Saturday, 29 December 2012

Roger Ebert puts End of Watch in his 2012 top ten and a video interview with Jake Gyllenhaal


I hope you're all enjoying the holidays and - if you're in Blighty - that you haven't been swept away to sea in the floods and - if you're in NE USA - that you haven't frozen to your snow shovel. As one (ie, me) continues to work one's way through an inexhaustible mountain of cheese, I thought I'd aid your digestion with a quick post. This is merited because a) I've been missing you and b) Roger Ebert voted End of Watch his fourth favourite movie of 2012!

'Here is one of the best police movies in recent years, a virtuoso joining of performances and often-startling action. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as Taylor and Zavala, two Los Angeles street cops who bend a few rules but must be acknowledged as heroes. After too many police movies about officers who essentially use their badges as licenses to run wild, it's inspiring to realize these men take their mission -- to serve and protect -- with such seriousness they're willing to risk their lives.'

Meanwhile, a video interview from Extra  in which Jake Gyllenhaal talks about being tasered (not for the first time and possibly not for the last) and New Eyes for the Needy.

Thanks to IHJ for the fab new pic from the set of Time to Dance.

My review of Life of Pi on MovieBrit.


Wet Dark and Wild said...

Cheers everyone!

mermon said...

For the short moment I thought it's a picture of Jake's new look, after ending of the Play. I never saw it before. It's really a good one.
In Extra's interview Jake seems so proud of End of Watch and happy that the viewers responded very well to it.
It's still a mystery how Jake will look in Prisoners. There are more actors in the cast added lately. I can't wait for the first news from the movie set.Prisoners on IMDb

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Hi Mermon! It is a good look. Let's hope the Prisoners one is as good ;)

My review of Life of Pi on MovieBrit

Wuppie said...

Nice picture, indeed!

Isn't it funny how we are all waiting for his new look? I've got this feeling he might surprise us!

Here's to a fabulous 2013 for Jake! And for all of you, of course!


Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thanks so much, Sonja! To you, too :)

BBMISwear said...

A quick hello as my vacation up here in snow country has me busy with a lot of activity (sometimes I just have to sneak away and spend some quality time with my computer for some catch up though)!

Great Jake bits here! And a very, very, very happy birthday to you Kate! And a big thank you for all you've done for us for so many years!

Happy (almost) 2013 to all!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you Kate ! Have a lovely day with family and friends.
Thanks for all the things you do for us on WDW.
A happy New Year 2013 for you and all readers of WDW.

mermon said...

Happy Birthday Kate from me too! Have a wonderful last day of the year! Thank you for your sense of humor, the time you spend to keep this place for Jake and us his fans so nicely!

Happy New Year 2013 for all of us and Jake Gyllenhaal!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday from me as well, Kate! Here's to 2013 being the best ever - for Jake, his fans, and the whole world!

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thanks so much to you all for the birthday wishes! I'm having such a lovely day. The BBC is even showing Prince of Persia this evening :)

Thanks to you all for commenting and reading through the year and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Waves to BBMISwear, Christina, Mermon and Susan x

suzy said...

Happy New Year GyllenWorld <3 :)

Laure said...

Happy birthday, Wet Dark and Wild! What a joyous day to celebrate new beginnings.

It's been a wonderfully busy year for Jake and a lovely year for us, his fans. With all the upcoming projects, 2013 is shaping up nicely: the intriguing “Prisoners”, the promising “An Enemy”, and the enigma that is “Mississippi Grind”.

Have a great time celebrating the last hours of a good year and the beginning of a new, better one.
Here's to 2013! Happy New Year!