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Um….what? Seriously, was this made on a dare? Val Kilmer and Nicholas Cage running around New Orleans, the latter having public sex with underaged hookers and doing piles and piles of drugs (mostly snorted)…exchanges like ‘get those fucking iguanas OFF my table!” “Ain’t no iguanas.”…from the director of “Grizzly Man” and “Stroszek”…did I mention it stars Nicholas Cage?

Some more random thoughts:
-Is anyone in this movie attempting a southern accent of any kind? I ask because I genuinely can’t tell from the trailer. It sounded maybeeee like Kilmer and Cage were…but not really.

-”Shoot him again. His soul is still dancing.” Breakdancing!

-the visual effects for the titles look cheesy, cheap, even. Is this because it’s a promo trailer or did they just not have a budget?

-I still haven’t seen the original ‘Bad Lieutenant’, so it’s not like there’s anything beloved in my memory to be tarnished. That aside, this almost seems like an R-rated episode of any given cop show on TV now.

I’m hoping this is a film of extremes- either it will be so bad it’s amazing (a la “Showgirls” or Nic Cage’s last howler, “Crazy She-Bitches of Honeybee Island” aka “The Wicker Man” remake), or perhaps good in some way I’m not seeing from the trailer. More likely it will be terribly terribly terrible.

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“Let’s do one shot every time Nicholas Cage punches a woman! Oh, hey, I’m dead.”

(overheard conversation between clerks at the video store)

I indulged in purchasing the original ‘Wicker Man’ (though not the sweet special edition in the wooden box), two Val Lewton double features, and ‘Kiss Me Deadly’, unfortunately with the new ‘found footage’ ending. I want an abrupt and enigmatic ending, confound it! If the original was good enough for David Lynch, it’s good enough for me. I would’ve bought ‘Wings of Desire’ but figured I can save the pretension for when I’ve the bucks to back it.

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