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By ROGER MOORE #Z30(&3.003& McClatchy Newspapers .D$MBUDIZ/FXTQBQFST
he writer of "Training Day" and IFXSJUFSPGi5SBJOJOH%BZwBOE "Harsh Times" brings us more cop i)BSTI5JNFTwCSJOHTVTNPSFDPQ movie grit with "End of Watch," NPWJFHSJUXJUIi&OEPG8BUDI w a vivid series of impressionistic BWJWJETFSJFTPGJNQSFTTJPOJTUJD sketches of a year in the lives of two TLFUDIFTPGBZFBSJOUIFMJWFTPGUXP Los Angeles police officers. -PT"OHFMFTQPMJDFPGmDFST These aren't the corrupt cops writ5IFTFBSFOUUIFDPSSVQUDPQTXSJU er-director David Ayer built his name FSEJSFDUPS%BWJE"ZFSCVJMUIJTOBNF on. They're just patrolmen, in a famPO5IFZSFKVTUQBUSPMNFO JOBGBN ily of officers - sometimes heroic, often cocky, occasionally JMZPGPGmDFSToTPNFUJNFTIFSPJD PGUFODPDLZ PDDBTJPOBMMZ miscalculating. And in telling their stories episodically, with NJTDBMDVMBUJOH"OEJOUFMMJOHUIFJSTUPSJFTFQJTPEJDBMMZ XJUI a rhythm that builds suspense slowly, Ayer gets at the level BSIZUINUIBUCVJMETTVTQFOTFTMPXMZ "ZFSHFUTBUUIFMFWFM of trust they have to have for one another and the meaning PGUSVTUUIFZIBWFUPIBWFGPSPOFBOPUIFSBOEUIFNFBOJOH of that old cop movie cliche - "He took a bullet for me." PGUIBUPMEDPQNPWJFDMJDIFoi)FUPPLBCVMMFUGPSNFw Brian Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Mike Zavala (Michael #SJBO5BZMPS +BLF(ZMMFOIBBM BOE.JLF;BWBMB .JDIBFM Pena) may be young, but they've been partners so long 1FOB NBZCFZPVOH CVUUIFZWFCFFOQBSUOFSTTPMPOH they're like an old married couple - comically bickering, UIFZSFMJLFBOPMENBSSJFEDPVQMFoDPNJDBMMZCJDLFSJOH teasing, picking at each other's sore spots. Brian is the UFBTJOH QJDLJOHBUFBDIPUIFSTTPSFTQPUT#SJBOJTUIF single one, the ambitious one. He wants to make detective. TJOHMFPOF UIFBNCJUJPVTPOF)FXBOUTUPNBLFEFUFDUJWF He's willing to take a shortcut or two to get there. )FTXJMMJOHUPUBLFBTIPSUDVUPSUXPUPHFUUIFSF Mike is more blue collar - happily married, a father, .JLFJTNPSFCMVFDPMMBSoIBQQJMZNBSSJFE BGBUIFS happy to be where he is in the force. But the uniform hasn't IBQQZUPCFXIFSFIFJTJOUIFGPSDF#VUUIFVOJGPSNIBTOU taken the chip off his shoulder. Call him the wrong name UBLFOUIFDIJQPGGIJTTIPVMEFS$BMMIJNUIFXSPOHOBNF Please see'END,' PageE19 Gc\Xj\j\\Âˇ3<2Â¸GX^\<(0
REVIEW I<M@<N "END OF WATCH," starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Âľ3<2=4E/B16ÂśabO``W\U8OYS5gZZS\VOOZ;WQVOSZ>S\O Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera, Natalie Martinez and Cody /\\O9S\R`WQY/[S`WQO4S``S`O<ObOZWS;O`bW\ShO\R1]Rg Horn. Directed by David Ayer. Rated R for strong violence, 6]`\2W`SQbSRPg2OdWR/gS`@ObSR@T]`ab`]\UdW]ZS\QS some disturbing images, pervasive language including a][SRWabc`PW\UW[OUSa^S`dOaWdSZO\UcOUSW\QZcRW\U sexual references, and some drug use. Running time: 1:49 aSfcOZ`STS`S\QSaO\Ra][SR`cUcaS@c\\W\UbW[S(("'
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"DREDD 3D" (R) 0:35) Stars Karl Âľ2@322!2Âś@(!#AbO`a9O`Z Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey and C`PO\=ZWdWOBVW`ZPg:S\O6SORSgO\R Rachel Wood. Directed by Pete Travis. In @OQVSZE]]R2W`SQbSRPg>SbSB`OdWa7\ a violent, futuristic city where the police OdW]ZS\bTcbc`WabWQQWbgeVS`SbVS^]ZWQS have the authority to act as judge, jury VOdSbVSOcbV]`Wbgb]OQbOaXcRUSXc`g and executioner, a cop teams up with a O\RSfSQcbW]\S`OQ]^bSO[ac^eWbVO trainee to take down a gang that deals a b`OW\SSb]bOYSR]e\OUO\UbVObRSOZaO reality-altering drug. `SOZWbgOZbS`W\UR`cU Opening at: Cinemagic Grand (South =^S\W\UOb(1W\S[OUWQ5`O\RA]cbV Portland) Fri-Sun (all 3D) 11:50, 2,4:20, >]`bZO\R4`WAc\OZZ!2(# "( 7, 9:30 Mon-Wed (all 3D) 2,"( 4:20, 7, 9:30; %'(!;]\ESROZZ!2 %'(!) Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed 12:10,2:15,4:35 1W\S[OUWQAOQ]4`WESR ( (#"(!# (3D), 7, 9:15 (3D); Cinemagic Westbrook !2%'(#!2)1W\S[OUWQESabP`]]Y Fri-Wed (all 3D) 12:10, 7:20, 4`WESROZZ!2 ( 2:35,4:50, (!#"(#%( 9:40; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:40,4:15 '(")0`c\aeWQY4`WESR(""(# (3D), 7 (3D), 10 (3D) !2%!2!2 "END OF WATCH" (R) (1:49) Stars Jake Âľ3<2=4E/B16Âś@("'AbO`a8OYS Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick 5gZZS\VOOZ;WQVOSZ>SÂƒO/\\O9S\R`WQY and America Ferrera. Directed by David O\R/[S`WQO4S``S`O2W`SQbSRPg2OdWR Ayer. Two young officers are marked for /gS`Be]g]c\U]TÂżQS`aO`S[O`YSRT]` death after confiscating a small cache of RSObVOTbS`Q]\ÂżaQObW\UOa[OZZQOQVS]T money and firearms from the members \SgO\RÂż`SO`[aT`][bVS[S[PS`a of a notorious cartel, during a routine ]TO\]b]`W]caQO`bSZRc`W\UO`]cbW\S traffic stop. b`OTÂżQab]^ Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) =^S\W\UOb(<WQYSZ]RS]\>]`bZO\R Fri-Wed 1:45,4:30, 7:20, 9:40; Windham 5 4`WESR("#"(!%( '(")EW\RVO[# Star Fri 4:15, 7, 9:20 Sat 1:20, 4:15, 7, AbO`4`W"(#%'( AOb( "(#% 9:20 Sun 1:20, 4:15, 7 Mon-Wed 4:15, 7; '( Ac\( "(#%;]\ESR"(#%) Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Wed 1:45,4:15, <]`RWQO4`SS^]`b4`WESR("#"(# 7:20,9:40; Cinemagic Grand (South %( '(")1W\S[OUWQ5`O\RA]cbV Portland) Fri-Sun 11:40, 2:20,4:50, 7:30,10 >]`bZO\R4`WAc\(" ( "(#%(! Mon-Wed 2:20, 4:50, 7:30,10; Cinemagic ;]\ESR ( "(#%(!)1W\S[OUWQ Saco Fri-Wed 12:05, 7:05, 9:25; AOQ]4`WESR (# 2:25,4:45, ( #"("#%(#'( #) Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Wed 12:30, 1W\S[OUWQESabP`]]Y4`WESR (! 3:30, 7:10, 9:50; Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed !(!%('(#)0`c\aeWQY4`WESR 1:55,4:30,7:20,9:55 (##"(!%( '(## "HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET" Âľ6=CA3/BB633<2=4B63AB@33BÂś (PG-13) (1:41) Stars Jennifer Lawrence, >5!("AbO`a8S\\WTS`:Oe`S\QS Elisabeth Shue, Max Thieriot and Gil 3ZWaOPSbVAVcS;OfBVWS`W]bO\R5WZ Bellows. Directed by Mark Tonderai. A 0SZZ]ea2W`SQbSRPg;O`YB]\RS`OW/ mother and daughter move to a new bVS`O\RROcUVbS`dSb]O\Se town and find themselves living next door b]e\O\RÂż\RbVS[aSZdSaZWdW\U\SfbR]]` to a house where a young girl murdered b]OV]caSeVS`SOg]c\UUW`Z[c`RS`SR her parents. When the daughter befriends VS`^O`S\baEVS\bVSROcUVbS`PST`WS\Ra the surviving son, she learns the story is bVSac`dWdW\Ua]\aVSZSO`\abVSab]`gWa far from over. TO`T`]dS` Opening at: Windham 5 Star Fri 4:05, =^S\W\UOb(EW\RVO[#AbO`4`W"(# 7:20, 9:35 Sat 1:25, 4:05, 7:20, 9:35 Sun %( '(!#AOb( #"(#%( '(!#Ac\ 7:20 Mon-Wed 4:05, 7:20; Nor(1:25,4:05, #"(#%( ;]\ESR"(#%( )<]` dica (Freeport) Fri-Wed 1:30,3:50, 7:10, RWQO4`SS^]`b4`WESR(!!(#%( 9:20; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) '( )1W\S[OUWQ5`O\RA]cbV>]`bZO\R Fri-Sun 11:40, 2,"( 4:20, 7, 9:20 Mon-Wed 4`WAc\(" %'( ;]\ESR 2,4:20, 7, 9:20; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Wed "( %'( )1W\S[OUWQAOQ]4`WESR 4:50, 7:10, 9:30; Cinemagic 12:20, ( 2:35, (!#"(#%('(!)1W\S[OUWQ Westbrook Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7, ESabP`]]Y4`WESR(# ("(!% 9:40; Brunswick 10 Fri-Sun 1:50, 2:10,4:40, '(")0`c\aeWQY4`WAc\(# ("(" 6:45, 7:35,10:05 Mon 2:10,4:40, 7:35, $("#%(!#(#;]\ ("("%(!# 10:05 Tues 2:15,4:40, 7:35,10:05 Wed 2:10, (#BcSa (#"("%(!#(#ESR ( 4:40, 7:35,10:05 "("%(!#(# "TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE" (PG-13) ÂľB@=C0:3E7B6B631C@D3Âś>5! (1:51) Stars Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, (#AbO`a1ZW\b3Oabe]]R/[g/RO[a John Goodman and Justin Timberlake. 8]V\5]]R[O\O\R8cabW\BW[PS`ZOYS Directed by Robert Lorenz. An ailing 2W`SQbSRPg@]PS`b:]`S\h/\OWZW\U baseball scout in his twilight years takes POaSPOZZaQ]cbW\VWabeWZWUVbgSO`abOYSa his daughter along for one last recruiting VWaROcUVbS`OZ]\UT]`]\SZOab`SQ`cWbW\U trip. b`W^ Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri=^S\W\UOb(<WQYSZ]RS]\>]`bZO\R4`W Wed 1:30,4:15, 7, 9:30; Windham 5 Star Fri ESR(!"(#%'(!)EW\RVO[#AbO`4`W 4:10, 6:50, 9:10 Sat 1,4:10, 6:50, "($(#'(AOb"($(# 9:10 Sun 1,4:10, 6:50 Mon-Wed 4:10, 6:50; '(Ac\"($(#;]\ESR"($(#) Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Wed 1, 3:30, 6:40, <]`RWQO4`SS^]`b4`WESR!(!$(" 9; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri')1W\S[OUWQ5`O\RA]cbV>]`bZO\R4`W
Please see MOVIES, PageE34 Gc\Xj\j\\;=D73AGX^\<*+
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