Displaying items by tag: Michael Douglas Friday, 29 May 2020

Ant-Man

Published in A
Friday, 10 July 2015 22:18
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild science-fiction violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    It's a mango fruit blast.

  • Starring

    Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, Michael Peña, David Dastmalchian, T.I., Wood Harris

  • Directed by

    Peyton Reed

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, head-slammed, punched, tackled, headlocked, catapulted, pushed, shot at, evaporated, flushed, vacuumed, near-drowned, near-stomped, arrested, kicked, kneed, flipped, stung, zapped, tasered, squished. Characters fall from very high distances, crash into objects. Animal testing. Car, helicopter, train crashes. Tanks, explosions, soldiers, machine-gun fire, missile. Property damage. Break-and-enter, theft. Grand larceny, burglary, robbery, computer hacking mentioned. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: Bloody noses, heads, clothing. Wound-cleaning. Butterfly bandage, arm in sling, bite mark.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Tight-fitting outfits, cleavage, shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, beer, wine, spirits). Xanax mentioned. Vial of prescription pills.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, sonofabitch. Name-calling. Slang for breasts. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Ant-man, shrinking, enlarging, heroes, father-daughter relationships, surveillance, estranged family, animal testing, safe-cracking, weaponry, sacrifice.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mothers, relationship breakup, deported parent, plane crash mentioned. Job loss. Prison, tunnel, drainpipe settings. Lambs, dog, spider web, ants (lots of ants), mouse. Throwing up mentioned. Some fast editing and bright light flashes. Mid-credits scene, post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Light, funny, whimsical, enjoyable, scaled-down, diverting, modest, off-the-cuff, big-hearted, genial, delightful, tongue-in-cheek, fun, fizzy, confident, refreshing, breezy, likeable, inventive, zingy, personal. Charming performance from Paul Rudd, pitch-perfect/punchy performance from Evangeline Lilly, scene-stealing performance from Michael Peña, dry/bitter performance from Michael Douglas, playful/adventurous vibe, goofy/combustible climax, brisk humour, invention over scale, nifty editing, inherently silly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Inoffensive, episodic, conventional. Slow/expository beginning, shopworn tropes, noticeable/distracting elucidation, expository training montages, premeditated exchanges with rest of Marvel universe.

Last Vegas

Published in L
Saturday, 25 January 2014 02:42
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Old friends are a sure bet.

  • Starring

    Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, Mary Steenburgen, Jerry Ferrara, Romany Malco, Roger Bart, Joanna Gleason, Michael Ealy

  • Directed by

    Jon Turteltaub

  • Running time

    105 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get punched. Mafia references. Theft. Arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody knuckles, bloody nose. Bandage.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, propositioning, ogling. Woman in lingerie, woman in briefs. Shirtless men. Swimwear, cleavage, skimpy clothing. References to sex acts. Erotic dancing. Couple seen beneath sheets.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, spirits, cocktails, beer). Gambling (slot machines, lucky wheel, blackjack). Prescription pills, Viagra seen. Lipitor, Dramamine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, a-word, cr*p. Slang for genitals. Name-calling, objectification of women. Age, gender, cross-dressing, marriage, Mafia stereotypes. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Friendship, Las Vegas, bachelor parties, clubbing, love triangles, fidelity, memories, gambling, mortality, grudges, forgiveness, death.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased wife mentioned, ex-partners discussed. Deceased boss. Funeral, plane, bar, casino, nightclub settings. Marriage proposal, relationship breakup. Snake.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Inoffensive, mediocre, amusing, watchable, lovely, funny, touching, sunny, heartfelt, entertaining, likable, genial. Great cast, memorable cameo, amiable performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unsubtle, clichéd, obvious, schmaltzy. Silly, unadventurous plot. Shameless product placement.

Behind The Candelabra

Published in B
Sunday, 16 June 2013 11:18
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  • Rating

    M: Drug use, coarse language and sex scenes.

  • The pitch

    Behind the glamour.

  • Starring

    Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Scott Bakula, David Koechner, Debbie Reynolds, Pat Asanti, Rob Lowe, Bruce Ramsay, Dan Akyroyd, Paul Reiser

  • Directed by

    Steven Soderbergh

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man trashes a room, throws and smashes objects. Heavy drinking, getting into fights, libel mentioned. Blood/gore: Close-ups of cosmetic surgery show scalpel slicing skin, implant being inserted, skin folded back, hammering bone, exposed flesh, surgical instruments. Blood, bandages, swelling.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Homosexual couples perform frequent sex acts (sodomy, oral sex implied). Kissing, flirting. Penis implants, erectile dysfunction, virginity, bisexuality, open relationships discussed. A man watches male-male porn, visits an adult shop. Infidelity. Nudity: Nude men beneath sheets, male bottoms. Shirtless men, men in underwear, swimwear. Carving on nude female figure on furniture.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Prescription medicine, tetrachloride mentioned. A man offers a pleasure drug to another man during sex. Drug addiction ("California diet" weight-loss pills, cocaine). Consuming pills, sorting cocaine into lines, rubbing gums with cocaine seen; snorting noises heard. Alcohol (beer, champagne, cocktails). Smoking. Gambling (slot machine).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, b*tch. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Liberace, cabaret, fame, love, piano, music, talent, homosexuality, foster care, adoption, legacy, opulence, wealth, flamboyance, loneliness, cosmetic surgery, paranoia, AIDS, bitter breakups, infidelity, secrets, privacy, age difference.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mothers, gravely ill/deceased partner, relationship breakdown. Estranged father mentioned. Hospital, church, funeral settings. Dogs, dog attack (theatrical), horse, pig/pork (mentioned), dog poo, plane, vomiting. Furs worn and mentioned (fox, mink, raccoon). Kennedy assassination, blood poisoning, near-death experience, dialysis, cardiac arrest, autopsy, AIDS mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Superb performance from Michael Douglas, excellent supporting cast. Acute direction, focused screenplay; astounding make-up, costume and set-design. Hypnotic, strange, moving.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable tangent, factual inaccuracies.