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5 totally underrated Christmas movies

It’s pretty easy to create a top 5 Christmas movie list. Not only would everyone’s list look pretty similar, but most of the films that would be listed probably receive extensive runs on cable TV during the holidays. So why not check out some Christmas movies that aren’t classics? The following are 5 underrated Christmas movies that you should check out this holiday season: 1 Trapped in Paradise This movie got a bad rap when it was released. A young Nicolas Cage hints at the crazed performances that are now his forte, while John Lovitz battles then SNL stalwart, Dana...read more
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Movie Review: Nic Cage goes after Bin Laden in the fitfully funny Army Of One

Well before he starred in a series of low-rent Dtv thrillers and memes, Nicolas Cage, now smugly considered an icon of unintentional comedy by so many, used to make mainstream studio comedies pretty regularly. The early ’90s in particular saw a spate of innocuous Cage yukfests (Honeymoon In Vegas, Guarding Tess, Trapped In Paradise), and Army Of One is arguably his first broad comedy since those days, considering the darkness and anguish that run through the likes of Adaptation or The Weather Man. Even this return to outright wackiness finds Cage pretty far afield from his ’90s rom-coms, as he plays real-life crackpot Gary Faulkner, a Colorado man who in the years following 9/11 set off for Pakistan intending to accomplish what the U.S. government couldn’t: capture Osama Bin Laden.

Faulkner’s story has been adapted by director Larry Charles, whose experience directing Sacha Baron Cohen comedies ...
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Have Yourself A Movie Little Christmas: Krampus And More!

Despite its rampaging monster approach to the holiday season and the imposing, sort-of terrifying giant horned goat-man who provides its title, Krampus isn’t, at heart, an anti-Christmas picture-- it has at least one bloodshot eye pitched toward seasonal classic status. The movie’s story is centered on a family at war with itself—semi-sophisticated suburbanites Adam Scott and Toni Collette and their kids hosting a clan of boorish, right-wing Walmart-warrior relatives headed up by David Koechner and Alison Tolman— who finds itself besieged by the impish and deadly forces of Krampus, the flip-side of holiday cheer, Darth Vader to Santa’s Obi-wan. When the only child left in the family who still clings to his belief in Santa Claus has the last vestiges of Christmas spirit (here so defined as the will to make sacrifices for the good of others) derided out of him, he tears up his last
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Explore Desire and Power in Exclusive Maison Close: Season One DVD Clip

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Explore Desire and Power in Exclusive Maison Close: Season One DVD Clip
American audiences are invited into the heart of a lavish 19th century bordello, through an exclusive clip from the first season of the Globes de Cristal Award-nominated drama show, ‘Maison Close.’ The video from the stylized French thriller series, titled ‘Trapped in Paradise,’ explores desire and power, and also re-imagines age-old themes in revolution ways. The clip has been released in anticipation of the Canal Plus+ Series drama’s first season being distributed on home entertainment for the first time in the U.S. Music Box Films will distribute ‘Maison Close: Season One’ on February 10 on DVD, which will be sold on such platforms as Amazon. The show’s first season will [ Read More ]

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Video of the Day – The 100 Greatest Nicolas Cage Quotes

Question: What do the following have in common?

Gone In 60 Seconds, Wild At Heart, The Rock, Deadfall, Con Air, The Wicker Man, Leaving Las Vegas, Drive Angry, Face/Off, Wings Of The Apache (aka Fire Birds), Kick Ass, Honeymoon In Vegas, National Treasure: Book Of Secrets, Snake Eyes, Trapped In Paradise, The Family Man, Matchstick Men, Moonstruck, World Trade Center, Vampire’s Kiss, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, 8Mm, Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans, Kiss Of Death, G-Force, Season Of The Witch, Lord Of War, National Treasure, Red Rock West.

The Answer: They contain the maelstrom of madness that is Nicolas Cage, and from these fine (and perhaps less fine) films one hundred Cage quotes have been culled and stitched together in the way only a Supercut can.

The good people over at The Daily What found the work of Moviemiscellany on Youtube and we offer here as
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Watch the 100 Greatest Nicolas Cage Quotes

To say Nicolas Cage has had an interesting career is a bit of an understatement. His early work includes some really meaty roles in films like Raising Arizona, Moonstruck, and Leaving Las Vegas, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor. Then he went on an action-bent with The Rock, Con Air, and Face/Off back-to-back-to-back. He's proved that he's really up to play any kind of part, and now Cage appears to be in on the joke with films like The Wicker Man, Drive Angry, and Kick-Ass. He’s really a stellar actor (his turn in Adaptation. is brilliant), and now someone has compiled the 100 best Nicolas Cage quotes into one fantastic video. It’s got the usual suspects like Con Air’s “Put the bunny back in the box” and the bevy of Wicker Tree goodness, but I was also amused to see the scarcely-seen 1994 comedy Trapped in Paradise included.
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The Evolution Of Nicolas Cage’s Hair

A while back we posted the video Nicolas Cage Loses His Shit, by editor Harry Hanrahan. Well Harry is back with another montage, this time showcasing the evolution of Nicolas Cage’s hair. If there’s one thing more versatile than Cage’s brand of mania, it’s Cage’s hairstyles over the years, which come complete with their own personalities. Enjoy!

Here is a list of movies used in the video:

00’08 – Valley Girl

00’14 – Rumble Fish

00’18 – Racing with the Moon

00’21 – The Cotton Club

00’23 – Birdy

00’27 – The Boy In Blue

00’31 – Peggy Sue Got Married

00’35 – Raising Arizona

00’40 – Moonstruck

00’44 – Vampire’s Kiss

00’49 – Fire Birds

00’52 – Wild at Heart

00’55 – Zandalee

00’59 – Honeymoon In Vegas

01’02 – Amos & Andrew

01’05 – Red Rock West

01’08 – Deadfall

01’13 – Guarding Tess

01’15 – It Could Happen to You

01’17 – Trapped In Paradise

01’19 – Kiss of Death

01’24 – Leaving Las Vegas

01’27 – The Rock

01’30 – Con Air

01’35 – Face/Off

01’38 – City of Angels

01’39 – Snake Eyes

01’40 – 8Mm

01’42 – Bringing Out the Dead

01’44 – Gone In Sixty Seconds

01’46 – The Family Man
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The Evolution of Nicolas Cage's Hair | A Video by Harry Hanrahan

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A month after unleashing Nicolas Cage Loses His Sh*t, Harry Hanrahan has returned in this spin-off of sorts to that video, The Evolution of Nicolas Cage's Hair. If there's one thing more versatile than Cage's level of crazy, it's Cage's hairstyles over the years, which come complete with their own personalities. It's like a Chia of Crazy. It will amaze and confound you.

Prepare to be follicly-hypnotized for the next two-and-a-half minutes.

Here is a list of movies used in the video:

00'08 - Valley Girl

00'14 - Rumble Fish

00'18 - Racing with the Moon

00'21 - The Cotton Club

00'23 - Birdy

00'27 - The Boy In Blue

00'31 - Peggy Sue Got Married

00'35 - Raising Arizona

00'40 - Moonstruck

00'44 - Vampire's Kiss

00'49 - Fire Birds

00'52 - Wild at Heart

00'55 - Zandalee

00'59 - Honeymoon In Vegas

01'02 - Amos & Andrew
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Owf’s Filmoeter # 1 – Natalie Portman’s Black Swan

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Natalie Portman Wins Prize At The Palms Spring Festival

At the 2011 Palms Springs Festival “talk of the town” actress Natalie Portman picked up the Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award for her critically acclaimed lead turn as a ballerina in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan. Portman has been generating strong Oscar buzz ever since the film first premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September and both herself and four time Oscar nominee Annette Benning (The Kids Are alright) are seen as certainties for the lead actress nominees at the Academy Awards which are to be announced later this month on Tuesday, January 25th.

A win at the Palms Springs Festival is certainly a good start for Natalie Portman, (one of the few child star success stories) as
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50 Christmas Movie Spoilers in 3 Minutes!

As Christmas fast approaches and most of us are still trying to finish up our last minute Christmas shopping, the Fine Brothers have released their latest spoiler-filled video called 50 Christmas Movie Spoilers in 3 Minutes, in one take. The Fine Bros. have also brought us videos such as, 50 Disney Spoilers in 3 minutes  and 100 Horror Movie Spoilers in 5 Minutes. Hope you enjoy the video below!

Movies Spoiled:

A Christmas Carol, Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (1951), A Christmas Carol (2009), The Muppet Christmas Carol, Mickey's Christmas Carol, Bad Santa, Christmas with the Cranks, Deck the Halls, A Christmas Story, Ernest Saves Christmas, Four Christmases, Fred Claus, The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3, It's a Wonderful Life, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Jingle All the Way, Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Miracle on 34th Street (1994), Mixed Nuts, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2, The Polar Express, Prancer, Scrooged, How The Gring Stole Christmas,
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Christmas Spoiled in 3 Minutes, Santa Cancels Worldwide Tour

The Fine Brothers, an internet comedy duo that speaks fast and spoils movies, is back to spit in your eggnog this holiday season with “50 Christmas Spoilers in 3 Minutes.”

Faster than you can go a-wasailling, Benny and Rafi Fine spoil every Christmas movie you’ve ever heard of — and some that you haven’t. As with all Fine Brothers YouTube videos, there are two types of viewers.

The first love the spitfire, spoiler-soaked, saccharin snark and wish the yucksters plenty of presents under the Christmas tree. Or menorah. The other, perhaps the Grinches of the group, want to stuff the boys’ faces with figgy pudding to dam the endless patter of plot-ruining banter.

Where do you fall on the Fines? While you chew that over, here’s a list of all 50 Christmas films:

A Christmas Carol, Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (1951), A Christmas Carol (2009), The Muppet Christmas Carol, Mickey’s Christmas Carol,
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Votd: 50 Christmas Movie Spoilers in 3 Minutes

Votd: 50 Christmas Movie Spoilers in 3 Minutes
[1] In honor of the upcoming Christmas holiday, our friends the Fine Brothers have filed the latest episode of their popular "Spoiler" series -- 50 Christmas Movie Spoilers in 3 Minutes, in one take. You might remember that we've featured their videos 100 Movie Spoilers in 4 minutes [2], Spoiling Every Best Picture Winner in Oscar History [3], 50 spoilers of 2009 in 4 minutes [4], 100 Horror Movie Spoilers in 5 Minutes [5], and 50 Disney Spoilers in 3 Minutes [6].  Hit the jump to watch their latest. And if it isn't completely obvious already, please be warned that the following video contains spoilers. Movies Spoiled: A Christmas Carol, Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (1951), A Christmas Carol (2009), The Muppet Christmas Carol, Mickey's Christmas Carol, Bad Santa, Christmas with the Cranks, Deck the Halls, A Christmas Story, Ernest Saves Christmas, Four Christmases, Fred Claus, The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3, It's a Wonderful Life, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Jingle All the Way, Miracle on 34th Street
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[Review] Middle Men

Middle Men is a film that harkens back to the days when cinema was truly original. It’s a gritty story full of witty dialogue, fast camera work and compelling characters while examining a subject that is both taboo and universal: Internet pornography.

The story is based on the real life story of producer Christopher Mallick, who became entwined in the burgeoning Internet culture and the commerce possibilities that spawned from it in the late ’90s. Directed with the confidence of an established auteur, George Gallo (Trapped in Paradise, Midnight Run) mixes humor and action with a distinctive style and an impressive ensemble cast. To draw the inevitable comparison, Middle Men is the Boogie Nights of internet porn — and that’s a good thing.

Before the World Wide Web, getting access to pornography was a real chore that somewhat invaded your privacy. But with the advent of the Internet, a
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Middle Men Trailer

With Hollywood in their current “we love the '80s” mode, any film to come out that takes place in the '90s is a welcome sight in my eyes. Just off the top of my head, the last film that I remember seeing to take place in the '90s was Jonathan Levine's The Wackness. Whether you liked or disliked seeing Sir Gandhi Kingsley smoke weed and listen to east coast rap classics is beside the point. The point is there is an entire decade of potentially great stories just waiting to be tapped into. With that being said, the folks over at Trailer Addict [1] have just put up a new trailer for Middle Men. From what I gather of the preview, the film is a biopic on the men responsible for the birth of internet porn in the '90s, and God bless them. The film is
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Review: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Remember Nicolas Cage? He doesn't work very often so the name may not immediately ring a bell, but maybe some of his films might jar your memory... Birdy, Raising Arizona, Wild At Heart, Adaptation? (Not to be confused with Nicholas Z. Kage, an "actor" who sleepwalks through roles and films like Fire Birds, Trapped In Paradise, Snake Eyes, Gone In Sixty Seconds, National TreasureGhost Rider, Next, Bangkok Dangerous, and many, many more.) He's an actor who craves odd and interesting characters but manages to shape them into real, fully developed people that sometimes outshine the films they inhabit. Where other actors just present an idiosyncratic caricature he crafts people who are more than simply the sum of their quirks. So as I said earlier, Cage doesn't make a lot of movies. The good news though is that after a multi-year absence from movie screens he's finally returned in Werner Herzog's Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Detective
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