Friday, 28 May 2010

Prince of Persia

Jake Gyllenhaal
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Mike Newell:

'I’d known Jake for a long time because I’d known his parents and worked with his sister, but I’d never worked with him. His face is his fortune. He looks like he has one layer of skin fewer than anyone else; he’s tender and vulnerable in a way that a lot of people aren’t. But then he made himself into an action hero. I saw him do it, step by step. Of course the stunt man is there, because of insurance, but Jake did all his own riding, his own fighting, his own gymnastics. It’s something that you don’t see until you look at the whole movie and think: Christ, he actually did that. On the one hand he gave what I expected him to give, which is the sensitive actor stuff. But on the other, he really worked hard.'


Sir Ben Kingsley:

'Jake is a great leading man to work with - he's wonderful to work with because he makes himself vulnerable. For a strong young guy like that, not many of his American counterparts are vulnerable. They don't dare to be vulnerable because they think vulnerable is weak. It is not - to be vulnerable is to be very strong.'

Sources: Mike Newell discusses 'Prince of Persia' and Ben Kingsley praises Jake Gyllenhaal's vulnerable side in Prince of Persia

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Anonymous said...

Fingers crossed!

lol said...

Aliasas: I will feel horrible if a sexy hunk like Jake Gyllenhaal is beat out this weekend by four menopausal women.
about 1 hour ago

Anonymous said...

Does it have homoerotic undertones and/or half-naked sweaty men wrestling each other?
SATC2: Not really. Big gets hit on at Stanford and Anthony's wedding.
POP: Definitely! How about a shirtless Jake wrestling another hottie! Lot's of men hugging after battles!
Which is more gay? POP for the win!


Ah, those gays! :)

Anonymous said...

I will feel horrible if a sexy hunk like Jake Gyllenhaal is beat out this weekend by four menopausal women.

Or a green troll and a donkey.

LOL said...

I will feel horrible if a sexy hunk like Jake Gyllenhaal is beat out this weekend by four menopausal women.

I still LOL about Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs taking number 1 two weeks in a row last year, against bigger names.

Ted said...

Dear Ted:
OK, I know you claim that very high numbers of Hollywood stars are gay. So I think I have five who are completely straight. Joel McHale, Ryan Gosling, John Krasinski, Patrick Dempsey and Jimmy Kimmel. I know they all work in very different areas of Hollywood but it was all I could think of. Am I right?
—Gale

Dear Pretty on the Money:
Almost.


Dear Ted:
Why did Sophia Bush say that she's been dating Austin Nichols for four years? She forgot that she had two long-term boyfriends during that time, actors Jon Foster and James Lafferty, and that this statement contradicts what she said about Austin in the past. Don't you think it's interesting that she created this particular dating timeline and that she strategically chose E! to talk about it?
—Reggie

Dear Coincidences:
Hey, you're sayin' it, not me! But yes, the timeline is more than fishy.


Dear Ted:
First, I really, super don't get the big deal about celebs being out. I've had a crush on Neil Patrick Harris since I was 5, and his sexuality doesn't change that. I still adore him, because all Hollywood is, is fantasy. Allowing a star's personal life disrupt your suspension of disbelief shows a complete lack of imagination, in my opinion. Besides, it's not like I have a shot with Johnny Depp, either.
—Kristen

Dear Letter of the Day:
It's probably because you know how to keep a little reality with your gossip. Most people do not. As you said, Hollywood is a fantasy. Too many people sit unhappy in their lives and dream of being rescued by Mr. Right. Mr. Right can't be homolicious for these women (and men).

Bitch Back!

Anonymous said...

But yes, the timeline is more than fishy.

Why did Sophia say something so transparent?

Jerry and Jake said...

four menopausal women
green troll and a donkey


Fuck!

Anonymous said...

What is more transparent is that as per usual someone that posts here and OMG sent in that letter. Ted must know it from the same few "readers", who else gives a flying fuck?

Anonymous said...

^^^Oh, was it supposed to be a secret that a TBer is sending letters to Ted? It doesn't sound to me like they're trying to hide that fact. And I guess you give a flying fuck or you wouldn't be reading Ted, OMG and WFT2, which you obviously do, lol. Sounds like you follow all of it pretty closely ;)

Anonymous said...

What is more transparent is that as per usual someone that posts here and OMG sent in that letter.

So? What's wrong with sending questions to Ted???

BTW, try reading OTH forums, there are more people who are interested in Sophia, or Austin and Sophia.

:-) said...

jophster: WAAAAT?! Jake Gyllenhaal might be gay!?!! O god please let it be so!!!
8 minutes ago

Anonymous said...

jpsurla: Moral lesson: Movie date with your kid brother as a chaperone never works. Bye Carrie Bradshaw! Hello Jake Gyllenhaal. Ugh.
14 minutes ago

Anonymous said...

Dear Letter of the Day:
It's probably because you know how to keep a little reality with your gossip. Most people do not. As you said, Hollywood is a fantasy. Too many people sit unhappy in their lives and dream of being rescued by Mr. Right. Mr. Right can't be homolicious for these women (and men).


Amen, Ted. :)

review said...

But the real auteur here is producer Jerry Bruckheimer. As the man behind Pirates of the Caribbean, Bruckheimer specializes in family-friendly popcorn movies that sport complicated plot lines braided around simple themes. Adhering to formula, Prince of Persia serves up plenty of action, ponderous backstory, exotic locales and a dash of chaste romance. What’s missing is memorable dialogue and the sense that anything depicted on screen could actually happen.

In one arena, Prince does manage a fresh twist on 21st-century action cinema: Each time Gyllenhaal scales fortress walls or bounds across rooftops, it’s a wonder to behold. Trained in Parkour, the French discipline devoted to overcoming physical obstacles through sheer human strength, Gyllenhaal performs most of his own stunts. He deserves an A for Leaping.

6/10

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/05/review-prince-of-persia

Anonymous said...

Kickque: YES he is.RT @Mouisariy: please anyone tell me, is Jake Gyllenhaal gay???
about 22 hours ago

Anonymous said...

pouty_k: I just saw Prince of Persia. It was great fun. Jake Gyllenhaal was very shiny! His action is amazing. I'll see the movie again! :)
2 minutes ago

E! Online said...

Review in a Hurry: A video game-turned-summer-movie (and soon a theme-park ride, no doubt), this adequately entertaining popcorn pic pits the titular prince (Jake Gyllenhaal) against a villain in pursuit of a mystical, time-reversing dagger. PoP packs in eye-popping action but could've used a little more swash in its buckle.

B-

Emanuel Levy said...

"Prince of Persia" may serve as testing ground for the star power and banakability of Gyllenhaal—it may be the first flick whose succcess really depends on his shoulders. Pumped-up from extensive gym work, sporting a strangely-looking long hair (which makes him look like a rock star), and essaying a British accent semi-successfully, Gyllenhaal somehow manages to wear the period costumes convinceingly, and move elegantly enough to attract the attention of young boys with jumps over steep roofs or plunges into deep waters.

Anachronistic dialogue, and references to current politics, specifically the Iraq War and weapons of mass destruction, threaten to turn the saga into an undefinable mismash, a hodge-podge of a movie. We learn that the villains have tricked the Persian Army into invading the city of Alamut, claiming that its denizens have presumbaly smuggled weapons of destruction to Persia's enemies.

However, since the whole thing is not meant to be taken too seriously, there is no chance that the film would become provocative or objectionable in any way to members of its primary target audience--young children.

As noted, the film's computer game origins are all too evident in the calculated insertion of the battles and the action scenes. All the elements build up to the the anticipated climax, a rousing showdown between Dastan and his enemies, during which the children seated next to me at the screening were on their feet, screaming and cheering.

An old-fashioned, innocuous tale, "Prince of Persia" is played in a serio manner (with straight faces), without any signs of the retro cool or campy humor that often mark much fare, as was the case of "The Pirates" franchise, particularly Johnny Depp's performance.

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Babblers said...

Too many people sit unhappy in their lives and dream of being rescued by Mr. Right. Mr. Right can't be homolicious for these women

*cough*

Anonymous said...

No more POP reviews, please, I went to Rotten Tomatoes and damn, it dropped to 39%. Yesterday it was over 50%. :(

Anonymous said...

Ok, we should wait till tomorow when Rotten Tomatoes will be 56% again :)

Anonymous said...

...during which the children seated next to me at the screening were on their feet, screaming and cheering.

Awww, that's great! :)

Madhu 'MadMan' Menon said...

madmanweb: Prince of Persia - 5/10 - little chemistry between leads, SFX beyond believability, and Gyllenhaal looks like a manic depressive.
3 minutes ago

fuck off bitch! said...

kimberleyolsen: JAKE GYLLENHAAL I OFFICIALLY FORGIVE U FOR BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN!!!!!
3 minutes ago

Anonymous said...

Fucking homophobe!

Anonymous said...

soniafaleiro: At some point #teaparty twits will figure out Persia=Iran, and then poor Jake Gyllenhaal will be accused of being anti-American and spat at.
less than a minute ago

Anonymous said...

emdub52: Just watched "Prince of Pershia". It was quite entertaining. Say what you will, Gyllenhal is gonna be a star
about 6 hours ago

Anonymous said...

And people will learn to spell his name!

GoMemphis said...

If U.S. intelligence agencies track an uptick in jihadist recruitment in the coming weeks, they’ll probably blame some cleric, but I’d point the finger at Kim Cattrall as the frightening Samantha Jones, the clumsiest ambassador of American interests since Blackwater Security.

LOL - these reviews are probably more entertaining than the film! :)

Anonymous said...

LCJReviews: Seeing "Prince of Persia" this afternoon (no school today!). Will have my review tonight. This is "A Whole New World" for Gyllenhaal.
2 minutes ago

Jake's PR said...

kimberleyolsen: JAKE GYLLENHAAL I OFFICIALLY FORGIVE U FOR BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN!!!!!

Oh, good! We're winning back the homophobe audience!

Anonymous said...

BCBMcCarty: I could agree with the NYT more - "a few hours of Mr. Gyllenhaal jumping around in leather and fluttering his long lashes has its appeal"
4 minutes ago

Anonymous said...

noahdclark: Newspaper wrapped with a movie poster of Jake Gyllenhaal this morning. And on the flip side, poster of his future self: Nicholas Cage.
1 minute ago

Anonymous said...

aileen2u2: My kidlet wants me to take her to the movies tonight to see Jake Gyllenhaal in "The Prince of Persia".
2 minutes ago

Morocco gives Elton John a rapturous welcome said...

Singer Elton John defied hostile Islamists to headline Morocco's biggest music festival on Wednesday night and received a rapturous welcome from a crowd of thousands.

Politicians from the opposition Islamist PJD party said the gay British star was not welcome in the conservative north African kingdom and that granting him such a profile would tarnish Morocco's image. Organisers said the singer's private life was irrelevant and went ahead with the show, the highlight of the week-long Mawazine World Rhythms festival that has become the cultural showpiece of Morocco's secular-leaning monarchy.

Mounted police and dozens of security staff were on duty but there was no hint of any disturbances or protests, and the performer himself made no mention of the dispute surrounding his presence in Morocco.

"God bless you all... God bless Morocco," the singer said as the concert, lasting almost three hours, wound down.
...
Reuters

Anonymous said...

Organisers said the singer's private life was irrelevant.

Fantastic! :)

Anonymous said...

buffysporly: RT @ErikDavis: wow, Sex and the City 2 is at 73% tickets sold @fandango, while Prince of Persia is in 3rd with 7% behind Shrek

Anonymous said...

All roads lead to Morocco.

Anonymous said...

I never had much hope for PoP and often thought Jake made a mistake doing the movie. But I've watched it and it really is one of the better summer popcorn flicks. The reviews from critics are way too harsh and it deserves better b.o. results. PoP will be an undeserved turkey. Jake is a good looking, charming man and very solid actor, but he just CAN NOT draw an audience. I wonder why?

Anonymous said...

The most pretentious review was the one from The New Yorker, spewing its sanctimonious Orientalist crap. It's a movie geared to kids and families, ffs, that harkens back to the Douglas Fairbanks/Erroll Flynn days. There's no need to judge it so harshly, or to try to make it about politics.

Anonymous said...

Jake is a good looking, charming man and very solid actor, but he just CAN NOT draw an audience. I wonder why?

I blame Jake for a lot of things but I wouldn't blame him for that - I don't care about actors in popcorn movies and I'm sure people didn't watch Mummy because Brendan Fraser was box office magnet.

Erick Razon said...

erickrazon: Just saw Prince of Persia, Jake Gyllenhaal :x I liked you better in Brokeback Mountain :)
2 minutes ago

Anonymous said...

PRINCE_OF_NY: Which film will be a bigger lure to that gay male: the Jake Gyllenhaal gladiator flick or Sex and the City 2?
5 minutes ago

GQ said...

With all the hype for Prince of Persia this week, I thought I would do something a little different. Back in February, I stumbled upon a GQ photo shoot in Times Square with Jake Gyllenhall. I filmed about 20-seconds of video with my Canon 7D before switching over to stills. I forgot about the video until this week. After all, what can you do with just 20-seconds? It turns out, quite a bit.

Jake Gyllenhaal in Times Square video

Anonymous said...

Elle scan on IHJ:

The New Jake

Anonymous said...

Thank God it's only one page! LOL

destiny said...

If POP doesn't do well I suspect Jerry will come in for most of the criticism. I wouldn't be surprised to see a "is he losing the magic touch" article, since this comes after a couple of other films that didn't do well for him at the box office.

Regarding Jake as a draw, I think increasingly it's the movie and the story that brings them in, and that the lead is secondary. That being said, I don't think Jake did himself any favors by Reeking because it killed off a lot of the interest there was in him, and people moved on to other stars.

He spent all those years in baggy flannel shirts, caps, etc., often looking like a suburban stepdad, but then we're supposed to magically flock to the movies to see his chest. Talk about a mixed message.

Anonymous said...

Elle scan on IHJ:
The New Jake


Says in the article that Heath's death and the "relationship" with the chin are off-limits. I think both topics were forbidden during the Brothers promo, too.

I get why Jake doesn't want to lie any more about Reeke (thank God for that!) but why won't he talk about Heath's death? I doubt it's because it's too difficult for him. It's been 2 years, even Heath's family talked about it. Jake is just being weird imo.

Anonymous said...

Even if PoP flops I'm sure Jake's career will be fine. He's not cut out to be an action hero anyway. Still, my fingers are crossed.

Anonymous said...

destiny, ITA with all the points you made. PoP may end up doing doing well - but if it doesn't meet expectations, I don't think the blame will fall on Jake. Especially since most of the negative reviews don't focus on him or his performance (in fact, many of the critics point out that Jake is too good an actor for such a bad script). Moviegoers (except for strict fangirls/boys) have pretty much moved past the movie idol phase and just want a good movie regardless of the cast.

destiny said...

Jake may have put Heath off limits because he had an exlusive deal with GQ to talk about him. A magazine can sell more copies if it is the only one with the story, and GQ certainly got a lot of attention from Jake talking about Heath.

Jake said...

a dash of chaste romance.

Thank god.

Anonymous said...

He says in the interview that it was a "delicate honor" being a father figure to Reese's kids. Why do they need a father figure , did Rtan die? If that is a direct quote from Jake and it probably is, that is rather nervy of him to say that, Ryan will always be teir father no matter what.

codpiece said...

could've used a little more swash in its buckle

Whut?!

Anonymous said...

Attention from whom Destiny? His online fandom? The MSM barely mentioned it.

destiny said...

While I don't think Jake will come in for the lion's share of any criticism if the movie doesn't do well, I think there could still be some talk about whether it would have done better with someone else in the lead, especially behind the scenes in HW.

Anonymous said...

Jake may have put Heath off limits because he had an exlusive deal with GQ to talk about him. A magazine can sell more copies if it is the only one with the story, and GQ certainly got a lot of attention from Jake talking about Heath.

What you're saying makes no sense, it would only if the articles came out the same month. Jake was in the May issue of GQ, this is in the June issue. Jake didn't talk about Heath's death in GQ either.

Anonymous said...

2:38 stop nitpicking.

destiny said...

Attention from whom Destiny? His online fandom? The MSM barely mentioned it.

I think people, especially the younger audience the movie is targeted at, spends far more time online than they do reading MSM, which is why MSM is in so much trouble. The idea is to get those internet readers who would not normally look at GQ to either pick up a copy or visit their website.

And while it is not main stream, I'd certainly consider Huffington Post, which gets millions of hits a month, a big deal, and they certainly had a post up on their main page linking to a story about the GQ interview.

Anonymous said...

GQ certainly got a lot of attention from Jake talking about Heath.

A lot of attention? I don't think so.

You're forgetting Jake did talk a little about Heath during PoP interviews, so where does that leave your theory about his exclusive deal with GQ re Heath?

Anonymous said...

I think people, especially the younger audience the movie is targeted at, spends far more time online than they do reading MSM, which is why MSM is in so much trouble. The idea is to get those internet readers who would not normally look at GQ to either pick up a copy or visit their website.

Why would the younger audience (fangirls, gamers, etc) be interested in what Jake says about Heath? You think they would buy GQ for that? They either buy it because they're interested in Jake and/or PoP or they don't buy it at all.

Anonymous said...

He says in the interview that it was a "delicate honor" being a father figure to Reese's kids. Why do they need a father figure , did Rtan die? If that is a direct quote from Jake and it probably is, that is rather nervy of him to say that, Ryan will always be teir father no matter what.

ITA

Anonymous said...

He says in the interview that it was a "delicate honor" being a father figure to Reese's kids. Why do they need a father figure , did Rtan die?If that is a direct quote from Jake and it probably is, that is rather nervy of him to say that, Ryan will always be teir father no matter what.

Yeah, I noticed that, too. He's so accustomed to spitting out PR approved lines, he doesn't even realize when he's coming across as pretentious.

Anonymous said...

Bad Box Office Omens for ‘Prince of Persia’

Disney’s “Prince” is starting to look like a pauper.

Heading into the Memorial Day weekend, the prospects in North America for Walt Disney Company’s “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” appear grim. Surveys that track audience interest predict that the picture will open to about $40 million in ticket sales – not good for a movie that cost about $200 million to make and carried a global marketing budget of more than $100 million.

The picture, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, was released in 19 foreign markets last weekend and only managed $18 million. The movie was No. 1 in markets like Spain, Germany and Italy but failed to grab the top slot in the United Kingdom.

Another ominous sign: Fandango, the dominant online ticketing service, on Thursday said that “Prince of Persia” has comprised just 1 percent of advance ticket sales in recent days. “Sex and the City 2,” the other major release for Memorial Day, has comprised over 80 percent of sales.

It’s not entirely unusual for a new movie, even one based on a popular video game (as “Prince” is), to garner soft advance sales. Disney says it’s proud of the movie and optimistic about its fortunes, particularly as it rolls out internationally. Sales in the U.K. – where unseasonably warm weather likely dented interest last weekend – have been rising steadily in recent days.

And horrid reviews for “Sex and the City 2” could funnel some business Disney’s way. (To give you an idea of how much critics hate this movie, the review aggregation site RottenTomatoes.com ranks substantially below “Magruber.”) Then again, Fandango said that 79 percent of people buying tickets to “Sex and the City 2” say critics will have no impact on their decision to see it.

The New York Times

Anonymous said...

"And the one great love story on his resume, Brokeback Mountain, has Gyllenhaal in the stereotypically feminine role...."

This line made me lmao, only because I know it must have absolutely enraged the babblers, UV in particular, for whom Feminine!Jack is quite the sore point. She must have been clutching her pearls like mad. Oh, the outrage! The only thing worse would've been if the writer had mentioned how good Heath was in the role of Ennis.

Anonymous said...

:(

Anonymous said...

Sales in the U.K. – where unseasonably warm weather likely dented interest last weekend – have been rising steadily in recent days.

Well, that's good.

destiny said...

I have to admit to POP promo fatigue, but I don't recall him talking about Heath in the things I saw. But in any case, I meant exclusive deal with a magazine, not other forms of media.

And I said maybe that was why, I know people do give exclusives that way, but there could be other reasons. Could also be that they didn't feel it was the appropriate forum--if it is really just one page, they didn't want Jake's discussion of Heath to just be a soundbite or a downer if they were going for fluff. Elle is selling fantasy, not life.

Anonymous said...

GB posted the scans of the Elle article on the blog, soI dout anyone is clutching any pearls exccept you. I mean Jake refused to talk about Heath but mentioned Reese's kids, LOL!!

What's the matter? Still pissed about the Russina chick video? The PR screening of Jake and the fangirls at the Popsugar screening "Ladies, i'm Sex in the city"!! The NE fiction about Isabel, vaginas galore!

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Anonymous said...

lol forever at babbler 3:26, lurking around, just ready to pounce in and defend the beloved leader! And if you hadn't noticed, no one is pissed about anything involving Russian hookers, desperate fangirls or NE fiction - amused, yes. Pissed? Sorry to disappoint, but, no :)

Anonymous said...

OMG GARY COLEMAN IS DEAD!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear that. I heard about it this morning on the news. :(

Anonymous said...

I know people do give exclusives that way

Of course it happens but it’s highly unlikely in this case. Think about it for a second, GQ wouldn't sell more copies if Elle or any other publication didn't print a quote about Heath from Jake a month after their issue came out. Plus, the "exclusive" wasn't something many people would buy the mag for, like 2:53 PM already said.

Could also be that they didn't feel it was the appropriate forum--if it is really just one page, they didn't want Jake's discussion of Heath to just be a soundbite or a downer if they were going for fluff.

They, you mean the Elle interviewer/mag? If they felt it inappropriate why even ask/think about asking Jake about him at all, because they were clearly interested in the subject otherwise they wouldn’t have mentioned that Heath was a no topic.

Anonymous said...

Even if PoP flops I'm sure Jake's career will be fine. He's not cut out to be an action hero anyway. Still, my fingers are crossed.

You must have your fingers permanently crossed. Someone here always write "fingers crossed" about things to do with Jake and his movies, lol.

I'm sure his career as a Hollywood star will be fine. Finger's crossed!

Anonymous said...

Let's see what the actual numbers look like for PoP.

LOL said...

Pectorals toned to perfection
Prompt this display of affection:
"Prince of Persia, you're fit,
Now it's you I can't quit,"
Gyllenhaal tells his reflection.

http://twitter.com/JFD8

Anonymous said...

It might turn out not to be the best long movie weekend after all - anyone with a working brain's mind is elsewhere. I'm going for escapism, to see PoP.

Anonymous said...

I don't recall him talking about Heath in the things I saw.

I don't recall Jake talking about Heath in video interviews either, but there's a Times Online interview and one where Jake talks about a row with Heath while filming BBM. Neither article says Heath was off-limits, although Times Online doesn’t get the best answer/ reaction out of Jake.

Anonymous said...

Finger's crossed!

Anonymous said...

Finger's crossed!

Anonymous said...

Finger's crossed!

Anonymous said...

Finger's crossed!

Anonymous said...

Finger's crossed!

^^^ said...

just to piss off 4:04 PM :)

Anonymous said...

skullface: @etcarr4 So much Jake Gyllenhaal, so little time!
6 minutes ago

Anonymous said...

Isn't that ridiculous? There's a "Fingers Crossed" poster (only one) and a "Stereotypes" poster (only one) in all of the blogosphere. lol

Anonymous said...

LOL!

Anonymous said...

Awwww.

Anonymous said...

Thu, May. 27 - Sex and the City 2: $14,208,000

Why PoP wasn't released yesterday?

Anonymous said...

No idea, but maybe SATC2 will make it frontloaded and PoP will have legs. One can only hope.

Anonymous said...

Fingers crossed! and One can only hope! that PoP draws in Jake's middle-aged female and gay fans. Men and fanboys don't seem interested.

LA TIMES: 'Prince of Persia' may not get a royal welcome

The big-screen adaptation of the video game could be the third consecutive big-budget disappointment. It's expected to trail 'Sex and the City 2' and 'Shrek Forever After' at the box office, according to people who have seen pre-release audience surveys.

The three films are expected to divide up the moviegoing audience, with women most interested in "Sex and the City 2," men in "Prince of Persia" and families in "Shrek."

It appears that "Persia" won't draw enough men, however, to make a good return on its hefty production budget of about $200 million. Several Hollywood executives who have seen tracking surveys estimated that the movie would sell $35 million to $40 million worth of tickets in the U.S. and Canada from Friday through Monday.

Anonymous said...

I wanna kick Jake in the nuts for taking this role. :(

Anonymous said...

PoP and SATC2 - Tweet counts and analysis for Thursday, May 27th.

Anonymous said...

we'll have to wait and see the box office figures but it beginning to look like Jake won't be having to bulk up for a sequel.

Anonymous said...

Jake is too good for movies like PoP anyway.

Jake said...

"Prince of Persia, you're fit,
Now it's you I can't quit,"
Gyllenhaal tells his reflection.


Hey, stop spying on me!

Anonymous said...

Let's hope that PoP does better than expected, because being honest, $40-35 for the opening weekend is a total disaster. We'll wait and see.

FINGERS CROSSED!!!!!!!!!!! said...

FINGERS CROSSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Jake is too good for movies like PoP anyway.

But see, the movie isn't bad at all. US critics are way too mean about it.

Anonymous said...

imgamecrazy360: just saw Prince of Persia and it was pretty decent. The end was kinda weird though. For the record I think Jake Gyllenhal did a good job.
about 1 hour ago

Anonymous said...

5:36.. oh honey have you seen it, it may not be bad, but it certainly ain't good.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I have seen it and like it.

Anonymous said...

One of the key elements of a big star is having command of the screen. Heath had it. Johnny Depp has it in spades. For whatever reason, when they are on the movie screen, you cant take your eyes off them and everything else fades into the background. Jake does not have it. He blends into the scene. He is still a good actor, but like many actors, this keeps him from being a mega star, like he wants. On the other hand, he killed on SNL and he killed on Kimmel. He does command the TV screen. He needs to follow George Clooney's example and do TV. Star in some good show and let it make him a big star, then go back to movies. George had the same problem, he does not command the movie screen but he let ER propel him to fame, then went back to movies and the superfame stayed with him.

Anonymous said...

runnerkristi: As heard when leaving theater after Prince of Persia "he (Jake gyllenhall) definitely redeemed himself after Brokeback Mountain." hahahaha
about 2 hours

Anonymous said...

delicate honor-

Whatever the relationship with R he had to have one with the kids. I think it was a polite way to say that he had to be careful with the relationship because they do have a father. I think that it was nice to say that.

I want to see PoP this weekend. I’m going to grab some younger cousins and go. We usually see at least 2 (sometimes 3) movies over the memorial weekend. I will not see sex in the city and I have not met a person who wants to see that.

Anonymous said...

I'd compare Jake to Brad Pitt. He's solid as an actor, but needs a really good movie to be noticed.
Depp is a great actor who carried the complete mediocrity that was POTC, otherwise the movie would have been a complete failure.

Didn't Jake used to be much better in his early years? Like in October Sky, DD, The Good Girl, BBM. What happened with his acting after BBM? Did he become lazy? Zodiac was well received by critics, but Ruffalo and RDJ overshadowed him.

Anonymous said...

Whatever the relationship with R he had to have one with the kids. I think it was a polite way to say that he had to be careful with the relationship because they do have a father. I think that it was nice to say that.

The nice and respectful thing to say would've been something like- "Well, they have a father, but it was an (honor, pleasure, whatever word you want) to spend time with them." Because let's get real, the kids aren't going to get more attached to mom's "friend" than they are to their own dad.

Anonymous said...

Depp is a great actor who carried the complete mediocrity that was POTC, otherwise the movie would have been a complete failure.

This is true. Depp was the only good thing about POTC, imo.

Anonymous said...

61.9% of box office mojo members gave the movie an A and 16.8% gave it a B.

That is very good. This movie may have legs from word of mouth. If the stunts are good people will see it again and again.

Sex got 35.6% A and 45.5% got a F!


In other news, I think that it is funny that Israel has a higher box office for PoP than many other countries.

frozen yogurt said...

Whatever the relationship with R he had to have one with the kids.

Doing occasional photo op was hardly a relationship worth mentioning. And since Witherbeard talk was off limits I'm sure Jake didn't mention beard's kids in that Elle interview.

Anonymous said...

5:43 PM, Heath had so much bad luck with movies. He has always been so good and gave his all in each role, but most of his movies were mediocre to bad. Jake said Heath used to work with directors multiple times even though he knew the movies are going to be bad. Then BBM came out and everyone was like "we didn't know Heath was such a good actor". Give me a break. He just wasn't lucky to be in many good films before BBM. Pre BBM Heath did LODT and he was amazing in it, he sounded and acted just like the real Skip. He was so underrated. After BBM and TDK he would have been almost as big as Depp.

Anonymous said...

Whatever the relationship with R he had to have one with the kids. I think it was a polite way to say that he had to be careful with the relationship because they do have a father. I think that it was nice to say that.

The nice and respectful thing to say would've been something like- "Well, they have a father, but it was an (honor, pleasure, whatever word you want) to spend time with them." Because let's get real, the kids aren't going to get more attached to mom's "friend" than they are to their own dad.

—Jake isn’t know to be articulate. He can be quick and crack jokes but he isn’t good at profound.

Anonymous said...

What happened with his acting after BBM?

I don't think anything happened with his acting - he's a fine actor. He just hasn't chosen his parts well. But LAOD and Source Code sound promising and much more suited to him. And, who knows, maybe PoP will turn out to be a hit.

Anonymous said...

"Well, they have a father, but it was an (honor, pleasure, whatever word you want) to spend time with them."

Please, the less lies the better.

Anonymous said...

Jake isn’t know to be articulate. He can be quick and crack jokes but he isn’t good at profound.

I think the words "delicate honor" are very articulate - if he can come up with that, he could've come up with a line mentioning that the kids had a dad.

Anonymous said...

I think the words "delicate honor" are very articulate

Jake didn't say that.

Anonymous said...

Then BBM came out and everyone was like "we didn't know Heath was such a good actor".

Yeah, Matt Damon said pretty much the same thing in an interview. That he'd told everyone that Heath was the best actor he'd ever worked with and how underrated he was. "A miracle of man" were his words :)

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Anonymous said...

That wasn't a made up qoute by Elle and you know it, it sounds exactly like something he would say.

Of course it was made up by Elle. RW was off limits, but Jake was talking about her kids?
If Jake really said something you can bet that Elle would publish the whole sentence(s).

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Matt Damon said pretty much the same thing in an interview. That he'd told everyone that Heath was the best actor he'd ever worked with and how underrated he was. "A miracle of man" were his words :)

Brothers Grimm right. Another movie of Heath's that was panned by critics, but Heath was amazing in it. He was such a versatile actor. Good that Damon saw that.

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Anonymous said...

Good that Damon saw that.

Yes. And good that he is talking about it :)

Anonymous said...

Yes. And good that he is talking about it :)

Agreed.

Anonymous said...

"A miracle of man" were his words :)

Nice of Matt Damon. I wish Jake wouldn't sound so constipated when he talks about Heath.

Jake's PR said...

runnerkristi: As heard when leaving theater after Prince of Persia "he (Jake gyllenhall) definitely redeemed himself after Brokeback Mountain." hahahaha

Yay! More homophobes like Jake!

Anonymous said...

skunksteinbock: In “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” Jake Gyllenhaal leads a Bruckheimer-style invasion in ancient Iran.
24 minutes ago

Anonymous said...

Nice of Matt Damon. I wish Jake wouldn't sound so constipated when he talks about Heath.

No matter what Jake says about Heath, I know Jake loved him (I would bet all my cash on it).

ha! said...

ChesterCurgham: Jakes Gyllenhaal *-* Fast so gut wie Henry Cavill ;D
43 minutes ago

Entertainment Weekly said...

This week's EW with the cover of the 100 Greatest Characters of the last 20 years in Pop culture has Heath's Joker listed as # 5 (Homer Simpson is #1--- GO HOMER!) and Jack and Ennis is on the list as 5 of the great couples of the last 20 years

Anonymous said...

No matter what Jake says about Heath, I know Jake loved him (I would bet all my cash on it).

Maybe you do, but how are the rest of us supposed to know based on his behavior? Or he doesn't care what people think but then this is Jake we're talking about.

Anonymous said...

6:41 PM I can't get to the page.

Who is #1 couple on that list?

I swear if they put some idiotic pair of some crappy HW rom-com over Jack&Ennis I will cut somebody!!!

Anonymous said...

LOL :)

Anonymous said...

Don't laugh, but I think that God (I believe in God, maybe not in a personified God, but I believe in a higher power) knew that BBM would be one of Heath's two iconic performances and he made Jake and Heath love each other in real life (not talking about sex), so they would be so authentic and deliver. Maybe it was Heath's destiny to die so young and leave two iconic performances to be remembered until our sun explodes and swallows our earth and mankind disappears?

Anonymous said...

I think Jake loved Heath very deeply as a friend but he is paranoid about people thinking they were gay together or some stupid shit like that.

Of course, big dummy Jake isn't really helping himself by saying words like "enamored" and stuff...

Anonymous said...

God Moves in a Mysterious Way.

Anonymous said...

6:47 PM, you are fucking kidding,right?

Anonymous said...

mansigoel: "Prince of Persia": Jake Gyllenhaal's first step on Ben Affleck's career path.
3 minutes ago

Anonymous said...

6:47 PM, you are fucking kidding,right?

It's just something that crossed my mind. I'm tired, never mind. :D

Anonymous said...

AW, 6:47 PM/6:52 PM.
I wish I knew someone like you in my real life :´)

Anonymous said...

"...and Jack and Ennis is on the list as 5 of the great couples of the last 20 years"

So? Who is couple number 1?

Anonymous said...

I think Jake loved Heath very deeply as a friend but he is paranoid about people thinking they were gay together or some stupid shit like that.

I doubt anyone would think they were gay together if he opened up a little about Heath instead of being stiff and impersonal about him in interviews. Unless that's all there is there, in which case I can't blame him, not that I blame him of anything anyway, just saying. Even if there are plenty of gay rumors about Jake, everyone knows Heath was straight.

Anonymous said...

delicate honor

IMO when he was with them he probably did stand in for the kids as a parent figure but not because Ryan was absent but because the Chin was, emotionally. Look at her in pics - she used those kids as PR props and held their hands so tight like they were prisoners to be dragged around. Nine times out of ten Ava looks unhappy, detached and sad when she's with Reese, Deacon is too young to be aware yet but he will. And that's when they're with their mother, when she's not out shopping or doing PR pap pics for Just Jared. What's worse, a physically absent parent or one who's present but self-involved and uses them for self-promotion? Idk. But with a cold, domineering, user mother like that I would turn to someone else who was kind to me to be a friend and an adult figure. I think for Ava and Deacon, it was a relief to have Jake around even for short pap shoots; he probably paid attention to them and appreciated them, not saw them in terms of what they could offer in PR and image. He must have been a breath of fresh air, a welcome temporary sanctuary from the narcissist mother from hell.

Anonymous said...

I think Jake loved Heath very deeply as a friend but he is paranoid about people thinking they were gay together or some stupid shit like that.

I think both loved each other as friends, but were paranoid people might think there is more between them, esp. Heath imo.

Anonymous said...

Here's a sort of combined review of SATC2 and PoP. He didn't like either one.

NY City Film Critic - Desert Fantasies

Carrie, Miranda, Sam, Charlotte and Dastan said...

Fuck!

Anonymous said...

Finger crossed for a future Ava's mommie dearest book!!

Anonymous said...

Don't laugh, but I think that God (I believe in God, maybe not in a personified God, but I believe in a higher power) knew that BBM would be one of Heath's two iconic performances and he made Jake and Heath love each other in real life (not talking about sex), so they would be so authentic and deliver.

Or... how about this really, really insane thought, I know it's out there but maybe, just maybe they are great actors?! One of them ended up getting an Academy Award after all.

Arlington, TX said...

I'm driving behind Jake Gyllenhaal. :)
8 minutes ago

http://twitter.com/MeganTruelove

Bette Davis said...

Finger crossed for a future Ava's mommie dearest book!!

LOL. Instead of running around the house at night screaming "No more wire hangers!" Reese runs around screaming "Don't screw up Mommie's photo ops!"

Anonymous said...

kuchentier: well... who can tell me why jake gyllenhaal doesn't have twitter although i have to discuss such important things like his hair with him?!
1 minute ago

Anonymous said...

if he opened up a little about Heath instead of being stiff and impersonal about him in interviews. Unless that's all there is there

Maybe they had a falling-out before Heath died, I think it's quite possible.

There is also the possibility they drifted apart after BBM thinking they had enough time down the road. No one is to blame, who knew Heath would die at such young age?

Mommie Fearest said...

Reese runs around screaming "Don't screw up Mommie's photo ops!"

"The sooner you finish eating your bacon the sooner we'll get a cute baby steer at the next photo op!"

Anonymous said...

I'm Lovin It!

McDonald's France has released a new ad campaign titled "Come as you are" which tries to show McDonald restaurants as a place where people can feel free to be themselves.

Anonymous said...

That McDonalds ad is beautiful. It makes me want to go there just to say thank you.

Anonymous said...

You can write them a letter at their corporate headquarters in America if you are so inclined.

Anonymous said...

Just came back from seeing SATC2. OMIGOD. Were the critics wrong! This film is a lot of fun. And the theater was PACKED!

Anonymous said...

MacDonalds's add is lame.It would have been "coreageous" some time during the 80´

Anonymous said...

That McDonalds ad is beautiful. It makes me want to go there just to say thank you.

That boy is beautiful. It makes me want to go there just to say fuck me.

Anonymous said...

Ugh.First,Jake's PR plants and now McDonalds plants??!!

Anonymous said...

did anyone see PoP?

Anonymous said...

WTF are you talking about 12:41? I posted the McDonalds link btw because I saw it in ONTD and it seemed appropriate here and guess what, I do NOT work for and I am NOT related to anyone at McDonalds, ONTD, France, the actors in the ad, the ad agency, the company that manufactured the table and seating fixtures, the film production crew, YouTube, PR, etc. Pull your paranoid head out of your conspiracy ass; not everything is an enema.

Anonymous said...

Oh gawd, I occasionally check in here and nothing changes.

1.) Dwinding fandom, check.

2.) Reeks of fangirl weeping and wailing about Heath, check.

3.) Bad critical reviews of PoP, who'd have guessed! Check.

4.) PR plants to make Jake still look like a skirtchaser via 'leaked' Russian vids and blowjobs under cafe tables write-ups, check. Fucking hell, Isabel Who should sue someone's ass for writing such assumptive drivel about her. Maybe she should sue Jake, since his people probably planted it to make him look 'heterosexually inclined' again.

5.) Jake STILL only a moderate actor, still believing he's going to have a stellar career on the back of some silly flash in the pan Disney movie few can be arsed to go see, completely lacking in fact or accurate representation (even The Mummy was more realistic). Check, check, check.

6.) Still hiding in the closet while gay women lead the charge in coming out, three times more than men in entertainment.

Anonymous said...

For someone who only checks in "occasionally", your summary is very detailed. But it is accurate!!

Anonymous said...

Why don't you shut up for once? and please stop checking "occasionally" people couldn't care less of your opinion.

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Anonymous said...

Initial box office figures for Friday have come in --SATC2 is number 1, Shrek number 2 and PoP is number 3.

Anonymous said...

$13.5M Friday For 'Sex And The City 2'; 'Shrek 4' Holds #2; 'Prince Of Persia' Disappointing #3
...
Much is riding on Disney's Prince of Persia in terms of price and prestige (a holdover from the Dick Cook administration though marketed by Rich Ross' new one), not to mention whether Jake Gyllenhaal can open a big budget movie. But Jerry Bruckheimer's period actioner based on the 2003 video game debuted a disappointing 3rd on Friday with about $9.5M (but, again, late shows could raise that figure). That should be $42M for the 4-day holiday.
...
1. Sex And the City 2 (Warner Bros) NEW [3,445 Theaters] Friday $13.5M, Estimated Weekend $53M, Estimated Cume $67M
2. Shrek Forever After (DWA/Paramount) Week 2 [4,367]Friday $10.8M, Estimated Weekend $50M, Estimated Cume $149M
3. Prince Of Persia (Disney) NEW [3,646]Friday $9.5M, Estimated Weekend $42M

Deadline Hollywood

Anonymous said...

if he opened up a little about Heath instead of being stiff and impersonal about him in interviews. Unless that's all there is there

Jake wasn't stiff and impersonal, no one expects celebrities to share their deepest emotions in interviews.

Anonymous said...

Jake STILL only a moderate actor

Jake is a great actor, he proved that more than once.

Anonymous said...

The_Faye: Went to see Prince of Persia instead, which was kinda hard to follow because I kept getting lost in Jake Gyllenhaal's eyes.
36 minutes ago

box office mojo said...

With Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Walt Disney Pictures and producer Jerry Bruckheimer appear to be trying to recreate the success of Pirates of the Caribbean, even releasing it on the same weekend that At World's End inhabited in 2007 and inserting the critics' quotes inside the action in some ads, just like the first Pirates. Aside from that and some vague swashbuckling, the video game adaptation bears little resemblance commercially to Pirates.

Prince of Persia's Arabian fantasy premise is rather distancing and unrelatable to audiences, and Jake Gyllenhaal is no Johnny Depp. Worst of all, the marketing has been incoherent, both in terms of story and visually, and it has lacked any wow moments of character or spectacle. Gyllenhaal's attempts at repartee have been drowned out in the blurry nonsense.

With its sandy, supernatural action, Prince of Persia recalls the recent Mummy movies, but it lacks a villain in its marketing like those pictures had. In Box Office Mojo's reader polling, Prince of Persia's scoring pattern was most comparable to The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, albeit slightly higher. That picture's first weekend was $40.5 million.

Another curiosity about the Prince of Persia marketing is how the release date, May 28, took precedence over the movie itself. Bus ads and billboards sold "May 28" in giant type, while the movie title and images were a fraction of its size.

http://boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=2795&p=.htm

2008 said...

Prince of Persia's scoring pattern was most comparable to The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, albeit slightly higher. That picture's first weekend was $40.5 million

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Production Budget: $145 million
Domestic: $102,491,776
+ Foreign: $298,636,863
= Worldwide: $401,128,639

Anonymous said...

I'm going to see PoP today. Fingers crossed! ;)

Anonymous said...

Have fun, 9:31 AM! Looking forward to your PoP review.

Anonymous said...

chezcelle: Jake Gyllenhaal to Prince of Persia is kinda like Brad Pitt to Troy. The main difference is, Troy actually has a storyline... #fb
about 2 hours ago

Anonymous said...

payelroy: Jake Gyllenhaal makes for a perfect Prince of Persia. But the best thing was the Inception trailer right at the start.
about 2 hours ago

Anonymous said...

Dolfdomingo: Enjoyed #PrinceOfPersia ... Jake Gyllenhaal did a good job. He was not overshadowed by the CGI effects.
about 4 hours ago

Anonymous said...

Have fun, 9:31 AM! Looking forward to your PoP review.

I think we already know what Fingers Crossed's review will be :)

Anonymous said...

:) I'm looking forward to Inception too, I've seen the trailer on tv. Love Chris 4-evah!

few days after dumping Demi Lovato said...

Joe Jonas, looking spectacular as usual, leaving a restaurant in Hollywood. May 27, 2010.
EDIT: now with pics from later in the day. They went out to a basketball game together.

ONTD - Joe Jonas out to lunch with Martin Barlan

Anonymous said...

:) I'm looking forward to Inception too, I've seen the trailer on tv. Love Chris 4-evah!

"Inception" looks awesome. Plus, Leo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy - wow. It's had great buzz going for it for a while now that is really starting to pick up steam.

Ouch said...

This seems a little harsh considering how many actors go this route, but maybe this guy expected Jake to be different, idk:

"Disappointment is written in glowing gold CGI in the film that marks Jake Gyllenhaal's sell out as a once-promising actor of some integrity. Choosing to cash in his chips ala Nicolas Cage as Hollywood's next generic action hero..."

Anonymous said...

"Inception" looks awesome. Plus, Leo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy - wow. It's had great buzz going for it for a while now that is really starting to pick up steam.

Yes.

Pop's first movie may be a matter of people getting to know it. I'm hoping it does well. I don't know how the first Pirates did, because I unfortunately didn't follow it.

Anonymous said...

Jake's movies after PoP will be extremely important for his career, the same way it was for George after Batman.

Anonymous said...

Re: McDonald's Come As You Are ads

Companies so rarely get positive feedback that when they do get it, it is very valued. When they do something positive like this, let them know, and it will continue! :)

Anonymous said...

McDonald's France has released a new ad campaign titled "Come as you are" which tries to show McDonald restaurants as a place where people can feel free to be themselves.

Nice, I'm Lovin It! And now I'm hungry. Damn.

reposting said...

Love this interview :)

One Dreamy Prince: Jake Gyllenhaal One-on-One Interview

Anonymous said...

Prince Gyllenhaal and other questionable "action stars" including Nicolas Cage in Con Air and Ben Affleck in Daredevil

...or not said...

Ok, we should wait till tomorow when Rotten Tomatoes will be 56% again :)

RT now at 39% :(

Anonymous said...

Robin Hood was only at 44% on RT, and was not without it's (very minor) flaws, but I absolutely loved it. I felt it was the way Robin Hood should be. I'll bet PoP will be the same way.

destiny said...

Thanks for the McDonald's ad. I love it. Almost--almost--makes me like McDonald's. I think it's touching and rings true, the kid is clearly in high school, and I think even now a lot of kids wait until they're older to come out to their parents.

Jake does not have it. He blends into the scene. He is still a good actor, but like many actors, this keeps him from being a mega star, like he wants. On the other hand, he killed on SNL and he killed on Kimmel. He does command the TV screen.

I don't think blending in is always a bad thing. As much as I love Depp and RDJ, you never forget it is them, and unless it's a movie like Iron Man or Pirates, I think it can be distracting. I loved Jake in Zodiac, I know a lot of people don't feel that way, but I think he was perfect, and certainly the NYT gave him a rave for his performance. Even though I didn't think the movie was good, I thought he was really good in Brothers. I think it actually takes a lot of skill to be a quiet actor instead of a showy one, and the showy ones often end up being parodies of themselves. Cage being a prime example.

I think Jake comes off better on television because he's doing comedy, and gets to cut loose, not to mention singing and dancing. Bubble Boy is the only comedy released to date, and I think he is great in that.

Anonymous said...

I don't think blending in is always a bad thing. As much as I love Depp and RDJ, you never forget it is them.

ITA. Depp maybe not as much, but I think it's a consequence of becoming a big stah. Don't get me started on someone who becomes a character so much that he was barely recognizable (but his first initial is "H" and his last initial is "L").

Anonymous said...

:)

Anonymous said...

Don't get me started on someone who becomes a character so much that he was barely recognizable (but his first initial is "H" and his last initial is "L").

Heath was one of those rare actors that don't "act" - they "become" - and not through make-up, wigs, etc. A priceless quality.

Anonymous said...

One of the key elements of a big star is having command of the screen. ... Jake does not have it. He blends into the scene. He is still a good actor, but like many actors, this keeps him from being a mega star, like he wants. On the other hand, he .. does command the TV screen.

Very true comment, 5:43 PM. You are the reason I still drop by here sometime. :)

Anonymous said...

Jake is a great actor, he proved that more than once.

Fingers crossed, I know that's you. ;)

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