Face/Off: Action Film Marks 25th Anniversary

Face/Off, the John Woo action film starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, marks its 25th anniversary since its June 1997 release. I was too young to appreciate Nicolas Cage for his mannerisms when I first saw this film in 1997. In hindsight, I was probably a few years too young to see the movie, what with the R rating and all. But then again, I had already watched dinosaurs tear apart two different islands by…

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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Is A Blast

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is a blast and a whole lot of fun as the film teams Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal together. One of them is the Mandalorian. The other one left Las Vegas, infiltrated The Rock, flew on Con Air, and discovered a national treasure not once but twice. Put them together in one of the wackiest comedies of 2022 and the result is just pure joy and entertainment. Nick Cage…

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The Best Rom-Coms Ever: Watch Movies Before 1970

One cannot write a list of the best rom-coms of all time if the list of movies does not include any films released prior to 1970. The amount of times I hear that someone refuses to watch movies from before a certain year is just mindboggling. Like why? How can anyone write about film without at least making an effort?!? If you’re especially writing about film history, you MUST make an effort to study film…

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Kick-Ass Gets 4K SteelBook For 10th Anniversary

Kick-Ass gets the exclusive Best Buy 4K Ultra HD SteelBook treatment in honor of the comic book film’s tenth anniversary. The film was initially released on 4K UHD back in October 2017.  For this particular Best Buy exclusive, a new cover is provided with Tracie Ching’s illustration on the SteelBook cover.  Only one bonus feature is limited to the Blu-ray and there will be more on that later. Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) is just your average…

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National Treasure: Book of Secrets ups the action

National Treasure: Book of Secrets suffers from the same problem that seems to plagues many sequels by offering more of the same. The film does manage to up the stakes and increase the action.  This time, the legacy of the Gates family is on the line.  But rather than keep it simple, the clues take Benjamin Gates (Nicholas Cage) and company overseas to Paris and London. The film’s prologue puts Thomas Gates on the scene…

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National Treasure: A Fun Adventure 15 Years Later

National Treasure is still a fun adventure to be had some fifteen years after the adventure film was released in theaters in 2004. The film asks us to imagine a map being on the back of the Declaration of Independence.  It is a fun idea no matter how preposterous that the idea sounds.  But before we get to this point, a young Benjamin Franklin Gates must learn the Gates family history.  It turns out that…

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse features many surprises and prevents the superhero genre from going stale by injecting a fresh bite. This is one of the biggest films of the year in which I suggest going in completely cold.  It means not reading reviews or watching trailers until after seeing the film.  I say this because we’re not without the typical surprises.  However, some of this comes by way of the voice roles not provided in…

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Mom and Dad is All Kinds of Crazy

Mom and Dad may be crazy but the indie horror comedy features one of the finest performances from Nicolas Cage in recent years. Written and directed by Brian Taylor, the film stars Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters, and Zackary Arthur. Mom and Dad feels as if it is the comedic response to The Purge franchise.  Instead of the whole country being allowed a single day to commit crimes, it’s parents who turn on their children…

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