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Movie Question of the Week Contest – 1/22/13

24 Jan

Hey all – Steve here.

Yeah, yeah, yeah – we are LATE this week! You’re going to have to deal with it. We will extend the amount of time for you to answer to Monday (1/28) at 6pm.

This week we will be giving away End of Watch!

So, this week you will need to do 2 things:

1. Like us on Facebook!

2. Answer the Question

Without further delay – here is the question for this week!

Which is your favorite buddy cop film of all-time and why?

You might be asking yourself what a buddy cop film is. Well, here is the definition as defined by our peeps at Wikipedia:

A buddy cop film is a film with plots involving two people of very different and conflicting personalities who are forced to work together to solve a crime and/or defeat criminals, sometimes learning from each other in the process. The two are normally cops, but some films, such as 48 Hrs. (a cop and a con), that are not about two cops may still be referred to as buddy cop films. It is a subgenre of buddy films.

Give your answer and get creative! Best answer as chosen by Scott and me will be picked as the winner on Monday (1/28/13)

– Good luck people!

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8 responses to “Movie Question of the Week Contest – 1/22/13

  1. Rafael

    January 25, 2013 at 4:15 am

    You can’t say buddy cop film without mentioning Riggs and Murtaugh. The Lethal Weapon movie series is one of the greatest of all time. You had Murtaugh who was a straight arrowed family man who always believed in doing things the right way. Then you had Riggs who was essentially a sociopath with a badge. These two together made 4 awesome movies, including my personal favorite Lethal Weapon 2 where you get a glimpse as to why Riggs is the man that he is. Gamble and Hoitz would be my second favorite buddy cops lol…

     
    • CineSportsTalk

      January 25, 2013 at 11:03 am

      Rafael – great post! Who do you think was the worst pair?

       
  2. Rafael

    January 26, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Worst pair has to be Bruce Willis and Tracey Morgan in Cop Out. Willis was alright and very forgettable considering he by himself as John McLane in the Die Hard movies is a complete bad ass. Morgan just gets movie roles cause he is truly f-cking retarded and not funny what so ever. Can you believe that Kevin Smith directed this piece of crap? SMH…

     
  3. 13movies

    January 27, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    When you think of what is a buddy cop film, the first and most obvious movie that comes to mind is Lethal Weapon (and its sequels). While Lethal Weapon may be partially responsible for starting the subgenre, I think that Training Day (2001) successfully made the subgenre more real, more hardcore, and less predictable.

    My favorite buddy cop film of all-time is Training Day. Denzel Washington delivers one of the greatest and darkest performances of his career as Det. Alonzo Harris. Ethan Hawke (Jake Hoyt) proves that he can hold his own in a super intense movie and his career gets a big boost.

    In Training Day, Hoyt and Harris have very conflicting personalities. Hoyt tries to be a stand-up guy who follows all of the rules by the book. Harris blatantly lives by his own set of rules. Hoyt is mostly the one who is forced to work with Harris if he wants to keep his job and have any hope of becoming a detective. Hoyt learns from Harris just how corrupt Harris really is and how bad the streets of L.A. can be. They solve crimes together and Harris pretty much forces Hoyt to break a lot of rules and laws. The best part of the story is when Harris leaves Hoyt to die and Hoyt chases Harris down.

    Training Day follows the definition of the buddy cop subgenre, but makes it more interesting than your average buddy cop film because it turns the buddies against each other at the end.

    Training Day is more realistic than your average buddy cop film and less predictable because it keeps you questioning who are the good guys and who are the bad. The buddies sometimes work together and other times battle each other. Instead of clearly spelling out who is bad and who is good, the movie is more real by letting the viewer figure it out for himself. In the real world you don’t always know who is good or bad, who is corrupt or honest, or who is a friend or a foe.

    Training Day is more hardcore than the stardard buddy cop movie because of the intensity brought on by the chaos of the real world atmosphere in which it was filmed. The film takes the ghettos, and mean streets that people choose to ignore and cops won’t even enter, and throws it in your face for you to see. By having the “buddy” cops in the movie entering those streets, the film keeps you wondering if they will get out of them alive.

    Had Training Day not been created, End of Watch may never have been made, and the prize of this contest might just be Lethal Weapon 4 (which I have) and not End of Watch, which shares many similarities with Training Day, the real buddy cop film.

     
  4. Anthony

    January 28, 2013 at 1:40 am

    21 JUMP STREET (2012)

    Not only is this essentially the definition of “Buddy Cop Film” it was quite impressive to see rising stars like Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill fill the shoes of there predecessors so well despite the fact that this movie decided to go in a more comedic route than its tv series original. It was great to see an actor like Tatum come out and take on a roll that was very different from his previous chick flick roles. Lets be honest the scene with Hill and Tatum “tripping” at school while Rob Riggle questions them was HILLARIOUS. Speaking of Riggle who along with Ice Cube and Dave Franco (James Franco’s little brother) make up a very strong supporting cast that does a tremendous job of bridging the movie together. The story line ended up being a lot better than I expected and overall the movie was a great surprise for me when I went to see it in theaters. The comedic ability of the duo together on screen as well as an above average story line has set the table for this reboot to turn into a solid Film Franchise of its own.

     
  5. Jasmine Reynolds

    January 28, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Ironically enough, I Come In Piece with Dolph Lundgren and Brian Benben.

     
  6. Jasmine Reynolds

    January 28, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Sorry, Peace.

     
  7. CineSportsTalk

    January 29, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    GREAT responses this week! The winner for this week will be Anthony! Everyone else please continue to response to our questions for more entries and more chances to win!

    Anthony – please send us an email to CineSportsTalk@yahoo.com with your name and address so we can send your copy of End of Watch!

    Thanks everyone!

     

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