I like a good revenge story just as much as the next person and despite my previous distaste for Taylor Swift’s very identifiable heartbreak references, her musical prowess has forced me to come around. But when Swift re-released “All Too Well,” what was once a knock at her previous lover, Jake Gyllenhaal, turned into a full on, burn-the-house-down 10-minute retelling of the actor’s poor behavior, including a very cutting line that would inevitably serve to direct attention to his current flame (see below).
“And I was never good at telling jokes, but the punch line goes/ I’ll get older, but your lovers stay my age.”
Jake’s current girlfriend — Jeanne Cadieu — is 26 years old while Jake is 41. One can only anticipate what happened next. Social media venom was directed not only at Jake for decade-old behavior, but to Jeanne, and Swift refused to call off the troops. To be fair, it can be argued that these trolls are not true Taylor fans, but Taylor had the power to stop it with a simple message on Twitter, and she did nothing. Now, Jake is speaking up for the first time to Esquire and he has a very good point. Though he takes no issue with Taylor expressing her heartbreak in song, the actor said:
“At some point, I think it’s important when supporters get unruly that we feel a responsibility to have them be civil and not allow for cyberbullying in one’s name. That begs for a deeper philosophical question. Not about any individual, per se, but a conversation that allows us to examine how we can—or should, even—take responsibility for what we put into the world, our contributions into the world. How do we provoke a conversation? We see that in politics. There’s anger and divisiveness, and it’s literally life-threatening in the extreme.
I’m not here to tell another woman what to do, but it’s certainly troubling that she never spoke up, fully knowing the consequences.
Taylor Swift performed her Jake Gyllenhaal
love song at the Grammys and somewhere toward the middle of the ‘All Too Well’ performance, the beauty began to melt into anger. The transition started when Swift executed a rather odd hair flip, followed by a boil-your-bunny gaze into the camera. Watch below.
If two of my exes went to lunch together, I imagine the conversation would go something like this: “Isn’t The Dishmaster
really great in bed? Wow, I really did miss out on an amazing thing. Perhaps we should call her right now and beg for her to take us back.” Seriously though — the idea of two people I dated sitting in a room together is quite possibly my version of hell. I wonder how Jake Gyllenhaal felt about it. According to Us Weekly, Reese Witherspoon and Taylor Swift shared a lunch, and the conversation included a discussion on how self-absorbed Jake can be. I can’t say I believe the story, though. Did someone wearing a wire? Unless a very nosy individual at the neighboring table blabbed to Us Weekl
y, I can’t imagine that this is true. Having said that, I’m certain Jake lost sleep just thinking about it.
This film is a cross between Groundhog Day and Minority Report, and it is just inches away from being really good. Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) finds himself on a train for exactly eight minutes, and then it explodes, killing everyone on board. After the explosion, he awakens in some kind of capsule, and he’s addressed via computer by Colleen Goodwin (Vera Farmiga). Stevens is part of a “source code” program, where he goes inside another person’s life for their last eight minutes before death. In this case, he becomes Sean Fentress, a man on the train with Christina Warren (Michelle Monaghan). He’s told that he has to find the bomber on the train, and he’ll keep returning to those last eight minutes until he figures it out. He uses that time to not only find the bomber, but to also research himself, because he has trouble remembering his own identity. His discovery provides a bit of twist, and I won’t spoil it. The problem with the movie is that it’s not a very good mystery thriller. The concept is intriguing, but his investigation lacks the creativity needed to keep the movie interesting. I imagine if I was part of this program, I would have solved the mystery the exact same way as Colter Stevens, which makes for a boring movie. He’s looking through people’s bags, he’s randomly assaulting and accusing passengers, and he’s generally freaked out the entire time. Because he’s in the military, I was hoping his approach would be a bit more specific to his strengths. Furthermore, since you never really get to know each passenger, there’s no tangible investment in the plot, and the bomber becomes pretty irrelevant. Mystery thrillers need to have more content. Concept alone isn’t enough. OVERALL RATING: SADISHFIED
After seeing Anne Hathaway naked for most of this movie, I have two things to say. First, she needs to stop doing interviews about how she’s unnattractive. Second, if you’re wondering how to properly execute nudity in a movie without it feeling forced and gratuitous, then go see Love And Other Drugs — because Edward Zwick (the director) pulls it off masterfully. The movie is about Maggie (Anne Hathaway) and Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal), who accidentally fall into a relationship after fighting very hard against it. Maggie has early onset Parkinson’s, and she’s afraid Jamie will eventually realize he can’t handle it and dump her. Her solution is to dump him first. Sounds like most women I know (minus the Parkinson’s). Jamie is a womanizer whose affection for Maggie starts with sex and ends with love. This movie survives solely on the insane chemistry between Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal. This is their second movie together, and I recommend they become a new, romantic team, much like Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn. Good chemistry is hard to come-by, and so are good love stories. So go see the film.
With ‘Prince of Persia’ coming out soon, there is a blaring question about how Jake Gyllenhaal bulked up so quickly for the role. Was he on steroids? Producer Jerry Bruckheimer says that the answer is no. “He just worked really hard,” insists Bruckheimer. “He’s a cyclist anyway and he bikes all the time so we just had him do a little lifting, but he looks fantastic.” Umm…sure. A “little” lifting? If only that were all it took. Click the link below to judge for yourself.
Is Jake Gyllenhaal on Steroids??