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Nicolas Cage

  • Joe (2014)

    Cage finally gets his dirty cuppa Joe Review by Robert Denerstein: Finally, a worthy Nicolas Cage performance

  • Season of the Witch (2011)

    Review by Matt Anderson: One question lingers after seeing Season of the Witch: What the hell?

  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

    Review by Matt Anderson: The Sorcerer's Apprentice is formulaic and predictable, but it's also fun and endearing.

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: With any luck, The Sorcerer's Apprentice will conjure up a bigger audience on Blu-ray.

  • Kick-Ass (2010)

    Moretz steals Kick-Ass Review by Robert Denerstein: Kick-Ass lives up to its name

  • Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

    Cage plays Bad Lieutenant for Mendes Review by Robert Denerstein: Herzog can't seem to let go of Cage's reptilian character, and neither can we

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: Herzog has Cage explore the bliss of evil

  • World Trade Center (2006)

    Nic Cage gets trapped under the World Trade Center Review by Marty Mapes: Packs an emotional wallop. Thankfully, it's all earned and justified.

  • National Treasure (2004)

    DVD review by Ryan Hurtig: Only two requests: a suspension of disbelief and enjoy the ride

  • Matchstick Men (2003)

    Cage and Rockwell are pictures of Matchstick Men Review by Marty Mapes: A good bit of entertainment that will not replace Paper Moon in the film history books

  • Adaptation (2002)

    Nic Cage evolves into Charlie Kaufman through Adaptation Review by Marty Mapes: Self-reference is one of the movie's strong suits, it's also a distraction

  • Windtalkers (2002)

    Beach shoots the breeze with Cage Review by Marty Mapes: The premise is tangential to Woo's real purpose, which is to give audiences a visceral action thrill

  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

    Review by Andrea Birgers: The film loses too much in translation

  • Gone in Sixty Seconds (Extended Director's Cut) (2000)

    Car chase movie looks, sounds good on DVD, but did we need it? DVD review by Ryan Hurtig: Fans might buy a new edition, but they might feel ripped off by how little extra material there is

  • Family Man (2000)

    What if Nicolas Cage was a Family Man Review by Matt Anderson

  • Con Air (1997)

    Review by Andrea Birgers

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: Why now? Don't ask; just shut up and enjoy the ride.

  • Drive Angry

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: A lack of satisfaction mars this hell-bent revenge flick.

  • G-Force

    Inspired by a 5-year-old and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer DVD review by Matt Anderson: G-Force: Great Blu-ray, shame about the movie.