If you want to talk about prolific actors who continue to churn out movies year after year, Nicholas Cage has to be at the top of the list. Sure, the guy has found himself in financial difficulties, which may help to explain his current splurge of roles in a new movie almost every two months, but the guy can act and remains one of my favorite actors.
Here are some the greatest Nicholas Cage movies from the past two decades.
I will start out by discussing Lord Of War, a film in which Nicholas Cage plays Yuri Orlov, a Jewish arms dealer that rises from nothing to become a lead supplier of guns in the African wars. Jared Leto also stars in this film and plays a very convincing druggie.
Another great Nicholas Cage film came out recently to limited release KICKASSTORRENT. That movie was none other than Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call, New Orleans. Sure, it’s a wordy title, but don’t let that stop you from seeing this dark film in which Cage plays one of the most corrupt cops I’ve ever seen.
A movie that came out earlier this year (2010) that was incredibly enjoyable was Kickass. Cage played a superhero in this film, but one thing I loved about this marketing campaign was that it never credited Cage as being the star of the film.
I would be remiss to make a list of Nicholas Cage films without mentioning Con Air kickass movie 2. In Con Air, he plays Cameron Poe, a retired marine who is imprisoned for an act of self defense and has to get through John Malkovich of all people, before he can get home to see his daughter for the first time.
On the softer side of things, one film of his that I really enjoyed was It Could Happen To You. I normally am not a fan of romantic dramas, but this film felt real and was a feel good movie. This one definitely has my seal of approval.
We’ve found this to be an interesting summer for movies. Not earth shattering by any means, but not a total dud either. Toy Story 3 and Inception were the highlights for us, and I think they were for most people. Toy Story 3 has made over 400 billion dollars worldwide with Inception closing in at near 300 billion. We won’t forget Avatar either, but that’s in it’s own class as is its maker James Cameron.
I’m sure there’ll be some movies that we leave out that you all will be yelling bloody murder about so just comment away since we always appreciate dissent, it’s a good thing over apathy. There have been some quiet contenders that we mentioned in our earlier review on here that most people may have heard about or not at all. One that was pretty cool on the small side was The Kids Are All Right about two lesbian mothers (Julianne Moore and Annette Benning) who wind up discovering who the sperm donor is for their child (Mark Ruffalo playing a wonderful lowkey role). What we loved about this one was it didn’t focus on a big gay marriage debate; it just was a film about a relationship with its ups and down like any other. It’s well worth checking out and the cast really bring out the best in this gem of a film