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Nicolas Cage interview: Still wild at heart

24 July 2014 4:00 PM, PDT

Love him or hate him, you can’t help but admire Nicolas Cage. With his mannered speaking and exaggerated gesticulations, he is the king of offbeat. When paired with directors willing to embrace his quirks, he excels. He was hilarious for the Coen brothers in Raising Arizona, lovable as the Elvis-loving romantic in the David Lynch classic Wild at Heart and mind-blowing as the drug-addicted cop in Werner Herzog’s The Bad Lieutenant. In his new film, Joe, directed by David Gordon Green, the 50-year-old actor beguiles as a contractor employed to poison trees. »

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Us Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

23 July 2014 4:00 PM, PDT

Lieutenant-Colonel Steven Cole occupies a unique spot at the intersection of two major American institutions: the military and the movies. The 42-year-old career soldier is the deputy director of the Us Army film and television liaison office in Los Angeles. In other words, whenever a Hollywood studio wants to check the medal configuration on a general's uniform, or to borrow a tank from the country's largest military service, Lt-Col Cole is who they call. »

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Can Secret Cinema sell 80,000 'Back to the Future' tickets?

22 July 2014 4:00 PM, PDT

Secret Cinema, you feel, is becoming something of a misnomer. In 2007, the format launched with a one-off screening of Gus Van Sant's Paranoid Park, bringing the film's skater milieu to life in a disused railway tunnel. Four hundred people turned up, and an idea – that movies could be enhanced by creating a corresponding world for the audience to explore as they watched – was born. »

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