Coming Soon Trailers: Murder In The Park, Felt, Max

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 Coming Soon Trailers

feltNot sure what to watch this weekend? Well here at Deluxe Video we sift through all the trailers of the upcoming movies and tell you what to watch and what to avoid. Because we care about your time, loyal reader…and perhaps because nothing is as much fun as righteous anger when a trailer fails to deliver the goods!

Since we covered Ted 2 on The Coming Thing, I’d like to direct your attention to some lesser known limited releases

 

Felt

Felt follows Amy, a victim of sexual assault and misogyny. Amy is shown to be a quirky girl who deals with her traumatic past through a series of alter egos that she literally creates out of whole cloth, hence the title of the film. An art house horror film that tackles the rape culture topic in a most bizarre and unique way, and which is sure to inspire some emotion and hard conversations.

Felt looks like an ambitious and heavy project, and perhaps one of the most interesting films of the year. However I fear this could turn out to be another rape-revenge slasher flick that leans a little preachy on its message.

When to see it: VOD.

Murder In The Park

Murder In The Park is a tale about America’s judicial system, self-serving journalism, and why to hate college kids.

In 1999 Anthony Porter was freed thanks to the investigative efforts of a Northwestern University journalism class…despite the fact Porter actually committed the crime. This documentary sets out to show how Northwestern professor David Protess had his students prove Porter’s innocence at any cost, including sending an innocent man to jail,  as a way of combating the death penalty in Illinois.

I love documentaries and this looks to be a doozy, the Porter case is a fine example of how dysfunctional our legal system and mainstream media can be.

When to see it: Good luck finding a theatre that plays a documentary. Catch it on VOD after visiting your local college coffee shop to fill up on caffeine and rage.

Max

Max, a dog that served in Afghanistan, is found homeless and suffering from PTSD after his owner dies in the war. Max is adopted by the deceased soldier’s family and his little brother attempts to connect with the dog.

If they were pressing the "Patriotism" button any harder, the damn poster would play the national anthem when you looked at it.
If they were pressing the “Patriotism” button any harder, the damn poster would play the national anthem whenever you looked at it.

I’m a dog lover, I own two mastiffs and I really want to like this film…but it looks like the usual hokey family fare.  Boaz Yakin, the director and producers of Max, is mostly known for Remember the Titans, another feel-good flick starring underdogs…and Marley and Me, a smarmy flick starring a real dog.  Max just doesn’t look like it’s bringing anything new to the table.

When to see it: If Rin Tin Tin plus American Sniper is your thing then by all means, but I’d pass.

 

 

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