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(iNews (UK))   1997: when Nicolas Cage reigned supreme, Batman was camp and cringey, and there were two big-budget movies about killer volcanoes   ( inews.co.uk) divider line
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2017-08-18 11:47:38 AM  
I like to program my sister's DVR to record those movies any time they're on.

She's a geologist.
 
2017-08-18 11:52:49 AM  
Yes, those were ungroovy times.
 
2017-08-18 11:53:09 AM  
And I was 20 years younger

/what's your point?
//20 years... *sob*
 
2017-08-18 12:29:10 PM  
Somebody get SyFy on the line. I've suddenly got a great pitch idea for Camp Crusader vs Vol-Cage-O, where a fetish-clad hero tries to save the world from volcanoes that shoot out hundreds of giant Nic Cages, all reprising different characters from his career. It'll be sort of like Attack on Titan, only much Cagier and with 100% more rubber nipples and codpieces.
 
2017-08-18 12:33:14 PM  

EdgeRunner: Somebody get SyFy on the line. I've suddenly got a great pitch idea for Camp Crusader vs Vol-Cage-O, where a fetish-clad hero tries to save the world from volcanoes that shoot out hundreds of giant Nic Cages, all reprising different characters from his career. It'll be sort of like Attack on Titan, only much Cagier and with 100% more rubber nipples and codpieces.


Sharknadocano
 
2017-08-18 12:35:13 PM  
Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mr Freeze, cringe-inducing puns and all, represented an era that was parodying itself. Intentionally or not.

No it was a terribly written character because they couldn't decide what they wanted to do with him. They didn't know if they wanted to go the straight up monster route (which we see when he goes around flat out killing people), the jokey quipster from the 60's show, or the cold emotionless tortured soul we are supposed to sympathize with of the Animated series.

All 3 of them fight with each other and can not work with the other parts. He can't be the cold emotionless guy if he's making wacky puns every time he opens his mouth, we cant really laugh with him because of all the other stuff, and the buffoonery of the puns take away literally all of his menace that they tried to build with his he'll just flat out murder you.
 
2017-08-18 12:35:48 PM  
Nicolas Cage is about due for an award-winning comeback. He seems to make a bunch of crappy movies then redeem himself with a great performance in a good one.
 
2017-08-18 12:40:25 PM  
They bring up camp and cringey without once mentioning Wild Wild West?
 
2017-08-18 12:43:06 PM  

BullBearMS: They bring up camp and cringey without once mentioning Wild Wild West?


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Good ol' Miss Lippinreader
 
2017-08-18 12:44:18 PM  

BullBearMS: They bring up camp and cringey without once mentioning Wild Wild West?


Too cringey. Article writers often seize up completely before they can finish typing the full title of that film.
 
2017-08-18 01:02:20 PM  

Nine Hundred and Eight: Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mr Freeze, cringe-inducing puns and all, represented an era that was parodying itself. Intentionally or not.

No it was a terribly written character because they couldn't decide what they wanted to do with him. They didn't know if they wanted to go the straight up monster route (which we see when he goes around flat out killing people), the jokey quipster from the 60's show, or the cold emotionless tortured soul we are supposed to sympathize with of the Animated series.

All 3 of them fight with each other and can not work with the other parts. He can't be the cold emotionless guy if he's making wacky puns every time he opens his mouth, we cant really laugh with him because of all the other stuff, and the buffoonery of the puns take away literally all of his menace that they tried to build with his he'll just flat out murder you.


Lol I love the over the top camp, so Arnold always amused me in that.  Its why I need more Captain Cold in Flash, and LoT s2 was the best thing ever while it was practically unwatchable for my wife.
 
kab
2017-08-18 01:02:30 PM  
Batman isn't currently cringey?   Did you actually watch BvS, subby?
 
2017-08-18 01:15:29 PM  
Nicholas Cage has an excellent batting average up till about 2005. A few blah movies, but nothing catastrophically bad and plenty of good-to-great movies.

Birdy

Peggy Sue Got Married

Moonstruck

Raising Arizona

Vampire's Kiss

Honeymoon in Vegas

It Could Happen to you

The Rock

Con Air

Face Off

Gone in 60 Seconds

Bringing out the Dead

Adaptation

Matchstick Men

Lord of War

Things got spotty afterwards. Maybe it was the massive IRS bill leading to his being less discerning in the scripts he accepted.

Nicolas Cage's Agent
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NSFWish language
 
2017-08-18 01:17:09 PM  

kab: Batman isn't currently cringey?   Did you actually watch BvS, subby?


YMMV of course - BvS was infinitely better then the Val Kilmer and George Clooney Batman movies. Like I wouldn't subject my kids to that shiat if you paid me mone... well ok, maybe if you paid me money. You get the point though.
 
2017-08-18 01:26:14 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: kab: Batman isn't currently cringey?   Did you actually watch BvS, subby?

YMMV of course - BvS was infinitely better then the Val Kilmer and George Clooney Batman movies. Like I wouldn't subject my kids to that shiat if you paid me mone... well ok, maybe if you paid me money. You get the point though.


Masively Disagree.

And Robin is a mess that is fun to laugh at.

Forever has it's problems (things like Two Face being another goofy villain instead of being more serious to balance out the campy Gorshin style Riddler)  but it manages to at least make sense.

Batman V. Superman is an unwatchable piece of crap that fails at things like basic storytelling.
 
2017-08-18 02:21:49 PM  
img.fark.netC'mon, he's still relevant today! Just ask the kids!
 
2017-08-18 02:23:58 PM  

Nine Hundred and Eight: Jim from Saint Paul: kab: Batman isn't currently cringey?   Did you actually watch BvS, subby?

YMMV of course - BvS was infinitely better then the Val Kilmer and George Clooney Batman movies. Like I wouldn't subject my kids to that shiat if you paid me mone... well ok, maybe if you paid me money. You get the point though.

Masively Disagree.

And Robin is a mess that is fun to laugh at.

Forever has it's problems (things like Two Face being another goofy villain instead of being more serious to balance out the campy Gorshin style Riddler)  but it manages to at least make sense.

Batman V. Superman is an unwatchable piece of crap that fails at things like basic storytelling.


And in spite of the murder and torture Batman is great in the movie. If it was preceded by a decent explanation of  him getting so jaded (the few lines and shot of Robin's suit just make you want to know what happened) he would have been great. Take out the origin story stuff and he is even better.
 
2017-08-18 03:02:05 PM  
In more modern events, I can report that after 20 minutes of The Defenders, Danny Rand is still a little biatch.
 
2017-08-18 03:05:52 PM  
Did I ever tell ya that this here jacket represents a symbol of my individuality, and my belief in personal freedom
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2017-08-18 03:07:07 PM  

oldfarthenry: Nicolas Cage is about due for an award-winning comeback. He seems to make a bunch of crappy movies then redeem himself with a great performance in a good one.


As I've been saying for years, Nic Cage is the acting equivalent of corn:  he's in some great stuff, but he also shows up in a lot of crap.
 
kab
2017-08-18 03:19:51 PM  

T.rex: Did I ever tell ya that this here jacket represents a symbol of my individuality, and my belief in personal freedom
[resizing.flixster.com image 300x300]


Powermad!!
 
2017-08-18 03:52:28 PM  
Tomorrow Never Dies

Chasing Amy
 
2017-08-18 04:35:03 PM  
Ah the year I turned 21 good times.
 
2017-08-18 04:41:41 PM  

Nine Hundred and Eight: Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mr Freeze, cringe-inducing puns and all, represented an era that was parodying itself. Intentionally or not.

No it was a terribly written character because they couldn't decide what they wanted to do with him. They didn't know if they wanted to go the straight up monster route (which we see when he goes around flat out killing people), the jokey quipster from the 60's show, or the cold emotionless tortured soul we are supposed to sympathize with of the Animated series.

All 3 of them fight with each other and can not work with the other parts. He can't be the cold emotionless guy if he's making wacky puns every time he opens his mouth, AND TEACHING HIS HENCHMEN TO SING IN A CHORUS, we cant really laugh with him because of all the other stuff, and the buffoonery of the puns take away literally all of his menace that they tried to build with his he'll just flat out murder you.


Sorry, I agree with everything you said, but I think you gotta add the chorus critique.  So uncomfortably camp.
 
2017-08-18 04:53:08 PM  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: oldfarthenry: Nicolas Cage is about due for an award-winning comeback. He seems to make a bunch of crappy movies then redeem himself with a great performance in a good one.

As I've been saying for years, Nic Cage is the acting equivalent of corn:  he's in some great stuff, but he also shows up in a lot of crap.


Nicolas Cage is the poor-mans Kevin Costner.  Any 'good' movie he's been in, is not because of him.
 
2017-08-18 05:18:40 PM  

Biledriver: I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: oldfarthenry: Nicolas Cage is about due for an award-winning comeback. He seems to make a bunch of crappy movies then redeem himself with a great performance in a good one.

As I've been saying for years, Nic Cage is the acting equivalent of corn:  he's in some great stuff, but he also shows up in a lot of crap.

Nicolas Cage is the poor-mans Kevin Costner.  Any 'good' movie he's been in, is not because of him.


I not know. I think he did a good job in Lord of War. And while Connery was at the heart of The Rock, I do think Cage did a good job and added to the film.
 
2017-08-18 05:32:43 PM  

Biledriver: I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: oldfarthenry: Nicolas Cage is about due for an award-winning comeback. He seems to make a bunch of crappy movies then redeem himself with a great performance in a good one.

As I've been saying for years, Nic Cage is the acting equivalent of corn:  he's in some great stuff, but he also shows up in a lot of crap.

Nicolas Cage is the poor-mans Kevin Costner.  Any 'good' movie he's been in, is not because of him.


Leaving Las Vegas.  He's a good actor.  But an even better spender of money.
 
2017-08-18 05:36:51 PM  

Biledriver: Nicolas Cage is the poor-mans Kevin Costner.  Any 'good' movie he's been in, is not because of him.


Kevin Costner is boring as shiat. You can't say that about Cage.
 
2017-08-18 05:47:25 PM  
Coincidentally, I'm headed to my 20 year high school reunion tomorrow. Perhaps I shall remind my old high school boyfriend how he insisted we go see Batman & Robin, and how he had to apologize to me afterwards because of how terrible it was.

If I bother speaking to the creep.
 
2017-08-18 07:05:36 PM  
Giant killer snakes

"Dee reever can keel joo in a tousand weys."

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2017-08-18 07:41:00 PM  

ZephyrHawk: Coincidentally, I'm headed to my 20 year high school reunion tomorrow. Perhaps I shall remind my old high school boyfriend how he insisted we go see Batman & Robin, and how he had to apologize to me afterwards because of how terrible it was.

If I bother speaking to the creep.


You'll enjoy your reunion a lot more if you don't judge people too harshly on how they behaved as teenagers.

/Not snarking, I know it's difficult to get past, but I guarantee you will have more fun that way.
 
2017-08-18 10:45:47 PM  
Even though this seems to be a Nic Cage thread I came to say that I adored Dante's Peak. In no small measure due to Peirce Brosnan and my very warm and wet thing for him.
 
2017-08-18 11:14:22 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: Even though this seems to be a Nic Cage thread I came to say that I adored Dante's Peak. In no small measure due to Peirce Brosnan and my very warm and wet thing for him.


Volcano is much better.
 
2017-08-18 11:35:52 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: I like to program my sister's DVR to record those movies any time they're on.

She's a geologist.


Damn I have not heard that in a long time.
 
2017-08-19 01:08:59 AM  

dywed88: OK So Amuse Me: Even though this seems to be a Nic Cage thread I came to say that I adored Dante's Peak. In no small measure due to Peirce Brosnan and my very warm and wet thing for him.

Volcano is much better.


Love that one as well, love me some Mr. Jones. He's just good in everything.
 
2017-08-19 05:14:05 AM  

OK So Amuse Me: Even though this seems to be a Nic Cage thread I came to say that I adored Dante's Peak. In no small measure due to Peirce Brosnan and my very warm and wet thing for him.


Well he was the best Bond.
 
2017-08-19 07:05:19 AM  

FLMountainMan: ZephyrHawk: Coincidentally, I'm headed to my 20 year high school reunion tomorrow. Perhaps I shall remind my old high school boyfriend how he insisted we go see Batman & Robin, and how he had to apologize to me afterwards because of how terrible it was.

If I bother speaking to the creep.

You'll enjoy your reunion a lot more if you don't judge people too harshly on how they behaved as teenagers.

/Not snarking, I know it's difficult to get past, but I guarantee you will have more fun that way.


Yep. Went to my 40th 2 years ago and actually had some pleasant chats with people (of both genders) who I thought were assholes in '75.
 
2017-08-19 11:37:38 AM  

Mugato: OK So Amuse Me: Even though this seems to be a Nic Cage thread I came to say that I adored Dante's Peak. In no small measure due to Peirce Brosnan and my very warm and wet thing for him.

Well he was the best Bond.


I thought so as well. as a matter of fact when the first episode of Remington Steele debuted I looked at my Hubs and told him "This guy needs to play James Bond!". It took a while but it happened.
 
2017-08-19 03:29:11 PM  

oldfarthenry: Nicolas Cage is about due for an award-winning comeback. He seems to make a bunch of crappy movies then redeem himself with a great performance in a good one.


He was excellent in Knowing, Matchstick Men and Bad Lieutenant. He lands a good role every 20 or so films, but they always tend to get lost in the shuffle.
 
2017-08-19 04:55:48 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: I thought so as well. as a matter of fact when the first episode of Remington Steele debuted I looked at my Hubs and told him "This guy needs to play James Bond!". It took a while but it happened.


Yeah, he was too young then.
 
2017-08-19 08:32:33 PM  

Mugato: OK So Amuse Me: I thought so as well. as a matter of fact when the first episode of Remington Steele debuted I looked at my Hubs and told him "This guy needs to play James Bond!". It took a while but it happened.

Yeah, he was too young then.


That's not the reason he didn't get the gig though
 
2017-08-19 08:55:59 PM  

John Buck 41: Mugato: OK So Amuse Me: I thought so as well. as a matter of fact when the first episode of Remington Steele debuted I looked at my Hubs and told him "This guy needs to play James Bond!". It took a while but it happened.

Yeah, he was too young then.

That's not the reason he didn't get the gig though


Yeah if I remember right, I believe he had the multi year Series contract commitment and they wouldn't accommodate production to allow him to do both. The Series owned him.
 
2017-08-19 10:11:18 PM  

John Buck 41: Mugato: OK So Amuse Me: I thought so as well. as a matter of fact when the first episode of Remington Steele debuted I looked at my Hubs and told him "This guy needs to play James Bond!". It took a while but it happened.

Yeah, he was too young then.

That's not the reason he didn't get the gig though


Yeah he was committed to Remington Steele. It's for the best, the Timothy Dalton movies sucked.
 
2017-08-20 12:17:25 AM  

Mugato: John Buck 41: Mugato: OK So Amuse Me: I thought so as well. as a matter of fact when the first episode of Remington Steele debuted I looked at my Hubs and told him "This guy needs to play James Bond!". It took a while but it happened.

Yeah, he was too young then.

That's not the reason he didn't get the gig though

Yeah he was committed to Remington Steele. It's for the best, the Timothy Dalton movies sucked.


So did most of Brosnan's. Connery and Brosnan are clearly the best Bonds, but Brosnan didn't have a lot to work with.
 
2017-08-20 12:21:21 AM  

dywed88: So did most of Brosnan's. Connery and Brosnan are clearly the best Bonds, but Brosnan didn't have a lot to work with.


Die Another Day was the only really bad one. And even it had a decent first act.
 
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