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 Post subject: Film: Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik)
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 8:31 pm 
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Cast: Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, Sam Shepherd, Ray Liotta

Story: Based off of George V. Higgins novel, "Cogan's Trade", Jackie Cogan (Pitt) is a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that went down during a mob-protected poker game.




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 Post subject: Re: Film: Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik)
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Hey y'all, watch the trailer right here:

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/ ... t-20120801

Looks great!


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 Post subject: Re: Film: Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik)
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 Post subject: Re: Film: Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik)
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Nice.

I'm not always an automatic fan of the gangster/crime genre films, but the cast is outstanding, and the trailer is really well done. I'll absolutely see this. This could be a gold mine for performances.

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 Post subject: Re: Film: Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik)
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From what I hear it's quite the slow, dialogue driven movie. That's just fine by me. Anything to deceive and upset the average American movie going public.



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I Hail Randy Moss wrote:
Anything to deceive and upset the average American movie going public.

i'm with you there. it's the main reason i was a fan of Tree of Life.

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it is no small source of irony that the I Hail Randy Moss account's enthusiasm for velour makes it decidedly American-movie-going-public-chic

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thodoks wrote:
it is no small source of irony that the I Hail Randy Moss account's enthusiasm for velour makes it decidedly American-movie-going-public-chic


I gotta be honest. Sometimes I have no idea what the fuck you're talking about.


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I Hail Randy Moss wrote:
thodoks wrote:
it is no small source of irony that the I Hail Randy Moss account's enthusiasm for velour makes it decidedly American-movie-going-public-chic


I gotta be honest. Sometimes I have no idea what the fuck you're talking about.

fad hominem

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 Post subject: Re: Film: Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik)
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I'm looking forward to seeing this, despite the knitting reference


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 Post subject: Re: Film: Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik)
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is there a way to explain that thodoks post and still have tact?


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 Post subject: Re: Film: Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik)
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Terrible title though.


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 Post subject: Re: Film: Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik)
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not that great. I like the two dudes that hold the heist in the beginning of the film but they are not as much a part of it later on. pretty tweed IHRM stuff really.


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I didnt care for it that much myself. Nice last line from Pitt.


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 Post subject: Re: Film: Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik)
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yeah that was pretty good. did you like the assassination of jesse james?


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 Post subject: Re: Film: Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik)
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Dev wrote:
yeah that was pretty good. did you like the assassination of jesse james?



Despite Jesse James being long-winded at times, it's one of my favorites of the last 10 years. Probably one of the better character driven dramas I've seen.


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 Post subject: Re: Film: Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik)
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I'm going to go against you guys, because I thought it was really great. not very spoilery, but basically I say that the camerawork is playful and I like how it builds scenes:
Spoiler: show
I was really expecting the two guys at the start to fuck up the heist, either by shooting the wrong guy or by getting shot or whatever, and when they didn't I was really surprised. I loved how willing the movie was to slow down during its most intense scenes, and to look at how the social aspect of this little criminal world works. Maybe it was because of the triple (at least) overlap of actors, but it felt a little like a really great episode of The Sopranos.

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