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    Quote Originally Posted by dookeyXXX View Post
    I think NC has been averaging a movie a month this year...

    He recently had two in the theaters, Sympathy For The Devil and The Retirement Plan,
    has one dropping today (see trailer below), and another coming in Nov/Dec (Dream Scenario).

    Whoa, that looks good! This is too - common subject matter...



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    Nic Cage says “I didn’t get into movies to become a meme…”
    (Nevermind that memes as we know them today didn’t really exist when he started acting…)

    https://www.theguardian.com/film/202...o-headed-snake
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    Enjoyed the article, wherein was mentioned "Butcher’s Crossing is out now on Amazon Prime Video".
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    Nic Cage says he’s done?!


    https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood...awards-insider

    At the rate he pumps out films, that’s like he’s gonna retire next year…
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    Quote Originally Posted by dookeyXXX View Post
    Nic Cage says he’s done?!


    https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood...awards-insider

    At the rate he pumps out films, that’s like he’s gonna retire next year…
    Yup

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    P.S. 'Tis the season - bump for Trapped In Paradise
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    The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

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    Smile

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    I watched Dream Scenario recently on Max. It's an intense ride/Kafkaesque commentary on modern life that gets pretty ugly in the second half. (Did not surprise me to learn that Ari Aster had a hand in it.) It's a good film, and Cage was at his awesome best.

    Also impossible (for me, anyway) not to think the opening was a nod to and a bit of intentional foreshadowing along the lines of the closing scene of 8mm, another very good, but very, very dark Nic Cage classic.

    Hard to believe 8mm was made 25 years ago!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fomofo View Post
    8mm, another very good, but very, very dark Nic Cage classic.
    In fairness, I haven’t watched since it was in the theater, but that movie was fucking terrible. Acting wasn’t bad, but the rest tried so hard for edge and sucked so bad.

    That’s the only movie where I think they were trying to get people to walk from the ultra-realism/ grim subject matter but I was in a theater where people walked out laughing about how cringe it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCarter View Post
    In fairness, I haven’t watched since it was in the theater, but that movie was fucking terrible. Acting wasn’t bad, but the rest tried so hard for edge and sucked so bad.

    That’s the only movie where I think they were trying to get people to walk from the ultra-realism/ grim subject matter but I was in a theater where people walked out laughing about how cringe it was.
    I recall not liking it when I saw it in the theater upon its initial release.
    And it pretty much got panned by critics, for what that’s worth.

    However, Roger Ebert gave it 3 out of 4:
    https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/8mm-1999
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    Ebert later posted a letter from a reader who questioned his reviews of A Clockwork Orange and 8mm:

    https://www.rogerebert.com/roger-ebe...s-as-evil-does
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCarter View Post
    In fairness, I haven’t watched since it was in the theater, but that movie was fucking terrible. Acting wasn’t bad, but the rest tried so hard for edge and sucked so bad.
    I haven't seen it since either, but the only thing I recall being over the top was the demise of Joaquin's character. (Schumacher started as a costume designer.) Otherwise I found the story well constructed and intense throughout, and the acting (and casting) much better than "wasn't bad". (Peter Stormare alone worth the price of admission. And he wasn't alone.)

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCarter View Post
    That’s the only movie where I think they were trying to get people to walk from the ultra-realism/ grim subject matter but I was in a theater where people walked out laughing about how cringe it was.
    I imagine anyone who stayed for the whole thing and walked out of the theater laughing probably didn't have children. ( Then. ;-)

    Regardless, a film either connects, or it don't. It's good, meh, or it sucks. We can change over time, as can our opinions on many things. Maybe another watch to see how it strikes a quarter century down the line?
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    I was pleasantly surprised by ARCADIAN.
    Admittedly, I walked into the cinema with fairly low expectations.
    The latest Nic Cage vehicle is an understated post-apocalyptic coming-of-age/sibling rivalry drama masquerading as a sci-if thriller.
    Wonderful pacing, a nice low-key performance from Cage, and a few “oh shit” moments make for an entertaining yarn.
    The less you know going in, the better the experience, imho.
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    The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

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    What a tease. I need to see him go nuke from orbit on those guys. A surfer version of Falling Down.
    I’ve just decided to be a middle aged somewhat depressed somewhat anxious fucktard until the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fomofo View Post
    It’s helmed by the director of Vivarium, so I’m in!


    PS
    Premiered at Cannes on 5/17/24 and gets a 4/5 from The Guardian:
    https://www.theguardian.com/film/art...inity-thriller
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