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Jake Gyllenhaal, Mila Kunis, Ryan Gosling Reveal Their True Screen Passions

Jake Gyllenhaal, Mila Kunis, Ryan Gosling Reveal Their True Screen Passions

Jake Gyllenhaal and Mila Kunis, from What I Love About Movies


10/30/2014 AT 06:15 PM EDT

Talk about an all-star cast: Kristen Stewart, Michael Fassbender, Daniel Radcliffe, Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Helen Mirren, Viggo Mortensen, Ryan Gosling and more … all together, between the covers.

That is, they share equal billing and page space in What I Love About Movies, a sprightly new compendium that Opus Books is publishing next week, just in time for holiday gift giving.

Compiled by David Jenkins, editor of the U.K. movie magazine Little White Lies, and writer-critic Adam Woodward, the book takes one question – “What do you love about movies? – and poses it to 50 different bold-faced names involved in the screen biz.

“It’s hard for us to fathom the ramifications of this question,” Jenkins explains in his introduction, “as we are essentially asking these people, why did you dedicate your life to the creation of transitory entertainments which drift through the public consciousness like so many scattered autumn leaves?”

Besides the actors, the book’s roster also includes directors such as Steven Soderbergh, Tim Burton, Quentin Tarantino, Alexander Payne, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, the Coen Brothers, Pedro Almodovar and Francis Ford Coppola, and illustrates each of their responses with a new portrait of them. (See Gyllenhall and Kunis’s above, while the cover rendering of Jude Law shows his head crowned with celluloid.)

Jake Gyllenhaal, Mila Kunis, Ryan Gosling Reveal Their True Screen Passions| Books, Helen Mirren, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kristen Stewart, Mila Kunis, Ryan Gosling, Steven Soderbergh, Tim Burton, Viggo Mortensen

Jude Law, on the cover of What I Love About Movies

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“I love being able to see the world from someone else’s perspective,” is Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s take on the question, while, in a posthumous tribute (the book is dedicated to him), Philip Seymour Hoffman admits, “There’s something that happens when you’re in a dark room watching something that has a certain impact on you that reaches a very deep, subconscious part of you.”

“I love the anarchy,” posits actress Juliette Binoche about making movies, just as Helen Mirren adores “the intimacy [of] the experience of watching a movie.”

For Viggo Mortensen, it’s all about “The places you will go.”

And while Jake Gyllenhaal suggests, “Movies are the closest things we have to dreams,” Alfonso Cuarón, director of Gravity, one of the most solitary experiences ever captured on screen, offers this worldview: “As we go through the mystery of existence, films can’t make us feel less lonely, but they can make us feel that it is okay to be alone.”

Then again, as we all well know, a book is always your very best friend.

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Eric Decker Trolled by Angry Jets Fans, Queen Latifah Cancels Bill Cosby Interview + More in…


Eric Decker tries to rally Jets fans on Twitter only to get jokes and insults, Bill Cosby‘s rape allegations cost him an interview, Michael Che has a bad defense to his senseless harassment joke, and more in Last Lap.

  • Being the brave soul that he is, wide receiver Eric Decker asked fans why they love the New York Jets on Twitter and got a mix of praise, jokes, and tweets like the one below. [CBS]

  • Queen Latifah and her team cancel a Bill Cosby interview due to his rape allegations. [Jezebel]
  • SNL‘s Michael Che responds to criticism for responding to the viral NYC catcalling video with a joke. [Salon]
  • AMC nears the close of a deal to the U.S. rights to Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston‘s miniseries The Night Crawler. [Variety]
  • Mitch Hurwitz is editing Arrested Development season 4. [Uproxx]
  • Ryan Gosling gets hit with a small shower on the set of The Nice Guys. If only he was wearing less clothing. [Just Jared]
  • Russell Brand “wishes” he was bisexual. [Huffington Post]
  • Teresa Giudice may have thrown down when she found out about going to prison. Actually. [THG]
  • Mark Consuelos reveals a time he let partying get the best of him.

[Photo Credit: Getty]

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Angelina Jolie Goes Blonde While Filming By the Sea with Brad Pitt

10/30/2014 AT 04:55 PM EDT

Is there any look Angelina Jolie can’t rock? If this picture of her as a blonde bombshell is any indication, the answer is no.

Photos surfaced Thursday of Jolie and husband Brad Pitt in Malta on the set of their latest movie By the Sea The 39-year-old actress is sporting a flowy white dress, yellow chiffon scarf and has honey-blonde hair.

This film marks the first time the couple have appeared on the big screen since 2005’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith, where they met and fell in love.

By the Sea, directed by Jolie and produced by Pitt, is set in 1970s France. The mother-of-six plays a former dancer who faces challenges with her husband, an American writer, as they travel together.

The couple took a break from filming this highly anticipated love story to get married in France on Aug. 23.

Pitt, 50, joked to USA Today that they had a “dysfunctional honeymoon,” after spending their first days as a married couple on the set. “It’s been challenging but really fun,” he added.

The couple had been hoping to work together again, with Pitt admitting in 2011, “We’re not ones to repeat ourselves, but we’d like to, because right now, we’re hopscotching with films so one can be with the kids and one’s free to work. And why aren’t we doing them together? Why aren’t we doing everything together?”

By the Sea hits theaters Christmas Day 2015.

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Police Criminalist Investigated for ’84 Murder Commits Suicide

Police Criminalist Investigated for '84 Murder Commits Suicide

Kevin Charles Brown

San Diego Police Department

10/30/2014 AT 04:45 PM EDT

It’s a case that sounds like it was ripped from a CSI script – a veteran crime lab worker for the San Diego Police Department, who police believe brutally murdered a 14-year-old girl three decades ago, hangs himself before the authorities can arrest him.

“He knew he was under investigation,” San Diego Police Department Lt. Paul Rorrison tells PEOPLE of retired criminalist Kevin Charles Brown, 62. “Unfortunately, he committed suicide before we could take him into custody.”

Brown first came under suspicion in the unsolved, gruesome 1984 murder of Claire Hough, who had been beaten, strangled and stabbed – and had one of her breasts cut off – then left under a bridge. Investigators eventually got a break in the cold case in 2012 after getting a “DNA hit” on a piece of evidence that linked Brown and Ronald Clyde Tatro, 67, an ex-con with a string of sexual assault convictions who was killed in a boating accident in 2011.

Detectives, armed with a search warrant, descended on Brown’s house last January and carted off computers and other evidence. Police insist that the DNA sample allegedly connecting Brown to the murder couldn’t have come from an oversight in the department’s crime lab, where he spent 20 years working before his retirement in 2002.

“He didn’t work with any of the evidence in this case and we have absolute confidence that there is no basis for any cross-contamination or anything of that sort,” says Rorrison.

One person not convinced that Brown is responsible for Hough’s murder is his wife Rebecca, a high school teacher.

“He was just a nice, gentle, quiet man and they pushed him over the edge,” she tells PEOPLE, insisting that the stress of being viewed as a murderer “took its toll” on her husband, leading to his suicide on Oct. 21.

Her husband, she says, was convinced that his DNA somehow got onto evidence in the Hough case by mistake while he was working in the crime lab.

Police can’t explain how Brown might have known Tatro, who had spent years in prison on various sexual assault charges.

“That’s one of our mysteries,” says Rorrison. “What links them together is their DNA at the crime scene.”

The murder Brown is suspected of committing is eerily similar to the 1978 killing of Barbara Nantais, who was 15 years old at the time her body was discovered 600 ft. from where Hough’s was found six years later.

Nantais had also been beaten, strangled and her breast mutilated.

“At this point,” adds Rorrison, “we have nothing linking that other case – the Nantais murder – with this one.”

Source: Police Criminalist Investigated for ’84 Murder Commits Suicide

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