Posts tagged "Nicolas Cage"

A "Worst of the Year" 1-2 Punch: Ghost Rider and This Means War

A "Worst of the Year" 1-2 Punch: Ghost Rider and This Means War
Mark it down: by year’s end, we’ll look back at Feb. 17-19 and realize it was one of the worst moviegoing weekends of the year.  Though it was saved in the end by The Secret World of Arietty and another viewing of Drive on Blu-Ray (which, if you haven’t seen, you need to), the two... Read more »

Movie Reviews: Cedar Rapids (***1/2), Hall Pass (**), Drive Angry (*)

CEDAR RAPIDS.  87 mins.  R.  Directed by Miguel Arteta.  Written by Phil Johnson. Though he didn’t write or direct it, the new comedy Cedar Rapids bears the distinct imprint of producer Alexander Payne.  He’s the guy behind Election, About Schmidt, and Sideways, and like those movies, Cedar Rapids excels at mining comedic truths out of... Read more »

Movie Review - Season of the Witch

BY ROBERT HAMMERLE, guest contributor to Hammervision The worst thing about acknowledging that you have actually paid money to see Nicholas Cage in “Season of the Witch” is the mountain of ridicule that will follow that revelation. Not only do I expect it, I clearly deserve it. So in the immortal words of Pat Benatar, “Hit... Read more »

Movie Review: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (***)

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.  121 mins.  PG.  Directed by Jon Turteltaub.  Written by Lawrence Konner & Mark Rosenthal & Matt Lopez.  Starring Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina, Teresa Palmer, and Monica Bellucci. Jerry Bruckheimer’s latest attempt to take a pop cultural artifact (here, the Mickey and brooms sequence from Fantasia) and turn it into box... Read more »

Kick-Ass (****)

Kick-Ass.  117 mins.  R.  Directed by Matthew Vaughn.  Written by Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn.  Starring Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Grace Moretz, Mark Strong, and Nicolas Cage. As the comic book/graphic novel film genre has grown in popularity over the years, audiences have been treated to almost every kind of iteration: from big-budget tentpoles (Spider-Man,... Read more »