Nicholas Cage

Nic Cage Drive Angry

According to Deadline Hollywood, Nic Cage has signed on for I Am Wrath, the story of a man who gets so frustrated by the inept and corrupt police force investigating his wife’s murder that he goes vigilante. Just like in Death Wish. Or Vigilante. So it’s not exactly a new idea on the surface, but the prospect of Cage aggressively acting a role like this is loaded with potential, especially if William Friedkin, who is apparently circling the project, decides to land. It would make a great crime partnership. The question is how much Friedkin would reel Cage in. Hopefully just enough to make things intense without going full Snake Eyes.

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Kick-Ass

As Cole Abaius pointed out late last week, a hyperbolic debate has occurred regarding the alleged potential of Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass to “kill” the superhero movie by subverting its conventions, or whether or not such subversions and the very existence of this film stand as evidence that audiences have tired of the conventional superhero film, or the superhero film as a whole. This post attempts to answer such questions by briefly examining Jacques Derrida’s philosophy of deconstruction and applying it to genre film theory and, specifically, Kick-Ass.

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Fat Guys at the Movies

Kevin and Neil invite you to experience a milestone in Fat Guy history… both Fat Guys have seen the new films this weekend, and they pretty much agree. Get your fire-and-bimstone umbrellas ready!

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Kevin Carr takes a look at this week’s movie releases, including Saw VI, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, Astro Boy and Amelia.

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Despite previous reports, The Green Hornet movie is not dead. Hitfix’s Motion Captured has retracted previous statements declaring the death of the film, citing difficulties for Seth Rogen as the film searched for a new director.

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Kevin and Neil struggle to make it through a show by not talking about any movie opening wide this week… because the only one out there is Bangkok Dangerous, and the studio didn’t screen it for them.

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Nicolas Cage in Knowing

Seriously now, Nicolas Cage needs to stop making movies. Or at least cut back a little.

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If you’ve been too busy hitting the clubs, flashing your privates and carrying around your miniature teacup chi-poodle to notice, the newest hot trend is suing the pants off someone.

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The second installment of what will probably be a twenty-three-movie cash cow picks up after the charm of finding the last treasure has worn off.

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They say that time heals all wounds. Well, apparently it heals mediocre movies as well.

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New on DVD for all you Benjamin Franklin Gates wanna-be’s is the 2-Disc Collectors edition of the surprisingly successful and just sequeled National Treasure.

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Here’s a chance to turn this Bruckheimer action flick into a party. Toast our presidents, and I suggest knocking back a few Sam Adams to honor the country.

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Last weekend at Comic-Con Disney showed off the first full length trailer to NATIONAL TREASURE 2, the follow up to NATIONAL TREASURE. The second flick in the series bring Nicolas Cage back as Ben Gates, who is going after “The Book of Secrets”, a book that contains all of the country’s secrets. This time, finding the book means clearing Gates’ family name.

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