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Angel Has Fallen

Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment, Campbell Grobman Films, Eclectic Pictures, G-Base and Millennium Films present an R rated, 120 minute, Action film directed by Ric Roman Waugh, written by Robert Mark Kamen and Matt Cook with a theater release date of August 23, 2019.

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3 out of 4 paws

Shaft

Warner Bros. Pictures, Davis Entertainment, New Line Cinema, Khalabo Ink Society and Netflix present an R rated, 120 minute, Action, Comedy, Crime film directed by Tim Story, written by Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow with a theater release date of June 14, 2019.

Review written by Jon Patch with 2 out of 4 paws

White Boy Rick

Columbia Pictures, Studio 8, LBI Productions and Protozoa Pictures present an R rated, 110 minute, Crime, Drama film based on a true story and directed by Yann Demange, written by Andy Weiss and Logan Miller with a theatre release date of September 14, 2018.

Lionsgate, Black Label Media and Thunder Road Pictures present a 121 minute, R rated, Action, Crime, Drama, directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Taylor Sheridan with a theater release date of October 2, 2015.

Bleecker Street Media, Gail Katz Productions, MICA Entertainment and Material Pictures present PG-13, 114 minute, Biography, Drama, directed by Edward Zwick, screenplay by Steven Knight and story by Stephen J. Rivele with a theater release date of September 16, 2015.

Columbia Pictures, Atlas Entertainment and Annapurna Pictures present an R rated, 129 minute, crime, drama, directed by David O. Russell, written by Russell and Eric Singer with a release date of December 18, 2013.

Twentieth Century Fox Films, Chernin Entertainment and Dune Entertainment present an R rated, 117 minute, action, crime, comedy, directed by Paul Feig and written by Katie Dippold with a theater release date of June 28, 2013.

ASPCA provides care for nearly 100 dogs seized in federal dog fighting raid spanning
Missouri, Kansas, Texas


Kansas City, Mo.—At the request of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the United States Attorney’s Office, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), in conjunction with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and Henry County Sheriff’s Office, assisted in a multi-state, federal dog fighting raid in Missouri, Kansas and Texas this past weekend. The ASPCA managed the removal and transport of nearly 100 dogs involved in the investigation, and is overseeing forensic evidence collection, as well as the dogs’ veterinary care and sheltering.

A search warrant was executed Saturday night in Kansas, after the FBI raided a location suspected of holding a contract dog fight in north Texas. The ASPCA and other agencies, including the Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT), assisted in the seizure of the dogs. Two additional warrants were served Sunday morning for the removal of the dogs in Missouri.

Matt Bershadker, senior vice president of the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Group stated: “We are pleased to be able to assist federal, state and local agencies in such a massive investigation, and to safely bring the animals to our temporary shelter where they will receive much-needed care and treatment."

The dogs were transferred to a temporary shelter in an undisclosed location where they will receive veterinary care from the ASPCA’s medical team, led by Dr. Sarah Kirk, medical director of ASPCA Field Investigations and Response. The HSNT will manage the transport of dogs seized from the Texas investigation. Agencies assisting the ASPCA with the sheltering operation include: Wayside Waifs (Kansas City, Mo.); International Fund for Animal Welfare (Yarmouth Port, Mass.); Nebraska Humane Society (Omaha, Ne.); Humane Society of North Texas (Fort Worth, Texas); Dallas Animal Services (Dallas, Texas); Sumter Disaster Animal Response Team (Bushnell, Fla.); and Great Plains SPCA (Merriam, Kan.).

The ASPCA Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) team, assisting under the direction of the FBI, is collecting forensic evidence to be submitted for prosecution. The CSI team brings state-of-the-art forensics tools and expertise to crime scenes in order to strengthen cases. The ASPCA will also collect DNA samples from the dogs and submit them to Canine CODIS (Combined DNA Index System), the nation’s first criminal dog-fighting DNA database, which will help law enforcement agencies identify relationships between dogs and enable investigators to establish connections between breeders, trainers and dog fighting operators.

The ASPCA was contacted for assistance by the FBI and the Missouri State Highway Patrol in the criminal investigation, evidence collection, rescue and sheltering efforts of the case. The ASPCA has assisted local and federal authorities in previous dog fighting cases, including the largest dog fighting seizure in U.S. history in Missouri in 2009, and the following year established its Blood Sports unit to investigate dog fighting and cockfighting across the country.

Dog fighting is a felony in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Additional illegal activities are often connected with dog fighting, such as drug and weapons violations. Earlier this year, the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act was reintroduced in the U.S. Congress, which would make it a federal offense to attend an organized animal fight and impose additional penalties for bringing a minor to a fight. For more information on the ASPCA’s efforts to tackle animal fighting and to join the ASPCA Advocacy Brigade, please click here.

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Warner Bros. Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Malpaso Productions and Wintergreen Productions present an R rated, approximately 150 minute biography, drama directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Dustin Lance Black with a theatrical release date of November 11, 2011.

Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment in association with Relativity Media present a PG-13, 104 minute action, crime, comedy directed by Brett Ratner and written by Ted Griffin and Jeff Nathanson with a theatrical release date of November 4, 2011.