Stronger is a forthcoming American drama film directed by David Gordon Green and written by John Pollono, based on the book of the same name by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson and Clancy Brown. It follows a man who loses his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing and must adjust to his new life. It is scheduled to be released on September 22, 2017.Continue reading “Stronger: Trailer”
Okja is a forthcoming South Korean-American action-adventure film directed by Bong Joon-ho and co-written by Bong and Jon Ronson. The film stars Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Devon Bostick, Byun Hee-bong, and Shirley Henderson.Continue reading “Okja: Trailer”
When ace Indian mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu died earlier this year while climbing the Andes Mountains, I was quite taken aback. No I never knew him in person, but admired the fact that despite strong academic credentials (NIT Jamshedpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIM Calcutta) he opted out of a corporate career and focused on his passion of scaling mountains. And for someone so successful in the pursuit of his passion it was like an anti-climax, the way he passed away so soon but having set many milestones, including completing the Seven Summits in 2006. This was also when I realized that there are so many others like him who probably also risk their lives considerably as they go about trying to ensure that they do what they are most comfortable in, scaling new heights. I would be lying if I say that thoughts of films like Vertical Limit (2000) and Cliff Hanger (1993) didn’t cross me then, it was but a natural thing to happen.Continue reading “Everest (2015) Movie Review: Stunning Visuals, Soulless Otherwise”
Boxing movies are as predictable as your wife’s reaction when you forget her birthday. These are tales that are as old as the Ramayana or Mahabharat!! Southpaw, much like its predecessors, is the story of a boxing champ who loses it all, only to fight his way back to glory. The only 2 people who have worked hard enough or cared enough are director, Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and Jake Gyllenhaal, even if the script rarely deviates from the comeback formula!!Continue reading “SOUTHPAW (2015) Movie Review: Full 12 rounds, but no knockout punch!!”
Southpaw is an upcoming American sports drama film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Kurt Sutter. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, and Rachel McAdams.The film is believed to depict a boxer’s struggle to achieve stardom, while his life falls apart around him. Jake Gyllenhaal who is fresh from his critical acclaim for ‘Night Crawler’ seems to be having a dream run here. Jake is believed to have gone through an intense 2 hours a day of training 7 days a week for the boxer’s role, training at Floyd “money” mayweathers Atlanta training center.
Here is the trailer of the film.
The film is scheduled to be released on July 31, 2015
Well, let not the title deceive you to think that Jake Gyllenhaal was a bad actor who has found his calling through this film. I feel he is one of the underrated actors of Hollywood. His performances in Donnie Darko, Brokeback Mountain, Zodiac and Prisoners are ample evidence of the fact that he is a very involved actor. However, in Brokeback and Prisoners, he was pushed to the supporting zone despite being an equally pivotal character as the official lead. Thus, it’s gratifying to see him in NIGHTCRAWLER, a movie which he carries off almost entirely on his shoulders.Continue reading “Nightcrawler (2014) Movie Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Reinvented”