This may not be exactly on-topic, but I inherited my girlfriend's uncles giant DVD collection with a lot of strange movies I've never heard of (and lots of 1999-2000 era pornography). One movie was a film starring John Travolta that I've never heard of called WHITE MAN'S BURDEN and is some kind of alternate universe where the civil rights movement was about white people instead of black people? I'm assuming this might be DTV, but I don't know. Has anybody seen this???
It did make it to theaters. I want to say I watched this and Toy Story the same day but I may be wrong. I don't really remember the movie too well except not liking it and thinking Travoltas accent/speech inflection he chose was really bad.
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Man, really loved the show this week. Patrick got me on a Cage kick but so far the only DTV titles I've watched are The Trust and A Score to Settle. Big fan of Trust, but wasn't so hot on Score and I must have started checking out a little early because I completely missed that twist. Blew my mind when you guys talked about it. I remember *SPOILERS* his death being mentioned and thinking I must've blinked and missed a quick murder scene. I know, clearly I was not paying close attention and probably didn't give the movie a fair chance. I agree Cage's performance is strong and I definitely plan to continue with his recent stuff. Same goes for Travolta, I think I'll watch Trading Paint when I get home tonight. Great stuff guys! This was really fun.
Great episode guys! Also, you guys definitely inspired me to check out a bunch of these. I’ve already kind of started down the Cage rabbit hole a bit in the past couple weeks, with The Trust and Primal. I’m excited to see more from both, because you’re definitely right, they both always at least seem like they are giving it their all and actually care about the movies they are in.
I prefer the Hannibal character in ManhunterIn Silence Of The Lamb, Hopkins PLAYS creepyIn Manhunter, Brian Cox IS creepySo, that my controversial opinion on the movie
Not that controversial. One was just a bigger hit than the other, so it's better known. They're both fantastic movies, and I wouldn't try to rank them, because they're different, and both great at what they're doing. Jody Foster is the best part about Silence of the Lambs. I never got the fascination with Hannibal. I mean, I kind of get it, but he's not the reason why the movie works so well. Or at least, not the main reason imo.
Travolta/Cage DTV? More like Travolta/Cage DTF!
Edit: Oh I need to watch most of these.
I'm not sure how to feel about Patrick's Nicolas Cage favourite actor thing. On one hand, I respect Patrick's opinion a lot, and so I'm going to watch his movies with more of an open mind than before. On the other hand, he's not someone I particularly enjoyed in the handful of things I've seen already.Honestly, I think I've been influenced a lot by the "ironic" love for him, and just never thought highly of him as a push back against that dumb "he's so crazy!" trend. Also, I don't think I've seen that many movies with him. Even Mandy, which is supposedly pretty good, I avoided because of him.I'm going to have to reevaluate things. Which is often not a bad thing. Thanks! Good podcast, even though I haven't seen any of those movies.
As Rocky put it so well, "If I can change, and you can change, everybody can change". Heck, we saw proof of it! The Russians were cheering for Rocky by the end!
As a counterpoint, in response to "You never know what's around the corner", Alan Partridge once said "more corners". I've only seen The Rock, Face Off (a long time ago) and the National Treasure movies. Does anyone have a Cage recommendation for someone isn't convinced?
the first thing I saw him in and realized he was doing more than I thought was 'bringing out the dead'. But with Cage it's more like, he certainly has his own interpretation of every character he plays, he certainly is not afraid to take chances and push the envelope, he certainly cares, and he is certainly certifiable.
My two recommendations would be Raising Arizona and Matchstick Men. Maybe Red Rock West too, which is a great southern noir with Cage playing a Robert Mitchum type.
Thanks for the recommendations! Noted.I participated in the Fthismoviefest when we watched Raising Arizona, but I ended up running a few errands during it.
This was an awesome episode. I watched Trading Paint for Junesploitation last year and really enjoyed it. I actually liked the lack of conflict... and Kevin Dunn deserved at least an Oscar Nom for Stumpy...