WEIRDLAND: December 2008

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year's Eve!


A small resumé of some of my crushes and other movie stars in 2008. Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Emile Hirsch, Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stop-Loss, Sean Penn, Milk, The Reader, Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight, Amanda Seyfried, Mamma Mia, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Twilight, Ace Norton, Cory Kennedy, etc.
Have a funny New Year's Eve in your Weirdland!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

"Spooner" trailer and teaser scene

I really want to watch this film, featuring Nora Zehetner in another leading role, she's wonderful (she has sent me love for the New Year 2009!). Nora likes my videos, Amanda Seyfried enjoyed my fan-video I made for her, even my musician ex-boyfriend loves my clips, so tomorrow there will be a new video (like a small resumé saying goodbye to 2008), uploaded in youtube and facebook.

Director: Drake Doremus
Writer: Drake Doremus
Cast: Matthew Lillard, Nora Zehetner, Shea Whigham

Release: TBA 2009 Herman Spooner is a used car salesman who still lives at home with his parents. Spooner is fairly set in his unfulfilling routine, but turning 30 marks a hard deadline set by his mom and dad to get a place of his own. To top it off, Spooner's boss is putting on the pressure to bring in some numbers, or face the chopping block. Headed for one of the worst days of his life, Spooner meets the girl of his dreams, Rose. Forgoing all other priorities, Spooner is now working on winning her heart, but on their perfect date, she breaks the news that she is about to leave for the Philippines. How far will Spooner go to show Rose he really knows how to spoon?
Scene from the upcoming SPOONER, world premiere at The 2009 Slamdance Film Festival.

"Humorous, minimal mushiness and just the right amount of charm keeps you entertained throughout this wonderful story, without falling into predictable indie-cliches, as well as a fantastic performance from lead actor, Matthew Lillard. A great little film that does everything it should."

- Saucy Brown, Film Programmer Slamdance Film Festival

Monday, December 29, 2008

Jake Gyllenhaal love tribute-Breath


This is a tribute that Cinemaniac22 made "about a super-cute, handsome and talented actor I have lately a crush on, Jake Gyllenhaal. The song is "Breath" by Faith Hill and it's mainly a tribute to all of his movies' (almost) love scenes". The video includes clips from: Donnie Darko, The day after tomorrow, Bubble Boy, Brokeback Mountain and The good girl.

Aimee Mann's Carol guest Michael Cera

Aimee Mann is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Shows past, present, and future to learn the true meaning of the Christmas show.
Featuring Aimee Mann, Michael Penn, John Krasinski, Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker, John C. Reilly, Grant Lee Phillips, and Paul F. Tompkins.

With Robert Downey Jr. at Ojai

"Jake Gyllenhaal and Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. share a laugh together as they walk the hiking trails of Ojai, Calif., on Friday (December 26). The pair costarred in the 2007 David Fincher-directed crime thriller Zodiac.

Jake, 28, brought along his lady love Reese Witherspoon, 32, while RDJ, 43, had his wife Susan.
The Downeys stayed for dinner and slept over Reese’s beautiful Ojai estate. The following day, Jake and Reese went shopping together. Reese helped Jake shop for socks. Jake picked up some power tools, including a wireless drill and some drill bits".
Source: Justjared.buzznet.com

Jake and Reese visiting The Farmer's Market

Jake and Reese visit The Farmer's Market In Ojai, on 28th December. Courtesy of Iheartjakemedia.com

Teenage sex crisis 'due to drink and drugs'

"Kate Hudson has stated the obvious - that she doesn’t believe monogamy is a natural human trait.

Kate who has been married to Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson, dated Owen Wilson on and off and has some more boyfriends in between says that she finds it hard to stay faithful, because she is “ruled by sexual energy.”

She says, “I got into this very controversial discussion once. I was married at the time and I was asked, ‘Do you think monogamy is possible?’ And I said, ‘No, I don’t think we are made to be monogamous, we are animals’.
Source: gone-hollywood.com

"Teenagers are in the grip of a sexual health crisis fuelled by a "celebrity culture" that condones alcohol abuse, drug addiction and promiscuity [...]
A daily diet of celebrities in sexualised poses, taking drugs and getting drunk has led to increasing numbers of children "defining their lifestyle" around drugs, alcohol and sex in their early teens, with Britain now having the highest rate of teenage pregnancies and sexual infections in Europe, they say.
Her group's report said young people were exposed to conflicting messages, with "explicit or subliminal" advertising and coverage of "celebrity" behaviour being prevalent, while other information was restricted". Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ryan Gosling and his band Dead Man's Bones

In The Room Where You Sleep (live video version)

Ryan Gosling has been hard at work in LA recently, only it's not on the set of any movie. Instead, Ryan and a friend started a band called Dead Man's Bones and here is their first music video. It's a far cry from the bubble gum pop that most actors-turned-musicians release, but it might not appeal to all The Notebook fans out there. Check out the music video for their first single "In The Room Where You Sleep"
Source: popsugar.com

I'm already friends with Ryan's band in Myspace, add them as friends and listen to their songs in Dead Man's Bones Myspace.

"The Dark Knight" not released in China

"Batman landed in Hong Kong but that doesn't mean "The Dark Knight" will open all over China.

The movie opened in Hong Kong theaters. But Warner Bros. decided not to release the film in mainland China _ or even submit it for censors' approval _ because of "prerelease conditions" and "cultural sensitivities", the studio said Tuesday.

Warner Bros. officials may have been concerned the film _ particularly scenes shot in Hong Kong, where Batman nabs a gangster _ would offend censors. Hong Kong is a Chinese-ruled former British colony that maintains separate political and economic systems.

Another possible sticking point is a brief appearance by Hong Kong actor-singer Edison Chen, who appeared in lurid photos with several women this year.

Bootleg copies have been available in Chinese markets for months". Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

JOBLO MOVIE SHOW #9 (Year-End Edition)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Jake will present the Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI)

"Glenn Close, Ricky Gervais and Jake Gyllenhaal have signed up to be presenters at "The 66th annual Golden Globe Awards" in Los Angeles, organizers said.

The prize presentation honoring the best in film and television in 2008 is to be telecast live on NBC Jan. 11 from The Beverly Hilton.

Close, Gervais and Gyllenhaal join previously announced presenters Simon Baker, Drew Barrymore, Sacha Baron Cohen, Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler and Seth Rogen.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which holds the Globes, said it plans to present director Steven Spielberg with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his "outstanding contribution to the entertainment field" at the event". Source: www.timesoftheinternet.comRocker chic Drew Barrymore wears her support for British heavy metal band Iron Maiden on her t-shirt while out and about on Wednesday (December 24), Christmas Eve, in Brentwood, Calif.

The 33-year-old actress was seen getting a little pampering done at Kinara Spa in Beverly Hills.

In just a few weeks, Drew will be presenting at 66th Annual Golden Globes ceremony. Also on hand to present on January 11 on NBC: Glenn Close, Ricky Gervais. Jake Gyllenhaal, Jennifer Lopez, Sacha Baron Cohen, Salma Hayek, Amy Poehler, Simon Baker, and Seth Rogen. Source: justjared.buzznet.com

Ben X and Donnie Darko

"In the game, heroic Ben X can take revenge on his enemies, and he enjoys the company of a sympathetic female character named Scarlite. Interspersed with Ben's story are interview sequences in which his sorrowful mother (Marijke Pinoy), his teachers and other significant figures talk about the boy in a way that suggests that some unspecified tragedy has occurred.

Ben's chief tormentors are two savages (Titus De Voogdt and Maarten Claeyssens) who step up the abuse until it peaks in a humiliating incident filmed by numerous students on their cell phones and posted on the Internet. The victim's sole consolation is the distant friendship of a fellow game player (Laura Verlinden), the girl who adopts the Scarlite guise. Ben's mother tries to help, but she's worn down by Ben's recurring troubles.

The ending undoes all the intense feelings built up by first-time director Nic Balthazar. It's an abrupt change that deflates the whole piece. Working from his own novel, the director wields a pretty blunt instrument, and, excluding the scenes set in the Overlord world, you may find yourself wondering whether a character or event is real or imagined.
Lead actor Timmermans does a good job. At times, his Ben is reminiscent of Jake Gyllenhaal's "Donnie Darko" character, but unlike Gyllenhaal, Timmermans seems a bit long in the tooth for a high schooler".
Source: www.sfgate.com

Into the wild (All apologies)


A musical video featuring some stills from "Into the wild" starring Emile Hirsch, directed by Sean Penn.
Songs "All apologies" and "Jesus wants me for a sunbeam" by Nirvana.
This video has got a temporary honor in youtube, it's the #85 - Most Viewed (Today) - Film & Animation - Spain (take a look in youtube while it lasts).

Michelle and Reichardt on "Wendy & Lucy"

Michelle Williams at the "Wendy and Lucy" premiere.

"Williams was already known for making her own choices — she worked with Wim Wenders on Land of Plenty, and she’s far from the only Hollywood actor who crosses the line between studio and independent films more or less at will. But it’s a rare bankable star who lends her name to a tiny project budgeted at $300,000 and shot over 18 days with a mostly volunteer crew by a director whose name, had Williams bothered to ask permission from her agents, would doubtless have inspired the response “Who?”

Wendy and Lucy, which opened last week, has already earned rapturous notices and shown up on several early 10 Best lists. Williams’ wattage has surely helped, but the poetically minimalist film, which sets the young woman’s plight against the polluted beauty of the Pacific Northwest landscape, is unnervingly timely in its evocation of an American Dream of self-improvement that quickly sours into a struggle for material and spiritual survival. The story, co-written by Reichardt and Jon Raymond from Raymond’s short story Train Choir, was inspired by tales of post–Hurricane Katrina displacement. But the direction it took was shaped by Reichardt’s encounter, while scouting for a location in Texas, with a middle-aged Mexican woman whose car had blown a tire and landed in a ditch. The woman was in her socks, her cell phone minutes had expired, she had $20 to her name, and the blown tire was her only spare. Reichardt drove her to the next exit, paid for the tow truck, came back with her and marveled as a policeman worried more about her safety than the woman’s. “I was really impressed with how unhysterical she was, and how she expected nothing from authority,” says Reichardt. Michelle Williams was spotted reading a magazine during her stroll around Brooklyn on 9th December.

Barely recognizable in a lusterless brown pudding-basin haircut and a faded sweatshirt over cutoff jeans and flannel shirt, Williams plays Wendy Carroll, an Indiana native stranded in a decaying former mill town in Oregon when her ancient car breaks down and she loses her beloved dog. Her delicate features set in the determined mask of one who’s resolutely avoiding looking at the big picture of her life because she has to focus on the next fire she has to put out to stay afloat, Wendy pilfers food from a supermarket, fumes silently under inept fingerprinting by a policeman, scours the pound for her pet, sleeps rough in a park (where she is screamed at by a wild-eyed Larry Fessenden) and reluctantly accepts help from a kindly drugstore security guard. Wendy says little, but her lonely desperation shows in a flicker of the eyes and the tension gathering in her wiry body. “Michelle was the one actress I couldn’t totally picture in the role of Wendy”, says Reichardt. “To have someone with some mystery to them is very intriguing to me. I also didn’t know completely what a physical actress Michelle is, and when I saw how she uses her body, that was pretty exciting. She can be really, really still.” Williams’ performance is so inward it can’t even be called gestural, yet it’s a devastating portrait of a lonely woman trying to keep her already tenuous life from sliding off a cliff. For all her early independence and her current success, Williams can come across tentative and self-questioning. “When you saw the completed film, what did you think?” Reichardt asks. “It went down the easiest of any film that I see myself in,” says Williams. She’s disarmingly frank about her own insecurities, denies being a big star, and there’s a touch of wistfulness in her insistence that “this is always the way I wanted to work, through friends, to build up a thing that doesn’t disappear after a year. You set up so many little lives in movies and you say you’ll keep in touch and you don’t. So I was really pleased when Todd said, ‘What about Kelly?’ There’s a connectedness and a stability or something.” For now, though, she’s taking time off work to be a full-time single parent to her equally feisty daughter, a difficult but satisfying task. “And I have my coffee-shop parents and my single-mom parents,” she says gratefully. “That’s one of the best things about becoming a mom. There’s suddenly this uprising of women who say, ‘We’re here to help you!’ And Matilda’s in school so I have time during the day to do the things I need to do and get ready for dinner, so it’s not 24/7,” she says. “I’m not quite ready to give up working, but I don’t know how to do the good balance of it. That’s the challenge, to live in the chaos. I’m a Virgo, very ‘clean space, clean mind,’ so after she goes to bed every night I pick the house up. I do think that domestic work can actually be creative and relaxing, freeing your mind. I’ve given myself the grace period". Source: www.laweely.com

Friday, December 26, 2008

Videoclips for Christmas

Brokeback Mountain Revisited video:

This video is dedicated to Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal for giving us performances that show love transcending social norms and roles. Despite the tragic sentiment of the original movie, I wanted to show a version where Ennis and Jack could have ended up growing old together regardless of "who" is "who" in the relationship. The beauty sometimes lies in the complexity of our relationships and the struggle to define ourselves.

I hope you all find your Romeo and/or Juliet in yourselves and the ones you love.

P.S. Heath...May you live forever in our hearts!! ...& I love you Jake!!

Music: "Love Story" by Taylor Swift



Emile Hirsch (You're the one that I want):
A musical video featuring images and stills of the talented and gorgeous actor Emile Hirsch.


Songs "Walk of life" by Dire Straits and "You're the one that I want" ("Grease" soundtrack).

Jena Malone & Lou Taylor Pucci (sexy scene) in "The Go-Getter" (2007), directed by Martin Hynes.

"Sparks" trailer by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, starring Carla Gugino, based on a story written by Elmore Leonard.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Reese won't get married soon

December 21 - Jake & Reese doing Christmas Shopping In Brentwood.
-WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST CHALLENGE?

-Being a parent. I wanted a family, but before I had kids I'd never held a baby. I'd never even done any babysitting. So the first time I held Ava was the first time I'd ever held a baby in my life. There's the fear of not being a good mum. Now I just try not to look too far into the future. I try to take it day by day. It gets terrifying if you look at the big picture, so I try to keep it simple.

-WHAT HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IN YOUR CAREER?Professionally, it was playing June Carter in Walk The Line. It was terrifying, it scared me to death. First of all, I had never played a real person before. So there was a lot of responsibility to represent her correctly, and then the possibility of failure made me very insecure. And I had to sing. You should've heard me in the beginning - it was really bad and learning to play the autoharp was even harder. But in the end, of course, it was amazing. WHAT'S YOUR GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE?

I'm responsible, I'm not extravagant. I'm not frivolous or carefree. I haven't been a young girl for a long time, because I started work so young and I had children young. Someone asked me: 'Do you have a chef?' And I said: 'Yes, her name is Reese.' I didn't grow up with money and I don't think I've changed. Money isn't terribly important to me, I give most of it away. I like nice dresses, though - for the red carpet. HOW DO YOU AND RYAN LOOK AFTER THE CHILDREN NOW?

I think the most important thing is the children, making sure they have stability. I think we just bear that in mind and that the most important thing is to be a grownup and not let feelings affect how you deal with your children.
WOULD YOU GET MARRIED AGAIN?

I don't know. I don't think about it much. At the moment, I am not far enough out of being married to think about doing it again.

WHAT'S YOUR GREATEST STRENGTH?
I think I have always been focused and a little tough. It takes a certain type of tenacious personality to deal with rejection and navigate this business. When I first came here, all I heard was: 'No, not right, not tall enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough.' But I didn't really care. I'm stubborn.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?

Anything happening to the children. It's hard to protect your babies from the media. I have all the worries and fears of being a parent anyway, with the worry and guilt that come with that. But for me, the most difficult part is seeing my children being harassed.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE FOR CHRISTMAS?

I have a farm and I'd like chickens, an Araucana chicken. That'd be great - it would lay blue eggs.
Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

Two different couples in Christmas

Reese and Jake doing Christmas shopping in Brentwood, on 21th December.
The getting-more-serious-by-the-minute couple consisting of former Stop-Loss co-stars Abbie Cornish and Ryan Phillippe will be spending Christmas and New Year's together in Abbie's homeland of Australia.

His two kids Ava and Deacon Phillippe will be spending the holidays with Ryan's ex-wife Reese Witherspoon and her boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal, splitting time between Los Angeles and Tennessee. We're guessing that since the kiddos spent Thanksgiving with Dad, Mom gets to have them for Christmas.

Cornish and Phillippe arrived in Sydney over the weekend on Ryan's first trip to Oz. According to Page Six, the couple will hop over to Cockatoo Island for a Lloyd Klein bash. From there, the couple will meet with Cornish's extended family in Lochinvar.

Holy crap, both of the couples appear to be perched on the edge of sealing the deal. I really, really hope they have dueling weddings on the same date. That's how you find out who your real friends are! Source: socialitelife.celebuzz.com