Michael Douglas

Last Vegas

For no particular reason, I had it in my head that Last Vegas was about four veteran actors knocking over a Vegas casino. I understood their characters to be former tough guys from New York, childhood best friends who reunite for one last hurrah. In my head, that last hurrah would pretty much be a …

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The War of the Roses

Few onscreen couples can compare to Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas. They have such perfect chemistry that it’s possible to tolerate the sometimes silly, over-the-top situations in their movies for the sake of seeing them together. No matter how absurd things get, they never lose their credibility. I always imagine The War of the Roses …

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Coma (1978)

Imagine a sinister research institute was purposely putting normal, vital people into comas for their own nefarious reasons. You go in for a simple surgical procedure and the next thing you know you’re a vegetable. Or maybe, just maybe, you throw on a circa 1978 Michael Douglas/Genevieve Bujold vehicle and experience the very same effect! …

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