After a brief "catch-up-on-CAGE" (including marriage, divorce and a bizarre karaoke clip), the CAGEFIGHTERS dive HEADFIRST into the FINAL review of the season -- The Boy in Blue (1986), a ROCKY clone chronicling the career of Canadian sculler/rower/tribal scalper Ned Hanlan set in the late 1800s. We discuss how ST. NIC tackles this role with verve & alcoholism, uninspired rowing, clothing sex, and ultimately getting cage-fished. Finally, we discuss our expectations for the upcoming FIVE FILM FACE/OFF FINALE (or simply... Cage Fight).
Which legendary movie do you think will enter our SEASON 1 CAGE of FAME? Let us know or go ahead and BUGGER OFF!
Welcome to our first CAGE DOUBLE FEATURE review, where we stumble through Francis Ford Coppola's forgettable jazz-gangster flick Cotton Club followed by a thorough review of the disturbing, furry-friendly Birdy. Actually, we never thought a movie would send us deep into a sordid discussion of human/animal sex, or of Nic Cage's fascination with grabbing boobies, but then we've never seen a movie quite like Birdy. Thankfully there are probably laws against this kind of thing now.
Things go off the rails towards the end, but we decided to keep it all in. Don't forget to check out Steve's Princess Mononoke music video mentioned in the podcast.
No furries were harmed in the making of this episode.
Additional Music used:
Aurora by Jonny Easton
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Next film on our list: The Boy in Blue (1986)
Nicolas Cage chases women, trains, and abortion clinics in his third big screen appearance, "Racing with the Moon (1984)." Set against the backdrop of World War II, this Cagey film certainly does not disappoint. Join us for an emotional discussion of this coming-of-age movie as we gush over Elizabeth McGovern as well as Nicky's lean physique and phenomenal tap-dancing skills. You'll discover why this fairly unknown Nicolas Cage gem may be a strong contender for our season finale's ultimate Cage-Match championship!
In this episode, the CAGEFIGHTERS investigate rumors about an upcoming remake of "Valley Girl" before reviewing Cage's second entry in the Cageverse: Francis Ford Coppola's "Rumble Fish" (1983). Experience Steve's tragic descent toward manic alcoholism as he chronicles RUSTY JAMES' fall-from-grace to the sultry sounds of ticking clocks, Mickey Rourke's soothing voice as MOTORCYCLE BOY, and the dismissive jeers from the jealous thug known as SMOKEY CAGE who will stop at nothing to steal RUSTY JAMES' street cred. Things get surreal in this rumble.
Recorded December 2, 2018.
Welcome to the first episode of Late Night (Nic) Cage Fight! We're Reece, Steve and Kevin -- three friends with a whole lotta love for all things CAGE, and quite a history just waiting to be revealed throughout our podcast.
Get to know us by our PREMIERE EPISODE where we dive HEADFIRST (I say this like 3 TIMES in the opening...) into that tubular classic flick, "Valley Girl (1983)," a true treasure of a movie replete with bitchin' bods, peanut butter sushi, epic St. Nicolas rants, and much much more.
Recorded November 9, 2018.
[Explicit Language: Not For the Kids!]