Russell Crowe sees John Oliver’s jock-strap joke, raises him koala chlamydia ward

John Oliver, destroyer of pumpkin spice, booster of women engineers, and sworn enemy of April Fools’ Day, has now himself been destroyed in an epic takedown. Last night, Oliver jokingly announced that he was shutting down Last Week Tonight, saying, “we have accomplished everything we set out to do on this show ...…

No, John Oliver did not buy that Russell Crowe leather jockstrap—except he totally did

After his Tax Day main story exposé about the ridiculously evil lengths major corporations (Apple, Google, G.E.) continue to go to to avoid paying a fucking penny in taxes while—just for an example—hardworking freelancers sweat out how to make rent, John Oliver thought we could all use a little pick-me-up. (You’ve got…

Here's your chance to own a dinosaur skull, a "fully functioning" Roman chariot, and a whole lot of cricket bats—just like Russell Crowe

After a long separation, Russell Crowe and his ex-wife Danielle Spencer finalized their divorce this past December. To celebrate (and probably settle some matters, too), Crowe is selling off a bunch of his personal possessions in an upcoming Sotheby’s auction, cheekily titled Russell Crowe: The Art Of Divorce, and set…

Seeing Tom Cruise get his ass kicked again is one of The Mummy’s few pleasures

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Tom Cruise tumbles around a nose-diving airplane, grunting impotently at gravity. His character, a rakish treasure-hunting soldier named Nick Morton, has accidentally unleashed a mummified Egyptian princess from her tomb, and the only reason he survives the crash—awakening in a translucent plastic body bag without a…

Tom Cruise paints it black in the new trailer for The Mummy

The previous footage we’ve seen from Tom Cruise’s Mummy reboot hinted at some of the eponymous villain’s evil powers, but this one offers a bit more backstory on Sofia Boutell’s undead monster and what she wants from Cruise. Basically, she’s evil and wants to do evil stuff, but there’s probably some nuance here and…

The Nice Guys becomes a ’70s animated show in new promo

The Nice Guys is a great throwback not just to Shane Black’s buddy action-comedy films but also to the shining disco lights of late-’70s-era Los Angeles. As part of the marketing push for the film, opening in the U.S. this weekend, Warner Bros. Pictures imagined The Nice Guys as a ’70s cartoon as well. The result is…

Shane Black delivers another fun mismatched-buddy riff with The Nice Guys

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Not since Blue Ruin has a movie gotten as much mileage out of having its hero fuck up as The Nice Guys does. Shane Black’s entertaining but shaggy homage to The Rockford Files-era detective series and mid-to-late 1970s cheese finds its offbeat gumshoe in Holland March (Ryan Gosling), a smartass with no sense of smell…

Chicago, see Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in The Nice Guys early and for free

Hey girl, did you hear Ryan Gosling has a new movie coming out? Oh, Russell Crowe’s in it too (and he promises not to sing this time), but he doesn’t look nearly as dashing as Gosling does in ’70s duds. His character, P.I. Holland March, is working two concurrent cases: Tracking down a missing girl and investigating…

Russell Crowe to play the Dr. Jekyll of Universal’s Monster Avengers thing

The Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe—which is apparently what we’re just giving up and all agreeing to call the studio’s attempts to build a Marvel-esque network of franchises out of its classic monster movie properties—has just added another high-profile actor to its roster. Deadline is reporting that Russell…

Red-band trailer for Russell Crowe’s The Nice Guys not actually very nice

In a shocking turn of events—given that it’s being written and directed by Lethal Weapon scribe Shane Black, the man who turned the common household toilet into a figure of looming, bomb-concealing terror—it would appear that the title characters in the upcoming comedy noir The Nice Guys may not be all that nice at…