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Ryan Reynolds murders for his pets in the first trailer for The Voices

01.08.2015

You may have heard of writer-director Marjane Satrapi's film PERSEPOLIS, based on her autobiographical graphic novel. The animated film was nominated for several awards and seemed to herald Satrapi as a new voice in filmmaking. Her first live action film, THE VOICES, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last year to mediocre reviews. Now, we have the first trailer for the film before it hits on demand next month.

Starring Ryan Reynolds, Anna Kendrick, Gemma Arterton, and Jacki Weaver, THE VOICES seems like the type of film that would be getting a wider release. That is until you realize the movie features talking animals and decapitated heads.

Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is an upbeat man with a sugary view of the world. He is also mentally ill, and has been avoiding taking his prescribed anti-psychotic medication. He hallucinates that his cat is telling him to be a serial killer, while his dog argues against the cat and insists that he is good. When Jerry starts reluctantly taking his medication again, he starts experiencing brief moments of lucidity in which he realizes that the reality of his life is already far more violent than he had perceived it to be.

I cannot say that THE VOICES looks like a great movie, but it definitely looks like a black comedy that would play better at home than in a movie theater. I think Ryan Reynolds is a likeable actor. I also think he gets shit on way too much. This may not be the best work of his career but it definitely doesn't look like anything else I have seen. For that, I will give it a shot.

THE VOICES opens in limited release and On Demand beginning February 6, 2015.

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12:00PM on 01/09/2015
This looks really entertaining. Will definitely see.
This looks really entertaining. Will definitely see.
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10:08PM on 01/08/2015
Can't wait to see this. Big fan of the three leads and dogs in general. And of people murdering and being murdered. In movies.
Can't wait to see this. Big fan of the three leads and dogs in general. And of people murdering and being murdered. In movies.
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8:55PM on 01/08/2015
Lets give it some points since Reynolds is trying his hardest to 'act'
Lets give it some points since Reynolds is trying his hardest to 'act'
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10:21PM on 01/08/2015
Buried?
Buried?
11:34PM on 01/08/2015
Buried, Paper Man, Smokin' Aces, Adventureland, Chaos Theory, and Fireflies in the Garden were all films he was terrific in (when it comes to dramatic roles).
Buried, Paper Man, Smokin' Aces, Adventureland, Chaos Theory, and Fireflies in the Garden were all films he was terrific in (when it comes to dramatic roles).
8:00PM on 01/08/2015
Looks like a really good, 'out there' dark comedy. Huge fan of Reynolds and am glad to see him stretching his acting muscle a bit more with a film and subject matter of this kind.

Plus, it has Anna Kendrick and Gemma Arterton in it. What's not to love here?
Looks like a really good, 'out there' dark comedy. Huge fan of Reynolds and am glad to see him stretching his acting muscle a bit more with a film and subject matter of this kind.

Plus, it has Anna Kendrick and Gemma Arterton in it. What's not to love here?
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3:35PM on 01/08/2015

Dog = Good - Cat = Evil

and the oscar for the cliche of the year goes to...

seriously guys ? in 2015 ?
and the oscar for the cliche of the year goes to...

seriously guys ? in 2015 ?
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9:04PM on 01/08/2015
It is true though. May be biased because I'm a dog person.
It is true though. May be biased because I'm a dog person.
10:06PM on 01/08/2015
Why would you give out an "Of The Year" award in January?
Why would you give out an "Of The Year" award in January?
9:42AM on 01/09/2015
If Dog = Good - Cat = Evil, then Dog =Evil. The question remains, though, what is the value of Good minus Cat. Since Dog = Good - Cat, this also means that Dog can't be 100% good, which makes sense since Dog = Evil. Cat must be > Zero. If Cat were Zero, then Good = Evil. That may sound ridiculous on the surface, but underneath it is quite interesting and questions the nature of Good and Evil. Are they are simply constructs of humanity or are they wholly natural qualities?

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If Dog = Good - Cat = Evil, then Dog =Evil. The question remains, though, what is the value of Good minus Cat. Since Dog = Good - Cat, this also means that Dog can't be 100% good, which makes sense since Dog = Evil. Cat must be > Zero. If Cat were Zero, then Good = Evil. That may sound ridiculous on the surface, but underneath it is quite interesting and questions the nature of Good and Evil. Are they are simply constructs of humanity or are they wholly natural qualities?

Profound post, my friend.
11:12AM on 01/09/2015
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