The Nice Guys final trailer

Forget all of those super-serious superhero-on-superhero showdowns. Sometimes, the brightest sparks fly when two not-so-heroic foes are forced to join forces. And no one does that particular genre of story like Shane Black, as we’ve seen in films like Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Lethal Weapon. His latest, The Nice Guys, pairs a hapless detective (Ryan Gosling) with the gruff enforcer (Russell Crowe) who broke his arm, as the two get caught up in an ever-more-tangled web of intrigue involving a missing girl, a dead porn star, and Matt Bomer in a really unflattering haircut.

All of the marketing so far has suggested that Black is up to his usual tricks — colorful characters, ridiculous action, crackling dialogue — with typically spectacular results. And the first reactions from early screenings are backing that up. Get a taste of the Nice Guys buzz and watch the Nice Guys final trailer after the jump.
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Below, the Captain America: Civil War directors discuss a few conflicts and dynamics that’ll play key roles in Infinity War (SPOILERS for Captain America: Civil War are ahead.).

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Instead, Universal is looking to kick off this new shared universe with The Mummy, debuting in the summer of 2017. Tom Cruise is locked in to star in the film, and now one more big name may join the cast: Russell Crowe.

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When the Star Wars: The Force Awakens soundtrack was released, many fans were angry that it didn’t include the song from Maz’s castle. The soundtrack only collected John Williams‘ score and not that awesome new cantina song which was created by Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda in collaboration with filmmaker JJ Abrams.

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