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For better or worse, the family road trip is an institution that is as old as time. So, it's fitting that The Croods, the latest animated adventure from DreamWorks, goes back to the land before time to tell the tale of a family of Neanderthals forced to leave the comfort of their cramped but safe cave behind and set forth to places unknown!
The film will tell the story of Lawrence Horn, a former executive in the music industry who hired a hitman named James Perry to kill his “his wife, quadriplegic son and the wealthy family's overnight nurse at their suburban home in Silver Spring, Maryland.” Horn was motivated to set up the crime because his son had been the victim of medical malpractice and won a $2 million trust that Horn couldn’t collect on unless his son was dead (aka this guy was a true blue dirt bag).
We all love it when Nicolas Cage is allowed to go a little crazy. Sure, he may make some truly terrible script choices, but whenever he is let off the chain and allowed to play angry/strange the results couldn't be more entertaining. Hence why we are very pleased to see that the actor is joining a movie where the plot allows him to do just that.
David Gordon Green has spent the last few years making silly comedies like Pineapple Express, Your Highness and The Sitter (not to mention episodes of the HBO series Eastbound & Down), but now the George Washington filmmaker is heading back into more serious material. He's currently in the midst of developing a remake of Dario Argento's Suspiria and now he's found a star for his gritty, southern drama Joe.
Prior to the release of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, one thing that star Nicolas Cage remarked was different about the sequel from the original was that in the new movie he would actually be playing The Rider, and not some stunt double. What you may not know, however, is that before the visual effects were applied Cage had his face painted like a skull and wore a bunch of glow-sticks on his head. True story.
Nicolas Cage is back in action this fall, starring in Simon West's thriller Stolen, which arrives in theaters next month. The trailer for the film gives us a look at what Cage's character Will Montgomery is up against as he's tasked with trying to rescue his daughter from the clutches of his old partner.
I remember when the posters first came out for The Expendables boasting names like Stallone, Statham, Li, Lundgren, Couture, Austin, Crews, Rourke, Willis. It seemed a dizzying dream to have an action movie so overstuffed with unapologetically burly and badass stars. And the resulting movie was as insane as it was enjoyable.
Nicolas Cage, Juno Temple and Johnny Knoxville have all signed on for parts in Wild Side, the new film from writer/director Jesse Baget (Stefania Moscato is credited as a co-writer). Temple will star as Lila Belle Clyde, a former beauty queen on the run and Cage will play the villain, a man named Odel who the source calls a "self-described wolf." The site doesn't say who Knoxville will be playing.
Nicolas Cage is a huge comic book nerd. In fact his stage name (he was born Nicolas Coppola) comes from the Marvel comics character Luke Cage a.k.a. Power Man. Cage even once owned a copy of Action Comics #1 - the first comic book to feature the character of Superman - and it was eventually recovered, at one point the comic was actually stolen.
Clay Weiner, a successful director of TV commercials who also directed Nickelodeon’s Fred: The Movie, has been chosen by Paramount and MGM to helm their planned musical remake of the 1983 movie Valley Girl, a largely forgettable comedy that helped launch Nicolas Cage’s career. Deadline, which breaks the story, says Weiner won the job over “a number of well-established helmers who wanted the job.”
This is Nicolas Cage being completely self-aware about the bad movies he has made, yes? He's surely seen or read the intense criticisms of Neil LaBute's disaster, right? Unless he's legitimately crazy - and believe me when I say that I'm not taking that option of the table - this is probably a joke, but part of me wishes that it wasn't. Sure, no studio would ever even consider making a Wicker Man 2 set in Japan with Nicolas Cage as a ghost...
Even though the original film was pretty much forgotten the moment it came out, the sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance has been heavily promoted for months now. With Nicolas Cage returning as the flame-skulled Johnny Blaze, there's really only one key difference this time: Brian Neveldine and Mark Taylor, the duo behind the Crank films
When Christopher Nolan opted to prominently feature The Scarecrow in his Caped Crusader reboot, Batman Begins, fans were scratching their heads wondering why the storyteller didn’t go with more a more recognizable foe from the hero’s canon, be it The Joker, The Penguin, The Riddler or Catwoman. We now know that Nolan would use some of those antagonist’s in subsequent films...
Just a little over an hour ago about the new Charlie Kaufman project Frank or Francis. While the story revealed the subject of the movie - online film critics - one key piece of information the story lacked was who will actually be starring in the movie. As I mentioned, Nicolas Cage, Jack Black and Steve Carell have had their names connected to the project, but it was unknown if they would actually be doing it.
Now, there's some kind of saying that George W. Bush famously mangled that goes "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me." It seems entirely possible that the seller of the Nic Cage photo genuinely believes he's found evidence of the undead, and y'know, who can blame him for trying to share that
There’s a reason Guy Pearce has seven movies in various stages of production--he’s kick ass. In Justice he gets to do something he doesn’t do too regularly, play the bad guy in a film. Led by Nicolas Cage, Justice follows Cage after his wife is traumatized by an attack as he searches for, you guessed it, justice
Headed into theaters later this fall is a thriller about a teacher who gets himself mixed up in a mess of trouble after he makes a deal with a mysterious stranger. While the description for Seeking Justice doesn’t necessarily scream must-see, the trailer, which features stars Nicolas Cage, January Jones and Guy Pearce, does offer a bit of intrigue as we get a glimpse of the trouble Cage’s character is in for.
Emmett says that Cent has moved a bunch of tour dates around to make sure he can be committed to the film, a gesture that proves he actually does care about making his career as an actor work and isn’t just there for a quick dollar. Get used to seeing him on screen, we’re going to get a lot of it in the next couple of years
A seller in Seattle, Washington is offering a photograph from 1870 of a man who looks uncannily like the actor. Is this a hoax, or the revelation of a Hollywood vampire conspiracy?
When it comes to action movie sequels, traditionally, bigger really is better. So how does an action movie like The Expendables top itself for the sequel, when the original film was already packed with an all-star cast? Bring in more all-stars, that’s how!
Vanessa Hudgens seems to be making career choices that push her away from the High School Musical fandom and into darker territory. Among her recent film credits is Sucker Punch, and now it appears she’ll be playing the potential victim of a serial killer.
Obviously, this looks like no comic book movie we've seen before, and Neveldine and Taylor's trademark gonzo camerawork is in full display, with that fiery chain whipping around, Ghost Rider's motorcycle running directly into the screen, and other camera tricks that I can't even name but can tell what a difference they make
With some exceptions, if you've seen one middle-of-the-road home invasion movie, you've seen them all: a happy family is living their peaceful lives when a group of hardened criminals break in wanting money/jewels/whatever is in the safe. The first half of the movie has the antagonists beating up on the hero until finally there is a breaking point and the tide turns.
The number of similarities in the careers of John Cusack and Nicolas Cage is fairly surprising. Both got into the business at a young age, both come from families with a strong presence in the entertainment industry and both are immensity talented but occasionally find themselves taking on roles that should be below their standards.
As you can see in the press conference video, Nicolas Cage is a weird quote machine. He delivers a few beauties about cobras, compasses (?) and the difference in portraying a live-dead man in Drive Angry and a live man possessed by a demon. I'd explain it better if I understood what the hell he was talking about