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During the late 1960s, the world – and more specifically the United States – was in the midst of serious change as it took a long, hard look in the mirror. Coming off of the drug-addled haze of free love, the madness of the Vietnam war, and the hypocrisy of authority, people were no longer afraid to make a statement about the ugly side to human nature and of what man was truly capable. Hollywood was always known to play it safe, even with its grittier films about life’s seedy underbelly and living on the edge. Few films dared to break the mould prior to the 70s, but there were a few that would set trends for the upcoming years, such as groundbreaking trailblazers Point Blank (1967), In The Heat Of The Night (1967), Bonnie & Clyde (1967) or Bullitt (1968).
So, with Friday’s Us release of Killing Them Softly, Thn has decided to take »
- Craig Hunter
"I want to like you people. And I want you people to like me. But there can't be liking without respect. And until there is that respect, you will call me Mr. Tibbs." Those are the words spoken by Howard E. Rollins, Jr. as Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs in NBC's In The Heat Of The Night, after being called "boy" by a subordinate in his new job with the Sparta, Mississippi police department. And if that doesn't set the tone for this classic television drama, released on DVD for the first time this past August, I don't know what does. Fans of this popular crime drama have been calling-- begging, even-- for its DVD release »
- Emmanuel Akitobi
To compliment the release of 21 Jump Street in the UK, and because we thought it might make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, we’re taking a look back at some of the more prominent ‘buddy cop’ films to have entertained us over the years.
In The Heat Of The Night (1967) was arguably the first to fully adopt the ‘reluctant-but-unavoidable-partnership’ scenario that, in spite of its simplistic formula, is still a mainstay in the film industry today.
Check out our ten favourites below…
48 Hrs (1982)
One’s a hard boiled cop, one’s a wise-cracking criminal…
Walter Hill’s explosive comedy revolves around Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) and the criminal who is forced into his custody, Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy). The duo must put aside their differences in order to try and achieve a common goal: the capturing of a stone cold killer, Albert Ganz (James Remar).
48 Hrs marked the feature film debut of Eddie Murphy, »
- Martin Daniel McDonagh
3 items from 2012
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