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Nicolas Cage's Wax Figure Is Creepy Looking

January 30th, 2012 11:00am EST
Nicolas Cage
Let's face it. Nicolas Cage is a little creepy. If it's possible, his wax figure is creepier than he is. The actor unveiled his lookalike at Musee Grevin in Paris on Sunday.

Cage stars in the upcoming film "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance." The sequel to 2007's "Ghost Rider" finds Johnny Blaze (Cage) summoning his infernal alter ego to help rescue a 10 -year-old boy from the Devil incarnate.

The actor also wants a sequel to his 2006 movie flop "The Wicker Man." The film was widely criticized, but that hasn't stopped Cage from considering playing Edward Malus again.

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Inexplicably, Nicolas Cage Wants A 'Wicker Man' Sequel

January 29th, 2012 3:30pm EST
The Wicker Man
Nicolas Cage is keen to make a sequel to his 2006 movie flop "The Wicker Man."

The actor received nothing but criticism for his role in the remake, which barely broke even, but that hasn't stopped him from considering playing Edward Malus again.

He tells Empire magazine, "I would like to hook up with one of the great Japanese filmmakers, like the master that made Ringu, and I would like to take The Wicker Man to Japan, except this time he's (Malus) a ghost."
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31 Days Of Horror Week 3: 'Rocky Horror,' 'Body Snatchers,' & More

October 23rd, 2009 10:41am EDT
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
With the Halloween fast approaching, Starpulse contributing writer Kris King is watching a horror movie that has passed him by for every day in October. This week Kris does the time warp with "Rocky Horror," gets turned into a pod person

with "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," and gets generally freaked out by "The Vanishing."

October 15 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

The culture behind "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" has always sort of lingered on the edge of my awareness. I knew it was there, I knew people liked it and I knew it involved dressing in drag and spanking each othe...
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31 Days of Horror - Week 2: 'Paranormal Activity,' 'Drag Me To Hell,' More

October 16th, 2009 11:49am EDT
Paranormal Activity
With the Halloween season in full swing, Starpulse contributing writer Kris King is watching a horror movie that has passed him by for every day in October. This week, Kris experiences

Paranormal Activity, gets dragged to Hell, and watches Bill Paxton kill people with an axe.

October 8 - Paranormal Activity (2009)

Horror movies don't really scare me. They can be tense or gross, funny or creepy, but it's rare when I lose much sleep over them. Paranormal Activity is different. Paranormal Activity is scary. Even if you don't believe in the supernatural, the film's brutally slow accumulati...
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When Good Actors Do Bad Movies

August 7th, 2009 9:20am EDT
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra
Entering theatres with a torrent of bad buzz, "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" has all the makings of a big-time flop - not necessarily a shock given the thin source material.

What is surprising, however, is the appearance of indie stalwart and critically acclaimed actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the role of Cobra Commander. It's not the kind of fare he's normally associated with, but he isn't the first good actor to show up in a bad, bad film.

Why does this happen? There are myriad reasons, but these are the most popular:

Material temptation: It's not easy turning down a $20 million ...
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'Prison Break' Recap: Someone Dies, Lincoln Sweats, Michael Saves the Day

September 9th, 2008 10:29am EDT
Prison Break
Last week's lengthy, exciting, confusing and show-changing season premiere effectively (or ineffectively, depending on how you look at it) put the Sona storyline to rest and brought the action back to the U.S. New characters were introduced; both heroes and villains. There were awkward, inexplicable reunions, shocking losses, hasty exists, and of course the obligatory Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) brawl. So, how was the follow-up, now that the story arc of the season has been established? Pretty solid, even if it did lack an appearance from everybody's favorite Revlon Girl (Jodi Ly...
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Is Nicolas Cage Washed Up or Just Making Bad Decisions?

September 5th, 2008 10:40am EDT
The Wicker Man
In 1996 Nicolas Cage stood on stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and accepted his first, and currently only, Oscar for his tour de force performance in Mike Figgis' Leaving Las Vegas. This past year, while starring in Neil LaBute's ill-fated remake of the British horror classic The Wicker Man, Cage, donning a grizzly bear costume, punched a woman in the face.

There are two sides to Nicolas Cage-the go-to superstar with the droopy eyes and smug demeanor and Cage the talented, easily forgotten actor. Unfortunately the latter, Academy Award winning Cage persona is a distant memory a...
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Point/Counterpoint: Should Hollywood Stop Remaking Classic Films?

January 18th, 2008 1:45pm EST
Rob Zombie
Over the years many classic movies have been remade. Don't get me wrong, some of those remakes have been really good. But the majority of the movies have been really bad.

These days, special effects are being taken to a whole new level, but that's not always a good thing. One of the main reasons these films are classics is because CGI was in the distant future. People loved the original "Godzilla" because you can see the man in the Godzilla costume crushing a cardboard box, also known as Tokyo.

There are few movies that have scared me, and one of those films was the 1978 movie "Ha...
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'Basic Instinct 2' & 'Little Man' Lead RAZZIE Nominations

January 22nd, 2007 11:57am EST
Basic Instinct 2
Voters for this year's 27th Annual RAZZIE Awards had dozens of films to choose from. Heading the list of "Worst Achievements in Film" this year is Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct 2 and Shawn and Marlon Wayans in Little Man. Joining these films in the "Worst Picture" category are M. Night Shyamalan's Lady In The Water, Wicker Man and Bloodrayne.

The Wayans brothers and 'Wicker Man's Nicolas Cage will be competing for "Worst Actor" of 2006 against last year's "winner" Rob Schneider in Benchwarmers, former TV funnyman Tim Allen, with a trio of terrible titles (Santa Clause 3, Shaggy Dog a...
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New Movies on DVD, Dec. 19

December 19th, 2006 8:00am EST
Lady In The Water
Need a last-minute Christmas gift? Then check out this week's large list of DVD releases. Lady in the Water centers on a superintendent named Cleveland who discovers a magical sea-nymph in a swimming pool. In My Super Ex-Girlfriend, a guy makes the mistake of dumping his superhero girlfriend. Invincible is about an average guy who becomes a football star. In A Scanner Darkly, a cop is ordered to spy on those he is closest to, screwing up his sanity. Also check out the dance flick Step Up, the indie favorite Little Miss Sunshine, the horror remake The Wicker Man or the political drama All ...
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Opening September 1: The Wicker Man

September 1st, 2006 5:53am EDT
The Wicker Man
In The Wicker Man (photos), a young child has gone missing and it's up to a kindly but haunted sheriff to travel to the remote island community where she was last seen and solve the lingering mystery of her disappearance in director Neil LaBute's updated reworking of Anthony Shaffer's 1973 cult horror classic. Continue summary...

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Leelee Sobieski, Ellen Burstyn, Molly Parker & more
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Fall 2006 Movie Preview: Horror Films

August 17th, 2006 4:00pm EDT
The Wicker Man
Fall officially begins Sept. 22, but The Wicker Man (Sept. 1) deserves a spot on the list of upcoming creepy movies. In this remake, a young child has gone missing and it's up to a kindly but haunted sheriff (Nicolas Cage) to travel to the remote island community where she was last seen and solve the lingering mystery of her disappearance. The sheriff’s investigation is repeatedly stalled by the highly secretive, neo-pagan community that inhabits the island, and he soon discovers that there are still some cultures that refuse to play by the rules of modern society.

In The Covenant (Se...
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