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Michael Douglas - AARP's 15th Annual Movies for GrownUps Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Arrivals at Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 8th February 2016

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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-jones
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Michael Douglas , Catherine Zeta-­‐Jones - Jazz at Lincoln Center's Ertegun Atrium and Ertegun Hall of Fame grand reopening - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 17th December 2015

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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-­‐jones
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-­‐jones
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-­‐jones
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-­‐jones
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-­‐jones

Michael Douglas - 43rd International Emmy Awards - Press Room at Emmy Awards - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 24th November 2015

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Michael Douglas , Catherine Zeta-Jones - 2015 US Open Tennis - Women's Final against Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Billy Jean King National Tennis Center - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 13th September 2015

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas , Dylan Douglas - Catherine Zeta-Jones and husband Michael Douglas with their son Dylan at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 24th August 2015

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Catherine Zeta-jones, Michael Douglas and Dylan Douglas
Catherine Zeta-jones, Michael Douglas and Dylan Douglas
Catherine Zeta-jones, Michael Douglas and Dylan Douglas
Catherine Zeta-jones, Michael Douglas and Dylan Douglas
Catherine Zeta-jones, Michael Douglas and Dylan Douglas

Michael Douglas - Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and their children, Carys and Dylan arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 16th August 2015

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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.

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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 - Marvel's screening of 'Ant-Man' hosted by The Cinema Society and Audi - Outside Arrivals - New York City, United States - Monday 13th July 2015

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Michael Douglas - Press conference for Ant-Man at the Corinthian Hotel - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 8th July 2015

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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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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones - The European Premiere of Marvel's: "Ant-Man" held at Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 8th July 2015

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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 - Walt Disney presents the premiere of 'ANT-MAN' - Arrivals at Hollywood, Disney - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 29th June 2015

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Ant-Man Trailer


When you need someone to break into a place and steal something, a career cat burglar is your best bet. Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is in jail, which isn't the best start, but when Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) needs a thief, Lang is still his man. Pym was once a miniature superhero known as Ant-Man, yet when Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) takes over his company and tries to mass-market the powerful Ant-Man suits, Pym hires Lang to break in and steal the suit back. From there, he must become the Ant-Man - no matter how much he hates the name.

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Beyond The Reach - Featurette


The cast and crew of forthcoming thriller 'Beyond The Reach' including producer Robert Mitas, director Jean Baptiste Leonetti, and stars Jeremy Irvine and Michael Douglas, discuss the making of the movie in a new featurette. Everyone had a lot of praise for the two leading actors.

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Beyond The Reach Trailer


Deserts are inhospitable places at the best of times. For one young man, things are about to become a whole lot worse. Ben (Jeremy Irvine) has been living on the edge of civilisation for years, helping to lead trappers and hunters safely through the desert to experience some of the most wild and dangerous hunting on the planet. When he is employed by Madec (Michael Douglas), a wealthy business man who has a taste for hunting, he drives out beyond an area known as The Reach. During their hunting, Madec shoots at a target, obscured by the sun's glare, which later turns out to have been a person. With his business at stake if the world discovers what he has done, Madec decides to leave no witnesses, and opts to let the desert kill Ben. Ben, however, has other ideas.

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Marvel Releases 'Ant-Man' Teaser! [Trailer + Pictures]


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Marvel Studios has released the first full trailer for Ant-Man, giving fans their first real look at Paul Rudd as the shrinking man himself. The internet pretty much imploded when this one hit last night and where better to gauge the critical reaction than on the hallowed pages of Reddit?

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But first: a little background. Ant-Man is a weird one. It doesn't carry the same anticipation as The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America 3 or even Doctor Strange, though it's an intriguing movie with an intriguing cast. It was intended as a project for the innovative British filmmaker Edgar Wright though after disagreements over the script, he moved on. Still the major cast - Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas - remained and Peyton Reed came in as director.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Speaks About Michael Douglas' Battle With Cancer


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Catherine Zeta-Jones has spoken of how she struggled to cope in the aftermath of Michael Douglas’s cancer diagnosis.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones told a conference about how Michael Douglas' cancer impacted her

The 44 year old addressed a medical conference in New York on Sunday, admitting that she had found it difficult to cope when her husband was diagnosed with stage four tongue cancer in 2010 having been misdiagnosed three times previously.

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Marvel Announces Release Date For Unknown Movie - What Could It Be?


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Last week Marvel studios took the unusual step of announcing five upcoming movie release dates stretching into 2019 without actually announcing what movies they would be. Now they’ve added another date for that schedule: May 4th 2018.

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Robert Downey Jr, pictured here with wife Susan, is unsure of his future role with the Iron Man films

Presumably this has been made possible because of the recent news that Sony has pushed back the release date of The Amazing Spiderman 3. The projected Amazing Spiderman 4 movie had been due to be released on May 4th 2018, but obviously that date has now become available.

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SuperMensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon Review


Excellent

For his lively film directing debut, Mike Myers (aka Austin Powers) traces the remarkable life of his friend, the almost too-likeable music manager Shep Gordon. A mensch is a really nice guy, and this film documents how Gordon has created a makeshift family of loyal friends around him, even though he's never had a proper family of his own. It's an engaging movie that reminds audiences that the most important thing in life is certainly not fame.

Shep Gordon came to Los Angeles as a young man and happened to stay in the same hotel where Joplin, Hendrix and Morrison were hanging out. Quickly getting involved in their blurry world of drugs and money, Shep won over everyone he met simply because of his integrity and generosity. As a manager, he lived the high-life with high-powered girlfriends like Sharon Stone (who introduced him to Buddhism) and a Playboy Playmate wife. He helped Groucho Marx sort out his finances, and worked with lifelong pal Alice Cooper to create Cooper's iconic on-stage persona. And he's still considered one of the best fix-it men in the business. His home in Maui is a bolt-hole for any of his celebrity buddies who are trying to escape the limelight.

The film is assembled with a snappy rhythm that catches a sense of Shep's fast-paced lifestyle. It's packed with great film clips, hilarious home movies and even a few re-enactments. But the best stories are told by the starry interviewees who clearly adore Shep and recount riotous backstage anecdotes about their experiences with him, as well as his larger-than-life personality and unstoppable libido. The most jaw-dropping story is about how he ramped up clean-cut Canadian singer Anne Murray's reputation and career by having her photographed with super-cool lothario Teddy Pendergrass. But with a life this high-flying, Shep has never found a life partner or had his own children. Although he has become a father figure to his ex-wife's kids, essentially raising them himself.

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Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon Trailer


Shep Gordon may not be as famous as some of the biggest celebrities in the world, but you can bet they count him among their closest friends. A popular Jewish music manager who took on the career after meeting Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, Shep's first subject was shock rocker Alice Cooper in 1965. Since then, his Hollywood career has exploded having also worked alongside the likes of Pink Floyd, Luther Vandross, Blondie, Ann Murray and others. Not only that, but Shep instigated the breakthrough of celebrity chefs and also become close personal friends with the 14th Dalai Lama during his venture into Buddhism. Now, though, after a life of luxury and living other people's lives, this 'mensch' as his star friends call him (a Yiddish word essentially meaning 'a good person') is looking for a life of his own.

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Is 'Anchorman' Director Adam McKay In Talks To Direct Marvel's 'Ant Man'?


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It's another is he-isn't he situations which will never truly be resolved unless Adam McKay chooses to take the position as Ant Man director, or it'll just remain another unconfirmed rumour. Ant Man has been in a state of development since 2003 and there still seems to be some troubles even with filming about to start this summer. With the film's initial director, Edgar Wright, walking out last week what will the future look like for the upcoming Marvel film?

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Adam McKay is rumoured to be in talks with Marvel.

Edgar Wright, who has been working on the movie's script since 2003, resigned last week over creative differences. Reports suggest Marvel changed Wright's script without his permission. Wright not only penned the screenplay but was also set to direct, leaving the Ant Man team in dire need of a director. As Variety reported, McKay was seemingly in talks with the film's producers and may be stepping in to take over from Wright. 

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And So It Goes Trailer


Oren Little is a wealthy realtor well-known for his abhorrent personality and generally poisonous attitude towards anyone who disagrees with or annoys him. Having spent a career lying and cheating his way through lucrative housing deals, he's just about ready to retire - but, unfortunately for him, a quiet lapse into old age is not what awaits him. When his estranged son arrives on his doorstep with his young daughter, Oren is horrified that he has now been charged with taking care of her. He attempts to get his neighbour Leah to take her in, but he soon begins to realise that there's a lot more love in his heart than he, or anybody, had ever thought. As well as finally opening his arms to his granddaughter, he is even starting to feel for Leah - though, being so used to offending people, even his attempts to be nice don't turn out right.

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Video - Michael Douglas And Catherine Zeta-Jones Hold Hands At 41st Annual Chaplin Award Gala - Part 1


'Last Vegas' star Michael Douglas and his 'Rock of Ages' actress wife Catherine Zeta-Jones were snapped holding hands on the red carpet at the 41st annual Chaplin Award Gala. Also spotted arriving at the event was 'The Wolf of Wall Street' star Rob Reiner who was being honoured with an accolade.

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'House Of Cards' Actor Corey Stoll Joining 'Ant Man' As Mystery Character


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Corey Stoll, the American actor who played Peter Russo in the first season of Netflix's 'House of Cards,' is in talks to join Edgar Wright's Ant-Man movie. Stoll, who recently appeared alongside Liam Neeson in Non-Stop, is being tipped to join Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas in the movie, according to The Wrap.

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Wright is directing the movie this Spring, from a script he co-wrote with Attack the Block writer and director Joe Cornish. 

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Evangeline Lilly In Talks With Marvel For 'Ant-Man'


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Ant-Man's love interest may be played by Evangeline Lilly. Lilly who has most recently appeared as the elf Tauriel in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, is rumoured to be in early talks with Marvel, according to Variety.

The 34-year-old actress could be, should talks prove successful and media outlets accurate, starring as the daughter of Hank Pym and the love interest of Scott Lang/Ant-Man in the 2015 Marvel film adaptation of their comic-book classic. Paul Rudd, best known for his comedic roles in Friends and Anchorman, is set to star as Ant-Man, a superhero who is able to change his size. Michael Douglas will be involved in the project and Michael Peña (Gangster Squad) is also rumoured to have been cast in the film. 

In comic book lore, there have been three Ant-Men: the first being Hank Pym, a scientist who first discovers how to alter his size using a substance he creates. Pym, in the upcoming adaptation, will be played by Michael Douglas. Although Pym did not have a daughter in the comics (strangely Lang did) this may be director and co-writer Edgar Wright's new different approach to the film. 

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How Homophobic Were Jared Leto And Michael Douglas' Golden Globes Acceptance Speeches? [Video]


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Jared Leto and Michael Douglas each won a Golden Globe award last night for their stand-out performances in very different films. Both actors' characters share the similarity of being part of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community with Leto's Rayon a transgender woman suffering with AIDS in Dallas Buyers Club and Douglas' gay Liberace lifted from real life in Behind The Candelabra.

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Michael Douglas Raised Some Eyebrows With An Insensitive Acceptance Speech.

With such high profile awards for what would have traditionally been controversial roles, the actors' wins mark a great leap forward for the portrayal of LGBT characters in movies and a move to eradicate homophobia and stereotyping in cinema. Whilst these positives cannot be denied, it has been noted in the wake of the initial glow and glamour of the awards that not every aspect of Leto and Douglas' win is cause for celebration.

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Idris Loses Golden Globe Hopes For 'Mandela' And 'Luther'


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Idris Elba loses out on a Golden Globe gong for Best Actor in 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' as Matthew Mcconaughey takes home the award.

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No Globe for Idris this year

'The Wire' star impressed critics with his performance as late humanitarian Nelson Mandela, with our own critic Rich Cline describing him as having 'enormous presence. with the right physicality and charisma', but it seems that it just hasn't been enough at this year's Globes. The movie was nominated for a remarkable four awards and did manage to land Best Original Song - Motion Picture; an award which went to U2 for 'Ordinary Love'.

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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

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

Beyond The Reach Trailer

Beyond The Reach Trailer

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

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Ant-Man Trailer

Ant-Man Trailer

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

SuperMensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Movie Review

SuperMensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Movie Review

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

Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon Trailer

Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon Trailer

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

And So It Goes Trailer

And So It Goes Trailer

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

Last Vegas Movie Review

Last Vegas Movie Review

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

Last Vegas Trailer

Last Vegas Trailer

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

Behind The Candelabra Trailer

Behind The Candelabra Trailer

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

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