Never say Never. Having spent at least a decade making B-level direct-to-video releases, the former star Nicholas Cage finally rehearses a comeback again with success. The Weight of Talent, the actor’s new work, which premieres on April 28, marks the return of a film starring him to be released in movie theaters in Brazil in almost ten years! And that’s reason to celebrate (in a beautiful action by Paris Filmes). Cage is an Oscar-winning artist (Farewell in Las Vegas1995) and with another nomination for the highest award in cinema (Adaptation, 2002) – both as the main actor. Other than that, in the mid-1990s, he saw the height of his career with films like To Rock (1996), With Air – A Rota da Fuga (1997) e The other face (1997), an action trilogy that placed the actor’s name among the biggest stars in Hollywood at the time.
The Weight of Talent may be the culmination of its renaissance, and it brings Cage living Cage, accepting to attend a fan party for a fee of US$1 million. The feature promises a crazy pace and a lot of metalanguage. Before The Weight of TalentNonetheless, Cage was already receiving praise with horror and science fiction productions such as Mandy – Thirst for Vengeance, The Color That Fell from Space, Willy’s Wonderland – Cursed Park e Ghostland – Land Without Law. The biggest step towards its “redemption” would come in 2021 with Pigthe most praised film of his career in recent years, or perhaps of all time.
Thinking of those peaces of Nicholas Cage with the success, I decided to create a new article, which serves as a link and second part of another that I had done a few years ago. Here, we will unveil some of these obscure productions that Nicholas Cage been doing lately. Many exotic and unusual films. long life for Cage and we hope that the actor will soon return to the spotlight. Also check below the previous article with 10 other obscure films of the actor, after all, he is doing a lot. Come on.
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Mandy – Thirst for Vengeance
We start with the aforementioned Mandy, a surreal and very stylish horror, full of bright colors, and enigmatic and disturbing scenes. The plot is a mixture of other films of Nicholas CageWhat Fury on wheels and even Ghost Rider – after all, what to expect when an actor makes as many films as Cage, some of these productions will be similar to others. Unlike the aforementioned films, however, Mandy had the morals of making his debut at prestigious festivals around the world, such as Sundance and Cannes. Written and directed by Panos Cosmatosthe long show Cage setting out in revenge against a cult of Satanist hippies who kidnapped his wife Mandy (Andrea Riseborough) to perform a sacrifice. Bloody and fanciful, Mandy marked the actor’s return to films praised by critics.
Now we’ve gone from horror to thriller, with the second film from Cage in 2018. Here the actor joins another actress whose career has fallen into obscurity. Robin Tunney became famous in the 1990s with films like young witches (1996) e End of Days (1999). In the movie, Tunney e Cage are a couple who decide to buy a motel to manage. Mix of Psychosis (1960) e We have vacancies (2007), to plot of The mirror exhibition Cage discovering a secret passageway between the rooms of his roadside establishment, which ends in a “spy mirror” – one in which from one side someone can observe the other without being noticed. Cage becomes a voyeur and assists two of his guests in the “makeout”. However, when one of them turns up dead, the subject becomes the main suspect.
211 – The Great Heist
Lightly based on a true story, 211 account of what is considered the longest and bloodiest recent bank robbery in the US. Cage plays a veteran police officer who, alongside his rookie partner, goes on patrol with a young civilian – a common practice in the US known as ride-along. What was supposed to be a quiet walk to show the routine of police work, turns into a nightmare when the protagonist’s car passes in front of the seized bank, and becomes the target of the mercenaries who are robbing it.
Returning to the realm of weirdness, Nicholas Cage stars in this horror and fantasy feature as Joe, a scruffy-looking truck driver, depressed after the death of his wife and daughter. On here, Cage joins the German actress Franka Potentestar of movies like Run Lola Run (1998) e The Bourne Identity (2002). The plot truly begins when Cage know the character of Powerful, a woman with a strange supernatural gift. When her daughter is in a hospitalized coma, the woman is able to bring her back, but what returns may be something beyond just the young woman.
first movie of Cage in 2019, and the actor returns to the criminal genre of revenge in the skin of Frank, a guy who, as the title says, has a score to settle. He is released from prison after twenty years incarcerated and is soon on a trajectory of settling scores with his former crime bosses. In this revenge trail, which involves a lot of hidden money, what could hinder the vigilante is the unexpected relationship with his son. in the cast, Benjamin Brattactor of Miss Simpatia (2000) e Cat Woman (2004).
Taking Mandythe films of Nicholas Cage presented so far in this matter can be considered, to say the least, mediocre. All are less impressive versions of other more famous works, that is, nothing we have not seen before, including in the filmography of the talented actor. However, that changes with this item. More prestigious than itself Mandyand passing through the Toronto Film Festival and other festivals specializing in horror and fantasy, The Color That Fell from Space is based on a tale of the iconic H.P. Lovecraft, a leading figure in the interdimensional horror and science fiction genre. Other than that, in the direction we have another specialist, Richard Stanleyfilmmaker responsible for the cult Hardware – The Destroyer of the Future (1990) e The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996). in the plot, Cage plays a family man living on his rural property. Joely Richardson lives his wife. That’s when the family is surprised by an alien entity from space that manifests itself through the color purple. When they come into contact with the being, little by little they begin to suffer the terrifying effect in their body.
Nicholas Cage declares war on drugs in one of his most flashy films – due to the large cast of famous names he managed to recruit. Cage lives a government agent on a mission to dismantle a grand cocaine scheme. Co-starring alongside the actor, Laurence Fishburne lives the film’s villain, the drug lord known as The Man – who will clash with the protagonist. In addition to the duo, the film also has Leslie Bibb as above Cage, Barry Pepper as the head of the agents’ operation, and Cole Hauser, Adam Goldberg e Peter Facinelli as members of the criminal organization.
One of the few recent films from Nicholas Cage to not receive a title in Portuguese so far – which means that it has not yet officially arrived in Brazil or has gone so unnoticed that no one knows what it was called here. Another totally obscure (and why not, generic) action thriller in the actor’s career, the plot of this thriller that is pure shooting, beating and bombing brings Cage as the owner/manager of a “shaved foot” hotel receiving its only guest for the night. The problem is precisely who this guest is. Annabelle Acosta is Renata, a mysterious woman, who is actually taking refuge in the establishment of Cage after having robbed a number of mobsters. It doesn’t take long for the criminals to find her and turn everything into hell, with Cage in the middle, of course.
Jumanji it’s for the weak! In the same year that the second film in the aforementioned franchise starring Dwayne Johnson e Kevin Hart arrived at the cinemas, Nicholas Cage he was trying to release his own version of this story. Or almost. As much as the movie poster passes vibes from Jumanjithe plot of this predator instinct bring Cage as an expert hunter, managing to capture its biggest prey: a white jaguar. He has a buyer for the rare species and embarks it on a cargo ship along with other captured animals. Of course Cage go along on this trip. But they won’t be the only ones. Also on board is a very dangerous prisoner, a former special forces agent renegade for war crimes, role of Kevin Durand. The subject escapes and frees all the animals, including the rare feline. Now, Cage and the military, headed by Famke Janssen, they must go after not only the dangerous fugitive, but the deadly animals as well. Who directs is the former stuntman Nick Powell.
As said, at this point in the filmography of Nicholas Cage, most of his films sound like recycling from better productions. And here the filmmakers must have thought: “how about we redo Dial M to Kill in an island”? With all the trappings of a B-movie Hitchcockian thriller, this The island bring Cage in the role of a man offering a sum for a young man to kill his wife. It helps that the guy has a flirtation with his wife. Cage. The youth is lived by Luke Benward and the unfaithful wife has the ways of KaDee Strickland. Completing the list, Kelsey Grammer is the obligatory detective investigating the case.
When we hear the title Jiu Jitsu what’s the first thing that comes to mind? A movie about fighting tournament, right? Well, it would be if we didn’t have the involvement of Nicholas Cage In the project. With the insane actor, the film could not be anything other than a mixture of The predator (1987) e Mortal Kombat (1995), of course! From time to time an alien portal opens on Earth and through it a threat passes in the best style predator, an alien being who, in addition to being an expert hunter, is also a first-rate fighter. The creature’s objective is to defeat the best fighters on our planet, all martial arts champions, lived by fighter-actors like Alain Moussi, Tony Jaa, Frank Grillo e JuJu Chan. now for Nicholas Cage the role of exotic master, in the best Raiden / Yoda style, remains. And if you think that Cage gets the “cock” with the alien in a sword fight, you’re right!