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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'End of Watch' and More

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This week: Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena star as two LAPD partners that unwittingly make themselves targets of a dangerous drug cartel in the gritty, violent police drama "End of Watch."

Also new this week is the controversial Southern-fried drama "The Paperboy" starring Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron and Matthew McConaughey, as well as the raunchy-sweet chick flick "For a Good Time, Call …" featuring a breakout performance by funny lady Ari Graynor. Get More »

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GALLERY: Cops, Crooks and Stars at 'End of Watch' Premiere

The red carpet sure beats the mean streets!

Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick and other famous flatfoots were booked for the Hollywood premiere of "End of Watch," the latest gritty cop drama from gritty cop drama expert, David Ayer. No one dared break any laws with all of these ... celebrities around.

Check out our collection of pics from the premiere and get yourself assigned to "End of Watch" when it hits theaters on Sept. 21.

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena Get Tough in 'End of Watch' Trailer


You'll forget all about Donnie Darko and his invisible rabbit friend when you check out this trailer for Jake Gyllenhaal's new movie "End of Watch." Sporting a bald dome and a buff look, Gyllenhaal is just another cop on a tough beat in Los Angeles with his best friend and partner, played by Michael Pena.

Officers Taylor (Gyllenhaal) and Zavala (Pena) are having a normal day just looking for "dope, money, and guns" when they stumble onto a huge amount of gold and jewelry, including what looks like a gold-plated machine gun. Whaaaat?! Get More »

Wes Bentley Moves from 'Hunger Games' to 'Chavez'

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There's pretty much nothing Hollywood loves more than a comeback, which is why it's no surprise that Hollywood is loving Wes Bentley right now. (And, we gotta say, we're loving him too.)

The "American Beauty" star, who nearly fell off the Tinseltown grid due to a drug addiction only to resurface as the all-powerful Seneca Crane in "The Hunger Games," has landed yet another stellar role — this time in "Chavez." Get More »

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Michael Peña Lands Lead in Cesar Chavez Biopic

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Michael Peña, the dark and handsome thesp most recently seen in comedies like "Observe and Report" and "30 Minutes or Less," is returning to his (more) dramatic roots.

He just landed the lead role in the upcoming Cesar Chavez biopic, the brainchild of Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal and Pablo Cruz. (In other words, a lot of big players are throwing their hats in this ring).

According to Collider, Peña joins America Ferrera, who will play the revolutionary's wife, and Rosario Dawson, who will portray Dolores Huerta, Chavez's partner in activism and co-founder of what eventually became the United Farm Workers. Wonder if those two gals ever bumped heads. Just sayin'. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Collider

'Turbo' Powers Up With Snoop Dogg, Giamatti, Jackson and More

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DreamWorks is flying high after announcing the a impressive, star-studded voice cast for its latest animated adventure, "Turbo."

So, just how A-list are we talking? Let's see, the lineup currently includes: Snoop Dogg, Paul Giamatti, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Pena, Luis Guzman (seriously, that guy is in everything these days!), Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz and Kurtwood Smith.

Exhale now. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Anna Kendrick Gets Serious for Cop Drama 'End of Watch'

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Anna Kendrick's career has been rockin' since 2008's first "Twilight," and the Oscar nominee shows no signs of slowing down.

In between being Bella's BFF Jessica Stanley in the fangy franchise, she's racking up to-die-for roles in films like "Up in The Air," "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," and the upcoming cancer comedy "50/50." She even snagged herself an Oscar nod for Best Supporting Actress for role in "Up in The Air." With "Rapture-Palooza" on the way and voice work for "ParaNorman" in the can, Kendrick isn't wasting any time lining up her newest gig.

Right now, it looks like that honor will go to "End of Watch," a drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as two cops who "confront marriage, love, fatherhood and the harsh realities of the Los Angeles streets" together. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Variety

Michael Pena Recruited By the 'Gangster Squad'

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The hunt for notorious gangster Mickey Cohen just got a new hunter.

Michael Pena is the latest recruit to "Gangster Squad," a chronicle of the LAPD's fight to keep the mafia out of the City of Angels during the 1940s, according to Heat Vision.

Pena joins Josh Brolin as John O'Mara, one of the few L.A. cops not on the take, and Ryan Gosling as Jerry Wooters, a good cop who loves the bachelor life (natch).

The main target of the Gangster Squad is Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn), a charismatic but completely cuckoo boxer-turned-mobster whose penchant for random violence has gotten completely out of hand.

Michael Pena is a professional scene-stealer whose impressive credits include "World Trade Center," "Million Dollar Baby" and "Observe and Report." He recently appeared in both "Battle: Los Angeles" and "The Lincoln Lawyer" and will next be seen in "30 Minutes or Less" with his "Eastbound and Down" pal, Danny McBride.

"Gangster Squad" also reunites Pena with his "30 Minutes or Less" director, Ruben Fleischer. From comedy to crime... why not?

We've said it before, we'll say it again -- "Gangster Squad" sounds like it could be the movie that Michael Mann's "Public Enemies" unfortunately wasn't. Make it so, boys!

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Heat Vision

Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife, ‘Battle: Los Angeles’ Trailer Blowin’ Up Errbody Out There!

Aaron Eckhart in "Battle: Los Angeles"

Seems like every cynical New Yorker's dream is about to come true: Los Angeles is gettin' all blowed up by aliens!

Columbia Pictures just dropped the shiny new trailer for its big budget sci fi flick "Battle: Los Angeles" on Apple Trailers, and it promises all the carnage and destruction a growing boy or girl needs. The film features Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, and the incredible Michael Peña (all fans of "Eastbound and Down" know he loves to racism, bro). Get More »

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