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Five Essential Airplane Movies

2 July 2014 11:13 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Graham with five essential airplane movies…

To celebrate the recent release of Liam Neeson’s Non-Stop on DVD, Blu-Ray and limited edition steelbox, let’s take a look at some other must-see movies that take high up in the sky…

Disney’s Planes (2013)

This spin-off from Pixar’s Cars is definitely a must-see…

Or not. I’m joking. It’s actually pretty unpopular, at least with critics, although it did manage to gross over $200 million. Did you know it’s getting a sequel?

5. Flightplan (2005)

Now this is actually worth seeing. Jodie Foster plays Kyle Pratt, an engineer who must frantically search for her daughter who goes missing during a flight, but everyone on the plane denies the daughter exists! This twisty thriller is an exciting watch.

4. Con Air (1997)

This mad-cap, over-the-top action film from producer Jerry Bruckheimer is hugely entertaining, and one of Nicolas Cage’s better films. It »

- Luke Graham

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Nicolas Cage and the 90s Action Film

30 June 2014 7:21 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As much credit as we give to the 80s for canonizing overkill in action films, we don’t give enough recognition to the 90s for producing some of the most out-and-out insane premises to action films that you can’t make today. In the center of it all was Nicolas Cage. Cage has made a career out of not being pinned down, and his turn from Oscar Winning actor for Leaving Las Vegas to following it up with a string of action films certainly displays that. In 1996-1997 Cage made 3 films in a row as Hollywood’s 2nd most bankable action star (Will Smith being the only one to top him both years) of the time that looking back, really define a lot of the characteristics that made the 90s action film distinct from other decades. It was a wonderful time to be Nicolas Cage. How did someone like him »

- Dylan Griffin

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Season premiere review: 'Orange Is the New Black' - 'Thirsty Bird/Looks Blue, Tastes Red'

6 June 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Netflix released the new season of "Orange Is the New Black" last night, and I offered some early thoughts on the season yesterday. My plan is to review the season two episodes at a time, at a pace that may be weekly or may be more irregular than that, just to see how things go given the collision of the Netflix distribution model with the weekly discussion model. Thoughts on the first two episodes coming up just as soon as my mom tells me my birth story... "I think I've moved beyond stress into something more deeply disturbing." -Piper Like I said in yesterday's review, I'm impressed by Jenji Kohan responding to all the acclaim for the show's deep ensemble — and the ambivalence of many towards Piper (even if there are very passionate Piper/Alex partisans) — by returning with an episode that features only Piper (plus a little Alex). A »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Watch: Supercut Demands That You 'Don’t Die On Me'

3 June 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

NBC’s newest medical drama “The Night Shift” has been destroyed by critics as nothing more than a stitched-together mess of clichés, and though the show will only air its second ever episode tonight, we’re fairly certain that at some point this season the hot shot doctor will be pounding away at someone’s chest, screaming “Don’t die on me!” While you’ve no doubt seen that exact scenario play out before, have you ever wondered just how many times that line’s been said? Well, the folks at Supercut Online (via Vulture) have compiled a handy supercut for you. Spanning 35 films over a variety of genres, the nearly two-minute supercut covers everything from the 2003 Civil War drama “Cold Mountain” to the legendary 1997 Nicolas Cage classic, “Con Air.” The list is obviously incomplete but it still gives a taste of the expansive reach that “Don’t die on »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Watch: Supercut Demands That You 'Don’t Die On Me'

3 June 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

NBC’s newest medical drama “The Night Shift” has been destroyed by critics as nothing more than a stitched-together mess of clichés, and though the show will only air its second ever episode tonight, we’re fairly certain that at some point this season the hot shot doctor will be pounding away at someone’s chest, screaming “Don’t die on me!” While you’ve no doubt seen that exact scenario play out before, have you ever wondered just how many times that line’s been said? Well, the folks at Supercut Online (via Vulture) have compiled a handy supercut for you. Spanning 35 films over a variety of genres, the nearly two-minute supercut covers everything from the 2003 Civil War drama “Cold Mountain” to the legendary 1997 Nicolas Cage classic, “Con Air.” The list is obviously incomplete but it still gives a taste of the expansive reach that “Don’t die on »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Answers to Can You Guess All The Moviesc Take Four!

2 June 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It seemed like almost as soon as I posted this latest "Guess the Movies" installment Andre Marques had all the answers. That said, he was the only one that guessed that got them all and so I have no problem saying I think this was the most difficult installment yet and you'd better believe the next one will be even more difficult, though I will post that one closer to the middle of the week rather than on a Friday so I can keep closer tabs on your progress and get involved a little bit more. So, with that I bring you all the answers to the graphic and I'd also like to give a shout out to One Perfect Shot as each screen capture was from recent posts on their site, a great place to keep an eye on once a month or so. Now, if you want to »

- Brad Brevet

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Awful Trailer for Nicolas Cage's Thriller Left Behind

31 May 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Oh Nicolas Cage… why have you resorted to making these kinds of movies? You used to make really fun flicks like The Rock and Con Air, and you even won an Academy Award for Leaving Las Vegas! What the hell?! 

Stoney Lake Entertainment has released a teaser trailer for his new film Left Behind, and it looks terrible. Cage isn't even trying to act. It is based on the New York Times bestselling book series of the same name, co-authored by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim Lahaye.

Left Behind follows Rayford Steele (Nicolas Cage) who is piloting a commercial airliner just hours after the Rapture when millions of people around the globe simply vanish. Thirty thousand feet over the Atlantic, Rayford is faced with a damaged plane, terrified passengers, and a desperate desire to get back to his family. On the ground, his daughter, Chloe Steele (Cassi Thomson) is among those left behind, »

- Joey Paur

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The Trailer for Nicolas Cage's 'Left Behind' Will Leave You Asking Questions (Video)

30 May 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

As we all know too well, Bavarian castles don't pay for themselves, and Nicolas Cage will sometimes say "yes" to anything. Sometimes that can lead to smart, challenging work like this summer's "Joe," a micro-budgeted indie that he would have never thought twice about when Cage was riding high in his "Con Air" heyday. But it can also lead to movies like "Left Behind," which, if the just-released teaser trailer is any indication, might be our most ironically anticipated film of 2014 (sorry, "Sharknado 2").

"Left Behind" is based on a series of best-selling evangelical books by Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, which began in 1995, that dramatize what the world would look like following the rapture. The series had been adapted once before, with 2000's Kirk Cameron-starring "Left Behind: The Movie."

In this remake/reboot/re-imagining Cage plays Ray Steele, an airline pilot whose wife and son are among those who vanish, »

- Drew Taylor

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Nicolas Cage To ‘Pay The Ghost’

16 May 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Nicolas Cage is Hollywood’s King Of The Bizarrely-Titled Movie. There was Drive Angry, The Bad LieutenantPort Of Call New Orleans (try ordering that off Amazon after a few lagers) and Bangkok Dangerous. It’s like the names had been translated from Dutch by a Nepalese yak herder and then sent to the printers via predictive text. Now Mr Cage is adding to his catalogue by signing up for Pay The Ghost, just announced at Cannes.

What is the supernatural thriller about? Images abound of Cage in hock to a muscle-bound bailiff who just happens to be deceased! That’s not the lowdown unfortunately. In reality he plays an English professor searching for his missing son during Halloween. While the actor has the eccentricity required to play a convincing screen academic it could end up less a case of book keeping and more a cavalcade of butt kicking, depending »

- Steve Palace

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My 10 Favorite 1990s Action Films

16 May 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I've recently been revisiting a lot of my favorite action movies that I watched as a teenager in the '90s. They seriously just don't make action films like that anymore. Filmmakers were still using lots of real explosives and blood squibs in these movies. Most of the films these days create those things digitally. Action films in the '90s were a sweet spot between the '80s and the '00s where the way action movies were being made really started to change with the advancement of technology. On top of that, the stories that they told were fun and completely over-the-top.

So here's a top ten list of my favorite action films from the '90s. Obviously these movies are all insanely action-packed. This is an action movie list, after all, so I'll talk about some of the other reasons I enjoyed these films so much. 

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- Joey Paur

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Indie Spotlight

11 May 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes casting details on The ChairCamp of the Damned, and Love Sick, trailers for Chimeres and Phantasmagoria, production and distribution news on Australian film, The Pack, and much more:

Exclusive Casting News for The Chair: We’ve been told that Travis Love (Shumpert from The Walking Dead) has been added to the cast of the upcoming horror/thriller, The Chair. Love will play the Commanding Officer in a flashback scene that features Jimmy (Jacob Banser) and Sullivan (Brian Thompson).

Synopsis: “Based off of the Alterna Comics graphic novel of the same name, The Chair follows the story of Richard Sullivan, an innocent man struggling to escape execution on death row. Witnessing the torture and murder of his fellow inmates at the hands of the prison’s sadistic and psychotic Warden, »

- Tamika Jones

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Night of the Living Dead: Origins Shambles to Cannes

9 May 2014 2:53 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Night of the Living Dead: Origins has been shambling around for a few years now, and it will just not stay dead! The next stop for this 3D animated retelling of the George A. Romero classic is Cannes, and we have new stills and more for ya!

From the Press Release

With a seemingly unquenchable appetite for zombie movies, movie-goers will get their fill in 2014 with Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D, a 3D animated reboot of the original 1968 horror classic.

The film features visual effects from The Graphic Film Company, Los Angeles, which relied on the iPi Soft iPi Motion Capture markerless motion capture software solution. The software’s ability to easily create massive amounts of zombie action and seamlessly integrate it with the studio’s complex workflow provided the filmmakers limitless creative freedom.

“There are a scant few examples of animated horror films, let alone ones »

- Steve Barton

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Check This Out: The Filmography of Aircraft Infographic + Kickstarter

30 April 2014 5:08 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

From the designer of the Filmography of Cars infographic comes the sequel, titled The Filmography of Aircraft, created by Cathryn Lavery. "A giant print illustrating 100 years of Aviation in Film. Through 66 intricately detailed hand-illustrations, we’ve charted the iconic aircrafts of film from 1903 to the modern day. From the early 1900s Wright Flyer to the Tomcat in Top Gun - we have it all covered." This brand new chart, which contains over 60 craft, is also being funded through Kickstarter (thanks to @emmafgreen for the tip) which includes a prize option of the detailed research book for all of the planes. Take a look below. Here's the full Filmography of Aircraft infographic, at least what's currently available from Kickstarter: This has everything from Con Air to Airplane to The English Patient to The Expendables. Lavery is looking for a total of $3000 by May 23rd, and she's already hit that goal easily. »

- Alex Billington

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Movie Review – Tokarev (2014)

26 April 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tokarev, 2014.

Directed by Paco Cabezas.

Starring Nicolas Cage, Rachel Nichols, Peter Stormare, Danny Glover and Aubrey Peeples.

Synopsis:

When the Russian mob kidnaps the daughter of a reformed criminal, he rounds up his old crew and seeks his own brand of justice.

Watching Nicolas Cage in Tokarev, having recently watched him in David Gordon Green’s excellent Joe just a few weeks apart, reminds me of a line from Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part III; “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in”. The difference being Cage’s decision to make utter rubbish like Tokarev isn’t a matter of potential life and death, it’s just exceptionally poor judgement from an actor who has shown us he still knows a good script when one lands on his desk.

Tokarev is the definition of what used to be called ‘straight to video’ and seeing Nicolas Cage »

- Rohan Morbey

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The top 50 assholes in cinema

24 April 2014 5:52 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Odd List Andrew Blair 25 Apr 2014 - 06:29

They're despicable, smug and downright unpleasant. Andrew lines up his pick of 50 biggest unpleasant, sometimes heroic folk in cinema...

Nb: This article contains swearing and spoilers for numerous films. Bear in mind that it may be not safe for work, and if you haven't seen a film mentioned in a particular entry, do consider skipping to the next one.

Conflict drives drama. Unpleasant people create conflict. Thus, cinema is crammed with huge, provocative arseholes/assholes (we went with the latter on the headline, but now we're in the article, we're going more arse than ass). There are obviously too many to list, but we've provided you with a thought-provoking array of multi-faceted bell-endery. That said, feel free to copy and paste the phrase, "Nice list, but you forgot x" to save time when placing comments below! The 'nice' bit is not compulsory.

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- ryanlambie

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‘Crossbones’, the new NBC series with John Malkovich, releases its first trailer

23 April 2014 6:24 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Over the course of a career spanning over three decades, actor John Malkovich has gained a number of fans for his work in movies such as Dangerous Liaisons, Mulholland Drive, Con Air, Burn After Reading and, of course, Being John Malkovich. However, unlike many of his peers, Malkovich’s television appearances have been largely limited to miniseries. In light of this, many fans of the performer were interested to learn that he had signed on to the role of Blackbeard in the upcoming NBC series Crossbones. Malkovich stars in the series alongside Yasmine Al Massri, Richard Coyle, and Julian Sands. With the show set to premiere on May 30th at 10 pm Est, the first trailer for the show has now been released. The trailer can be seen below.

(Source: Collider)

The post ‘Crossbones’, the new NBC series with John Malkovich, releases its first trailer appeared first on Sound On Sight. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Chris Brown -- Stuck in Jail 'Til June ... At Least

23 April 2014 2:22 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Chris Brown will rot behind bars until June -- at the very least -- because the singer's latest bid for freedom was just Denied.Brown -- who was jailed last month after getting booted from rehab -- was flown to D.C. and promptly jailed  as he awaited trial in his assault case.The trial was supposed to start today ... but it was just postponed until June. Brown asked the judge in the Rihanna beating case to release him, »

- TMZ Staff

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If You Think Nicolas Cage Is a Walking, Talking Meme, Go See 'Joe'

11 April 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | Nerve | See recent Nerve news »

If You Think Nicolas Cage Is a Walking, Talking Meme, Go See 'Joe' Turning the actor's screaming, flaming skull from the Ghost Rider trailer into an animated Gif is a lot easier than considering if a film is worth a damn. By Matt Patches Look, Nicolas Cage is crazy. So are most brilliant actors. To prepare for The Crucible, Daniel Day-Lewis built his own log cabin. Tilda Swinton admits that she once went five years without speaking. Harrison Ford almost hit me with a golf cart while donutting around the rocky plains of New Mexico (it seemed pretty crazy at the time). Cage is equally batty, a personality primed to mold itself into any dot on the emotional spectrum. If the guy's mental state was stabilized, we'd never have seen him bounce between the criminal romantic in Raising Arizona, the brooding macho man in Con Air, [...] »

- Matt Patches

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My guilty pleasure: Con Air

9 April 2014 11:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A lesson in manhood for my 10-year-old self, Nicolas Cage gets to hijack a plane and save his diabetic buddy with lots of explosions. It's a gloriously boneheaded macho-fest

I have a slight fear of flying. For some reason, Con Air a film in which an aeroplane transferring hardened criminals is hijacked by its passengers before being taken on a raucous joyride has always had a comforting effect on me. I think (spoiler warning) it's because the good guy survives.

Of course, I'm well aware that Hollywood heroes usually live, but when I watched Con Air for the first time in the late 90s I hadn't yet had the pleasure of working my way through the abundance of cheap action flicks with all-American badasses and one-liner scripts churned out by Hollywood every year. Previously, my favourite film was Airplane. Aged 10, I considered Con Air a lesson in manhood.

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- Will Coldwell

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UTA Signs Director Simon West

7 April 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: UTA has signed British helmer Simon West and his producing partner Jib Polhemus. West is in post-production on Wild Card, William Goldman’s adaptation of his book that stars Jason Statham and Sofia Vergara, with Sierra/Affinity financing. This comes after West directed The Mechanic with Statham and Ben Foster, and The Expendables 2, with Statham and Sly Stallone leading the macho ensemble. West left Resolution, and became in play after the recent exits of Martin Spencer and Adam Kanter. West also directed Con Air, The General’s Daughter, and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. He was exec producer on Black Hawk Down, and is re-teaming with that writer, Ken Nolan, to direct the adaptation of the David Zucchino book Thunder Run. West also works in TV, producing Fox’s Keen Eddie, CBS’s Close to Home, Fox’s Human Target and NBC’s The Cape. West and Polhemus continue »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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