Tag: Jake Gyllenhaal

The barefoot-running, hill-attacking life of Jake Gyllenhaal

Posted April 24, 2011

With the new thriller Source Code in theaters now, Jake Gyllenhaal sheds his wide-eyed wonder years and casts himself as the next leading man. Jake Gyllenhaal proves to be a man of his word, unfortunately. Yesterday he promised me a “really f**ing hard climb,” and that’s what he’s engineering now. Jake Gyllenhaal is something of a cardio monster. You might not guess this at first glance. At 6 feet and about 180 pounds, the 30-year-old is visibly in shape, but he doesn’t sport the typical road-biker, my-body-fat-is-lower-than-your-mortgage-rate frame. For his past two action roles, as the title character in Prince […]

Source Code

Source Code

Posted April 9, 2011

I’ve never been a huge Jake Gyllenhaal fan, but I like him a lot more after seeing Source Code.

The basics were all there for a sci fi/action movie: decent effects, unique concept, dashing leading man. And most of it worked.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Posted May 29, 2010

Prince of Persia is a nice way to start the big, loud, hot summer movie season. It’s a fun movie, light on substance but full of cool parkour action, big special effects a few laughs and