Weekend Openings: 11/30/2012

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We have a bit of a slow weekend for new releases this week, with a few stragglers trying to occupy theaters in the calm before the end-of-year, heavy-hitter storm.  Killing Them Softly, Andrew Dominik’s mob thriller, is the most notable newbie.

Killing Them Softly
Language: English
Rating: R
Genre: Crime/Thriller/Drama
Director: Andrew Dominik
Starring: Brad Pitts, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini

After playing Jesse James in Dominik’s second directorial feature, Brad Pitt teams up with the director again for his third film.  This time he’s an enforcer hired to restore order after some wise guys not- so-wisely threaten the local crime economy.  Joey felt the movie worked on multiple levels.

The Collection
Language: English
Rating: R
Genre: Action/Horror/Thriller
Director: Marcus Dunstan
Starring: Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Christopher McDonald

In the oddly timed horror flick of the bunch, a man who escapes from the vicious grips of the serial killer is blackmailed into rescuing an innocent girl from the killer’s booby-trapped warehouse.

Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning 
Language: English
Rating: R
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi/Thriller
Director: John Hyams
Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Scott Adkins

The Expendables 2 co-stars are at it again in the semi-sequel to Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009) as they prepare for a battle against anarchy to establish a new ruling order.

Back to 1942 
Language: Mandarin, Chinese, English
Rating: NR
Genre: Drama
Director: Xiaogang Feng
Starring: Adrien Brody, Tim Robbins, Fan Xu

One of the darkest episodes in Chinese history devastates the Henan province with a deadly drought in 1942 during the war against Japan.

Talaash
Language: Hindi, English, Marathi
Rating: NR
Genre: Crime/Drama/Thriller
Director: Reema Kagti
Starring: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerji

A cop, a housewife and a prostitute get entangled in a mystery that links their lives in unexpected ways.

What will you be seeing this weekend?