Michael Douglas is not what we would call a comic book guy. Sure, the veteran actor will next star in Peyton Reed's 'Ant-Man' (and he even appears to be growing some wild facial hair for the gig), but that doesn't mean that any of this comic book stuff is in his wheelhouse. He even thinks that 'Ant-Man' is about an ant. No, really.
Back in 1992, director Paul Verhoeven unleashed 'Basic Instinct,' starring Sharon Stone as a writer, psychologist, and the prime suspect in a murder investigation, who strikes up an affair with the detective investigating the case, played by Michael Douglas. Originally given an NC-17 rating by the MPAA, the steamy thriller was a massive success and was praised for its groundbreaking depiction of sex in mainstream cinema. 'Basic Instinct' became so iconic that in 2006, Sharon Stone starred in a sequel without Verhoeven's involvement -- though it was a critical and commercial failure. Twenty-two years later, we're revisiting the cast of this modern neo-noir classic to see what they're up to now.
What do you get when Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline journey to Las Vegas in a movie? If this were a few decades ago, they'd probably all double cross and kill each other. But today? They get to play old buddies having one last hurrah in a similar fashion to 'The Hangover.' Because the only thing funner than old, drunk people are old, drunk movie stars. Or at least that's what everyone involved with 'Last Vegas' thinks.
Okay: that headline is unfair. The first 'Last Vegas' trailer isn't 'The Hangover' with old people...it's 'The Hangover' with four actors who were, once upon a time, some of the absolute best in the business. There was a time when when Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline headlining a movie would have been a major event. But what about now? The 'Last Vegas' trailer certainly thinks this is a big deal, but is it?
HBO may not have had the same fanfare that AMC did this weekend with the premiere of 'Mad Men' season 6, but we got at least one major reason to watch the pay-cable network apart from a new 'Game of Thrones' episode. The latest full trailer for Steven Soderbergh's Liberace biopic 'Behind the Candelabra' has hit, chronicling the famed relationship between the glamorous pianist (Michael Douglas) and his younger lover Scott Thorson (Matt Damon), but how does HBO's latest buzz-worthy film stand up?
Remember when the first trailer for James Franco's 'Interior. Leather Bar.' hit? The film itself, which recreates the 40 minutes of footage excised from William Friedkin's gay S&M-focused thriller 'Cruising,' is in itself too provocative for the mainstreamers considering it's homosexual content. Even Franco stated sarcastically in the trailer, "Don't show gay sex... that's the f---ing devil!" Well, apparently another film has fallen into this category of being "too gay" for a big-screen wide release, and that's the Matt Damon- and Michael Douglas-starring Liberace biopic 'Behind the Candelabra.'
Here's a little somethin' for the ladies: a snapshot of four Oscar-winning senior citizens chillaxing in Las Vegas. Call it 'The Hang Over-60.' Get it? Okay, sorry, moving on.
As you can see, this is a photo of Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and Kevin Kline on the set of their new comedy 'Last Vegas,' which we're informed has just commenced production in Sin City. Read on after the break for more details on the film!
'Fatal Attraction,' the classic flick starring Glenn Close as an obsessive woman who can't let go of her one-night stand with Michael Douglas, is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary -- and there's much to celebrate. Aside from turning "fatal attraction" into an overused phrase describing the same sort of warped relationship shown on screen, the film has presently grossed more than $320 million worldwide, was nominated for six Academy Awards and scarred the bejeezes out of unfaithful husbands everywhere.
But the question is, Would the film have been just as successful if the original version was released to theaters?