We’ve a guest host for the ready reckoner this time round, as Simon takes a back seat. In his place: Mark Pickavance…
The film career of Nicolas Cage is like a Disney ride designed by The Cat in the Hat. It’s up, it’s down, and it’s entirely out of sight…
Just when you think he’s on a winning streak, he bets all on black and comes up red for at least three in a row. Personally, I think he’s been ill advised, but equally it could be he can sniff out a hammy role at thirty paces, and likes relish with his.
So buckle up, Elvis has left the building, here comes the Cage Reckoner.
Raising ArizonaA great movie, and a quality Cage performance.
MoonstruckOvershadowed by 45% of the real Cher in this movie
Wild at Heart…hotter than Georgia asphalt
Leaving Las VegasClassic Cage, gritty and believable.The Rock Cage’s best action flick yet, with excellent support from Connery.
Con AirPreposterous idea in the extreme, but fun.Face Off As the Prince song says, when the doves fly…
City of Angels
Snake EyesBusted flush. Phoned this work in from his motor home.
Gone in Sixty SecondsPhoned this performance from a travel lodge near Sacramento, I recall.Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Ruined by crowd pleasing ending, missing from the book.
WindtalkersGod awful, but not all Cage’s fault on this occasion.
SonnyHe directed this drivel. Bad move Nic.
Adaptation.Interesting idea and decent performance by Cage.
National TreasureThe Da Vinci Code for 10 year olds, but I enjoyed it.
Lord of WarBest performance to date, I think. Not sure anyone agrees.The Weather Man Phoned this one in from a Jacuzzi outside Tulsa.
World Trade CenterHated this, for too many reasons to mention here.The Wicker Man Unintentionally hilarious. I’d have given it five stars, if it had meant to be funny…
Ghost RiderMy skull was on fire after seeing this, and not in a good way.
I haven’t seen Next, or 8MM.Next: Natalie Portman…