Friday, 31 October 2014

Nightcrawler is out today! Jake Gyllenhaal on the box

It's Halloween! And that can mean only one thing - Nightcrawler is released in the US and UK today. At last! I was lucky enough to see it last weekend and Jake Gyllenhaal gives one of those performances we'll be talking of for years and it's completely unlike any other role of his. This is also one of those rare Jake movies where Jake is on screen for almost every frame of the movie. You can also pick up some camera tips.

The release of Nightcrawler is big news among the chat shows and Jake (and the love Rene Russo) has been doing the rounds, including a long awaited reappearance on Ellen. Here are some videos and links to other videos. Enjoy your Halloween! And thank you so much to IHJ! There is more to come but I thought this was a good place to start to get you in the mood!

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon





The full interview is here.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show







You can watch the rest of the interview here.

And that highlight again!



The Queen Latifah Show





You can watch the full interview here.

Good Morning America and ABC News





Others

Jake has also been answering fans' questions on reddit.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Nightcrawler promotion! Jake Gyllenhaal in videos galore, and a behind the scenes look at Demolition

With the release of Nightcrawler less than a week away, the publicity is hotting up.! With huge thanks to IHJ, here is Jake on this morning's Good morning America. The video won't embed but you can watch it here. You can also watch an interview with Jake in Coming Soon here.

There is also a brief look here behind the scenes at Jake's current filming project, Demolition:



There are also photos at IHJ so do take a look.


More interviews:













Here are a few more TV spots!





And a UK TV spot! I must look out for this...



Right, that's enough for the time being. There will be more! Plus if all goes according to plan, I'll be able to see Nightcrawlers this weekend. Hopefully.


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

A catch up with Jake Gyllenhaal and a WDW Spanish Interlude!

Good to see you all! I had a fabulous time in Spain (Interlude below). Jake Gyllenhaal, meanwhile, is currently busy filming Demolition in NYC but with the release date of Nightcrawler looming (31 October), there are more images and posters, not to mention a TV spot! Special screenings have also been held in NYC and LA. Do check out IHJ for images.





It's not just films, though. This December Jake makes his Broadway debut in Constellations and tickets are available now at the end of this link.



On 1 October, Jake took part in the Headstrong Project's Words of War, a benefit in support of mental healthcare for military veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq. Jake read a poem by Derrick Brown - You Will Be Destroyed in Your Own Way. Jake said: 'It is an honor and privilege to be here tonight,” Gyllenhaal added, “I know a lot say that, but it genuinely is.”' More details here.


There are more photos and lovely things at IHJ.

A WDW Spanish Interlude

Until last month, my only experience of Spain was a day trip back in another century. It was wonderful to get the chance to explore Andalucia, one of the most beautiful places I've visited (and I can certainly recommend the wine!). The trip took us from Seville and the Roman city of Italica to Cordoba, Ronda, Granada, Guadix and, finally, for a spot of sea, Alicante with its beautiful bars and incredible trees and fort. I thought I'd post a few of the photos.
















Saturday, 20 September 2014

Big catch up: Jake Gyllenhaal in Toronto! Videos and interviews. Plus more...

How about this! Thirty minutes of watching and listening to Jake Gyllenhaal give a radio interview with CBC's Jian Ghomeshi. Definitely one to savour.



And there's more...



Jake has continued to be busy promoting Nightcrawler which opens in the US an UK this 31 October. Playlist have published a wonderful interview that they conducted with Jake during a 'seven-minute car ride' that took place during the Toronto Film Festival.



Here Jake talks about the research he conducted for Nightcrawler in LA: '“It’s like a Batmobile,” continues Gyllenhaal, regarding the police scanner setup the nightcrawlers he shadowed had in their car. “It’s pretty cool how they use the sensors that they use, particularly their hearing, because they have 15 scanners going on at once. The level of noise going on at one time is fascinating. They tune their senses to a very specific thing. They are like animals. It’s got a very animal Wild West quality to it. They’re outside the norm, not only are they up at night, but what they’re doing is so…you know they’re searching for tragedy and they’re racing to it at 120mph, which is not always the safest thing.”'



And there is a little piece about Demolition, which is to begin filming shortly: “It’s a movie about a guy who’s losing his wife and it basically tears apart his life as a result of what happened, but it does it in the most interesting ways, literally and figuratively,”


There is another great interview from Toronto here. I love its conclusion: '“I don’t think I go into a movie saying, ‘I’m just going to knock this one off,’ ” Gyllenhaal says. “I go, ‘I know this is going to change me.’ And I don’t want to do it if it’s not.”'


During the Toronto Festival, Jake attended the gala of Denzel Washington's The Equalizer, producing some great photo opportunities.


On 11 September, Jake Gyllenhaal was one of many celebrities who helped raise funds during this year's Cantor Fitzgerald Annual Charity Day in New York. Jake's mission was to help out a charity close to his heart New Eyes for the Needy. There is a great photo and message from Cantor Fitzgerald here and here there are more details about the significance of this event. 


Thanks very much to IHJ for the photos in this post. And finally...


I'm off to Spain tonight for a week so I'll see you later!

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Nightcrawler premieres at TIFF! Videos, photos and reviews: 'Jake Gyllenhaal at his best!'

Jake Gyllenhaal and the fans braved the Toronto rain last night for the gala premiere of Nightcrawler, an event that was accompanied by rave reviews - 'Jake Gyllenhaal at his best' is just one. And I've gotta say, Jake looked a treat!




There are also some great photos of Jake with co-star the lovely Rene Russo, as well as some fab pics of Jake doing publicity interviews before, such as this one.


There is a report here along with some video. It all brings back some great memories of my 2007 TIFF trip.

There are lots of videos, including this brilliant Variety video of the cast being interviewed.






A couple of reviews for now: Playlist, The Wrap

There are lots of photos on IHJ so do take a look. I'm away for the weekend but I wanted to get something up before I leave. I'll update the post when I get back. Have a great weekend! What a wonderful start to it.


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Nightcrawler to close Fantastic Fest and a new interview with Jake Gyllenhaal

With Nightcrawler's premiere just two days away (it opens at Toronto International Film Festival in a gala on Friday 5 September), there is news that Nightcrawler will also close Fantastic Fest which takes place in Austin, Texas, from 18-25 September. Presumably and hopefully that will mean another red carpet event!

There is also a great new interview with Jake Gyllenhaal in Variety - this is probably the fullest interview we've seen with Jake for quite some time, and it's a goodie! There is more on the mirror hand cutting incident and lots on the Jake Coyoti Diet and Fitness Plan.


'"I would try to eat as few calories as possible,” he says. “I knew if I was hungry that I was in the right spot. Physically, it showed itself, but chemically and mentally, I think it was even a more fascinating journey. It became a struggle for me.” On some nights, he wouldn’t eat at all, or he’d only nibble on small pieces of meat, crackers or kale salad. “When you watch the film and see the angularity of his face, the hollow cheeks, the way that his eyes become prominent,” Gilroy says, “it’s such a haunting look for a night shoot.” Gyllenhaal would run 15 miles from his house to the set in the evenings to stay lanky. The inspiration for the fast-talking character came from the animal world. “There was a general sense that he was a coyote,” Gyllenhaal says. “I just wanted to live that way.”'

It is also fascinating to hear about Jake's preparation to play his Southpaw boxing character - extraordinary dedication. I can't help hoping that sooner or later Jake will get the chance to play a character having a lovely, relaxing holiday.

'“As an actor, you’re constantly true to your feelings and the feelings of a character,” he says. “The most interesting moments are always the most unexpected. I’m not saying it’s a positive thing to get hurt and have to get stitches in your hand. But to me, the scar is about a certain type of commitment.”'


Read the full interview here. Thanks to IHJ for the Nightcrawler publicity shots!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Updated with new trailer! Another peep at Nightcrawler plus confirmation that Jake Gyllenhaal is expected at TIFF for its premiere

Updated to add official trailer number 2 for Nightcrawler!



Buon giorno! Despite all the efforts of various airlines to prevent it, I am back from Rome! Unfortunately, I seem to have left summer behind. Never mind, time to warm up with the latest peek at Nightcrawler, Jake Gyllenhaal's next movie, thanks to IHJ. You can watch it here.

You'll notice from this that the US release date has been put back from 17 October to the appropriately spooky date of 31 October. Fortunately, this is nothing like the length of delays we've been used to in the past - remember those long delays for Brothers and Prince of Persia? Painful...

The good news is that there is confirmation from TIFF that Jake will be attending the festival premiere of Nightcrawler on 5 September. 


Finally, Naomi Foner has been talking about Jake and Maggie during the publicity for Very Good Girls. She told ABC News: '"Jake was in the editing room frequently. He was the one who pointed out that Boyd's character was like Clarence in 'It's a Wonderful Life,' who comes in and tells them something they need to know," she said. "He gave me some great advice during the making of this... I can’t say that there’s anything that gives me more pleasure than to get to the point where my children are my friends. I adore my kids. They are spectacular," she said. "Nothing is more important than family."'