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The Nice Guys Review

Very Good

Writer-director Shane Black returns to the comedy-noir vibe of his 2005 hit Kiss Kiss Bang Bang with this riotously funny thriller set in late-1970s Los Angeles. It's an entertaining mix of hilarious action mayhem, slapstick and violence anchored by Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, who unexpectedly prove to be a superb comedy double-act.

It's 1977, and private detective Holland (Gosling) is searching for a porn star who was spotted alive after dying in a car crash. His investigation leads him to Amelia (Margaret Qualley), who has hired the thug Jackson (Crowe) to keep people off her tail. After beating up Holland, Jackson realises that maybe they should be working together, as other cases seem to be dovetailing around Amelia's politically powerful mother (Kim Basinger). But now Holland and Jackson are being chased by the legendary assassin John Boy (Matt Bomer). And Holland is having a terrible time keeping his bright 13-year-old daughter Holly (Angourie Rice) from getting involved in this dangerous case.

Gosling and Crowe play Holland and Jackson as a classic comedy duo along the lines of Abbott and Costello or Hope and Crosby: bumbling idiots who somehow manage to save the day due to dumb luck and someone smart looking out for them. In this case, their guardian angel is Holly, and young Aussie actress Rice more than holds her own against these A-list stars. Holly is the only person on-screen who has a clue what's actually going on, and Rice effortlessly walks off with the film, giving a knowing performance that's hugely engaging. The other scene-stealer is Bomer, whose slick, overconfident killer is simply screaming to be taken down a peg or two.

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Yaya DaCosta - Premiere of 'The Nice Guys' at TCL Chinese Theatre at TCL Chinese Theater IMAX - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 10th May 2016

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Yaya DaCosta - Premiere of 'The Nice Guys' at TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 10th May 2016

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The Nice Guys - Green and Red Band Trailer


If you're on the wrong side of the law and looking for someone to send a special kind of 'message', Jackson Healey might just be the man you call. One day his work takes him to the door of Holland March where he leaves his own particular type of message for Holland, a private detective who's currently a little down on his luck.

When an employee of the Department Of Justice finds that her daughter has gone missing, she employs Healey to find her by any means necessary. Out of his depth, Healey calls on the best private eye he knows. Initially very hesitant to work with the guy who only recently sucker punched him, Holland agrees to help find the girl.

As clues are revealed, it looks like Amelia (The missing girl) has somehow become intertwined with the mob who are trying to branch out in LA. As the amateurs hunt down Amelia, the case takes them down dangerous paths they never thought they'd venture down.

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Yaya DaCosta - Red Carpet arrivals for NBC's Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med at STK Steakhouse Chicago in Chicago, IL, USA on November 09, 2015 at STK Steakhouse Chicago - Chicago, Illinois, United States - Tuesday 10th November 2015

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Yaya DaCosta - Celebrities attend 2015 NBCUniversal's press tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. at Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 13th August 2015

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Yaya DaCosta - Stars turned out in their numbers to attend the Gersh Upfronts Party 2015 which was held at the Asellina Ristorante in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 12th May 2015

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Yaya DaCosta - A host of stars were snapped as they arrived to Radio City Music Hall for the NBC 2015 Upfront event in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 11th May 2015

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So, What Do We Know About Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Biopic?


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Lifetime’s upcoming Whitney Houston biopic appears to be moving forward, with the announcement that Arlen Escarpeta has been cast as Bobby Brown. But despite the fact filming has just begun the movie is already being seen as controversial, with the late singer’s family voicing their objections. So what do we know already about the film and what aspects of Houston’s life can we expect it to focus on?

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Yaya DaCosta - America's Next Top Model star Yaya DaCosta recreates Whitney Houston's 1978 album cover. Yaya is playing the role of the Grammy award winning singer in a life-time biopic - Friday 11th July 2014

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Video - Minka Kelly And Fantasia Turn Heads With 'The Butler' Premiere Red Carpet Looks - Part 4


'500 Days of Summer' star Minka Kelly, singer Fantasia Barrino and model Yaya DaCosta were definitely among the best dressed at the New York premiere 'The Butler'. Minka wore a floor-length, summery style frock and Yaya displayed her pregnancy bump proudly in tight-fitting blue, while Fantasia ditched the gown altogether to don a cropped black sweater and gold pencil skirt.

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Joshua Bee Alafia and Yaya DaCosta - New York Premiere of Lee Daniels' The Butler - Red Carpet Arrivals - New York City, NY, United States - Monday 5th August 2013

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Yaya DaCosta Thursday 8th December 2011 New York Premiere of 'Young Adult' at the Zigfield Theater New York City, USA

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Yaya DaCosta Thursday 20th October 2011 The Premiere of 'In Time' held at Regency Village Theatre - Arrivals Wstwood, California

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The Kids Are All Right Review


Extraordinary
Five of this year's best screen characters appear in this comedy-drama about a relatively ordinary family facing some unusual challenges. And while the premise seems extremely offbeat, it's actually beside the point.

Nic and Jules (Bening and Moore) have been a couple for more than 20 years, and life is pretty matter-of-fact for them and their two kids, 18-year-old Joni (Wasikowska) and 15-year-old Laser (Hutcherson). Since Joni is now of age, Laser talks her into contacting their mothers' sperm bank so they can meet their biological father. He turns out to be restaurant owner Paul (Ruffalo), a cool guy who shakes their life up in ways none of them could expect. The big question is whether they can ever be the same again.

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The Kids Are All Right Trailer


Nic and Jules are a married couple and they have two kids, Joni and Laser who refer to them as 'moms'. Both women were artificially inseminated with sperm from a donor and as the kids grow up, a now 15 year old laser starts to wonder who his biological father is and what he's like. Being only 15 he asks his older sister Joni to investigate into who the donor was.

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Tron: Legacy Trailer


Sam Flynn's father disappeared when he was 2 years old, now 25 years on he decides to look into the occurrence, according to his father's friends, Kevin would never have left his Sam in the way he did.

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Honeydripper Review


Weak
Somewhere right about the time that blues great Keb' Mo' shows up as a blind guitarist named Possum who loves nothing more than to pick at his instrument and dispense homespun wisdom with a wry chuckle, it becomes clear that Honeydripper is not going to be anything close to the film that it should be. For sure, it would be near impossible, and probably not even advisable, for a filmmaker to totally eschew cliché when placing a film in as weighted a setting as John Sayles has done here. A small town in Alabama named Harmony, circa 1950, with a mean white sheriff, a lot of dirt-poor black folk, a bucolic landscape of thick green forests and insect-buzzed cotton fields, and plenty of porches to watch life go by from -- the blues is in the air. It's all the characters can do not to burst into choreographed song and dance.

As usual with Sayles, there's a hard knot of a good story here. The film is named for the town's Honeydripper Lounge, a ramshackle affair that serves up a good fried chicken affair but whose old blues singer can't compete with the jukebox R&B getting blasted by the competition down the street. Danny Glover plays the owner, Pine Top Purvis, a piano player with a violent past who's in debt to everyone in town and about out of chances. His last one is a New Orleans hot shot named Guitar Sam who's got a radio hit and is booked to play the Honeydripper on Saturday; only problem is, when the train shows up, Guitar Sam is nowhere to be found, even though Purvis has plastered the town with ads. The whole thing is a scramble, with Purvis frantically (well, not frantically, maybe busily; it is the old South, after all, and things take time) working every last hustle he can to stay ahead of the creditors and the corrupt sheriff (Stacy Keach, playing it more for laid-back humor than menace) who will shut him down if he can't find somebody who looks and plays like Guitar Sam to show up on Saturday. Maybe that handsome fella who just hopped off the train and is chatting up Purvis' daughter could do the trick...

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Take The Lead Review


Very Good
Liz Friedlander's Take the Lead is a marginally fictional biopic of Pierre Dulaine (Antonio Banderas), the real-life New York dance instructor who found himself compelled to educate bad-seed, inner-city high school students. It is a familiar story with an original approach - Friedlander applies the elegance of a waltz to the natural arrogance of hip-hop music.

The picture arrives at the tail end of our nation's current dance craze, which could affect its overall success. Documentary film fans caught a similar story in last year's Mad Hot Ballroom, and primetime television audiences already have tuned in to two seasons of Dancing with the Stars. How many people will be willing to have their cards punched for another tango around the dance floor?

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The Nice Guys Movie Review

The Nice Guys Movie Review

Writer-director Shane Black returns to the comedy-noir vibe of his 2005 hit Kiss Kiss Bang...

The Nice Guys - Green and Red Band Trailer

The Nice Guys - Green and Red Band Trailer

If you're on the wrong side of the law and looking for someone to send...

In Time Trailer

In Time Trailer

In the near future, the world's population lives until the age of 25. After that,...

The Kids Are All Right Movie Review

The Kids Are All Right Movie Review

Five of this year's best screen characters appear in this comedy-drama about a relatively ordinary...

The Kids Are All Right Trailer

The Kids Are All Right Trailer

Nic and Jules are a married couple and they have two kids, Joni and Laser...

Tron: Legacy Trailer

Tron: Legacy Trailer

Sam Flynn's father disappeared when he was 2 years old, now 25 years on he...

Take the Lead Movie Review

Take the Lead Movie Review

Liz Friedlander's Take the Lead is a marginally fictional biopic of Pierre Dulaine (Antonio Banderas),...

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