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Nicolas Cage is a way better actor now than he was years ago… really, you should start watching his newer films…

I’ve been watching so many Nicolas Cage movies a lot lately. Not sure why, I guess I just like the guy’s acting style. He’s different than other actors out there. Yeah, Nic Cage used to be made fun of all the time ’cause of his “horrible” acting but is he horrible? Admittedly, in the old days Nic wasn’t that great, I’ll confess it but now that the guy doesn’t do big budget movies anymore, he’s a way better actor now. I think he improved as he got older.

Nic is now 57 years old and he has starred in over 100 movies over the years. Wow. That’s the one thing the haters will never admit. He’s one of the most prolific actors you’ll ever see. He’s a workhorse, no doubt. I read in an interview with him that the reason he works all the time, non stop ’cause if he’s not working and doesn’t have a job, “he’ll self destruct”. Meaning that he’ll go crazy if he’s not doing anything. That’s why he does one film after another. He’s done every genre too from comedy, serious dramas, thrillers, action movies and even horror.

He’s done so many great movies over the years but all those low budget B-movies he’s doing lately is really good stuff… movies like “Mandy”, “Mom and Dad”, “Colour Out of Space”, “Primal”, “The Trust”, “Dog Eat Dog”, “Grand Isle”, “Score to Settle”, “Running with the Devil”, “Joe”, etc.

I just watched his latest, “Jiu Jitsu” on Netflix in which he stars with Frank Grillo… an action sci-fi movie. Really cheesy flick but entertaining as hell.

Nic is killing it lately. If what Nic Cage movies to start off with when it comes to his newer stuff… you should check out “Mandy”, “Grande Isle” and maybe “Colour Out of Space” too. “Jiu Jitsu” is also recommended.

Will Nic ever take a long break from acting and retire one day? No. He’ll probably keep going until he can’t do it anymore.

Most celebrities and actors are awful people but there are a few good ones left and Nic is one of them. I have no problem with him.

People like to make fun of Nic and bash his acting a lot but I don’t understand why. Yeah, not all of his movies are that great…. he’s got some stinkers for sure but he can be really good in some of them like “Mandy”… that’s one of his best roles right there. He was also really good in “Leaving Las Vegas” in which he won an Oscar for. He’s not bad like so many people try to make him out to be. He’s gotten way better at picking films, though I’ll you that. I’m a huge fan of his.

Kev

Superman is returning to the big screen after all but it’s JJ Abrams is in Charge, will he direcT it??? NOt yet known…

JJ Abrams did Mission Impossible, did the Star Trek reboot and took over Star Wars. Now JJ, the iconic director/producer is taking over “Superman”. Yes, that’s right. The Man of Steel, the superhero we all known and love by DC/Warner Bros.

JJ seems pretty serious about this project and it really is going forward. The new film will have JJ’s Bad Robot producing the film and screenwriter by the name of Ta-Nehisi Coates will pen the script. Plot is being kept under wraps… there is no director and no one signed to play the new Clark Kent/Superman yet.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ta-nehisi-coates-write-superman-210312701.html

I remember about a year or two ago, Warner Bros. announced they are no longer doing Superman movies for a long while and there were all kinds of speculation that Henry Cavill is done playing the character. Then Henry made it clear to all of us that he’s not done and he will continue to play the Superman character as long as he can ’cause he loves the character so much.

Does this JJ Abrams Superman flick opening the doors for Henry to return? It’s not yet known but to be honest, it’s pretty unlikely. It’s looking like JJ wants to give his vision on Superman so they’re probably go for a different male lead actor to play Clark Kent/Superman.

A new Superman movie is in the works by JJ through Warner Bros, a new reboot so that means were probably gonna get another origin story… ya know, the legendary Superman story where it starts from Krypton and goes to Earth ’cause his home planet exploded… grows up in Smallville and becomes Superman at the Fortress of Solitude and becomes the hero in Metropolis. We’re probably gonna get that story again and we’re probably gonna get Lex Luthor as the main villain again. Do we really need Luthor and General Zod again???

I hope JJ will make things a little different, though… it be great if he brought other Superman villains to the big screen like Brainiac for example. Dark Seid would also be awesome.

Will JJ Abrams himself end up directing his first Superman movie? I wouldn’t be surprised if he decided to do it ’cause I thought he did fine work with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”… just think what JJ could do with a Superman movie?

Yes, I’m sure the new Superman movie will be full of action, CGI and all that stuff but hopefully JJ can do better than Zack Snyder. Yeah, I loved “Man of Steel” and “Dawn of Justice” but admittedly they could have been better.

It’s hard to make a great Superman movie and I hope JJ does a great job with it.

We won’t know what the plot is for a long while ’cause you know JJ… that man is always full of secrecy with all of his films… he just likes to take things real slow… that’s how he is. We won’t know the plot, characters and casting for a long while. JJ just loves teasing things. He’s the kind of guy that doesn’t like to give out his secrets early and wants everyone to see the film themselves. That’s why he does what he does, ya know?

So many people want to hate on JJ Abrams work but I’m a fan. I’m all for JJ doing Superman and looking forward to seeing what he’s gonna do with it.

I’m glad Warner Bros. decided to bring back Superman ’cause they created a lot of backlash with that by ignoring him. You can’t ignore Superman, he is king. They finally understood that, it looks like.

Kev

I stand with Gina Carano, Lefties bunch of whiny hypocritical losers…

Like the title says I stand with Gina Carano. She did and said nothing wrong. Just a bunch of crybaby and hypocritical lefties who hate conservative women.

So what if Gina is anti-mask and so what if she believes the elections is rigged. She’s entitled to her views and welcome to have ’em… I thought this was America, hmmm???? And by the way, y’all… Gina is not alone about disliking facemasks and thinking the elections were rigged ’cause most Americans are 100% with her on her views. In fact, that’s how most Americans feel. She just thinks like the rest of us and leftist America is outraged at her? Wow.

And what I love even more is that they are outraged of her thoughts about American politics being like Nazi Germany… weren’t lefties calling Trump supporters Nazis since 2016??? Didn’t the mainstream media compare the Trump presidency to the Holocaust? Lefties were calling Trump Hitler for years. Joe Biden compared Trump to Joseph Goebbels but never got any outrage.

Anyhow, she was actually onto something. Getting so much hate for being Republican/Conservative nowadays… getting criticized on so much for your political beliefs. Getting beat up for being a Trump supporter, getting kicked out of your families and losing friends ’cause you’re a Republican/Conservative. Yeah, she’s kind of right in a way.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/gina-carano-backlash-social-media-posts-not-currently-employed-star-wars

Freedom of expression is dead. Gina is a proud and out conservative and knowing that Hollywood is very liberal, it’s gonna be hard for her to get work now. She’s about to be blacklisted. That’s what happened to James Woods when he came out as conservative. Being conservative in Hollywood is dangerous.

I love Gina. Loved Gina since her UFC days and her film “Haywire”, an action film that she starred in directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Remember, though, whatever lefties are accusing someone of something, they are guilty of the same thing. They wanna accuse Gina of comparing American politics to Nazis when these are the same people who compared the Trump presidency to the Holocaust.

The left are the same people calling for unity, hey????

Kev

Yeah, Hollywood is crazy and messed up, no doubt but I still have a passion for watching movies and always will…

I posted about Hollywood before… on how messed up it is right now with their liberal politics, the MeToo stuff, pedophilia and all those problems they got going on now but despite all that, I still have a huge passion for watching movies. I’ll never give up watching movies, though.

My love for movies all started when I was a kid, of course and my obsession for films still stays strong even to this day. Watching movies is just one of my hobbies, something I’ve always loved doing.

I’ve always went to the movie theaters a lot over the years. Rented movies a lot from movie rental stores when they were a thing, watched movies on cable TV and things like that. Of course, now there’s streaming services to watch movies on which I do and sometimes I rent movies from VOD just so I can catch up with new releases.

I always try to keep up with the new releases as much as I can but with this pandemic still going on and movie theaters still closed, it’s hard to keep up with new releases now but I still try.

Because of that, I’ve been watching a lot of older movies lately like a lot of old Clint Eastwood movies… I’ve been watching a lot of Nic Cage movies too. Over the weekend I watched a couple of older movies with John Travolta on Hulu: “The Taking of Pelham 123” and “Broken Arrow”. Last Saturday night, I watched the John Carpenter classic, “Starman” with Jeff Bridges and a 90’s action movie, “Breakdown” with Kurt Russell.

I like to watch TV shows during the week, watch movies on the weekend. That’s how I do things usually. Since there is no movie theaters, I try to buy the new releases that come out on BluRay. Not too long ago, I’ve watched Christopher Nolan’s newest movie “Tenet” which was really good and I watched Bill & Ted’s “Face The Music” which was really good too. Trying to catch up with new stuff.

It doesn’t matter what genre, I like to watch all kinds of movies but my favorite genres are action movies and horror films mostly. I like to watch a bit of everything like drama and some comedy. I’ll watch whatever interests me, ya know?

Yeah, Hollywood is fucking crazy, I know but it is possible to appreciate the art and ignore their crap. A lot of those Hollywood people are still very talented at what they do. Some of these stories and art they create is just amazing and mind blowing what they come up with really. Sometimes you can’t deny that some of these people are very talented.

And just to point you out on something, not all Hollywood people are political nutbags, predators and pedos… some Hollywood people are actually good people… it’s just that Hollywood is getting so much bad publicity right now. I think it’ll all calm down soon, though.

I’ll be honest though that most of today’s movies are getting worse and worse and no longer getting interesting anyways. I guess that’s why I continue to watch superhero movies ’cause they are more interesting that’s out right now. I still do want to see the new Bond film “No Time To Die” and the Sopranos prequel film “Many Saints of Newark”, those two films I’m dying to see. The new Denzel Washington movie, “The Little Things” looks interesting too.

I haven’t been in a movie theater in a long while and hoping they come back this Spring. I predict they will.

Kev

15 Films to Look forward to in 2021…

I do this list every year too, a list of films to look forward to in the new year… now that it’s 2021, I figure it’s time to list the films that I look forward to this year. Well many of these films were originally supposed to be released in 2020 but they all got pushed back ’cause of the pandemic obviously…

Here is the list…

I’ll name 15 of these films…

No Time To Die – the new James Bond 007 film: I was gonna see the new Bond film but this is one film that got pushed back.

Top Gun 2: Maverick – Another film I’ve been looking forward to that also got pushed back.

A Quiet Place – Part 2: Another 2020 horror film pushback, loved the first movie looking forward to the 2nd one.

The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It: Another film pushback… I’m a huge Conjuring fan and can’t wait for this one.

Mortal Kombat (reboot) film: I’m a huge MK fan of the video games, love ’em and kind of actually looking forward to this. The old Mortal Kombat movie in 1995 was pretty good too, though.

The Little Things: A crime thriller starring Denzel Washington that actually looks pretty awesome. I’m down with seeing this one somehow.

The Many Saints of Newark (The Sopranos prequel film): Another 2020 pushback movie, this is gonna be the Sopranos prequel which already sounding good even though a trailer hasn’t came out yet. I love mobster movies anyway so…

Black Widow: This Marvel character of the Avengers gets her own spinoff movie so this one should be good.

Dune: I’m a huge fan of Frank Herbert’s Dune books, loved the David Lynch movie too and I’m hoping this reboot will be good. I’ll be checking it out.

West Side Story: Another 2020 pushback movie, I’m a huge fan of West Side Story and actually interested in the Spielberg version.

Halloween Kills: Another Halloween movie coming this year.

Morbius: A Marvel superhero movie with Jared Leto in the leading role. Looks like a good one already.

Uncharted: A movie based upon the hit video game is coming out this year. Hoping to see a trailer real soon.

Spiral: This film is a horror film which is gonna be the 9th installment of the SAW franchise, it stars Samuel L. Jackson. Sam L. Jackson in a horror movie? I’m down with that!

The Last Duel: Ridley Scott has a new movie coming out this year with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon being the writers of this script. Matt Damon is also starring the leading role. This film is about medieval and knights kind of stuff so this is gonna be an interesting one.

Will I get to see any of these if movie theaters ever come back that is? I’m hoping. Happy new year.

Kev

Could Mr. T Reprise his role as Clubber Lang for “Creed III”???? The Fans want it to happen but ya never know, we can only hope….

It’s now been confirmed that Creed star, Michael B. Jordan is set to star and direct “Creed III”, the third installment to the Rocky spin off series. This was confirmed by the “Creed” actress Tessa Thompson who plays Adonis’s lover in the films. The script for “Creed III” is still being worked on but the story and plot that continues on after “Creed II” is not yet known.

A lot of Rocky & Creed fans dream is that they are hoping and begging Mr. T to reprise his role as Clubber Lang for “Creed IIII”… wanting Clubber’s son to fight against Adonis. Kind of a similar plot to Ivan Drago’s son.

I like this plot idea for Clubber return in this article, though. They shouldn’t go for the son idea ’cause why repeat the same story, ya know? It should be just Clubber.

Read this:

https://screenrant.com/creed-3-clubber-lang-rocky-balboa-not-return/

Not sure if the script is being written for Clubber to come back but man, I feel that no one other than Mr. T should play that character. That role belongs to him only. It would be a joke if they got someone else to play Clubber ’cause the movie would bomb if that happened. If they’re going to bring Clubber back then everybody will expect Mr. T to reprise that role.

Bringing Clubber back is a nice idea and a nice dream but it’s all up to Mr. T. himself if he wants to reprise the role. He’s kind of a retired actor, I think? He hasn’t had a big screen role in many years. His real name is Lawrence Tureaud and as you can see in the pic of him walking the street in sweats, he still has that mean and tough guy look even though he’s 68 now.

If Mr. T came back as Clubber, I’m sure he still got it and would knock it out of the park.

As far as Rocky played by Sylvester Stallone, it’s not yet known whether or not Sly is coming back as his iconic character once again. Ever since Creed II, Sly maintained that will be the last and final time he’ll be playing Rocky in a Creed film but ya never know. Sly could change his mind. I thought Sly retired the character for good but in his online Q&A sessions he kept saying that he’s open to playing Rocky again, always that back and forth thing, he can’t make up his freakin’ mind. So fingers crossed for now.

If Clubber and Rocky are both not coming back at all and if Creed III is gonna go for a totally different plot, I’m sure they’ll find a way to make die-hard Rocky fans happy. They’ll figure something out.

I think in Creed III, it be pretty cool if Adonis could start a friendship with Rocky’s son Robert (played by Milo Ventimiglia), that could be a big possibility too remembering how Creed II ended.

Kev

“The ChristMas Chronicles 1 & 2” on Netflix with Kurt Russell & Goldie… both really good films!!! Was impressed!!!

So on Christmas Eve night, I usually watch a Christmas movie or two every year. This year, I decided to do a little something different by finally getting around to checking out “The Christmas Chronicles 1 & 2”, the Netflix exclusive Christmas movies which reunites real-life married couple Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn on the screen.

Obviously this wasn’t the first time Kurt and Goldie starred in movies together. Their first movie together was “Swing Shift” in 1984 and then of course, “Overboard” in 1987. The film “Overboard” was the film that made this power-couple huge stars in the film industry.

I watched both “Christmas Chronicles” on Netflix back to back last Friday night so I went on a binge watch, admittedly. hahaha… anyway, I was hooked to these two films from the start. Very good film-making on both of them too. Great acting by the entire cast, great writing… no complaints. Of course, Kurt Russell kills it and that man still got it obviously same with Goldie. Even though Goldie’s appearance was real short in the first movie ’cause it was just an introduction to Mrs. Claus but she’s throughout the entire second movie, though. I’ll have to say it was pretty freakin’ awesome seeing Kurt and Goldie together again on the screen.

Both films are entertaining as hell and they were both really funny too ’cause a lot of it was comedy for sure. Even though these two films had a lot of comedy in them, though, it was on a serious note…. both films had a lot of positivity and a lot of heart too.

We’ve had too many Santa movies over the years and most of them weren’t that good but finally we get something that’s really enjoyable. The first one is good but the second “Christmas Chronicles” is way better, though.

Will there be a third one? Probably. I hope so. Kurt Russell is still very talented, he’s like 69, almost 70 and he’s still killing it with his acting. That man can play anything that throws at him and over the years of his career, he has played pretty much everything even Elvis! Is there anything Kurt can’t do? I guess that’s one of the big reasons why Kurt is one of the most respected actors ’cause he’s so versatile.

You should check these movies out if you haven’t yet. You won’t be disappointed.

Kev

Are we about to see the death of the cinema going experience? I believe we are about to say RIP To Cinemas real soon…

Welp, I’m sure you’re all noticing that Hollywood finding new and different ways of releasing new movies nowadays… thanks to covid and this stupid pandemic.

We have all these streaming services now from Netflix, Hulu, HBO MAX, APPLE TV Plus, CBS All Access, Amazon Prime Video and lord knows, I’m sure I’m missing some others but those are the ones I can think of at the top of my head. There is also VOD and online movie streaming where you can either buy or rent movies through Itunes movies, Google Play and things like that. VOD is a big thing right now too.

So many new movies getting released through either streaming service or VOD ’cause why? Pandemic shut down movie theaters for starters and yes, theaters are coming back but like I said in another post, it’s hard for theaters to release new movies nowadays. That is why Hollywood is releasing a lot of new upcoming movies for both streaming service and in theater at the same time. Like all those new releases coming for HBO Max, that got me thinking that Cinema is about dead.

Which is a shame, ya know? This is how we’re all supposed to be watching movies. We’re supposed to watch movies on the big screen and not the small screen but it’s amazing to me how quickly things change. I think we’re about to see the death of cinemas real fast. Sure, movie theaters are gonna come back but it’s gonna take a while for people to go to movie theaters again. No one’s gonna go back to the theaters when they come back and Hollywood knows it, that’s why they’re gonna release new movies to streaming services from now on.

This is why Netflix, Hulu and HBO Max getting a lot of new movies lately. Just last night, I watched the movie “Ava” with Jessica Chastain and it was pretty good. I’m sure that film would have gotten a huge theatrical release but because of Covid, it got a streaming release instead. I thought “Ava” was a great film, though… a good action movie you should check it out.

I also watched the live action version of “Mulan” on Disney Plus and I loved that one too. I’m sure that film would have gotten a major theatrical release as well but it ended up getting premiered on Disney Plus instead.

I am calling it now that movie theaters will disappear and the Cinema experience is about to come to an end. Streaming services and VOD Is gonna be the new future of movies sadly.

It’s a shame ’cause a lot of action movies, science fiction and horror films were meant to be watched on the big screen with all the special effects, cinematography, the loud music and loud sounds effects. All about the cinema experience. That’s what’s fun about watching movies on the big screen. We’re about to say goodbye to that.

Sad to say it but it is what it is. I used to love going to the movies too and haven’t been in a theater in a long time. Crazy.

Kev

Actor Nicolas Cage has interesting insight on today’s movie DistribUtion, watch what he says…

I was just watching some Nicolas Cage interviews through youtube out of pure boredom and this one kind of caught my attention. I love Nic Cage’s insight on today’s movie distribution.

In the old days, the only way you could watch the new movies is in a movie theater but now there’s all kinds of options like streaming services and VOD things like that. Cage here explains that he was once against the VOD format but it grew on him over the years. Why did Cage have a change of heart over VOD format of movie watching? Well, Cage here says that the format does have an audience and he’s right. VOD is very popular right now… people’s been renting and buying movies via VOD which is why so many movies being made straight-to-VOD lately… and also Nic Cage here says that VOD gives screenwriters a chance for their films to get made into films since the major movie studios won’t buy ’em, ya know?

Nic also explains that the reason he’s been doing a lot of straight-to-VOD independent low budget movies lately well, he’s just going back to his roots where he just started. Remember, Nic started out doing low budget indie films before moving on to becoming a blockbuster star… Nic later moved on to starring in some pretty huge movies over the years: “Leaving Las Vegas”, “Con Air”, “The Rock”, “Face/Off”, “National Treasure”, “8MM”, “Snake Eyes”, “City of Angels”, “Gone in 60 Seconds”, “Lord of War”, “Matchstick Men”, etc. The list goes on…

Later in the years, though, Nic went back down to doing low budget movies again.

I don’t know why people make fun of this guy. He’s one of my favorite actors really… the guy can act and love him or hate him, he’s one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood than anybody really. He’s always working and this man never stops. He’s very talented, in my opinion.

Honestly, though, I think some of his best work are the VOD low budget films he’s been doing lately like “Mandy”, “Color out of Space”, “Joe” and “Mom and Dad” were some of his best indie films. You should check ’em out.

When will Nic Cage start doing big screen blockbusters again? Not for a long while but never say never, I hear Disney is still working on “National Treasure 3” and Nic is committed to playing Ben Gates again so ya never know.

I’ve been watching a lot of Nic Cage movies lately and not sure why. I guess I respect him a whole lot. He’s a talented guy… can play anything that throws at him.

Kev

ADmittedly, I miss going to the movies… will they ever come back???

Yeah, in some states in the US, some governors are opening back up movie theaters but with only small capacity audience and whatever other crazy restrictions these animals come up with.

Anyhow, even though some movie theaters are allowed to open, I’m noticing a lot of ’em stay closed. Some of them try to open but they go back to closing. Why? Well, many movie theaters are struggling to release new films which is difficult to pull in people… especially with a low crowd capacity.

Yeah, some theaters in the United States are allowed to fully open but even they are struggling to release new movies so instead, a lot of movie theaters screen older films like a lot of classics and Anniversary screenings and things like that, ya know?

Why are movie theaters struggling to make a full return??? Well… it is hard to release new movies when most of Hollywood are still out of work. Just a reminder, y’all that Hollywood are the ones that makes these movies. They write ’em, direct ’em, have actors/actresses that star in them, film them, etc. It takes a long time to make a movie, it’s a long process.

If you want new movies, Hollywood needs to get back to work ’cause like I said before, many of these Hollywood people are stuck at home still like the rest of us. Yeah, Hollywood is slowly returning back to work, I’m noticing. Yup, directors, producers, screenwriters, actors/actresses, etc. Many of them are at home still waiting to get back to work.

You want to get back to the movies, you need movies and these Hollywood people are the ones that brings them to you. They make the entertainment for us and America seems to have forgotten that.

A lot of big movies that were supposed to be released this year were pushed back further ’cause Covid stopped them from finishing them. For example “Top Gun 2” and the new “James Bond” movie. I was really looking forward to seeing those two movies this year but they got pushed back ’cause they couldn’t finish ’em. Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” remake was supposed to get released this year as well but I guess, that film got pushed back too ’cause Steve couldn’t finish that film.

I’m hoping this covid shit disappears in 2021 and then the country comes back to normal so the movies can return. Not only that live music needs to come back, the movies need to return too.

I haven’t been in a movie theater in many months which feels weird. They’ll make a full return at some point, though. I like going to the movies, though. Always did ever since I was a kid. I’ve always been a movie buff.

Kev