The Silver Bullet ~ “End of Watch” Trailer

Synopsis: A drama centered on the long-term friendship and partnership between two cops.

Release Date:  September 28, 2012        

Thoughts:  This looks a little like Training Day, no?  It seems that every actor worth their salt needs to take a spin in a cop car and End of Watch seems to be Jake Gyllenhaal’s moment to do so.  I find myself having a tough time responding to yet another gritty cop drama and the trailer doesn’t do much to set it apart from other similar genre films.  The timing on this one seems right with an early fall release so it’s possible that coming out of a bombastic blockbuster summer audiences will be interested in a watch.  I’ll reserve some judgment until another trailer comes out but for now let’s just say I’m casually considering this.

The Silver Bullet ~ “Bag of Hammers” Trailer

Synopsis: A comedy about two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child, worn beyond his years; together they invent the family they’ve always needed.

Release Date:  TBA 2012

Thoughts: Indie movies have an uphill battle in this new generation of technology.  Nowadays, having indie-cred only goes so far and it’s the story you tell that will keep your audience interested.  I’m not quite sure Bag of Hammers is the movie you’ll be busting down the cinema door to see but there were enough interesting faces in this trailer to hold my attention.

The Silver Bullet ~ “Sound of My Voice” Trailer

Synopsis: A journalist and his girlfriend get pulled in while they investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future.

Release Date:  April 27, 2012

Thoughts:  I’m always on the look-out for indie thrillers because they seem to have a very go-for-broke attitude about them.  Most of them are a little raw around the edges but nearly all have a point of view and take chances that mainstream actors and studios won’t go for.  This looks like an interesting little paranoid thriller with a new age-y feel to it.  It’s always a benefit to using unknown actors in these types of film because it heightens the unexpectedness of the proceedings.  Without any pre-conceived notions as to who is good and who is bad you have more opportunities to be generally surprised if a movie has some especially good twists to it.   This could end up being a very run-of-the-mill outing but based on the trailer I’m interested in seeing where this one takes me.