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Despite some ill-conceived conception, End of Watch is intensely violent conveying supreme urgency thanks to the likability of its two stars.
While Hollywood loves to expose the seedy underbelly of corruption within the L.A.P.D. (often truthfully), there are surprisingly few accounts of the noble side of police work in L.A. End of Watch is such a story, a hell of a piece of action filmmaking led by two tough...Read Full Story
From left: Justin Timberlake, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Anna Kendrick, Jake Gyllenhaal. (Photos: Getty Images)Led by two impressive cop movies, one in the present, one in the future, this weekend has a slew of big title wide releases. Exhibitor Relations' Senior Box Office Analyst Jeff Bock sees the top four new flicks having solid opening weekends. "All the new films are expected to do decent business, and register somewhere in the mid-teens," he told us. "That means from top to bottom...Read Full Story
Director: David AyerDavid Ayer was the acclaimed screenwriter for Training Day (review here), he steps up as the director and writer for End of Watch. He doesn't stray too far from what was successful in Training Day as we follow a pair of cops from the LAPD as they go about their daily business of policing the streets. Gyllenhaal and Pena spent 5 months following LAPD officers on 12 hour duties to understand the job better as well as the sort of people who worked for the force.The film is...Read Full Story
Set for the demonic thrillerAfter dealing with criminals in both End Of Watch and Gangster Squad, Michael Pena appears ready to tackle demons for Mark Neveldine’s new horror thriller The Vatican Tapes.According to Deadline, Pena is aboard to play Father Lozano in the film, which finds a young woman (Olivia Dudley) unwittingly causing death and destruction wherever she goes. Pena’s priest will be the first to attempt to help her.He’s joining a cast that includes Djimon Hounsou, Dougray Scott...Read Full Story
End of Watch is one of the most intense movies since Denzel Washington in Training Day. The talented Michael Pena tells CNM247 exclusively about his experiences on filming the movie.
Michael Pena is one of Hollywood’s most talented actors. He already has three consecutive Oscar nominated films under his belt, two of which are critically acclaimed films, Million Dollar Baby and Crash in 2004 and the controversial film Babel in 2006.
It doesn’t stop there for Michael Pena; he’s been steadily...Read Full Story
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