Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Jake Gyllenhaal in interview, plus a photocall for Constellations and the Awards Season campaigning begins!

With Nightcrawler riding high in the cinemas, the publicity continues. Jake Gyllenhaal has also been busy promoting his upcoming Broadway appearance in Constellations. There are more pictures from a photocall at IHJ.



You will also find there photos from Jake's appearance at the AMPAS Governor's Awards on 8 November...



at an AFI Indie Fest Indies Contenders Roundtable on 9 November. The photo below is a bit of a Who's Who. Something tells me we're entering Awards Season!


Among the new videos is this long one from the Huffington Post and there's an equally long one below from DP/30.



On the 5 November Jake and Dan Gillroy appeared on the Charlie Rose Show. There are clips here.



Jake and Dan also appeared on the Good Morning Joe show on 6 November. You can watch that here.



Jake also appeared on the Victoria to Uyen Show



There is a longer clip here of Jake on the Daily Show from 4 November



We also hear that Jake is to appear on Variety's Actors on Actors series over the next couple of months as part of the Awards Season campaigning. Details here.

Phew!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Nailed to get a UK release in 2015! Plus new movie news and more Nightcrawling from Jake Gyllenhaal

Well, who'd have thought it?! After all this time and talk, the news is in that the distributors Arrow have bought Nailed - now renamed as Politics of Love - for a UK release during 2015! Personally, I don't care what they call it just so long as it sees the light of day in one form or another. And even if it's a strictly limited release this at least might mean a DVD that all fans can enjoy. More details ehre from Playlist, with thanks to Sasha for the heads up!

And there's more - Jake has a New Project! Hollywood Reporter tells us that Jake will team up with 'The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua for The Man Who Made It Snow, a 1980s crime movie that IM Global is launching at AFM. Gyllenhaal will star as the man in the title, Max Mermelstein, purported to be the only American who was in the inner circle of the Colombian cartels in the go-go 1980s. Snow is a biopic of the man and is based on his autobiography.Brett Tabor wrote the script. Gyllenhaal will produce with Fuqua, Tabor and IM Global's Matt Jackson. Mermelstein was the point man in America for the Medellin cartel, helping smuggle tons of cocaine in the 1980s. He was eventually arrested and became a key informant and witness for the U.S. government, and spent his last years living in the Witness Protection Program. He died in 2008 and his eulogy was given by Tabor, who became interested in the man as potential movie material and tracked the man down.

Phew! Deep breaths! After that excitement, here's some more - Jake Gyllenhaal on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as part of the Nightcrawler release. Thanks to IHJ, you can watch it all here.


Bits and pieces





There is a full 30-minute interview here with Jake and Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy for AOL Build.

There is a great new interview with Jake over at Buzzfeed here “I think acting is an incredibly immature, incredibly selfish profession,” he said, cringing just a bit. “But at the same time, at the opposite end of the spectrum — or maybe not, but I think it is — [there is] the opportunity to practice great empathy.”

In this interview, we hear about how the car chase scene in Nightcrawler was filmed:

Here, Jake talks about what Brokeback Mountain means to him as well as its political legacy:






Here is Jake on BET 106 and Park.


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.