In the below video, aptly titled Cage Does Cage, Nicolas Cage "performs" experimental composer John Cage's 4'33", a piece famously made up of four-and-a-half minutes of ambient noise. Just as some disregard the original, note-less composition as nothing more than a gimmick, you may think this video is nothing more than a joke about a coincidental name commonality. Or, recognizing the profound juxtaposition between silence and Nicolas Cage--who you figure must be about to shout something about bees or something--you may recognize this as a hugely important piece of art that should be in a museum, alongside the Declaration of Independence that Nicolas Cage thankfully returned. That is the correct viewpoint.
At last the Roaring '20s will roar with the sounds Black Eyed Peas call music in Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby. The director had Jay-Z executive-produce his soundtrack, and beyond contributing to it himself, he brought in the likes of Beyoncé, André 3000, Jack W... / Continue →
After years of doing B-movies under the guise of ostensibly being actual, decent films, Nicolas Cage is ready to at last embrace his love of doing terrible shit with a 1960s-style Roger Corman film.... / Continue →
As the most consistent, reliable non-visual indicator of Star Wars--above even a lightsaber's hum, a robot's effete whining, or the popular "NOOOOOOOO!" catchphrase--a John Williams score is a franchise essential, without which any of the series' vastly-uneven films would feel ... / Continue →