This week we watched Adaptation- Josh's personal favorite Nic Cage movie, and much like The Rock, this is an episode where one of our co-hosts gets WAY too into the movie and the other one has to sherpa the conversation along in an effort to not waste your time. Also, Charlie teaches Josh what a sherpa is.
In today's episode, we watch Sonny - Nic's directorial debut and the unofficial prequel to Tommy Wiseau's The Room, starring James Franco doing an impression of young Nicolas Cage on xanax. Also - the 4th Quarterly Cage Awards!
World War II is a time in world history that's been covered countless times in film, but never before has it been captured with the blinding light of Adam Beach's teeth. Also Nicolas Cage and Mark Ruffalo's mustache are in this too, but oh god. Those teeth.
Today's episode is a special audio commentary! That's right, it spans the entire 77-minute runtime of this bland movie that's almost impossible to find, rendering all of this useless. All of it. All hail the time cone.
On today's episode of Into the Classical Music with Charlie and Wikipedia, special guest Josh DiCristo stops by to discuss Nicolas Cage's love letter to his own singing voice.
Nicolas Cage wakes up in an alternate reality where his best friend is Jeremy Piven. It's terrifying.
The guys watch Gone in 60 Seconds. I'll be honest, I'm phoning in the description this week. THEY'RE NOT ALL WINNERS, PEOPLE.
In today's film, Nic plays a melting priest who drives a murder van across New York City in Martin Scorsese's sci-fi dystopian epic, set in the dark and gritty future of the early 90s. Kind of.
A part of Josh dies.
This week we take a deep dive into the dark and disturbing psyche of Joel Schumacher as we watch his superhero origin movie/psychological meditation on porno snuff films 8MM. One of these things is true and it's not going to be the one that you want.
This week we talk about a boxing thriller that contains one hell of a Nic Cage performance for about 20 minutes before it turns into a very different (but still good) movie. But I mean, come on. We want a screaming, coked-out Nicolas Cage for the whole movie or none at all. We also talk about how a lot of musicals have the letter "M" in it. We are not smart people.
City of Angels was an odd cookie to be sure but also everyone's internet connection breaks on this episode and nobody knows how to handle it so that's fun. We're somehow adults.
Face/Off is the greatest movie ever known to man and if any of you disagree, I will literally rip your face off and wear it as a trophy. And in the second half of this episode, we get into the Third Quarterly Cage Awards! Where we talk more about how Face/Off is the greatest movie of all time, but also Nicolas Cage's penis.
Due to a technical glitch, we re-recorded this episode two months after we originally watched the movie and thought it would be a good idea to not re-watch it. Basically we're as prepared for this episode as Nicolas Cage was for his southern accent. NAILED IT.
This week, Charlie watches The Rock for the 38th time and Josh watches it for the first time. They take very different things from the experience.
Nicolas Cage won an Oscar for this movie and Josh and Charlie talk about how New Jersey sucks and if ghosts are real. Also they mention the movie once or twice.
Josh and Charlie discuss Kiss of Death, the fact that John Hancock was an asshole, and the secret occult that runs the National Weather Service. 666 ILLUMINATI IS REAL.
The talented Nicolas Cage and his talented comedian friends star in this painfully untalented movie. Can movies really be described as untalented? Probably not but who knows! Listen to the episode and see for yourself!
It Could Happen to You might not be one of Nic’s best movies. Could be one of Isaac Hayes’ best movies. Hey, remember when Isaac Hayes was on South Park but then he quit because they made fun of Scientology? Good times!
Blah blah blah Guarding Tess was bad, these guys were funny, blah blah blah listen to this episode. Or don't. Go outside or something. Join a dating app. I don't know your life
I know it's bad form to curse in the description of these episodes but oh my god this movie is so fucking weird.
It's time for the Second Quarterly Cage Awards! For the first half of this week's episode, the guys talk about Amos & Andrew and a litany of other topics and for the rest of the episode, they reflect on the past 10 episodes but mostly on how bad The Boy in Blue still is.
Before he left Las Vegas... he... had a honeymoon? Sorry, that was stupid. Much like this movie. Much like this episode. Much like this entire podcast.