They just don’t make big, high-concept action movies, starring A-list Hollywood stars like they did in the 90s. Air Force One sits alongside Face/Off, Con-Air and Bad Boys for all-out action, fantastic stunts, great villains and a hero you can … Continue reading Air Force One (1997) Review
There is one major issue with Con Air: Nicolas Cage’s accent. Once you get past that hurdle (and it is a big hurdle) what you are left with is a fantastic action movie that demonstrates everything that is missing from modern … Continue reading Con Air (1997) Review
Career Peak – The point in an actor, actress or director’s career when they have given their best performance, reaching a point they will probably never match again! The idea is to examine a person’s film or television career and … Continue reading What was their Career Peak? – Nicolas Cage
Views from the Sofa’s 100 Greatest Scenes is a list of the 100 greatest moments in the movies. This could be long introductions, moments of action or great dialogue between characters. The scenes are in no particular order and come from … Continue reading 100 Greatest Scenes Number 2: “Put the Bunny back in the box.”
Before we start I want to place a stipulation on my choice of action films. These are movies which involve a hero against villain (usually European terrorist) and aren’t necessarily set in Science Fiction. This would rule out The Matrix, … Continue reading Why the 90s is the best decade for Action Movies
There are many examples of movie star siblings in Hollywood. Some families have fantastic success throughout their family while others have one prolific, movie star sibling while the other brother or sister struggles to put together a career as varied, interesting … Continue reading Sibling vs. Sibling: Who does it better?
The second movie in the Mission: Impossible franchise couldn’t feel more different to it’s predecessor. The first was a focused, intelligent spy thriller with a plot that kept you guessing and action scenes that worked for the story and … Continue reading Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) Review
Nicholas Cage should be more highly regarded than he is. His reputation should be much better and he should be considered one of the best actors Hollywood and the movie business in general has. There is a lot to be said for his choices of films, mixing the fun, action and more “popcorn” films with those that are a lot more heavyweight and really show off how good an actor he can be. Unfortunately, he seems to make more of the former type of films than the latter. I do love the “popcorn” movies. Con-Air and The Rock are … Continue reading Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) Review