Posts Tagged ‘kirk douglas’
The Final Countdown - inside

The Final Countdown (1980)

Even as a schmaltzy low-budget military/sci-fi mashup, "The Final Countdown" feels cheap and lazy.
Champion - inside

Champion (1949)

This gritty boxing drama, though it hasn't aged well, earned an Oscar nom for Kirk Douglas and established many of the patterns of the genre.

Seven Days in May - inside

Seven Days in May (1964)

A solid, engaging thriller, "Seven Days in May" tends to fall apart when you examine its plot a little more closely.
20000 Leagues Under the Sea - inside

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

It's a bit hokey, but 1954's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" has stood as the quintessential version of Jules Verne's novel.

Spartacus - inside

Spartacus (1960)

The 1960 epic about a Roman slave revolt was disavowed by director Stanley Kubrick, but it remains one of his finest films.

Lust for Life

Hollywood loves the notion that all artists must suffer to achieve greatness, and "Lust for Life" is full-bore leap into Vincent Van Gogh's misery.