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People are running scared in theaters this weekend. Serial killers abound at parties and on the streets on Christmas Eve. They're not the only ones taking lives. The mob hires an assassin to do their dirty work in a new film starring Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini and Ray Liotta.
Three buffoons swipe cash from a mob card game in Killing Them Softly. Brad Pitt plays the enforcer sent out to find and get rid of them. The one hour and thirty-seven minute crime drama also stars James Gandolfini, Sam Rockwell, Richard Jenkins, Bella Heathcote, Vincent Curatola and Ray Liotta. It's rated R for violence, sex, language and drugs.
A young woman goes to a secret party and finds herself in the grasp of a serial killer in The Collection. The venue is actually a booby trapped warehouse with a murderer at the helm. A man who was able to escape the psychopath and his contraptions is hired by the woman's rich father to help find and save his daughter from becoming the next victim. The horror film runs for one hour and twenty-two minutes. It's rated R for violence, nudity and language.
A killer dressed as Santa Claus wreaks havoc on a small Midwestern town in Silent Night. The police are out to find a man wearing a mask and dressed as St. Nick amongst a mass of Santa costumes on Christmas Eve. It's a remake of the 1984 film Silent Night, Deadly Night. The limited released horror film runs for one hour and thirty-four minutes. It's rated R for violence, sex, nudity, language and drugs.
The late Anna Nicole Smith is the star of the documentary, Addicted to Fame. The limited released film chronicles her time on the set of her last film, Illegal Aliens. Intending to mock B movies and toy with the media by casting Anna Nicole Smith in the lead, director David Giancola's idea backfires and the film has a dismal response at the box office. The media ends up playing him when Smith dies and becomes a hot topic for media coverage. The one hour and twenty-nine minute biopic is unrated.
Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren star in Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning. In the limited released film, a man wakes up from a coma and finds his family murdered. Seeking vengeance, he sets out on a mission to kill the person responsible for destroying his family. As a result, he comes in contact with the genetically engineered group of soldiers. The action adventure runs for one hour and thirty-three minutes. It's rated R for violence, sex, nudity and language.
A quiet villager craftsman is questioned when he defeats a skilled gangster in Dragon. A detective is determined to uncover the man's hidden secret training which he believes is from a dangerous clan. Shining a spotlight on him brings the attention of the Chinese crime bosses. The one hour and fifty-four minute Chinese film is subtitled in English. The limited released film is rated R for violence.
A detective investigates the death of a famous movie star in Talaash. His past comes back to haunt him as he tries to find out whether the death was an accident or murder. The two hour and fourteen minute Indian film is unrated and playing in limited theaters.
Hecho en México is a documentary that takes a look at the variety of people and cultures in Mexico. It showcases contemporary Mexican artists and performers which include Diego Luna and Alejandro Fernández. The one hour and twenty-eight minute film is rated R for language, sex and drugs.
Collection and Silent Night brought horror to theaters this week. Next week, the scary movies continue with the release of Bad Kids Go to Hell. On the lighter side, there's Gerard Butler's new romantic comedy, Playing for Keeps.
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