Gizmodo Movie Night: Nicolas Cage Fight

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Con Air has arrived on Netflix. This calls for a celebration. All Nic Cage all the time. You're welcome.

Our only regret is that National Treasure and Raising Arizona aren't currently streaming.

Netflix

John Malkovich playing a criminal mastermind. Steve Buscemi playing himself. This movie is a work of art and I won't hear a word against it.

Con Air

Netflix: Newly released from prison, an ex-con finds himself on a transport plane that's been hijacked by some of the most dangerous inmates in America.

Watch it now on Netflix.

The Rock

Holy crap, I didn't know that my boyfriend Aaron Sorkin was a writer on this. Now I'm imagining him and Michael Bay Collaborating on The West Wing. I feel like The Jackal would have been accompanied by an absolutely necessary explosion.

Anyway! Look at the names attached to this project and then watch it immediately.

Netflix: A chemical-weapons expert and an ex-con are on the case when an ex-Marine seizes Alcatraz prison, taking hostages and threatening a nerve gas attack.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Gone in 60 Seconds

back in high school I had an embarrassing obsession with Angelina Jolie's character, Sway. I wanted to have a cool nickname and boost sexy cars. Sadly, I didn't drive and the most hardcore I ever got was being late to Modern History because my mates and I had gone on a Maccas run at lunch.

Sure, this movie is cheesy as hell but it's fun! Plus, the cars and soundtrack are sick.

Netflix: To save his brother's life, a former car thief must come out of retirement and steal 50 cars in one night — with a little help from his former crew.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Season of the Witch

When Nic Cage and Ron Perlman play Teutonic Knights who have to lift a curse, you lean the hell into it.

Netflix: A group of weary warriors transport a suspected witch believed to be responsible for spreading the devastating Black Plague.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

I haven't seen this, but his character name is Johnny Blaze, which is the best. Where has this movie been all my life?

Netflix: Still possessed by a demon that turns him into the flame-spewing Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze must track down a boy who may be the devil's spawn.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Stan

Leaving Las Vegas

A close friend describes this film as one of the ultimate examples of Cage Performance, and he's not wrong.

Stan: Ben's wife has left him and each day he becomes ever more dependent on drink. Sacked by the Hollywood studio where he works, Ben heads for Las Vegas, the only town where the bars never close.

Watch it now on Stan.

The Family Man

It's like a warped version of It's A Wonderful Life. But with less helping of other people. And more Nic Cage.

Stan: Jack Campbell, a successful and talented businessman, is happily living his single life. He has everything, or so he thinks. One day he wakes up in a new life where he didn't leave his college girlfriend for a London trip.

Watch it now on Stan.

Moonstruck

Before you write this one off as something you're not into, give it a chance. It one a bunch of Oscars and Cher is genuinely god damn great in it.

Stan: In her Academy Award winning role, Cher, while waiting for her timid fiance to decide between her and his mother, falls in love with her fiance's estranged brother (Nicolas Cage), a bakery worker with a love of opera and life.

Watch it now on Stan.

Amazon Prime Video

Kick-Ass

I loved this film. It's a fresh take on Superhero movies and the characterisation is great. Hit-Girl is the swearing daughter I never knew I wanted. Also, I'll watch anything where old mate plays a character called Big Daddy.

Amazon Prime: Inspired by his love of comic books, high school student Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) decides to transform himself into a masked crime fighter — a decision that eventually thrusts the teenager into Internet stardom.

Watch it now on Amazon Prime Video.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

This is the epitome of 80s high school movies. Whether that's a good or bad thing is on you, friend.

Amazon Prime: Academy Award-winner Sean Penn leads an all-star cast in this hilarious portrayal of a group of high school students and their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.

Watch it now on Amazon Prime Video.


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