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Brad Pitt’s ‘World War Z’ is a barely watchable mess with little bite



Brad Pitt teams with director Marc Forster to bring to life the Max Brooks novel “World War Z” to the big screen, at least in title. The film script bears little resemblance to the flashback laden, post war accounts that make up the book, and the infected ‘zombies’ here exhibit a pack mentality and bare a closer resemblance to the rage infected victims of “28 Days Later” than anything George Romero has ever created.

World War Z

Starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox., David Morse, Fana Mokoena, Peter Capaldi and Moritz Bleibtreu

Written by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, Damon Lindelof and Michael Straczynski

Based on the book by Max Brooks

Directed by Marc Forster

After barely escaping New Jersey alive after a daring rooftop helicopter rescue, former United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt) traverses the world on behest of his former employers to stop a Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. (more…)

Brad Pitt tries ‘Killing Them Softly’ but without much fanfare (Review)



New this week in theaters from Alliance Films and the Director of the polarizing ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert FordAndrew Dominik is his newest collaboration with Assassination star Brad Pitt,Killing Them Softly. The crime drama features Dominik’s now trademark long pauses and drawn out sequences, but is the story as fascinating as the real life drama that inspired and spurred on The Assassination of Jesse James?

Killing Them Softly

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Starring: Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben MendelsohnRichard JenkinsJames Gandolfini and Ray Liotta

Written by Andrew Dominik based on the novel by George V. Higgins

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Photo credit:
Alliance Films

Directed by Andrew Dominik

Frankie (McNairy) and Russel (Mendelsohn) are 2-bit hustlers that are convinced to pull a job that is very ill advised, holding up a (more…)