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[This story contains spoilers for Mandy]

Panos Cosmatos' new film, Mandy, comprises a handful of sections and two main chapters. In the first, idyll is met by chaos, and the life Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) shares with his girlfriend, Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough), is shattered by a hippie cult dabbling in demonology, led by deadbeat folk singer Jeremiah Sand (Linus Roache), who falls for Mandy in but a single glance. In the second, chaos is supplemented by still more chaos, as Red forges a battleaxe and sets forth on the road to vengeance, hellbent on introducing Sand, his followers and the ...
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Nicolas Cage expresses 'frustration' with Cage rage internet meme

Actor says his over-the-top acting style is ‘all very thought out and carefully planned’

Nicolas Cage has expressed his frustration with “Cage rage” internet memes, saying they are “frustrating” and unfair to him and the directors of his films.

In an interview with Indiewire to promote his latest film Mandy, a gory action-horror in which Cage plays a revenger looking to take down a satanic biker gang, Cage said: “I’m sure it’s frustrating for [director] Panos [Cosmatos], who has made what I consider a very lyrical, internal, and poetic work of art, to have this ‘Cage rage’ thing slammed all over his movie … the internet has kind of done the movie a disservice.”
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Nicolas Cage says Henry Cavill is “a very good Superman”, would still love to play the character himself

Last week it was reported – and still unconfirmed – that Henry Cavill’s time as the Last Son of Krypton has come to an end, with the actor reportedly exiting the role of Superman after failing to reach a deal with Warner Bros. and DC Films for an appearance in Shazam!.

Speaking to IndieWire to promote his new movie Mandy, Nicolas Cage – who has himself played Superman this year in Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, and is a huge fan of the character – has praised Cavill’s Man of Steel, stating that: “I thought Henry Cavill was a very good Superman and I liked the anger he brought to the role.”

Cage was famously attached to play Superman in Tim Burton’s Superman Lives in the mid-to-late 90s, and he went on to reveal that he’s still open to taking on the iconic role: “I’d love to [play Superman], but they have to invite me,
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Nicolas Cage's 'Mandy' and the Weight of Expectations

The following is part of a monthly, spoiler-filled conversation series between The Hollywood Reporter contributors Simon Abrams and Steven Boone. This month they tackled Mandy, a gory, psychedelic revenge drama starring Nicolas Cage. Set in 1983, Mandy — director Panos Cosmatos' sophomore feature — follows Cage's Red, a chainsaw-wielding lumberjack type who avenges the death of his girlfriend (Andrea Riseborough, playing the title character). There is a chainsaw fight in this film. There's also a lot of weird ideas about the inevitable regression of pop and counter-culture. Brace yourself.

Simon Abrams: Mandy brings to mind 2001: A Space Odyssey in a very ...
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That ‘Mandy’ Scene With the Macaroni and Cheese Commercial May be the Greatest Cinematic Moment of 2018

That ‘Mandy’ Scene With the Macaroni and Cheese Commercial May be the Greatest Cinematic Moment of 2018
About an hour into director Panos Cosmatos‘ Mandy, something horrible happens. Something so horrible that it breaks Red Miller’s mind. A few scenes later, he is retrieving his long-stashed crossbow from the trailer of a friend, smelting his own homemade battle axe, and driving into a hazy, drug-laced fantasia where the laws of reality have ceased […]

The post That ‘Mandy’ Scene With the Macaroni and Cheese Commercial May be the Greatest Cinematic Moment of 2018 appeared first on /Film.
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‘Museo’ Leads Crowded Field of Specialty Box Office Openers as ‘The Wife’ Continues to Soar

‘Museo’ Leads Crowded Field of Specialty Box Office Openers as ‘The Wife’ Continues to Soar
Museo” (Vitagraph) led a slew of new specialized releases this week. The Mexican heist film starring Gael Garcia Bernal topped all other fresh titles. The fall season is already taking off with an astonishing 40 films opening theatrically this weekend, including at least six Sundance 2018 titles, two of which just played the Toronto International Film Festival.

And to confuse audiences even more, even more movies were available on home-viewing platforms as well as theaters, from the Nicolas Cage cult film “Mandy” to three films directed by established female directors. Netflix opened Nicole Holofcener’s suburban drama “The Land of Steady Habits” and Ricki Sundberg and Anne Sundberg’s timely documentary “Reversing Roe” on Friday after their Tiff premieres; and Amma Asante followed two Fox Searchlight releases with controversial Nazi Germany romance thriller “Where Hands Touch” (Vertical), which played in over 100 theaters with an estimated gross of under $70,000 while also streaming.

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Box Office: ‘The Predator’ Bites Off $24 Million Bow

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Box Office: ‘The Predator’ Bites Off $24 Million Bow
The Predator” was able to fend off “The Nun” at the domestic box office.

Shane Black’s “The Predator” launched with a tepid $24 million from 4,037 North American locations. That was easily enough to top the weekend box office, but not enough to land a franchise-best debut. That distinction still belongs to 2010’s “Predator” with $24.7 million (not including the two “Alien vs. Predator” crossover films). Overseas, “The Predator” earned $30.7 million for a global start of $54.7 million. It will need to generate big business internationally to justify its $88 million production budget.

Warner Bros.’ “The Nun” dropped to second place, picking up $18 million in its second weekend for a domestic tally of $85 million. It continues to find success abroad, amassing another $33 million this weekend, taking its global total to $228 million. Meanwhile, Lionsgate’s “A Simple Favor” debuted at No. 3 with $16 million on 3,102 screens. Another new offering, Matthew McConaughey’s “White Boy Rick,” rounded
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‘Mandy’: Director Panos Cosmatos Talks Nicolas Cage & His Batsh*t Crazy Psyche-Metal Revenge Movie

Filmmaker Panos Cosmatos‘ “Mandy” is batshit crazy — and that is meant as the high compliment possible. This 120-minute hallucination into dreamy hell is visually stunning, and unlike anything, you’ve ever seen before. Yes, there are midnight movie tropes in the film; a chainsaw battle, an atmospheric soundtrack, and Nicolas Cage going completely bonkers by chugging a bottle of whiskey and snorting “cult coke,” but this revenge story, concocted from the deepest parts of Comsatos’ subconscious, is a unique brand of trippy surrealism.

Continue reading ‘Mandy’: Director Panos Cosmatos Talks Nicolas Cage & His Batsh*t Crazy Psyche-Metal Revenge Movie at The Playlist.
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See Nicolas Cage Talk ‘Mandy,’ Ethan Hawke and Angering Sir Ian Holm

See Nicolas Cage Talk ‘Mandy,’ Ethan Hawke and Angering Sir Ian Holm
Nicolas Cage discusses his acclaimed new horror film Mandy, the genius of Ethan Hawke and how he once enraged Sir Ian Holm in this exclusive video interview.

Cage first talked about meeting Panos Cosmatos, the director of the indie horror classic Beyond the Black Rainbow, and how the director originally pitched him the role of Mandy‘s cult leader – “A California Klaus Kinski,” Cage said of the role – before the actor ultimately signed on for the role of Red, the film’s vengeance-seeking protagonist. Cage’s frenzied portrayal has already
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The Music of ‘Mandy’: How Johann Johannsson Melded Horror With Heavy Metal

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The Music of ‘Mandy’: How Johann Johannsson Melded Horror With Heavy Metal
“Mandy,” which opens Sept. 14, features the final film score by Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson, who died Feb. 9 in Berlin at the age of 48. Described in a Variety review as a “hallucinogenic mashup of Satanic-cult horror and revenge thriller [with] Nicolas Cage in full gonzo mode,” Panos Cosmatos’ film plays Johannsson’s music loud and upfront throughout.

“I wanted the film to have a rock-opera feel,” Cosmatos tells Variety. “I wanted it to be an audio-visual experience, like Ken Russell’s ‘Tommy,’ something like that.”

Cosmatos originally thought that the two-time Oscar-nominated composer was “out of our reach,” but after a phone conversation with the composer discovered, “beyond his very beautiful, ethereal, mood-based soundscapes, he’d grown up a metal-head.” That, coupled with Johannsson’s professed admiration of Cosmatos’ earlier film “Beyond the Black Rainbow,” sealed the deal.

“He really understood the tone I wanted to achieve, the kinds of textures I wanted,
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‘Mandy’ Film Review: Nicolas Cage Takes a Big Bite Out of This Mad, Metal Midnight Movie

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‘Mandy’ Film Review: Nicolas Cage Takes a Big Bite Out of This Mad, Metal Midnight Movie
Half revenge thriller, half trippy mural on the side of a van, Panos Cosmatos’ “Mandy” is the kind of pretentious horror thriller that will drive some folks crazy and others into throes of ecstasy. It’s a deliberately paced, ultraviolent, outlandishly stylish delivery system for Nicolas Cage’s wild-eyed acting style, and a thoughtful meditation about why Death Metal totally rules.

Cage stars as Red Miller, a logger and heavy-metal enthusiast who lives with a fantasy artist named Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough). Their lives are peaceful, filled with dreamy glances over vast horizons, watching cheesy sci-fi movies on television and reading pulp fantasy novels at work.

Into their lives drives the Children of the New Dawn, a cult led by Jeremiah Sand, who drive past Mandy on her way to work. Jeremiah decides that since all the fruits of this world are his for the taking — and they are — then he must have Mandy,
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Nicolas Cage: ‘Ghost Rider’ Would’ve Been ‘Enormously Successful’ If Rated R and Released in 2018

Nicolas Cage: ‘Ghost Rider’ Would’ve Been ‘Enormously Successful’ If Rated R and Released in 2018
Nicolas Cage tried his hand at comic book stardom with 2007’s “Ghost Rider.” The movie was a critical misfire (23% on Rotten Tomatoes) that didn’t set the box office on fire, grossing $115 million in the U.S. against a $110 million budget. The film’s disappointing returns resulted in a five-year delay for the sequel, “Spirit of Vengeance,” which fared even worse. Hollywood’s current superhero boom started a year after “Ghost Rider” with summer 2018 hits “Iron Man” and “The Dark Knight,” and Cage argues that “Ghost Rider” would’ve fared much better if it were released today.

“Had ‘Ghost Rider’ been made in R-rated format, the way they had the guts to do with ‘Deadpool,’ and they did it again today, I’m fairly certain it would be enormously successful,” Cage told Yahoo! Entertainment. “Having said that, I still think the movies were a hit. People don’t look at the subsidiary outlets,
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‘Mandy’ Star Nicolas Cage on Channeling Bruce Lee and Jason Voorhees for His Craziest Role Yet [Interview]

‘Mandy’ Star Nicolas Cage on Channeling Bruce Lee and Jason Voorhees for His Craziest Role Yet [Interview]
If ever there was a match made in heaven, it’s filmmaker Panos Cosmatos and actor Nicolas Cage. The two have similar boundary-pushing sensibilities that coalesce in Cosmatos’ thrillingly imaginative followup to Beyond the Black Rainbow, Mandy, which co-stars Andrea Riseborough and features Cage as lumberjack Red Miller going on a blood-soaked journey for revenge. The Academy Award-winner has made many remarkable and […]

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‘CinemAddicts’ Podcast Reviews Nicolas Cage Thriller ‘Mandy’ And ‘Hal’ Documentary

The latest installment of CinemAddicts is a good one, as we spotlight the Nicolas Cage feature Mandy. Set in 1983, the tale centers on Red Miller (Cage), an average Joe who lives out in the woods with his wife Mandy (Andrea Riseborough). When a cult leader (Linus Roache) and his minions descend upon this loving [...]

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Tripping Over ‘Mandy’: The Insane(ly) Awesome New Nicolas Cage Movie You Should Be Dying To See [Ayt Podcast]

We can’t stress it enough, you really should go see this movie. On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I do what we love doing most on the podcast, gush our little movie nerd hearts out over a new film. We devote this whole episode to “Mandy,” an insanely enjoyable witches brew of pure genre exorcise mixed with arthouse moods and pretensions. It’s equal parts revenge narrative, love story, psychedelic drug movie and brooding dark fantasy with movie touchstones like “Mad Max,” “Hellraiser” and 1981’s animated “Heavy Metal” (and damn if this isn’t just flat-out Metal in every sense of the word).

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‘Mandy’ Review: Revenge, Rage-in-a-Nicolas-Cage Style

‘Mandy’ Review: Revenge, Rage-in-a-Nicolas-Cage Style
There are some actors who aim for a sort of modest-to-Method-run-amuck realism — they want/need you to see every muscle straining in the name of disappearing into an everyman character, to prove they can turn the quotidian task of putting on socks into an elaborate tribute to commitment. There are some performers who prefer a more minimalist approach, for whom less-is-more is a mantra. And then there are others for whom no gesture is too broad or baroque, the kind who not only want to plays all the scales but
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Early Theatrical Screenings Announced for Mandy, Featuring Recorded Q&A with Nicolas Cage & Panos Cosmatos

In her five-star Sundance review, Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson called Mandy a "psychedelic powder keg of cinematic insanity," so as you can imagine, we're excited for the Panos Cosmatos' new movie to be unleashed in theaters on September 14th. If you want to shorten your wait to see Mandy on the big screen, then you'll be pleased to know that Rlje Films will release the Nicolas Cage-starring film in select Us theaters one night early, with the advanced screenings featuring a recorded Q&A with Cage and Cosmatos at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre:

Press Release: Austin, Texas --- August 17, 2018 --- Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Regal and Rlje Films are pleased to announce a wildly phantasmagorical cinematic event: a sneak peek at the critically-acclaimed action-thriller Mandy, plus an exclusive taped conversation with director Panos Cosmatos and actor Nicolas Cage. The advance screenings are set to run for one night only -- September 13th,
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‘Mandy’ Advance Screenings Coming to 226 Theaters, Featuring Conversation with Nicolas Cage and Director Panos Cosmatos

‘Mandy’ Advance Screenings Coming to 226 Theaters, Featuring Conversation with Nicolas Cage and Director Panos Cosmatos
If you’re bored with the traditional movies found in your local theater, fear not: Mandy is coming. That’s not to say that all of the films that are out right now are traditional – far from it – but Mandy, the trippy and twisted revenge thriller from director Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow), is […]

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Nicolas Cage Joins Thriller 'Grand Isle'

Nicolas Cage Joins Thriller 'Grand Isle'
Nicolas Cage is to star in a crime thriller about a man framed for murder.

The Oscar-winning actor has been attached to star in 'Grand Isle' and will play a character named Walter, according to sources close to the production.

The story centers on a father who is framed for murder and must prove his innocence through recalling a twisted and dark sequence of events.

It is set to be directed by Stephen S. Campanelli and Iver William Jallah. Campanelli previously directed the Olga Kurylenko thriller 'Momentum' and indie drama 'Indian Horse, but is also known for his camera work on several Clint Eastwood movies, including 'Sully,' 'American Sniper,' and 'Million Dollar Baby.'

Jallah is a newcomer, who is credited alongside Rich Ronat on the script for 'Grand Isle.' The movie is being produced by Jeff Rice Films and Village Studios.

Cage has most recently been seen in genre movies 'Mom and Dad' and 'Mandy' and heard in animated features 'Teen Titans Go! To the Movies' and 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.'

Listen To An Exclusive Preview Of The ‘Mandy’ Soundtrack, Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Final Work

I can’t lie and pretend to be the biggest film score nerd around, but I like to think I know a good score from a bad one. And while I might not know all the composers working today, I am very familiar with the work by the late, great Jóhann Jóhannsson. The composer, whose life was tragically cut short earlier this year, was the man behind the incredible scores of such films like “Prisoners,” “The Theory of Everything,” “Sicario,” “Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049,” and the upcoming “Mandy.” Needless to say, the Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated musician created a legacy that is hard to top.

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