essential werner herzog films

Fitzcarraldo. Grizzly Man. Aguirre, the Wrath of God. Little Dieter Needs to Fly. These are what many cinephiles might call the essential Werner Herzog films. For anyone who saw him for the first time as an actor in The Mandalorian, were intrigued by him, learned he was also an acclaimed director, and are looking to dive into his filmography, those entries would be a good place to start.

But if you ask the man himself, another film should be included in those ranks: 2009’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, which stars Nicolas Cage as a corrupt, hallucinating police officer.  Read More »

willy's wonderland teaser

We’re going to have to wait until 2021 to see Nicolas Cage battle Chuck E. Cheese-like robots, but for now, let’s make do with this Willy’s Wonderland teaser. The film – which used to be called Wally’s Wonderland but has now suddenly changed – finds Cage playing a janitor who has to battle animatronic characters which dwell in an abandoned family restaurant. Watch the wonderfully deranged Willy’s Wonderland teaser below.

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Jiu Jitsu Trailer

Hey, do you want to watch a trailer where Nicolas Cage calls an alien “a poet-warrior in the sci-fi sense”? Then today is your lucky day, my friends. In Jiu Jitsu, Cage plays an Obi-Wan Kenobi- like figure who has to train a war hero to fight an alien invader named Brax. I promise you I’m not making any of this up. Watch the Jiu Jitsu trailer below and see for yourself.

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nicolas cage as frank grimes

Once upon a time, The Simpsons was a great show. And one of its very best episodes was season 8’s “Homer’s Enemy,” in which hard-working guy Frank Grimes lands a job at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant and grows horrified at the constant buffoonery of Homer Simpson, the plant’s safety inspector who is perpetually drunk, stupid, or taking a nap in a radiation suit still hung on a hook. Simpsons player Hank Azaria famously voiced Grimes, or “Grimey,” as he liked to be called, but at one point a very different – and very famous – actor was considered for the role: Nicolas Cage.

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Tiffany Haddish Nicolas Cage

Can a single movie contain the unbridled energy of both comedian/movie star Tiffany Haddish and the frequently unhinged cinematic whirlwind that is Nicolas Cage? We’re about to find out, because Haddish has been cast in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, the upcoming meta action-comedy in which Cage plays a heightened version of himself who ends up being forced to channel his most famous characters in order to save the day. Read More »

Nicolas Cage Tiger King

Update: The Wrap reports that Cage has been confirmed to star in this series. Amazon Studios will co-produce it, and the show will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. Our original post from May 4, 2020 follows.

Nicolas Cage is in talks to star in the first television show of his career, and you’re probably familiar with the role he’s set to play.

A new report says Cage will suit up as Joe Exotic, the subject of the wildly popular Netflix documentary series Tiger King, in a new scripted series from the showrunner of Netflix’s American VandalRead More »

nicolas cage dragon

Over the course of his career, Nicolas Cage has played an angel, a con man, a thief, a treasure hunter, an animated mole, a sorcerer, a knight, and a black-and-white version of Spider-Man, just to name a few. Now he’s finally adding “dragon” to his resume.

The famously eccentric actor will star in an executive produce Highfire, Amazon’s adaptation of Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer’s fantasy novel. Cage will voice a vodka-loving dragon who was once a fearsome force to be reckoned with, but who now spends his days drinking and binge-watching Netflix. Dear Amazon: I’d like to see this show immediately, please. Read More »

the unbearable weight of massive talent cast

Pedro Pascal is Nicolas Cage‘s biggest fan. Not in real life – though that’s entirely possible! — but in the upcoming Lionsgate action-comedy starring Cage as….Nicolas Cage. Pascal is in talks to join The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent cast as Cage’s superfan who may not be all that he appears to be.

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national treasure tv series

Disney is all-in on more National Treasure. Not only is a new National Treasure sequel in the works, there’s alsoNational Treasure TV series being developed for Disney+. There’s a catch, though. The TV series will feature a younger cast, which means that we won’t get the pleasure of seeing Nicolas Cage run around the country finding puzzles left by Ben Franklin and other famous dead guys.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sequel Release Date

Last fall, Sony Pictures finally dated the anticipated animated sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The movie was slated to arrive in April 2022, but now, thanks to the complications caused by the production shutdown due to coronavirus and the constant shuffling of release dates for movies this year, the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel is being pushed back six months to a fall release date in 2022. Read More »