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Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcrawler' Will Close Fantastic Fest

Alamo Drafthouse's Fantastic Fest has added Open Road's "Nightcrawler," starring Jake Gyllenhaal, as the closing night film to its already strong genre lineup in Austin.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 27, 2014 3:53 PM
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This Weekend, Drive Past 'Need for Speed' and Head for the Indies

This weekend, your best bet is to steer clear of "Need for Speed" and seek out a few indies instead. The critics have spoken, and "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul's first mainstream theatrical vehicle, based on the wildly popular video game racing franchise, has no wheels. So instead, why not catch not one, but two hunky Jake Gyllenhaals in Denis Villeneuve's moody "Enemy," director Jason Bateman's "Bad Words," the long-awaited "Veronica Mars" movie, or even some sweet old folks in "Le Week-End"? Trailers below.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 12, 2014 7:55 PM
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Hitchcock Would've Admired Denis Villeneuve's Creepy Puzzler 'Enemy,' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

Cinema sure loves its psychosexually tortured doppelgangers. If Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" were remade and recast with Jake Gyllenhaal as a gloomy professor in place of Natalie Portman's psycho ballerina, it might look something like Denis Villeneuve's "Enemy," a nifty bit of murky fun rife with unsettling images and a sense of taut dread even good ole Hitch would have admired.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 10, 2014 2:11 PM
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WATCH: Find Out How Jake Gyllenhaal Meets His Double in New Featurette for 'Enemy'

Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Enemy'
A new behind-the-scenes featurette has arrived for Denis Villeneuve's meticulous, dread-inducing doppelganger tale "Enemy," starring Jake Gyllenhaal times two. The film is already available via VOD, and hits theaters March 14.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 18, 2014 2:24 PM
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FIRST LOOK: Jason Clarke Faces the Elements in 'Everest'

A first-look image has arrived from Universal's "Everest," starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes and Jake Gyllenhaal as climbers in two different expeditions faced with one of the fiercest snowstorms ever recorded on the daunting mountain face.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 12, 2014 1:31 PM
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This Weekend, See Mindbender 'A Field in England' in Theaters, Watch 'Enemy' on DirecTV

A wicked brew of mind-melting psychological thrillers opens this weekend: "Kill List" director Ben Wheatley's B&W feature "A Field in England" and Denis Villeneuve's equally creepy "Enemy." Also in theaters arrive the much-ballyhooed (and delayed) "The Monuments Men," gaining mixed reactions from critics, which many feared after the film edged out of the Oscar race in December. The weekend's surprising treat is "The Lego Movie," which we feared would be yet another bland, been-there-seen-that intellectual property rehash.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 6, 2014 4:15 PM
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WATCH: Jake Gyllenhaal Sees Double in Creepy New Trailer for 'Enemy'

A new trailer has arrived for "Prisoners" director Denis Villenueve's other thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal, "Enemy" -- or in this case, make that Jake Gyllenhaal times two.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 3, 2014 11:56 AM
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For Your Streaming Consideration: Eight Unsung Male Performances from 2013

While 2013 was certainly a banner year for women in film, let's look back at eight career-best and breakthrough male performances that have been critically unsung at the tail-end of this year as awards roll in and showier performances chew the spotlight.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 16, 2013 3:22 PM
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WATCH: McConaughey, Whitaker, Gyllenhaal, Leto, Brolin and Jordan Talk Acting for THR Awards Roundtable

It's that time of year again when the Hollywood Reporter kicks off its round table discussions. First up, the Actors. Matthew McConaughey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker, Josh Brolin and Michael B. Jordan talk everything from flubbed auditions to leg waxing. Watch the full video below, plus read highlights from the interview.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 31, 2013 12:21 PM
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FIRST LOOK: Meryl Streep as The Witch in Disney's 'Into the Woods' UPDATE

UPDATE: The first image has arrived from Rob Marshall's adaptation of Sondheim's "Into the Woods." As first looks go, this is a great one: Meryl Streep as The Witch, with claws and all, who wishes to reverse a curse so that her beauty can be restored.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • September 27, 2013 11:20 AM
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