8 items from 2015
Despite Nicolas Cage’s questionable accent and the familiarity of the plot, Outcast manages to be an entertaining film for fans of the action adventure genre.The film has decent battle sequences and a pace fast enough for the audience not to notice some of its shortcomings. It also has some comical moments thanks to Cage’s gonzo performance as “The White Ghost.” Directed by Nick Powell from a screenplay by James Dormer, Outcast sees Cage joined by Hayden Christensen, Andy On, Yifei Liu, Fernando Chien and Anoja Dias Bolt.The film kicks off during the Crusades of the 12th Century where the audience […] »
- Patrick Luce
By Doug Oswald
Nicolas Cage is a workhorse and may be one of the busiest actors today. In an era where big name actors might release a single movie per year, Cage typically comes out with three, four or even five. At any given time he may have over a half dozen movies in various stages of production. Cage is a good actor, often a very good actor, and has made some very entertaining movies that stand up to repeat viewings. I enjoy much of what he does from the over-the-top supernatural action-horror movies “Ghost Rider” and “Drive Angry,” to the adventure-mystery “National Treasure” franchise and his voice work for about a half-dozen animated movies. His list of credits and genres is vast and, if his movie output is any indication, he’s a very busy guy. This can be a good thing for Cage fans, but may result in »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Wedding bells are ringing for John Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla Michaels (Audrey Marie Anderson) in the March 25 episode of “Arrow” — but as is often the case in Starling City, things won’t stay quiet for long. Diggle’s former nemesis, Deadshot — aka Floyd Lawton (Michael Rowe) — will interrupt the newlyweds for a new Suicide Squad mission, taking Diggle away from Starling while Oliver (Stephen Amell) comes face to face with Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) in his newly operational Atom suit.
Variety caught up with Ramsey to preview Diggle’s nuptials, the Suicide Squad’s return and what’s ahead for Hive, the mysterious organization responsible for the murder of Diggle’s brother, Andy (Eugene Byrd).
We get to see Diggle’s wedding this week — how is he approaching the big day?
He’s excited, this is a very exciting day — second time around for him and Lyla, and much »
- Laura Prudom
Outcast (2014) ReviewPlot55%Acting50%Action55%Directing52%Visual style70%Beautiful locationsKeeps its pace highDull acting from Christensen and CageA messy wholeEditing at the action scenes is all over the place50%Overall ScoreReader Rating: (0 Votes)0%
I’m gonna be totally honest: when I found out about this movie, I got excited. Two crusaders in the 12th century ending up in China, kicking all kinds of butt: that sounded like my kind of movie. Next to that, I was surprised to see Hayden Christensen (of course known for playing Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars Prequels) back on the screen, especially in this kind of setting. And Nicolas Cage looked pretty bad-ass in the stills I came across. Then I found out that Andy On (Once upon a time in Shanghai) was in the mix as well as the bad guy! Wow, this might actually turn out to be something pretty cool.
Well, unfortunately no, »
The weekend is chalk full of new Specialty releases, though most will likely be low performers in terms of dollars at the box office. Entertainment One is opening Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen starrer Outcast with limited runs and will likely find tepid returns at the theatrical box office, though it may shine in the digital/on-demand space where it will also bow this weekend. Documentary Ballet 422 (Magnolia Pictures), meanwhile, has had solid buzz heading into the weekend and should score well in its niche market. Monterey Media is hoping to have traction with stars Wes Bentley, Vincent Piazza and Amber Tamblyn as it opens 3 Nights In The Desert in theaters and on-demand, while Freestyle Releasing is targeting the rom-com crowd for its debut, One Small Hitch. Other Specialty openers this weekend include First Run Features’ doc The Other Man: F.W. de Klerk And The End Of Apartheid In South Africa, »
- Brian Brooks
I know, I know, I’m as shocked to be writing this review as you are to see me doing so – after the scraping-through-the-bottom-of-the-barrel debacle that was Rage, I thought I’d finally managed to quit Nicolas Cage for good. But that I still ended up watching Outcast (some of it through my fingers, but still watching it, to my great chagrin) just goes to show that the actor is as damnably, despicably addictive as Twinkies or Doritos, with a slightly broader dramatic range. As amusingly bad as he is (and oh is he terrible) in all these direct-to-vod pics, Cage is like a car crash in slow motion – as much as I want to, I just can’t look away.
Fortunately for the actor, Cage isn’t exactly the one false note in an otherwise euphonious symphony. A case could be made that the performer is simply playing to his surroundings. »
- Isaac Feldberg
"Your brother is a great warrior, but you will be king!" When treachery becomes tyranny, outlaws will become heroes. Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen defy the past, defend the future and become damned in the process as they set off on a great quest to rescue a land and its people. The new trailer for Outcast is here, and there are just no words for what it contains within.
Outcast begins when the heir of the Imperial throne becomes the target of assassination by his despised older brother. The young prince's only hope is the protection of his sister, and the reluctant aid of war-weary Crusader, Arken (Hayden Christensen),who must overcome his own personal demons and rally the assistance of the legendary Crusader-turned-bandit, Gallain (Nicolas Cage), to return the prince to his rightful place on the throne.
Watch as Nicolas Cage emerges from the flames proclaiming himself The White »
As if we needed to add another line to the list of reasons that Andy Dwyer is your favorite Parks and Recreation character, he just visited Jurassic Park. Some genius made a mashup of the Jurassic World trailer cut with scenes of Chris Pratt as Andy on Parks and Recreation - complete with that massive sea monster. Can you even imagine Andy Dwyer seeing a sea monster? Watch the mashup below! »
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