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Hello There! This is Adam Frazier and you are listening to Skull-Face Island, the official movie podcast of Geeks of Doom! As always I’m joined by Joe Wright’s Secret Lover, David Allen… and the Daniel Plainview to my H.W., producer Tim Grant.

Today on the Show: We’ll discuss Andrew Dominik’s latest film, Killing Them Softly, and boot-up the Geek-O-Matic TeleFax, which is currently malfunctioning and appears to be print out headlines… FROM THE FUTURE! We’ll also play WHO AM I!? Each of us has a card slapped on our foreheads. On that card is the name of an actor or director – we have no knowledge of who is on this card – and we will be forced to ask questions in order to solve the mystery of… WHO AM I? As always, the Mystic Spinner will decide who goes first…

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Movie Review: Killing Them Softly
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Killing Them Softly PosterKilling Them Softly
Directed by Andrew Dominik
Written by Andrew Dominik
Starring: Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta
The Weinstein Company
Rated R | 97 Minutes
Release Date: November 30, 2012

Written and directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), Killing Them Softly is an adaptation of George V. Higgins‘ 1974 crime novel, Cogan’s Trade.

When South Boston low-lifes Frankie (Scoot McNairy) and Russell (Ben Mendelsohn) break into an illegal card game and steal the cash, they attract the attention of contract killer Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt).

The underground poker circuit is run by low-level mobster Markie Trattman (Ray Liotta), who becomes an immediate suspect because he robbed his own card game a few years back. The two thugs assume the blame will fall on Trattman, leaving them free from mob retaliation. As you might imagine, they assume wrong.

The South Boston mob sends a representative (Richard Jenkins) to sit down with Cogan to work out the details of Frankie and Russell’s demise, and what to do with Markie – who is living on borrowed time after his previous stunt.

Killing Them Softly is set in the months leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, where writer/director Andrew Dominik repeatedly hits us over the head with comparisons between a financial crisis, a corrupt political system, and the violent circumstances of Higgins’ crime-drama.

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