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Released in 2012, police thriller End Of Watch arguably marked a major turning point in writer-director David Ayer's career. While he'd directed films before, they hadn't received this level of critical acclaim or financial success - and with good reason. Featuring a great pair of performances from Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as a pair of cops cruising the mean streets of South Central Los Angeles, it was an engrossing, intense film, where death seemed to lurk at every turn.
Fury is something of a departure for Ayer, whose films, whether he wrote them (Training Day, Dark Blue, S.W.A.T) or wrote and directed them (Harsh Times, Street Kings). It leaves the streets of Los Angeles far behind for a bold and intensely visceral look at the final days of World War II, »
Director David Ayer made his directorial debut with his original screenplay Harsh Times. The gritty drama, starring Christian Bale and Freddy Rodriguez, which was released in the fall of 2006. Ayer garnered widespread acclaim and accolades for his hyper-realistic portrayal of life behind the blue line in End of Watch (2012). He moved to Los Angeles as a teenager and the experiences of his upbringing shaped much of his artistic vision and his inside knowledge and affection for the culture surrounding law enforcement can be seen throughout his work.
Ayer joined the United States Navy, where he served as sonar man aboard a nuclear attack submarine during the Cold War. After an honorable discharge, Ayer began writing. He wrote and was a co-producer on his “calling card” spec script Training Day, which became a hit film and garnered Denzel Washington an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Ayer also co-wrote the submarine thriller U-571, »
- Kellvin Chavez
Vampires have been and will always be a wonderful creature that runs through the pages of comic books, graphic novels and literary books, but these few stand out as some of the best of the lot. Of course choosing vampires in literature is always a daunting task, and as such, is entirely subjective.
Lestat de Lioncourt from Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. “The Brat Prince” has helped form what many see as the template for how a vampire should be in modern day fiction. His boldness, enthusiasm, defiance and charm has made him the iconic vampire of the 20th and 21st century. You can begin to read his exploits in the first book of the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice in ‘Interview With A Vampire‘.
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- Nikki Lyka
This is part 2 (part 1 Here) of an expanded article Clothes on Film editor Christopher Laverty wrote for men’s style resource Mr Porter analysing Michael Caine’s suits in The Italian Job. This post covers all the costumes he wore during the film.
We rejoin Charlie and his ragtag crew at the big meeting when the gang are all introduced to each other. It had to be a Doug Hayward moment and thankfully does not disappoint. In actual fact it is probably Michael Caine’s best fitting suit in the whole movie:
Dark blue worsted wool suit; double breasted jacket, wide peaked lapels, 6 on 2 fastening, slanted hip pockets, ticket pocket, high rear vents; white high collar medium spread shirt with double cuffs; narrow leg trousers; white silk necktie.
Odd to wear a white tie out of formal occasion or evening wear, but it works well as part of the ensemble. »
- Lord Christopher Laverty
Filmmaker David Ayer definitely has a thing for telling stories about law enforcement. While his career began writing the 2000 submarine drama U-571, his career since has exclusively filled with cop movies like Training Day, The Fast and the Furious, Dark Blue, S.W.A.T., Harsh Times and End of Watch. He'll finally be breaking this pattern later this year with the release of Fury, his passion project about a tank crew serving in World War II, but before that he'll be departing the genre with a bang, dropping the new film Sabotage - which has just released a brand new extended red band trailer over on IGN. Co-written by Ayer and X-Men Origins: Wolverine/A Good Day To Die Hard screenwriter Skip Woods (uh oh), the new movie follows the members of an elite DEA task force who not only have an exceptional work record together, but have bonded »
Open Road Films has landed on a March 28, 2014 theatrical release date for the action film Sabotage, moving the Arnold Schwarzenegger starrer up from its mid-April spot. Sabotage is the latest film from David Ayer, writer of U-571, The Fast and the Furious (2001), Training Day, Dark Blue, and S.W.A.T. Ayer also wrote and directed Harsh Times and End of Watch.
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6 items from 2014
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