Articles tagged nicolas cage

‘Wild at Heart’ Is David Lynch’s Exuberant Circus of Romance and Violence

Compared to David Lynch's bleak take on fate and human nature in, say, Eraserhead or Lost Highway, this is sunshine and sailboats -- albeit with plenty of vivid sex, violence, and twisted humor.

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13 Apr 2015 // 10:15 AM

Double Take: Raising Arizona (1987)

There's what's right, and there's what's right, and never the twain shall meet. Double Take tries to meet in the middle of Raising Arizona, which was released this week 28 years ago.

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In ‘Vampire’s Kiss / High Spirits’, Horror and Comedy Clash but Don’t Always Mix

Scream! Factory's horror/comedy "double feature" doesn't truly fit into either genre.

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In ‘Joe’, Nicolas Cage Plays a Captivating Tragic Figure

Joe feels neither remarkable nor unremarkable, yet by its conclusion it holds the power to touch your sensibilities.

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The 10 Legitimate Movie-Related Reasons to Hate Nicolas Cage

Think the actor's recent rash of paycheck-cashing roles is something new? These 10 career-spanning examples will set the record straight.

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A Shark May Not Teach You Lessons About Goodness Like Santa Clause Does, But It Might Eat Your Head

Christmas in July is a superficial, commercial non-event, so why not celebrate a new Shark Week holiday, a holy season you can really sink your teeth into?

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‘Port of Call’ is Nicolas Cage’s most unleashed, and best, work in years

Nicolas Cage received his marching orders for “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans” several years ago in a phone call from the filmmaker, Werner

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Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.

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Part 4: All About My Mother to Sleepy Hollow (October - November 1999)

Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.

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23 Mar 2009 // 3:47 AM

‘Knowing’ tops weekend box office

The debut of the Nicholas Cage science-fiction thriller “Knowing” took top honors at the weekend box office, raking in some $24.8 million through Sunday morning, according

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20 Mar 2009 // 3:00 AM


Knowing’s premise is intriguing, even if it ends up being a familiar race-against-time-disaster-movie.

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‘Bangkok’ Desperate: The Meaning of $8 Million

Contemplate the number for a moment…$8 million. One Sixtieth of what The Dark Knight has made so far this Summer. One tenth of the average

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.

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Digital Dynamite: The 30 Best DVDs of 2007

It was the year of the behemoth box set, the multi-disc triumph that tried to give long suffering fans everything their demanding little digital hearts ever desired. Here are PopMatters' 30 picks for the best DVDs of the year.

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National Treasure: Book of Secrets

The primary draw in the National Treasures is Nic Cage, odd and spasmodic, undeniably charismatic.

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19 Dec 2007 // 1:57 AM

‘Book of Secrets’ is a first for Nicolas Cage: a sequel

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—Nicolas Cage has never wanted to repeat himself, at least when it comes to his selection of movie roles. The lack of

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4 Oct 2007 // 9:58 PM


Suspense and that familiar adrenaline rush come with creativity, not clock crunching. Next fails to fully understand this, and ends up paying for it in the end.

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12 Sep 2007 // 9:42 PM


This may be the last time the Woo signatures -- slow-mo gun battles flanked by slo-mo birds; "balletic" leaps through the air; two-man Mexican stand-offs -- were effective in a remotely serious manner

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24 Jun 2007 // 9:59 PM

Ghost Rider (2007)

This script takes generic archetypes and applies them to specific situations only by the cheapest of character-development techniques.

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27 Apr 2007 // 2:00 AM

Next (2007)

The film doesn’t try to explain or rationalize its essential trick, but drops you rather perfunctorily into Cris' multiple dilemmas.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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