REVIEW: ‘Drive Angry’

Angry Milton (Nicolas Cage) is angry in the revved-up, old-school "Drive Angry".
Angry Milton (Nicolas Cage) is angry in the revved-up, old-school "Drive Angry".

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If you’re not, you might want to.
Ready? Here goes.

Nic Cage has done a movie I like.

It’s that that I dislike him as a person or actor. It’s not that he hasn’t done anything I’ve liked before, but it certainly seems that he’s kind of gotten himself into a bit of a rut- not the typecast rut, though. No, it’s that rare condition that I call the “Sean Connery Rut” where no matter what role the actor plays (Russian sub captain, Spanish swordsman, etc…), it’s performed the exact same way. So, it seems to me that Cage has brought that same lazy… Nic Cage-y style to every role he’s done in the last ten years. It’s rarely a good thing.

Call “Drive Angry” the exception.

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REVIEW: ’2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams’ (2010)

Milk Maiden (Christa Campbell) and Harper Alexander (Kevin Ogilvie) display their Southern hospitality in "2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams".
Milk Maiden (Christa Campbell) and Harper Alexander (Kevin Ogilvie) display their Southern hospitality in "2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams".

Directed by: Tim Sullivan
Written by: Tim Sullivan and Chris Kobin
Starring: Bill Moseley, Lin Shaye, Christa Campbell, Adam Robitel, Kevin Ogilvie, Ryan Fleming, Larayia Gaston, Nicole Rae
Running time: 82 minutes
Rated: R

Guilty pleasures: we all have them.

Whether it’s that extra large piece of double chocolate cake or that big plate of Bentley wings or some old, embarrassing pop song that gets you seat dancing as you’re tooling down the highway, we each have our own little idiosyncratic treasure.

For me, it’s Walt Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty”, but that’s a story for another time.
Today, I think I have a new one by the name of “2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams.”

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