Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hell, It's Like Prince of Persia Christmas Up in This Junt

(Because I like to throw in something a little extra every once in a while, today we're learning Memphis slang.)

There was a time in his life (May), when Jake Gyllenhaal was in a movie.  It was a movie called Prince of Persia:  The Sands of Time, and it was movie to which we all owe a large debt of gratitude, for it was the movie that gave us this:

In a mere THREE DAYS, people who are U.S. citizens (and/or residents of other countries where Prince of Persia has not yet been released in home-viewing form) will have the opportunity to be sitting at home watching this film.

In the meantime, every news outlet in the Western Hemisphere is trying to remind us how much we want to go out and buy it.  Suddenly, there are interviews and articles galore!  They're re-running some of the classics (hair extensions, annoyingly enormous shoulder muscles, ostrich fear), and also bringing out some new material... 

Like here, we've got Gemma Arterton rattling off Jake's admirable qualities in list form (she could only think of four):

(The Only?) Four Things That Are Good About Jake Gyllenhaal

1. He is devastatingly handsome. 
2. He is lovely, amiable and friendly.  [Except to ostriches.]
3. He has a sense of wit.
4. And despite mega fame, he is extremely grounded and humble.  [Except to ostriches.]

 The devastatingly handsome Jake decapitates an ostrich.

(For more on how humble Jake is, here is an article about how he always kept his sunglasses on when he was inside, and how he told Gemma Arterton, constantly, that she was a "commoner.")

Other Prince of Persia articles of interest:

DVDActive saying the DVD and Blu-Ray extras don't totally suck (to be honest, I stopped reading after the first screencap).

The Daily Mail going all homoerotic on us (parkour and British accents straight ahead).

And last, but certainly not least, THIS ARTICLE, where Jake admits all women should be impressed with him and doesn't even correct the interviewer when (s)he gives him credit for both Spider-Man and Batman (refer to "humble" discussion above).

There's actually more, but WHO WOULD EVEN READ THIS MUCH.  (I sure didn't...I read most of it, though.)

So Merry Christmas in September!  And if you're utterly overwhelmed right now and don't even know where to start in reading through all of this, you can instead just look at the picture above and the one below and contemplate how eerily similar Jake's facial expression is in both.

I just blew your mind, didn't I? It's what I'm here for.

HUGE thank you to Sophie and Vanessa!


coffeecat September 11, 2010 at 12:57 PM  

Last photo? Total runway model pose!

Sophie,  September 11, 2010 at 2:01 PM  

yey!!! finnally I helped a little bit over here :)

Sasha,  September 11, 2010 at 2:07 PM  

*sigh* how handsome can one man be???

Katie,  September 11, 2010 at 3:25 PM  

OT: I just found this browsing around during my boredom and had to share:

So good!

OMG I totally re-watched that part about a ga-jillion times. And now there's an animation for it?!?!? Yeah, I'm just gonna need a minute...

CigarattesAndCoffee September 11, 2010 at 3:46 PM  

Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I'm totally going to go and read all those interviews you just posted ;)

CigarattesAndCoffee September 11, 2010 at 3:49 PM  

Whatever they are, I'm reading them lol

Becky Heineke September 11, 2010 at 4:38 PM  

Well done, CigarattesAndCoffee! You are definitely more devoted than I am... (Although I did get through most of them, I promise!!)

And thank you again, Sophie!

(Katie, right-clicked, saved, added to the gif collection. ;))

Vanessa September 11, 2010 at 6:24 PM  

OMG, PG, I do believe I have died & gone to Gyllenheaven. I am in PoP overload for at least a couple of days until I get my blu ray in the mail. Thank you for this! I agree with Sasha, he looks positively gorgeous to the max. **drools**

Yay, Sophie! You go girl!

& thanks for the link to the DD gif, Katie! Love it! ^_^

Move over, C&C, I'm diving in to read all of them with ya! >;-)

Katie,  September 11, 2010 at 11:59 PM  

Hi, its me again, with another totally off-topic post. Well not entirely off-topic because the truth is PoP was probably my lease favorite Jake movie as of yet. He knows it, we got in a huge fight but we're over it now. Anyways. I thought I would contrast the Jake in the post today with this. My sentiment of the day. Feel free to disagree with me. And thank goodness for Jake's goofball side, otherwise I may not be able to relate to him at all. Off to do some Olympic style channel surfing...

Vanessa September 12, 2010 at 12:09 AM  

OK, Katie, we are going to agree to disagree, because I am on the opposite end of that spectrum since PoP is my FAVORITE Jake movie, (well, 2nd to BBM), but still.... LOVE Prince Dastan! He is my ultimate hero, thank you. & extremely droolworthy, hot damn! >;-P

KD,  September 12, 2010 at 1:03 AM  

Katie - A+ gif.

This might sound cynical, but good lord all these interviewers ask the same darn questions! It much be torture for Jake to answer the same questions over and over again. I don't even read them now because they all ask the same things and get the same answers. :|

CigarattesAndCoffee September 12, 2010 at 5:40 AM  

Just a quick question - how many people here are running those Jake blogs on tumblr? :O

Becky Heineke September 12, 2010 at 12:00 PM  

KD, they do ask the same questions, and today's post (coming up!) is kind of more of the same. Honestly, these high-intensity publicity blitzes are my least favorite times because there's way too much, hardly any of it is genuinely interesting, and I can never keep up anyway.

And that probably sounded so much more bitter than I meant for it to!! Ha! :D

AS FOR TUMBLR, I know a few people with really high profile Jake blogs over there read, but don't necessarily comment. Those tumblr blogs are insane though. I get, literally, a tenth of the traffic they do. And there I go sounding bitter again... ;D

CigarattesAndCoffee September 12, 2010 at 2:15 PM  

I own one of the Jake blogs on Tumblr, but a small one. One of them is insanely big though, they said how many followers they had the other day and I was like 'whoa.' Something in the region of a thousand followers? They should all be here! At least you're posting actual Jake news instead of endless photos. Or maybe that's just what those followers are looking for?
Anyway, I credit nearly everything I post back to you so hopefully you get more people :)

Becky Heineke September 12, 2010 at 4:58 PM  

^^^ I am so, so grateful for that!! What's your Tumblr?? I'll put it in the sidebar with the Jake sites!

Yeah, I don't know what's with just posting pictures (most of them very old) and getting followers and reactions on a scale that boggles my mind, but it does seem to be the trend right now. :( Although I was maybe overestimating the number of followers because I'm feeling slightly better about my traffic now... :) Still, though! I feel like I lose a large number of potential readers for this blog to Tumblr... :-/

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