"The Nice Guys", "X-Men: Apocalypse", and "Warcraft" | Recent Movie Reviews

The summer blockbuster season is officially here, and it's been a mixed bag so far, at least for me. Shane Black's The Nice Guys is a comedy that wasn't on my radar at the end of last year, but as far as ratings go - it's above and beyond the two big movies I was looking forward to for a while now. In case you missed these reviews on my channel, you can check them out below!

The Nice Guys

Genre: Comedy, Action
Release Date: May 20, 2016
Runtime: 1 hr. 56 min.
MPAA Rating: R

Shane Black is back with another action comedy, and judging by the box office numbers it's definitely on track to be one of those great under-appreciated movies. Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe deliver incredible performances as an unlikely pair of private eyes, investigating an apparent suicide of a porn star in 1970s Los Angeles. I can't recommend this movie enough! If you enjoy R-rated action comedies, and if you liked Shane Black's Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) - this movie is going to be right up your alley.

X-Men: Apocalypse

Genre: Action
Release Date: May 27, 2016
Runtime: 2 hr. 24 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13

The latest installment in the X-Men franchise was a highly-anticipated film, and it had big shoes to fill after all of the high praise for X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). It opened to mixed reviews, and while some fans still loved it, a lot of people ended up feeling a bit disappointed by this movie. However, you can always rely on McAvoy as Professor X and Fassbender as Magneto to deliver amazing performances.


Genre: Action, Fantasy
Release Date: June 10, 2016
Runtime: 2 hr. 3 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13

If we're talking about epic fantasy worlds, the lore behind Warcraft games has what it takes. But did Duncan Jones manage to make a good film out of it? Critics say no, but fans of the games seem to appreciate seeing this world brought to the big screen. As a long-time World of Warcraft player, I have to admit I had fun watching this one despite it being a very flawed film.