Killing Them Softly (2012)

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Killing Them Softly Release Date
November 30, 2012
Killing Them Softly Synopsis
Adapted from George V. Higgins novel and set in New Orleans, Coganís Trade follows professional enforcer, Jackie Cogan (Pitt), who investigates a heist that occurs during a high stakes, mob-protected, poker game. The film also features Scoot McNairy (Monsters), Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom), Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), with James Gandolfini, Vincent Curatola, Max Casella, Sam Shepard and Bella Heathcote among others.
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Starring: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Garret Dillahunt, Sam Shepard, and Linara Washington
Directed by: Andrew Dominik
Produced by: Dede Gardner, Brad Pitt, Paula Mae Schwartz, and Steve Schwartz
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Release Date:  November 30, 2012
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Killing Them Softly Will Hit Blu-ray Later This Month Killing Them Softly Will Hit Blu-ray Later This Month
Killing Them Softly had a fairly low presence at the box office, but those who saw the Brad Pitt vehicle mostly had nice things to say about the film. If you would like to join the ranks of critics and audiences who have caught the film, youíll be able to do so when Killing Them Softly hits Blu-ray and DVD on March 26.
by Jessica Rawden March 6, 2013 discussion comments
Weekend Box Office: How A Movie Gets Killed Softly Weekend Box Office: How A Movie Gets Killed Softly
For a second weekend in a row newcomers had a cold reception at the box office. The top six from last weekend each held on to their respective places, dropping between 40%-60% each, but still earning enough to stave off the competition.
by Scott Gwin December 2, 2012 discussion comments
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by Kristy Puchko December 2, 2012 discussion comments
Brad Pitt And The Collection Stumble Badly At Slow Post-Thanksgiving Box Office Brad Pitt And The Collection Stumble Badly At Slow Post-Thanksgiving Box Office
Here's something you probably wouldn't expect given the reputation of the holiday season for creating giant movie hits. No film released the weekend after Thanksgiving has opened to more than $10 million since 2005, when that dubious honor went to Aeon Flux. This weekend won't change the pattern
by Katey Rich December 1, 2012 discussion comments
This Rotten Week: Predicting Killing Them Softly And The Collection Reviews This Rotten Week: Predicting Killing Them Softly And The Collection Reviews
If you are like me, you woke Friday morning (and again on Saturday) in a caloric fog, with gravy stains splattered across your cardigan, little clumps of hardened mashed potato stuck to your shoes and cranberry sauce in places I dare not mention. I had a Thanksgiving food-induced blackout, which is all to say: man I love that holiday
by Doug Norrie November 25, 2012 discussion comments
Brad Pitt Seeks Payback In Second Killing Them Softly Trailer Brad Pitt Seeks Payback In Second Killing Them Softly Trailer
You are forgiven for possibly not being aware that Andrew Dominikís Killing Them Softly opens on Nov. 30. The hardboiled crime noir hasnít received 1/10th of the promotion of a Skyfall. Perhaps itís because The Weinstein Company doesnít believe Dominikís reunion with Brad Pitt is awards worthy?
by Sean O'Connell November 23, 2012 discussion comments
Killing Them Softly International Trailer Continues To Sell Gritty Crime Flick Killing Them Softly International Trailer Continues To Sell Gritty Crime Flick
Dominik seems to see that side of Pitt that directors like David Fincher and Guy Ritchie love to exploit, but that the tabloids avoid. For such a handsome dude, heís grizzled and tough and domineering in ways you wouldnít expect. And heís rarely afraid to get down in the mud and play for the benefit of a well-oiled crime story.
by Sean O'Connell October 18, 2012 discussion comments
Killing Them Softly Inspires Three New Mondo Posters Killing Them Softly Inspires Three New Mondo Posters
When it comes to cool modern movie posters, few if any, have a leg up on Mondo. The Austin, Texas-based art company regularly has its artists commissioned to create pieces for upcoming films, and their designs are just about always better than anything the studio comes up with. This time The Weinstein Company has hired the folks at Mondo to create three new one-sheets for the gangster movie Killing Them Softly...
by Eric Eisenberg October 1, 2012 discussion comments
Killing Them Softly Gets Pushed Back To The End Of November Killing Them Softly Gets Pushed Back To The End Of November
While the last few months of the year are what Hollywood designates as "Oscar Season," there is one weekend that is always a total bummer: the first weekend of December. For whatever reason the movie industry treats this one particular three day stretch like the plague.
by Eric Eisenberg September 11, 2012 discussion comments
Brad Pitt Wields A Shotgun In New Killing Them Softly Poster Brad Pitt Wields A Shotgun In New Killing Them Softly Poster
When you have Brad Pitt starring in your movie, you don't need much else in terms of marketing it. Killing Them Softly is Andrew Dominik's anticipated follow-up The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
by Eric Eisenberg August 23, 2012 discussion comments
Brad Pitt Is On The Case In First Trailer For Killing Them Softly Brad Pitt Is On The Case In First Trailer For Killing Them Softly
When it comes to Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly, the most recent news has been bad news. While the film made its world premiere a few months ago at the Cannes Film Festival, it was recently announced that The Weinstein Company pushed the film back on the released schedule, moving it from September 21st to October 19th.
by Eric Eisenberg August 1, 2012 discussion comments
Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master Moves Up To September Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master Moves Up To September
Unfortunately, with the good news of The Master being moved up comes bad news that Andrew Dominik's next film, Killing Them Softly, will be pushed back. While the crime thriller was originally going to make it to theaters on September 21st, the trade says that it has been moved back to October 19th. The film will be competing against both Alex Cross, starring Tyler Perry and Matthew Fox, and Paranormal Activity 4.
by Eric Eisenberg July 27, 2012 discussion comments
Brad Pitt Explains How He Prefers To Murder In Killing Them Softly Clip Brad Pitt Explains How He Prefers To Murder In Killing Them Softly Clip
A reunion between Pitt and Dominik, who previously worked together on The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly stars Brad Pitt as Jackie Cogan, a mob enforcer who is called in to head an investigation when a mafia-run poker game gets held up. The film's cast also includes Sam Shepard, James Gandolfini, Scoot McNairy, Ray Liotta, and Richard Jenkins.
by Eric Eisenberg May 25, 2012 discussion comments
First Poster For Killing Them Softly Goes Minimalist First Poster For Killing Them Softly Goes Minimalist
While they are a bit overdone, there is something inherently fun about minimalist posters. It's an interesting idea to try and take even the most complex pieces of work and simplify them into basic images that tell you everything that you need to know about them or capture the one element that everyone on the planet will recognize. It's a bit strange to reverse engineer that process, by promoting a movie that nobody has seen using a minimalist design...
by Eric Eisenberg May 21, 2012 discussion comments
Ray Liotta Gets Assaulted In First Clip From Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly Ray Liotta Gets Assaulted In First Clip From Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly
Man, do I love the way that this was shot. There are many directors who would have just cut and put the camera inside the trailer to watch the struggle, but by keeping the audience outside we are shocked every time a window breaks or a door comes crashing open. I'm also now very curious to know what exactly Ray Liotta's character did to Sam Shepherd's. My bet is that it wasn't something good.
by Eric Eisenberg May 9, 2012 discussion comments
Brad Pitt's Cogan's Trade Changes Its Name Brad Pitt's Cogan's Trade Changes Its Name
Do you prefer the new title? Iím on the fence. At the very least, Coganís Trade sounded more original, more distinctive. Killing Them Softly calls to mind a Lifetime movie of the week, perhaps starring Dana Delaney or Valerie Bertinelli. Then again, we didnít quite know what Cogan was trading in the first title. At the very least, both titles are far shorter than the full name of Pitt and Dominikís last effort, so the poster designer already is in their debt.
by Sean O'Connell March 5, 2012 discussion comments
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