ScreenCrush and GuySpeed are partnering up for a weekly DVD giveaway. This week, we're offering up a copy of 'End of Watch,' the Jake Gyllenhaal- and Michael Pena-starring cop flick about two LAPD partners who encounter the greatest criminal forces they've ever faced.
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It's expected that box office numbers go up on Sunday afternoon. By that point, the estimates tend to be pretty accurate and if there is a difference come Monday morning, it's negligible. Not so today. Three new releases are nearly deadlocked as I write this and we won't know until sometime tomorrow who will actually be one top. We shall update accordingly. Anyway, here's where we stand right now.
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.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena look to get more than they bargained for in 'End of Watch,' the David Ayer-directed film about two cops facing the wrath of a drug cartel. Now there's a NSFW red-band trailer for the movie.
The Comic-Con 2012 Open Road panel showcased two upcoming movies -- 'End of Watch,' starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena; and 'Silent Hill: Revelations 3D,' starring Adelaide Clemens and Kit Harington -- and featuring world premiere footage of both.
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.
This trailer knows just who to pander to. Are you a fan of 'Training Day'? How about 'The Fast and the Furious'? Well, if you like those things and Jake Gyllenhaal, the 'End of Watch' trailer will hit your sweet spot.