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Film: Sicario

This looks good. I have written in the past about the brutality of the drug war in Mexico, and the all out warfare that the cartels conduct against one another. Finally it looks like Hollywood is willing to go down south and explore this brutality. The director is Denis Villeneuve and his work is pretty intense.

The film will be in theaters September 18, 2015 and it will star Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber and Jon Bernthal. It has already shown in the Cannes Film Festival and it did really well. –Matt



Website for the film here.

In Mexico, SICARIO means hitman.

In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs.

Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past [Benicio Del Toro], the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.

A Lionsgate presentation, a Black Label Media presentation, a Thunder Road production, a Denis Villeneuve film.

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Bounties: Reward For Info On Sgt. Kenneth Vann’s Death Raised To $127,000, Texas

Rest in peace to the fallen, and my heart goes out to the friends and family of officer Kenneth Vann. This death is of particular concern because there is some speculation that this murder was committed by a sicario from one of the cartels…’in the US’.  That is not confirmed yet, and we will see where it goes. It definitely has all of the elements of a cartel hit.

The other thing I wanted to bring up is that this bounty or reward has multiple funding sources.  But if you go to Crime Stoppers, or call them at 244-STOP, that is how you can turn the guy in anonymously and collect the reward.(I noticed they are using Tip Submit, and that is a good move) Crime Stoppers is becoming quite the tool for crime fighting, and I certainly hope someone comes forward with some information about this. Let’s catch this bastard. –Matt

Reward For Info On Vann’s Death Raised To $127K
FBI Offering $50,000, In Addition To $77,000 Already Raised
May 31, 2011
With the addition of $25,000 from San Antonio lawyer Wayne Wright, and $50,000 from the FBI the reward for information on the shooting death of Bexar County sheriff’s Sgt. Kenneth Vann has reached $127,000.
A nearly 25-year law enforcement veteran with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, Vann was ambushed and killed about 2 a.m. Saturday as he waited at a traffic light at Loop 410 and Rigsby Road on his way to a call.
The men fired multiple shots shattering the deputy’s passenger window and killing him, Deputy Chief Dale Bennett said.

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