Jake Gyllenhaal

The 5 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Laggies’

Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so this week’s streaming and movie-buying guide includes a little something for all you anti-romantics. And among the new releases, we’ve got one of last year’s best character studies, an indie comedy that’s ripe for discovery, an animated classic that’s not just for kids, and a glorious re-release of a ’70s masterpiece. … Read More

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“I Did Not Want a Character With an Arc”: ‘Nightcrawler’ Filmmaker Dan Gilroy on His Oscar Nomination, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Crime Scene Photography

The phrase “first-time director” tends to summon up a very specific picture: a bright-eyed kid, perhaps fresh out of film school or graduating from YouTube, a Hollywood outsider looking for an in. Dan Gilroy is, well, not that kid. Nightcrawler (out Tuesday on Blu-ray and DVD; available now on demand) is his feature directorial debut, but the 55-year-old writer/director has been knocking around the business for nearly a quarter-century now; his first credited screenplay was 1992’s Freejack, where he met his future wife, Nightcrawler co-star Rene Russo. She’s not the only familiar name in Nightcrawler’s credits — you’ll also see two other Gilroys, Dan’s brothers, editor John (Salt, Warrior, Pacific Rim) and producer Tony (himself a two-time nominee, for writing and directing Michael Clayton). I asked Dan how filmmaking became, for him, such a family business. … Read More

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Watch the Trailer For Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Biel, and David O. Russell’s Lost Film, Formerly Known as ‘Nailed’

Is this the year that we finally see what David O. Russell’s lost screwball comedy, formerly known as Nailed, now… Read More

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The Top 10 Movie Trailers of 2014

Ah, movie trailers. We love them, we hate them, we don’t quite understand them. We complain that they tell us too much, or deride them for including all the good jokes/explosions/scares, but there’s no doubt that we rely on them to make our movie-going decisions — and that they’ve becoming something of an art of their own. So join us for a look back at the year in trailers, and at ten spots whose artistry and craft rose above mere hype. … Read More

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Fashion Week Across the Pond: Links You Need To See

Fashion Week has finally vacated the streets of Soho (New York), and now London’s clicking with the Louboutins of a thousand fashion editors. Although London tends to be the kid sister of the Fashion Week cities, Erdem has certainly stolen the show so far, having reverted to his signature florals, thank god. … Read More

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25 Must-See Movies For the Fall

Hey there reader, been to the movies lately? If the box office reports are any indication, I’m guessing not — and who can blame you? We’re currently in the weird dead zone between the tentpole blockbusters of the summer and the prestige, Oscar-friendly pictures (and, increasingly, tentpole blockbusters) of the fall. But relief will be here soon enough, so in the interest of helping you mark up your movie-going calendar, we’re looking ahead to the fall films we’re anticipating most. … Read More

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Watch Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s Star-Studded Short Film Promoting Their ‘On the Run’ Summer Tour

Here’s a Bonnie and Clyde-esque short film from Jay-Z and Beyoncé, released just before their On the Run summer… Read More

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Don’t Believe the Hype — ‘Prisoners’ Is a Cheap Thriller

There is a scene about two-thirds of the way through Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners that sums up pretty much everything that’s wrong with the picture. Here’s how it goes: Two little girls have been abducted. While the parents (Terrence Howard and Viola Davis) of one of them are out, the prime suspect for the crime breaks into their home. Their teenage daughter is at her most vulnerable: naked and taking a bath, talking on her cell phone. Villeneuve cuts away. We then see Howard and Davis return home. They call out for their daughter; she does not answer. They call out more, open doors, flip on lights. A good half-minute of screen time is spent on this exercise before they break down the bathroom door — and discover her walking out, chastising them for not telling her they were leaving. No explanation is provided for her lengthy silence and lack of response, because there isn’t a logical one. She was inexplicably quiet so that Villeneuve could build in a cheap, easy moment of faux-tension that wouldn’t have made the cut in a second-tier horror movie. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Movies You Need to Stream This Week

Welcome to Flavorwire’s streaming movie guide, in which we help you sift through the scores of movies streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and other services to find the best of the recently available, freshly relevant, or soon to expire. This week, Netflix did a big drop of catalog titles, some of them (like the ever-fluctuating 007 movies) returning after the notorious “Streamageddon.” So we’ve got great stuff from Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogen, Kevin Spacey, Julia Stiles, Taye Diggs, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Harvey Kietel, David Fincher, John Hughes, Spike Lee, Errol Morris, Kevin Smith, and more. Check them out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now. … Read More

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