Monday, August 5, 2013

Who's On Top: Music

2 Guns

Big bangs and fast talk are the name of the genre game in “2 Guns,” a slick, slippery thriller that taps into the anarchic playfulness that made the best American action flicks of the 1980s and ’90s pop. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur, riffing on the cheerful irreverence of Shane Black and the hyperbolic style of Tony Scott, the movie turns on a pair of seemingly bad guys who may be good. A reissue of the five-part comic series on which it’s based sets the scene nicely: “Two guys walk into a bank. It goes badly.” It does in the movies as well, although now the duo spring off the page courtesy of Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, one of the better odd couples to bond and bicker since Mel met Danny. — Manohla Dargis

Top 10 @ Box Office:
1. 2 Guns
2. The Wolverine
3. The Smurfs 2
4. The Conjuring
5. Despicable Me 2
6. Grown Ups 2
7. Turbo
8. RED 2
9. The Heat
10. Pacific Rim

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