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LIBERACE MOVIE A HIT FOR HBO

May 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Aided by solid reviews earlier in the week at the Cannes Film Festival, where it participated in the competition, director Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra produced the highest ratings for an HBO original movie in nine years. The first screening of the movie attracted 2.4 million viewers; a second, immediately afterwards, attracted an additional 1.1 […]

FROM SODERBERGH: SOUR NOTES ABOUT MAKING LIBERACE BIOPIC

June 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Director Steven Soderbergh, whose movies represent a cross-section of film fare — from the more-than-four-hour-long commercial failure Che (it earned less than $1.5 million at the box office) to the box office hits Ocean’s Eleven and Ocean’s Twelve — says it is difficult to find financing for a film “that’s not bubbly and positive all […]

MICHAEL DOUGLAS CENTER OF OSCAR DILEMMA

October 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Twentieth Century Fox is likely to promote Michael Douglas for a best supporting actor Oscar, rather than a best actor award, for his performance in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, DeadlineHollywood.com reported Tuesday, citing unnamed sources. The website observed that Douglas himself feels that his Gordon Gekko character in the sequel amounts to a supporting […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS

September 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Money may never sleep, but that may not be the case when it comes to the audience watching Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, several critics suggest. “Greed is boring,” writes Mick LaSalle in the San Francisco Chronicle in his review. “Strange thing about this movie: The sky is falling, empires are crumbling, venerable financial monoliths […]

ABC NEWS APOLOGIZES FOR ANOTHER ETHICAL MISSTEP

July 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Admitting an ethical lapse for the second time in a one-month period, ABC News said Wednesday that Elizabeth Vargas should not have interviewed Michael Douglas about his divorce during a segment on Tuesday’s Good Morning America. The Post pointed out that Vargas dated Douglas while he was still married to his wife Diandra. During the […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “SOLITARY MAN”

June 15, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Among films playing in limited release, Anchor Bay Films’s Solitary Man, starring Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandan, Mary-Louise Parker and Danny DeVito, expanded into 53 theaters, where it averaged a solid $6,976 per theater for a total of $871,081. That’s especially impressive given the fact that a few of those theaters have been screening it for […]