Werner Herzog, the brilliant, eccentric director behind “Aguirre: The Wrath of God” and “Fitzcarraldo” speaks about his unique approach to filmmaking, forgery and the acting talents of one Nicolas Cage. And he reminds us all why we love his films so much.
Hallelujah! Nicolas Cage has finally returned. Once a brilliant and respected actor whose eccentricities and prodigious talents combined to create truly memorable characters like H.I. McDunnough in the Coen Brothers’ zany masterpiece, “Raising Arizona,” and Charlie Kaufman’s neurotic, alter-ego twins in Spike Jonze’s “Adaptation,” Cage has since become known more for laughably bad turns in [...]
Experiencing a good Nicolas Cage movie is like witnessing a total solar eclipse; it’s rare, and if you’re lucky enough to catch one, it’s spectacular. Combine the eccentric Cage at his bizarre best with the notoriously weird genius of luminary director, Werner Herzog, and you’ve got pseudo-noir masterpiece of epic, hallucinogenic proportions. “The Bad Lieutenant: Port [...]
In Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Nicolas Cage plays a rogue detective who is as devoted to his job as he is at scoring drugs — while playing fast and loose with the law. He wields his badge as often as he wields his gun in order to get his way. [...]
Nicolas Cage has stepped out of his villainous role in Michel Gondry’s revitalization of the classic property, “The Green Hornet.” The Heat Vision Blog reports that Cage was slated to play the villain in Columbia’s action blockbuster, but the star and studio failed to agree on the terms of the deal. Columbia is now thought [...]
Lionsgate has snatched up the stateside rights to Matthew Vaughn’s action-comedy, “Kick-Ass,” reports Variety. The movie, which won overwhelming fanboy approval at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, is based on a comicbook by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. that centers on a comic-obsessed teenager who attempts to become a real-life superhero, despite the fact [...]
Nicolas Cage, most recently of “Knowing” and “G-Force” is in talks to play the gangster villain in “The Green Hornet.” Variety reports that Cameron Diaz, of “My Sister’s Keeper” and “What Happens in Vegas,” is also in early negotiations to star in the film. She’s being considered as a reporter and prominent love interest in [...]
A sequel to Nic Cage’s awful “Ghost Rider?” No, no, no, that would be too conventional. It may already be getting a full franchise reboot. Yes, that’s right. A reboot, or a reconception, if you like, after only one movie. Cage recently told MTV that he would “like to do a reconceive,” for “Ghost Rider [...]
In Hollywood’s latest endeavor to avoid originality at all costs, Universal has come out on top in a four-studio bidding war for the film rights to the classic 1979 Atari game, “Asteroids,” according to THR. For all you Xbox360 natives, “Asteroids” entailed a single player navigating a triangular space ship through an asteroid field while [...]
This week we review Nic Cage’s “Knowing,” and Chow Yun-fat in “Dragonball Evolution.” Pardon the technical difficulties. Towards the end, there’s about 6 minutes of show missing thanks to some faulty software Next week should be better!