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The Nice Guys

I love Shane Black movies.

I love Lethal Weapon and Iron Man 3, and I really, really love Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. So I expected to at the very least enjoy The Nice Guys.

I loved The Nice Guys. I loved Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling in this movie. I loved the theme of kind of scummy dudes who have a mission statement to protect vulnerable young women. Given certain conversations this week, it felt nice and warm and good. It’s a little patronizing, but you know what? That’s fine, because the thought of Russell Crowe beating up dudes preying on teenage girls is a really comforting fantasy at the moment.

Anyway, as I sort of outlined, we get a traditional noir plot, set in the 70s, a porn actress dies in a car crash, and her elderly aunt hires PI Holland March (Gosling) to find out what actually happened. One of his leads is a woman named Amelia (Margaret Qualley), who in turn hires enforcer Jackson Healey (Crowe) to get the people tailing her off her tail. Eventually, the two meet up, and realize there’s more going on and get to the bottom of it. They’re aided by March’s precocious teenage daughter Holly (A Superb Angourie Rice.) There’s a ton of great fight work, lots of quips and a butt load of heart. Just as you’d expect from Shane Black.

I feel like this movie is this years Fury Road, a sleeper hit that proves sometimes old fashioned movie making is the best kind.

Rankings!

  1. The Nice Guys
  2. Captain America: Civil War
  3. X-Men: Apocalypse
  4. Alice Through The Looking Glass

Trailers

The Founder – This looks really good. But I’m here for the Ressurection of Michael Keaton in all cases, but it really does look stellar

War Dogs – Nope.

Jason Bourne – Yeah, still looks pretty great.

I don’t remember any of the others, but I wanted to see a couple of them.

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