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Frankie Shaw Joins Boston Marathon Bombing Drama 'Stronger'

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate’s Boston Marathon bombing drama Stronger continues to build up its cast, with Flaked actress Frankie Shaw signing on in the role of Gail. Based on the nonfiction bestseller of the same name by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter, the film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Bauman, the working class Boston man who became the subject of a now-iconic photo after losing his legs in the attack. 122 more words


A somewhat unorganized analysis of "Enemy"

Enemy (2013), adapted from the book The Double by José Saramago, is a movie directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent and Sarah Gadon. 1,606 more words


Demolition: Review

Ever since Donnie Darko was released way back in 2001, I’ve been a big fan of Jake Gyllenhaal. Over the years, the actor has proven himself to have all the charm you could want from a leading man in a Hollywood movie. 497 more words


London Theater Review: 'Elegy' by Nick Payne

“Elegy” might be described as a memory play — not because it recalls the past but because it is a play that remembers. As in his earlier play “Constellations” ( 580 more words



watched Nightcrawler today, a 2014 movie that I missed. Goes straight to my favorites’ list.
Jake Gyllenhaal is terrific as Lou Bloom, a desperate drifter who develops a monomaniacal interest in shooting videos of crime scenes at night and selling the scoop footage to local TV for a negotiated amount before it gets broadcasted next morning. 370 more words

Movie Review

The Man Who Walked Like a Zombie and Broke Stuff

Jake Gyllenhaal’s latest movie has him playing a man who recently lost his wife, so he walks through life like an uncaring zombie.  Demolition (2015) is not about the zombie apocalypse, despite Gyllenhaal’s best efforts at moping.   433 more words


Donnie Darko (2001)

Emotionally disturbed high school student Donnie Darko narrowly avoids death when a six foot rabbit called Frank lures him from his bedroom and tells him that the world is going to end in 28 days. 190 more words