While the US got a plain, spare poster for Killing Them Softly, featuring simply Brad Pitt and his shotgun, the international version brings in more of the gang and actually celebrates the American nature of the film. And for good reason, as we said in our Cannes review, “Opening and ending with speeches about these United States and the sameness of our promised land, writer/director Andrew Dominik paints his America with blood and cash and well-worn leather. ”
This poster adds some Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins and James Gandolfini — only a portion of the stellar cast including Ben Mendelsohn, Sam Shepard and Scoot McNairy. I’m actually digging this one more than the standard design, with the flag behind and partially in front of our characters and as hinted at in our take, this is much more of an ensemble piece, so I’m glad this shows that off. Check it out below via cinemateaser.
Killing Them Softly arrives on October 19th in the US.
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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