WEIRDLAND: November 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Maguire & Gyllenhaal: rare passion on "Brothers" scenes

"Natalie Portman has revealed that she felt very comfortable working with Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal.The Oscar-nominated actress, who co-stars alongside Maguire and Gyllenhaal in the drama Brothers, has said that the chemistry between the three actors on set came naturally after years of knowing each other, Coming Soon reports.The 28-year-old said: "It was actually really exciting because this is the first time I've ever worked with actors that I knew before. I met Tobey when I was 14, I met Jake when I was 18, so there was a level of familiarity from the first day, which was really a nice way to enter into it.

"We also had a nice rehearsal period for a few weeks before we started, where we got to go over each other's houses and talk about it and try things out".

Tobey Maguire plays an unhinged war veteran, Capt. Sam Cahill in "Brothers".

"Scenes between Maguire and Gyllenhaal emotionally detonate with a rare passion and intensity on screen. But which unfortunately render the scenes of military conflict artificial and unconvincing in comparison.
Jim Sheridan (center) and Jake Gyllenhaal 'Brothers' N.Y. Film Premiere Cocktail Party, on 21st November 2009.

It's as if Irish director Jim Sheridan may have been more subjectively focused on personal trauma of his own related to the history of terrorism back in his homeland than a determined scrutiny of the Afghan resistance, which plays out as exaggerated caricatures with no basis in logic or reality connected to current events.The result is a compassionate crafting of lost and found families in wartime, but a seemingly self-censored scenario with the US military establishment and its combat rationale as the troubling invisible elephant in the room. This, while foot soldiers and insurgents alike are set up as the fall guys for precipitating the horrors of war and its psychological scars, not the institutions destroying human beings in the first place, by cultivating in men the concerted impulse to legally engage in murder". Source:

Ashley Greene in "Nylon" and "Maxim"

Ashley Greene in "Nylon" magazine photoshoot, Summer 2009.Ashley Greene in "Maxim" photoshoot, December 2009.Ashley Greene at Maxim's party celebration.

"Breaking Down" inminent announcement

Would it be a good idea if David Cronenberg directed "Breaking Down"?or maybe Gus Van Sant, as Robert Pattinson suggested?

"Summit Entertainment looks forward to bringing 'Breaking Dawn' to the big screen but at this point any additional information is premature."More intriguingly, Summit made a deal with FX this week for the broadcast cable rights to all of the "Twilight Saga" films. The agreement called for four pictures.
Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart on the cover of "Entertainment Weekly"

Perhaps looking to get some more time in the limelight, minor franchise cast member Michael Welch told MTV he expects a go ahead for "Dawn" to be announced at any moment. Well, since you said so Michael we'll take a big sigh of relief".

Watch Breaking Down - Renesmee video

"The baby in Bella's belly starts growing incredibly fast. And it starts hurting Bella, as each kick it gives has the super strength of a vampire behind it. As it grows, Bella gets sicker, and then the good stuff starts. The baby kicks so hard it breaks Bella's ribs and then severs her spine. Are you imagining Kristen Stewart wearing a fake pregnancy belly and pretending to have been suddenly crippled by her own fetus? Because I am and it's making me laugh and laugh and laugh.Eventually the baby starts to get born and Bella is dying. The baby has telepathy, by the way, so everybody can read its thoughts while it's in the womb, and it turns out to have an essentially adult mind. Like Alia in Dune;In a moment that demands to be shown on the silver screen, Edward gives Bella an emergency C-section with his fucking teeth. It's like something out of XTro, for the love of God. It's so horrible it's brilliant, and this scene alone is why I remain firm in declaring that David Cronenberg must direct Breaking Dawn. This is surely his movie.Once the baby is out, Bella gets vamped by Edward, as she's about to die at any moment. Then comes the most astonishing turn of events in 21st century literature, and possibly in the entire history of awful fiction aimed at tweens: Jacob the werewolf, who has been madly in love with Bella, sees the new baby girl and immediately imprints on her. What this means, in layman's terms, is that he falls in love with the baby.The book makes no bones about this; while Jacob doesn't want to fuck the baby right off the bat, he can't stand to be away from it and visits everyday. His love has been transferred from Bella to the baby (who has the tongue shattering name Renesmee), and because of the science behind imprinting he'll love her forever. So one day he's going to stick his wolf dick in this girl that he see as a bloody newborn. Romance is not dead, it's just being abused by insane Mormon writers.I will not rest until I have seen a movie in which a werewolf falls in love with a baby. Hell, once I've seen a werewolf fall in love with a baby I may quit movie watching - I will have seen the ultimate culmination of a century of cinema. The entire film of Breaking Dawn would play like the weirdest exploitation film since Doris Wishman died - brutal sex, bizarre body horror, unbelievable pedophilia". Source:

According to a new video interview with Making Of, clearly conducted before New Moon was released to record breaking bank, producer Wyck Godfrey promises that a big screen adaptation of the series’ final volume will follow. “There’s every intention to make Breaking Dawn“, he simply states. Does it really need to get any more official than that? Source:

Coming Together As ONE video

Nikki Reed with Lellan Lutz at The Today show.Nikki Reed with Kristen Stewart at "New Moon" screening in New York.Nikki Reed with Anna Kendrick (Rosalie and Jessica in "Twilight" saga)

Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester, Jessica Szohr and Ed Westwick, Heroes' Hayden Panettiere, High School Musical's Corbin Bleu, Twilight's Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed and Jackson Rathbone, 90210's Tristan Wilds, Star Trek's John Cho and Tropic Thunder's Brandon T. Jackson have all teamed up with ONE for the fight against global poverty. Will you join them?

Jake & Reese haven't split

"Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal have split, a source close to the actress tells People. No further details were given. Witherspoon, 33, and Gyllenhaal, 28, costarred in the 2007 movie Rendition, after which rumors started flying about them as an off-screen couple. By the summer of 2008, however, the rumors appeared to be confirmed, thanks, in part, to an extended Bastille Day holiday in Paris - followed, the next month, when they were seen in Marrakech, spending a Saturday strolling hand-in-hand, checking out bazaar stalls, before stepping into the shade for lunch, according to reports". Source:
A random fan (not a paparazzi) took this photo of Jake & Reese cozy together in April 2009, when they attended to the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Southern California desert.

"Despite reports, Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal are still very much a couple, according to their reps. (Apparently Jake's PR denied the split to Marc Malkin from E online) Although a source close to the couple says their relationship has ended, reps for both say, "it is not true". Nanci Ryder and Carrie Byalick, who rep Witherspoon and Gyllenhaal respectively, tell PEOPLE, "They are still together."

Read People's updates on Jake & Reese relationship

Watch an Enternainment Tonight video with Jake and Reese

Robert and Kristen - Cosmic Love video

A collection of interviews with "Robsten" moments. The song is Cosmic Love by Florence and The Machine, I seriously suggest checking them out, they're amazing!

Kristen Stewart talks about Eclipse

Kristen Stewart in Entertainment Weekly photoshoot, December 2009.
Actress Kristen Stewart recently spoke with about the upcoming film “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” aka Eclipse stars Robert Pattinson (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Kristen Stewart (Adventureland, The Runaways), Taylor Lautner, (My Own Worst Enemy, The Twilight Saga: New Moon) and Xavier Samuel (Road Train, The Loved Ones).

"Robert Pattinson is reportedly planning to surprise Kristen Stewart with a romantic Christmas vacation to the English countryside.“He’s enlisted the help of his mom, Clare, to find a cottage where he and Kris can spend a few days together”, says an insider.Pattinson, 23, and Stewart, 19, are set to spend Christmas Day at Pattinson’s family’s home. “They think she’s perfect for Rob and told her they’d like her to join them for Christmas dinner,” the source adds". Source:

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Nikki Reed on Alexa Chung show

Here’s a brand new Alex Chung interview with actress Nikki Reed from the film “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer.New Moon stars Robert Pattinson (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Kristen Stewart (Adventureland, The Runaways), Nikki Reed (K-11), Ashley Greene (Skateland), Taylor Lautner, (My Own Worst Enemy), Jackson Rathbone (S. Darko) Dakota Fanning and Kellan Lutz. Source:
Nikki Reed plays Rosalie Hale in "New Moon".

Gyllenhaal plays a grown up delinquent, inspired by Victor

"Gyllenhaal, who plays a grown up juvenile delinquent in the film, spent time with convicted drug smugglers and murderers in an effort to determine what life behind bars for a teenager is like - and he admits the experience has changed his life forever. One such teen, Victor, made such an impact on Gyllenhaal and director Jim Sheridan, they cast him in the film.

The actor explains, "This kid Victor was in jail and he was released and had the opportunity to change his life and told us stories that were unreal to me.

"He was hiding meth in the back of a lamp of a four wheel vehicle driving over the border and he was 16. He changed his life and is working for the governor's office in Sacramento now.

"Jim (Sheridan) ended up putting him in the movie in a scene where my brother Tobey Maguire's helicopter goes down."