Screen Junkies » jake gyllenhaal http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:22:40 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ and the Continued Whitewashing of Hollywood http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/exodus-gods-and-kings-and-the-continued-whitewashing-of-hollywood/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/exodus-gods-and-kings-and-the-continued-whitewashing-of-hollywood/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:13:59 +0000 DustinSeibert http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=264500 White actors have far too often occupied roles for other ethnic minorities. Why on Earth is this still going on in 2014?!?

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When Katherine Hepburn donned slanted-eye makeup to play a Japanese woman in 1944′s Dragon Seed, the United States was embroiled in a war in which Japan was one of the aggressors. Laurence Olivier played the Moor Othello in blackface for the titular 1965 movie adaptation of the Shakespeare play, which came out at a time when America was waist-deep in the Civil Rights Movement.

While it was unfortunate that studios likely didn’t even consider talented actors of the appropriate ethnicity for either role, both are examples from a foregone era of racial intolerance. What’s truly incensing is that not much has changed over half a century later, even with a black man in the Oval Office and historically underrepresented minorities holding professional and political positions that were unattainable not so long ago. Even in the Twitter Era, when no one lets anyone get away with anything, it’s mind-blowing that studios like to keep their lead roles as European as possible in damn near any film that’s not a period piece, a biopic or starring one of maybe four or five truly bankable black or Latino movie stars.

The upcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings is catching justifiable heat for its cast of white actors in lead roles of a film based on a “true” (if the Bible means anything to you) story set in ancient Africa, while featuring a slew of unknown black actors in either servile or antagonistic roles. The controversy has caught so much attention, it even has its own Wikipedia paragraph.

The whitewashing of films like Exodus in recent years has been subtle and not-so, and the examples are too plentiful to list here exhaustively. Some high-profile ones: Jake Gyllenhaal — he of the broody, punchable face — was tasked to play the titular character in 2010′s crappy video game adaptation Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Yes, the prince of Persia (a.k.a. modern day Iran). And his love interest, the Persian princess, is played by Gemma Arterton, a woman so British she’s probably got a tramp stamp of the Union Jack.

Angelina Jolie has twice played roles not suited for her German-Dutch ancestry: once in 2008′s Wanted, where she played the lead role of Fox — who is unambiguously black  and modeled after Halle Berry in the comic book source material (a non-controversy since not enough people were familiar with Mark Millar‘s book) — and also as Mariane Pearl, who’s brown-skinned and of mixed race in real life, in 2007′s A Mighty Heart.

It’s even been argued that Hollywood sweetheart and delightful awards show goofball Jennifer Lawrence represents the whitewashing of Katniss Everdeen, who is described in the Hunger Games book as an “olive-skinned” member of the lower class; author Suzanne Collins‘ allegories of the race and socioeconomic dichotomy in the book series are quite manifest, which makes casting natural blonde Lawrence as the rebel leader of a movement with clear racial undertones pretty ironic. (Also ironic: the racist bulls**t that reared itself as a result of Amandla Stenberg’s casting as Rue)

I understand that Hollywood has a vested interest in the financial bottom line, especially in a zeitgeist in which an ever-increasing buffet of media options is only partly to blame for a steady decline in box office. And given the planet that we live on, it’s no surprise that the most bankable actors (not named Will Smith) are white.


(Lupita Nyong’o)

It doesn’t make it any less painful to watch talented black actors like Viola Davis relegated to roles in garbage-ass Tyler Perry films when she deserves the profile of someone like Jolie. Or less disheartening to open my Entertainment Weekly magazine week after week and not get to read that Lupita Nyong’o, fresh off an Oscar for 12 Years a Slave, has Hollywood breaking her door down for lead roles like they did with Lawrence after her Oscar (though I am excited to see Nyong’o take on a lead role in the film adaptation of Americanah, one of the best books I’ve read in the past few years).

And then there are the inherent issues with the lack of a high profile that most minority actors have. Indie films like A Mighty Heart benefit from a marquee name like Jolie’s, and even she couldn’t save it from crashing and burning at the box office. I’d like to believe that the real-life Mariane Pearl hand-picked Jolie for the role to help boost its profile, not for the reason she provided: “It is not about the color of your skin. It is about who you are. I asked her to play the role—even though she is way more beautiful than I am—because I felt a real kinship to her.”

Whatever. I’m sure Hollywood is stocked with a bunch of talented Cree Summer-lookalikes who’d kill their mother for a breakout role like that.

The whole thing is something of a chicken-egg issue: Does Hollywood make a conscious effort to cast more ethnic minorities in lead roles in an attempt to make them more mainstream? Or do we raise hell every time Exodus happens, threatening boycotts and using the always-effective Twitter to voice our concerns? We can’t expect the handful of rising minority actors to be ultra-picky if they want to have any kind of career, so is it really up to us, the consumer?

Unfortunately, completely eradicating the whitewashing problem in Hollywood is tantamount to solving much larger, pandemic issues with race in America. I’m afraid getting people sufficiently pissed off at seeing a pretty, white Katniss on the big screen is like Sisyphus pushing the boulder uphill.

I, for one, will start by not shelling out dough to see Exodus. Which sucks because swords-and-sandals epics are totally in Ridley Scott’s wheelhouse.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Is As Creepy As His Title Suggests In The ‘Nightcrawler’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jake-gyllenhaal-is-as-creepy-as-his-title-suggests-in-the-nightcrawler-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jake-gyllenhaal-is-as-creepy-as-his-title-suggests-in-the-nightcrawler-trailer/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:14:26 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=263343 Listen to him pitch his skill set in the narration of the trailer.

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The heartthrob Jake Gyllenhaal you know and love is no more. The new JG, the one starring Nightcrawler, is an ambitious weirdo fumbling to create a sense of purpose for himself. He does that by photographing crime scenes that he’s manipulated.

We posted a more quirky version of the sell a few days back, and now we’ve got the full trailer.

Not the most noble pursuit, but it sounds like a pretty strong premise, and he’s selling his character pretty damn well in this trailer.

Set up like a job interview pitch, Gyllenhaal narrates the trailer and talks about why he’s the right guy for the job, spouting off motivational jargon. It’s enough to make you want to take a shower, which seems to be the point.

Nightcrawler hits theaters October 17th.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Is Looking For Work http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jake-gyllenhaal-is-looking-for-work/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jake-gyllenhaal-is-looking-for-work/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:14:27 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=263250 Help a brother out?

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If you’ve been cruising Craigslist and happened to come across a poor soul who looks like a gaunt Jake Gyllenhaal pretty much begging for work, don’t get your hopes up. That actually is Jake Gyllenhaal making fun of the less fortunate. The post is a viral ad for the actor’s next film, Nightcrawler, and reads, “My name is Louis Bloom. I’m looking for full-time employment. No job too big or too small. I have my own car and phone. Persistent, punctual, polite and hardworking. Will work nights.”

The actor dropped a good amount of weight to play an unemployed man whose quest to eat food that contains calories leads him into Los Angeles’s world of freelance crime journalism. You’d think that Peter Sarsgaard, flush with Flightplan royalties, would throw him a bone.

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What? Can’t a creepy weirdo play with young girls on his RV moments before they go missing for days on end without everyone suddenly pointing fingers? Apparently not, according to this trailer for Prisoners.

Hugh Jackman and Terence Howard star as dads who just want Paul Dano to give them back their daughters while Jake Gyllenhaal is the floppy-haired, neck tattooed detective determined to find them, no matter the number of heads he has to bash into tables. Dano seems to give a particularly chilling performance as the greasy nerd who doesn’t say much of anything. Classic Dano.

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Nominado Al Oscar Jake Gyllenhaal and the excellent Michael Pena co-star as cops on the streets of Los Angeles in this first trailer for End Of Watch, which is apparantly a found footage film. It’s like Cloverfield with Mexicans.

The video diary aesthetic places us right in the action and gives us a good sense of what life on the streets is like for a Los Angeles cop. They crack jokes with Mexicans, go to Mexican weddings, and get in gun fights with Mexicans. I think Mickey Rourke would be a much more fitting title for this film.

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Movie Guide to Dating a Marine http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/movie-guide-to-dating-a-marine/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/movie-guide-to-dating-a-marine/#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2011 02:39:59 +0000 Breakstudios http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=220514 Sure Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis can give us some pointers when it comes having friends with benefits, but, like the rest of us civilians we're pretty sure that dating a marine is a mystery to them.

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It seems like everyone these days is dating a US Marine, and we think that this is a great thing.  Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake are leading the way, and just yesterday we read a twitter report about Jessica Rabbit canoodling with ‘Chesty’ the bulldog mascot of the Corps.   Justin and Mila can give us some pointers when it comes having friends with benefits, but, like the rest of us civilians we’re pretty sure that dating a marine is a mystery to them.  In fact we are pretty sure they are  searching madly for a ‘movie guide to dating a marine’ to prep them for the Marine Corps Ball in November. After all, if movies have taught us anything it’s that you can learn just about everything in 120 minutes, including what it takes to woo one of the few and proud.

The following are a few films you might want to consider watching to learn more about dating a Marine.

 

Heaven Knows Mr. Allison

Mr. Allison shipwrecked with a nun

Mr. Big Skies (AKA John Huston) himself directs Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum in this 1957 classic. Mitchum finds himself shipwrecked on an island in the South Pacific after his marine recon team gets ditched by a nava submarine during an enemy attack. Lucky for him he’s not marooned alone, finding a beautiful nun who was also abandoned during an evacuation to share the island with. Do we see love on the horizon along with an approaching Japanese ship? Take a guess what happens next. Dating tip to take away from this oldie but goodie—don’t except a marine to make the first move, unless they’re drunk on sake.

 

Born of the Fourth of July

Tom Cruise dancing in Born On The Fourth Of July

Tom Cruise definitely has some 0n-screen experience when it comes to the marines. Defending them as a Naval lawyer in A Few Good Men, but not before playing one in Oliver Stone‘s second film about the Vietnam War. In Born On The Fourth Of July, Cruise plays real-life marine Ron Kovic, who enlists in the service as soon as he’s eighteen and gets shipped out the day after his senior prom. Kovic’s horrific experience in Vietnam leaves him wheelchair-bound and disillusioned with America and its war machine; he then devotes his life to anti-war activism. A few things to note: marines often declare their feelings less that 24 hours before deploying to a dangerous, war-ridden foreign country (but not before getting in a last dance), and, big surprise, they might have some issues after coming back.

 

Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket "Me Love You Long Time"

Stanley Kubrick‘s take on Nam, Full Metal Jacket is full of useful info about the life of a marine—from the degradation of basic training, platoon hazings involving bars of soap and what type of sexual propositions a marine is used to. Just to recap, Full Metal Jacket follows a platoon from basic through their stationing in Vietnam, and like just about all movies about Vietnam, is highly anti-war at its core. However, this is beside the point for our purposes. What you need to take away is this: you better be prepared to love them long time.

 

Jarhead

Jake Gyllenhaal reading in Jarhead

Another true story, Jarhead focuses on Operation Desert Storm, following Anthony Swofford as a marine in the Persian Gulf. Among the many things to worry about during war, most of the platoon is worried about their ladies back home being unfaithful to them while they are so far away for so long. Unfortunately, this proves to be true in many instances, even for our leading man. Upon returning home, he finds his long time girlfriend with a new boyfriend. The moral is: marines can be paranoid, but sometimes it’ justified. If you’re going to date one, you better be faithful. And if you can’t be, take a cue from Brian Dettman’s ex by rallying a neighbor to make a homemade porno with you and sending it on an unassuming VHS copy of The Deer Hunter. It’s a classy move.

 

Flags of our Fathers

Holding up the flag in Flags Of Our Fathers

We’ve all seen the iconic photograph of the marines holding up Old Glory during the fiercest battle in Iwo Jima in  WWII. Flags Of Our Fathers tells the story of the story of the three men who held the flag and survived, the heroism the country bestowed on them and how undeserving they felt of all the attention in the end. Word to the wise, when it comes to dating a hero, remember that survivors guilt can be a bitch.

 

The Great Santini

 

Blythe Danner shows Mila how to date a Marine

The Great Santini reminds us that despite our attempt to write this as a humorous article, the sacrifices that both Marines in Uniform, and their families make are no joke.  This film depicts the disconnect between a Marine Aviator (pilot for you landlubbers) who runs his family like a military unit, and his family who just want to be loved unconditionally.  It is not just returning combat veterans that deal with PTSD, but unfortunately their entire family must deal with this as well.

We are incredibly proud of the men and women who serve in our armed forces, and would like to suggest to our readers that if they liked this article then they should visit the Wounded Warrior Project, because the worst thing we can do is to forget about the sacrifices that have been made for freedom.

 

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Jessie Eisenberg And Jake Gyllenhaal Could Team To Stop Bank Robbing Magicians http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jessie-eisenberg-and-jake-gyllenhaal-could-team-to-stop-bank-robbing-magicians/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jessie-eisenberg-and-jake-gyllenhaal-could-team-to-stop-bank-robbing-magicians/#comments Wed, 08 Jun 2011 21:53:49 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=215396 Somebody has to stop them, you guys.

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Jesse Eisenberg and Jake Gyllenhaal have been offered roles with a straight face to star in Now You See Me. The Louis Letterier directed movie centers around FBI agents on the hunt for magicians who perform huge heists during their shows and then make it rain on the audience. Kind of like a magical Oprah or Point Break if the villians weren’t totally awesome.

Offers are also out to Philip Seymour Hoffman, Olivia Wilde, and Melanie Laurent. Before Eisenberg and Gyllenhaal, producers considered approaching the potential duos of Colin Firth and Sacha Baron Cohen or Jim Carrey and Hugh Grant. The decision was made to go younger because, hey, screw those guys. (Variety)

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‘Source Code’ Coming To VOD 2 Weeks Before The Bomb Explodes http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/source-code-coming-to-vod-2-weeks-before-the-bomb-explodes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/source-code-coming-to-vod-2-weeks-before-the-bomb-explodes/#comments Tue, 31 May 2011 20:05:13 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214106 Did I say 'the bomb explodes'? I meant 'the DVD comes out'.

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9 photosGaze Upon Jake Gyllenhaal's Gleaming Dome In 'End Of Watch' Set Photos

The movie Source Code was all about finding humanity and purpose in the face of dehumanizing technology – and so it will be for the DVDs and Blu-rays of the movie, who will have to live on despite Source Code getting released two weeks earlier on Video On Demand. Here’s the President of Summit Home Entertainment Steve Nickerson on the announcement:

“As the way a consumer’s consumption of feature films evolves, we are always looking for new ways that meet these demands. While we are optimistic about the consumer appetite for this type of home entertainment release pattern, we are only conducting a test in this case and not making an overall policy shift at this time. Once the results are in we will analyze the data and see what the consumer has to say.”

So, if you want to keep getting your grubby mitts on DVDs, better wait until the DVDs come out on July 26 to see Source Code, or they might stop making DVDs altogether. Which would be a shame, since they make such terrifically shiny Frisbees (just kidding DVD, I love you). The VOD release is on July 8, in case you’re an enemy of DVD.

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Here’s a startling development: It turns out Jake Gyllenhaal isn’t merely starring in End of Watch – he shaved his head and everything! My claim that he is the next Bruce Willis is really starting to bear out – funny because I had no idea what I was talking about at the time. The other mope in these pictures is Michael Peña, who did not shave his head, which I assume means that he is not as good an actor as Gyllenhaal.

In case you want to see more Gyllenhaal bald head pics (that might get us some more Google hits), you can see even more images from the “End of Watch Promotional Photoshoot In LA” by registering for a site called IHeartJakeMedia. Hey man, you do what you need to do. No judgement here.

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9 Lamest Virtual Reality Films http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-lamest-virtual-reality-films/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-lamest-virtual-reality-films/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2011 21:06:47 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204263 In honor of the abundance of horrible films involving virtual reality, I give you Virtual Turds - the nine lamest virtual reality films.

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Source Code, which opens this weekend, tells the story of Captain Colter Stevens, and his quest to find a terrorist bomber on a train headed for Chicago. That plot might sound predictable, but there’s a catch. The bombing has alread taken place, and the terrorist is already dead. Using a secret government program, Stevens is able to relive the life of one of the bombing victims during the eight minutes before the bomb detonates. He is forced to do this over and over again, gaining new clues each time, until he is able to unravel the mystery and identify the bomber. Isn’t virtual reality wonderful?

Of course, that technology hasn’t been invented yet. But filmmakers, especially those from the 1990′s, seemed to think that we’d all be wearing virtual reality helmets on a daily basis by now. As it turns out, their predictions were as bad as their movies. In honor of the abundance of horrible movies involving virtual reality, I give you the nine lamest virtual reality films.

The Lawnmower Man

No, this isn’t a film about penis enlargement pills. It’s actually about a future world where virtual reality games threaten to destroy our perception of reality…or something like that. The film was made by David Cronenberg, who also made Videodrome which I left off this list because it’s supossedly a classic. eXistenZ? Not so much.

The 13th Floor

If you ever find yourself as part of a team developing a top-secret virtual reality world depicting 1937 Los Angeles, make sure that the company you’re working for doesn’t house the project on the 13th floor. That’s just asking for bad luck.

Virtuosity

Before Russell Crowe was famous for playin Robin Hood and throwing phones at people, he made this steaming pile of virtual shit. In it, he plays a computer composite of multiple serial killers who somehow ends up in the real world. Denzel Washington was also in the film, and after looking back at this trailer, it’s amazing to think that they both went on to win Oscars.

Spy Kids 3D

As an adult, I don’t have the patience to sit through Spy Kids 3-D, but little kids seem to enjoy it. Then again, little kids seem to enjoy putting random things in their mouths and shitting themselves, so I’m not sure that’s exactly a vote of confidence. At any rate, the film takes place in a virtual world, so it made the list.

Matrix 3

The first Matrix was awesome, and may be the greatest virtual reality related film ever made. But by the time they rolled out the third installment, most people were ready to unplug.

Disclosure

This isn’t a virtual reality film, per se. It deals more with sexual harassment in the workplace, and the double standard sometimes faced by men. I can totally relate to that, since I’m constantly being fondled at work. Of course I work at home and live alone, but that’s not the point. What is the point? I’m not exactly sure, but it had something to do with the pointless virtual related subplot depicted in the clip above, where Michael Douglas uses an VR prototype to hack into his company’s mainframe.

Webmaster

The quality of a film is inversely proportional to the amount of times its title is said aloud in the trailer. That doesn’t bode well for Webmaster. That fact aside, it’s by far the greatest Danish film about virtual reality…on this list.

Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace

We can’t include the original Lawnmower Man and not include its even crappier sequel. This time, Jobe is back, and he’s taking over the world…or something. Who cares? You’d think the computer graphics would have improved with time, and in a way, I guess they are better than the original. But they are so overused in the sequel that they actually look worse. Not even Matt Frewer could save this film, and he played Max Headroom!

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If director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) has his way, he’ll send Megan Fox, Rosario Dawson, Eva Mendes, Rachel McAdams, Olivia Wilde or Zoe Saldana to Moon. Perhaps to test the effects of zero gravity on my favorite boobs? Just leave a girl or two on Earth for us all to masturbate to, Liman.

The director is finally dusting off his sci-fi caper film, now with the clever name “untitled Moon project,” which has been lingering at Paramount after a jump from Dreamworks in 2007. After rewrites by top screenwriters like Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes), and now that Liman’s All You Need Is Kill is getting killed for lack of momentum at Warner Bros, Liman is ready to round up actors for a good old fashioned space heist.

For the male lead, Limon’s met with Andrew Garfield, Emile Hirsch and Chris Pine. Of course, Chris Pine has spaceperience (space experience) as Star Trek‘s Captain Kirk, but I’m sure Spider-Man‘s been to space a bunch of times. No biggie. Jake Gyllenhaal used to be attached, but he ain’t no more.

Here’s the plot:

The story centers on a renegade group of former space employees, led by an Eastern European woman, who travel the world, stealing space equipment in an attempt to go back to the moon to acquire an energy source. The last item to steal — or in this case, kidnap — is an ex-NASA employee.

You’ve got to hand it to them – if you’re a criminal, what better place is there to escape to than the moon? It’s very unlikely the police will follow you in a squad rocket. Then again, how do you inconspicuously re-enter the earth’s atmosphere? (Hollywood Reporter)

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SXSW Review: Source Code http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/sxsw-review-source-code/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/sxsw-review-source-code/#comments Sat, 12 Mar 2011 08:16:07 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201393 An intelligent sci-fi with thoughtful themes.

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Source Code is not a time travel movie. It is a time re-assignment movie. Dr. Rutlidge (Jeffrey Wright) would want me to make that clear. It is a smart sci-fi movie and a thriller that happens to support my worldview.

Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) is part of a military experiment designed by Rutlidge. They send Colter into the body of Sean on a train eight minutes before it explodes. Goodwyn (Vera Farmiga) debriefs Colter each time he returns, so they can find out who bombed the train and stop his next attack on Chicago.

Sounds like a more limited “Quantum Leap.” Sounds like a serious Groundhog Day. It’s more. There are familiar elements of time travel stories for fun. The same woman spills coffee each time. The same guy knocks a bunch of files on the floor. Colter gets better at moving through the scenario to piece together the attack.

The film doesn’t just drop red herrings. It beats up its red herrings. Colter also tries to save Sean’s girlfriend, Christina (Michelle Monaghan), which you’d surely wonder about if you watched the train explosion over and over.

What’s deeper is the science of the source code is both quantum and metaphysical. Rutlidge explains the energy field that remains after death and the memory remaining in a postmortem brain. Together, they let Colter’s unique DNA explore a version of the tragic events. Read any spiritual text for more on the metaphysical connection between all living things.

We see the train scene repeat seven times, and there are two more trips we don’t see. Each time, they think of a new way for Colter to die, triggering his return to the present, so it’s not always in the explosion. The eight minute timeframe is a tight increment of suspense. You watch the clock on both sides, Colter’s and Goodwyn’s.

Some nitpicks don’t undermine the power of the story, but the CGI explosion is really bad. There is also a train jump that looks ridiculous, but I appreciate the effort to slam Jake Gyllenhaal around. The ideas behind the effects are worth it, and some of the shots of flames within the train have an aesthetic beauty, if not realism.

The film ultimately asks a beautiful question. Even if you can’t ultimately change the past, shouldn’t you still do it just for the sake of making that temporary alternate history better? Duncan Jones was not a one hit wonder. He’s the go to guy for intelligent sci-fi with thoughtful themes.

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New ‘Source Code’ Posters Range From Classy To Crazy http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-source-code-posters-range-from-classy-to-crazy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-source-code-posters-range-from-classy-to-crazy/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2011 08:18:09 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=102744 In the first one, star Jake Gyllenhaal goes to Square Town. In the second, he's walking around Clocksville, USA.

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These are two new posters for the Duncan Jones helmed Source Code. It’s Jones’ new sci-fi thriller after the awesome Moon, where we learned that moon jobs are really, really shady.

First we see the UK poster, which is super-crazy. It’s like Jake Gyllenhaal has broken through to Square Town, a dimension where everything is a bunch of squares. Good thing he brought a gun to shoot all those squares, otherwise he wouldn’t stand a chance if they all decided at once to eat him or something.

The second poster was made special for the SXSW premiere of Source Code. It was designed by Olly Moss for Mondo Tees. Moss also made a Moon poster in a similarly retro style. I think this one’s pretty cool. It’s like Gyllenhaal’s become part of a clock, a distinction that puts him in the same club as Felix The Cat. Wow, I’ve just described a pretty fancy club.

Source Code will be in theaters nationwide April 1st. Click the images to embiggen them. (FirstShowing)

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Jake Gyllenhaal Up For Cops N’ Robbers Talkie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jake-gyllenhaal-up-for-cops-n-robbers-talkie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jake-gyllenhaal-up-for-cops-n-robbers-talkie/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2011 16:55:46 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=31357 It's far time that Jake Gyllenhaal add 'police officer' to the back of his head shot.

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It’s far time that Jake Gyllenhaal add ‘police officer’ to the back of his head shot. He’s in early talks to join David Ayer‘s gritty police drama End Of Watch.

It sounds like another generic cop movie but it so isn’t, you guys. Though there aren’t too many details, it’s said the story centers on the friendship between two seasoned partners. But probably less in the awesome Lethal Weapon way, and more in the ‘I think my partner is corrupt’ kind of way. No word yet on who will partner up with Gyllenhaal, but let’s hope that they are a kind and conscientious partner with the shred of decency it takes to not put their muddy feet on the squad car dash. Officer Jake just Armor All’ed. (Variety)

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David O. Russell’s ‘Nailed’ Screens Without His Knowledge http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/david-o-russells-nailed-screens-without-his-knowledge/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/david-o-russells-nailed-screens-without-his-knowledge/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2011 13:41:08 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=31350 Cover the baby's ears. There's going to be LOTS of door slamming.

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Here’s a good idea. You’re the producer of a shelved project from which the writer/director has famously walked away. Suddenly, that director is enjoying a career high after his newest film has won multiple Oscar nominations and awards. Naturally, you try to get the failed project into theaters. Oh yeah. Also this director is known to fly into bouts of rage.

That’s exactly what’s happening with David O. Russell‘s Nailed. After money woes forced many production shutdowns, Russell washed his hands of it and moved on to The Fighter. Just a few nights ago producer David Bergstein held a test screening of the unfinished film without the cast and filmmakers knowledge.

The satirical health care comedy stars Jessica Biel as a small town waitress who gets a nail lodged in her head. She can’t afford to have it removed and it causes her to do crazy and impulsive things. She decides to head to D.C. to lobby for health care reform. While there, she becomes intimate with a congressman played by Jake Gyllenhaal and her crazy actions escalate.

The screening was said to be a bit of a mess. There were no cohesive elements to hold the scatter-shot scenes together and Russell’s name was spelled “David O’Russell” on the flyer (Damn you, Kinko’sssssss!!!!!). Still, producers are planning to push through for a distribution deal based on the strength of his name. In fact, the post-screening questionnaire asked viewers if Russell were the reason they attended. Personally, I think a cursory glance at a sentence containing the words “Jessica Biel” and “nailed” would be the best bet at getting asses in the seats. (Deadline)

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Gyllenhaal and Maguire Battling For ‘Bourne Legacy’ Lead http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gyllenhaal-and-maguire-shooting-at-each-other-for-bourne-legacy-lead/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gyllenhaal-and-maguire-shooting-at-each-other-for-bourne-legacy-lead/#comments Fri, 25 Feb 2011 04:27:43 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=29803 Who will become the next one-man ultimate killing machine?

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In case something happened to your memory, Matt Damon has bailed on Jason Bourne, sympathy-bailing on the series with director Paul Greengrass. Bourne trilogy screenwriter Tony Gilroy is now snuggling into the director’s chair for #4, and another actor presumably gets to play a new lucky agent who becomes a one-man ultimate killing machine, courtesy of Operation Treadstone. Who will it be?

The biggest stars in the mix are Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal. If Bourne Legacy requires this new agent to do a lot of embarrassing on-screen crying, I’m guessing Maguire will snag the role. However, there are a bunch of somewhat less famous actors in contention, including Taylor Kitsch (the terrible Gambit from X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Garrett Hedlund (Jeff Bridges’ kid from Tron: Legacy) and Kellan Lutz (one of the Twilight-ers). Gilroy is insisting that all the actors screen test, so we’re guessing he’s not a total web-head or Twi-hard.

The Bourne Legacy is tentatively scheduled to open fire on theaters August 2012. (The Playlist)

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Jake Gyllenhaal Is A Creepy And Talkative Passenger http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jake-gyllenhaal-is-a-creepy-and-talkative-passenger/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jake-gyllenhaal-is-a-creepy-and-talkative-passenger/#comments Wed, 23 Feb 2011 20:27:30 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=29391 The second trailer for Duncan Jones's Source Code wastes no time getting to the point. If you like your intrigue sprinkled with cool special effects and Jake Gyllenhaal jumping around on a train, this is your leading source of joy.

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The second trailer for Duncan Jones‘s Source Code wastes no time getting to the point. If you like your intrigue sprinkled with cool special effects and Jake Gyllenhaal jumping around on a train, this is your leading source of joy. 

Jake Gyllenhaal is beamed into the body of a doomed train passenger and only has eight minutes to locate a bomb before it explodes. When he fails to do so, he’s beamed back. The more he travels back. the more events shift and change. Careful playing with that kind of fire, Jake. If you mess around too much, your father may never beat up a rapist outside the Enchantment Under The Sea Dance. Then where would you be?

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‘Hanna’ and ‘Source Code’ Drop Some Posters On Us http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hanna-and-source-code-drop-some-posters-on-us/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hanna-and-source-code-drop-some-posters-on-us/#comments Tue, 25 Jan 2011 22:35:16 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=22253 'Source Code' and 'Hanna' marketing departments get all visual up in this piece.

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The widely-anticipated Source Code, Duncan Jones‘ follow-up to Moon, shows Jake Gyllenhaal running away from photographs that are trying to eat him. Which is always a tricky situation. Jake plays an operative who becomes embedded in the last eight minutes of a man’s life in order to both solve a crime and prevent another one, but to do so, he must relive those minutes over and over in order gather clues. So the photos are clues. Or keepsakes. Only time will tell. (Coming Soon)

Today also marks the release of a poster for Hanna, starring Eric Bana and Saoirse Ronan, in which a girl (Ronan) is trained to kill her CIA agent father (Bana). By all accounts, the movie is supposed to be exceptional, and the poster does those sentiments justice. The simplicity of it is striking, as are Ronan’s baby blues. (Film School Rejects)

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2011 SXSW Kicks Off With ‘Source Code’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/2011-sxsw-kicks-off-with-source-code/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/2011-sxsw-kicks-off-with-source-code/#comments Thu, 16 Dec 2010 21:22:52 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=12671 Duncan Jones's second feature, Source Code, will open the 2011 South by Southwest (SXSW if you're cool) Film Festival in Austin, TX on March 11.

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Jake Gyllenhaal doesn't take notes.

Duncan Jones‘s second feature, Source Code, will open the 2011 South by Southwest (SXSW if you’re cool) Film Festival in Austin, TX on March 11. Film Conference and Festival Producer Janet Pierson had this to say in a press release:

“We are delighted to welcome Duncan Jones back to SXSW. His debut Moon showed an intelligence, skill, and exceptional use of limited resources that’s exactly the kind of filmmaking we love to support,” said Film Conference and Festival Producer Janet Pierson. “Source Code is a terrific follow-up; it’s a smart, suspenseful thriller, and a perfect fit for our 2011 Opening Night!”

In the film, Jake Gyllenhaal is inserted into an operation to stop a train from crashing that’s almost as difficult as remembering how to spell his last name. It also stars Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, and Jeffrey Wright. You’re an amazing actor, Jeffrey, but you’re bringing down the sexy meter. Let Vera say your lines.

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Review: Love and Other Drugs http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-love-and-other-drugs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-love-and-other-drugs/#comments Tue, 23 Nov 2010 22:57:35 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=9084 One of those romantic comedies that opens with pop music. It’s retro pop music because the movie is set in the ‘90s, but it’s still one of those movies that has no personality of its own so it tries to bogart a song that conveys personality.

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Love and Other Drugs is one of those romantic comedies that opens with pop music. It’s retro pop music because the movie is set in the ‘90s, but it’s still one of those movies that has no personality of its own so it tries to bogart a song that conveys personality. They even construct an impromptu dance montage in the opening credits, woven “seamlessly” into the plot and character establishment.

Jamie Randall (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a pharmaceutical rep hounding doctors’ offices to push samples of Zoloft. His powers of seduction come in handy with the receptionists, but he actually falls for a patient, Maggie Murdock (Anne Hathaway).

I would be down for a smart romance set against a backdrop of medical ethics, but that’s not what Love and Other Drugs is. This movie is trying so hard to be cute and clever it is annoying. The dialogue is so intent on characters dressing up their words, it draws attention to itself. No one can just say, “This is what’s happening to me.”

Here’s the difference between real clever and fake clever. Real clever leaves the point implied so the viewer can make the connection. Think Social Network. Fake clever is when characters express every single theme that’s supposed to be implied by their actions. Jamie uses all his medical knowledge to diagnose every character he encounters. Maggie analyzes Jamie’s pick-up game to explain their connection, or makes jokes to spell out her entire medical history. Those are all just references, not implications.

All the characters talk too much. Jamie’s brother Josh (Josh Gad) fills the role of the sleazeball best friend. His mom and dad (Jill Clayburgh and George Segal in only one scene) just plow through exposition about their sons’ backstories. Jamie’s partner and mentor, Bruce (Oliver Platt) just spews words out. I don’t blame the actors. You’ve got to work. The writing and directing should have been more subtle and let the scenes sit for a moment.

There are lots of hot bodies and nudity though. The sex scenes between Jamie and Maggie are hot. Hathaway even tries blocking the view with her arm or pulling the sheets up, but her boob keeps popping out. You see Gyllenhaal’s butt a lot too, but more her.

There is such inherent drama in this relationship and the world of pharmaceutical ethics, couldn’t Ed Zwick just trust the material? The training methods Pfizer teaches their reps are interesting. Jamie’s game is more powerful than The Mystery Method too. Seriously, he could host a “Seduce and Destroy” seminar. There’s a really healthy scene where Maggie builds up Jamie’s self-esteem when he doesn’t even know he’s insecure. That’s followed by a totally fake love moment.

Love and Other Drugs has a substantive message about relationships and medicine, but it’ buried in the insincere rom-com. Maggie’s emotional moment is hardcore, and when Jamie breaks through her rejection, even I fell for him. All I can remember though are people talking with their mouths full and bumbling around on the phone.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Experiences Commuter Hell In ‘Source Code’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jake-gyllenhaal-experiences-commuter-hell-in-source-code-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jake-gyllenhaal-experiences-commuter-hell-in-source-code-trailer/#comments Sat, 20 Nov 2010 01:50:25 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=8856 Summit has dropped the trailer for Duncan Jones's Source Code, and it's a good ol' fashioned brain tickler. Jake Gyllenhaal is a Captain who wakes up in the body of another man. He soon finds out that he's part of a government experiment called the "Source Code," which enables him to cross over into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes of his life.

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Summit has dropped the trailer for Duncan Jones‘s Source Code, and it’s a good ol’ fashioned brain tickler. Jake Gyllenhaal is a Captain who wakes up in the body of another man. He soon finds out that he’s part of a government experiment called the”Source Code,” which enables him to cross over into another man’s identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. He relives a massive train explosion over and over and over again in an effort to find the bomber and get the damn train safely to its stop. It looks one notch more intense than your average NYC work commute, which is saying a lot. Michelle Monaghan plays the love interest, and Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright run the program. I wish more code writers at my office looked like Vera Farmiga. And smelled less like Pringles. Love you guys! (Please don’t destroy my site).

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EXCLUSIVE: Jake Gyllenhaal Is Thai-curious In ‘Love & Other Drugs’ Red-Band Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/exclusive-jake-gyllenhaal-is-thai-curious-in-love-other-drugs-red-band-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/exclusive-jake-gyllenhaal-is-thai-curious-in-love-other-drugs-red-band-trailer/#comments Fri, 12 Nov 2010 21:56:56 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=8135 20th Century Fox sent over an exclusive red-band trailer of Ed Zwick's Love & Other Drugs starring Jack Gyllenhaal and Anna Hathaway. We can finally see that this film has some edge to it, and a ton of synonyms for the word "penis."

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20th Century Fox sent over an exclusive red-band trailer of Ed Zwick’s Love & Other Drugs starring Jack Gyllenhaal and Anna Hathaway. We can finally see that this film has some edge to it, and a ton of synonyms for the word “penis.” Gyllenhaal plays a charming Viagra salesman who engages in a casual relationship with Hathaway after seeing her boobs under false pretenses. But love gets in the way, as it always does. Damn feelings. We praise evolution for giving Man a conscience, but it’s the main reason we can’t screw like monkeys. Well most of us who have to get up in the morning for work, anyway.

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‘Love & Other Drugs’ Trailer Makes Boner Pills Romantic http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/love-other-drugs-trailer-makes-boner-pills-romantic/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/love-other-drugs-trailer-makes-boner-pills-romantic/#comments Mon, 16 Aug 2010 17:16:12 +0000 Reza F. Deeeeeeeerp! Jack Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway star in Love & Other Drugs, a romantic comedy that isn’t afraid to rom-com it up in every aspect possible. Gyllenhaal plays a charming...

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Deeeeeeeerp!

Jack Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway star in Love & Other Drugs, a romantic comedy that isn’t afraid to rom-com it up in every aspect possible. Gyllenhaal plays a charming Viagra salesman who tricks a free-spirited Hathaway into taking her shirt off. After she beats him with a suitcase, they go get a cup of coffee, and the rest is history.

The cheeseball lines, the music, the sappy on-screen text, the emotionally distant male protagonist whose resolve is broken by the emotionally distant female protagonist — it’s got it all. Why couldn’t their casual arrangement of sex with no strings attached just have remained casual?! Because love got in the way, Silly. Ed Zwick, who has been taking on period pieces such as The Last Samurai and Defiance as of late, directed the film, which I suppose could still be considered a period piece, meaning you have to be able to have one in order to think it looks good.

Love & Other Drugs hits theaters November 24th.

Check out the trailer after the jump…


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Love and Other Drugs http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/love-other-drugs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/love-other-drugs/#comments Mon, 16 Aug 2010 16:42:30 +0000 Defy Media Director: Edward Zwick Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hank Azaria, Judy Greer, Oliver Platt, Gabriel Macht, George Segal Synopsis: Maggie (Hathaway) is an alluring free spirit who won’t let anyone...

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Director: Edward Zwick

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hank Azaria, Judy Greer, Oliver Platt, Gabriel Macht, George Segal

Synopsis: Maggie (Hathaway) is an alluring free spirit who won’t let anyone – or anything – tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie’s evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love. Based on Jamie Reidy’s memoir “Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman.”

Release: November 24th, 2010

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Brokeback Hat Sold Separately http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brokeback-hat-sold-separately/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brokeback-hat-sold-separately/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 I'm Jake! Howdy, howdy, howdy!

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I’m Jake! Howdy, howdy, howdy!

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Review: ‘Prince of Persia’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-prince-of-persia/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-prince-of-persia/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time PG-13, 116m., 2010 Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina Directed by Mike Newell Screenplay by Boaz Yakin, Doug Miro...

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
PG-13, 116m., 2010
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina
Directed by Mike Newell
Screenplay by Boaz Yakin, Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard based upon the video game created by Jordan Mechner
 
Jake Gyllenhaal and the cast of the Royal Shakespeare company imprison themselves in a horrible sandstorm of a movie in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
 
Mega-Producer Jerry Bruckheimer brings us another one of his lackluster epic adventures, this time adapted from the popular 1989 video game of the same name, where a young street kid turned warrior named Dastan, (ah-hem “Destiny” get it?) played by Gyllenhaal, in taken into the world of kings, golden robes and military raids, where he is the chosen son of Persia, until his father is killed in a coup-de’ta by his brother Nazim (Ben Kingsley, at his evil-pointed beard worst) for a special sand sword that can turn back time, beheld by Princess Taima (Gemma Arterton).
 
From there the plot, or lack of one, in Prince of Persia makes you wish that the Sand of Time Sword can give you the two hours back. The chemistry between leads Gyllenhaal and Arterton disappears in the wind as the CGI sands and palaces become straining on the eyes.
 
Gyllenhaa,l laced with black eyeliner and straggled hair, join the league of  actors, included Colin Farrell, Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Eric Bana, who starred in disappointing sword and sandal epics. Gyllenhaal is too good for this kind of movie, where his awkwardly weighted shoulders and deer in the headlights expression cannot surpass the dull adventurous hero character of Dastan.
 
Alfred Molina’s mischievous grin and Arterton’s heaving tanned chest are the only things to clear the sand from your eyes and make this piece of dreck watchable. Molina playing Sheik Amar, a half Jack Sparrow/half desert  bubbling conman, has much humor and character interest to spare. Producer Bruckheimer interjects his current tea partier slant into this character, and Amar spits and howls about the country’s high taxes, which no matter what your personal politics will make you have a good belly laugh or two.
 
As for Arterton’s heaving tanned chest: this is where her talent lies for this movie. With Quantum of Solace and this performance, the model turned actress shows to be good British eye candy for an audience of teenage males, but is yet to be determined as a strong Keira Knightley or Kate Winslet type of a actress.
 
Director Mike Newell of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Donnie Brasco fame, directs this movie as a director for hire job. The action and  scenes of sparse dialogue have no consistency or energy. Newell seems to have let producer Bruckheimer take over the movie and give it his standard wham-bam-thank-you-mama style of shooting, editing and overblown special effects.
 
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
is one of the worst summer going experiences to hit the big screen since Terminator: Salvation.
 
Grade: D-
 

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‘Prince of Persia’ Trailer, Number Two http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/prince-of-persia-trailer-number-two/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/prince-of-persia-trailer-number-two/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 "Gemma, it's just that I think we work better as friends. But, like, really really awesome friends. Y'know?" The second trailer for Jerry Bruckheimer's sand-in-the-crevasse epic Prince of Persia has dirt-tornadoed its way to them Internets to show off the film's story and awkward attempts at sexual tension. It's pretty much the same trailer as before but this time the events are shown in a slightly different order. I'm on to you, Jerry. The plot sounds very similar to Lord of the Rings. An appointed protector must transport a magical item to certain location without it falling into the clutches of evil. Though Frodo's flirtations with Samwise were a lot less wooden than Jake Gyllenhaal's with Gemma Arterton. Enjoy the sand karate after the jump...

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"Gemma, it’s just that I think we work better as friends. But, like, really really awesome friends. Y’know?"

The second trailer for Jerry Bruckheimer‘s sand-in-the-crevasse epic Prince of Persia has dirt-tornadoed its way to them Internets to show off the film’s story and awkward attempts at sexual tension. It’s pretty much the same trailer as before but this time the events are shown in a slightly different order. I’m on to you, Jerry.

The plot sounds very similar to Lord of the Rings. An appointed protector must transport a magical item to certain location without it falling into the clutches of evil. Though Frodo’s flirtations with Samwise were a lot less wooden than Jake Gyllenhaal’s with Gemma Arterton.

Enjoy the sand karate after the jump…


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Vera Farmiga & Michelle Monaghan Join Duncan Jones’s ‘Source Code’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/vera-farmiga-michelle-monaghan-join-duncan-joness-source-code/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/vera-farmiga-michelle-monaghan-join-duncan-joness-source-code/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Moon director Duncan Jones will be following up his debut with another sci-fi entry. Source Code stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier investigating a terrorist bombing of a train. Using an experimental technology, Gyllenhaal enters the body of an unknown commuter and must relive the bombing over and over again until he finds who is responsible for the act (Could it be him? What are the twist-ending chances??). Vera Farmiga and Michelle Monaghan have just joined the time-travel mystery. Farmiga will play the communications officer controlling Gyllenhaal and Monaghan will play a love interest he encounters while travelling. Time to come clean a little bit. I originally planned to group the above pictures of the actresses together in the hopes that one thing may lead to another and that they would start to kiss a little bit. Then that baby had to show up and spoil my genius plot. I'll get you for this baby! Just as soon as I can pull my pants back up. (THR)

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Moon director Duncan Jones will be following up his debut with another sci-fi entry. Source Code stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier investigating a terrorist bombing of a train. Using an experimental technology, Gyllenhaal enters the body of at unknown commuter and must relive the bombing over and over again until he finds who is responsible for the act (Could it be him? What are the twist-ending chances??). Vera Farmiga and Michelle Monaghan have just joined the time-travel mystery.

Farmiga will play the communications officer controlling Gyllenhaal and Monaghan will play a love interest he encounters while travelling. Time to come clean a little bit. I originally planned to group the above pictures of the actresses together in the hopes that one thing may lead to another and that they would start to kiss a little bit. Then that baby had to show up and spoil my genius plot. I’ll get you for this baby! Just as soon as I can pull my pants back up. (THR)

  

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‘Prince of Persia’ Sneak Peek http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/prince-of-persia-sneak-peek/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/prince-of-persia-sneak-peek/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Last night on the Spike 2009 Video Game Awards, Jake Gyllenhaal stepped out on stage to introduce a one minute sneak peak of his new movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. If you've seen the first trailer, the footage isn't all that exciting. It seems like it was intended for an audience that wouldn't watch or attend the Spike 2009 Video Game Awards because that audience would have most likely seen the first trailer, and they wouldn't appreciate Jake showcasing old footage like it's something to sh*t your pants over. Just saying. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time blows into theaters May 28th, 2010. Don't let any of it get into your butt crack. And check out the sneak peek below.

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Last night on the Spike 2009 Video Game Awards, Jake Gyllenhaal stepped out on stage to introduce a one minute sneak peak of his new movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. If you’ve seen the first trailer, the footage isn’t all that exciting. It seems like it was intended for an audience that wouldn’t watch or attend the Spike 2009 Video Game Awards because that audience would have most likely seen the first trailer, and they wouldn’t appreciate Jake showcasing old footage like it’s something to sh*t your pants over. Just saying.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time blows into theaters May 28th, 2010. Don’t let any of it get into your butt crack. And check out the sneak peek below.

(via /Film)

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‘Prince of Persia’ Trailer Sticks Like Cinema Sand in Your Brain Crevices http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/prince-of-persia-trailer-sticks-like-cinema-sand-in-your-brain-crevices/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/prince-of-persia-trailer-sticks-like-cinema-sand-in-your-brain-crevices/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Jake Gyllenhaal jumps from crumbling ledge to overhang to gargoyle in this action-packed trailer for Prince of Persia. I haven't seen so much sand and fire whipping through the air since since my last drunken visit to the coast. Mike Newell of Harry Potter fame directs and Jerry Bruckheimer of facial hair infamy produces, guaranteeing a magically grand Disney adventure. Hopefully we'll see a higher quality version in the very near future, but for now this will have to do. I only hope they do something about Gemma Arterton's voiceover. It sounds like she's narrating a video game, and not the trailer for a video game adaptation.

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Jake Gyllenhaal jumps from crumbling ledge to overhang to gargoyle in this action-packed trailer for Prince of Persia. I haven’t seen so much sand and fire whipping through the air since since my last drunken visit to the coast. Mike Newell of Harry Potter fame directs and Jerry Bruckheimer of facial hair infamy produces, guaranteeing a magically grand Disney adventure. Hopefully we’ll see a higher quality version in the very near future, but for now this will have to do. I only hope they do something about Gemma Arterton‘s voiceover. It sounds like she’s narrating a video game, and not the trailer for a video game adaptation.

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