Posts Tagged ‘Jake Gyllenhaal’

Review: Nocturnal Animals

— by RON WILKINSON — Writer/director Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals” (based on the novel “Tony & Susan” by Austin Wright) comes out of the gate running with his second feature film. The first film, “A Single Man,” was a dark examination of social mor[...]

Review: Demolition

— by RON WILKINSON — In “Demolition,” Jake Gyllenhaal pulls out a remarkable performance as bereaved executive Davis Mitchell looking for relief when there is none in sight. Driven to the edge of insanity by the sudden death of his wife, we witness his breakdown. Actually, we[...]

Review: Southpaw

— by RON WILKINSON — This boxing tale splashes the latest hi-tech boxing sequences in front of the audience in no holds barred graphic violence, but the film is saved by one key performance. Twelve-year old-Oona Lawrence punches through the ordinary passive child role to put out some wor[...]

Review: Prisoners

— by ADAM DALE — Two families are distraught and in disarray when their young daughters go missing after a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner together. Anna, the 6-year-old daughter of Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) and Grace (Maria Bello), is missing along with Joy, the 7-year-old daughter of F[...]

End of Watch Red-Band Trailer

— by ADAM POYNTER — As cop movies go, there have been quite a few in recent years and the tendency as of late is to go darker, grittier and almost have a hyper realism to the action and violence. “End of Watch,” the upcoming action drama by writer/director David Ayer (“Street Kings[...]

Review: Source Code

— by ADAM POYNTER — Mystery, chase, suspense and time displacement are all served up in director Duncan Jones’ “Source Code.” In the movie, Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a decorated army pilot fighting in Afghanistan. He wakes up on a train bound for Chicago[...]

Watch the First Five Minutes of ‘Source Code’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — So far, everything I have read and watched about “Source Code” seems to be just right. If you haven’t watched the trailers, “Source Code” is a new science fiction movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan. After watching the f[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Source Code’

— by CHRIS HYATT — Every so often, I can’t help but wonder what some of my favorite television shows would look like if they were movies. Unfortunately, the shows I like tend to stay on the air for only a season, two if they’re lucky. As such, one could imagine my surprise wh[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Love and Other Drugs’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — There are few people who I find so beautiful they’re distracting. Somebody may look great with their shirt off, but if there’s any sort of plot going on that’s what I’m paying attention to. Jake Gyllenhaal falls into the distractingly b[...]

Six Featurettes from ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’

— by BEN FOWLER — With Will and Elizabeth Turner happily married and Captain Jack currently seeking out stranger tides, a spot has opened up in the summer blockbuster schedule for another Jerry Bruckheimer piece of pure popcorn entertainment. In steps “Prince of Persia,” a fi[...]

Under Review: ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’

— by ADAM POYNTER — “The Prince of Persia” is a popular video game series that started in 1989. It was spawned as a basic 2D game and has gone through many improvements in graphics and different storylines since then — 14 to date actually. So it was inevitable that this[...]

Poster Peek: ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’

— by CAM SMITH — In a fairly blatant bid to capitalize on their success in turning “Pirates of the Caribbean” into a Kraken-sized money-consuming juggernaut, Walt Disney Pictures and uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer have turned their collective attentions to unleashing a pair of[...]

A Featurette from ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Time travel, what a wonderful subject to explore. The power to right wrongs and get second chances. I have made it no secret that it is one of my favorite subjects and I especially love it when it is traversed in movies. Some time-travel movies that stand out in my[...]

Under Review: ‘Brothers’

— by ALEXA MILAN — If you’ve seen the trailers for the ensemble drama “Brothers,” you probably think it’s just another tired, melodramatic love triangle story. But this movie is the perfect example of why you shouldn’t always judge a film by its trailer[...]