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November 22, 2010 6:08 PM   Subscribe

Nicolas Cage Losing His Shit.

A list of the films used in the edit.
posted by Baby_Balrog (118 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite

 
fffffuuuuu
posted by b1tr0t at 6:11 PM on November 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


I give it 4 1/2 Virginia Smithfields out of 5.
posted by Countess Elena at 6:14 PM on November 22, 2010


Ummmmm... am I the only person weirded out by his (obviously false) teeth?
posted by kinnakeet at 6:14 PM on November 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


In fairness, other characters in Raising Arizona scream like that too.
posted by Joe Beese at 6:17 PM on November 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


I loves me some Vampire's Kiss.
posted by dobbs at 6:17 PM on November 22, 2010 [5 favorites]


Wow. I don't think I would ever see something Lux Æterna actually makes funnier, and yet here it is.
posted by griphus at 6:24 PM on November 22, 2010 [6 favorites]


This is everything I hoped for and more.
posted by chunking express at 6:24 PM on November 22, 2010


OK, so see, I've heard people complain about his acting for a while, but I've never really understood it. I really like the National Treasure movies, and he was fine in the Rock and Con Air. All cheesy, but fun movies. I even thought he was good in Kick Ass. I think those are the only movies I've seen with him.

But clearly I have not seen the right movies to form my opinion. Yikes, that was horrible.
posted by Tooty McTootsalot at 6:26 PM on November 22, 2010 [5 favorites]


I guess I don't understand. Besides the file, what shit did he lose?
posted by snofoam at 6:26 PM on November 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


Nicholas Cage is a really good actor when he's in a movie he cares about. When he's in a movie he clearly doesn't ... he's an awesome actor.
posted by kafziel at 6:26 PM on November 22, 2010 [58 favorites]


Oh hell yes Vampire's Kiss.
floppy hair + bizarro accent = the best.

I want to express how much I love this video but all I can manage to say about it is URURRRRAAAAAAAAGH.
posted by a sourceless light at 6:29 PM on November 22, 2010


Vampire's Kiss is some of his best work EVER, I can't be the only one who saw it as high comedy.
posted by Max Power at 6:29 PM on November 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Who said "Nic Cage isn't an actor, he's a performer"?
posted by gottabefunky at 6:30 PM on November 22, 2010


How'd it get burned?
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:30 PM on November 22, 2010 [21 favorites]


How many of you immediately logged into Netflix to add Deadfall to your queue?
posted by dobbs at 6:31 PM on November 22, 2010 [4 favorites]


Nicolas Cage and James Coburn? How is this not seen as an American classic?
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:35 PM on November 22, 2010


How many of you immediately logged into Netflix to add Deadfall to your queue?

Vampire's Kiss just has the green "save" button. AAAAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHHHH
posted by theodolite at 6:38 PM on November 22, 2010


Consider this scenery chewed.
posted by mhoye at 6:40 PM on November 22, 2010


Vampire's Kiss is some of his best work EVER, I can't be the only one who saw it as high comedy.

I saw it in the theatre when it came out because it was written by Joseph Minion (After Hours) and thought it was hilarious.
posted by dobbs at 6:41 PM on November 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


This type of post is totally played out. You should know that.
posted by elder18 at 6:47 PM on November 22, 2010


Meh. You could do this for every actor, or at least every actor who's been in a handful of action or heavy drama movies. Heck, there are probably more than a few MeFites who could contribute enough cobbled-together moments like this from their home videos to make four minutes of lulz.

I like Cage, don't particularly have any illusions about his skill, but I enjoy his movies. I could watch Con Air over and over again (and hey, it's on Comcast On Demand right now!) just for the delight of "Put. The bunneh. Back. In the box." I also enjoyed his shriveled, addled alcoholic in Knowing. And even the completely absurd leaps of "deduction" in the National Treasure movies, they were fun. He's been in a lot of fun little diversions.
posted by Gator at 6:48 PM on November 22, 2010


In a related note:

Jack Rebney, RV Salesman, Loses his Shit Repeatedly during a multi-day shoot while filming his infomercial/commercial.
posted by chambers at 6:49 PM on November 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Where's Wild at Heart? He had to lose his shit in that movie, didn't he?
posted by Chuffy at 6:49 PM on November 22, 2010 [4 favorites]


This is a montage of the way I react every time I hear some new shit about Sarah Palin.
posted by fungible at 6:50 PM on November 22, 2010 [5 favorites]


Nicholas Cage Losing His Shit?
posted by Joey Michaels at 6:50 PM on November 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


Bad Lieutenant is one of my favorites, because it's great in a "what the hell did I just watch" way but also a regular "hey this is a good movie that I am enjoying" way.
posted by theodolite at 6:51 PM on November 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


reminds me of that time when I was seven and my mom wouldn't let me watch Bugs Bunny because I was mean to my little sister.
posted by philip-random at 6:52 PM on November 22, 2010


Where's Wild at Heart? He had to lose his shit in that movie, didn't he?

Yes but this entire scene didn't fit into the montage.
posted by theodolite at 6:52 PM on November 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


He never loses his shit anymore in the shitload of films he's been in in the last seven years. Just that glazed faraway look, preoccupied with debts.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:53 PM on November 22, 2010


He literally went "boo-hoo." I don't think I've ever seen that done outside of Zach Galifianakis's "Little Dancing Man," and that was... not like this.

Gator: "Meh. You could do this for every actor, or at least every actor who's been in a handful of action or heavy drama movies. "

I really don't think you could.
posted by Rhaomi at 6:53 PM on November 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


Where's Wild at Heart? He had to lose his shit in that movie, didn't he?

I thought exactly the same thing. Wild At Heart, Kiss of Death, and Snake Eyes, where are thee?

He never loses his shit anymore in the shitload of films he's been in in the last seven years.

Not so. A few of the clips are from last year's Bad Lieutenant.
posted by dobbs at 6:54 PM on November 22, 2010


Alternate title: Nicolas Cage has really awful hair.
posted by phunniemee at 6:56 PM on November 22, 2010


I wonder about an alternative universe where there exists a movie that doesn't contain Nicolas Cage.
posted by DU at 6:56 PM on November 22, 2010


I really wonder what was going through his head during the NOT THE BEEEEEEES scene. Like was he thinking, this is hilarious, or, I so need to piss, or, could it be I've left the stove on at home, or could it be, chocolate covered raisins, those would taste awesome right now.
posted by angrycat at 6:58 PM on November 22, 2010


Being at the bottom of a pile-on in MetaTalk as interpreted by Nicholas Cage.
posted by hal_c_on at 7:00 PM on November 22, 2010 [5 favorites]


What about Valley Girl? I think he beats up a preppy dude in that movie.
posted by marxchivist at 7:01 PM on November 22, 2010


This type of post is totally played out. You should know that.

This point would be more effective in this thread if you wrote in all caps, threw a lamp or ashtray, and flipped the hell out over this.
posted by chambers at 7:02 PM on November 22, 2010 [7 favorites]


Marxchivist, he does get into a fight with the preppy boy (Tommy, recent ex-boyfriend of Julie) but for me it's when Julie dumps him because she's under too much pressure from her friends and he screams at her and swears and loses his shit because his heart is breaking... insert sobbing here.

Yes. I spent far too much time in the 80's watching Valley Girl over and over and over. I know not why. But it's still my favourite trashy 80's movie, and I will defend it to my death.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 7:10 PM on November 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


Meh. You could do this for every actor, or at least every actor who's been in a handful of action or heavy drama movies. Heck, there are probably more than a few MeFites who could contribute enough cobbled-together moments like this from their home videos to make four minutes of lulz.

Wow you are so wrong...oh, so wrong. This is funny because it's Nicolas Cage and he's losing his shit. It's probably best if you just close the browser and turn off the internets for the night because this is what the internets exist for.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 7:11 PM on November 22, 2010 [13 favorites]


Loved...loved...loved him in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. (weirdly and wonderfully Directed by Werner Herzog!!) Also his freak out in Wild at Heart with Laura Dern when they jump out of the convertible and he begins karate kicking and going apeshit cos of the music on the radio, Elvis I think, is one of my fave moments in all film.


Having gotten that off my chest, off to view the clip I go.
posted by Skygazer at 7:13 PM on November 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


Yes. I spent far too much time in the 80's watching Valley Girl over and over and over. I know not why. But it's still my favourite trashy 80's movie, and I will defend it to my death.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 7:10 PM on November 22 [+] [!]


Well malibu stacey, at least it didn't have any lasting effects.
posted by hal_c_on at 7:14 PM on November 22, 2010 [4 favorites]


I was surprised at how many movies I didn't recognize. I thought I was up on Nic Cage, but apparently I have some serious catching up to do.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 7:14 PM on November 22, 2010


yea, but have you ever tried acting, dear boy?
posted by victors at 7:17 PM on November 22, 2010


Cage is awesome.
posted by uni verse at 7:18 PM on November 22, 2010


I thought I was up on Nic Cage, but apparently I have some serious catching up to do.

Not actually possible. He seems to come out with movies faster than the two hours or so it takes to watch each one. Man's got a lot of debt to pay off.
posted by mannequito at 7:26 PM on November 22, 2010


That was even more enjoyable than I thought it would be, and I thought it would be pretty enjoyable. Doesn't he also sort of lose his shit in Peggy Sue Got Married when she dumps him for Kid Kerouac?
posted by FelliniBlank at 7:29 PM on November 22, 2010


He looks just like Tom Green in one clip.
posted by ovvl at 7:30 PM on November 22, 2010


That was incredible and just...just...beyond motherfuckiin' awesome! When nick Cage acts his freakings out...I WANT to..just..like totally...YEARRRGHH.....HAH YA!!!

...it makes me feel like doing this:

"Sailor Ripley, you get me some music on that radio this instant! I mean it!"



Elvis figures heavily in the film, but not in this moment (linked) of pure genius....
posted by Skygazer at 7:30 PM on November 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


He never loses his shit anymore in the shitload of films he's been in in the last seven years. Just that glazed faraway look, preoccupied with debts.

No, no, no. The glazed faraway thing is because he has no more shit to lose.
posted by philip-random at 7:32 PM on November 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


>: "I really wonder what was going through his head during the NOT THE BEEEEEEES scene. Like was he thinking, this is hilarious, or, I so need to piss, or, could it be I've left the stove on at home, or could it be, chocolate covered raisins, those would taste awesome right now"

I prefer to think that the "tartar sauce" internal monologue bit from The Weather Man is what's going through his mind all the time.
Man, I'd like to put my face in there. Right in there. Tartar sauce. My hips are cold. Tartar sauce. That's when you know its cold. I like eating pussy. Tartar sauce. A lot of guys don't. Well maybe they do. Maybe that's just black guys. Tartar sauce. What happened to the guy who was trying to fly around the world in a balloon? Did he make it? I should put some espionage or stolen plutonium in my novel. Tartar sauce. Spice it up. Neil Young. Fuck, its cold. Neil Young. Wh-why am I thinking about Neil Young. Neil Diamond. Neil... Theres not a lot of famous Neils. Is this Wednesday? I wish I had two dicks. I thought the whole family was going to learn Spanish together this year. That never really happened. I haven't had a Spanish omelette in a long time. Here we go.
It's that and variants of pachinko!
posted by Drastic at 7:35 PM on November 22, 2010


> The glazed faraway thing is because he has no more shit to lose.

Well, hopefully he didn't have a Klaus Kinski moment à la "Cobra Verde" and just become walking ashes. Maybe his shit will build back up and he will again be able to lose some.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:35 PM on November 22, 2010


Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, aside from being the most awesome film I have seen in years, in available for instant view on Netflix. I say that, because I am about to watch it again.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:38 PM on November 22, 2010 [6 favorites]


Doesn't he also sort of lose his shit in Peggy Sue Got Married when she dumps him for Kid Kerouac?

Look! I've got the hair. I've got the teeth. I've got the eyes.
Peggy, look outside that window. I've got the car. I'm the lead singer. I'm the man. Why are you arguing with me?

posted by any major dude at 7:44 PM on November 22, 2010


When is someone going to cast Nic Cage in a re-make of Soylent Green? That's a "reboot" I'd want to watch! Nic Cage yelling SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLYEAARRGHLBLRG! Could you imagine?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 7:45 PM on November 22, 2010 [19 favorites]


I agree with that proposal, on the grounds that it be renamed Soylent Cage.
posted by mannequito at 7:49 PM on November 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Nicolas Cage is our Klaus Kinski.
posted by Joe Beese at 7:49 PM on November 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


Nic Cage did shrooms with his cat.

It explains a lot.
posted by Skygazer at 7:51 PM on November 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


Soylent Tom Green, With Nicholas Cage.
posted by zippy at 7:56 PM on November 22, 2010


I watched that whole thing waiting for Wild at Heart and Valley Girl and there wasn't enough Raising Arizona.
posted by birdherder at 8:03 PM on November 22, 2010


hooo that Letterman clip is funny. Just scared the shit out of my own cat from snorting really hard at it and cackling.
posted by angrycat at 8:03 PM on November 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't know why people who don't know him call him Nic, because if you, as a plebeian non-Coppola, walked up to him and said "Hey Nic," he would give you the double middle finger and spit in your face.

I can't stand the man or his method. But I love the hell out of this.
posted by blucevalo at 8:08 PM on November 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Gee, he really beat the crap out of a lot of women in Wicker Man.
posted by CaseyB at 8:18 PM on November 22, 2010


Just scared the shit out of my own cat from snorting really hard at it and cackling.
posted by angrycat at 9:03 PM on November 22


Eponysterical.
posted by Joe Beese at 8:18 PM on November 22, 2010


When is someone going to cast Nic Cage in a re-make of Soylent Green? That's a "reboot" I'd want to watch! Nic Cage yelling SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLYEAARRGHLBLRG! Could you imagine?

um, spoiler alert?
geez.
posted by brevator at 8:31 PM on November 22, 2010


FFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK! FUCKING FUCKING FUCK. FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU! FUCK MEXICO!

God, that was exhilarating. Thank you so much.

See also: Best Scenes From The Wicker Man and WHO BURNED NICK'S TOAST!?!
posted by hot soup girl at 8:33 PM on November 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


For those craving more Deadfall: 1, 2.

Vive la fuckin' France, man!
posted by DaDaDaDave at 8:36 PM on November 22, 2010


I'd react that way too if I found out I was Nicolas Cage.
posted by not_on_display at 8:39 PM on November 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


"When they attack the car, save the radio."
posted by not_on_display at 8:43 PM on November 22, 2010


I'd react that way too if I found out I was Nicolas Cage.

If I found out I was Nicolas Cage, and I looked as much like Tim Brooke-Taylor as he does at 2:19, I'd react a lot worse.
posted by Ahab at 8:45 PM on November 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't know why people who don't know him call him Nic, because if you, as a plebeian non-Coppola, walked up to him and said "Hey Nic," he would give you the double middle finger and spit in your face.

What about if you ran into him in a BRooklyn bakery-slash-records store and yelled "Get in the van!"?
posted by arto at 8:55 PM on November 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


The Requiem for a Dream soundtrack has been ruined through irritating over-use. Furthermore I don't need to hear original music from Beetlejuice played over the preview for the latest teen sex comedy.

So please vote 'Yes' on proposition 4567 to keep original movie scores confined only to the movies they were written for. Thank you.
posted by dgaicun at 9:02 PM on November 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


NOT THE BEEEEEEES!

This one cracks me up every time.
posted by two lights above the sea at 9:14 PM on November 22, 2010


What if this is the only video that survives the apocalypse for the aliens to find?
posted by showmethecalvino at 9:21 PM on November 22, 2010


What if this is the only video that survives the apocalypse for the aliens to find?

I am okay with this. I would also be okay with the aliens finding only videos of Maru the Cat.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 9:29 PM on November 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


I agree with that proposal, on the grounds that it be renamed Soylent Cage.

Nah. Call it Red Bull. "Red Bull is people!" Because the truth is always weirder than fiction.

unless it's a movie starring Nicholas Cage, nothing weirder than that
posted by philip-random at 9:35 PM on November 22, 2010


I'm sick of these 'supercuts' but this was actually pretty entertaining, and actually kind of creepy.
posted by delmoi at 9:35 PM on November 22, 2010


Jesus christ I was laughing uncontrollably at 20 seconds in.

This was a great ab workout, awesome.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 9:36 PM on November 22, 2010


Good times, fun for the whole family. Over the decades of his career Nicolas Cage has brought us a great deal of cinematic enjoyment, sometimes intentionally.
posted by Kevin Street at 9:51 PM on November 22, 2010


Um, chambers - welcome to the internet.
posted by davebush at 9:59 PM on November 22, 2010


I guess I don't understand. Besides the file, what shit did he lose?

The key to that bear suit.
posted by pracowity at 9:59 PM on November 22, 2010


Wild at Heart is one of those movies good enough that it's a matter of debate as to whether or not it's the best movie ever, but Ghost Rider is one of those movies that it's a matter of debate as to whether it's the worst movie ever and being in both of them is apparently my criteria for favorite actor ever.
posted by cmoj at 10:03 PM on November 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


On second, third, fourth and fifth viewing; I've come to the conclusion that this is one of the best things I've seen on the internet in months.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 10:04 PM on November 22, 2010


Also, "Nic", as in Cage was a crossword answer today.
posted by cmoj at 10:04 PM on November 22, 2010


I'm sick of these 'supercuts'...

Indeed. Double U T F.
posted by dgaicun at 11:21 PM on November 22, 2010


Seriously, who are these people. Stop now, thanks.
posted by dgaicun at 11:36 PM on November 22, 2010


Ghost Rider is one of those movies that it's a matter of debate as to whether it's the worst movie ever

Daredevil, from the same director, makes it look like a prestige film.
posted by brundlefly at 11:37 PM on November 22, 2010


elder18: "This type of post is totally played out. You should know that"

Nicolas Cage: No, it isn't. No. It isn't. No it ISN'T! NO IT ISN'T!! NO!!! IT FUCKING ISN'T!!! DYAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!
posted by bwg at 1:10 AM on November 23, 2010 [6 favorites]


Okay, so I have a fun story. I used to work at a place that served king cakes, the traditional cake served during Carnival that has a small plastic baby inside it. Note that many people believe the baby represents the baby Jesus, for whom the Three Kings are said to have come on what is now the first day of Carnival.

Well, Nic Cage came in one day to order a king cake. The staff was pretty in awe every time he came in, but I was always just kind of like, "Oh, that's a celebrity? Funny, I didn't recognize him." So I took his order, and he came in the next day to pick up his king cake. We were very busy that day and were churning out king cakes as fast as the oven would hold them. Apparently, in the meantime, we missed a step on some of the cakes.

When I went to check the voicemail, this is what I heard:

"Hi, it's Nicolas Cage calling, I, I just, uh, finished my preordered king cake, and I just want you to know there's no baby in it, and it, you know, makes me feel like there's no God or something, so, can we make another one at some point, cause a king cake without a baby is like weird. Thanks."

This is without a doubt my favorite thing ever. I knew right then I had to have it on my cell phone, so I carefully held my phone's mouthpiece up to the earpiece on the phone and recorded it on my phone. This was the most starstruck I've ever been, narrowly beating out the time I asked a Secret Service guy who was with Obama's daughters if he wanted chocolate.
posted by Night_owl at 1:39 AM on November 23, 2010 [40 favorites]


Vampire's Kiss is that rare thing (for me) - a film so terrible it transcends terribleness and becomes a thing of profound joy.
posted by Decani at 2:53 AM on November 23, 2010


> Who said "Nic Cage isn't an actor, he's a performer"?

It was Sean Penn, in 1999. The full quote is, "Nic Cage is no longer an actor. He's more like a performer".
posted by hot soup girl at 4:34 AM on November 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ghost Rider is a very rare thing in superhero movies: A film in which the secret identity is vastly more interesting than the superhero.
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:52 AM on November 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


Night Owl - You must share that message with us. For science.



Pauline Kael is spinning in her grave right now.





In complete unabashed extacy.
posted by louche mustachio at 5:10 AM on November 23, 2010


Love the fact that there's a whole Wicker Man mini-montage in the middle of the montage, but disappointed that we don't get to see him torturing Austin Pendleton for information by blowing off his big toe with a revolver.
posted by EarBucket at 6:32 AM on November 23, 2010


I have a few Wicker Man related questions, if any would care to answer them:

1. Why is he in a bear suit?
2. Is the movie supposed to be funny?
3. Are though some super demon bees or just regular bees that happened to go for his eyes, for reasons related to plot and so forth?
posted by angrycat at 7:11 AM on November 23, 2010


Are those some super demon bees, I mean.
posted by angrycat at 7:12 AM on November 23, 2010


> 1. Why is he in a bear suit?
2. Is the movie supposed to be funny?
3. Are though some super demon bees or just regular bees that happened to go for his eyes, for reasons related to plot and so forth?



1. See answer for #2
2. Yes
3. His eyes taste like demon honey
posted by Burhanistan at 7:28 AM on November 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Are though some super demon bees or just regular bees that happened to go for his eyes, for reasons related to plot and so forth?

You're missing the previous scene where the baddies force fed him flowers while making him roll around in clover.
posted by dobbs at 7:28 AM on November 23, 2010


Jack Rebney, RV Salesman, Loses his Shit Repeatedly during a multi-day shoot while filming his infomercial/commercial

I quite enjoyed the documentary.
posted by flabdablet at 8:16 AM on November 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


3. His eyes taste like demon honey

Oh, hell, now I need to record an album named Demon Honey.
posted by grubi at 9:15 AM on November 23, 2010


Is the movie supposed to be funny?

Judging by the persistence with which he's explored the theme of "Women are treacherous bitches" over the course of his career, I'd say that Neil LaBute wants you to take The Wicker Man very, very seriously.

Because, you know, if you're not careful, some treacherous bitches might put a hood of bees over your head and... NO! NOT THE BEES! AAAUUUGGGHHH!!
posted by Joe Beese at 9:20 AM on November 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


The best acting Nicholas Cage ever did was when he pretended not to be Francis Ford Coppala's nephew. All of Hollywood forgot instantly and he had to earn every single role he ever got the hard way!
posted by srboisvert at 9:44 AM on November 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


Skygazer: “Also his freak out in Wild at Heart with Laura Dern when they jump out of the convertible and he begins karate kicking and going apeshit cos of the music on the radio, Elvis I think, is one of my fave moments in all film.”

No. It's death metal. They were listening to death metal on the radio. Not Elvis at all.
posted by koeselitz at 10:22 AM on November 23, 2010


srboisvert: “The best acting Nicholas Cage ever did was when he pretended not to be Francis Ford Coppala's nephew. All of Hollywood forgot instantly and he had to earn every single role he ever got the hard way!”

That's insane. Go watch "Wild At Heart" and "Leaving Las Vegas" again and think upon this.
posted by koeselitz at 10:23 AM on November 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


For a brief period of time, Nicolas Cage and Patricia Arquette lived a block up Franklin St. from me.

I saw him once, at 615 Folsom (did he own it at one time?). He got out of a limo wearing a crocodile leather hat. He was with Tino Martinez, and as they walked through, the bouncer announced in a big voice, "LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, MR. TINO MARTINEZ!"

Vampire's Kiss was pretty awesome, now that I think of it. I remember that alphabet scene. Plus, Jennifer Beals was super hot.
posted by mrgrimm at 10:28 AM on November 23, 2010


They were listening to death metal on the radio.

Yeah. ... and live! Powermad's "Slaughterhouse" - the band's one shining moment. ... and then Cage covers "Love Me."

I can tell you my dog is always with me

I need to watch that movie again. It's been like 18 years.
posted by mrgrimm at 10:37 AM on November 23, 2010


when I saw the scene where he karate kicks some lady in the chest, I thought, there's no way I'm not on drugs right now. I must go watch that movie
posted by r_nebblesworthII at 10:51 AM on November 23, 2010


I like the part where he loses his shit.
posted by mreleganza at 11:13 AM on November 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


How many of you immediately logged into Netflix to add Deadfall to your queue?

I wanted to do this but Netflix Canada doesn't have queues yet and when I searched for "Deadfall" it came up in the search but it's "not available" here and there's all these reviews for it and it seems so unfair and [what's that iguana doing over there] and I'm running out of booze and there's all this blood, and I lost my crack pipe somewhere and then the teeth thing and and and GWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
posted by not_that_epiphanius at 11:54 AM on November 23, 2010


Netflix Canada doesn't have queues yet

Wait, what? Seriously? Do they just send you random DVDs when you return something? "Here you go, loyal customer-- enjoy She's the Sheriff Season 1 Disc 3!"
posted by dersins at 12:29 PM on November 23, 2010 [7 favorites]


Deadfall looks horrible, and not necessarily so-bad-it's-good horrible.
posted by mrgrimm at 1:13 PM on November 23, 2010


How many of you immediately logged into Netflix to add Deadfall to your queue?

Not me. But I did add Wild at Heart. I seem to have missed that one completely. Not sure how that happened, either.
posted by Splunge at 1:31 PM on November 23, 2010


Needs more "Bringing Out The Dead"
posted by Hairy Lobster at 6:28 PM on November 23, 2010


Interesting how much more interesting this video is than the "every Schwarzenegger scream ever" video.

George C. Scott once said that the only thing the audience wants is to know that the performer is enjoying him/herself, and Cage certainly pays off in that respect.
posted by HeroZero at 8:09 PM on November 23, 2010


That was horrific.
posted by goshling at 9:58 PM on November 23, 2010


yeah, much as I've enjoyed some of the tangents this thread has taken, the fact remains that the mashup itself is deeply unsettling. I mean, it's all there -- every last ounce of the Talent's emotional viscera erupting in one sustained, sticky, spasm of weird narcissism. I'd call it pornography but the clip's too well put together, too much thought and nuance and genuine craft (even with the disappointing choice of theme music).

One thing's clear. I'm glad I don't know Mr. Cage personally.
posted by philip-random at 10:14 PM on November 23, 2010


Netflix Canada doesn't have DVDs yet. But we do get delicious, delicious streaming.
posted by Zozo at 8:33 AM on November 24, 2010


I just want to say one thing, I met him at a restaurant one time and he's a nice guy.
posted by chadmalik at 8:57 AM on November 24, 2010


I have this terrible urge to run down the sidewalk casually yelling "I'm a vampire!! I"M A VAMPIRE!!!"

I laugh everytime I think of that part in the montage.
posted by Skygazer at 9:56 PM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


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