Jake Gyllenhaal

Readers review: Source Code (12A)

"Despite the potential boredom in the character reliving the same eight minutes, I was surprised how quickly the end of the film seemed to come. Don't go looking for something deep, just go along for the 90-minute ride. Good value, good-looking entertainment."

Guy Adams: Bending the rules on ethnic casting

If you can bring yourself to brave the discomforts of a multiplex, do try to catch Jake Gyllenhaal's new Prince of Persia film, which is as lively an action movie as you'll see all summer but thanks to a disastrous opening weekend here in the US, where it made just $37m, is likely to be pulled from cinemas in a couple of weeks.

News of the silver screen

Movies.ign.com has put together a fascinating list of forthcoming film adaptations of video games. From Bioshock to Call of Duty, Prince of Persia to Warcraft, the site gives the lowdown on the latest projects and how likely they are to see the light of day.

Birdsong: An epic in the making

Sebastian Faulks sold the film rights for his bestselling novel 16 years ago. Only now may shooting finally start on the sweeping wartime love story. Geoffrey Macnab pieces together a blockbuster saga with a cast of thousands

Eminem: The fall and rise of a superstar

In 2006, after the murder of his closest friend, hip-hop's most talented star became its most notorious recluse. As he returns with a new album, Guy Adams travels to Detroit to find the truth behind the tales of breakdown, paranoia and tortured genius

'Brokeback' author says says film is source of 'constant irritation'

It was an Oscar-winning film lauded for its sensitive portrayal of two lovelorn cowboys and their illicit passion in America's homophobic Midwest. But despite the success of Brokeback Mountain, starring the late Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, the author on whose story it was based has complained that the tale has become "the source of constant irritation in my private life".

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