Apparently the holidays see an uptick in folks getting behind the wheel loaded up on booze.
A new public service announcement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration combats this swell in drunk driving with the future of law enforcement: RoboCop.
The PSA incorporates footage from February's RoboCop remake, showing quite a bit of Joel Kinnaman as the sleeker, faster title character. It also reveals that this RoboCop can a test a driver's blood-alcohol content before he pulls them over. RoboCopping isn't all big guns and catchphrases, people.
For all the confident lunacy featured in this Friday's 21 Jump Street, the film tackles an issue of great importance amongst today's youth. Though the film follows narcotics officers undercover to infiltrate a high school drug ring, the issue at stake here isn't drug abuse. No, it's even more dangerous: shoving your fingers down a friend's throat in order to make him vomit.
Though the movie is a comedy, stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum have taken the bold step of releasing a public service announcement advising us all, "In reality, finger-blasting another man's mouth is no laughing matter."
If you haven't effectively repressed the memory of medical dismemberment, psychotic breaking, imprisonment, and ass-to-ass, then you remember that Requiem for a Dream, apart from being an arbitrarily grueling cinematic experience, is a pretty effective argument against drug use. In the decade since his sophomore feature, director Darren Aronofsky has gone on to become a pretty big deal, and he's once again returned to world of drug addition with a series of four anti-meth PSAs. As you'd expect, given the horrific subject material and uncompromising director, all four are built to be as unsettling as possible while still airing on network television, providing a series of visceral, appropriately dramatic sampling of meth's effects.