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Bon Cop Bad Cop (2006)

Bon Cop Bad Cop (2006)


Patrick Huard
Colm Feore

Directed by Eric Canuel

When a movie starts with two cops arguing over whose case it will be when a body is hanging on a sign post with one half in Quebec and the other in Ontario, I knew I was up for some fun movie.
The fun got a lot better when the two tried to investigate on their side of the body and ended up ripping the corpse in half. Now, this is not a spoiler because more happens in the movie from the weird captain and the funny combination of both actors that will make you wish, you were there in person when some of the things were happening.

This Canadian dark comedy film has a mixture of French and English dialogue so if you are like me comfortable with the English, you will need a subtitle to enjoy is movie. This multi lingual movie has everything you will expect from a buddy cop movie, but with their own little twist.

The film is about two cops David Bouchard (Patrick Huard) and Martin Ward (Colm Feore) as they try to solve a murder of a body found on the border of Quebec and Ontario.

The jurisdiction of the crime forces the two to walk together on solving the case, which is about a deranged serial-killer that is killing managers of hockey over some personal issues with the way the managers are selling his favorite players.

When the movie ends you are left gasping at the odd paring, both men in the movie are fathers and we get to see all the antics you will expect from a cool dad and from a not so cool dad.
The movie moves along in a weird form, the clumsy attitude of David Bouchard gets things blown up and the good cop persona of Martin Ward turns the blown-up events into jokes when reacts.

The director’s decision to give us an idea of what it will be like when these two misfits gets high on weed was welcomed as we get to see them get along for the first time.

The film was also nominated for four Canadian Comedy Awards in 2007 and winning in three, which were Best Direction, Best Writing and Best Actor for Colm Feore. It also won the Genie Awards in 2007 (now called Canadian Screen Awards, which is like Canadian Golden Globe) in Best motion picture and Overall sound.

This movie was well done and it got a sequel done eleven years after the release of this movie.

48 Hrs. (1982)

48 Hrs. (1982)


Nick Nolte
Eddie Murphy

Directed by Walter Hill

48 Hrs. is about a cop and a convict and it is tagged as the first action comedy buddy cop movie in the genre. The movie skips the regular buddy cop theme we have come to know, where one is a rule breaker and the other a rule keeper. Here the cop is a rule breaker and the convict is a convict of the bad kind.
This action comedy starts off with enough gun blazing from the first five minutes in and keeps the action going for the next twenty minutes.

The movie title is based on the time the two must solve the crime before Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) gets busted for his phony 48 Hrs. leave he got Reggie (Eddie Murphy) for.
The case that paired the two starts when a killer Ganz bust out of prison during prison duty with the aid of a friend as they staged a fight which led to the death of two cops.
While free the two decided to get even with some of the people they worked with, which also led to the death of two more cops. This last incident happened while Cates was waiting downstairs in a hotel for the two cops to come down, when Ganz and his man took down the Cates police cop buddies.

Cates with the help of Reggie who knows a lot about Ganz and his crew start to hunt down Ganz with the aim of bringing them to justice for their crime.

What I liked best about the movie is the even balance between the comedy and the action, which is similar to what you see in Lethal Weapon. The action keeps moving none stop and the comedy happens in between either by some odd happenings on screen or the lines of the actors.

The popular line, “I'm your worst fucking nightmare, man! A nigger with a badge.”

The similarities between Lethal Weapon and this movie is due to the movie producer Joel Silver, who also produced the Lethal Weapon movie series. This was Joel first producer credit and Eddie Murphy’s first movie credit.

The movie was a critical acclaim which was mostly due to the chemistry between both the leads and the characterization of Cates. The movie was also a box office success which led to the producers making a second part, Another 48 Hrs. This sequel could be seen as a financial success in the box office and Eddie Murphy was paid 60 times more for the sequel with also a share of the profits. The sequel was a critically panned and the studio called it a box office bomb, as it cost more to make and made only three times its production cost.

Cars 3 (2017)

Cars 3 (2017)


Starring the voices of
Owen Wilson
Cristela Alonzo
Chris Cooper
Armie Hammer

Directed by Brian Fee

Dragging a little in the box-office, but Cars 3 is a nice movie and a great comeback from the downer that Cars 2 (2011) left when it was released.
Disney’s style of sequels with no new idea is starting to become a pain for the eyes rather than being a joy since they took over Pixar. Like Finding Dory (2016) and Monsters University (2013) both being the last sequels done by Disney/Pixar, Cars 3 was not as good as the first, but not a bad movie to go see with the family.

This latest addition to Disney/Pixar 3D computer-animated films, is the eighteenth Pixar feature film and the third installment in their comedy-sports genre Cars.
The movie starts with Lightning psyching himself for a race, we see our protagonist go out there and continue to leave a mark in history as one of the best racers, but like all good things Lightning time as a top racer was facing an end.

The rookies were becoming faster and more skillful causing Lightning to lose one race after another and having a bad year run. His new sponsor owner started to have new ideas for Lightning, ideas that did not sit well with Lightning. He was to have a new trainer and racing technician Cruz and if he did not win his race in Florida he will retire to focus on brand marketing.

The training with Cruz was not going well and it didn’t make Lightning faster. He had to take his trainer out of the new high-tech training facility to the beach and from there he kept taking her to different places showing her how the old racers trained and showing her the ropes.
But time is closing in on the Florida race and Lightning still needs to get his speed up if he hopes to be the master of his faith and choose the time he will like to retire.

Disney buying Pixar was due to their bad performances in the box-office and crappy stories. Since then though, Disney animations have done more iconic memorable animations than their new subsidiary Pixar. All these releases Bolt (2008), Tangled (2010), Winnie the Pooh (2011), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Frozen (2013), Big Hero 6 (2014) and Zootopia (2016) have been great.
Since 2013, the above have won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature except 2015 when Disney didn’t release an animated feature.

This year we are going to have a new idea coming out in November from the Disney/Pixar banner Coco (2017), but 2018 – 2019 will be the year of sequels.
Disney/Pixar have The Incredibles 2 (2018) and Toy Story 4 (2019) and Disney has Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018) and Frozen 2 (2019).
All four upcoming sequels had great prequels and I do hope Disney will not torch these movies memories with this hunger of milking franchises.