We’re back with a review of Charlie Kaufman’s 2002 “look-mom-I-wrote-myself-into-this-movie-about-orchids” classic, Adaptation. It’s a real noodle-bender which features one of Nicolas Cage’s finest performances. Fitting, since it puts a bow on the Summer portion of Season of the Cage.
Despite containing perhaps Nicolas Cage’s finest performance, and being one hell of an interesting movie, we manage to turn the livewatch for Adaptation into nearly two hours of jokes about missing teeth, monkeys, and a man who loves to fuck orchids. Enjoy the show!
Turns out that the discussion presented in our review of Adaptation was about half of what we actually recorded. In typical fashion, we digressed quite a bit into topics that we’ll call “creatively related” to the movie; what Dan Harmon has to say about creative writing, episodic vs. serialized TV, our creative hangups and methods for overcoming them. As Club Bald Move members, you get to enjoy the entirety of our extended Adaptation discussion.
The Season of the Cage continues with another of Nicolas Cage’s best films, The Weather Man (2005). He plays a well-payed Chicago weather man who would have the perfect life if only he could make his father proud, get the job of his dreams, win back his ex-wife, and stop ruining the lives of his children. Will Cage’s raging summer ever end? Yeah, of course it will, so enjoy it while it lasts.
It’s time to rewrite The Weather Man. We think we can do it without Guy Ferrari’s help this time. That might be a mistake. Instead of one well-plotted sequel like we got with The Rock, this time we venture off in two completely different directions and develop two pitches, neither of which can probably live up to the excellent work of Steve Conrad. But you be the judge. Let us know what you thought on our forums.
There’s truly nothing better in this life than to see a man who takes himself oh so seriously be blasted in the face with soft tacos, frosties and a third-gallon of cherry soda. I can’t conjur the words to express the joy. Luckily, thanks to our Livewatch of The Weather Man, I don’t have to! Sync up your copy of the movie and watch along with us.
Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery in an early Michael Bay action movie? What’s not to love? Club members, come watch The Rock with us!
It’s fair to say that The Rock is a great action movie. That’s why we decided that our first rewrite should be a sequel rather than a true remake of the original film. Trust us, it’s better this way. Though maybe don’t trust us too much because the sequel we came up with is called The Clock… and that’s probably the smartest thing about it.
Welcome to The Rock, and welcome to the first review of Super Serious Film Fest’s “Season of the Cage”. Released in 1996, this modern classic stands as one of Nic Cage’s, as well as Michael Bay’s, finest action movies. It’s not quite the level of Caginess you’re probably looking for but the Season of the Cage is just warming up. Join us next week for The Weather Man.
Check out the trailer for season one of Super Serious Film Fest, a.k.a Season of the Cage!
Super Serious Film Fest is our themed series of movie reviews. This season covers the best and the worst of Nic Cage, the summer and winter of his career, in what we’re calling “Season of the Cage”.
Premieres this Thursday, Oct. 25th 2018. Click through to find out more.