Tag Archives: Maggie Gyllenhaal
What would happen if terrorists somehow managed to take over the White House? It's an intriguing question — and now, thanks to the
"Olympus Has Fallen" "G.I. Joe: Retribution" "White House Down" trailer, which debuted today on Huffington Post Entertainment, we finally know the answer.
And the answer involves a whole hell of a lot of Channing Tatum. Get More »
Not all movie stars are created equal. Some are tall. Some are short. Some spend their free time on philanthropy. Some spend their free time in jail. And some secretly gave children up for adoption. Wait; that's actually Tina Fey's character in "Admission" — not to be confused with the real Tina Fey, who (at the time of this posting) has not put any of her offspring up for adoption. Get More »
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• Ellen Page will be starring in "Into the Forest," the story of two teenage sisters living in rural Northern California as society seems to decay and collapse around them. As if that should alarm the girl who saw buildings fold in on themselves and stuff in "Inception." [The Playlist]
• Another thesp is packing his bags for "Sin City." Josh Brolin, who appeared in director Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror," will be playing the central role of Dwight (played by Clive Owen in the original film) in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." Now how about some casting news on the film's femme fatale, Ava Lord, already? [MovieWeb] Get More »
Ah, Hanukah! Festival of Lights! A time for Jews everywhere to get together in a spirit of peace, give gifts and sing songs. It's also a time for gentiles everywhere to ask questions like "So... what's the deal with Hanukah?" and "How do you spell Chanukah?" and "Why does it keep moving around the calendar like a celebratory hobo?"
These are good questions; deep questions. And who better to ask than Hollywood's Jewish stars! But who's Jewish? It's no shock that certain actors are from the tribe (shalom, Sasha Baron Cohen!), but Zac Efron? Get More »
Maggie Gyllenhaal is a lot of things: A-list actress, Hollywood royalty, social activist … the list goes on and on. However, above anything else, Gyllenhaal is a mother. Ironically, it's her experience as a real-life mom that made her want to play the lead in "Won't Back Down" — which would also require her to spend more time away from her daughter. Get More »
Girlfriends. Gal pals. Sidekicks. Whatever you call them, superheroes just wouldn't be able to rise to their full powers without a love interest — and usually a healthy dose of some smoldering on-screen sexuality.
So whether it's the famous upside down kiss between Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man and girlfriend Kirsten Dunst or Gwyneth Paltrow's slinky skirts and witty banter with Iron Man Robert Downey, Jr., the chemistry between a superhero and his civilian paramour is usually an integral part of the story. Get More »
If you never thought you could watch a movie about vibrators with your whole family, the fun new period romp "Hysteria" will prove you wrong.
Starring some of Britain's finest (Hugh Dancy, Felicity Jones, Jonathan Pryce, Rupert Everett) and one Yank (Maggie Gyllenhaal), "Hysteria" is a romantic comedy based on the surprising true story behind how the first mechanical vibrator was invented. If that doesn't intrigue you, then we can't help you. Get More »
The first trailer for "Won't Back Down," a film co-written and directed by Daniel Barnz ("Beastly," "Phoebe in Wonderland") has dropped, featuring its strong cast of Maggie Gyllenhaal, the unconquerable Viola Davis, Ving Rhames and Academy Award-winner Holly Hunter.
The flick tells a very consumable (and tear-jerking) story of parents and teachers aligning to step up and make a change in their kids' under-performing school. Get More »
Ever since she broke out with her brazen turn as a kinky secretary in "Secretary," Maggie Gyllenhaal has kept delivering risky performances in a string of acclaimed indies, including "Sherrybaby," "Crazy Heart" (which netted her an Oscar nomination) and "Happy Endings." She also displayed her mainstream appeal as Bruce Wayne's feisty love interest in "The Dark Knight."
Her latest indie, "Hysteria," is a period romp, but don't let that fool you; this isn’t your typical corseted comedy. Directed by newcomer Tanya Wexler and costarring Hugh Dancy, Felicity Jones and Rupert Everett, "Hysteria" recounts the little-known story behind the invention of the vibrator in Victoria-era England. Gyllenhaal plays Charlotte Darlymple, a woman way ahead of her time who, against her better instincts, begins to fall for the man responsible for bringing pleasure to women the world over.
NextMovie caught up with the actress to talk about working in a corset, mastering a British accent, and the free goodies she got. Get More »
They may be brothers and sisters in real life, but in the acting world, sibling actors are often fierce competitors. Sometimes they're even up for the same roles.
You could call these cases of sibling rivalry being played out on the big screen a real family affair, along the lines of "Mom always liked you best."
We've come up with a list of top actors who have competing brothers or sisters. Vote on your favorites of each brother-brother, brother-sister or sister-sister pairing -- and may the best siblings win. Get More »