/Filmcast Ep. 209 – Killing Them Softly

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Dave, Devindra, and Adam discuss the prospects of a Justice League film, recount an evening with Christopher Nolan, and try to make sense of James Gunn’s humor.

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Final ‘Killing Them Softly’ Trailer

I know that you haven’t forgotten about Killing Them Softly, the new film from The Assassination of Jesse James director Andrew Dominik and star Brad Pitt. But just in case the November 30 release was in danger of slipping your mind, here’s one last trailer to act as a reminder.

There’s some new footage in here as the trailer traces the outline of a story in which Pitt plays a nuanced mob hitman who tracks Scoot McNairy and Ben Mendelsohn after they rob a mob-backed poker game. The whole thing has Dominik’s great touch, and the supporting cast, featuring the likes of Richard Jenkins and James Gandolfini, still looks great. Don’t expect this one to be your typical mob revenge movie, but if the cast and concept that come across here are appealing, you’ll probably be in good shape when the film opens in just over a week. Read More »

The first teaser trailer for A Good Day to Die Hard was a delightfully explosive bit of fun, but disappointingly, that energy doesn’t seem to have translated to the first teaser poster. Our first bit of print marketing for the action sequel tries to be striking in its simplicity, and merely ends up being bland. Doesn’t help that star Bruce Willis‘ face is so Photoshopped he’s tiptoeing right up against the border of Uncanny Valley, either.

Much more exciting are the badass new international poster for Django Unchained, and the Weinstein Co.’s latest batch of stylish onesheets for Killing Them Softly. Check ‘em all out after the jump.

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I quit watching this French trailer for Andrew Dominik‘s Killing Them Softly about half way through, after I saw a couple shots in a row that I realized I would have preferred to see first in the full feature.

Take that as an endorsement, of sorts. This might show you more than you want to see, but at the same time it is a good new trailer for Dominik’s film, with a respectable amount of new footage. If you just want to see more than you have of the film that features Brad Pitt as a mob enforcer hunting down two guys (Scoot McNairy and Ben Mendelsohn) who robbed a card game, then it’ll do the trick. Read More »

Loads of new posters have hit today, and the one that you see above is the fairly disappointing first image for Parker, which, as the pic suggests, stars Jason Statham as the title character. It’s a movie I’ve held some hope for, as it follows in a line of films (Point Blank, Full Contact, Ransom) that all adapt the same source material from crime novelist Donald E. Westlake‘s alter ego, Richard Stark.

Anyway, after the break you’ll find that full poster along with new stuff for Frankenweenie, Zero Dark Thirty, and three great images for the Brad Pitt and Andrew Dominik re-team Killing Them Softly. Read More »

Briefly: With Lawless not likely to do much for The Weinstein Company in the Oscar race, the company is relying upon Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master and Andrew Dominik‘s Killing Them Softly to do much of the heavy listing when it comes to earning awards and accolades. And while The Master starts to hit theaters this weekend, Dominik’s movie was set for a late October debut. No longer, as TWC has moved the film to November 19.  Read More »

Here’s the trailer for Andrew Dominik‘s new film, Killing Them Softly. We’ve been waiting to see more footage from this one, especially after the tease provided by the one previously released clip. The trailer shows two dumbasses (Scoot McNairy and Ben Mendelsohn) robbing a mob card game run by Ray Liotta, and how Richard Jenkins calls in a quiet enforcer, played by Brad Pitt, to track them down.

This footage looks fantastic, and I think anyone who’s been hungry to see Dominik’s long-awaited return to directing will be even more ready for the film after watching. There’s not much more to say; check it out below. Read More »

Briefly: This will put to rest any questions about Paul Thomas Anderson‘s new film The Master having a premiere (world or North American) at Fantastic Fest. Because the current report is that the film will hit theaters on a limited basis on September 14, and then begin a process of expansion the week following, on September 21. That’s right: you get to see a new PT Anderson film in six weeks.

Variety announced the film’s opening date, and notes that The Weinstein Company has also pushed Andrew Dominik‘s Killing Them Softly back to October 19. (So the two films have nearly swapped places.) This pits The Master against Finding Nemo 3D, Resident Evil: Retribution, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Liberal Arts, none of which are likely to deeply impact the presumed awards player’s opening. Dominik’s film goes up against Paranormal Activity 4, Alex Cross, Not Fade Away, and The Loneliest Planet.

If you haven’t yet seen the trailer for The Master, check it out here.

 

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