Friday, October 31, 2014

Costume Friday

What happens with Halloween falls on an Austin Friday?

A look back at Austin in costume:

And because Jake was such a cutie and wasn't trapped in box or white spandex one Halloween

It might not had been Halloween for this Mad Hatter but who wouldn't give him some candy.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wet, Slutty, and Scared

For Nightcrawler Jake got wet,slutty and a little scared.

On his return to The Tonight Show, Jake and Jimmy had a Water War.

They also talked about Jake on Broadway.
And then from a pretaped interview (done a couple weeks ago from the hair and the beard) Jake talks about getting slutty as a part of Halloween costume discussions, which include several of his father's Halloween costume creations, and for some reason white spandex.

Jake backstage at Conan.

And it's too good not to give it's own clip.  Jake getting scared on Ellen

With all the tricks - here's the treat.  Nightcrawler was certified fresh by Rotten Tomatoes with a 96% from all critics and 94% from the top critics. -Rotten Tomatoes

A little 'crawler catch up:

With Nightcrawler opening in the US this weekend, there have been tons of articles and interviews.  To help everyone catch up here are links to just some of the many out there, please share those others you find:

Jake did a Reddit Q&A where he interacted with fans online - Reddit

Nightcrawler Exclusive: Jake Gyllenhaal on Past & Future “Colliding” - Movies and Cinema

Jake talking to the Chicago Tribune about becoming a creature of the night - Chicago Tribune

The Esquire UK's Film of the Week: Nightcrawler - Esquire UK

Jake's interview as part of the Producer's Guild NY event - Deadline

Jake on Good Morning America - video

Jake talking about why he wanted to produce movies and how he may direct one day with Indie Wire -  Indie Wire

His life changed and so did his career. According to the Huffington Post

And Jake spooked by social media?
That's what this article says - Belfast Telegraph

Jake will also be a part of The Hollywood Reporter Roundtable Interviews
An eclectic group of eight distinguished filmmakers who did celebrated work on independent films in 2014 will appear on the AFI Fest’s inaugural Indie Contenders Roundtable, on Nov. 9 in Hollywood.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Keeping up Appearances

While Jake is doing double duty while promoting Nightcrawler.

Working so much, he's having trouble with his trousers.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Scared Back

It's been a while since Jake has visited some shows to sit down and chat and others he might rethink while he is visiting.

Wednesday Jake is making a return visit to Ellen in less than a year but after this sit down he might not be back for a while.

Check out what happens on the video sneak peek of Jake on Ellen on Wed.

Jake's scared for sure but scared straight?  ; )

But Jake's not scared of The Tonight Show anymore.

He will return to The Tonight Show for the first time since 2006 and the show is scheduled for some old friends and some old school funk joining him on Wednesday night.  Joining Jake and Jimmy are former Nailed co-star Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman), former Good Girl co-star Zoey Deschannel as part of the singing duo She & Him, and the most Funkadelic George Clinton.

Oh all the potential of singing, dancing, and booty shaking funk.

Now if he can get those white platform shoes,
 no doubt he knows how to get funky with Tequila from some tequila fan he knows.

MediaCrawler Tour:

Oct 29 The Ellen Degeneres Show,  check local listings for time and channel

           The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon,  NBC, 11:35pm EDT

Oct 30: The Queen Latifah Show, check local listings for time and channel

             Conan  TBS,  11:00pm

Monday, October 27, 2014

Nightcrawler at Nite

The premiere of Nightcrawler was tonight at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater in NYC. He was joined by his co-stars Rene Russo, Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed, as well as director Dan Gilroy, and the producers of the film including Dan's brother Tony.

And it brought out some stars and even more surprisingly a few smiles from Jake on the red carpet.

 Well hello dimples! It's been a while.

Jake looks like he's checking for his gold fillings after seeing Jay-Z's bling.

Wonder if 50 thinks Jake played a news guy better than a boxer.

Is that a grin Jakey?

Jake and fellow producers

The cast of Nightcrawler, guess Bill didn't get the memo
 that black is the new black

And at the after party  it was no Toronto

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Out Spotlight

Today's Out Spotlight was an activist, journalist, essayist, educator and celebrated African-American poet. Her commitment to fighting oppression, particularly of women and blacks, was the defining element of her work. Today's Out Spotlight is June Jordan.

Jordan was born July 9, 1936, in Harlem, New York. the only child of Jamaican immigrant parents, Granville Ivanhoe and Mildred Maud Jordan. Her father worked as a postal worker and her mother was a part-time nurse. When Jordan was five, the family moved to the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, New York. While life in the Jordan household was often turbulent, Jordan credits her father with passing on to her a love of literature, and she began writing her own poetry at the age of seven.

She described the complexities of her early childhood in her 2000 memoir, Soldier: A Poet's Childhood which she dedicated to her father. In this short memoir Jordan explores her complicated relationship with a man who encouraged her to read broadly and memorize passages of classical texts, but would also beat her for the slightest misstep and called her "damn black devil child".

In her 1986 essay For My American Family Jordan explores the many conflicts to be dealt with in the experience of being raised by black immigrant parents with visions of the future for their offspring that far exceeded the urban ghettos of the present. In Soldier: A Poet's Childhood, Jordan recalls her father telling her "There was a war on against colored people, I had to became a soldier". While grateful to America for allowing him to escape poverty and seek a better life for his family, Jordan's father was conscious of the struggles his daughter would face and encouraged her to fight.

After attending Brooklyn's Midwood high school for a year, Jordan enrolled in Northfield Mount Hermon School, an elite preparatory school in Western Massachusetts. Throughout her education she became "completely immersed in a white universe" by attending predominately white schools, but was also able to construct and develop her identity as a black American and a writer. In 1953, she graduated from high school and enrolled at Barnard College.

Jordan later expressed how she felt about Barnard College in her book Civil Wars, writing: "No one ever presented me with a single Black author, poet, historian, personage, or idea for that matter. Nor was I ever assigned a single woman to study as a thinker, or writer, or poet, or life force. Nothing that I learned, here, lessened my feeling of pain or confusion and bitterness as related to my origins: my street, my family, my friends. Nothing showed me how I might try to alter the political and economic realities underlying our Black condition in white

At Barnard she met Columbia University student, Michael Meyer, whom she married in 1955. Jordan subsequently followed her husband to the University of Chicago, where he would pursue graduate studies in anthropology while enrolled at the university but soon returned to Barnard where she remained until 1957. In 1958 Jordan gave birth to their only child, Christopher David Meyer. The couple divorced in 1965.

Jordan self identified as bisexual in her writing.

Her first book published in 1969, Who Look at Me was a collection of poems for children. 27 more books followed in her lifetime, one (Some of Us Did Not Die, Collected and New Essays) was in press when she died. Two more have been published posthumously: Directed By Desire: The Collected Poems of June Jordan and a re-issue of the 1970 poetry collection SoulScript, edited by Jordan.

In her memoir Soldier: A Poet's Childhood, Jordan depicted in detail her relationship with her father in the book and was happy with the outcome stating, "I wanted to honor my father, first of all, and secondly, I wanted people to pay attention to a little girl who is gifted intellectually and creative, and to see that there's a complexity here that we may otherwise not be prepared to acknowledge or even search for, let alone encourage, and to understand that this is an okay story. This is a story, I think, with a happy outcome, you know". She was also an essayist, columnist for The Progressive, novelist, biographer, and librettist for the musical/opera I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky, composed by John Adams and produced by Peter Sellars."

Jordan's teaching career began in 1967 at the City College of New York. Between 1968 and 1978 she taught at Yale University, Sarah Lawrence College, and Connecticut College. Jordan then became the director of The Poetry Center and was an English professor at SUNY at Stony Brook from 1978 to 1989. From 1989 to 2002 she was a full professor in the departments of English, Women Studies, and African American Studies at the University of California Berkeley.

Jordan was known as "the Poet of the People", and at Berkeley, she founded the "Poetry for the People" program in 1991. Its aim was to inspire and empower students to use poetry as a means of artistic expression.

Jordan died of breast cancer at her home in Berkeley, California, aged 65. The June Jordan School for Equity, or JJSE (formerly known as the Small School for Equity) in San Francisco was named after her by the founding group of students who, through a democratic process of research, debate, and voting, chose her over Philip Vera Cruz and Ella Baker.

Shortly before her death, she completed Some of Us Did Not Die, her seventh collection of political essays (and 27th book), which was published posthumously. In it she describes how her early marriage to a white student while at Barnard College immersed her in the racial turmoil of America in the 1950s, and set her on the path of social activism.

Jordan received numerous honors and awards, including a 1969-70 Rockefeller grant for creative writing, a Yaddo Fellowship in 1979, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 1982, and the Achievement Award for International Reporting from the National Association of Black Journalists in 1984. Jordan also won the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Writers Award from 1995 to 1998 as well as the Ground Breakers-Dream Makers Award from The Woman's Foundation in 1994.

“To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that’s political, in its most profound way.

I screen, You screen, He screens, They all scream

It's one thing to talk about your movie with reporters

but Jake went to talk about the movie with moviegoers

Jake Gyllenhaal surprised tonight's early screenings in Boston & Philly. Who's next? Tag photos ! - SeeNIGHTCRAWLER

Movie goers when for the early screenings of the movie, but no one expected Jake and Dan Gilroy to be there. 

Be on the look out for Jake and Dan to be doing some more Nightcrawling as the movie opens next Friday.

Check more adventures of Nightcrawling on Nightcrawler's official twitter

Jake sat down with Good Morning America
Check out the video here

And Jake is coming back to The Tonight Show, after almost 8 years Jake is returning to The Tonight Show.

MediaCrawler Tour:

Oct 29 The Ellen Degeneres Show,  check local listings for time and channel
             The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon,  NBC, 11:35pm EDT

Oct 30: Conan  TBS,  11:00pm

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Little Inception? Droste tell

Austin in Austin at Austin Film Fest on Austin Friday

Is it an Inception or the Droste Effect?

First screening . The Last 5 Years. With Anna Kendrick. Directed by Richard LaGravanese. - AUS10

 First Jay Duplass panel. Now Cary Fukinaga. So many smart and funny filmmakers. FILMBONER - AUS10

Hmmm wonder how Austin know Anna K?

Austin's film Stroker will be screening at  the film festival as well Austin taking part of the live reading of Flarsky.

Hope he has some time to get some of that bbq, queso and Mexican martinis.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Merry Goes Round

No doubt Jake loves the musical Carousel

We love seeing him film on a carousel  if bring such sweet smiles as he has here.

 Jake was on Coney Island and back to filming Demolition.

It's a now a race to finish filming and promote Nightcrawler

MediaCrawler Tour:

Oct 24  Good Morning America  ABC  8:30 am EDT

Oct 29 The Ellen Degeneres Show,  check local listings for time and channel

Oct 30: Conan  TBS,  11:00pm