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Unlocked Review

Good

By injecting a steady sense of fun, this slick but mindless action thriller both holds the attention and keeps the audience entertained, even when things get very silly indeed. And because of the tone, the starry actors get the chance to add quirky angles to their characters that remind us to avoid taking anything that happens too seriously. The terrorism plot may strain to be topical and relevant, but it's the corny plotting and lively banter that keeps a smile on our faces.

It's set in London, where former CIA operative Alice (Noomi Rapace) is trying to have a quiet life working with migrants. When one of these, Lateef (Aymen Hamdouchi), appears to be a jihadist planning an attack, she shifts into action mode, consulting her mentor (Michael Douglas) and her MI5 contact (Toni Collette). Then things take a turn, sending her on the run with a shifty ex-marine (Orlando Bloom). With Alice seen as a rogue agent, the American CIA chief (John Malkovich) joins in the hunt. But she's actually the only person who knows the truth: the Muslims are trying to stop a murderous attack that's being orchestrated by someone inside the agency.

Veteran director Michael Apted keeps things moving so briskly that the audience never has much time to worry about the nonsensical details that are flung around in each conversation. The film is a riot of conspiracies, betrayals, codewords, revelations and ticking time bombs, none of which make much sense, but it's a lot of fun to watch a woman taking charge for once. Rapace makes a terrific action hero, tough and sympathetic while still maintaining a sense of mystery.

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Val Kilmer Makes Cancer "Healing" Admission


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Val Kilmer appears to have confirmed that he has been suffering from cancer after all, a few months after the actor had denied that was suffering from the disease.

The former Batman and Top Gun star, 57, was speaking to his fans in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session last Wednesday (April 26th), and responded to a question regarding the speculation late last year around his health after Michael Douglas had said Kilmer was “dealing with” throat cancer.

At the time, Kilmer had denied Douglas’ claims in a statement via Facebook saying that he had “no cancer whatsoever”. Now, however, he seems to have tracked back on that, saying that he has undergone “a healing of cancer”.

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Michael Douglas at the World premiere of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' held at Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 10th December 2016

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'Things Don't Look Good For Val Kilmer': Michael Douglas Claims Actor Has Cancer


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Val Kilmer is apparently seriously ill with some kind of oral cancer according to his friend Michael Douglas, who 'confirmed' the news at an event in London this weekend. Rumours have been circling for months regarding the actors health, but he's yet to comment on Douglas' remarks.

Val KilmerVal Kilmer is allegedly battling cancer

72-year-old Michael Douglas revealed the news during a Q&A with Jonathan Ross at 'An Evening with Michael Douglas', which took place at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London last night (October 30th 2016). He was discussing worked with the 56-year-old on the 1996 movie 'The Ghost and the Darkness'.

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Michael Douglas' Son Cameron Released From Prison After 7 Years


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Michael Douglas’ eldest son Cameron has been released from prison, after serving nearly seven years behind bars for drug offences, and is reportedly living in a halfway house.

According to the New York Daily News’ Page Six on Monday (August 1st), the 37 year old actor was quietly released early from prison having originally been due to leave in 2018, and is living in an unknown location while he gets accustomed to life outside prison.

Michael and Cameron DouglasCameron Douglas with his father Michael in 2009

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Has Never Had Plastic Surgery, But Wouldn't Rule It Out


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Catherine Zeta-Jones has denied ever having plastic surgery, despite constant rumours of her going under the knife. Speaking to Good Housekeeping magazine, Zeta-Jones admitted that she wouldn't rule out plastic surgery in the future and doesn't judge those who have made the decision.

Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones has denied ever having plastic surgery.

When asked if there was pressure in Hollywood to stay looking young, Zeta-Jones said: “You don't have to be a beauty queen to be an actress, the roles that are coming my way are different and more interesting.”

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Michael Douglas Shifts From Ant-Man To Beyond The Reach


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Michael Douglas' two movies this year couldn't be much more different, moving from the snappy thrills of Ant-Man to the dark tension of Beyond the Reach. The two-time Oscar-winner admits that he likes to try new things with each project.

Michael Douglas & Paul Rudd starring in Ant-ManMichael Douglas & Paul Rudd starring in Ant-Man

Ant-Man was something of a dream come true. "Well, I just wanted to do one of these pics, you know," he says. "My entire career is movies that have just been contemporary stories, with no special effects. So this was just the excitement of saying, 'Hey, I want to get into Marvel world!' It's larger than life, and there's a certain theatricality about it."

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Beyond The Reach Review

Good

With a spectacular setting and two solid actors on-screen, this thriller builds enough solid suspense to distract the audience from the implausible premise. Frankly, the screenwriter might have got away with it if he had avoided the temptation to indulge in some wacky bunny-boiler plotting. But Michael Douglas and Jeremy Irvine throw themselves into the situation in a way that's both gripping and entertaining.

In rural New Mexico, local orphan Ben (Irvine) has found happiness with his girlfriend Laina (Hanna Mangan Lawrence). Then she heads to Denver for university, so he throws himself into his job as a tracker working with the local small-town sheriff (Ronny Cox). His next job is to escort the cocky billionaire John (Douglas) out to the reach to hunt bighorn. But once the two men are in the wilderness, an unexpected incident reveals John's willingness to ignore the law. And now he needs to silence Ben. So John sends Ben into the desert wearing just his underpants, following him to make sure he dies unsuspiciously in the cruel sunshine. But he of course underestimates Ben's experience and resourcefulness.

The cat-and-mouse story holds the interest due to the actors, because it's never remotely believable that John's fancy jeep could keep up with the fleet-footed Ben through all of these rock-strewn mountains and ravines. And there's never even the slightest explanation for John's sudden burst of sadism. But never mind, Douglas sells the character through sheer charisma, swaggering across the Wild West like a man who has never lost at anything and doesn't intend to now. Meanwhile, Irvine throws himself into a physically demanding role that has some surprising emotional resonance. His moral dilemma is palpable, as his integrity wobbles in the face of a fistful of cash. Together, they make a terrific odd couple, with their constant distrusting glances and bald-faced bravado.

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Ant-Man Review

Excellent

The increasingly stale Marvel formula gets a blast of fresh air in this rollocking adventure movie, which combines a steady stream of character-based comedy with action sequences that are integrated seamlessly into the plot. Like last summer's Guardians of the Galaxy, the film departs from the usual tired structure to joyously tell a story that's more than pure escapism.

Released from prison after a stint for burglary, Scott (Paul Rudd) is struggling to restart his life when he has an unexpected encounter with Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), an inventor who needs his help. Hank's technology company is being steered away from his original vision to help mankind by his daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly) and his protege Darren (Corey Stoll), who see a chance to make a lot of money by selling Hank's ideas to the highest bidder. Hank's biggest breakthrough is a suit that shrinks the wearer down to ant-size, allowing for all kinds of unexpected possibilities. Pushed into a corner, Scott starts learning how to master the suit. But his ex-wife (Judy Greer) is now engaged to a cop (Bobby Cannavale) who's keeping his eye on Scott.

One of director Peyton Reed's main challenges was to sell the whole idea of an insect-sized warrior, and he does that fairly effortlessly, revealing an increasingly cool series of possibilities in each action sequence. These set-pieces emerge organically from the story, combining comedy and exhilaratingly coherent action to push the narrative forward. One of the best moments is an encounter with one of the Avengers (Anthony Mackie's Falcon), which offers a strong hint about how Ant-Man can liven up the franchise as a whole. And the climactic sequence is an inspired collision of mind-bending effects and inventive humorous touches (Thomas the Tank Engine nearly steals the whole film). Plus two post-credit stings for the fanboys.

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Michael Douglas Says Social Media Is To Blame For American Actors Missing Out On Biggest Roles


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Michael Douglas has bemoaned what he calls a “crisis” in the American movie industry, based on diminishing opportunities given to home-grown actors ahead of their British and Australian counterparts which he believes is down to their pre-occupation with social media and image instead of formal training.

He believes that young British actors are more likely to take acting school seriously and learn their profession the old-fashioned way, while Australian male stars are more overtly “masculine” in their image than U.S. actors.

70 year old Douglas said to The Independent: “There's something going on with young American actors - both men and women - because the Brits and Australians are taking many of the best American roles from them.”

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Diana Douglas, Actress And Mother Of Michael Douglas Dies Aged 92


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Actress Diana Douglas the mother of Michael Douglas and the first wife of Kirk Douglas has died aged 92, her husband Donald Webster confirmed. Douglas died on Friday at the Motion Picture and Television Home in Woodland Hills, California, following a battle with cancer.

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Michael Douglas - Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) - 'The Reach' - Premiere - Toronto, Canada - Sunday 7th September 2014

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Michael Douglas and Jeremy Irvine - Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) - 'The Reach' - Premiere - Toronto, Canada - Saturday 6th September 2014

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Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones and Tribeca Film Festival - Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Tuesday 17th April 2012 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair party at the State Supreme Courthouse

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Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones and Tribeca Film Festival
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Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones and Tribeca Film Festival
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Michael Douglas

Date of birth

25th September, 1944

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.78




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Unlocked Movie Review

Unlocked Movie Review

By injecting a steady sense of fun, this slick but mindless action thriller both holds...

Unlocked Trailer

Unlocked Trailer

Alice Racine (Noomi Rapace) is a CIA interrogator who gets embroiled in a terrorist plot...

Beyond the Reach Movie Review

Beyond the Reach Movie Review

With a spectacular setting and two solid actors on-screen, this thriller builds enough solid suspense...

Ant-Man Movie Review

Ant-Man Movie Review

The increasingly stale Marvel formula gets a blast of fresh air in this rollocking adventure...

Ant-Man Trailer

Ant-Man Trailer

When you need someone to break into a place and steal something, a career cat...

Beyond The Reach Trailer

Beyond The Reach Trailer

The cast and crew of forthcoming thriller 'Beyond The Reach' including producer Robert Mitas, director...

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Beyond The Reach Trailer

Deserts are inhospitable places at the best of times. For one young man, things are...

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An awful lot has happened in the world - A Second World War super soldier...

SuperMensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Movie Review

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For his lively film directing debut, Mike Myers (aka Austin Powers) traces the remarkable life...

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Shep Gordon may not be as famous as some of the biggest celebrities in the...

And So It Goes Trailer

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Oren Little is a wealthy realtor well-known for his abhorrent personality and generally poisonous attitude...

Last Vegas Movie Review

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An almost ridiculously strong cast and a witty script by the writer of Crazy Stupid...

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Billy, Paddy, Archie and Sam may well be getting on in years physically but, on...

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An extraordinary tale of friendship and romance is set to hit our screens as the...

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