Welcome to 2015 fellow Monday Movie Nighters!
To start the New Year right we are celebrating the career of one of Hollywood’s true thespians. He has graced the silver screen for over thirty years and with his upcoming birthday it is time to dedicate a Monday Movie Night to a man that has been called both a national treasure and the One True God. Yes, it is time to celebrate the great Nicolas Cage!
Tonight’s contenders will provide a choice between serious, award-winning Nicolas Cage and insane, scenery-chewing Nic Cage (though to be fair I think both categories are pretty interchangeable).
Serious Nicolas Cage:
Adaptation (114): A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean for the screen.
Bringing Out the Dead (121): Haunted by the patients he failed to save, an extremely burned-out Manhattan ambulance paramedic fights to maintain his sanity over three fraught and turbulent nights.
Leaving Las Vegas (111): Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Raising Arizona (94): When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family’s quintupelets, their lives get more complicated than they anticipated.
The Weather Man (102): A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Crazy ol’ Nic Cage:
Bad Lieutenant : Port of Call New Orleans (122): Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.
The Wicker Man (102): A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there’s a larger mystery to solve among the island’s secretive, neo-pagan community.
Con Air (115): A newly released ex-con and former US Ranger finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.
National Treasure (131): A historian races to find the legendary Templar Treasure before a team of mercenaries.
Gone in Sixty Seconds (118): A retired master car thief must come back to the industry and steal 50 cars with his crew in one night to save his brother’s life.
If this is not enough Nicolas Cage for anyone feel free to suggest anything else from his legendary filmography.
My question to you: What is your favourite Nicolas Cage scene?
2 thoughts on “Tonight’s Contenders: Nicolas Cage Night”
WOW so many to chose from! I love the National Treasure movies but have seen them.. maybe Wickerman for something different?
Always down for some Cage, so we really can’t go wrong here.