"Your life's going down the toilet!" MORE >> Posted 12.18.12 by Chris
Don't you dare bring in a deus ex machina. What's better than one Nicolas Cage? Two >> Posted 12.06.12 by Chris
Who Should Play the Demented Industrialist?
The Green Goblin wasn't the first Spider-Man villain and he's not the most powerful, but the colorful character has become Spidey's signature nemesis over the years, appearing in just about every board game, video game, and animated series based upon the wall-crawler's exploits, as well as featuring prominently in Sam Raimi's trilogy (played with great aplomb by Willem Dafoe). Norman Osborn, the wealthy industrialist who first took on the mantle of the Green Goblin, did not figure prominently in this summer's The Amazing Spider-Man, but director Marc Webb laid the groundwork for his big screen return, setting up Osborn's company, Oscorp, as the manufacturer of the biotech that inadvertently created both Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) and the Lizard (Rhys Ifans) and also inserting a tag scene at the end that shows a mysterious figure that may or may not be Norman Osborn.
While most speculate that Electro will be the primary villain in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 because of the Electro-ish lightning seen in the credits, the return of Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin are inevitable, especially in light of the recent news that Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) will likely have "a very small part" in ASM2 as Peter's other major love interest, Mary Jane Watson, and that Sony intends to "build to the classic 'Death of Gwen Stacy' story" that saw the Green Goblin killing Peter's high school sweetheart. Help us choose the new Green Goblin: Who do you think has the drive and determination to play a billionaire industrialist willing to experiment on himself to save his own life?
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Posted 10.29.12 by BrentJS
"It's not the years...it's the mileage."
Though the novelty of The Expendables' all-star cast of '80s and '90s action heroes wore off somewhat by the time The Expendables 2 hit theaters, the resurgence of aging tough-guy actors continues with the success of Liam Neeson's Taken 2, which beat down the competition this past weekend. And there's more to come. Ah-nuld's getting back in the game with The Last Stand and Bruce Willis is dusting off John McClane for a fifth go-round in A Good Day to Die Hard. But, not all aging actors can continue to pull off the kind of tough-guy roles they played in their youth. Tell us which over-50 actors still have what it takes to beat up the bad guys and come back for more.
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Posted 10.09.12 by BrentJS
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Protecting one's family is never easy, but in Dreamworks Animation's The Croods, overprotective patriarch Grug (voiced by Nicolas Cage) may have gone a step too far. Living in a cave they are not allowed to leave, The Croods follows the titular family as their lives are changed forever when an earthquake forces them to embark on an adventure in the prehistoric world they've avoided. Emma Stone provides the voice of eldest daughter Eep, who yearns to see more of the outside world, and falls in love with a nomad (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) they meet on their journey. The first trailer for the movie doesn't go that in-depth on the movie's plot, but writer-directors Kirk DeMicco (Space Chimps) and Chris Sanders (How to Train Your Dragon) introduce the trailer, and explain the movie's story. trailers from every era
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British action director Simon West's new movie, The Expendables 2, opened nationwide today, but before he aimed his camera lens at Sly, Schwarz, Willis and the rest of the boys, West reunited with Nicolas Cage — who starred in West's very first movie, Con Air — on Stolen (formerly Medallion).
Cage stars as Will Montgomery, an accomplished bank robber who eventually gets caught and ends up spending eight years in prison. After being released, he goes to visit his daughter Alison (Sami Gayle), only to discover that she wants nothing to do with him. Alison may not want her dad in her life, but she needs him and his particular set of skills (apologies to Liam Neeson) when Will's old partner (Josh Lucas) kidnaps her and demands a $10 million ransom. When the cops won't help, Will is forced to do the only thing he can do to save his daughter — rob another bank. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.18.12 by BrentJS
When it was announced that Kick-Ass 2 was finally moving forward with new director Jeff Wadlow (Cry Wolf) replacing too-busy-to-return Matthew Vaughn, the news also came with the reveal that the original installment's cast (Chloë Grace Moretz, Aaron Johnson, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse) would have to work out new deals with Universal (Lionsgate released the first Kick-Ass). This led to speculation that some of the original cast might not appear in the sequel, though, considering how well the cast has spoken of the original in the intervening years, it seemed unlikely. Not to worry, the cast is even closer to a return, with added surprises as well. more details about Kick-Ass 2 >> Posted 06.01.12 by Ryan
Usually, treasures like diamonds, bank vaults, and other things worth millions of dollars are the subjects sought after in heist movies. Typically, comic books don't fit the bill of the loot of a heist movie — that is unless, it's a comic book that was once owned by Nicolas Cage.
In 2000, several very expensive comic books were stolen from Cage's home, including the very rare Action Comics No. 1, which any comic book geek could tell you is the first ever appearance of Superman (there are only 100 known copies in existence). Cage had purchased the near-mint copy in 1997 for $150,000. Luckily for Cage, the comic book was insured. Fast forward to 2011, Cage's copy of Action Comics No 1. was discovered in an abandoned San Fernando Valley storage locker. Despite Cage's attempt to buy back the copy, the new owner auctioned off the comic book for a record $2.16M in November.
Now, the saga of Cage's Superman comic book is turning into a movie. THR reports that Lionsgate has picked up Action No. 1, a heist comedy Reno 911! creators Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon.
Garant and Lennon, who have also penned Night at the Museum, Herbie Fully Loaded, and The Pacifier, originally wrote their script with Cage in mind for playing himself but apparently Cage is out of the picture at this point. Jason Statham's name is being discussed as a possible lead but nothing is concrete as of yet. Though, it would be interesting (and highly entertaining) to see Cage give a meta performance. Posted 03.09.12 by Chris
Now that Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is in theaters, those moviegoers who saw the first movie but haven't been following news about the latest chapter in Columbia Pictures' franchise based on Marvel Comics' demonic anti-hero might be a little confused, and rightfully so. After all, Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage returns as Johnny Blaze, a man cursed to share his soul with the entity known as the Ghost Rider, but just about everything else is different, from Ghost Rider's origin to his look and his powers. What's up with that?
In a recent interview with GeekChicDaily, daredevil directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank movies) explained how Spirit of Vengeance is a "re-quel" and not a sequel or complete reboot, discussed the Rider's new look and revealed that Cage performed in skull-face to get into character and intimidate "the hell out of the other actors." what did neveldine & taylor say? >> Posted 02.18.12 by BrentJS
Writer-directors Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine are known for creating eccentric and visually strange action movies (see the Crank movies for proof), which is why Columbia brought them on board to helm the upcoming sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. With Nicolas Cage back as the demonic anti-hero, Spirit of Vengeance will see if Taylor and Neveldine can succeed at winning over the comic book character's fans — something 2007's Ghost Rider failed to do. One thing's for sure, Neveldine told io9, the duo's signature "punk rock" approach to making movies hasn't changed.
Ghost Rider 3, Crank 3 and Twisted Metal? >> Posted 02.16.12 by Ryan
The perception is that we're these guys who always do these f**ked-up movies, and now we're working with a big studio and a Marvel Comics character. People think, "Oh, it's the big time now!" No, this is about as punk rock as any shoot we've ever done, and more so in a lot of ways. We had times where major stunts would go completely wrong, but they failed so spectacularly. You don't have the time and money to do it again, so you have to rewrite the scene on the fly.