3. THE NICE GUYS: Shane Black’s rollicking action-comedy was one of 2016’s under-seen gems. Black’s third directorial effort (after Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Iron Man 3) failed to make a big splash at the box office, earning back its budget my only seven million dollars, but The Nice Guys should not be underestimated so quickly. Since it was considered by HBO for a series at one point, there’s no reason the title can’t still find second wind on television.
The Nice Guys is a hilarious, action-packed romp that pits a two-bit private eye, Holland March, with a thug for hire, Jackson Healy, in the investigation of a porn star’s murder. March and Healy, played brilliantly by Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, soon uncover a shocking conspiracy that goes all the way to the highest offices in LA’s government.
March and Healy would play wonderfully in any form, whether it be in novels, comic books, or video games, but the medium it could work best in, aside from film, is television. Hopefully HBO saw The Nice Guys and their interests have piqued accordingly.
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