The one and only ljameswalters strikes again with what’s sure to be a hit in Middle Earth. Things get a little darker this time around as the internet start sings “Mad World” as covered by Gary Jules and featured in the cult classic, Donnie Darko (the original was by done by Tears For Fears which isn’t as good).
The video also features a keyboardist to help keep the mood sad and sombre. Make sure to get your tissues ready as the tears will surely be flowing in this version. Also, don’t forget to watch the original Gollum “I Dreamed A Dream” video HERE.
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So do we. So do we.
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The internet can sometimes be a scary place. Animals act like humans, people eat things that they really shouldn’t be eaten and faces get swapped. Sometimes, the celebrities do look better as their romantic love interests. Other times, the result can be quite frightening.
Here are just some of the unsettling face swaps to float around the internet.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
Harry Styles and Taylor Swift
Harry Styles and a Koala
Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Read more…
There’s nothing like watching your favourite celebrities in their film debuts and seeing how different they looked before they made it big. This mashup combines some of our favourite actors and actresses in their very first films. Take Zooey Deschanel in Mumford above — she’s a long way from her unicorn-loving, cute-dress wearing, songbird days.
In order of appearance: Leonardo DiCaprio, Denzel Washington, Jeff Goldblum, Drew Barrymore, William Hurt, Clint Eastwood, Harvey Keitel, Samuel L. Jackson, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Zooey Deschanel, Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Kate Bosworth, Steve Carell, Alison Brie, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Jason Bateman, Michael Keaton, Jamie Foxx, Kate Beckinsale, Edward Norton, James Earl Jones, and Chevy Chase.
Watch it here:
I’m in the middle of Catching Fire right now, so I’m still not sure whether or not to trust the hopelessly romantic hunk Finnick Odair. Still, I understand why the role would be so coveted. He is, after all, a Capitol playboy and charmer. Director Gary Ross is keeping mum about who might play Finnick, but fan favourites include Twilight hunk Kellan Lutz, Chord Overstreet, Garrett Hedlund and even YouTuber Joey Graceffa.
Another possibility is Alex Pettyfer, who you might remember from “I Am Number Four.” These guys would be younger and cheaper alternatives to someone like Ryan Gosling. In the book, Finnick is about 24 and won the games when he was 14.
Other names that have been tossed around:
I can see why Zac Efron would be considered, but I think they need to find a Hollywood newcomer. Zac responded to fans choosing him as a fave, by telling MTV he hadn’t heard the rumour but that he really liked the first book. Read more…
Jake Gyllenhaal stars the The Shoes new video for “Time to Dance” though it’s more like “Time to Kill.” The video is bleak and dark, in stark contrast to some of their upbeat electro-funk. Gyllenhaal too, is absolutely insane in the video, killing every beautiful hipster he runs into.
The video was artfully directed Daniel Owlfe and features the lunatic balancing his murders with mundane everyday tasks like eating cereal and going to the barbers. [ChartAttack]
He kind of has his Donnie Darko vibe again. What do you think of it?
In what TMZ is calling a “major guy code violation,” the fan snapped a pic of Jake while he was…erm…using the facilities during a screening of his new movie “Source Code.” Jake calmly talked to the fan about the inappropriateness of the incident.
Peaceful conflict resolution! So hot right now!
The picture was eventually deleted, so if you’ve ever wanted to see some “sexy” urinal shots of Jake in action, you’ll have to wait for the next creepy fan to come along. Sorry!
dSomewhere in the world Taylor Swift is having a MAJOR hissy fit!
Love and Other Drugs star Jake Gyllenhaal was spotted hanging out with actress Camilla Belle at a charity gala this Saturday night when things took a turn for the COZY!
“They were talking intimately and laughing,” an eyewitness says. “There really seemed to be chemistry, a connection.”
If the two end up hooking up, this would be the SECOND hottie Ms. Belle has stolen from country star Taylor Swift. It’s rumored that Joe Jonas dumped Taylor in a 27-second phone call to be with Camilla, only to break up with her as well months later. Taylor has penned many songs about Camilla’s man-stealing ways, including “Better than Revenge,” a fan favourite track off of her latest album, Speak Now.
Some choice lyrics:
“she’s not a saint and she’s not what you think/she’s an actress/ she’s better known for the things that she does on the mattress…she should keep in mind there is nothing that I do better than revenge.”
Ouch! We can’t wait to hear the song to come out of this one!
Last month, an announcement was made that a Kurt Cobain biopic was to be filmed, and according to CHARTattack, this has resulted in a flood of suggestions as to who should play the late front man of the legendary grunge group, Nirvana.
Cobain committed suicide in April of 1994.
Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain, Donnie Darko) is the most recent actor to be added to the list of possible “Cobains.” Jokingly, it was pointed out that since he’s got long hair now, for his new role in Prince of Persia, he could fit the role.
“I don’t know if I’d be the right choice – but the hair from Prince Of Persia could translate somehow,” Gyllenhaal told NME. “We could just bleach it!”
The rumours last month were that Robert Pattinson (Twilight) would play Cobain, but Courtney Love, Cobain’s widow, squashed those hopes. Love said that she would rather see Ryan Gosling (The Believer) or James McAvoy (Atonement) play the role.
Gosling has got great acting skills and has proven himself to be able to pull off a wide variety of roles.
Although McAvoy is only just beginning to gain recognition on this side of the pond, he is also great. He’s won BAFTA (British Academy Of Film And Television Arts) Awards … meaning he is good.
There is also Heath Ledger. But seeing as he is dead, this is not going to happen. But he would have been fantastic as Cobain. He was deep, dark, and a little troubled in his own right. He also displayed top quality acting chops, and while he was alive, Ledger could pretty much take on any role thrown at him.
And why not Emma Watson? Cate Blanchett played Bob Dylan and got nominated for an Academy Award. There is no reason why Hermione Grainger can’t turn into the grunge rocker. And she could also bring a whole new audience to appreciate Cobain.
From here, the list goes on and on. But it’s all in the hands of Courtney Love now, more or less. Hopefully this turns out OK.
And of all the things Gyllenhaal mastered, his fear of ostriches was not one of them, reports People.com.
“They would say, ‘Don’t make any noise around the ostriches. They’ll tear out your eyes and rip out your heart.’ So, I was naturally terrified,” Gyllenhaal said. “They look like they’re innocent, but they’re really not.”
Gemma Arterton, Gyllenhaal’s co-star, can confirm the actor’s fear of the flightless bird.
“He was really scared,” Arterton said. “He ran away, and the look on his face – it’s not acting. It’s real.”
Arterton also seems to have had better luck on set with animals, than Gyllenhaal.
“I did a horse-riding stunt, which took me two weeks to rehearse,” Arterton said. “I had to jump onto a horse while it was galloping towards me. It was pretty scary, and I’m proud of myself for doing it, and I made sure that I looked over my shoulder so that everyone knew it was me and not a stunt double.”
We already knew that Jake Gyllenhaal is playing the lead role of the acclaimed video game franchise-turned-movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. What we didn’t know is that the Brokeback Mountain actor was actually a legitimate fan of the Prince of Persia series as a child.
“I played their original side-scrolling version of the game when I was a kid,” said the 29-year-old actor laughing, in an interview with MTV News.
Directed by Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), the movie tells the story about the origins of young Persian Prince Dastan, and his quest to rescue the Sands of Time, a gift from the gods that controls time, from an evil nobleman.
There’s one main reason to see Jim Sheridan’s latest drama “Brothers:” its talented cast. The adaptation of the award-winning Danish film about post-traumatic stress is gripping to say the least. However, its main fault is being predictable, but if audiences can get past that, they’re in for an emotional battle.
“Brothers” takes place in a small Minnesota military town and tells the story of Marine captain Sam Cahill (played by Tobey Maguire). Unlike many other war films, however, this one focuses on the family.
All is well in the Cahill household until Sam is called up for a return trip to Afghanistan, forcing him to leave behind his beautiful wife Grace (Natalie Portman) and two young daughters. Tension rises among the family when Sam’s younger brother Tommy (Jake Gyllenhaal) is released from prison. The two brothers share a rapport, unlike the rest of his family (mainly their father), who doesn’t understand the ex-con and deems Sam as the “good” son.
It’s no surprise that the family dynamics start to change as soon as Sam is pronounced dead in Afghanistan. Following the absence of his brother, Tommy finds purpose in taking care of Grace and his nieces — giving him a newfound sense of responsibility. However, Sam’s survival is never in question for the audience, no spoilers here — in fact, it’s in the trailer.
Jim Carrey and Jake Gyllenhaal have signed on to star in the film adaptation of the classic musical “Damn Yankees.”
According to Variety, the New Line movie is being produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the same people who brought “Hairspray” to the big screen.
The plot revolves around a man named Joe Boyd (to be played by Gyllenhaal) who makes a Faustian bargain with the devil (to be played by Carrey) to help a struggling pro baseball team he is devoted to.
The musical, which debuted on Broadway in 1955 and won seven Tony Awards, was previously adapted into a 1958 film.
Carrey’s recent projects include “Yes Man” and “I Love You Phillip Morris,” while Gyllenhaal recently completed work on the romantic comedy “Nailed” and the drama “Brothers,” both scheduled to hit theatres later this year.
Jake Gyllenhaal has signed on to star in the video game adaptation “Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time.”
The Disney flick will feature Gyllenhaal as Dastan, a prince in sixth-century Persia who tries to stop an villainous nobleman from getting his hands on the Sands of Time, a gift from the gods that can control the flow of time.
Gemma Arterton will play Tamina, an exotic princess who teams up with Dastan. The 22-year-old relative newcomer will also appear in the upcoming Bond movie “Quantum of Solace,” due out in November.
Mike Newell (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”) is on board to direct “Prince of Persia,” with Jerry Bruckheimer as producer. Game creator Jordan Mechner was part of the team who wrote the script.
The Ubisoft game was first released in 1989 and gave rise to several sequels.
Depending on the success of the movie, Bruckheimer and Disney are expected to pursue a film franchise along the lines of the producer’s previous hit series “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
The big-budget flick will begin shooting in July in Morocco and London, and is expected to hit theatres in summer 2009.
Information is pouring in after Heath Ledger’s tragic death on Tuesday.
TMZ reports that five bottles of prescription pills were found in the apartment with Ledger’s body: three anti-anxiety medications (Xanax, Valium and Ativan) and two sleeping medications (Lunesta and Restoril). Restoril is used to treat “debilitating insomnia.” All of the bottles were prescribed to Ledger and were mostly full.
Ledger’s autopsy yesterday was inconclusive. It is still unclear whether his death was a suicide or accidental. However, “Four Feathers” director Shekhar Kapur told the UK Daily Telegraph that Ledger was excited to meet with him the next day, and asked Kapur to call and wake him in the morning.
“I had just arrived in New York [from London],” Kapur said. “He said he could not see me that night but really wanted to meet me the next day. He made me promise that I would call him in the morning and wake him up. I tried. Little did I know that his soul had already left his body.”
Ledger left behind 2-year-old daughter, Matilda. It now appears that Ledger’s “Brokeback Mountain” co-star, Jake Gyllenhaal, will be fulfilling his duties as godfather and aiding Michelle Williams in raising Matilda.
Gyllenhaal already has experience helping out with his niece, Ramona. Gyllenhaal’s sister, Maggie, is also a co-star and friend to Ledger, as she took over the role of Rachel Dawes in “The Dark Knight,” Ledger’s last completed film role.
Williams’ “Dawson’s Creek” co-star, Busy Philipps, is Matilda’s godmother. The Daily Telegraph reports that Philipps has already joined Williams in New York City.
Preparations are currently being made to move Ledger’s body back to Perth, Australia for burial.
According to the National Enquirer, Jake Gyllenhaal has proposed to Reese Witherspoon. And she said no.
The couple first met on the set of “Rendition” and hid their relationship until the film started to bomb at the box office.
A source that claims Gyllenhaal proposed said that Witherspoon held back for the sake of her kids.
“She is madly in love with Jake, but her divorce just became final, and she doesn’t want to rush into anything. Reese wants to take things very slowly because of her two young children. She doesn’t want anything to upset or disrupt them. It took her a while to introduce them to Jake – she didn’t want them to know they were a couple until they were definitely serious about each other.”
Rendition is a powerful film that examines the effects of fear and hatred in a post-9/11 world. Similar conceptually to Babel and Crash, it follows a group of people whose lives intersect in devastating ways after a bomb goes off in the village square of an unnamed African city.
It is immediately engaging when we witness Anwar El-Ibrahimi (Omar Metwally), an Egyptian-American bio-chemist, nabbed by government agents in an airport. During a terrifyingly real ordeal, Anwar is shuttled to an undisclosed country with a heavy bag over his head, stripped, handcuffed, tortured and kept in a hole. The CIA has (weak) evidence that Anwar has been in contact with the leader of a terrorist group that is claiming responsibility for the bombing. The group’s bombs have become more advanced since Anwar’s alleged contact with them, and it is assumed he used his expertise to aid them. Metwally’s performance has a huge emotional impact, and the tension of whether or not he’ll get back to his pregnant wife (Reese Witherspoon) is intense. Metwally is a fine actor; the look on his face when he parts with agent Douglas Freeman (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a perfect mix of disgust and gratitude.
The cast is excellent, with veterans like Meryl Streep and Alan Arkin. But their roles as hard-hearted government officials are a little dry. Newcomers Moa Khouas and Zineb Oukach give standout performances, as Oukach is seduced by boyfriend Khouas into joining a terrorist group. Their tragic love story also involves a timeline twist.
The film does itself a disservice with a somewhat contrived idea of keeping the characters generic and stereotypical. For example, Jake Gyllenhaal is a conflicted CIA agent who joined the agency immediately after 9/11. We are never given a particular reason, like if he lost a loved one. He stands for all of the Americans who are still struggling to understand their moral stance in this new reality. The effect disallows much needed character development. There are so many stories and so much technical information to be conveyed that the film does feel like it’s missing something.
Other characters seem to have muted emotion. Witherspoon maintains a very calm, doe-eyed demeanour throughout most of the film. For a character whose husband has been detained by shady people who are doing God-knows-what to him, the portrayal didn’t settle right. While Streep’s cold and unsympathetic CIA executive does provide the little sarcastic comedy that can be found in the film, there is no moment of humanity to round out the character, nor does she receive any gratifying come-uppance. This may have been intentional, however. Peter Saarsgaard’s character is extremely disappointing when he makes a quick switch from being a champion for the El-Ibrahimi family to a coward. And Gyllenhaal’s lover is a completely unnecessary element to the story.
The film is realistic in the way that it ends the story somewhat unsatisfactorily. It is not wrapped up in a pretty little bundle. Just like in real life, the corruption and devastation are nowhere near resolved.
Rendition should be applauded for its intentions. It vehemently reprimands the government for its monstrous activities, and illustrates how sick it is that so much power and political immunity is given to ordinary people with titles. And in violent conflicts, no side comes out clean.
Executives at Hollywood film studio New Line are desperately trying to sign BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN star JAKE GYLLENHAAL as CAPTAIN MARVEL in SHAZAM!
The studio is looking to bid on a big franchise along the lines of BATMAN and SUPERMAN and think the movie, which is based on the DC comic, is the perfect project.
A source tells the New York Daily News, “They’re ready to spend up to $200 million to get it started.”
Sources say director PETER SEGAL and his fellow producers want to sign the star before SPIDER-MAN director SAM RAIMI can get to him.
Raimi is reportedly on the lookout for a new Spider-Man after current star TOBEY MAGUIRE recently said he is ready to move on and let someone else play the role.
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Jake Gyllenhaal is the front runner to play Lance Armstrong in a film biopic based on the life of the cyclist, Moviehole.net reports.
When the talks began about the film, rumours circulated that Matt Damon would play Armstrong, but more recently it has been Gyllenhaal name that has surfaced.
Further fuelling the rumours that Gyllenhaal is set to play Armstrong is the rumours that the cycling training he has been doing with Armstrong is actually research for the role.
Armstrong and Gyllenhaal have been seen cycling together, and with fellow movie star, Matthew McConaughey.
Gyllenhaal received an Oscar nomination for his portrayl of a gay cowboy in last year’s “Brokeback Mountain.”
Reports say that Damon had to drop the project due to “his busy schedule.”