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Killing Them Softly [2012]

I’ve got a strange fascination with movie trailers; I get excited in the anticipation of the online release of them to see the tone of the film. With certain summer blockbusters such as The Dark Knight and James Bond, I could watch them over and over again to experience that first time thrill of finally seeing something I’ve read development articles about for over 18 months or so. However, trailers are something in themselves, and purely made to get rear-ends into cinema seats. They’ve been harshly criticised as being the film industry’s false salesman, as well as spoiling the entire plot or funniest moments in some cases, and Killing Them Softly falls victim to this “yes man”. But damn, that Johnny Cash song was made for this film. (more…)