In a rare instance of a Nicolas Cage movie not sending him out for some kind of idiotic vengeance, Joe is a Southern drama that sees Cage as an ex-con trying to redeem himself by protecting a teenage boy struggling to support his family. As you can see here, you can tell Nicolas Cage is serious about this because he has a beard now, and, to a lesser extent, because he's dressed like MacGyver.
Beyond shifting Cage from always-shouted action to quiet, only-sometimes-shouted drama, the film is a return to form for director David Gordon Green as well, taking him back to his roots in contemplative indie drama (George Washington, All the Real Girls) after a long stretch with madcap pot comedies like Your Highness and Pineapple Express. In other words, Huey Lewis is probably not going to write a theme song about Nicolas Cage's beard. Isn't that stupid?
In Knowing, Nicolas Cage has found a pattern of numbers that predicts every major disaster that has or will happen, and you can really tell he's concerned about this discovery. Just look at the Nicolas Cage expressions in these new production photos. Such intensity. Could this ... / Continue →
No. He will always look at least somewhat foolish.
Take, for example, our man Cage in Season of the Witch, in which he escorts a woman accused of being a witch to a mountain abbey, and looks like a fool. I would never take this guy seriously as a Highlander, or a Vigo the Carp... / Continue →
USA Today has the above first look at Knowing, the newest piece of overacting and hair-loss-denial from Nicolas Cage, directed by I, Robot's Alex Proyas. In the film, Cage finds a letter in a time capsule buried near a school; in it, a series of numbers identifies prior catastr... / Continue →