Posts Tagged ‘End of Watch’

CoF Weekend Preview: No One Uses A Chair Like Eastwood

Friday, September 21st, 2012

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Welcome to The CoF Weekend Preview, here is a look at what’s opening this weekend. Check out our Fall & Holiday Movie Guide for the rest of the year’s releases.  Kevin’s The Review is getting a lot of buzz; we can’t wait to see what he does next.  KFC had an all new video for us today, check that out for certain.  If you’re hanging around this weekend I’ll be dropping another Sunday Soundtrack, hint: it’s Braveheart.

Trouble with the CurveRT (54%) – Trailer

All I will say about the incident with Clint Eastwood talking to an empty chair that has so many “box-office experts” claiming death for the movie is this: that sh*t was funny!  I watched it live and he had me convinced he was doing a run on Last Comic Standing.  So he gets a pass, it’s Eastwood people!  Saying that, this movie gets a “meh” rating on my radar; but I know CoF’s own Ryan will be seeing it because it has to do with baseball.  That guy would watch a documentary about the material they use to make the bases. [Ed. Note: He just emailed me and said "vinyl material son"]

DreddRT (77%) – Trailer

Well this is a surprise, a movie that on paper would sound very boring to me and has the misfortune of trying to get us to forget this monstrosity actually pulling in rave reviews and tracking a decent box office.  It’s also in 3D for all those people who like explosions to be in your face annoying.

End of WatchRT (86%) – Trailer

A cop buddy movie that looks great, this is actually going to be a really good weekend for seeing a movie, many options.  Read Ebert’s 4-star review here, he calls it one of the best police movies in years.

House at the End of the StreetRT (17%) – Trailer

I think I made my point when the trailer first hit:

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The City of Films Fall & Holiday Movie Guide 2012

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

fall movie guide

The 2012 summer movie season is over, so we focus now on our favorite time for movies, the fall and holiday season. The City of Films has put together a guide of all the films being released for the rest of the year. Join in on the dialogue on Facebook and Twitter.

Note: Dates are subject to change – CoF will keep it updated. Contact us for additions/changes.

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBERNOVEMBER & DECEMBER


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The Master  – September 14

Synopsis: A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future – until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams

Analysis: Paul Thomas Anderson is one of our best directors; his resume includes Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love and one of my favorite movies of all time, There Will Be Blood.  The Master is sure to be a controversial film and talk of the awards season.  Read – FOCUS: Paul Thomas Anderson’s THE MASTER.

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TODAY’S LINKS: Noah, Twilight, The World’s End, Transporter TV Series and More

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

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  • First look at Russell Crowe in Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH. [image]
  • New images from THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 [ew]
  • Rosamund Pike joins Edgar Wright;s THE WORLD’S END starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. [dailymail]
  • Keira Knightley set as lead opposite Chris Pine in JACK RYAN. [thr]
  • Mary Steenburgen joins LAST VEGAS. [comingsoon]
  • First trailer for Transporter: The Series. Why?  [collider]

Red Band Trailer for END OF WATCH Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena:

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The City of Films Fall & Holiday Movie Guide 2012

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

fall movie guide

The 2012 summer movie season is over, so we focus now on our favorite time for movies, the fall and holiday season. The City of Films has put together a guide of all the films being released for the rest of the year. Join in on the dialogue on Facebook and Twitter.

Note: Dates are subject to change – CoF will keep it updated. Contact us for additions/changes.

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBERNOVEMBER & DECEMBER


wreck-itWreck-It RalphNovember 2
Synopsis: The bad-guy character in a classic game who longs to be a hero brings trouble to his entire arcade after sneaking into a new first-person shooter game and unleashing a deadly enemy.
Director: Rich Moore
Stars: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah SilvermanAnalysis: Why hasn’t this idea been done already? It has so much potential with the inside jokes and nostalgia that we all want to see, or it won’t not do it enough so it needs a sequel. Let’s just hope they reference Iron Tank, best game ever.
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Trailer for END OF WATCH Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

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Here is the first trailer for End of Watch, which I was a little skeptical of as it uses the found-footage gimmick.  Saying that, it does seem to work pretty well here; who among us didn’t like watching COPS on TV back in the day?  Writer-director David Ayer (Dark Blue, Training Day) knows a thing or two about cop stories, so we are in good company there.

The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña, End of Watch opens September 28th.

A powerful story of family, friendship, love, honor and courage, End Of Watch stars Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as young Los Angeles police officers Taylor and Zavala as they patrol the city’s meanest streets of south central Los Angeles.

Giving the story a gripping, first-person immediacy, the action unfolds entirely through footage from the handheld HD cameras of the police officers, gang members, surveillance cameras, and citizens caught in the line of fire to create a riveting portrait of the city’s darkest, most violent corners, the cops who risk their lives there every day, and the price they and their families are forced to pay.

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