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Review: Killing Them Softly

[This review was originally posted in October to coincide with the UK release of Killing Them Softly. It has been reposted to coincide with the US release of the film.] Killing Them Softly currently holds a 95% 'Fresh' rating at Rotten Toma...

 
 
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Making of clip: Killing Them Softly

My exposure to Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly has mostly been limited to a single trailer and Xander's review from a month or so ago. In a nutshell, he didn't like it very much, and his reasoning was sound enough that I hav...

 
 
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Trailer: World War Z

World War Z (or World Warz, to be X-treme) is an adaptation of Max Brooks's World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, but I don't remember the book being this dull. Maybe it's because zombies are so played out (and done better recent...

 
 
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Trailer: Killing Them Softly

The trailer for Andrew Dominik's (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) latest film, Killing Them Softly, has come out. Premiering at this year's Cannes, the film adaptation of George V. Higgins' Cogan's Trade st...

 
 
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World War Z doing seven weeks of reshoots

Reshooting is a common part of the blockbuster production process, but it's rare for any movie to require more than a week or two at most. So when it is revealed that the adaptation of Max Brooks' zombie epic, World War Z, is undergoing a f...

 
 
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Clip & poster for Killing Them Softly starring Brad Pitt

In Killing Them Softly, Brad Pitt stars as a mob enforcer who's tasked with investigating the robbery of a high-stakes poker game. The tracking shot in the clip above makes this movie feel to me like an energetically violent movie. Sadly, ...

 
 
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World War Z may be the start of a trilogy

The Brad Pitt-helmed World War Z adaptation has seen ups and downs over the past couple years. It's a little astounding that it's actually going to hit its December 21st, 2012 release date, to be honest. However, it may not be the last we s...

 
 
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Pitt, Clooney, Mara, Gosling depict film villains for NYT

For this year's Hollywood issue of the New York Times Magazine, artist Alex Prager has created videos of 13 stars depicting iconic film villains. There's an accompanying photo series by Prager as well. Some of these are very specific: ...

 
 
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Movie Debate to the Death! Favorite Brad Pitt film?

In the previous debate I asked everyone what their favorite Ryan Gosling film was. Even though Drive had only been out for a week it was still long enough for Drive to take the trophy! Here are the results for films that received more than ...

 
 
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Review: Moneyball

[I discuss the conclusion of the film in general terms in this review that may spoil some things but it's based on reality, people. Life spoiled the ending long before I did.] Sports movies. No matter how you feel about sports its almost im...

 
 




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