While we wait for the trailer, the Weinstein Company has released a new clip from "Killing Them Softly," showing a scene in which Brad Pitt explains to Richard Jenkins how he prefers to kill people. Check it out below.
Plot: Jackie Cogan (Pitt) is an enforcer, and when the mob's rules get broken, Cogan is called in to take care of business. This time a high-stakes card game has been held up by an unknown gang of thugs. Calculating, ruthless, businesslike, and with a shrewd sense of other people's weaknesses, Cogan plies his trade, moving among a variety of hoods, hangers-on, and big-timers, tracking those responsible, and returning "law and order" to the lawless Boston underworld.
The new movie is directed by Andrew Dominik, who is re-teaming with Pitt after "The Assassination of Jesse James," and co-stars Scoot McNairy, James Gandolfini and Sam Shepard. It already premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and has an 87% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. It's now set to hit theaters on September 21st.
I think it's sad that people are conflating a violent pointless film with a song inspired by American lyric poet Don McClean, even though the titles aren't identical, and no version of the song, either Flacks or Lieberman's, or even the Fugees, has sh*t to do with actual murder.
It's really a goddamned shame when people have no f*cking culture whatsoever, and to drag the Fugees into this mix only heightens my annoyance with people far too goddamned dumb to not know of the original, superior song.
If the "Fugees" or "Roberta Flack" or anyone else that has recorded Killing 'ME' Softly want to SUE someone they should direct their attention to Chen Kaige, a noteworthy director who made his debut with an absolutely convoluted and thin as ice in June erotic thriller, titled Killing ME Softly.
Awful awful f*cking movie. I'm sure Roberta Flack, (had this film actually been titled Killing ME Softly) Would be a lot happier with this than a sh*tty erotic thriller starring Heather Graham.
So, yeah, Killing Them Softly, not ME.
Suspense thrillers and films about killers. I'm game, this and the Iceman are on my list for the genre. You're all dumb.
Uh, brother from another mother, you're calling all of us stupid, when in fact I was the first, and up until you, the ONLY person to comment that the title in question isn't identical to the song.
Yeah, yeah, I know, you won't respond, but it all needs to be said anyway.
"There is some talent behind this one and might be worth your time."
Yeah, there was 'some talent' behind Public Enemies, too...
Furthermore, regarding the film being pointless, well, brother, it already is because I've seen this kind of film a thousand times a thousand different ways, so some very slightly newish spin on the rather worn out concept, and some camera talent, won't make this film any more 'must see' for me, so thanks anyway.
Hugs and kisses from the WorstPreviews' Peanut Gallery *ssholes.
"Yeah, there was 'some talent' behind Public Enemies, too..."
Yah, true. Nothing I can say to that, I still actually slightly sort of kinda enjoyed Public Enemies.
I don't know I really like this director, and f*ck man, Richard Jenkins is on fire.
I was more or less only calling Bandolero stupid. For the record. I read your comment. I know. I get it. I just can't for the life of me understand how a grown man can be so mindless and apeish. (Bandolero)
I gave up Mann with Miami Vice. He hit a peak and then just faded away fast and hard. Public Enemies just isn't even up to the post-modern pointlessness of Miami Vice, and though I know you like that film, it just has no purpose. The acting is weak, the story is diluted and aimless, there's no clear villain, lots of Farrell prancing and preening in his goofy 'stache and Fox posing for the camera. Great music and visuals, but Miami Vice was supposed to be a feature film, not a Metallica video. And it was no fun, unlike the television series, which though camp, was a hell of a lot less boring and far more entertaining.
"I was more or less only calling Bandolero stupid. For the record. I read your comment. I know. I get it. I just can't for the life of me understand how a grown man can be so mindless and apeish. (Bandolero)"
Miami Vice was a pointeless exercise in digital filmmaking.
Same can be said for Public Enemies.
I like Miami Vice for two reasons. Audio/Visual. I've never argued Miami Vice as a great movie. Michael Mann is still the greatest director alive IMO and trust me, no one feels the burn that he sucks donkey d*cks now, more than I do. Maybe that's another reason why I liked Miami Vice, because I refuse to believe that it sucked as much as it did and I force myself to like it for what it looks like on the surface.
Thing about Michael Mann is, he spends more time polishing his films now than he does writing them and producing them. Michael Manns strong suits have gone from complex character studies to being the most expensive f*cking film editor in Hollywood.
and stop sucking Mann's d*ck so much,his only outstanding movie was HEAT.
-I liked the Al Pacino,Crowe movie it was a good drama.
-Public enemies I stopped watching got boring
-Collateral angered me to death.
-Manhunter was MEH.Brian Cox was the only cool guy
-Miami vice had two of the biggest pricks to ever hit the screen Colin Failure and Jaime Foxx and look at the box office results for that.
about Killing me softly aka COgan's trade i have no idea why they changed the f*cking title.sounds very genius like your angry rants.
and I said fugees should sew as a joke.cause rappers and hip hop artists always find some way to get some bullsh*t ass money with lawyers.
so Triggax MANN is a f*cking one hit wonder he's getting old like Spielberg and he's gonna direct more sh*t hate to tell ya the truth.
Manhunter is far better than Red Dragon, though RD isn't terrible. Sorry I can be more insightful on the matter, but it has been years since I saw either, though I do recall I saw RD after Manhunter, and my impression was that Manhunter was far more skillfully and artistically directed, had better music, and was a far less unoriginally shot film.
Still haven't seen Insider, though my brother did and he says it was pretty boring. I guess he was expecting another Heat, which lets be honest, that film ruins it for people. Better to see Heat after you've seen all the rest.
One Mann film never ever mentioned is The Keep, and as far as I know, it only exists as LaserDisc, though I do have an HD download. I think it was Mann's first BO film, IIRC, or not, but an early one, and though it very far and wide of the source material, and though it's a bit hokey, it is still well acted, well directed and damned well shot with of course some great music, and for a film from a newish director, well, damned great showing really. Better than Spielberg's first outing for sure, though no where nearly as popular.
I have the original 16 mm of The Keep. I never mention it because I didn't honestly think anyone here would have actually heard of it, let alone watched the film. Good first effort for sure though. The laser disc copy is garbage. Which is where I'm sure your hd copy came from.
Nice one, Mink. You also, absolutely must watch The Insider.
Since I have nothing to which I compare the LD copy, why is it garbage? Curious about that one, not being defensive, just want to know how the 16mm differs.
"I never mention it because I didn't honestly think anyone here would have actually heard of it, let alone watched the film."
Most people here aren't cinephiles, Trig. Not trying to be a snob, but let's be real for a moment; these so-called 'most people' watch whatever mainstream garbage they're fed and then think they're connoisseurs instead of slop-fed swine (no offense).
"Nice one, Mink. You also, absolutely must watch The Insider."
Is it boring? I don't want to watch some really slow pot-boiler, well made or not. A Civil Action and Micheal Clayton and The Firm is where I draw the line. If it's A Field Of Dreams or Moneyball slow, I'll just have to pass.
(never understood why people would ever want to watch a SLOW sports film...)
I thought my and Bando's quips about the Fugees were intentionally written in a tongue-in-cheek type manner, or at least I know mine was. Cuz' you know they're broke and forgotten now. Though everyone took it seriously and wrote a thesis on it. Yet we all enjoy a bit of ranting here so I can't blame you.
I'd watch this just for Jenkins, After I saw Cabin in the Woods I became an instant fan. The Jesse James movie that Dominik made is also one of favorite movies(mesmerizing soundtrack) so I'd give this film a shot.
About Michael Mann, I hate most of his movies but "The Insider" is definitely one of the best movies of the 90's and I'd go as far to say that it is Mann's masterpiece and final great film. I also can't stand Russell Crowe but I give credit where its due and this is one of his better performances. Everything about the movie is exceptional doh.
"30 minutes or so missing. New edits completely changed the pacing of the film."
LMAO. Of course. And no BluRay/DVD release either. *smh* Bastards. And The Insider is only available in 720p? Do movie companies hate Mann or something? His films are beautifully shot and have EARNED the right to better media releases.