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Wall Street/Solitary Man/Tournee

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Michael Douglas is at the Cannes Film Festival to promote his new film “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”, a sequel to the 1987 hit directed by Oliver Stone. The film is showing out of competition.

It also stars Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, Charlie Sheen, and Susan Sarandon. Enough star-power to gurantee box office success, you would think. But stand by for a summer blizzard of publicity and marketing because the film is only slated for release in September.

For more information see: www.imdb.com

For the trailer see: www.youtube.com

For the official film site see: www.wallstreetmoneyneversleeps.com

But that’s not all. Douglas is also promoting another film – a dark comedy called “Solitary Man”.

There isn’t that much difference between this the the Wall Street sequel described above. If you like one, you’ll like probably like the other one too. Both star Douglas’s hard-boiled macho man character and both offer plenty of screen time to the little dimple on his chin. After all they are both classic Douglas vehicles with Susan Saranden in them and all that jazz…

For more information see: www.imdb.com

For the trailer see: www.youtube.com

For the official film site see: www.solitarymanmovie.com

French actor/director Matthieu Amalric is in Cannes too, with his film “Tournee” (On Tour) which is in competition for the Palm d’Or.

Inspired by Colette’s writings about working in music halls, Almaric used real-life American performers who recreate burlesque acts from the 40s and 50s to make his film.

Critics can’t quite make their minds up however. Clearly the film doesn’t quite work; everyone is agreed that the film somehow misses the mark, but the jury is still out on exactly why and the waters are further muddied by the fact that despite their reservations, they liked the film. Charming is a word that crops up often as does endearing. Or maybe they’re referring to Amalric?

You’ll probably need to see this one if you want to make up your own mind. It’s on screens in France in June so make a note to catch it during your hols because unless it wins at Cannes, Tournee is unlikely to get a release anywhere else.

For more information see: www.imdb.com

For the trailer see: www.youtube.com

For the official film site see: www.tournee-lefilm.com