Tag Archives: Jake Gyllenhaal

Decade Reviews – The Day After Tomorrow (2004) – Reviewed 7/6/04 & 11/10/14

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A decade ago, I was a teenager in high school. I had my first job at my local movie theater and used my newfound disposable income to get a Netflix subscription.

Over the summer of 2004, 17/18 year old Matt wrote 21 movie reviews and posted them on IMDb. Recently, I dug up these reviews and decided to revisit each movie and evaluate how my tastes have changed over the last decade.

So for each of these posts, I will write a present-day review and then copy/paste the original review after. Then I’ll compare the two and give a summary at the end. You can find all the reviews herefollow me on Twitter here and check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, lets talk about The Day After Tomorrow. Continue reading

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Movie Review: Nightcrawler (2014)

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Jake Gyllenhaal has covered a lot of ground playing some complex characters throughout his career. Jack Twist in Brokeback Mountain, Robert Graysmith in Zodiac, and, of course, the title character in Donnie Darko are all characters that require a few layers in the performance. Lou Bloom is perhaps Gyllenhaal’s most complex character and one of his best performances to date. Continue reading

Trailer Tuesday: Prisoners (2013)

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Release Date: September 20th, 2013

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Writer: Aaron Guzikowski

Stars: Hugh JackmanJake GyllenhaalMelissa Leo, Paul Dano, Terrence Howard Continue reading

Streaming Saturday: Zodiac (2007)

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Release Date: March 2nd, 2007

Director: David Fincher

Writers: James Vanderbilt (screenplay), Robert Graysmith (book)

Stars: Jake GyllenhaalMark RuffaloRobert Downey Jr. Continue reading