WEIRDLAND: May 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Video: Jake Gyllenhaal Buzzed


Jake Gyllenhaal is proof that no matter what he does with his hair -- his still looks hot!

Jake Gyllenhaal in a Parking Garage in Hollywood on 28th May 2011

Our photographer caught the 30-year-old with his freshly updated buzz cut on Sunday. After being the recent victim of a PhotoShop underwear hoax, the actor who shaved his head for End of Watch is a little camera shy. Source: rumorfix.com

Elisha Cuthbert in Flare magazine

Elisha Cuthbert On Alex, Her Happy Endings Character:
Still of Elisha Cuthbert as Alex in Happy Endings TV Series

“I’m more like this character than any other character I’ve played. Though [Alex] has an airiness about her whereas I’m more neurotic, more intense. I’m a pretty deep thinker.”

On Her Parents Letting Her Move To Hollywood Alone At 18:
“They knew I was mature enough and not one of those wild children. This was my college experience, really.”

On Rehabilitating Her Shopaholism:
“There was a time that I was splurging quite a bit on fashion but then I realized, I’m going to be broke! I realized I had to find a way to express myself without being covered head to toe in designer clothing. I mix it up now.” Source: www.flare.com

Elisha Cuthbert is wearing a dress by Hervé Léger by Max Azria and earrings by Mawi.

To get a look like Elisha's, try: Marcelle Hydra-C Perfect Fusion Make-Up, $17. Joe Fresh Beauty Matte Lipstick in Fuchsia, $6. Revlon Grow Luscious Lash Liner in Onyx, $10. Source: www.flare.com

‘Source Code’ Will Now Be Hitting VOD 2 Weeks Before DVD

Summit Entertainment announced today that Duncan Jones’ “Source Code” will hit VOD on July 8th two weeks before the DVD/BluRay release on July 26th. The studio says, “it will test the demand for viewing a bigger budgeted film digitally prior to the release of physical discs.” Meanwhile, movie pirates everywhere are rubbing their hands with glee. Source: blogs.indiewire.com

Monday, May 30, 2011

Robert Pattinson filming "Cosmopolis" in Toronto, video and stills



Video of Robert Pattinson walking to his trailer from the set
Cosmopolis comes to theaters in 2012 and stars Robert Pattinson, Marion Cotillard, Juliette Binoche, Mathieu Amalric, Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti, Sarah Gadon, Jay Baruchel. The film is directed by David Cronenberg.

Now that Robert Pattinson has finished work on Breaking Dawn, the two-part, final installment of The Twilight Saga, he is moving on to director David Cronenberg's adaptation of Cosmopolis.
Based on the novel by Don DeLillo, Cosmopolis stars Pattinson as a young multimillionaire named Eric Packer, whose limo ride to get a haircut becomes a 24-hour odyssey around Manhattan that includes a rap star's funeral, presidential-visit traffic jams, terrorist attacks, stalkings, and frequent run-ins with his wife, played by Sarah Gadon (Dream House).

Cronenberg's daughter, photographer Cait Cronenberg used her photo of Cronenberg and Gadon in the movie, coincidentally in the back of a vehicle. Her photo arrived just days before set photos were released online, again showing Pattinson and Gadon meeting up, this time in a cafe.

Cosmopolis is currently shooting in Toronto, is set to open sometime in 2012. Samantha Morton (Sweet and Lowdown, The Messenger) and Juliette Binoche co-star" Source: www.reelzchannel.com

Jake Gyllenhaal out for a jog in Los Feliz

Jake Gyllenhaal out for a jog in Los Feliz on 29th May 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pharmaceutical salesmen, Masculine looks, machismo and sentimentality

Jake got one of his more manly looks with a shaved haircut for "Jarhead" (2005) directed by Sam Mendes

Jake Gyllenhaal goes errands out and about in L.A. on 27th May 2011. He is sporting the semi-shaved haircut he got to work on his next film "End of Watch" (2012)


"Jake Gyllenhaal is good at making characters likeable, so when the film opens with his character Jamie getting fired from his job after seducing a coworker, you already somehow like him (and his ridiculously expressive face).

His successful younger brother gets him a job with Pfizer (a leading pharmaceutical company) and the film properly begins.
Love and Other Drugs is based very loosely on the memoir of pharmaceutical salesman Jamie Reidy, and the film has this at its core throughout. He meets Maggie (Anne Hathaway), a sufferer of early onset Parkinson's disease, while desperately trying to sell an alternative Prozac to jaded Dr. Knight (Hank Azaria).

Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal as Maggie Murdock and Jamie Randall in "Love and other drugs" (2010)

While Maggie gives a realistic look at living with a degenerative disease and drug-dependency, Dr. Knight comes from another angle and encourages the audience never to be a doctor (juggling 50 patients a day, insurance companies and lawyers).
Source: www.film-news.co.uk


"May's upfronts — where networks announce their fall schedules to advertisers — there was a pattern: sitcom after sitcom about how today's men are besieged and need to rediscover their masculinity. Among them are How to Be a Gentleman, in which a metrosexual writer hires a trainer to dewussify him; Last Man Standing, with Tim Allen as a sporting-goods-company executive beset by girlie men; Man Up, in which a group of male friends worry they've lost touch with their inner warriors; and Work It, in which two guys dress in drag (à la Bosom Buddies) to land jobs as pharmaceutical reps.

But maybe men, in TV and life, would be better off letting go of some old ideas of masculinity. Charlie Sheen's meltdown — all that aggression and Darwinian gamete spreading — was old-school manhood taken to its farcical extreme. And it fit the themes of his sitcom, Two and a Half Men, about the bachelor-pad exploits of his alter ego Charlie Harper.

Still of Ashton Kutcher in What Happens in Vegas (2008)

Demi Moore (in Balmain) and hubby Ashton Kutcher (in Calvin Klein Collection) at GQ’s The Gentlemen’s Ball held at NYC’s Edison Ballroom on 27th October 2011

So it was telling that the biggest sitcom announcement of the upfronts was CBS's replacement of Sheen with Ashton Kutcher, a guy who started his career as a model, is monogamously married and looks like he uses styling products. Probably nice-smelling ones!
However Two and a Half Men changes, Kutcher's nice-guy public persona already marks a different idea of alpha maledom from the violent torpedoes of testosterone that made Sheen such a headache for CBS. Tim Allen and company may beat their chests, but in the real world, sometimes it's better to man up by manning down". Source: www.time.com


"Francis Ford Coppola's 1985 adaptation of the novel by S.E. Hinton was full of tough thugs and mean mugs — and plenty of leather jackets. The Greasers, a gang of poor, wrong-side-of-the-tracks boys played by Tom Cruise, Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Emilio Estevez, Ralph Macchio and C. Thomas Howell, live in Tulsa, Okla., where they have to fight to keep their territory from being overrun by the Socs (pronounced soashes). The Socs are wealthy, preppy jerks who don't understand the plight of the Greasers.The two groups clash repeatedly and one of those clashes results in a fatality, sending two of the Greasers on the run. While the film is chock-full of machismo and bravado, it's also tinged with the sentimentality and philosophical edge that made the novel a teen classic". Source: www.time.com

“One Day” new UK trailer (starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess)

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The story follows Dexter (Sturgess), a spoiled rich TV host and Emma (Hathaway), a politically minded, insecure, working class Yorkshire girl, who meet on the same day, July 15th, for the 20 years after they share a one-night stand together at university. Certainly, the drama is much more deeply felt in this recent trailer but problems still abound. Hathaway’s accent is kind of dreadful, the dialogue remains clunky in spots and we’re still not seeing what will elevate this past your standard romcom.
But we’re hoping this is just a of case of the film getting marketed to bring in a crowd and that the final result is something a bit richer and more dynamic than films of this ilk.

“One Day” opens on August 19th.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Jake Gyllenhaal having lunch at L'Ermitage in Beverly Hills

Jake Gyllenhaal having lunch at L'Ermitage in Beverly Hills on 27th May 2011. He had a haircut in a salon in Studio City.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Jesse Eisenberg in "30 Minutes or Less" trailer


Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride, Nick Swardson and Michael Peña, the film centers on two white trash fledgling criminals (McBride and his lapdog lieutenant Swardson) who kidnap a slacker pizza delivery driver (Eisenberg) and force him — by ticking bomb — to rob a bank. Ansari plays Chet, the history teacher best friend of Eisenberg’s character who has his shit together, but gets roped into the kidnapping. Peña plays a gangster character who becomes a significant problem in the second act of the screenplay. And so far, there’s only the barest hint of a plot here and more troubling—as was suggested by some feedback we received from early screenings—Ansari, as funny as he is, looks a bit uneven opposite Eisenberg. That said, his reaction to the bomb-strapped Eisenberg coming to his school made us laugh out loud. Source: blogs.indiewire.com

Stills of Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari in "30 Minutes or Less" (2011) directed by Ruben Fleischer

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 50/50 trailer video



Directed by Jonathan Levine, the story centers on Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a young man living a great life. He has a job that he's passionate about, works with his best friend (Seth Rogen) and has a stunningly beautiful girlfriend (Bryce Dallas Howard). Then he goes to the doctor and finds out that he has a rare for of spinal cancer that has left him with a 50% chance of survival. This world totally rocked by the news, not only does he have to deal with the effects of his disease, but also how it affects everyone in his life.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Press and Backstage on 16th January 2011

Though the film isn't due out until September, a few weeks ago I was invited to a screening of the film 50/50, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Anjelica Huston. After the credits began to roll, I was certain that I had just watched one of the best films that will be released in 2011. Source: www.cinemablend.com