The buddy crime picture is a well-worn movie genre, but the right combination of players can still make it seem fresh. Enter THE NICE GUYS with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. Writer/director Shane Black is no stranger to the buddy picture – his debut screenplay was 1987’s LETHAL WEAPON. Adam and Josh review Black's latest, and relive the glory days of MANNEQUIN (and LETHAL WEAPON) with their Top 5 Films of '87. Plus, Larsen recommends LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT.
0:00-1:45 - Billboard / Sponsors
1:45-24:55 - Review: "The Nice Guys"
24:55-36:27 - Notes / Polls
36:27-43:57 - Larsen Recs: "Last Days..."
43:57-47:14 - Donations
47:14-1:19:25 - Top 5: Films of 1987
1:19:25-1:34:53 - Close / Hot Mics
1987 music heard on this episode:
Guns 'N Roses, "Welcome to the Jungle"
N.R.G., "Instruments of Destruction"
U2, "In God's Country"
Starship, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us"
This week's episode with Filmspotting's Top 5 Malick Scenes and a review of "To the Wonder" was recorded entirely at the magic hour. Plus, the final Max Ophuls Marathon movie, 1955's Lola Montes.