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On Thursday, Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek and Gary Oldman will hit the big screen in The Hitman’s Bodyguard (read our review here). In this action-packed comedy, agent Michael Bryce (Reynolds) must protect a past enemy in notorious hitman, Darius Kincaid (Jackson), who is one half of a criminal couple with Sonia Kincaid (Hayek). In honour of the film’s release, we’ve taken a look back at some other great criminal couples on film.
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
The ultimate bad couple, Bonnie and Clyde, played by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, rob banks and cars, and fall in love along the way. These guys are the original criminal couple, whose cross-country trip involves more shootouts than your average romantic getaway. Oscar winning Bonnie and Clyde follows the loved-up couple as they embark on a new life of crime together with the rest of their gang, and »
- David Agnew
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 50th Anniversary Special Edition, 1966.
Directed by Sergio Leone.
Okay, it’s been 51 years since The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was released, but who’s counting? This new 50th Anniversary Special Edition from Kino Lorber pulls out all the stops with a 4K remastered image, theatrical and extended versions of the film on separate discs, and a big helping of bonus features, including three commentary tracks, deleted scenes, and a bunch of documentary materials.
Some film fans revere Sergio Leone the way others revere Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, and other directors with more recognizable names. I’ll admit to having arrived at Leone a bit later in life. Sure, I recognized A Fistful of Dollars in Back to the Future Part II, I knew about the longer version of Once Upon a Time in America, »
- Brad Cook
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