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EXCLUSIVE: Russell Crowe is poised to join the growing legion of big stars with global brands taking part in Universal Pictures’ classic monsters universe. I’m told that Crowe is in early talks to play a Jekyll-like role opposite Tom Cruise in The Mummy. It is unclear whether this could lead to a future spinoff; right now the discussion is this film. Alex Kurtzman is directing. Jon Spaihts wrote the script and Chris Morgan is overseeing the whole monsters initiative with…

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling headline the Shane Black film, in theaters May 20 The post Nice Guys Character Posters Bring Back ’70s Chic appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

Shane Black’s upcoming neonoir The Nice Guys has from the very first trailer heavily played up the fact that it’s a 1970’s throwback buddy comedy, right down to the 70’s-era Warner Bros logo. That joke is taken to the logical extreme with the latest trailer, narrated, cut and even given a color wash to look exactly like the kind of trailer that now exists only in blu-ray special feature menus. Over-explaining the plot: check. Weird cuts to random scenes that feel a little…

NBC’s Saturday Night Live with host Russell Crowe and musical guest Margo Price averaged a 4.0 rating in the metered-market households and a 1.8 in adults 18-49 in the markets with local people meters. That was just a tad up in the demo from last week’s telecast hosted by Peter Dinklage (4.0, 1.9) and matched the episode before that, hosted by Jonah Hill (4.0 and 1.8). Last night’s episode matched a season low for SNL in 18-49. (In households, the show’s low mark this…

Well it took some doing — a full-on effort, one can only surmise, by everyone in the writers’ room — but last night’s Russell Crowe-hosted SNL was the rattiest, tattiest, rock-bottom crummiest SNL of all time. OK, that low bar has been set, and re-set, more often than Donald Trump’s policy on anything, which only makes last night’s achievement all the more noteworthy. Like: What could possibly be worse than a live sketch on the theme of…

Two professions collide in The Nice Guys: Private eye Ryan Gosling says his job is “very complicated, OK? It’s nuanced.” Russell Crowe’s seems less of both; as the little girl enthuses, “You beat people up, and charge money?!” It’s 1977 Los Angeles — dig the groovy fonts, bitchin’ cars and Tower Records cameo — and it seems the mob is infiltrating the City of Angels. Kim Basinger tells our, uh, heroes that her daughter (Margaret Qualley) is mixed up in that and implores…

Whether Leonardo DiCaprio made $30 million last year; why Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe argued; and why Chris Rock said “Father Figure” was his favorite Sam Smith song, The Hollywood Reporter breaks down these and other joke-based head-scratchers.read…