As a booming, disembodied voice told guests at Edible Schoolyard NYC’s inaugural spring benefit to take their seats for dinner Monday night, the Transom learned that honoree Jake Gyllenhaal doesn’t have a favorite food—let alone a least favorite. “Seriously, it’s one of the areas of my life where I hold everything with love and no Read More
Taylor Swift, our generation’s kinder, gentler Alanis, has broken her silence about the 2010 song in which she broke her silence about John Mayer. Though the tune “Dear John” alludes to the age difference between the country singer and her elder pop-rock paramour, his bad history in relationships, and, well, his name, Taylor Swift is Read More
The only thing anyone wonders, wants to read, or even needs to know about a pretentious, elliptical and utterly worthless load of tongue-tied gibberish imported from England by the Roundabout Theatre Co. called If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet is the answer to a single question: How is Jake Gyllenhaal? In his New York stage debut, I am pleased to inform you, he acts the impossible role of a human zero in a profoundly professional manner. He has energy, presence and a theatrical dynamic—qualities as affecting onstage as they appear onscreen. He would be a whole lot better if we could actually hear what he’s saying, however. Since his most recent screen appearance as a bald L.A. ghetto cop in End of Watch, he’s grown a head full of what looks like dirty orange mattress ticking and knocked himself out perfecting a cockney accent, which he spits and mumbles incoherently through a scruffy beard like a face on a box of Smith Brothers cough drops. Of course, this might be a blessing in disguise. The play is so stupendously abysmal it doesn’t make any sense anyway.
The first thing you see upon entering the Laura Pels Theatre is the water.
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David Fincher narrowly missed out on his third Best Director nomination at the Oscars in four years for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo–but we’d argue his career Read More
Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal’s latest collaboration will hopefully fare better than Love and Other Drugs – but it’s at newsstands, not the box office. The Vanity Fair “Hollywood Issue,” which traditionally features either seasoned veterans (Harrison Ford and Jack Nicholson, 2003) or bright young things (Abbie Cornish and Kristen Stewart, 2010), has Read More
It’s quite possible many of us will always imagine Taylor Swift as the 16-year-old blond twang-voiced ingenue who burst on the scene and wowed the industry with her precocious songwriting. So it may shock you that she has a full 21 years on her now. Well, it wouldn’t be a surprise if you’re one of Read More
Looking for something to do this Memorial Day weekend? Here’s a handy guide to the new releases.
Sex and the City 2
What’s the story: Also known as Ishtar in Manolo Blahniks. Sex and the City 2 finds Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha (Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall) headed to Read More
Head to Head
The iPhone has been gobbling up the smart-phone market once dominated by the BlackBerry—and if it’s made available on the Verizon Wireless network, as rumored, it’ll get another big bite. But which gadget is really better?
Any idiot can use an iPhone—and we know, because we’ve seen it happen. BlackBerry gets a Read More
There might not be a chill in the air just yet—thanks, global warming!—but as long as the calendar reads December, we’re in Oscar season. The first weekend of the month brings three contenders to multiplexes, but just one (hint: its name rhymes with Schmup in the Schmair) stands a good chance of bringing home the Read More
Running time 110 minutes
Written by David Benioff
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Starring Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, Sam Shepard, Mare Winningham
Brothers is the latest in a long string of “back from the war and wish I was dead” movies, following on the heels of the still-fresh and far Read More