Comedy isn’t black-and-white. The genre most associated with films like your average American comedy like, say, American Pie or some Judd Apatow film is much more than its stereotype. There are stylish and quirky comedies, absurd and dark comedies. Comedy films come in all shapes and sizes, and the Best of the 2010s-list highlights multiple different types in the genre. Continue reading “Best of the 2010s: Top Ten Comedy Films”
It’s time for the second – and final – half of the nominations for the 2016 IJR Awards. This time it’s all about movies and documentaries. I’ll announce the winners of all categories on February 20th, before announcing my top ten films of 2016 on February 22nd. Continue reading “IJR Awards 2016: Nominations Announced, Part Two of Two”
Happy Turkey Day! Since the year is coming to an end – and it is already Thanksgiving – I thought I’d post a list of things from the world of film and television that I’m thankful for this year. Continue reading “16 Things Film and TV Fans Should Be Thankful For In 2016”
The following is a review of The Nice Guys, a Shane Black film.
The Nice Guys, a crime buddy comedy, follows the enforcer Jackson Healy (played by Russell Crowe), who sees himself as an unlicensed private detective, and Holland March (played by Ryan Gosling), a miserable and cynical private detective. Healy and March start at opposite ends of the same case. March has been hired by the aunt of porn star Misty Mountain who recently died.
The aunt claims to have seen her niece alive after her death, and the clues point March towards a girl named Amelia (played by Margaret Qualley). Meanwhile, Healy has been hired by Amelia to intimidate a number of people who have been following her. This causes their paths to cross. As Healy and March inevitably team-up, they are now tasked to find Amelia, who is being chased by two thugs.
MAJOR RELEASES’ OPENING WEEKEND PREDICTIONS:
- Captain America: Civil War – Disney – May 6th, 2016 – $200 million
- The Nice Guys – Warner Bros. – May 20th, 2016 – $15-25 million
- The Angry Birds Movie – Sony / Columbia – May 20th, 2016 – $60-75 million
- Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising – Universal – May 20th, 2016 – $35-45 million
- Alice Through the Looking Glass – Disney – May 27th, 2016 – $65-80 million
- X-Men: Apocalypse – Fox – May 27th, 2016 – $110-120 million