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    End Of Watch—movie review

    David Ayer grew up in the volatile neighborhood of South Central L.A. and has mined his experiences in such films as 'Training Day' and 'Harsh Times.' He has a particular fascination with the L.A.P.D., but 'End of Watch,' which he wrote and directed, isn’t simply more of the same.

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    TIFF Review: Chest-Beating LAPD Cop Drama 'End Of Watch' Is Clichéd & Monotonous

    Like "Harsh Times" before it, police drama "End of Watch" conflates realism with sensationalism. In fact, writer/director David Ayer sustains an abrasive tone throughout "End of Watch" in a number of ways. Firstly, Ayer gives his buddy cop drama a cheap kind of imm...

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    Fate With A Badge & A Gun: Red Band Trailer For 'End Of Watch' With Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Peña

    You have to hand it to David Ayer, he has found his niche and he’s working it hard. From “Training Day” to films like “The Fast And The Furious,” “Harsh Times” and “Street Kings” he’s worked steadily in the urban crime genre, mostly followi...

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    New Pics Of Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena & Cody Horn In 'End Of Watch'

    Hey, did you know that Cody Horn, Channing Tatum's ball-busting love interest in "Magic Mike," was in David Ayer's upcoming cop drama "End Of Watch"? We didn't either, but among the batch of new pics from the film hitting the web in advance of the film's TIFF prem...

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    New Images Of Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña & Anna Kendrick In 'End Of Watch'

    David Ayer likes to make cop movies, and we suppose if that's what keeps the bread buttered and a roof over your head, why mess with a good thing? But while "End of Watch" employs a voyeuristic/found-footage aesthetic not commonly found in the genre, the story itself feels like one we've seen and he...

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    Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Peña Are Cursing Cops In Clip From 'End Of Watch'

    Did you know that David Ayer's "End Of Watch" was presented at Comic-Con this weekend? No? Well, it was, but unfortunately the gamble by newbie distributors Open Road Films didn't quite pay off. Of the many, many movies lighting up social media this weekend and getting major buzz, ...

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    Official Poster for 'End of Watch' with Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena

    The official poster for "End of Watch" shows Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña at the fore of a character-driven police thriller (full poster and trailer posted below). Directed by "Training Day" screenwriter David Ayer, "End of Watch" tells the story of two young Los Angeles police officers as they...

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    Trailer Watch: Gyllenhaal & Peña Tug on the Tail of A Cartel Snake in Handheld 'End of Watch'

    The trailer for "End of Watch" puts Los Angeles cops Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña in the line of fire on gritty LA streets. Written and directed by David Ayer ("Street Kings," "Harsh Times," "Training Day," "The Fast and the Furious"), the film was shot entirely through handheld HD cameras

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    Watch The Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Peña Star In Gritty Cop Thriller 'End Of Watch'

    A found footage cop movie? OK, not quite, but David Ayer's "End of Watch," starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as two cops in the LAPD, definitely has that visceral, super intimate, shot on digital-cameras look to it. Or as Ayer once described it: an "in your face&...

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    Scoot McNairy Joins New Lynn Shelton Pic 'Touchy Feely' With Ellen Page And Rosemarie DeWitt & Gus Van Sant's 'Promised Land'

    A new Lynn Shelton movie appears to be brewing out of nowhere, while the latest from Gus Van Sant and Matt Damon has added an actor, and at the center of it all is rising "Monsters" star Scoot McNairy.

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