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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Review)

Oliver Stone and Michael Douglas make a successful return to Wall Street

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Oliver Stone makes a winning attempt at staying true to his original 'Wall Street' storytelling about the warped mentality of the center of the economic universe. In keeping with the energized rhythms of his 1987 film, when greed was "good" (now it's "legal"), Stone masterfully applies stylistic, narrative and character details. Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Carey Mulligan, Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon impeccably fulfill their dream-team roles. Grade: B.  

Solitary Man (Review)

Michael Douglas is masterful in dark comedy about mid-life crisis

0 Comments · Thursday, June 24, 2010
Michael Douglas has some masterful surprises up his sleeve as Ben Kalmen, a once honest car salesman who abandons interest in both his reputation and his family after learning of an irregularity in his heart. The film wouldn't work with anyone other than Douglas, for whom the part was written by the writing/directing team of Brian Koppleman and David Levien ('Rounders'). Grade: B.   

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (Review)

Slick but empty romantic comedy falls flat

0 Comments · Friday, May 1, 2009
Fashion photographer and swarmy cad Connor Mead (Matthew McConaughey) returns to the family estate of Uncle Wayne (Michael Douglas) for the wedding of his younger brother (Breckin Meyer) and comes face-to-face with Jenny (Jennifer Garner), the one who got away. Connor cruises his sexscapade dreams with a disparate trio of spirit guides in search of true love, but the only spark of life here is the roguish Douglas. Grade: D.  

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