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Kirsten Howard Jul 5, 2016
We dig through the ten recent straight-to-dvd films of Mr Nicolas Cage. Can we find a gem in there?
My mum, having just gone through an acrimonious divorce, was trying to drum up the optimism to find love again, and apparently that involved watching a lot of rom-coms where an idealised – or at least intrinsically whimsical – version of love prevailed over boring old steadfast responsibility.
She would watch Dirty Dancing three or four times in a day, rewinding the ending relentlessly and bawling her eyes out. A VHS of Baby Boom was worn down until the tape resembled a type of grey, flimsy nylon. I hesitate to imagine what she was projecting with repeated viewings of Overboard, »
“Ballykissangel” (1998-99) Colin Farrell‘s big break came playing villager Danny Byrne in the Irish TV series “Tigerland” (2000) In his first U.S. starring role, Farrell played a draftee in 1971 going through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, aka Louisiana’s infamous Tigerland, the last stop for soldiers heading to Vietnam. “American Outlaws” (2001) The Dublin-born actor got his first big exposure with American audiences playing Jesse James in 2001’s “American Outlaws” “Minority Report” (2002) Farrell sealed his movie star status when he co-starred with Tom Cruise in 2002 Steven Spielberg film, “Minority Report” “Daredevil” (2003) He went on to shave his head for »
- Joe Otterson
"So tell me," Colin Farrell asks. "What's it about?"
When The Lobster premiered in Cannes in 2015, the 39-year-old Irish actor was forthright about not understanding what, exactly, was going on in Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos' sci-fi fable, set in a world where single adults who fail to find a suitable romantic partner within 40 days, or risk being turned into animals. A year later, as it opens in New York and Los Angeles today (and goes into wide release on May 27th), he's still not sure — but he has a few ideas. »
3 items from 2016
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