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Friday, November 30, 2012

In Theaters: KILLING THEM SOFTLY and THE COLLECTION

Killing Them Softly


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Official Synopsis: Three dumb guys who think they’re smart rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the enforcer hired to track them down and restore order. KILLING THEM SOFTLY also features Richard Jenkins (THE VISITOR), James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”), Ray Liotta (NARC), Scoot McNairy (MONSTERS), Ben Mendelsohn (ANIMAL KINGDOM), and Vincent Curatola (“The Sopranos”). Max Casella, Trevor Long, Slaine and Sam Shepard also make appearances. KILLING THEM SOFTLY is written for the screen and directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), and is based on the George V. Higgins novel, “Cogan’s Trade.”

Starring: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Sam Shepard, Scoot McNairy

Director: Andrew Dominik
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Running Time: 97 min.

Rating: R for violence, sexual references, pervasive language, and some drug use.

Critical Response:
  • Rottentomatoes: 78% (116 fresh, 32 rotten, score: 7.1/10).
  • Metacritic: 64 out of 100 (21 positive, 15 mixed, 2 negative).

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The Collection


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Official Synopsis: When Elena’s (Emma Fitzpatrick) friends take her to a secret party at an undisclosed location, she never imagined she would become the latest victim of The Collector, a psychopathic killer. The Collector kidnaps and transports her to an abandoned hotel he’s transformed into his own private maze of torture and death. Upon learning of his daughter’s disappearance, Elena’s wealthy father (Christopher McDonald) hires a group of mercenaries to retrieve her from the vicious grips of The Collector. These mercenaries coerce Arkin (Josh Stewart), the only man to have escaped the wrath of this heinous monster, to lead them through the gruesome labyrinth. Now, Arkin finds himself fighting for his own life in order to save Elena. “The Collection,” directed by Marcus Dunstan and written by Dunstan and Patrick Melton, is a suspense horror film with nonstop thrills at every turn, starring Josh Stewart (The Dark Knight Rises), Emma Fitzpatrick (The Social Network), and Christopher McDonald (Requiem for a Dream).

Starring: Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Christopher McDonald, Navi Rawat, Andre Royo, Lee Tergesen.

Director: Marcus Dunstan
Genre: Horror, Thriller

Running Time: 82 min.

Rating: R for strong bloody violence, grisly images, language and brief nudity.

Critical Response:
  • Rottentomatoes: 42% (14 fresh, 19 rotten, score: 4.3/10).
  • Metacritic: 38 out of 100 (2 positive, 7 mixed, 3 negative).