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'Basic Instinct 2'

"Basic Instinct 2" At one point David Cronenberg supposedly was in talks to direct this 2006 sequel. Benjamin Bratt, Kurt Russell and Pierce Brosnan were among the names bandied about to play Sharon Stone's latest conquest. But she ended up rolling around in bed with corpulent Britisher David Morrissey, who is a fine actor, but not really a love machine. And director Michael Caton-Jones, who has done decent work over the years, seemed at a loss as to how to sex up this silly mystery thriller. Stone had been kicking around Hollywood for over a decade when she hit superstardom in 1992's "Basic Instinct" as the crime novelist Catherine Tramell, who may or may not have killed her love with an ice pick during the throes of passion. In this outing, Tramell is now living in London and the center of a police investigation after another mysterious death of her latest boyfriend. Stone takes off her clothes once again with great abandon. But the film has as much sex appeal as a glass of milk. Winner of the Razzie for worst film of the year. Jaap Buitendijk / Sony Pictures Releasing
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