Marvel’s first film of 2018 is all queued up so check out these fake spoilers…
Richard Linklater directs an all-star cast in the film “A Scanner Darkly”, the tale of an undercover cop in a futuristic, dystopian world, fighting on the front lines of the drug war, becoming a victim himself.
In the world the movie creates, we are only a few years down the road, in an America plagued by a dangerous new drug – Substance D. With the number of users growing and growing, the government instills a high-tech, rather invasive, security network, tracking phone calls, interpersonal interactions, and even recording you inside your home. Beyond this, they have developed a sophisticated informant network with undercover police officers, Keanu Reeves being one of them. It’s this element the action of the film revolves around – Reeves walking the line between cop and addict, the later taking over his world.
This week’s Trailer Tuesday hits close to home! It comes from our good friend and producer Patrick Reasonover at Ozymandias Pictures, which has just released the first trailer for their new documentary “Of Dogs and Men.” No, this is not a sequel, reboot or modern re-telling of “Of Mice and Men.” This is real life, people!
Given the first few seconds of this trailer, you might think you’re about to watch another PSA for abused dogs narrated by Sarah McLachlan — but we soon realize that this deals with something much more realistic and dangerous.
Several men and woman tell their testimonies of what happened in their individual situations. They emotionally describe the stories of how their dogs were shot by police officers during home “visits”…invasions?
Real footage shows instances where officers were using deadly force against the canines, but in self-defense? It almost seems to paint law enforcement in a negative light, but one man in particular vows “…there are two sides to every story.” Luckily, this comes in time to balance out the story so as not to come off as one-sided. The interviews and news footage continue to show us dramatic, yet unfortunately realistic, situations where these acts are violently committed against seemingly innocent animals. The ambiguous ending to the trailer leaves one wondering…who is in the wrong and can these acts be justified?