Mandy might be the Nicolas Cage movie of the Decade

Premièring last week at the Sundance Film Festival was a Nicholas Cage movie called Mandy, in which Cage must seek revenge against a gang that has murdered a loved one. Yawn, I hear you say and yes, YAWN. Death Wish knock-offs are ten a penny and you can even watch Bruce Willis collect his pension in the remake this year.…
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Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) – Film-a-Day 159

Peggy Sue Got Married is a film that’s filled with charm and nostalgia even if it’s a little cliché. If I was born in the 1940’s and thus was of a similar age to Peggy Sue (Kathleen Turner) when Peggy Sue Got Married was released I get the strong sense that it would have instantly become one of my all-time favourite films, because of how relatable it is.…
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Face/Off (1997) – Film-a-Day 146

Nicolas Cage and John Travolta literally swap faces in Face/Off, a film which showcases the enormous yet ridiculously hilarious acting talent of both. Face/Off is a film that I have always had a lot of time for, primarily because it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Attempting to be too realistic or overly dramatic ruins too many action movies, it just takes away the fun – and for me, that’s what an action film should be.…
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The Family Man (2000) – 2016 Film-A-Day 68

The Family Man is a ridiculously clichéd film that has nothing going for it, except that it stars Nicolas Cage who as always is a delight to watch. Starting at an airport we see Jack Campbell (Cage) and Kate (Tea Leoni) parting ways. Kate begs Jack to stay, but Jack being an aspiring businessman leaves.…
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Stolen (2012) – 2016 Film-A-Day 11

Taken Stolen is a typical action film lacking any sort of creativity; saved by a somewhat toned down but still captivating Nicolas Cage performance. Nicolas Cage is an actor who throughout the years has proven both his ability as an actor (Con Air, Leaving Las Vegas, Adaptation) and his lack of ability (Wicker Man, Ghost Rider, Season of The Witch) whilst retaining a degree of enjoyability and charisma that makes any film starring him extremely watchable; and this is the case in Stolen.…
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Raising Arizona (1987)

Over the last decade, or at least since the release of Neil LaBute’s The Wicker Man a cult has formed around the manic acting of Nicolas Cage. His flailings and memeworthy wide-eyed facial expressions have made him an instant punchline, especially due to his over the top performances in Vampire’s Kiss, Con Air and the aforementioned The Wicker Man.…
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DAVID LYNCH CHALLENGE – WEEK 5 WILD AT HEART

This weeks film was Wild At Heart and was once I was looking forward too as I knew it contained Nic Cage going crazy and doing Elvis impressions (something which sounds fantastic).   THE PLOT After being released from jail young lovers Sailor (Nicolas Cage) and Lula (Laura Dern) run across the country whilst being pursued by Lula’s mother and variety of strange goons.…
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