The aesthetics of a found footage movie -- a narrative designed to look like a documentary shot by the characters onscreen -- often lend absurd concepts a sense of realism they otherwise wouldn't have. The found footage aesthetics of the new cop movie 'End of Watch' have the opposite effect. The characters and their world look and sound authentic -- but the way those characters and their world are presented looks completely artificial. The nonfiction-style presentation feels like the most fictional part.
It feels like 'End of Watch' is one of those movies that's been silently brewing and slowly been capturing everyone's attention. Once the first trailer came out, our interest perked up. There's nothing like a good old fashioned cop movie to tickle our fancy. Now there's a brand new poster and we only have a couple of words to say: bring on the crime drama.
During the past few years we've been getting used to watching Jake Gyllenhaal play the nice guy - the mainly kind-hearted hero who fights for the greater good. Let us not forget that aside from 'October Sky', Gyllenhaal first impressed audiences with his complex and dark role in the cult favorite 'Donnie Darko'. Now we get to see him stretch out those acting chops once again with the The Shoes' latest music video, 'Time To Dance'.
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is one of the hottest actors at the moment, and we're not talking physically. Warner Bros Pictures and Dark Castle has their eye on the 'Source Code' actor, hoping that they'll get him to replace Dominic Cooper in the lead role for their latest movie 'Motor City.' Albert Hughes is set to direct the picture off of the script written by Chad St. John.