First Red-Band Trailer for THE NICE GUYS

The anticipation for the the return of Shane Black must have been at fever pitch given the guy directed his first feature a decade ago and didn't return until eight years later and for a Marvel movie at that. I feel in the minority when it comes to Iron Man 3 given I rather enjoyed much of it, but the following Kiss Kiss Bang Bang has gathered since it's quiet release in 2005 is somewhat incomprehensible. I saw the film then, as an eighteen year-old and remember liking it, but don't remember too much about the actual film. I'll certainly need to go back and re-visit it soon given the fact anyone I tell that to will tell me the same thing, but if the trailer for Black's third feature directorial effort did anything it was remind me of the noir-sh/irreverent tone his debut featured in spades. I wasn't sure what to expect from the film given the standard sounding premise, but leads Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe look to be having a great time while the seventies setting paired with the outlandish brand of everything...the comedy, the violence, the dialogue, even the look of the film is somewhat over the top in it's homage to that decade...makes this feel like a lot of fun. After seeing The Big Short and the extent to which Gosling can stretch his comedic skills (there's no end in sight, by the way) he looks especially funny here as he seems to more or less be playing the relief while Crowe is the straight man. In short, I'm happy to see this getting a nice, big summer release date and will certainly make this one to see as soon as I can. The Nice Guys also stars Kim Basinger, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Ty Simpkins and opens on May 20, 2016.

Synopsis: “The Nice Guys” takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Gosling) and hired leg-breaker Jackson Healy (Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.

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