The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys has a lot going for it. It’s got a A-list pairing in Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, and the verve and style of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Iron Man 3 mastermind Shane Black. Oh, and it’s really, really good — a lovable mix of cynicism and sincerity, dropped against a cool ’70s noir backdrop and liberally sprinkled with humor and charisma. What it doesn’t have going for it, however, is a recognizable brand name. It’s not a sequel to an already-beloved movie, like Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising or Captain America: Civil War. It’s not even based on a phenomenally popular property from another medium, like The Angry Birds Movie.

So what are these schmucks to do? In a field like that, how is a scrappy little action-comedy like The Nice Guys supposed to compete? That’s exactly what Nice Guys producer Joel Silver would like to know, as he loudly (and hilariously) rants to Gosling and Crowe in a meta bit of The Nice Guys marketing. They don’t really come up with any good answers, but it sure is fun to watch them try.  Read More »

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Thor: Ragnarok is building up a cast to die for, with Chris HemsworthTom HiddlestonMark RuffaloTessa Thompson, and Cate Blanchett all on board. But one Marvel star who’ll be sitting out this trip is Natalie Portman. After playing Jane Foster in Thor and Thor: The Dark World, Portman will not reprise her role for Thor: Ragnarok, as confirmed by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. Find out why after the jump.  Read More »

Insidious 3 Lin Shaye

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Andy Serkis

Disney’s The Jungle Book was a roaring success by any metric. It broke new ground for CG animation, wowed critics with its updated interpretation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic, and has racked up $828 million in global box office grosses to date. All of which means Warner Bros.’ upcoming Jungle Book, directed by Andy Serkis, has quite a lot to measure up to. But the director doesn’t seem too concerned about the competition, explaining that his will be a “darker” take for a “slightly older audience.”  Read More »

Harley Quinn Movie

Suicide Squad won’t be in theaters for a few months yet, but based on the trailers, it already looks like Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn will be the breakout star of David Ayer‘s DC supervillain line-up. And Warner Bros. seems to thinks so, too. The studio is reportedly considering a spinoff that would center on Harley Quinn and several other female heroes and villains from DC Comics.  Read More »

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The 2016-2017 TV season doesn’t kick off for another several months, but with the upfronts in full swing, the networks are taking turns showing off their brand-new offerings. NBC’s freshman lineup includes the Kristen Bell comedy The Good Place, Dan Fogelman‘s ensemble drama This Is Us, and the time-travel adventure Timeless. Check out the first trailers below.  Read More »

Loving

Jeff Nichols‘ last movie, Midnight Special, has only just left theaters, but he’s already got another one on the way. The filmmaker hit Cannes this week to unveil Loving, his new drama about the 1967 Supreme Court case that struck down anti-miscegenation laws across the country. Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga play Richard and Mildred Loving, the mixed-race couple whose marriage is literally on trial, and they take center stage in the very first Loving poster. Check it out, and get the early buzz on Nichols’ movie, below.  Read More »

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