WEIRDLAND: March 2007

Thursday, March 29, 2007

On Vacation

I am gonna take a sabatical time, dear Weirdos, one mix of a surprise gift, maybe a honemoon trip, Spanish "Semana Santa"
holidays and another serie of medical checks (don't panic, it's just a routine process).
Meanwhile, let's not forget that "needy" message thrown by Jake about the "gracious" sex via GQ magazine - February 2007.
Love and Noir.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Wild Kisses

"For someone whose public canoodling is monitored with long-lens intensity, it's hard to believe there was ever a first kiss, but Jake's came in eighth grade. 'This girl pushed me against a car and stuck her tongue down my throat' he says. 'It was hot. I was really into it. Nothing will ever be as good as that moment.' He begins to laugh, rocking back and forth on the couch.
'Uh, wow... those are the days. Sense memory!'
-Jake Gyllenhaal interviewed by Brian Raftery for GQ Magazine - June 2004.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Cinema Weirdos

Jake Gyllenhaal as Donnie in "Donnie Darko" (2001).
Jake Gyllenhaal as Holden Worther in "The Good Girl" (2002).

Zooey Deschanel as Cheryl in "The Good Girl" (2002).
Joseph Gordon-Levitt during "Brick"´s shooting (2005).
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Neil McCormick in "Mysterious Skin" (2004).
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Chris Pratt in "The Lookout" (2007).
Guy Pearce as Leonard Shelby in "Memento" (2000).
Edward Norton as "The Narrator" in "Fight Club" (1999).
Robert de Niro as Travis Bickle in "Taxi Driver" (1976).
Parker Posey as Libby Mae Brown in "Waiting for Guffman" (1996).
Jennifer Jason Leigh as Allegra Geller in "eXistenZ" (1999).
Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in "American Psycho" (2000).

Selma Blair as Shawn Holloway in "Kill me later" (2001).
Jennifer Connelly as Kathy Nicolo in "House of Sand and Fog" (2003).Jennifer Connelly as Marion Silver in "Requiem for a Dream" (2000).
Reese Witherspoon as Vanessa Lutz in "Freeway" (1996).

Kirsten Dunst as Lux Lisbon in "The Virgin Suicides" (1999).
Kirsten Dunst as Claire Colburn in "Elizabethtown" (2005).
Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham in "American Beauty" (1999).
Kevin Spacey as Prot in "K-PAX" (2001).
Kevin Spacey as Albert T. Fitzgerald in "The United States of Leland" (2003).
Clive Owen as Larry in "Closer" (2004).
Patrick Fugit as Zia in "Wristcutters: a love story" (2006).
Ryan Gosling as Leland P. Fitzgerald in "The United States of Leland" (2003).

Maggie Gyllenhaal as Lee Holloway in "Secretary" (2002).

Monday, March 26, 2007

Snow White & other princesses

Jennifer Aniston as Snow White in a wax figure.
Elizabeth MacGovern in "Faerie Tale Theatre" (1984).
Dita Von Teese wearing a sorta Snow White outfit.

Anne Hathaway as a princess in "Ella Enchanted" (2004).

Michelle Trachtenberg as Snow White in Halloween.

Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella.
Shalom Harlow posing as an erotic Snow White.
"Secretary" beats you black and blue in all the right places, and leaves you grinning from ear to ear with its unexpected fairytale resolution.

In their adaptation of Mary Gaitskill's short story, screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson and director Steven Shainberg wisely scrap the author's lumbering "pity me" posturing in favor of something more lighthearted and colorful -- a giddy bruise, if such a thing is possible. After a stint in the mental hospital, Lee signs up for vocational school, where she discovers a hidden talent as a hunt-and-peck typist. She answers an ad for a secretary, and when this frazzled wreck arrives at the baroque law offices of E. Edward Grey during a raging storm wearing a plastic mackintosh, she's Little Red Riding Hood. Her boss (James Spader), with his menacing whisper and low growl, is the Big Bad Wolf.
(Okay, we get it, she's Snow White in search of Prince Charming.) But Shainberg coaxes marvelous performances out of Gyllenhaal and Spader, whose cat-and-mouse courtship and sparkling chemistry is the main reason why "Secretary" grows on you. Some people won't buy a doe-eyed love story sown from the seeds of sadomasochism that ends in giddiness, but there's an exhilaration in Gyllenhaal and Spader finding each other in the dark." Source:

Kirsten Dunst as a fantasy queen.