WEIRDLAND: June 2007

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Yellow Hats and Batman saga

Maggie Gyllenhaal filming "The Dark Knight", the sequel to "Batman Begins" (opens Summer 2008). She replaces Katie Holmes as D.A. Rachel Dawes.

In the three pictures above, see that small collection of yellow hats: (I still feel a bit creepy for posting Maggie's baby pap-pics).
Peter Sarsgaard in Soho, N.Y.
Heath Ledger and Christian Bale dined together at the after-party for the New York premiere of Bale’s latest film "Rescue Dawn".
Christian Bale & wife Sibi in the premiere of "Rescue Dawn". Source:

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Happy 32th birthday Tobey!

These 2 last pictures are a comparison between Tobey Maguire and Jake, for celebrating those previous I posted in Jake Weird, do you remember them?
Jake & Tobey part I.
Jake & Tobey part II.
Jake, Reese and Tobey.
Comparison Mania.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Out of step

"Anne Hathaway was well respected for devoting a lot of her time to charity work, such as the one she set up with her property developing boyfriend, Raffaello Follieri.While working with him they created the Follieri Foundation, where one of the programs put her in Nicaragua and Honduras to vaccinate and educate the children on hepatitis.
Now the lovebirds fighting a multi-million dollar lawsuit, alleging that the two were supporting their lavish lifestyle by diverting funds meant for the charity. They are accused of flying jets on the foundations expenses, as well as renting out penthouses and such." Source: Barbie Martini

And other ex-partenaire of Jake who has fallen out of step too these days: Gwyneth Paltrow (with her daughter Apple).
Gwyneth Paltrow on crutches in West Hollywood (06/25/07). I like Gwyneth's shirt (Susan Bottomly "International Velvet" was a chic actress in Warhol's Factory) Source:

Drive my car

"Asked a girl what she wanted to be
She said baby, can't you see
I wanna be famous, a star on the screen
But you can do something in between

Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you

I told that girl that my prospects were good
And she said baby, it's understood
Working for peanuts is all very fine
But I can show you a better time

Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you

Beep beep'm beep beep yeah

Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you

I told that girl I can start right away
When she said listen babe I got something to say
I got no car and it's breaking my heart
But I found a driver and that's a start

Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you

Beep beep'm beep beep yeah
Beep beep'm beep beep yeah"


Monday, June 25, 2007

BBM at Venice Film Festival 2005

Entering a car

Jake out and about in L.A. on 21th June.
Pictures by
More pictures of others entering or inside their cars:

Gwyneth Paltrow.
Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Calista Flockhart.
Kirsten Dunst.Julia Stiles.
Mischa Barton.
Zooey Deschanel.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Dunst and Williams

Like Heath Ledger and close friend Michelle Williams, Spider-Man's gal pal Kirsten Dunst has recently bought a place in New York in a bid to escape the paparazzi fish bowl.
It's better there,'' she told film writer Vicky Roach, comparing her treatment with life in Los Angeles.
Williams, who was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar for her performance in Brokeback Mountain, is to star in Dunst's directorial debut.
"Acting is only one of my passions,'' said Dunst on the eve of Spider-Man 3's worldwide release on May 3.

"I'm directing my first short this summer. It's a ghost story.''

Dunst, who turns 25 on Monday, is writing her own screenplay - based on a letter. Source: From "The Daily Telegraph".

Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams as Betsy and Arlene in the comedy "Dick" (1999).

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Running away

"The first half of Moonlight Mile feels like the runaway trailer for a movie that can't wait to jerk your tears. But to quote Joe in a moment of epiphany, there's a ''truth enema'' out there, and, boy, it really brings this movie around." -Wesley Morris review for "Boston Globe". Source:
Bertie Knox: "Where'd you go, Joe?"

"It's the story of a young man, Neil, whose free and lascivous lifestyle hides the scars of a pedophile's victim, forever present, defining who he is. A disturbing but fascinating film that I will find hard to forget, I didn't believe that it all could be portrayed in such a poetic, dreamlike manner. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has a magnetic presence, I couldn't help feel attracted to his character. How fascinating that the impetus behind Neil's freedom is the very thing that holds him forever prisoner. That which defines him is also that which destroys him." Source: "A Spaceman's blog"

"When I finally did see the prologue, my initial interpretation was confirmed. Except for the prologue, "American Beauty" is a movie within a movie. The movie that was released in theaters was financed by Dreamworks. The film within that movie was composed by Ricky in his head.
The frame is the prologue, a brief bit of videotape shot by Ricky. Jane laments that her father is a libidinous loser. “Someone should really just put him out of his misery,” she says. “Want me to kill him for you?” Ricky replies. Long pause. “Yeah.”

The narrative is Ricky’s fantasy. He kills Lester the only way he can — through film. Yet he saves Lester, too, liberating him from his job, giving him a small measure of self-respect, and finding in him a small trace of selflessness. That he finally offs him (through the character of his father) can be seen as a mercy killing, because Lester’s unsustainable epiphanies and satisfactions would surely give way to more misery. Lester dies happy.

Ricky accomplishes other goals. He gets to run away, something he clearly wouldn’t do in real life. He frees Jane. He awakens Carolyn’s sexuality. He breaks his father. He simultaneously destroys the cheerleader’s fa├žade and shows her (through Lester) a small measure of grace and kindness.
This is his fantasy, his only way of gaining control of his life and the lives of the people around him. He gets to play God, while in reality he is meek, introverted to the point of ostracization, and paralyzed. (In Lester one sees what Ricky fears for his future. Whether he realizes it or not, though, he suffers from many of the same problems as his protagonist, and he is unhappy in exactly the same way.)" Source:

As well as Joe and Bertie leaving that small New England town behind, there is a final where antiheroine Jane Burnham (Thora Birch) runs away from her unhinged family in company of Ricky Fitts (Wes Bentley) going to New York, also Claire Fisher (Lauren Ambrose) played a similar role in "Six feet under" when in the end of the series she decides to run away from her home, driving her Toyota Prius way to New York.
"The project that followed American Beauty, the HBO series Six Feet Under, is essentially a character-by-character recreation of the movie’s key players. Its family is composed of figures culled from the three households in American Beauty: Allison Janney’s automaton housewife reappears in Frances Conroy’s Ruth Fisher; Kevin Spacey’s selfishly distant father shows up in Richard Jenkin’s Nathaniel Fisher; Wes Bentley’s drifter ’n’ dreamer has grown up to become Peter Krause’s Nate Fisher Jr.; Thora Birch’s ironic-but-wants-to-be-earnest teenager is the mirror image of Lauren Ambrose’s Claire Fisher;" Source:
Thora Birch as redhead resembling to Lauren Ambrose.
not only that, both Alan Ball's antiheroines share a heated relationship with Mena Suvari.
Mena Suvari as Edie in the Episode 407 "Portrait of Edie" of "Six Feet under". Jane Burnham and Claire Fisher are the female postmodern equivalents of Peter Pan. Rachel Hurl-Wood,who played Wendy Darling in "Peter Pan" (2003) is like a crazy mix between Lauren Ambrose plus Michelle Trachtenberg -Wendy Peterson in "Mysterious Skin" (2004)-.