Jake Gyllenhaal’s Boston Marathon bombing film isn’t too bad, and other surprises at Toronto

Unless you spend most of your festival rolling the dice on first features and movies by largely unknown filmmakers, TIFF can be a lot like a weeklong version of that expectations-versus-reality scene from (500) Days Of Summer: Over and over again, you walk into a theater with a certain expectation, only to be…

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany grow Stronger in David Gordon Green’s latest

Last year’s Patriot’s Day took a broad look at the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing, but, based on the first trailer, Stronger—which tackles the same subject—looks like it’s seeking to tell a more personal story. The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, who was the subject of one of the most…

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Take a long walk down the never-ending Gyllenhall

Jake Gyllenhaal’s great—a handsome dude who seems to genuinely try to be in good movies, and also, for some reason, video game movies. (Please don’t make a movie about The Division.) He’s in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, and next year he’ll be in films by David Gordon Green and Bong Joon-ho and a big sci-fi flick…

Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds find terrifying new Life in this trailer

What happens when two Hollywood hunks—in this case, Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal—end up on a the International Space Station with a malevolent alien? The trailer for Life presumes you’ll want to find out. (It doesn’t look good.) Gyllenhaal appears to be the quiet, potentially menacing astronaut, while Reynolds…

Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan to play unhappy couple in Wildlife

He’s been appearing in stage and film productions for two-thirds of his life, making his Broadway debut at 10, but at 32, actor Paul Dano (he of “I’ve abandoned my child!” fame) is taking on one of the biggest challenges of his career. He’s adapting and directing an independent drama called Wildlife, based on the 1990…