Pitt returns to theaters in mob drama ‘Killing Them Softly’

By From page A10 | November 27, 2012

FAIRFIELD — Guns and gruesome are headed for the big screen this Friday in the two movies that open nationwide.

“The Collection,” rated R, is the story of a girl kidnapped by a psychopathic killer. Her dad hires mercenaries to rescue her. In turn, they recruit the only person known to have escaped the heinous monster holding the girl.

Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta and James Gandolfini star in “Killing Them Softly,” also rated R. The action goes down at a mob card game.

Opening in limited release are:

“California Solo” stars “Once Upon A Time’s” Robert Carlyle as a former Brit pop rocker who is leading a dull existence outside Los Angeles. After he gets arrested for a DUI and threatened with deportation, he must face the demons from his past. It’s not rated.

Martial arts are the focus of “Dragon,” an action adventure film that is rated R.

“Hecho en Mexico,” also rated R, is a documentary about iconic artists and performers of contemporary Mexico.

Santa’s made his list, checked it twice and will make sure the naughty pay with their lives in “Silent Night.” Malcolm McDowell is featured. It’s rated R.

In “Talaash: The Answer Lies Within,” a police officer, housewife and a prostitute are involved in a mystery that links their lives. It’s not rated.

Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren start in the action-adventure film “Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning,” rated R.

“What a Man,” also rated R, is about a man, who after being dumped by his girlfriend, realizes he needs to find a woman who loves him just the way he is. It’s being shown in German with English subtitles.

For showtimes, call the Edwards Theatres at 432-2140, Brenden Theatres at 469-0180 or visit www.fandango.com/94533_movietimes.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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