Articles tagged michael douglas

It Must Feel Good to Be as Bad as Gordon Gekko

Why are bad guys like Gordon Gekko, Tony Montana and Patrick Bateman so beloved? Because we can’t act without guilt, and what’s worse, we can’t even admit that we want to.

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Masters of the Universe: Oliver Stone’s ‘Wall Street’

In his desire to trump his upper crust "superiors", Gekko's personal ethic could be read as a perverted, ultimately hypocritical form of populist revolt.

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14 May 2009 // 4:06 AM

Forget Bernie Madoff. The Wall Street veteran who might be the real scapegoat for our country’s financial meltdown hasn’t closed a deal in

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7 May 2009 // 5:33 AM

I’m probably not the only one who suspects the credit crunch was brought on by men who grew up idolizing Gordon Gekko. When director

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The Streets of San Francisco - Season 1, Vol. 2

Michael Douglas is dreamy, but The Streets of San Francisco is stuck in a time warp.

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20 Sep 2007 // 2:27 AM

Michael Douglas goes crazy again in ‘King of California’

NEW YORK—For a guy who spent years hitting the hot button on pop culture, Michael Douglas sounds, at 62, like he’d be just fine

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Romancing the Stone/The Jewel of the Nile (1984)

Everything in Jewel of the Nile is predictable, right down to the romantic final scenes at sunset.

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31 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Sentinel (2006)

A woefully timid, allegedly paranoid, political thriller short on thrills, shorter on paranoia, and shortest on politics.

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31 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Sentinel (2006)

The Sentinel thus sets up a conflict between two exceptionally earnest masculine icons -- Kiefer Sutherland and Michael DOuglas -- all furrowed brows and low-talking intensity.

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13 Jul 2006 // 11:00 PM

You, Me and Dupree (2006)

This impossible place -- most desired object and least elucidated subject -- makes Molly typical of the women in white guy romcoms.

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21 Apr 2006 // 2:00 AM

The Sentinel (2006)

I suppose if you're going to cast the deliriously overexposed Eva Longoria -- and give her a weapon, to boot -- you might as well make fun of the fact that you've done so.

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22 May 2003 // 12:00 AM

The In-Laws (2003)

Robin Tunney's cool aversion to stereotype is easily The In-Laws' most valuable asset.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Wonder Boys (2000)

Hey there. If you find yourself pushing on past middle age and wondering why all your potential has only gotten you just where you are and not one iota farther, then Curtis Hanson's new film Wonder Boys may be your sunset tonic.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Wonder Boys (2000)

Curtis Hanson's Wonder Boys is very much concerned with the boys its title declares (or, rather, with a certain sort of boyish behavior). More to the point, it actually seems to wonder, as we do and as the characters do, what is to be done with them.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Traffic (2000)

As if a force unto themselves, beyond all legal, social, moral, or even political powers, drugs cross borders, produce wealth, cost lives. Drugs are a system, and they never stop moving.

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One Night at McCool’s (2001)

Any movie that offers proud big bully Andrew Dice Clay as a walking joke, however self-knowing or smug, is starting at a disadvantage. Andrew Dice Clay already made that joke himself, you know, and more than a few years ago.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

One Day in September (1999)

By tracing these failures, 'One Day in September' represents compelling links between sports (in general and specifically Olympian) and violence, as a basis for cultural exchange.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Don’t Say a Word (2001)

Michael Douglas's latest film, 'Don't Say a Word', is painfully and transparently about, well, him.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Don’t Say a Word (2001)

Michael Douglas's latest film, 'Don't Say a Word', is painfully and transparently about, well, him.

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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