one of my favs. He got on Arnold's snap and said "THERE IS NO BATHROOM"

LOL at the Arnold impression.

Ann said...

https://twitter.com/Schwarzenegger/status/611628844739637248

LOL Jake with Arnold Schwarzenegger on the Graham Norton show. This look like it'll be fun.

Ann said...

UV you beat me to it :)

UltraViolet said...

For once :)

Anonymous said...

What a coincidence, today I watched Terminator trailer by chance and I have noticed that there was a music from NC trailer - "I'd love to change the world". SV

Anonymous said...

Jake was really good on the Spike Guy Awards.

Ann said...

Jake was really funny and charming on the Spike Awards. I loved The Shining joke he made.

The montage they had of his films was excellent.

Monica said...

The Variety Nightcrawler review was similarly dismissive of Jake. Different writer, though.

I tried to find other reviews to see if he has anything against Jake, but I found nothing.

BTW, just saw it:

Guy Lodge
‏@GuyLodge
You might be tired of me saying what a great writer @JustinCChang is, but hopefully not of his writing. On SOUTHPAW: http://variety.com/2015/film/reviews/southpaw-review-jake-gyllenhaal-1201521347/ …

Ben Fowler ‏@ben1283 9h9 hours ago
@GuyLodge @JustinCChang Loved reading this, especially on Gyllenhaal's performance and, natch, any positive adjective attached to Rachel.

Guy Lodge ‏@GuyLodge 8h8 hours ago
@ben1283 @JustinCChang You two are the most dedicated McAdamites I know.

Justin Chang ‏@JustinCChang 8h8 hours ago
@GuyLodge @ben1283 She is quite reliably the best thing in a bad movie (except MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, where both are pretty awful).


Anonymous said...

Monica, that guy seems full of himself. If he was really a good writer he would actually write a novel instead of turning a review into a novel.

Ann said...

I listened to the Nick Grimshaw interview again and someone asked Jake if he had any regrets in the films he's made. He said no then went on to say that he finds others opinions on his films less interesting than the lessons he takes away from making them. Just thought that was an interesting comment given the conversations that have been going on since the SP reviews started coming out. Whether or not he really means that is only for him to know I guess. I would think as an actor at some point you have to just ignore critics.

BlueJean said...

"...he finds others opinions on his films less interesting than the lessons he takes away from making them."

Good for him! There's no way he, or any actor, can please everyone. Plus I think that an actor's experience during the making of a film is totally different than what we (the audience) get to see in the end.

UltraViolet said...

That's a very healthy way of looking at it. Good for Jake if he can keep that perspective.

The Guys Choice bit was short but pretty good. And Jake seems more comfortable on that Graham Norton couch.

New post with some new stuff.