September 13, 2022
Without a doubt, one of the most fascinating and iconic movie actors of the last 40 years is Nicolas Cage. His “new shaman” performances can be anywhere between carefully subtle or wildly off-balance, and the films he appears in can be anywhere between high-profile dramas or bloody grindhouse movies. Even if all his films are not winners, his choices as an actor are always uniquely inspired and his commitment to each role is undeniable.
Next week, September 20, our Tuesday night movie the series returns with a screening of the 2022 film The unbearable weight of massive talent, Nicolas Cagi’s film has been made to date. Cage stars as “Nick Cage”, a satirical take on his larger-than-life character, who strikes up a relationship with one of his biggest fans, played by Pedro Pascal of The Mandalorian, Game of Thrones, and Wonder Woman 1984— and a big fan of Nicolas Cage himself in real life.
You don’t have to be a huge Nicolas Cage fan yourself to enjoy Massive talent (although it’s even nicer if you are). It’s a gripping, thrilling, moving, and highly entertaining story about friendship, fame, and redemption that manages to capture the spirit of many other Cage classics. He has the pathos of Leaving Las Vegasthe crazy humor of Raising Arizona, the successful action of Front/Off, and the metafictional hijinks of Adaptation.
In the meantime, if you want to catch up on the spellbinding work of Nicolas Cage, you can check out any of these titles with your Livingston Library card. For example, if you want to see Cage at the height of his dramatic powers, watch movies like Matches Men, Pig, western red rock, Bring out the deadWhere Jo.
Finally, if it is not enough to look Nicolas Cage movies you can Lily about the inimitable actor in Keith Phipps’ stunning 2022 book Age of Cage: Four Decades of Hollywood Through a Singular Careeravailable on paper or as audio book.
– Joe, Adult Services and Acquisitions Librarian
This press release was produced by Livingston Public Library. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.