Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Okja Okay




We don't know if Jake Gyllenhaal will be on the Croisette for the Friday premiere of Okja, but the film is already making its presence known in Cannes.



At Cannes, IMR International will be selling the rights to The Sisters Brothers, the Jaques Audiard movie Jake will be filming this summer.

The Sisters Brothers is scheduled to begin principal photography in Spain and Romania next month and is based on Patrick deWitt’s darkly comic novel about a pair of brothers who wreaked havoc during the California Gold Rush.

Phoenix and Reilly play the eponymous killers – one of whom enjoys his murderous lifestyle while the other longs for a quieter life.

Everything changes when they are assigned to track down a gold prospector, played by Gyllenhaal, working for their mysterious employer the Commodore.




Red carpet and other event photos to fill up the post :)

Noir et blanc:




Couleur:

















Video highlights:

Jake and the gang arriving for the photo call.

Press conference:



TV interview

Photocall:



Red carpet:





Post-screening reaction:



Jake and Tilda interviews:





Jake at Fandango press conference

Jake and others at the IRC/HFPA event

Jake presenting the big check

Jake leaving the party

Jake on a yacht

Jake in the background applauding after The Killing of a Sacred Deer screening

New character poster:

131 comments:

UltraViolet said...

The NY Times theater critics posted their Who Will/Should Win picks for the Tonys and gave Jake some love:

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

WILL WIN: Ben Platt, “Dear Evan Hansen”

SHOULD WIN: A tie! Ben Platt and Andy Karl (in “Groundhog Day”)

SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED: Jake Gyllenhaal, “Sunday in the Park With George”*


You can go here to vote for Jake/SITPWG. Normally, I'd say it's bad to vote if you haven't seen the shows, but they make you vote in all the categories, so everyone is probably voting on something they haven't seen.

Diana said...

I love those huge posters on buildings, they are quite a looker!

I think Jake might really go to Cannes, just a gut feeling. I could imagine that Netflix would want the whole cast of the two movies taking part in the competition to be there.

I am soooo tempted to vote for Jake/SITPWG since the voting opened but I don´t know any of the other shows and you have to fill in the whole form of course!
Decisions, decisions.... right now I would love to know the exact date for the release of the cast album.

BlueJean said...

Good to see a new post! Thanks UV! Hope you're OK! x

Hagen said...

I've noticed that there's no DVD of Netflix' "Beasts of No Nations". I guess "Okja" will only be available to Neflix subscribers.

Diana said...

Multiple newssites report that Jake will attend Cannes.

The official site of the festival has a timer on it that counts backwards, it ends at 7 p.m. CET. You can click on a button that says "web tv" and you can choose between "live", "channels" and "trailers" there.

http://www.festival-cannes.com/fr/festival/web-tv/live

Anonymous said...

In LA at the moment but hoping he flies out soon to Cannes.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUL04z1F9Xf/

likemonalisa said...

I watched the interview Anon 6pm mentioned. not so good. the host didn't prepare well. But Jake looks great, he seems very relax. i looooooove when he says how are u in mandarin.

Anonymous said...

Lookin' good

BlueJean said...

"I watched the interview Anon 6pm mentioned."

What interview? All I see is a photo. I need new glasses, for sure! ;)

Hagen said...

Deadline: ‘Okja’ Star Jake Gyllenhaal On Joy In Mimicry, Movies As Sandcastles And Carving Out His Unique Space As An Actor

I play a guy named Dr. Johnny. He’s a zoologist, and he had, at one time, a very popular animal show, and it has since been in decline. He was hired by the Mirando Corporation—which is Tilda Swinton’s company, her character is Lucy Mirando—to be the spokesperson and head of this contest that they have, where each continent has developed one of these creatures. They’ve been genetically altered, and a different farmer on each of these continents has been given one of these creatures to raise. I’m the face of the contest, and because I’m a zoologist, I pick the most perfect specimen who’s going to then be cloned. He’s insane. He’s mad. He has horrible style, but he’s a wonderful character.

Maura said...

That Deadline interview is great. He talks about working with Denis. Really enjoyed it!

Scott said...

Full trailer


https://thefilmstage.com/trailer/first-full-trailer-for-bong-joon-hos-okja-finds-an-animal-on-the-loose/

UltraViolet said...

Thanks, Scott. Good to see the full trailer. It is intriguing!

Loved the Deadline interview, too, Maura. I'm going to assume the reverse view of Jake's face was intended. Here's a little info from the photographer.

It seemed Jake would be attending, and thanks to this alert Facebooker, we know he's in France.

Diana, go ahead and vote! They are basically making people vote when they haven't seen things.

Hagen, I hope there will be Okja DVD features, even if there's no actual DVD.

Likemonalisa, do you know if there's a link to the interview? I wonder if China will embrace Life more than the rest of the globe. Would be nice if it bumped it up into profitable territory.

And BJ, I'm hanging in there :)

Maura said...

Lots of problems today at the Okja screening.

Love this tweet from Kyle Buchanan:
OKJA: Big pig and big ideas, but the performances are even bigger, topped by a Jake Gyllenhaal role so flamboyant it can be seen from space

I can't wait to see Jake go REALLY BIG!

Hagen said...

Festival de Cannes‏ @Festival_Cannes
#Photocall #Cannes2017 OKJA by BONG Joon Ho #Competition

Peter Bradshaw‏ @PeterBradshaw1
Bong Joon-ho's Okja is a wonderful family action-adventure in the spirit of Roald Dahl, Melissa Mathison and Dodie Smith #Cannes2017

Robbie Collin‏ @robbiereviews
Okja: every inch a Jon Ronson-penned film, and perhaps madcap to a fault, but the highs – mostly visual/kinetic – are dizzying. #Cannes70

Bilge Ebiri‏ @BilgeEbiri
OKJA contains the best and worst of Bong. Loved the 1st half, but his ability to balance wildly divergent tones eventually fails him here.

Alex Billington‏
Okja - Bong Joon-ho's anti-capitalist, anti-meat love letter to animals. Fun action, goofy characters, satire galore, captures your heart.

Alex Billington‏
Wowza. Never seen anything like Okja before, one-of-a-kind film. If this doesn't make you go vegetarian, I don't know what will.

david ehrlich‏ @davidehrlich
OKJA: like ET on crack. wild & wildly uneven, but always soulful. A+ cast, 1 legendary chase, everything you want AT the movies #Cannes2017

david ehrlich‏ @davidehrlich
There is *oodles* of room for improvement in OKJA. There are also more memorable characters here than in most entire summer movie seasons.

Gregory Ellwood‏ @TheGregoryE
As for the movie itself... Okja is masterful filmmaking. Moving, inventive, visionary. And funny too. See it on the big screen. #Cannes2017

Hagen said...

Variety: Netflix’s ‘Okja’ Redeems Itself With Cannes Critics After Tech Snafu

Hagen said...

The Wrap: ‘Okja’ Cannes Review: Netflix’s Giant Pig Movie Is Messy Good Fun

The members of ALF include a delightfully earnest Paul Dano – but their comic escapades, and even Swinton’s delicious scenery-chewing, are overshadowed by Jake Gyllenhaal’s insane performance as Dr. Johnny Wilcox, the host of an animal show with declining ratings. In short-shorts and bad hair, he plays Dr. Johnny as part Crocodile Hunter, part Richard Simmons (in his prime) – he’s way over the top, which is exactly where the famously exacting Bong wants him to be.

Diana said...

Jake answering the question how he prepared for his role:

"That´s just who I actually am. Right now.....behaving the way I am now I have spent a lot of time preparing for. I am trying to be as cool and calm and collected as I possibly can but normally I am like that, I dress like that and it´s what I prefer to be".

NEVER sip at a cup of coffee whilst watching an interview with Jake! I don´t have to renovate my kitchen now but it is THAT close!!

JAKE!!

I´m still laughing, I cannot even finish my coffee!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2GvPD5vOa8

likemonalisa said...

It's live streaming, so I don't have the full interview. But the stream media made a 3 min. cut. I'll try to upload it to u2 later

likemonalisa said...

hope it works.

https://youtu.be/lr1deITHhkM

Scott said...

Well the HW reporter did not like Jake's performance, they did not get it was supposed to over the top. HW is stuck in Nightcrawler land.

Ann said...

It wasn't just the HW Reporter. Most reviews I read didn't like Jake's performance. But I did see a few make the same criticism of Tilda Swinton as well that it was too over the top.

I'm really excited for Okja!

Scott said...

Have not read that many reviews because I can't find them. Sorry to hear that about Jake but I thought the whole point was to not like the character.

UltraViolet said...

Yeah, it seems like Jake's performance wasn't well received. I guess that's the risk when you go big. There were some people on twitter who liked Jake, along with many who didn't. I thought Tilda Swinton's Snowpiercer performance was over the top and cartoonish. Seems like the director encourages that sort of thing. It ill be interesting to see for ourselves!

Anonymous said...

Jake's performance and choices (high-pitched voice) are exactly what director Bong Joon-Ho asked from him. It was addressed at the presse conference:

Jake: "He said that's where his voice is"... "Bong acted it out for me, so that was purely Bong inspired."

Bong: "Sorry, Jake!"


If they don't like it, they should ask director Bong Joon-ho why he wanted Dr. Wilcox to be portrayed this way. But for any Bong connaisseur: all his movies have wild, bizzare and grotesque characters (Tilda Swinton in Snowpiercer). It's not a Bong movie without one such character.


Anne Thompson - Indiewire: Gyllenhaal asked Bong to give him a part in the movie he was concocting with Swinton, and plays television wild animal wrangler Dr. Johnny at a high pitch, as directed by Bong.

Steve Pond - The Wrap: The members of ALF include a delightfully earnest Paul Dano — but their comic escapades, and even Swinton’s delicious scenery-chewing, are overshadowed by Jake Gyllenhaal’s insane performance as Dr. Johnny Wilcox, the host of an animal show with declining ratings. In short-shorts and bad hair, he plays Dr. Johnny as part Crocodile Hunter, part Richard Simmons (in his prime) — he’s way over the top, which is exactly where the famously exacting Bong wants him to be.

Kyle Buchanan - NY Mag: At its core, Okja is about a little girl who goes on an incredible journey to reunite with the titular super-pig pet, but Bong Joon-ho has dressed up that simple story in flashy clothes and big ideas, embroidering his film with chase sequences and over-the-top performances. Swinton is a strenuous hoot as the businesswoman who kicks off the super-pig project, but it’s Jake Gyllenhaal who will have people talking: As a short-shorted TV show host who tangles with Okja a time or two, Gyllenhaal delivers a performance so flamboyant, you can see it from space. I can’t wait for the whiplash in his inevitable lifetime-achievement montages when Gyllenhaal’s sensitive, subtle work in Brokeback Mountain runs right up against a clip of him shrieking, “Half-wit degenerate fucktards!” from Okja.

bobbyanna said...

I haven't read too many reviews but the accounts I did read were mostly positive about Jake and Tilda. I know filmgoers were angry at first because of some technical gliches, and of course it was Netflix so there was some catcalling and booing, but once the movie began and things settled down people talked about the movie itself and like Jake's character. I guess I'll wait. I love Tilda & Jake so I can't imagine either of them giving a bad performance.

BlueJean said...

I must be the only one who isn't looking forward to 'Okja' - sorry *hides* I don't have Netflix, so I probably won't be able to watch it anyway.

Hagen said...

Variety: Annapurna Nabs Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal Western ‘Sister’s Brothers’

Anonymous said...

Jake Gyllenhaal throws serious shade at Trump's treatment of the environment

bobbyanna said...

Good for Jake. I'm glad he's speaking up about issues.

Sag Actor said...

Same here Bobbyanna! Looking forward to Okja, looks like a wild ride!!

I saw Life, thought it was just ok, not one of my favorite Jake films.

Anonymous said...

@aliciamalone
The lovely @melsil asked Jake Gyllenhaal about female directors, and his response made my eyes turn heart shaped. Bless #Cannes2017

@TomiLaffly 5m5 minutes ago
What was his response?

@melsil 10s10 seconds ago
I had to make eye contact with him so I am awaiting a transcript but it was feminist as fuck.

Diana said...

@melsil has posted the transcript on twitter, I can´t copy it, though. I would love to watch this press conference, I have read there were three so far. I have seen one.

Anonymous said...

Greta is with Jake at the festival. She's a lucky girl to get to do all this traveling with him.

Scott said...

This is so sad.....but funny too. He should get tips from Alicia.


http://mashable.com/2017/05/22/i-tried-to-make-friends-with-jake-gyllenhaal-cannes/#I6lQWygd5Oqq



UltraViolet said...

That was funny. I saw the guy's first post on twitter and was going he'd have his moment. Alicia Malone mentioned in one of her blogs that Jake said hello to her at the smaller Okja press conference.

I'm pleasantly surprised that they're has been more promotion for Okja. I figured it would be one day and then out. And Jake's hanging around for a few days was also a fun surprise. Especially happy to see him involved in helping the IRC.

I've updated the post with lots of photos and video, so enjoy. Hopefully you haven't seen all of them already!

UltraViolet said...

Also, thanks to the person who pointed out that Jake's OTT performance was at the director's lead. I've read more positive things about it on twitter, though the reaction was mostly negative. An interesting switch for Jake, who is often praised for delivering a great performance in a mediocre movie.

Not sure if people saw this article, where Jake and Bong talk about their relationship and the character.

"There are a plethora of these kinds of television hosts and the oddity of how they behave, which is speaking to children and getting a certain amount of attention from that, and being this broken child himself," Gyllenhaal said. "So I think he misunderstands how he talks to people because he's so used to getting attention from being like (in kids-show host voice) 'Hey!' It's sort of a performance on top of a performance all the time."

Recalling his direction to Gyllenhaal for a scene in which he wheezes heavily in a breathless high-pitch after climbing a mountain, Bong cringes a little. "Sorry, Jake," he says. But the director had his own ambition: to be part of the canon of wild, unrestrained Gyllenhaal performances.

"He's done so many wonderful works with many great directors. It's a huge spectrum. 'Nightcrawler' and 'Southpaw' and 'Enemies,'" Bong said. "And among these various and impressive roles that he performed in so many films, I wanted to create a Jake Gyllenhaal performance that was very impressive, but unique." ...

"Particularly Tilda's and my character allow for this ability of reality and fantasy to coexist," Gyllenhaal said. "That freedom you feel, you're safe in his hands. It's fun. It's not wracked with searching. It's just this crazy jumping off a massive cliff."


Of course, more important than all of this is the situation in Manchester. What a horror. I'm sorry for everyone who was there. Such a senseless act.

Real Sal said...

Morning all,

Horrible news about Manchester, my thoughts are with them. I felt a bit tense on the underground on my way into work.

Be safe out there :)

Sally

bobbyanna said...

My heart aches for all those who are affected. Sending lots of love to Manchester this morning.

Diana said...

I´m still in shock about the news from Manchester. I´ve been in the city so many times and I love being in England in general... it´s become a second home to me. It feels odd to carry on like nothing happened...

So Greta went to the screening of The Killing of the Sacred Deer with Jake. She can be seen standing and applauding next to Jake in the video you linked, UV, and they are talking, too. I love to see them together, friends or more, I don´t care. It´s great to see him with people he cares about.

The black/white shot of Jake and Lily looks gorgeous!

Chica said...

I will never understand the violence, my heart aches for all who are effected. Awful news.

Love all the pics and videos from Cannes, I didn't think Okja was going to do that much publicity there.

BlueJean said...

Manchester :( Shocked and sad. Will this ever end?

Good to see the 'Okja' updates, UV. Haven't seen or read much lately, so I'll be sure to check them all!

UltraViolet said...

It's a shame Jake didn't/couldn't go to the 70th Cannes reunion. Would have been fun to see him with all those fellow filmmakers.

IHJ has more Jake-on-a-yacht photos.

Scott said...

It was great that Jake was a lot more visible at this film festival but bless his heart he seemed so embarrassed at all the "Jake Jake" from the photographers.

Anonymous said...

Is he still in Cannes? Wonder if he'll stay till the end of the festival and then go straight to the Indy 500 (Sunday).

UltraViolet said...

I think Jake left Cannes a few days ago, because he didn't attend the 70th anniversary festivities. Someone on IG posted a photo of Jake at a restaurant in NY today - don't know if it's from today or what. <=It's kind od an odd photo.

Here's the Deadline piece in PDF format.

Real Sal said...

In that creeper shot, he looks like he's trying to kill someone with his eyes!

UltraViolet said...

I know!

Reminder that Jake and Jeff Bauman will wave the flag to start the Indianapolis 500 tomorrow. The race is on ABC; coverage begins at 11:00 but I don't think the race starts until after noon. (I saw 12:19 listed as the start time in one story.)

Thee is a red carpet from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. It doesn't seem to be on TV. We'll see if Jake makes it to the carpet.

From this photo, it looks like he's in Indy already.

Diana said...

From what I´ve seen on twitter and facebook (including Jake´s postings!) he and Jeff seem to have had a brilliant time!

There are some short interviews linked on twitter, I have found the most searching #indy500 and @ims

I am wondering whether Jake and the rest of the cast are doing more promotion for Okja, since it is a Netflix movie. What do you think? BTW, I can order Netflix via my cable tv provider. They have included it not too long ago. No watching on the computer screen then!! I would still love to see Okja on the big screen though, I hope to be in London on time.

Real Sal said...

Looks like this guy has already started posting pictures from 'The Sisters Brothers' set

https://www.instagram.com/asergarciarada/?hl=en

UltraViolet said...

Oh, nice find, Sal. I wonder when Jake will begin filming. I'm guessing the beard will stay for this project.

Diana, Jake did really seem to enjoy himself at the race. I had to laugh at this quote:

“It feels like people are actually enjoying themselves,” he told FTW. “At big events and ones I’ve been to – things in the entertainment business – it doesn’t always look like a whole lot of fun. I’ve been on other red carpets and people aren’t smiling as much, so it’s really nice to be here where people are enjoying themselves and having fun.”

So is Jake saying he doesn't smile on red carpets because no one else is? LOL.

Another story:

The bombing survivor was accompanied Sunday by actor Jake Gyllenhaal, who portrays Bauman in an upcoming film adaptation of "Stronger." The duo waved the green flag to begin the race.

Talking about the movie's script, Gyllenhaal said it "was funny, full of a lot of humor because (Jeff) is always full of a lot of humor."

"I loved it because it moved me so much, but it didn’t take itself too seriously.”

Asked about his relationship to speed, Gyllenhaal deadpanned, “Fastest I’ve been in a car was when I was trying to follow Jeff Bauman around Boston.”


We need a trailer soon!

IHJ Videos has all the interviews from yesterday. Cute video with a fan.

Jake also posted on his Facebook page, which is a rarity.

Diana said...

UV, I had to laugh about that part about people actually enjoying themselves at an event (for a change?), too!

I just cringed a little... there is a video with an interview with a guy in a red shirt, who introduces Jake as "Jake Gyllenthal". But I think the interviewer was there because of the race and not because of people working in the movie industry...

Jake should be with me in my car when I´m on my way to see my family...LOL. But I wouldn´t beat a race car, I have no death wish! An average speed of 110-120 mph is fast enough! I bet Jake didn´t mention his ride with Paul Newman because he didn´t want the press to warm that old story up again!

I think I´m going to be too late for Okja when I´m in London. I´m gonna be there from July 27th, the movie comes out June 23rd. I´m going to keep an eye on it, though, you never know...

Anonymous said...

Does he have a new stylist? I don't think Nina and Clare styled him.

Michelle said...

Nina was at Cannes with Kirsten. She has been posting an insane amount of pictures of her on the nina.clare Instagram. I'm sure she would've had time to style Jake, if he had wanted, but I'm guessing there is a conflict of interests there. Nina has always posted photos of Jake whenever she has styled him in the past, so I'm guessing they have parted company.

Anonymous said...

Purely speculating, I think it was a conflict of interests - from Kirsten Dunst side. Nina and her company have always styled Kiki, they're friends, she posts on IG dozens of pics from Kiki's home, Kiki's cats.
Nina styled Jake and posted pics until the end of 2016. Nothing from early 2017, coinciding with Kirsten's engagement ring and marriage announcement to her Fargo costar.

Anonymous said...

I honestly don't think Kirsten has anything to do with it. Nina worked with him for years after the break up, I don't think she would stop just because her friend got engaged. That's just weird and frankly kind of mean.
I just thought it wa weird they stoped working together, that's why I asked.

UltraViolet said...

I don't really think we have any idea what happened, if anything, so speculation seems pointless.

Just added the hilarious character poster for Jake in Okja. Diana, I hope it's still playing somewhere when you're in London. I hope it will screen in Boston, but I think it may be only in NY and LA.

And "Gyllenthal" is a new one for mispronunciations!

Diana said...

In case anyone wants to go, this is what I have found about the theatrical release in the UK and the US:

In the UK, cinema chain Curzon will screen the movie from June 23 with a ten-screen release.

In the US, it will be screened at the iPic New York and LA. I don´t know about dates, but now that we know the theatres it will be easier to find out.

I´m off to bed now. And "Gyllenthal" still hurts. Luckily my name is not that hard to remember or pronounce! But I have had people messing up my first name in so many ways, and Diana is not THAT hard to pronounce, is it!!?! Good night!

Scott said...

". And "Gyllenthal" still hurts"



I saw that interview, the interviewer seemed really nervous. I didn't hear a mispronunciation. Speaking of, I love how the Cannes announcer during the photo calls and red carpet always pronounce Gyllenhaal the correct Swedish pronunciation of Gillenhal.

UltraViolet said...

Posting a couple of encouraging Okja twitters - from a Jake perspective. There were so many negative ones, it's nice to see these:

Ethan Alter
Senior Writer with @YahooTV and @YahooMovies
LOVED Okja. Wild, funny and thrilling mixture of Old Yeller, Fast Food Nation & even a little Cloud Atlas. And a true global movie to boot.

Haven't seen Wonder Woman yet, but Mija is my pick for action heroine of the summer right now. Swinton, Dano and Gyllenhaal are aces, too.

Rebecca PahleVerified account
Assoc. Editor at @Film_Journal

Jake Gyllenhaal in Okja will change your life. He saw what Swinton did in Snowpiercer and said CHALLENGE FUCKING ACCEPTED/Jake Gyllenhaal in Okja is negaverse Steve Irwin mixed with Pee-wee Herman on crack./It makes Eddie Redmayne's performance in Jupiter Ascending look sedate.

EXCELLENT

Oh, he's having so much fun, it made me so happy

this is music to my ears.


Reading that back, it could sound awful, lol. But I think she/they meant it all as positive.

Sadly, I also saw this from a writer for The Wrap:

Nigel M. Smith‏Verified account @nigelmfs
OKJA boasts probably the only Jake Gyllenhaal performance I didn't enjoy - film is otherwise total delight. Thrilling, weird and sad.


I think that will be the overwhelming response, but it's still nice to see some happier tweets.

Diana said...

Scott, you´re right - the interviewer really seemed nervous! I wasn´t sure about the mispronunciation at first, but I watched it on our bigger computer screen again and thought I could tell by lip-reading. It doesn´t matter anyway! I actually thought his nervousness and obvious excitement was quite cute!

UV I´m not sure whether the negative responses to Jake´s performance are because he didn´t do a good job (which I don´t believe) or because his character is difficult to like. From what I´ve seen and heard so far it should make you cringe, and director Bong wanted Jake to play this character way over the top! At least I understood it that way!

I haven´t found any more interviews on Okja, everything posted still seems to be from interviews in Cannes.

Real Sal said...

Cute!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUy4VupgJci/

Anonymous said...

Apparently he's gonna be bald and have ginger beard in the sisters brothers

Scott said...

OMG Jake bald? Although the Jarhead and End of Watch look were good ones. I don't think he will need help with the red beard though. He looks that look often and well enough but this time he gets paid for it. I assume no styling products are needed this time.

Real Sal said...

We've seen him extra hairy for quite a while now, will be odd seeing him bald!

Back in NYC.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BU06UPEAcnh/

My friend and I just booked a holiday to NYC for New Year's (my work colleagues are already plotting my death over my excitement and daily countdown). We've both been before but only in the summer. If anyone has any Broadway show recommendations, please let me know :)

Anonymous said...

The fat and bald character in The Sisters Brothers is Eli Sisters, the sensitive brother. Eli is played by Joaquin Phoenix, who's in Almeria now.

Jake will play Hermann Warm, the alchemist inventor of a method to find gold. He isn't bald or fat but he does have a beard.

The person who tweeted "I can't wait to see him bald, paltry and ginger-bearded" thought Jake is playing Eli. She's wrong. Joaquin is playing the bald and fat lead character.

BlueJean said...

"extra hairy"

LOL!

EFK said...
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EFK said...

Thanks for all the updates from Cannes and Indy 500!

Loved seeing Jake out and about at Cannes. His pics with Emma Thompson were especially adorable. Wish he had been able to be the Cannes 70th party.

Wish all those reviewers who didn't get Jake's character in Okja realize that he is meant to be over the top. As we can see from the poster lol.

He did seem to be very relaxed and having fun at Indy.

Here is an interesting interview with Riz Ahmed and Elisabeth Moss, giving Jake very nice compliments and empathizing about the responsibilities he deals with on a movie.

Btw, if you have not seen the series Handmaids Tale, Elisabeth Moss is absolutely brilliant and heartbreaking. She, and the show, should definitely will all the awards. It is terrifying though to watch because of how close we are to that here in the US. :(

Anonymous said...

The person who tweeted "I can't wait to see him bald, paltry and ginger-bearded" thought Jake is playing Eli. She's wrong.

She was not wrong - in the book Hermann is described as "small", "completely bald", "full beard", "arms long and wiry" and "his belly arches as with a pregnant woman"

Audiard really has to take many liberties with the book. Jake looks nada like Herman is described.

Diana said...

I am following the news about London Bridge and Borough Market in London for some time now. I hope everyone is safe and I hope there won´t be any deaths reported.

Real Sal said...

I've walked over that bridge a million times. It's very surreal. My mother lives in Cape Town (where I'm originally from) and is texting constantly and I feel for her.

Anyways, Jake is in Frankfurt? I'm not sure if it's for The Sisters Brothers or maybe Okja promo?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BU88--oDaIi/

Hagen said...

The Hollywood Reporter: Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in and Produce World War II Film 'The Lost Airman'

Based on recently declassified materials, the book tells the incredible true story of Arthur Meyerowitz, an American turret-gunner whose B-24 bomber was shot down over Vichy France in 1943. While hiding in the French countryside, Meyerowitz befriended Marcel Talliander, the founder of the legendary French resistance group Morhange, who helped shelter the man from the Gestapo through his secret network. After six months of barely evading capture, Meyerowitz escaped through a carefully orchestrated plan that also involved R.F.W. Cleaver, one of the most accomplished British fighter pilots of the war.

UltraViolet said...

Diana and Sal, the latest incident in London was another terrible tragedy. Of course, Londoners and the UK are responding by forging on, ignoring our ignorant president and the ignorant cowards trying to make them fearful.

UltraViolet said...

That is an incredible story. Will be interesting to see who comes on to direct. Jake certainly has a lot of projects in the works!

Dan Harmon (creator of Community) on Okja:

Holy man I just saw Bong Joon Ho's Okja it's incredible, has left me exhilarated, sad, excited and vegetarian/Okja should deserves many Oscars but I hope they create a new category for Outstanding use of John Denver in a humanitarian gunfight

how was jake gyllenhaal? asking for a friend

People are going to say he's over the top. Everyone's over the top but it works, he does stick out. You love him, you'll love him in it.


Jeff Wells dined with Luca Guadagnino:

So I’ll be mentioning that we met and lunched, and that the great-looking Call Me By Your Name poster will be out soon, and also that great line about ‘family’ and perhaps a mention of how Rio, the Jake Gyllenhaal-Benedict Cumberbatch thriller you’ll be shooting next year, will actually be shot in Sri Lanka, etc.

Jake fails a quiz.

UltraViolet said...

From Bold Film's Gary Michael Walters on twitter:

SUPER excited for the Stronger trailer to drop!!!
@roadsidetweets is doing a FANTASTIC job creatively! Never more inspired! #JakeGyllenhaal


No date though.

Diana said...

The NYC premiere of Okja took place yesterday. Lily looked amazing in the red Valentino dress!! I know I wouldn´t!

Brad Pitt was also there. I didn´t expect Jake to be there, I am sure he´s in Europe. I wonder if he is in Spain already?

Wish you all a lovely weekend!

Anonymous said...

Jake is in Spain since Monday

Diana said...

Anon at 9.18, Jake was seen at Frankfurt airport on monday morning. I already wondered whether he was simply flying to Spain VIA Frankfurt, so that´s probably what he did. Strange route to fly, though!

I am following "asergarciarada" on instagram. He´s on the set of The Sisters Brothers and is already posting photos from the pre production. You might want to check on the photos he´s already posted!

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:18 AM is right, Jake is in Almeria since Monday afternoon. I thought everybody here knew it, since the Spanish press reported it.

Frankfurt terminal was just for transit, he arrived later that day in Almeria and met with Audiard, according to La Voz de Almeria, the local newspaper that reported Joaquin's arrival last week.

06 /06/ 2017

Jake Gyllenhaal aterriza en Almería para protagonizar 'The Sisters Brothers'

El actor norteamericano, nominado al Óscar por 'Brokeback Mountain', llegó ayer lunes por la tarde

El elenco de 'The Sisters Brothers', el western que dirige en Tabernas el cineasta francés Jacques Audiard (‘De latir mi corazón se ha parado’, Un profeta’, ‘De óxido y hueso’, ‘Dheepan’), va desembarcando poco a poco a Almería. Tras Joaquin Phoenix, que llegó el lunes de la pasada semana, y John C. Reilly, que lo hizo el martes, ayer fue el turno de otro de sus protagonistas, Jake Gyllenhaal.

El actor norteamericano, candidato al Óscar a mejor actor de reparto en 2006 por ‘Brokeback Mountain’ y protagonista de filmes como ‘Donnie Darko’, ‘Zodiac’, ‘Prisioneros’ y ‘Nightcrawler’, aterrizó en la capital a final de la tarde y mantuvo un encuentro con Audiard.

‘The Sisters Brothers’ se rodará en localizaciones almerienses durante cuatro semanas y después continuará en otros escenarios espańoles como las Bardenas Reales de Navarra y el Pirineo aragonés.



Jake Gyllenhaal lands in Almería to star in 'The Sisters Brothers'

The American actor, nominated for Oscar for 'Brokeback Mountain', arrived Monday afternoon


The cast of 'The Sisters Brothers' (...) is disembarking one by one in Almeria. After Joaquin Phoenix, who arrived last week on Monday, and John C. Reilly on Tuesday, yesterday was the turn of another of its protagonists, Jake Gyllenhaal.

The American actor (...) landed in the capital late in the afternoon and met with Audiard.

'The Sisters Brothers' will be shot in Almeria locations for 4 weeks and then continue in other Spanish areas such as Bardenas Reales de Navarra and the Aragonese Pyrenees.



Even "asergarciarada", Aser Garcia Rada, the Spanish set medic retweeted the announcement of Jake's arrival in Almeria.

UltraViolet said...

Saw a few tweets and FG sightings of Jake in NY Sunday and Monday. Seemed odd, but then someone on FB posted a photo of him from behind. This tweet indicates Jake may be going to Korea?

Daniel Marsh‏Verified account @DanielCMarsh 15h15 hours ago
See you soon KOREAAAA

Gonna meet and shoot Jake gyllenhall, lily collins, steven yeun ....... eggzoited


Who knows?

Keep forgetting to post this:

t.j. miller‏ Verified account @nottjmiller
Jesus Christ. #Okja is amazing. AWE STRIKING AND ASTOUNDING.
Thank you @netflix for making such a film. You are a studio now. Go. Create.

Anonymous said...

This gon be crazy, y'all

UltraViolet said...

A character video for Dr. Johnny Wilcox

Okja review:

Scott Weinberg‏Verified account @scottEweinberg
As expected, #Okja is something special. Bong Joon Ho has the soul of Steven Spielberg and the wit of Terry Gilliam. 🌭
There are moments in #Okja there are almost unbearably sweet, and then later there are some that are truly disturbing. Also it's very funny.

Gyllenhaal's voice, though.

Dug it. He (and Henderson) add a lot of color to that thread.

UltraViolet said...

Oops, posted the same video, anon. It is wild, lol.

Diana said...

I love the new trailer! It had me in giggles all day yesterday.

I am glad the dating rumours (Jake and Lily) are not coming up as much when I am googling. I wish I could block all that rubbish in a google-search, Jake´s love life is off limits anyway.... ah well. It´s always the same when a new movie comes out...

Has anyone read The Lost Airman? I have read similar stories and if this one is just half as good as the ones I already know it´s going to be REALLY interesting! I have ordered the book today, the little passage I´ve read was really intriguing. I am writing a fictional story that partly plays between 1930-1945 so it might help me, too!

Anonymous said...

There are rumours about Jake and Lily?

Diana said...

There is a site suggesting that Lily is interested in Jake, but I haven´t clicked on it, so I don´t know the whole content, just the first two / three lines.

Some sites are just out to get clicks and would write everything to get them. And as I´ve already posted I´m not interested in Jake´s private life, so I am trying not to click sites that provide gossip about his love life.

BlueJean said...

Lily's a beautiful young lady, that's for sure :) Other than that: yes, Jake's private life is his own.

"It´s always the same when a new movie comes out..."

That's so true.

Maura said...

New Okja trailer. It looks so beautiful!

Real Sal said...

Back in LA?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BVbF3iADW8O/

Anonymous said...

Nope. That Instagram account published 7 celebrity photos 12 hours ago.

UltraViolet said...

Someone posted a photo of Jake on FB on Wednesday night. He was seeing A Doll's House Part 2 in NYC. One assumes he'll go back to Spain at some point.

There's been lots of Okja love on twitter, even for Jake's performance. So that's nice :)

UltraViolet said...

Happy Father's Day out there :)

Jake will be on the 9:00 hour of the Today Show on Friday. Not sure if it will be live or if it's taped. Maybe he'll talk about going to Spain?

Anonymous said...

"Jake will be on the 9:00 hour of the Today Show on Friday. Not sure if it will be live or if it's taped. Maybe he'll talk about going to Spain?"

Maybe but it's mostly for "Stronger", judging by the description:

TODAY 6/19 - 6/30 on NBC
Friday, June 23
(9-10 a.m.) Jake Gyllenhaal, Miranda Richardson and Jeff Bauman on Today.

Seems a bit early, though not if the trailer drops around that time. Or next week? (fingers crossed). The scheduled trio - Jake, Jeff, and MR - may suggest a new marketing strategy for "Stronger". Since the script features Jeff's mother as much if not more than Erin, I think promoting Jake and Miranda Richardson, focusing on Jeff's complicated relationship with his mother, would be a smart thing.

Also, a word on SITPWG cast album hopefully...


"One assumes he'll go back to Spain at some point."

You bet :D He's playing the 3rd most relevant character, the catalyst for the brothers' trip. Not as much screentime as Joaquin and John but he'll have some good scenes, and good long speeches. Morris' diary could add 2-3 more onscreen scenes. Not to mention Audiard's penchant for adding a lot to the stories he's adapting.

Since it's basically a road movie on horses, it'll be a long shoot: 4 weeks in Almeria, other 4 weeks in Navarra (Bardenas Reales desert) and Aragon (Pyrenees Mountains). Then Romania's Buftea studios and Calugareni. Maybe Jake and Riz's scenes are mostly in Navarra and Aragon. Maybe they don't have scenes in Almeria.

One thing's for sure: this is a New York week.

Wednesday, A Doll's House on Broadway (some "fans" and their comments are weird; imagine being a celebrity and people approaching you, at the theatre, yelling: Stop promoting Canada Goose clothes! WTF?)

Friday, TODAY show

UltraViolet said...

Interesting that this is for Stronger. I don't get their promotion strategy, if they even have one. But perhaps they will show the trailer. If the film is coming out in September, they need to start playing that thing.

News on the Sunday recording would be great.

Some Okja tweets and reviews.

This guy took a photo ofJake filming Okja in NYC:
Charles Bradesco Verified account
freelance film & TV critic, extremely for hire / formerly @rollingstone @vanityfair @UPROXX @thedissolve /

OKJA, or PACHYDERMS OF ENDEARMENT, or Don DeLillo's THE WATER HORSE — LEGEND OF THE DEEP: Netflix financed hippie agitprop and I loved it

Lots of tasty supporting turns (my heart belongs to ecopunk Lily Collins), a masterly chase with a frenetic score, Tilda says "epic fail"

Can confirm that Jake Gyllenhaal did indeed allow himself to have fun


I'm already hearing people say Jake Gyllenhaal's performance in OKJA is bad
Personally, I disagree and I think he's magnificent in it

I watched Okja at the Sydney Film Festival yesterday, extremely good movie and you all should watch it when it's on Netflix
it was very good stuff also very good jake gyllenhaal
still thinkin about jake gyllenhaal’s voice in okra


THE IRIS NAMES THE FIVE BEST FILMS OF THE 2017 SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL:

“Tucked away on closing night of the festival, OKJA was a true delight – weird and wonderful, with all the hallmarks of the best works of its director, Bong Joon-Ho The whole cast was phenomenally entertaining, with Jake Gyllenhaal in particular looking like he was having a ball in the sort of role that would normally be filled by Johnny Depp. But of course it was all about the super pig. And we want one. We love super pig! It was wonderful to watch on the big screen, too – as it’s being relegated to the confines of Netflix later this month. Don’t miss it when it does show up on June 29th, however. It’s destined to be an immediate favourite of the streaming service’s collection.”

Slight spoiler ahead:

‘Okja’: Bong Joon Ho on His Loopy, Lyrical Netflix Masterpiece:

Even Swinton’s loony-tunes evil routine is nothing, however, compared to the performance of Jake Gyllenhaal as TV animal-show host (and craven Mirando spokesperson) Dr. Johnny Wilcox. Decked out in jean shorts and glasses, sporting a mustache that’d look great on a second-rate ’70s porn star, and affecting a squeaky whine that radiates egomania and entitlement, Dr. Johnny seems like a castoff from Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” music video. All bug-eyed expressions, flailing limbs, and corrosive amorality, it’s a full gonzo turn, and the most uninhibited—and unexpectedly transfixing—Gyllenhaal has ever been on-screen. When, after being genuinely moved by his first sight of Okja, Dr. Johnny interrupts his special moment to bark at his camerawoman, “Fucking film me, Jennifer. You can’t fake these emotions,” the film hilariously, scarily exposes the lie of his family friendly joviality.

Old article about a New York hairstylist who has worked with Jake.

Fun old photo.

UltraViolet said...

From a twitter convo among theater critics/writer

EVincentelli
I like to see someone like Jake Gyllenhaal, who's pushing himself in new pieces and revivals, plays and musicals.

Peter Marks
An example of an actor from movies who has really burnished his reputation via the stage. Always was good, now pretty great.

Yes, that is a relationship that has been very good to both parties.

Plus he's a class act.

BlueJean said...

still thinkin about jake gyllenhaal’s voice in okra

Okra? :))) Orca? ;)

Have to say I'm slightly more interested in 'Okja' by now. The trailers look pretty good. Who cares if Jake's performance is over the top? When they compare him to Johnny Depp... Okja (the pig) was created / supervised by a Dutch guy, who also supervised the tiger in 'Life of Pi', which won him an Oscar.

I like to think of Okja as a hippo, rather than a pig, by the way ;)

Hagen said...

Apparently I can watch Netflix one month for free. I think I'll see the dubbed version of 'Okja'. ;-)

BlueJean said...

I saw an advert like that as well, Hagen. I'll look into it :)

And this:

http://observer.com/2017/06/the-curious-case-of-jake-gyllenhaals-celebrity-status/

UltraViolet said...

You say okja, I saw okra ;) A lot of folks have said it looks more like a hippo, as well.

The more I read about it, the more curious I am to see it.

Italian article about Stronger, with first images. I have to say that I wasn't prepared for that shot of Jake in the wheelchair, in the now iconic image of Jeff Bauman from the Marathon. The photo at the site isn't the full image, but even just this was hard to see or me.

UltraViolet said...

In typical Jake fashion, lots of news today. This is exciting:

Deadline Hollywood‏Verified account
Hot Package: ‘Nightcrawler’s Dan Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo reteam


And LOL:

Hot Package needs to be the actual name of this Jake Gyllenhaal movie.

Deadline:

After the compelling team-up in Nightcrawler, writer-director Dan Gilroy is plotting a new untitled film set in the art world that will reunite his stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo. Sources said Gilroy’s CAA reps are shopping the untitled film and that multiple buyers are swirling. Gilroy went from vet screenwriter to a remarkable directorial debut on the pitch black Nightcrawler, with Gyllenhaal playing the sociopath cameraman and Russo the local news producer who sells her soul for ratings.

Not a lot of detail but the bones sound great!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the updates, UV :)

And lol - Jake and Ryan in the same building.

https://ny.curbed.com/2017/6/20/15841042/jake-gyllenhaal-443-greenwich-street-celebrities-nyc

Anonymous said...

...And he looks so much like Jeff looked back then, specifically in that iconic photo. It's amazing how much Jake can change/mold/adapt/adjust his physical appearance for a role.
All 3 new stills are striking (still sensing a change in promotion: no Erin).
With new promotional stills and the interview on Friday, may we hope for a trailer, finally? Of all 4 movies this year, "Stronger" is the one I'm most interested/invested in, with "Wildlife" second. "Life" lost me when I figured how slimy Calvin is (too bad, since Jake & SciFi was a great combo, but I can't stomach slimy stuff). "Okja" didn't peak my interest until last summer, when those photos of Jake's awesomely crazy outfit and mustachioed persona surfaced. Now I can't wait to see Dr. Johnny Wilcox.

Not a novel idea (it's been done here before) but we can make a "personal top" out of Jake's in development/in production movies. He has so many lined-up, more than ever before, he's riding the wave of the most creative part of his career, so far.

And, surprise!, we can add one more project to the ever growing list: a new movie with Dan Gilroy (and Rene Russo) :D

Hagen said...

So there's "Rio", "The Anarchists vs. ISIS", "The Division", "The Son", "The Lost Airman" and Dan Gilroy's new project. I think it's unlikely that Jake will play a part in all of these movies. I wonder in which films we will actually see him.

There's no release date for "Stronger" in Germany yet.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, until I typed my message (damn phone!) my "news" about the Dan Gilroy project wasn't news anymore :(

Anonymous said...

Jake is confirmed to star in all of these movies (yeah, amazing!): The Son, The Lost Airman, The Division, Anarchist vs ISIS, and the upcoming Gilroy movie. "Rio" was the only "unconfirmed" one, until UV linked us to a Wells article where Luca Guadagnino himself talks about his future Gyllenhaal-Cumberbatch movie (set in Rio, to be filmed next year in...Sri Lanka). So "Rio" is confirmed, too. From the horse's mouth.

The only question is: when will each of these movies be filmed? Because clearly we're talking the next two, three years.

And there's also "Burn This", and The Helicopter Heist (not clear if he's just producing it or starring&producing).

Anonymous said...

according to that article Jake's new apartment is "paparazzi proof" his previous building was not. there were a lot of photos taken in front of his apt. good for him for trying to get more privacy. and I'm sure being closer to Ryan is a plus ;)

Anonymous said...

Ugh, I really don't like Ryan, I don't know why

bobbyanna said...

OMG, yes Jake is a busy guy, but I can remember a time where he was doing one or two movies a year and things were slow, so I'm happy for him...and us! Great news about his new condo, it sounds lovely, but I was sort of put off by the description of it being a haven for celebrities Justin Timberlake, Harry Styles, etc. and I was never much of a Ryan Reynolds fan, but I guess they are good friends now, although I find Ryan kind of "overly effusive" ? as a friend. LOL! He seems to lay it on pretty thick. IMO. The very best news of all for me, was learning that Dan Gilroy and Jake are working together again!!! That is absolutely straight up great news!

Monica said...

Happy with the news of a new movie with Dan and Rene Russo! I loved the chemistry between Jake and Rene Russo!

Diana said...

I am really excited about all these new projects, not just because there is a lot for us to look forward to, but also because I think it shows that there is a lot of interest in Jake´s talent and skills as an actor. And that is what I am most happy about for Jake. There are interesting characters to portray and I am curious to see how Jake puts them on screen.

He once said in an interview that he would love to do one play for three movies because he loves to be on stage so much. I cannot get that out of my mind and I am wondering whether or not his projects will shift more towards "stage work" one day. I don´t know the time schedule for all the upcoming movies, but it doesn´t seem to head to 3:1 that soon!

I hope "Burn this" will really fit into his schedule. In case the run should be like SITPWG time-wise, I´d be really happy! Flights are not too expensive in the early year and I´d love to see him on stage again. Still - I am not giving up hope to see him on stage in London!

I have taken a look at his supposedly new home. I love old buildings and what I have seen looks gorgeous! I hope he does get more privacy there. I would have a hard time to decide where to live. I prefer to have my own house with a garden and that´s hard to get in Manhattan I think, especially when you want your privacy. On the other side - I love to be close to water, I love the sound of flowing water and the seagulls... luckily I don´t have to make a decision!

Anonymous said...

We called it: "Stronger" trailer debuts tomorrow!

@StrongerTheFilm

Tune in tomorrow to watch the trailer release of Jake Gyllenhaal's inspirational new film, #StrongerMovie.

pic.twitter.com/J0KFRXwDWA

Anonymous said...


While balancing her own stage and screen work, Kazan is also in the editing room for Wildlife, an adaptation of the Richard Ford novel she and her longtime partner, the actor Paul Dano, optioned and produced, with Dano directing and Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal starring. (“It makes me really want to direct myself,” Kazan said.)

BlueJean said...

"So there's "Rio", "The Anarchists vs. ISIS", "The Division", "The Son", "The Lost Airman" and Dan Gilroy's new project."

Thanks Hagen. I had lost track.

"Stronger" is the one I'm most interested/invested in, with "Wildlife" second."

Same for me. And 'The Son', because of Denis Villeneuve. And Jake and Dan working together again is great news! :)

Maura said...

I'm looking forward to "Rio" and "The Son". "Stronger" makes me really nervous, because it can turn out to be too sentimental.

Diana said...

Maura, have you had the chance to read the script for "Stronger"? From the script I would say the movie won´t be too sentimental, but of course there is room when shooting - not to mention the soundtrack.

I will be at home when the trailer goes online - 11.30 EST as far as I have seen!

It must be weird for Jeff to see this movie. It would absolutely be for me.

Maura said...

I read the first few pages, but never finished it. I did like what I read, but you just never know what they'll do with it. I'm cautiously excited.

UltraViolet said...

In case people can't find it, trailer here. I'm a little teary.

Anonymous said...

Stronger and Wildlife are my "most expected" out of Jake's completed movies.

Btw, Stronger's script isn't too sentimental or melodramatic nor "propagandistic" (for lack of a better word). It actually has a lot of humor - provided by Jeff himself (he has a self-deprecating attitude for the most part) and by his rowdy blue-collar family.

I obviously don't know what they did with the movie but Jake mentioned a few times the humor, so at least they kept that vibe.

As for Jake's 6 (!) movies in development, and 1 in production, there's so much to talk about...but I'm anxiously awaiting for Stronger's trailer.

Tomorrow, I'll post my thoughts and hopes on his 7 upcoming movies.

Anonymous said...

I'm loving what I see of Stronger. Trailer looks very promising.

-malavika

Anonymous said...

My God, UV, thank you for the link! I wrote my message from the bus, on my way home, then clicked on your link, and now I'm slightly shaking (trying not to make people on the bus look at me suspiciously).

All the feels... God, I hope it's handled properly, and with care, cause it could reach so many peoples' hearts. Deservedly so.

Diana said...

I got a message on my mobile and watched the trailer immediately.

I don´t know what to say other than what I posted on Jake´s fb-page. I love Jeff´s bio and the script and I am so happy Jake took on this project. It´s a wonderful story and really is one of those that are meant to be shown on screen.

The trailer is wonderful. It really had me in tears, it brought out the same reaction I had when reading the book and script and I really really hope the whole movie will be just wonderful. My gut feeling tells me it will be.

Damn it, who´s chopping onions here?!?!

BlueJean said...

An emotional trailer. I can't wait for the movie.

BlueJean said...

Reading the comments on Jake's Facebook page. He gets a lot of love for the 'Stronger' trailer. People are truly excited for it. I'm so, so glad. Hope the film will live up to the expectations.

Real Sal said...

Haven't watched the trailer yet, think I have to be in a different mood for it.

He's certainly going to be a very busy man for a while! Are we also adding the Jim Jones story to the list? I feel like it's been forgotten (by myself) and the internet.

bobbyanna said...

I'm just stunned. That trailer is so powerful. Had me in tears.

Anonymous said...

That trailer for Stronger punched me in the gut, powerful. Such a contrast to Okja.
I love Jake's choices lately, can't wait to see both movies!

Tweety said...

That trailer for Stronger punched me in the gut, powerful. Such a contrast to Okja.
I love Jake's choices lately, can't wait to see both movies!

UltraViolet said...

Very emotional reactions from a lot of people to the trailer. Mostly positive. Except for AwardWatch, of course, lol.

This tweet really did make me laugh out loud:

Ya gawta go tuh Bawston tuh try n get n Oscah!

Translate from Indonesian?


Here's the translation:

@IndieWire Yes gawta tuh go tuh Bawston try n get n Oscah!

Proof that no one watches the third hour of the Today Show. I assumed this didn't air because there were no tweets about it. But it was on. No Miranda Richardson though:

Today

Okja stuff:

From The Gate:

The biggest surprise here, however, is Gyllenhaal, who goes so stratospherically over-the-top that he manages to be the most unhinged presence in a film that already features Tilda Swinton as a villain. Simultaneously channeling Groucho Marx, Rip Taylor, and professional wrestler Dalton Castle, Gyllenhaal’s performance here is high camp for the ages and unlike anything the actor has even attempted since the maligned comedy Bubble Boy. He throws all manner of good taste and restraint to the wind, and the results are gloriously entertaining.

Tweets:

I saw @OKJAnetflix last night and I loved it. Really sweet, funny, and then scary/profound. Tilda and Gyllenhaal are both wild in it

Garrett Smith @filmadelphia
#Okja is great. I wish it were getting a theatrical release - Gyllenhaal's bad-guy-in-a-90s-kids-movie demands to be seen on the big screen

Wow, #Okja is quite a stunning film. Funny, heart warming, sad and very eye opening. Definitely watch it when it debuts on Netflix.

OKJA IS SO GOOD! Easily the best I've so far! Jake Gyllenhaal is unreal in it, Paul Dano is fab, and the story is so touching #edfilmfest


Will have to think about all of Jake's projects. I think The Son, The Last Airman and the new Gilroy/Russo ones are my most anticipated.

UltraViolet said...

Hi, Tweety! Haven't seen you in a while. Or I haven't said hello. And hi to bobbyanna, Real Sal, Blue Jean, Diana, malavika, Maura, Monica, Hagen, likemonalisa, and all the anon (who should create names :)

If I missed you, sorry. Hello to you, too!

Fun to see the place hopping with all the news.

Diana said...

Hey everyone!

I was a little surprised about the Today show. The interview that was done during filming Stronger, has that been the only bit on the show? I thought Jake, Jeff and Miranda would be in the studio.

My fault, probably....

Have a lovely weekend!