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  • Jake's Takes Only on FOX interview with Russell Brand (part four)

    Jake's Takes Only on FOX interview with Russell Brand (part four)

  • Jake's Takes Only on FOX interview with Russell Brand (part three)

    Jake's Takes Only on FOX interview with Russell Brand (part three)

  • Jake's Takes Only on FOX interview with Russell Brand (part one)

    Jake's Takes Only on FOX interview with Russell Brand (part one)

  • Jake's Takes - 'Her Cry'

    Jake's Takes - 'Her Cry'

  • Jake's Takes - 'The Counselor' (Javier Bardem interview)

    Jake's Takes - 'The Counselor' (Javier Bardem interview)

  • Jake's Takes - 'The Counselor' (Michael Fassbender interview)

    Jake's Takes - 'The Counselor' (Michael Fassbender interview)

  • Jake's Takes - 'Gravity' (astronaut Mike Massamino interview)

    Jake's Takes - 'Gravity' (astronaut Mike Massamino interview)

    The new space thriller "Gravity" has everyone talking about the potential dangers that the men and women of NASA face every day...or do they? I had the chance to sit down to talk with NASA astronaut Mike Massamino and I asked one very simple question -- could this actually happen?
  • Jake's Takes - 'Gravity' (Sandra Bullock interview)

    Jake's Takes - 'Gravity' (Sandra Bullock interview)

  • Jake's Takes - 'Rush' (Chris Hemsworth interview)

    Jake's Takes - 'Rush' (Chris Hemsworth interview)

  • Jake's Takes - 'Rush' (Ron Howard interview)

    Jake's Takes - 'Rush' (Ron Howard interview)

  • Jake's Takes - 'The Family'

    Jake's Takes - 'The Family'

  • Jake's Takes - 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'

    Jake's Takes - 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'

    "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" wants to be the next "Twilight," but does it have what it takes? FOX 26 is the only station in Texas that got to sit down and talk with the stars.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Kick A-- 2'

    Jake's Takes - 'Kick A-- 2'

  • Jake's Takes - 'Jobs'

    Jake's Takes - 'Jobs'

    Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad star as Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the new biopic "Jobs." Now I asked them about the perfection that Steve Jobs demanded and what he would have thought of this movie.
    Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad star as Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the new biopic "Jobs." Now I asked them about the perfection that Steve Jobs demanded and what he would have thought of this movie.
  • Jake's Takes - 'In A World' (Lake Bell interview)

    Jake's Takes - 'In A World' (Lake Bell interview)

  • Jake's Takes - 'Elysium'

    Jake's Takes - 'Elysium'

    The Matt Damon action flick "Elysium" hits theaters on Friday, a science-fiction metaphor about class division between the 1 percent up in the sky and the rest of us left on a destroyed earth. I sat down to talk with the Oscar-winning star about the fact that he would be up on Elysium and whether or not making a movie about the have and have nots makes him question his own wealth.
  • Jake's Takes - 'We're the Millers'

    Jake's Takes - 'We're the Millers'

    The new comedy "We're the Millers" stars Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis as a stripper and a drug dealer who must pretend to be husband and wife in order to smuggle drugs across the border. So when I sat down with the two, I had to ask for some tips in case my current profession falls through.
  • Jake's Takes - '2 Guns' (Bill Paxton interview)

    Jake's Takes - '2 Guns' (Bill Paxton interview)

  • Jake's Takes - 'The Wolverine'

    Jake's Takes - 'The Wolverine'

    Hugh Jackman returns for the sixth time as Logan, the superhero better known as "The Wolverine."
    Hugh Jackman returns for the sixth time as Logan, the superhero better known as "The Wolverine," but when it comes to his last outing in the film "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," Jackman acknowledges that the highly-criticized film was a disappointment and he hopes you'll forget it. But first, he took some time out of his day to make a big movie geek like myself feel a little bit better.
  • Jake's Takes - 'The Way Way Back'

    Jake's Takes - 'The Way Way Back'

    The new independent film "The Way Way Back" hits theaters in Houston on Friday and we got to talk with the Oscar-winning writers of "The Descendants" about why this is a very important summer film.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Pacific Rim' (Guillermo del Toro interview)

    Jake's Takes - 'Pacific Rim' (Guillermo del Toro interview)

  • Jake's Takes - 'The Heat'

    Jake's Takes - 'The Heat'

  • Jake's Takes - 'Despicable Me 2' (cast interview)

    Jake's Takes - 'Despicable Me 2' (cast interview)

  • Jake's Takes - 'Man of Steel' (Michael Shannon interview)

    Jake's Takes - 'Man of Steel' (Michael Shannon interview)

    We're talking with the man trying to take Superman down, the great character actor, Michael Shannon, brings the evil General Zod to life and I asked him, about the potential benefits of hating the actor you work with.
    We're talking with the man trying to take Superman down, the great character actor, Michael Shannon, brings the evil General Zod to life and I asked him, about the potential benefits of hating the actor you work with.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Now You See Me'

    Jake's Takes - 'Now You See Me'

    FOX 26 was the only station in Texas who was invited to New Orleans to talk with the stars of "Now You See Me," about why the closer you are, the less you actually see.
  • FOX 26 parking lot full of 'Fast' and 'Furious' cars

    FOX 26 parking lot full of 'Fast' and 'Furious' cars

  • Jake's Takes - 'The Hangover Part III'

    Jake's Takes - 'The Hangover Part III'

    FOX 26 was the only station in Texas who was invited to Las Vegas to talk with the stars of "The Hangover Part III." And so I talked with 'the Wolfpack' about everyone's need to create their own hangover experience and how they may be personally responsible for ruining Las Vegas.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Star Trek Into Darkness' (cast interview)

    Jake's Takes - 'Star Trek Into Darkness' (cast interview)

    'Star Trek' director J.J. Abrams threw the sci-fi fans a curveball when he announced that he is leaving behind the 'Star Trek' universe to direct the upcoming 'Star Wars' Episode 7, which will be released in 2015. So when FOX 26 got the chance to talk exclusively with the cast of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' in London earlier this month, I had to ask them about following J.J. to a galaxy far, far away.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Star Trek Into Darkness' (interview with director J.J. Abrams)

    Jake's Takes - 'Star Trek Into Darkness' (interview with director J.J. Abrams)

  • Jake's Takes - 'The Great Gatsby' (Carey Mulligan interview)

    Jake's Takes - 'The Great Gatsby' (Carey Mulligan interview)

  • Jake's Takes - 'Jurassic Park 3D'

    Jake's Takes - 'Jurassic Park 3D'

    It's hard to believe that it's been 20 years since "Jurassic Park" hit theaters.
    It's hard to believe that it's been 20 years since "Jurassic Park" hit theaters, so in celebration of the re-release of one of the biggest blockbusters of all time, I had to bring back a former conversation I had with the legendary director Steven Spielberg where he geeks out about the potential for the movie's 3D conversion before he even knew it was going to happen.
  • Jake's Takes tribute to the fallen Roger Ebert

    Jake's Takes tribute to the fallen Roger Ebert

  • Jake's Takes - 'A Good Day to Die Hard'

    Jake's Takes - 'A Good Day to Die Hard'

    Standing in the shadow of Nakatomi Tower, getting ready to talk with John McClain himself, Bruce Willis, about starring in the fifth installment in the 'Diehard' series, "A Good Day to Die Hard."
    Standing in the shadow of Nakatomi Tower, getting ready to talk with John McClain himself, Bruce Willis, about starring in the fifth installment in the 'Diehard' series, "A Good Day to Die Hard," and about why this time, he's getting ready to say, "Yippee-ki-yay, Mother Russia!"
  • Jake's Takes - 'G. I. Joe: Retaliation'

    Jake's Takes - 'G. I. Joe: Retaliation'

  • Jake's Takes - 'Admission'

    Jake's Takes - 'Admission'

    Comedian Lilly Tomlin stars alongside Tina Fey and Paul Rudd in the new comedy "Admission," so whenever I got the chance to sit down with her in Los Angeles, I had to ask her about her own days as a struggling actor.
    Legendary comedian Lilly Tomlin stars alongside Tina Fey and Paul Rudd in the new comedy "Admission," so whenever I got the chance to sit down with her in Los Angeles, I had to ask her about her own days as a struggling actor.
  • Jake's Takes on his choices for 2013 Oscar award winners

    Jake's Takes on his choices for 2013 Oscar award winners

  • Jake's Takes - '21 & Over'

    Jake's Takes - '21 & Over'

    We all have our favorite movie characters, but did you think about how they may have spent their wild and crazy 21st birthday? Well, the stars of "21 & Over" did and here's their picks for the ones they want to see.
    We all have our favorite movie characters, but did you think about how they may have spent their wild and crazy 21st birthday? Well, the stars of "21 & Over" did and here's their picks for the ones they want to see and party with, of course.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Safe Haven'

    Jake's Takes - 'Safe Haven'

    From "The Notebook" to "Dear John" all the way to "The Lucky One," chances are if you're dating someone and it's Valentine's Day, you're gonna be in the theaters seeing a Nicholas Sparks film.
    From "The Notebook" to "Dear John" all the way to "The Lucky One," chances are if you're dating someone and it's Valentine's Day, you're gonna be in the theaters seeing a Nicholas Sparks film and it is that time of the year again. And we're talking with the stars of his new one, "Safe Haven."
  • Jake's Takes - 'Safe Haven'

    Jake's Takes - 'Safe Haven'

  • Jake's Takes - 'Beautiful Creatures'

    Jake's Takes - 'Beautiful Creatures'

    Is the new movie "Beautiful Creatures" the next "Twilight?" It's the story of a mortal boy who falls for a girl, who just so happens to be a witch.
    Is the new movie "Beautiful Creatures" the next "Twilight?" It's the story of a mortal boy who falls for a girl, who just so happens to be a witch. FOX 26 is the only station in Texas to get to sit down with the star, Viola Davis, to talk about passing those witch powers down from generation to generation.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Side Effects'

    Jake's Takes - 'Side Effects'

    The new pharmaceutical thriller "Side Effects" follows a young girl diagnosed with depression who is put on experimental medication. The side effect? Well, she ends up killing someone.
    The new pharmaceutical thriller "Side Effects" follows a young girl diagnosed with depression who is put on experimental medication. The side effect? Well, she ends up killing someone. But the question remains, who is responsible, her doctor or someone else? I got the chance to sit down with the all-star cast in Los Angeles to ask them what's the worst side effect to being an actor?
  • Jake's Takes - 'Identity Thief'

    Jake's Takes - 'Identity Thief'

    It's the first big comedy of the year and we're talking wild road trips with the cast of "Identity Thief" and while we here at FOX 26 pride ourselves with asking the hard-hitting questions.
    It's the first big comedy of the year and we're talking wild road trips with the cast of "Identity Thief" and while we here at FOX 26 pride ourselves with asking the hard-hitting questions. When it came to this particular instance, my hard question, mixed with an actor's inability to answer the question, presented a hot seat moment I won't soon forget.
  • Jake's Takes - Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

    Jake's Takes - Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

    Oscar Award nominee Jeremy Renner and British beauty Gemma Arterton team up to portray the fictional sibling duo of Hansel & Gretel, but in a frightening action-packed setting.
  • Jake's Takes with 'Warm Bodies' cast and crew in Houston

    Jake's Takes with 'Warm Bodies' cast and crew in Houston

    I don't say this very often. It is one of best romantic comedies I've seen in a long time and it just so happens to have zombies in it.
    I don't say this very often. It is one of best romantic comedies I've seen in a long time and it just so happens to have zombies in it. And guess who we happen to have in studio? The star and director of the new film "Warm Bodies," hits theaters Feb. 1, Mr. Dave Franco and Jonathan Levine.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Broken City'

    Jake's Takes - 'Broken City'

    I recently sat down to talk with Mark Wahlberg and director Allen Hughes for their new crime drama, "Broken City."
    I recently sat down to talk with Mark Wahlberg and director Allen Hughes for their new crime drama, "Broken city." We began by talking about the art of one actor screaming at another, and what followed was one of the most intense interview moments I've ever experienced. Just a warning, the following interview contains violence and adult language.
  • Jake's Takes - 'The Impossible'

    Jake's Takes - 'The Impossible'

    "The Impossible" is the harrowing true story of one family's fight for survival against the 2004 tsunamis, and FOX 26 is the only station in town to talk with the stars, Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor.
    "The Impossible" is the harrowing true story of one family's fight for survival against the 2004 tsunamis, and FOX 26 is the only station in town to talk with the stars, Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, about having the real family on set and learning what it really means to be a parent.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Not Fade Away'

    Jake's Takes - 'Not Fade Away'

    Sounds like the big screen version of the small screen "American Idol".  Jake Hamilton sat down with the stars of the new movie "Not Fade Away" about a group of friends hoping their band makes it big.
    Sounds like the big screen version of the small screen "American Idol".  Jake Hamilton sat down with the stars of the new movie "Not Fade Away" about a group of friends hoping their band makes it big.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Parental Guidance'

    Jake's Takes - 'Parental Guidance'

    They're two of the biggest names in comedy, Bette Midler and Billy Crystal, and now they're teaming up to take on something they've never faced before: grandkids. FOX 26 is the only station in Texas to sit down with the comedy legends to talk about their new film "Parental Guidance" where they reminisced about their own grandparents and even gave me a little history lesson about the University of Houston.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Promised Land'

    Jake's Takes - 'Promised Land'

    Last time Matt Damon wrote a movie for director Gus Van Sant, it was a little film called "Good Will Hunting." But now he's reteaming with the director for his new drama "Promised Land." And FOX 26 was the only station in Texas to get to talk with him.
  • Jake's Takes - 'The Guilt Trip'

    Jake's Takes - 'The Guilt Trip'

    'Babs' is back! It's been 16 years since Barbara Streisand has headlined a film, but now she's starring alongside funny man Seth Rogen in the mother/son road comedy "The Guilt Trip."
    'Babs' is back! It's been 16 years since Barbara Streisand has headlined a film, but now she's starring alongside funny man Seth Rogen in the mother/son road comedy "The Guilt Trip." I had the chance to talk with the stars about their great mother and son relationship and their own road trips, but we started out by Barbara confessing to me that she's never actually ever been to Texas.
  • Jake's Takes - 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

    Jake's Takes - 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

    If the end of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy has saddened you for the past nine years, you have reason to smile again because it's time to return to Middle Earth.
    If the end of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy has saddened you for the past nine years, you have reason to smile again because it's time to return to Middle Earth. We're catching up with Bilbo, Gandalf and Gollum in the new epic adventure "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the first of three films, a new trilogy that takes place 60 years before the events of "The Lord of the Rings," and FOX 26 was the only station in Texas invited to catch up with the cast.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Playing for Keeps'

    Jake's Takes - 'Playing for Keeps'

    We're talking with the stars of "Playing for Keeps," Gerard Butler and the newly-married Jessica Biel, who have a few specific things to say about love.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away'

    Jake's Takes - 'Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away'

    Houston is one of the few lucky cities in the world the traveling wonders of Cirque Du Soleil visit every year. But if you don't have time to make it out to the shows, you're in luck.
    Houston is one of the few lucky cities in the world the traveling wonders of Cirque Du Soleil visit every year. But if you don't have time to make it out to the shows, you're in luck because they're heading to your local movie theater. FOX 26 was the only station in Texas to travel to the Las Vegas set of one of Cirque's staple shows at MGM Grand to talk with the star of their new theatrical feature, "Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away."
  • Jake's Takes - 'Hyde Park of Hudson'

    Jake's Takes - 'Hyde Park of Hudson'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 5:40 PM EST2012-12-05 22:40:32 GMT
    We all know that we can laugh at Bill Murray. From "Ghostbusters" to "Caddyshack" to "Scrooged," he is known for making us smile, but are you ready to take him more seriously as one of the most important presidents?
    We all know that we can laugh at Bill Murray. From "Ghostbusters" to "Caddyshack" to "Scrooged," he is known for making us smile, but are you ready to take him more seriously as one of the most important presidents in American history?
  • Jake's Takes - 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    Jake's Takes - 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    It's one of the most controversial films of the year: "Zero Dark Thirty," the story of the hunt for Osama bin Laden, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, the Oscar-winning director of "The Hurt Locker."
    It's one of the most controversial films of the year: "Zero Dark Thirty," the story of the hunt for Osama bin Laden, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, the Oscar-winning director of "The Hurt Locker." I got the chance to sit down with the star of the film, Jessica Chastain, hot off of her Oscar nomination for "The Help," and I talked with her about the much buzzed about opening torture scenes, keeping the woman she is playing safe and who she really wants to see this film.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Life of Pi'

    Jake's Takes - 'Life of Pi'

    Oscar-winning director Ang Lee takes on the three things that all directors hate: children, animals and water. And he takes it on with the most acclaimed novel of all time.
    Oscar-winning director Ang Lee takes on the three things that all directors hate: children, animals and water. And he takes it on with the most acclaimed novel of all time, one of the most acclaimed novels of all time, "The Life of Pi." We're talking with him and the new star of the film about whether or not they can live up to the challenge.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Hitchcock'

    Jake's Takes - 'Hitchcock'

    No one knows horror quite like the man best known for Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lecter, except, of course, for the master of suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock.
    No one knows horror quite like the man best known for Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lecter, except, of course, for the master of suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock. But now, the two are one in the same as Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins takes on the iconic role in the great new film "Hitchcock" and I sat down to talk with the star about running into the legend himself very early in his career.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Rise of the Guardians'

    Jake's Takes - 'Rise of the Guardians'

    Alec Baldwin stars as Santa Claus in "Rise of the Guardians" and FOX 26 was the only station in town to get to talk with him.
    Alec Baldwin stars as Santa Claus in "Rise of the Guardians" and FOX 26 was the only station in town to get to talk with him.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Red Dawn'

    Jake's Takes - 'Red Dawn'

    Whether you're ready or not, the remake of the classic '80s cult film "Red Dawn" is heading into theatres and we're the only station in the entire state of Texas to get to sit down with the stars.
  • Jake's Take's - 'Anna Karenina'

    Jake's Take's - 'Anna Karenina'

    If anyone loves a good period piece, it's Keira Knightley. The Oscar nominee pairs up with the director of "Pride and Prejudice" and "Atonement" for the big screen adaptation of the classic Russian novel "Anna Karenina."
    If anyone loves a good period piece, it's Keira Knightley. The Oscar nominee pairs up with the director of "Pride and Prejudice" and "Atonement" for the big screen adaptation of the classic Russian novel "Anna Karenina." And FOX 26 was the only station in town to travel to the Toronto International Film Festival a few months ago to talk with Keira and her co-star, Jude Law, about the powers of love, following your heart, and why Keira needs to start being happy in movies again.
  • Jake's Takes - 'The Sessions'

    Jake's Takes - 'The Sessions'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:21 GMT
    We're talking with the stars of "The Sessions," the Oscar-buzz true story starring a little-known actor named John Hawks. You may not know him, but you may want to pay attention to him.
    We're talking with the stars of "The Sessions," the Oscar-buzz true story starring a little-known actor named John Hawks. You may not know him, but you may want to pay attention to him because come Oscar time, they may be saying his name.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Skyfall'

    Jake's Takes - 'Skyfall'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:20 GMT
    Bond is back! We're talking with Daniel Craig and company about the 23rd installment in the classic series, "Skyfall."
    Bond is back! We're talking with Daniel Craig and company about the 23rd installment in the classic series, "Skyfall."
  • Jake's Takes - 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

    Jake's Takes - 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:28 GMT
    If this year's earlier family-friendly version of Snow White wasn't quite your cup of tea, perhaps you're looking for something a bit edgier, a bit scarier and maybe a bit darker.
    If this year's earlier family-friendly version of Snow White wasn't quite your cup of tea, perhaps you're looking for something a bit edgier, a bit scarier and maybe a bit darker -- and Charlize Theron has just the movie for you.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    Jake's Takes - 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:27 GMT
    An unknown director named Wes Anderson came to Houston with an unknown actor named Jason Schwartzman; together, the two made a film that would become a minor cult classic and a staple of Houston cinema, "Rushmore."
    Fourteen years ago, an unknown director named Wes Anderson came to Houston with an unknown actor named Jason Schwartzman; together, the two made a film that would become a minor cult classic and a staple of Houston cinema, "Rushmore."
  • Jake's Takes - 'Magic Mike'

    Jake's Takes - 'Magic Mike'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:27 GMT
    That's right, "Magic Mike" strips its way into theaters this Friday and FOX 26 is the only station in town to get to talk with the stars, from Channing Tatum to Matthew McConaughey.
    That's right, "Magic Mike" strips its way into theaters this Friday and FOX 26 is the only station in town to get to talk with the stars, from Channing Tatum to Matthew McConaughey, I find out what their own stripper names would be, before getting taught a few stripper moves of my own.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Savages'

    Jake's Takes - 'Savages'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:27 GMT
    Who better to talk with this Fourth of July than the three-time Oscar winning director of the Tom Cruise classic "Born on the Fourth of July," Oliver Stone.
    Who better to talk with this Fourth of July than the three-time Oscar winning director of the Tom Cruise classic "Born on the Fourth of July," Oliver Stone.
  • Jake's Takes - 'The Dark Knight Rises'

    Jake's Takes - 'The Dark Knight Rises'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:27 GMT
    Over the last 25 years, different directors have brought different things to the Batman saga.
    Over the last 25 years, different directors have brought different things to the Batman saga. Tim Burton gave him a dark, gothic element: Joel Schumacher infamously gave the world a reason to make fun of him; but now, director Christopher Nolan is giving Batman something he has never had before ... an ending.
  • Jake's Takes - 'The Bourne Legacy'

    Jake's Takes - 'The Bourne Legacy'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:26 GMT
    I have a bit of a warning for you ... in the new thriller "The Bourne Legacy," there is no Matt Damon and there is no Jason Bourne.
    I have a bit of a warning for you ... in the new thriller "The Bourne Legacy," there is no Matt Damon and there is no Jason Bourne.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Sparkle'

    Jake's Takes - 'Sparkle'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:26 GMT
    The remake of the 1976 fan favorite "Sparkle" was, as we all know, to be Whitney Houston's final role;
    The remake of the 1976 fan favorite "Sparkle" was, as we all know, to be Whitney Houston's final role; and when I sat down with the stars, including former "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks, I had to ask them about her final line in the film and what that means to them now. But first, we needed to have a little fun, so I tested whether or not the legend was true that girl groups really do make all songs better.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Thunderstruck'

    Jake's Takes - 'Thunderstruck'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:26 GMT
    From College Player of the Year to NBA scoring champion and from Olympic gold medalist to movie star, Kevin Durant is hitting the big screen this weekend in his new family film "Thunderstruck."
    From College Player of the Year to NBA scoring champion and from Olympic gold medalist to movie star, Kevin Durant is hitting the big screen this weekend in his new family film "Thunderstruck" and I sat down to talk with him about his time at the University of Texas, winning a gold medal in London and whether or not we'll see him in a Rockets jersey any time soon.
  • Jake's Takes - 'The Apparition'

    Jake's Takes - 'The Apparition'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:26 GMT
    Ashley Greene is trading vampires for ghosts in the new horror flick "The Apparition." I sat down with the scream queen to talk about her ability to sleep at night after shooting a movie like this.
    Ashley Greene is trading vampires for ghosts in the new horror flick "The Apparition." I sat down with the scream queen to talk about her ability to sleep at night after shooting a movie like this, that creepy poster and what all guys need to know if they're going to snuggle up to their girl during the movie.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Now You See Me'

    Jake's Takes - 'Now You See Me'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:25 GMT
    As the summer movie season comes to an end, it's time to start looking ahead to see what will be coming out in the future; in this case, the very distant future.
    As the summer movie season comes to an end, it's time to start looking ahead to see what will be coming out in the future; in this case, the very distant future. A few months ago, FOX 26 was the only station in Texas to be invited to the Las Vegas set of the new magician-heist thriller "Now You See Me," which isn't set to hit theaters until next year. We got to poke around the shoot and even talk with two of the stars, Jesse Eisenberg and Dave Franco, between takes.
  • Jake's Takes - 'For a Good Time, Call...'

    Jake's Takes - 'For a Good Time, Call...'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:25 GMT
    After the R-rated comedy "Bridesmaids" became one of the highest-grossing comedies of all time, Hollywood got the message; women know how to make raunchy comedies too.
    After the R-rated comedy "Bridesmaids" became one of the highest-grossing comedies of all time, Hollywood got the message; women know how to make raunchy comedies too.
  • Jake's Takes - 'The Words'

    Jake's Takes - 'The Words'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:25 GMT
    If you could take credit for someone else's work, and no one would ever know about it, would you do it? That's the question that haunts Bradley Cooper in his great new drama "The Words."
    If you could take credit for someone else's work, and no one would ever know about it, would you do it? That's the question that haunts Bradley Cooper in his great new drama "The Words." I sat down with the star and his director, as well as the young co-star Ben Barnes, about which role from which co-star they wish that they could take credit for.
  • Jake's Takes on 'Resident Evil: Retribution'

    Jake's Takes on 'Resident Evil: Retribution'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:25 GMT
    If after the fourth installment of the popular "Resident Evil" franchise ended, you were left wanting more crazy zombie adventures, then you're in luck; the 5th installment, "Resident Evil: Retribution" hits theaters.
    If after the fourth installment of the popular "Resident Evil" franchise ended, you were left wanting more of those crazy zombie adventures, then you're in luck; the fifth installment, "Resident Evil: Retribution" hits theaters on Friday.
  • Jake's Takes - 'End of Watch'

    Jake's Takes - 'End of Watch'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:25 GMT
    Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the vicious new cop drama "End of Watch," directed by the man who wrote "Training Day."
    Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the vicious new cop drama "End of Watch," directed by the man who wrote "Training Day." FOX 26 traveled to the Toronto International Film Festival a few weeks ago where we sat down with the star who told me that the movie is, in a strange way, a sequel to one of his previous films, and then he revealed the one secret to success that every actor needs to know.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Trouble with the Curve'

    Jake's Takes - 'Trouble with the Curve'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:24 GMT
    Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams star alongside Clint Eastwood in the new baseball drama "Trouble with the Curve" and FOX 26 is the only station in town who got to sit down with the pair of superstars.
    Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams star alongside Clint Eastwood in the new baseball drama "Trouble with the Curve" and FOX 26 is the only station in town who got to sit down with the pair of superstars. I talk with them about their biggest what ifs in their career and the attributes of their father they wish they didn't possess.
  • Jake's Takes - 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'

    Jake's Takes - 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:24 GMT
    While some people call it this generation's "The Catcher in the Rye," others say it should be banned from schools. Stephen Chbosky, author of THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, stopped by FOX 26 studio.
    While some people call it this generation's "The Catcher in the Rye," others say it should be banned from schools. Stephen Chbosky, author of THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, stopped by FOX 26 studios to talk with our own Jake Hamilton about the controversial novel and adapting it into a feature film, which he wrote and directed.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Hotel Transylvania'

    Jake's Takes - 'Hotel Transylvania'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:24 GMT
    "Hotel Transylvania," the new animated family film from the crazy mind of Adam Sandler, hits theaters this weekend.
    "Hotel Transylvania," the new animated family film from the crazy mind of Adam Sandler, hits theaters this weekend and FOX 26 was the only station in town to travel to the Toronto International Film Festival to talk with the stars, Selena Gomez and "Saturday Night Live" alum Andy Samberg. And, as it turns out, Selena is a big fan of one of our shows here on FOX.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Looper'

    Jake's Takes - 'Looper'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:24 GMT
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a young Bruce Willis. Bruce Willis plays an older Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And the two are continuously trying to kill each other, thereby actually trying to kill themselves.
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a young Bruce Willis. Bruce Willis plays an older Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And the two are continuously trying to kill each other, thereby actually trying to kill themselves. It all makes sense in the incredible new time traveling action thriller "Looper." I got the chance to sit down with Hollywood golden boy Joseph Gordon-Levitt to talk about the complexities of being a young Bruce Willis.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Pitch Perfect'

    Jake's Takes - 'Pitch Perfect'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:24 GMT
    Our conversations with the stars of 'Pitch Perfect' and FOX 26 was the only station in the entire state of Texas to get to sit down with the cast where I asked them to reveal something very intimate about themselves.
    Our conversations with the stars of 'Pitch Perfect' and FOX 26 was the only station in the entire state of Texas to get to sit down with the cast where I asked them to reveal something very intimate about themselves and maybe we got a little too intimate.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Frankenweenie'

    Jake's Takes - 'Frankenweenie'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:23 GMT
    Thirty years ago, Tim Burton made a live action version of a movie called "Frankenweenie" and it was before he was the Tim Burton we all know and love.
    Thirty years ago, Tim Burton made a live action version of a movie called "Frankenweenie" and it was before he was the Tim Burton we all know and love.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Taken 2'

    Jake's Takes - 'Taken 2'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:22 GMT
    America's coolest action star is back. Liam Neeson returns as the man with a very particular set of skills in "Taken 2." But just recently have audiences looked at the 60-year old actor as an action star.
    America's coolest action star is back. Liam Neeson returns as the man with a very particular set of skills in "Taken 2." But just recently have audiences looked at the 60-year old actor as an action star, and he talks to me about what the original "Taken" did for his career as well as those moments when he is ready to give it all up.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Argo'

    Jake's Takes - 'Argo'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:22 GMT
    Ben Affleck returns to the director's chair with his new masterpiece "Argo."
    Ben Affleck returns to the director's chair with his new masterpiece "Argo," the incredible true story of an American CIA agent who attempts to rescue six American hostages from the middle of a dangerous Iranian revolution by pretending that they're making a sci-fi film named "Argo." I sat down to talk with the Oscar-winner about the incredible new film, but our conversation was quickly interrupted when he received a very important phone call from his wife.
  • Jake's Takes on 'Seven Psychopaths'

    Jake's Takes on 'Seven Psychopaths'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:22 GMT
    In the new film "Seven Psychopaths," Colin Farrell plays a Hollywood screenwriter trying to write a film about seven psychopaths. He finds his inspiration for each one when he is plunged into a dog kidnapping scheme.
    In the new film "Seven Psychopaths," Colin Farrell plays a Hollywood screenwriter trying to write a film about seven psychopaths. He finds his inspiration for each one when he is plunged into a dog kidnapping scheme gone wrong. I sat down with Colin Farrell and two of his psychopath inspirations, Sam Rockwell and the legendary Christopher Walken, to talk about who their own real-life psychotic inspirations would be.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Here Comes the Boom'

    Jake's Takes - 'Here Comes the Boom'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:22 GMT
    Kevin James and Henry Winkler star in the new comedy "Here Comes the Boom," the story of a teacher who becomes a professional MMA fighter to help pay for the failing music program in his school.
    Kevin James and Henry Winkler star in the new comedy "Here Comes the Boom," the story of a teacher who becomes a professional MMA fighter to help pay for the failing music program in his school. I had a chance to sit down with the stars to talk about the film, and our conversations left my ego inflated and my hand in physical pain.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Alex Cross'

    Jake's Takes - 'Alex Cross'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:22 GMT
    Morgan Freeman originated the role of Alex Cross in the films "Kiss the Girls" and "Along Came a Spider" and now Tyler Perry is taking over the role for a prequel in the original "Alex Cross."
    Morgan Freeman originated the role of Alex Cross in the films "Kiss the Girls" and "Along Came a Spider" and now Tyler Perry is taking over the role for a prequel in the original "Alex Cross." We're talking with the star about taking over from the master himself.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Flight'

    Jake's Takes - 'Flight'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:21 GMT
    Denzel Washington stars as a pilot who pulls a crazy maneuver to safely land a crashing plane, but after his blood is drawn revealing that he did so while drunk on whiskey and high on cocaine, he risks life in prison.
    In the new drama "Flight," Denzel Washington stars as a commercial airline pilot who pulls a crazy maneuver to safely land a crashing plane, but after his blood is drawn revealing that he did so while drunk on whiskey and high on cocaine, he risks life in prison.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Cloud Atlas'

    Jake's Takes - 'Cloud Atlas'

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-12-05 21:43:21 GMT
    It's a three-hour epic that took three directors, three writers and an all-star cast of dozens playing up to six characters apiece just to pull off filming what was known as the unfilmable book.
    It's a three-hour epic that took three directors, three writers and an all-star cast of dozens playing up to six characters apiece just to pull off filming what was known as the unfilmable book.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Sinister'

    Jake's Takes - 'Sinister'

    Thursday, October 11 2012 11:42 AM EDT2012-10-11 15:42:45 GMT
    Why is an Oscar nominee and a Shakespearean veteran starring in a horror flick? Because it's one of the scariest of the past few years. I'm sitting down with Ethan Hawke about the new horror classic "Sinister."
    Why is an Oscar nominee and a Shakespearean veteran starring in a horror flick? Because it's one of the scariest of the past few years. I'm sitting down with Ethan Hawke about the new horror classic "Sinister."
  • Jake's Takes on movies inspired by 9-11

    Jake's Takes on movies inspired by 9-11

    The tragic events of 9-11 have inspired several motion pictures and movie expert Jake Hamilton has watched them all.
    The tragic events of 9-11 have inspired several motion pictures and movie expert Jake Hamilton has watched them all.
  • Jake's Takes - 'The Odd Life of Timothy Green'

    Jake's Takes - 'The Odd Life of Timothy Green'

    "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" tells the beautiful story of a couple who cannot conceive a child, so they bury their dreams in the backyard only to have their dream child magically appear.
    "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" tells the beautiful story of a couple who cannot conceive a child, so they bury their dreams in the backyard only to have their dream child magically appear. Actor Joel Edgerton, who stars in the movie, and the director of the Disney motion picture, Peter Hedges, preview the film during an interview with Jake Hamilton in the FOX 26 studio. The movie premieres on Aug. 15.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Katy Perry: Part of Me'

    Jake's Takes - 'Katy Perry: Part of Me'

    A new documentary hits theaters this Friday chronicling the massive world tour that Katy Perry embarked on last year, during which she divorced from her husband Russell Brand.
    A new documentary hits theaters this Friday chronicling the massive world tour that Katy Perry embarked on last year, during which she divorced from her husband Russell Brand. I talk with her one-on-one about why she felt the need to include that in the documentary, what her music says to her fans and we start out by trying to prove which one of us is the bigger nerd.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World'

    Jake's Takes - 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World'

    Steve Carell and Keira Knightley are going to die. Well, not really, but in their new film, "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," they have to deal with the fact that an asteroid is hurtling toward the planet.
    Steve Carell and Keira Knightley are going to die. Well, not really, but in their new film, "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," they have to deal with the fact that an asteroid is hurtling toward the planet, so I ask them how would some of their past characters, from Michael Scott in "The Office" to "Pride and Prejudice" deal with the fact that the world is ending.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Ted'

    Jake's Takes - 'Ted'

    He's one of the most talked about comedians on the planet and chances are, you've never ever seen his face;
    He's one of the most talked about comedians on the planet and chances are, you've never ever seen his face; that's because he's the voice of Peter Griffin and Brian on "Family Guy," and now Seth McFarlane is directing his own film, "Ted," in which he does the voice of the controversial foul-mouthed Teddy bear.
  • Jake's Takes - 'Moonrise Kingdom' (FOX 26 Morning News at 7 a.m.)

    Jake's Takes - 'Moonrise Kingdom' (FOX 26 Morning News at 7 a.m.)

  • Jake's Takes - 'Prometheus' (interview with director Ridley Scott)

    Jake's Takes - 'Prometheus' (interview with director Ridley Scott)

    Movie expert Jake Hamilton traveled to London and interviewed legendary director Ridley Scott, known best for his work on "Alien," "Gladiator" and "Blade Runner," as he returns to his love of science-fiction with "Prometheus."
  • Jakes Take on Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows

    Jakes Take on Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows

    Today on Jake's Takes, Sherlock Holmes is back -- but for how long? I sat down with one of the coolest guys in the business, Robert Downey Jr., to talk about his thoughts on letting go of Sherlock Holmes, how he handles a...
    Today on Jake's Takes, Sherlock Holmes is back -- but for how long? I sat down with one of the coolest guys in the business, Robert Downey Jr., to talk about his thoughts on letting go of Sherlock Holmes, how he handles a...
  • Jakes Take on Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

    Jakes Take on Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

    The latest entry in the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie series has them taking a cruise. FOX 26's Jake Hamilton got to sit down with some of the stars...
    The latest entry in the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie series has them taking a cruise. FOX 26's Jake Hamilton got to sit down with some of the stars...
  • Jakes Take on The Adventures of Tintin

    Jakes Take on The Adventures of Tintin

    "The great thing about movies is everybody brings something different to the experience," said famed motion picture director Steven Spielberg as he promoted his latest work "The Adventures of Tintin." "I really respect...
    "The great thing about movies is everybody brings something different to the experience," said famed motion picture director Steven Spielberg as he promoted his latest work "The Adventures of Tintin." "I really respect...
  • Jakes Take on 'We Bought a Zoo

    Jakes Take on 'We Bought a Zoo

    Accomplished film director Cameron Crowe has a habit of choosing appropriate soundtrack songs to accompany peak moments in his movies, such as "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John in the 2000 motion picture "Almost Famous."
    Accomplished film director Cameron Crowe has a habit of choosing appropriate soundtrack songs to accompany peak moments in his movies, such as "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John in the 2000 motion picture "Almost Famous."
  • Jakes Take on 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Jakes Take on 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    One of the most anticipated movies of the season is also one of the most disturbing. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," directed by David Fincher, features actress Rooney Mara portraying Lisbeth Salander. The motion picture...
    One of the most anticipated movies of the season is also one of the most disturbing. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," directed by David Fincher, features actress Rooney Mara portraying Lisbeth Salander. The motion picture...
  • Jakes Take on 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Jakes Take on 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Their mission was to do the impossible: take the fourth installment of a series and make it the best. And guess what? Mission accomplished!
    Their mission was to do the impossible: take the fourth installment of a series and make it the best. And guess what? Mission accomplished!

Who is Jake Hamilton?



Jake travels the world to review the latest cinematic offerings and talk with Hollywood's biggest stars. From Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise to Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks, Jake has sat down with them all! His fun chats with the stars and insightful reviews into their movies can only be seen on FOX 26 Morning News Extra.

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