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Unlocked Review

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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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Alice Racine (Noomi Rapace) is a CIA interrogator who gets embroiled in a terrorist plot when her investigation into a potentional biological attack in London gets infiltrated. She finds herself accidentally revealing information to a terrorist 'prisoner', and has to make a pretty swift escape when her life is threatened by nefarious spies. She's not alone in this though. An MI5 agent (Orlando Bloom) insists on joining her as she attempts to thwart what could be the most devastating extremist assault since 9/11. However, with an enemy at every corner, Alice isn't sure who she can trust anymore.

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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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Val Kilmer Says He Received An Apology From Michael Douglas


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Val Kilmer has shared that he received an apology from Michael Douglas after the actor claimed Kilmer was suffering from throat cancer, during a Q&A in London last month.

After Douglas’ comments Kilmer issued a statement denying he had cancer, saying he had instead undergone an operation to remove a lump from his throat.

Val KilmerVal Kilmer says he received an apology from Michael Douglas

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Val Kilmer Struggles To Speak During First Public Appearance Since Dismissing Cancer Rumours


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Val Kilmer struggled to speak during an appearance on Thursday at a screening of the film version of his play Citizen Twain.

The actor had been forced to deny rumours he was suffering from cancer earlier this month, after friend Michael Douglas said he was, "dealing with exactly what I had, and things don't look too good for him.”

But at the event in Los Angeles Kilmer told the audience he was still dealing with a swollen tongue, but declined to comment on his health any further.

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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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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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Catherine Zeta-Jones And Michael Douglas Look Happier Than Ever After 15 Years Of Marriage


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One of Hollywood's most well-known couples, Catherine Zeta-Jones marriage to Michael Douglas has certainly withstood the test of time, and it's today that the couple can say that they're celebrating 15 years of wedded bliss - though it hasn't exactly been without its pitfalls.

Catherine Zeta-Jones And Michael DouglasCatherine Zeta-Jones And Michael Douglas celebrate 15 years of marriage

46-year-old Jones married Douglas, who is exactly 25 years her senior since they share a birthday, this very day (November 18th) in 2000 in a ceremony at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. It came as soon as Douglas' divorce from Diandra Luker was finalised and since then, the couple have been virtually inseparable - that was until news broke in 2013 that they had separated for a few months.

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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

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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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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Sunday 15th February 2015

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

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones - Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Wednesday 16th February 2011 at New York Fashion Week New York City, USA

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Michael Douglas

Date of birth

25th September, 1944

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.78




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Michael Douglas Movies

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

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

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