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    Michael Pena Joins David O. Russell's Abscam Movie; Robert De Niro Reportedly Also On Board

    Who does David O. Russell think he is? Woody Allen? Okay, we kid, but the number of name-brand stars he's lining up for his still (aggravatingly) untitled Abscam drama is reaching epic proportions. Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, Louis C.K., Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Ni...

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    TV Dial: Ari Graynor Is The New 'Bad Teacher,' HBO Passes On 'Criminal Justice' With James Gandolfini & More

    Consider this a round-up; a platter of micro-updates in the field of on-again-off-again new shows and their various stars. A TV digest for the water cooler, if you will.

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    GANGSTER SQUAD

    "Gangster Squad" represents a missed opportunity. Director Ruben Fleischer and screenwriter Will Beall have discarded a great real-life story (uncovered by journalist Paul Lieberman in his book of the same name) and given us an overblown comic strip instead.

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    Oscar Watch: Long Shots 'End of Watch,' 'Middle of Nowhere,' 'The Grey' Return to Theaters UPDATED

    Open Road is reopening David Ayer's powerful must-see LA cop drama "End of Watch" for awards consideration nationally on December 7. The IFC Center is also bringing back November 30 Ava DuVernay's smart, elegantly shot and well-acted "Middle of Nowhere."

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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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