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    David Ayer Returns to Los Angeles Streets with Handheld 'End of Watch'; In Theaters September 28

    Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña's "End of Watch" will land in theaters September 28, through Open Road. Written and directed by David Ayer (writer-director of "Street Kings," "Harsh Times"; writer of "Training Day," "The Fast and the Furious&q...

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    Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Peña Will Go On 'End Of Watch' On Sept. 28th; 'On The Road' Hits U.K. Cinemas Sept. 21st

    If there's one thing David Ayer knows, it's cops. As a writer and/or director he's been behind "Training Day," "Dark Blue," "S.W.A.T." and now the upcoming "End Of Watch," which is getting ready for a fall release.

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    Kathryn Bigelow's 'Kill Bin Laden' Now Titled 'Zero Dark Thirty'; Production Greeted By Protests In India

    Well, the cameras are now rolling on Kathryn Bigelow's upcoming film in India, and the picture is already gaining controversy. Of course, there is still that ongoing (and pointless) Pentagon investigation about whether or not Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal were leaked classified documents, b...

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    Remember That Paul Potts Biopic? Harvey Weinstein Wants Katy Perry Or Adele To Play His Wife

    Does anyone still listen to Paul Potts? In case you forgot, he made a brief cultural splash a few years ago when he showed up on "Britain's Got Talent" and wowed audiences Susan Boyle-style, leading to a brief run of concerts and fame, before everyone moved to something else. But a mov...

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    Rihanna Is Armed, Dangerous & Staring Intently At Something In Her "Battleship" Character Poster

    She plays a weapons specialist in the movie, although, as already noted in past posts, she's also barely visible in all the trailers we've seen thus far, even though director Peter Berg has said that she has a very strong part in it.

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    Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson To Star In "Woman-In-Peril" Thriller "No Good Deed" For Rainforest Films

    In the video interview below (uploaded March 1, 20, producer Will Packer of Rainforest Films (the production house behind the upcoming relationship comedy Think Like A Man, and several other previous films like Takers) reveals that he's currently working on a thriller as the company...

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    Listen To Arcade Fire's "Abraham's Daughter" From The 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Plus First Clip From The Film

    With the word around the Twittersphere that "The Hunger Games" is tracking to be a "Twilight" sized hit with the potential to offer up the first $100 million weekend of 2012, anticipation couldn't be higher for the film. We know there are a lot of you out there who can't ...

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    Vin Diesel's "The Ropes" No Longer Web Series; Debuts On Netflix. Watch Season 1 Now

    I learned yesterday, not-so-long after I posted the promo art for it, that Vin Diesel's new web series with Fox Digital Entertainment, titled The Ropes - an original series about the lives of bouncers - is actually no longer a web series, and is now available on Netflix. You can stream it there ...

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    Win 'The Descendants' On DVD Plus Check Out The Book To Film Study Guide

    It has been a helluva run for "The Descendants." The return for filmmaker Alexander Payne not only earned critical raves, but it did remarkable business at the box office taking in over $150 million worldwide. And the industry sat up and took notice too, with the film earning numerous hono...

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    'Luther' Creator Neil Cross To Pen Sam Raimi Produced 'The Day Of The Triffids'

    John Wyndham's 1951 post-apocalyptic sci-fi-horror novel "The Day Of The Triffids" is a renowned classic. The story follows a scientist who has been working with lucrative plants called triffids -- tall plants with the deadly combination of intelligence and fatal aggression (which he b...

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