The year is 2004. Hot off the heels of the enormous popularity of Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney has decided to cast Nicolas Cage as the lead in their new adventure franchise, for some reason. Get back to simpler times, where artifacts of history hold clues to a treasure, and we all just basically act like 9/11 never happened.
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We dug deep to find the on-screen debut of a young, teenage Nicolas Coppola, in the never-picked-up pilot episode of a musical teen dramedy called The Best of Times. It's got everything you'd expect from a series boasting a full understanding of adolescent America - it's got angst, it's got lust, it's got... Crispin Glover?!
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We've been talking about what we perceived as the Nicolas Cage action movie phase of the 90's and it turns out, that's not quite what Snake Eyes is. Caroline and Dylan are a house divided as we try to figure out whether Snake Eyes is campy fun or a slog that doesn't know how to do what it's trying to do.
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It's Nicolas Cage like you've never seen him before. Namely because you don't see him at all. We decided to find out what it sounds like when Nic Cage gets behind the mic and gives voice to a grieving father who builds a robot to replace his dead son. And [spoiler warning], we were pleasantly surprised.
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Let's jump back to a classic of the Nic Cage canon, Raising Arizona. Not only does Cage become a live-action cartoon as H.I. McDunnough, matched only by an equally wild performance from Holly Hunter.
A correction: Dylan's a dummy and mistakenly said Inside Man when he was actually talking about A Serious Man. And yet that's still not the dumbest thing he said about Coen Brothers movies. Looking at you, Ladykillers defender.
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We joked about it, then we thought about it, then we did it. Welcome to the pilot episode of Rattling the Cage, the podcast where hosts Caroline Diezyn and Dylan Clark-Moore (that's us!) will bring our unique brand of criticism to the works of the one and only Nicolas Cage.
Our first movie on the chopping block is 2011's madcap grindhouse flick, Drive Angry.
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