PHX Film News for 11/30/12

PHX Film News
November 30, 2012

It's time for the peace and quiet of the week after Thanksgiving. After so many big releases over the last few weeks, it's a relatively slow week for releases. We've got one review and a few releases to talk about. Then we'll take care of some housekeeping issues for the PFF....

Spotlight Movie of the Week - Killing Them Softly 

Killing Them Softly is the one film reviewed this week and probably the new release that will get the most attention.

The film stars Brad Pitt and some great character actors like Richard Jenkins and James Gandolfini. I'm guessing many of you were sold when we said "Brad Pitt". This one picked up the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or nomination and is based on the novel “Cogan’s Trade” by George V. Higgins,

We took a look at this film and here's what we thought.

Other new releases 

With a quiet week of new movies, you may want play catch up and check out Silver Linings Playbook, Life of Pi or Lincoln. If you've seen all those, you do have a few options....

First up, you can take the family to see the live action How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Or sneak out and see it yourself. It's playing at select Harkins tomorrow morning at 10am. They've got a few other choice holiday classics playing this month and we'll keep you up to date.

Speaking of Harkins, they've got three exclusives opening this week. The Comedy, Dragon and Starlet are opening this week and all have received respectable reviews over atAZ Central

Finally, you horror fans that have been neglected for a month, you finally get a new release. The Collectiondebuts this weekend.

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Your Top 5 Movies of the Year 

It's time to start thinking about your top 5 movies of the year.

Right around Christmas, we'll be narrowing it down to 30 films for you. Then you'll have to chance to pick your favorite five films from that group.

We'll compile all the votes and then announce our very first PHX Film Top 10. So put your thinking caps on and start working on your list.