End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday July 13, 2022 (Episode #256)

This week on End Credits, we will summon our shamanic instincts to better understand our movie of the week. That’s a joke from The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, a new movie where Nic Cage plays Nic Cage in a Nic Cage movie inside a Nic Cage movie. If that isn’t confusing enough, we will spend the other part of the show talking about other Nic Cage movies.

This Wednesday, July 13, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss:

Cage Match. This week’s movie review deals with Nicolas Cage, his career, his well-documented ticks and his out-sized persona. True, while Cage is genuine Hollywood character, he’s also a genuinely gifted actor with a long and varied 40-year resume in the film business. Before getting into his new movie, we will talk about some of our favourite Cage roles including vampire yuppies, corrupt cops, and a neurotic screenwriter plus his twin brother.

REVIEW: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022). What if actor Nicolas Cage was out just living his life and a full-on Nicolas Cage action movie decided to break out? That’s the conceit of this movie with an unnecessary long title: Nicolas Cage, frustrated with acting and deeply in debt, is forced to take a gig appearing at some Spanish billionaire’s birthday party. That’s where the fun begins. Cage teams up with The Mandelorian Pedro Pascal as they find themselves in the next, great Nic Cage movie but with real (?) bullets. Does it work though?

End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.

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