Nicolas Cage

For the Weird Kid Who Has Everything: A Nicolas Cage Activity Book

By

Your film editor has a baby girl who is about to turn one, and my wife and I are looking ahead at the kinds of coloring books and activity literature that we’d like to start putting in front of her. There’s some good stuff out there, but I can’t help noticing that they’re all suspiciously short of one important element: actor Nicolas Cage. Lucky for me, newbie UK press Haunt Me has stepped in to fill that void with Snake Eyes: A Nicolas Cage Activity Book, featuring paper dolls, mazes, searches, and more, all inspired by the slightly unhinged thesp. They’ve been kind enough to share a few pages with us; for more info (and to order a copy of your own), head over to their Tumblr.
…Read More

Don’t Write Off Nicolas Cage Just Yet — He’s Great in David Gordon Green’s ‘Joe’

By

There’s a new Nicolas Cage movie in theaters and on demand this week, and here’s what’s surprising: it is absolutely worth seeing. It’s called Joe, and it’s exactly the kind of modest, elegiac, naturalistic independent film that big-name actors tend to turn to when they’ve wandered too far off the reservation, which Cage has certainly done. In fact, in the nearly 20 years since he won his Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas, he’s gone from a marvel to a punch line, fronting laughable vehicles, turning in alternately sleepy and twitchy performances in which he all but waves his paycheck at the camera and cackles. But what’s always been frustrating about Cage is the sense that he was so deliberately slumming it, and that there was still a great actor clawing around in there.
…Read More

Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in April

By

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s not much doin’ at the multiplex this April. You’ve got a new Captain America, and a Johnny Depp thing by Christopher Nolan’s regular cinematographer that could either be amazing or terrible and silly, and then — what, The Other Woman? Once again, it’s the art house to the rescue, and here are ten of the most notable and recommendation-worthy independent releases of the coming …Read More

10 SXSW 2014 Movies People Will Be Talking About

By

Confession: though I love Sundance and know it’s the preeminent domestic film festival, etc., my heart belongs to SXSW. It’s a warmer (literally — Texas in March is immeasurably more pleasant than Utah in January), friendlier, more relaxed and enjoyable fest, and the food doesn’t even compare. But that’s not what we’re there for, of course; what matters is the movies, and as usual, this year’s SXSW Film Festival offers a wide variety of studio fare, thoughtful indies, gutsy genre pics, and general weirdness. Here are just a few of their selections that you’ll be hearing more about in the weeks and months to come:
…Read More