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‘Mandy’ Delivers Nicolas Cage at His Crazy Best
10 months ago

‘Mandy’ Delivers Nicolas Cage at His Crazy Best

“Raising Arizona” gave Nicolas Cage the role of his lifetime.

That lifetime came before he segued into a B-movie star for hire.

Along comes “Mandy,” and Cage is firmly in …
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Movie Stars Still Matter [But There’s a Catch]
11 months ago

Movie Stars Still Matter [But There’s a Catch]

Film finance today is predicated on one of two scenarios:

  • An ultra high net worth individual is willing to take equity risk and finance a film (whether for the …
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16 Comedy Scenes Guaranteed to Make You Howl
1 year ago

16 Comedy Scenes Guaranteed to Make You Howl

By  •  Lists

There’s nothing quite like a belly laugh.

Not a chuckle, mind you. Or even a guffaw. We’re talking milk through your nose funny. Minutes later, you feel like Jillian Michaels …
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Why ‘Wild at Heart’ Is a Love Letter to America
1 year ago

Why ‘Wild at Heart’ Is a Love Letter to America

By  •  Reviews, Movies

David Lynch’s “Wild At Heart” is about two lovers, Sailor Ripley (Nicolas Cage) and Lulu Fortune (Laura Dern).

Their tender, youthful and sex-crazed romance is constantly hindered by the presence …
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19 Perfect ‘Raising Arizona’ Movie Quotes
2 years ago

19 Perfect ‘Raising Arizona’ Movie Quotes

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Thirty years ago Nicolas Cage stole one of five quintuplets and never looked back.

Big mistake.

Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Raising Arizona” didn’t shatter any box office records during its …
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‘Dog Eat Dog’ Reminds Us Why Nicolas Cage Matters
3 years ago

‘Dog Eat Dog’ Reminds Us Why Nicolas Cage Matters

Paul Schrader is arguably one of our greatest screenwriters.

As a wordsmith, he typed out “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” and countless other influential titles. As a director, Schrader is just …
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‘Army of One’ Avoids Knee-Jerk Red State Bashing
3 years ago

‘Army of One’ Avoids Knee-Jerk Red State Bashing

The true story of a Colorado man who decides to take out Osama bin Laden bursts with flyover country cliches. Gary Faulkner loves his country so much it leaves him …
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5 Horror Remakes That Deserve a Second Chance
3 years ago

5 Horror Remakes That Deserve a Second Chance

The name recognition helps secure a big opening weekend, and they’re churned out like product on an assembly line.

That’s not always the case. Most horror remakes may seem stale, …
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