Jake Gyllenhaal is no stranger to working with mad scientists — or at least mad science. A decade ago he played schizophrenic teen Donnie Darko in Richard Kelly’s memorably offbeat feature about wormholes, time travel, a diabolical rabbit and an impending apocalypse.
Now Gyllenhaal, 30, is back on semi-familiar ground, playing an Air Force colonel badly wounded in the Middle East but kept alive as the guinea pig in a top-secret government experiment. Read More
Imagine “E.T.” recast as a low-rent comedy, conceived by the cheerfully profane “Shaun of the Dead” co-stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and you should have some idea what to expect from “Paul,” their first big-screen collaboration as screenwriters. Read More
The much-anticipated documentary "Waiting for 'Superman,' " which opens in Washington-area theaters Friday, highlights the District's poorly performing public schools and its reformist Chancellor Michelle Rhee while making an urgent case for improving the nation's failing education system.
"Waiting for 'Superman' " shadows five urban students, including Southeast D.C.'s Anthony Black, seeking to escape into charter schools through a lottery system. Read More