Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds Head for Space in ‘Life’

Well, it’s official – even when you’re with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, space is scary. Deadly, even, according to the new trailer for Life, which features the leading men on a voyage to find extraterrestrial life with their six person crew. When they finally do discover a single cell organism, however, it turns out to be deadly.

“We’re looking at the first proof of life beyond Earth,” says Ariyon Bakare’s character, gazing fondly at the small creature before being violently murdered by it.

The trailer is intercut with audio from John F. Kennedy’s 1962 “moon speech.”

The film is directed by Daniel Espinonsa (Safe House, Child 44) and was written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. It hits theaters Memorial Day weekend.

Check out the first trailer below.

13 Steamiest Golden Globe Nominees

Photo: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

Award show season has (unofficially) begun! Call your stylist and snag a Valentino fresh off the runway to ensure you’ll look your best on the step and repeat. For this set of 2014 Golden Globe nominees, looking their hottest wont take much. Keira Knightly could show up in a maternity dress and still be the hottest dime on the red carpet.

1. Jennifer Aniston, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for CakeThe Cinema Society & InStyle host a screening of CakePhoto: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

2. Julianne Moore, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for Still Alice L'ORÉAL PARIS 2014 Women of Worth Celebration ArrivalsPhoto: Ryan Kobane/BFAnyc.com

3. Benedict Cumberbatch, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for The Imitation Game David-X-PruttingPhoto: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

4. Reese Witherspoon, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for Wild John-SalangsangPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

5. Jake Gyllenhaal, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for NightcrawlerCarly-OtnessPhoto: Carly Otness/BFAnyc.com

6. Eddie Redmayne, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for The Theory of Everything 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards - Press RoomPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

7. Amy Adams, nominated for Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy for Big Eyes LACMA 2014 Art+Film Gala sponsored by GUCCIPhoto: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

8. Emily Blunt, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical for Into The Woods Los Angeles Premiere of Cinedigmís ARTHUR NEWMANPhoto: Aleks Kocev/BFAnyc.com

9. Jessica Chastain, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for A Most Violent Year GIORGIO ARMANI hosts the official premiere & after party of A MOST VIOLENT YEAR with OSCAR ISAAC and JESSICA CHASTAINPhoto: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com

10. Keira Knightley, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in The Imitation Game David-XPhoto: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

11. Emma Stone, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Birdman Julian-MacklerPhoto: Juliane Mackler/BFAnyc.com

12. Ethan Hawke, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Boyhood Matteo-Prandoni-2Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

13. Mark Ruffalo, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Foxcatcher Ben-RosserPhoto: Ben Rosser/BFAnyc.com

Weekly Events Nov. 22-25

Gallery hopping, film screening, concert-going, and partying: check out what’s coming up with this week’s BlackList.

Friday, November 22nd

Psychic Night: Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington’s DARKSIDE will grace the stage in Brooklyn, for what is sure to be a danceable night of fun. The show will be held at Glasslands and feature the duo alongside Justin Miller.
Tickets: $20.00 Location: 289 Kent Ave in Williamsburg.

Pinter Winter: The Film Society of Lincoln Center brings the biting cinematic world of Harold Pinter to life with a retrospective of the film adaptations of the playwright’s staggering work, as well as films based on his own original screenplays. From Joseph Losey’s The Servant to William Friedkin’s The Birthday Party, get your Pinter fill at Lincoln Center.
Tickets: $13 Location: 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, NY.

Drawn Together: ISSUE and The Drawing Center present an evening of works by William Engelen and Aki Onda. Head down to Boreum Hill to see percussion ensemble Talujon perform Engelen’s recent work Falten—”a hybrid of score and sculpture, in conjunction with the exhibition William Engelen: Falten, on view at The Drawing Center through January. In addition, Eli Keszler and the Ashcan Orchestra’s Pat Spadine will be performing Aki Onda’s Damaged, an “ongoing series of New York street photography serve as visual cues for improvisation.”
Tickets: $ 15 Location: 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn.

Saturday, November 23rd

Mysterious Chat: Novelist Doug Dorst, J.J. Abrams, and Lena Dunham will all sit down for chat to unwrap S., a new multi-layered novel that interconnects four different tales through handwritten letters, newspaper clippings, postcards, an old napkin and even a decoder ring.
Tickets: $25 Location: Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, NY.

Ravishing Retelling: Head over to BAM to see Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon’s La Belle et la Bête, a unique and beautiful recreation of the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast. With an original score by Michel Smith, their version “transforms an ageless story into a mercurial dream world charged with eroticism.”
Tickets: $14 Location: BAM Howard Gilman Opera House – Brooklyn, NY.

A Clocktower Farewell: To celebrate the closing of the historic Clocktower building, they will be holding a final public event. To say goodbye to the space, artists of all generations will be there to share post-Clocktower programs and share stories of the gallery’s achievements.
Tickets: Free Location: 108 Leonard Street, NY.

Sunday, November 24th

Movie night: The Museum of the Moving Image will host a preview screening of Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners on Sunday at 7:00pm. Actors Melissa Leo and Jake Gyllenhaal will also be there in person alongside the director and screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski.
Tickets: $25 public / $15 Museum members Location: 36-01 35th Avenue, in Astoria.

Play/Pause: As part of the 2013 Next Wave festival, head down to BAM to see a night of post-modern dance theater from Susan Marshall & Company. With music by David Lang, the show examines our complex relationship with the media we consume, through choreography that echoes the what we see in our everyday pop culture music landscape.
Tickets: $20 Location: BAM Fisher – Brooklyn, NY.

Monday, November 25th

The wonder of Nihls Frahm: The brilliant Nihls Frahm will head to Le Poisson Rouge on Monday to play a highly-anticipated show this Monday. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin (w/ music of Bartók, Enescu, and Kurtág) will be the opening act for a surely memorable night of incredible sound.
Tickets: $15/$20/$25 Location: 158 Bleecker Street, NY.

The BlackList: Weekly Events Nov. 22-25 – BlackBook.

Listen to Jake Gyllenhaal Read You ‘The Great Gatsby’

In case you were worried about clamoring to finally read The Great Gatsby or were simply looking to brush up on a beloved text before May 12th, never to fear—Jake Gyllenhaal will read it for you. In conjunction with Baz Luhrmann’s highly-anticipate and lavish adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel waltzing into theaters soon enough, there’s a new audiobook version of the original material for you to feast your ears on. Described as "a series of definitive recordings of the Fitzgerald canon in association with the Fitzgerald Estate," the Gyllenhaal-version is set to debut May 7th. In addition, Tender is the Night and The Love of the Last Tycoon are also apparently up for a new audio tracking, although which actor will take on those works is still a mystery.

But before we listen to Gatsby, let’s look back on some other celebrities who have lent their voices to great audio books.

Jeremy Irons, Lolita

Alan Rickman, The Return of the Native

Orson Welles, Moby Dick

Sissy Spacek, To Kill a Mockingbird

Guessing the Song Titles on Taylor Swift’s New Album

Taylor Swift is making headlines this week. Yesterday she bought a house, like, next-door to her boyfriend of a few weeks, which is definitely sensible. And this morning she announced her upcoming album, Red, which comes out in October. She also released the first single, titled "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," which she confirmed was based on a real relationship. While everyone’s busy trying to figure out what famous dude it could be about, I’m more interested in knowing what other song titles she’s pulling out of her bonnet to go along with the new single and the only other confirmed song on the album, "Red." Let’s come up with the tracklisting, shall we?

  1. "Red"
  2. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
  3. "I Kinda Miss You Sometimes"
  4. "Blue (So So Blue)"
  5. "I’m So Excited (and Surprised About It)"
  6. "I Hated Your Movie"
  7. "You Make Me Say Ew"
  8. "Sister, Sister"
  9. "Starstruck By Your Love"
  10. "I Sober-Dialed You (Because I’m Underage)"
  11. "I Was Thinking About How Much I Don’t Like You This Morning While Putting Conditioner In My Hair"
  12. "Blue Jeans Baby"
  13. "Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen cover)
  14. "Green (With Envy)"
  15. "This One Is Obviously About Jake Gyllenhaal"
  16. "Conor, If You Fuck This Up For Me I Will Make Your Life a Living Hell, I Don’t Care If Your Last Name Is Kennedy"
  17. "Princesses Get What They Want (And If They Don’t, They Write Songs About It)"

You’re welcome, Tay-tay.

Daniel Radcliffe In Slow Club’s “Beginners” and Other Celebrities in Music Videos

After Shia LaBoeuf bared all for Sigur Ros yesterday, Daniel Radcliffe is the latest movie star to feature in a music video. In the clip for folk-pop duo Slow Club’s typically gorgeous track “Beginners,” Radcliffe has a dramatic breakdown in a pub, all filmed in one take. (If the teeth-gnashing and fist-shaking weren’t clear enough, it’s obvious that his character is in a bad place from his Hawaiian shirt.) Watch “Beginners” below, and check out some other music videos with celebrity guests.

Slow Club – “Beginners”

 

The Shoes – “Time To Dance”
Jake Gyllenhaal channels Patrick Bateman as he goes on a killing spree soundtracked by the French dance-pop duo the Shoes.

The Apples In Stereo – “Dance Floor”
This isn’t another Daniel Radcliffe clip; it’s Elijah Wood being transported through time and space to meet indie-pop stalwarts the Apples in Stereo.

Brandon Flowers – “Crossfire”
Killers frontman Brandon Flowers never did anything on a small scale, so it made sense to have Charlize Theron play a warrior on a mission in this video for one of his solo songs. Her?

Father John Misty – “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”
Aubrey Plaza gets angry, bites/throws things, and goes through some sort of party/nightmare hybrid.

Vampire Weekend – “Giving Up The Gun”
This earlier foray sees Jake Gyllenhaal brandishing a tennis racket in one hand and a handle of whiskey in the other. The video also features cameos from RZA, Lil Jon, and Joe Jonas.

Morning Links: Burger King Apologizes To Mary J. Blige, Sea Change At ‘SNL’

● Mary J. Blige bemoaned yesterday that her pulled "crispy chicken, fresh lettuce" Burger King commercial was not the "fun and creative campaign" she had signed up for. Burger King meanwhile apologized to Blige and her fans for airing the ad "prematurely," adding that they hope to have the final spot on air soon. [Rap-Up]

● The final autopsy report from the LA County’s Coroner’s Office adds grim details to Whitney Houston’s final moments, but upholds earlier findings that her cause of death was accidental drowning caused by heart disease and cocaine use. [TMZ]

● Rumor has it that Saturday Night Live‘s Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, and Jason Sudeikis are jumping ship at the end of this season. [Us]

● It seems that Jake Gyllenhaal has become something of a teacher’s pet in his spin classes, often winning himself a seat on stage next to the teacher where he raps along to Jay-Z without breaking an additional sweat. [PageSix]

● Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, and, as of yesterday, Amy Ryan, 50 Cent, Snatch‘s Vinnie Jones, and Law and Order‘s Vincent D’Onofrio have all been cast in director Mikael Hafstrom’s The Tomb, a movie about — well, with that motley cast, does it even matter? [Variety]

Watch Jake Gyllenhaal Violently Murder Hipsters in The Shoes’ ‘Time to Dance’ Music Video

The Shoes are a band from France who figured out the best way to get some publicity: by filming a music video in which an Oscar nominee brutally kills people for almost nine minutes. In the video for "Time to Dance," Jake Gyllenhaal leads a tour through the psychotic mind, donning a fencing outfit en route to starting a murder spree against dozens of good-looking young people across parties, clubs, parking lots, bedrooms and more. Eventually, he drops the costume and continues the bloodbath as his rugged self There are also tons of shots of him working out and going about his daily routine while looking unhealthily possessed. It’s a gripping video, but dude, there are subtler ways to disagree with Bon Iver beating Nicki Minaj at the Grammys.

Oh, and the song is alright in that heightened, ecstasy-fueled way. You can buy like six versions of it on the iTunes store off via their Time to Dance EP, if you’re a fan. And Jake: you got some things on your mind you wanna talk about? Hit me up at jeremypaulgordon [at] gmail [dot] com, we can work it out over Four Lokos.

Morning Links: Kris Humphries Is Not Happy, 50 Cent Is Rapping Again

● Kris Humphries is predictably nonplussed to have been cast as the bad guy in Kim and Kourtney Take New York. [NYDN]

● Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sargaard are pregnant with their second kid, meaning Jake Gyllenhaal is going be an adorable uncle twice over! [LAT]

● With Rob’s season over, Dancing With The Stars producers are said to be warming-up Mama Kardashian Kris Jenner for the next season. [Huff Post]

● Watch a giddy and giggly Beyoncé get excited about her baby on the set of the "Count Down" video. [Vulture]

● 50 Cent is rapping again! The noted young-adult novelist dropped "Stop Crying" last night, and he’ll release nine more songs this week to round out something of a mixtape, Big 10. "I got something for a haters ass it called hits lol," he tweeted. [Rap Radar]

Breaking Dawn‘s violent vampire-birth seems to be a problem for more than just Bella, as at least two movie-goers have suffered from seizures during the jarring scene. [THR]