This time out, we’re catching up with the Broken Lizard boys and watching their sequel to maybe the biggest comedy of our early 20s, Super Troopers 2. Will lightning strike twice? No, no it won’t. But we had a pretty good time anyway.
Here it is, the first episode of our month-long special event, Cox for Days. In anticipation of Super Troopers 2, we’re spending some quality time with one of cinema’s angriest dads, Brian Cox. Join us as we check out the most underappreciated role of his career, his original turn as Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Michael Mann kicks off a franchise that just doesn’t quit in 1986’s Manhunter.
In today’s action packed episode, we’re not quite double featuring John Woo’s Hard Boiled (1992) and John Woo’s Stranglehold (2007) Honestly, we mostly talk about the movie. Both feature grade-A prime violence from the only man not employed by team Simpson-Bruckheimer with the guts to let Nicolas Cage fly a speedboat. Chow Yun-fat and Tony Leung navigate conflicted loyalties and secret identities to come together in their quest to shoot dozens upon dozens of people. Come for the brainsplatter, stay for the light jazz.
Guys, guys! We found it! A movie where Jean Reno is happy and kinda just hangs out! He doesn’t murder anyone or scowl or kiss a distant descendant or anything! He just sits in the middle of a largely pleasant romantic comedy and enjoys watching it happen around him. Magical.