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April 19, 2012 | By David Ng
Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in an off-Broadway play from the Roundabout Theatre Company. The Oscar-nominated actor will appear in the ensemble comedy-drama "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet" by British playwright Nick Payne. Gyllenhaal has acted on stage in London, but this would be his U.S. stage debut. Organizers said Thursday that the play is scheduled to open Sept. 20 at the Laura Pels Theatre in New York. A summary of the play provided by the Roundabout states that the story revolves around a 15-year-old girl with a weight problem.
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December 19, 2013 | By Randee Dawn
NEW YORK - The twisty, suspenseful "Prisoners" is full of thrills, but none more enduring than the way stars Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal ignite against one another. This particular feat of casting leaves audiences wondering why it hasn't happened before, and perhaps sorry that their shared screen time is so brief in the film that sees Jackman as a frantic father looking to find his missing daughter, and Gyllenhaal as the police detective on the case. The Envelope talked with both men over tea in New York about their particular chemistry, the moral ambiguities of the script, working with director Denis Villenueve and costars Viola Davis and Terrence Howard - and their own personal injuries.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2013 | By Randee Dawn
NEW YORK - The twisty, suspenseful "Prisoners" is full of thrills, but none more enduring than the way stars Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal ignite against one another. This particular feat of casting leaves audiences wondering why it hasn't happened before, and perhaps sorry that their shared screen time is so brief in the film that sees Jackman as a frantic father looking to find his missing daughter, and Gyllenhaal as the police detective on the case. The Envelope talked with both men over tea in New York about their particular chemistry, the moral ambiguities of the script, working with director Denis Villenueve and costars Viola Davis and Terrence Howard - and their own personal injuries.
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September 23, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
“Prisoners” is either the most exceptional piece of conventional filmmaking in Hollywood or the most conventional piece of exceptional filmmaking.   If that spins your head faster than a Geno Smith scramble, it should. The movie, which won the box-office crown with a solid $21.4 million this weekend , is, after all, a head-spinning hybrid, combining elements that are rarely combined. Directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman, the film centers on the father of a kidnapped girl who, when the police are unable to solve the crime, takes matters into his own hands.
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July 17, 2011 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
Bear Grylls, star of "Man vs. Wild," has done plenty of shocking things during the nearly five-year run of the worst-case-scenario survival show. He ate a raw zebra carcass. Escaped from quicksand. He even gave himself an enema on a raft in the middle of the ocean. But during the sixth season of the show, new episodes of which began airing last week, Grylls will do something unprecedented: He'll cry. Ironically, it wasn't an event that occurred organically in nature that shook the outdoorsman.
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September 23, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
“Prisoners” is either the most exceptional piece of conventional filmmaking in Hollywood or the most conventional piece of exceptional filmmaking.   If that spins your head faster than a Geno Smith scramble, it should. The movie, which won the box-office crown with a solid $21.4 million this weekend , is, after all, a head-spinning hybrid, combining elements that are rarely combined. Directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman, the film centers on the father of a kidnapped girl who, when the police are unable to solve the crime, takes matters into his own hands.
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May 31, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
It's every parent's worst nightmare: the disappearance of a child. It's also the subject of the new movie "Prisoners," starring Hugh Jackman, Viola Davis and Jake Gyllenhaal. If there's any comfort to be gleaned from the trailer, it's that Jackman is on the warpath to find his girl after the efforts of cop Gyllenhaal are not proving very effective. Paul Dano plays the stringy-haired suspect that Jackman goes after on his own. This project has had a lot of fits and starts on its way to the big screen.
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August 31, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
It's been a long road to the big screen for Aaron Guzikowski's script "Prisoners," which landed on the "Black List" of the best unproduced screenplays of the year, back in 2009. After seeing a slew of leading men (such as Mark Wahlberg and Leonardo DiCaprio) enter and exit its cast over the years, the film finally made its debut at the Telluride Film Festival on Friday to overwhelmingly positive reviews. The response suggests that the 2-1/2 hour thriller about two Pennsylvania families' search for their missing daughters could be another contender in an awards race that, if you believe the festival hype, will be extra crowded this year.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
The kidnapping thriller "Prisoners" is set to hold the box office captive this weekend. The well-reviewed film costarring Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman will likely debut at No. 1 with a solid $20 million in ticket sales, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys. The only other movie hitting theaters nationwide this weekend, the dance flick "Battle of the Year," is poised to disappoint with an opening of just $5 million. Review: 'Prisoners' is captivating and relentless "Prisoners" centers on two families whose children are abducted on Thanksgiving.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
With the big-budget spectacles of summer behind us and the dramas of awards season on the horizon, French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, a foreign-language Oscar nominee for 2010's "Incendies," returns with another dark, weighty film: "Prisoners. " Starring Hugh Jackman as a tormented father whose daughter has been kidnapped and Jake Gyllenhaal as a frustrated detective, the film -- based on a long-admired original script by Aaron Guzikowski -- is earning praise for its fine craftsmanship and strong performances -- although many reviewers add that the experience can be grueling.
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September 20, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
With the big-budget spectacles of summer behind us and the dramas of awards season on the horizon, French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, a foreign-language Oscar nominee for 2010's "Incendies," returns with another dark, weighty film: "Prisoners. " Starring Hugh Jackman as a tormented father whose daughter has been kidnapped and Jake Gyllenhaal as a frustrated detective, the film -- based on a long-admired original script by Aaron Guzikowski -- is earning praise for its fine craftsmanship and strong performances -- although many reviewers add that the experience can be grueling.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
The kidnapping thriller "Prisoners" is set to hold the box office captive this weekend. The well-reviewed film costarring Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman will likely debut at No. 1 with a solid $20 million in ticket sales, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys. The only other movie hitting theaters nationwide this weekend, the dance flick "Battle of the Year," is poised to disappoint with an opening of just $5 million. Review: 'Prisoners' is captivating and relentless "Prisoners" centers on two families whose children are abducted on Thanksgiving.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
It's been a long road to the big screen for Aaron Guzikowski's script "Prisoners," which landed on the "Black List" of the best unproduced screenplays of the year, back in 2009. After seeing a slew of leading men (such as Mark Wahlberg and Leonardo DiCaprio) enter and exit its cast over the years, the film finally made its debut at the Telluride Film Festival on Friday to overwhelmingly positive reviews. The response suggests that the 2-1/2 hour thriller about two Pennsylvania families' search for their missing daughters could be another contender in an awards race that, if you believe the festival hype, will be extra crowded this year.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
It's every parent's worst nightmare: the disappearance of a child. It's also the subject of the new movie "Prisoners," starring Hugh Jackman, Viola Davis and Jake Gyllenhaal. If there's any comfort to be gleaned from the trailer, it's that Jackman is on the warpath to find his girl after the efforts of cop Gyllenhaal are not proving very effective. Paul Dano plays the stringy-haired suspect that Jackman goes after on his own. This project has had a lot of fits and starts on its way to the big screen.
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January 2, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
If Tom Cruise had a rumored new girlfriend in recent weeks, now it must be ex-wife Katie Holmes' turn - and talk had it that she was turning up the heat with one Jake Gyllenhaal. But talk is all it was, and one-international-tabloid talk at that. Grazia magazine had Holmes and Gyllenhaal spending time together in a romance that supposedly kicked off with an intro by Katie's former "Dawson's Creek" costar Joshua Jackson. "Katie says that they have tons in common and Jake has already been to see her in 'Dead Accounts,' plus she has been over to his apartment in the West Village for dinner," a source told the tabloid (via MTV UK )
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November 15, 2012 | By Randee Dawn
With 20 years of screen credits behind him, Jake Gyllenhaal is a 31-year-old actor with a résumé that defies expectations. He was raised by parents in the business (director Stephen Gyllenhaal and producer/writer Naomi Foner) and with an actress sister (Maggie Gyllenhaal), but Jake forged his own path with a mix of blockbusters ("Day After Tomorrow"), iconic indies ("Brokeback Mountain") and highly personal projects, like his recent "End of Watch," a $7-million indie about East L.A. cops that took in $39.1 million worldwide.
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August 26, 2012 | Matthew Cooper
CBS This Morning Bikram yoga founder Bikram Choudhury; Pawngo.com CEO Todd Hills. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Bradley Cooper; home strength training; sleep routines for kids; bathroom health hazards. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray Dr. Travis Stork. 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly Bradley Cooper; nocturnal animals; co-host Sam Champion. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Elizabeth Banks; Rielle Hunter.
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January 2, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
If Tom Cruise had a rumored new girlfriend in recent weeks, now it must be ex-wife Katie Holmes' turn - and talk had it that she was turning up the heat with one Jake Gyllenhaal. But talk is all it was, and one-international-tabloid talk at that. Grazia magazine had Holmes and Gyllenhaal spending time together in a romance that supposedly kicked off with an intro by Katie's former "Dawson's Creek" costar Joshua Jackson. "Katie says that they have tons in common and Jake has already been to see her in 'Dead Accounts,' plus she has been over to his apartment in the West Village for dinner," a source told the tabloid (via MTV UK )
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman
Despite the arrival of four new films in theaters this weekend, moviegoers weren't interested in heading to the box office. For the fourth consecutive weekend, ticket sales were down compared with the same period in 2011, as none of the fresh arrivals at the cinema was able to top $15 million. Two spots tied for No. 1: the Jake Gyllenhaal cop drama "End of Watch" and the Jennifer Lawrence horror vehicle "House at the End of the Street," which each raked in a decent $13 million a piece.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
Two of young Hollywood's biggest stars beat out a grizzled industry veteran at the box office this weekend - but just barely. Jake Gyllenhaal's cop drama "End of Watch" and Jennifer Lawrence's horror vehicle "House at the End of the Street" tied for the No. 1 weekend position, each grossing a decent $13 million. Clint Eastwood's baseball drama, "Trouble With the Curve," didn't hit a home run with opening weekend audiences, as the movie debuted with a slightly lower sum of $12.7 million.
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