It’s time for another Nic Cage episode of The Last Row Podcast! Drew and Badway give their take on the unfriendly skies of Con Air. Topics include: Cage hair, bad accents, prison fathers, and much more. The guys also compare and rank the best all-time airplane movies, and finish with some listener mail.
National Treasure is not only a movie, but the perfect way to describe Nicolas Cage. The Last Row Podcast recognizes this fact, and re-visited the action/adventure classic for this week’s episode. Topics include: Nic Cage as a cryptologist, Sean Bean as potentially the worst financier and an even less effective murderer (or the best attempted murderer?), Jon Voight’s obvious disinterest in playing a non-slimeball, the improbable love connection between Cage and Diane Kruger, and much more. The episode wraps with speculation on another sequel, and an exercise in swapping Cage’s roles with recent Oscar winners.
The Last Row Podcast turns thirty episodes old! Drew and Badway celebrate by discussing and enjoying the Cage/Travolta masterpiece, Face/Off! Key topics include: that weird face-touch move the Archers do, Castor Troy’s villain box of goodies, the absurdity of using a Wilhelm Scream on a toe shot, preserving Travolta’s face in a bowl of water, and pointing out the OBVIOUS reason why a wife could tell her real husband isn’t in bed with her. Eventually, the guys get serious and analyze the number one rule of surviving a Mexican Standoff, question the accuracy of moviebodycounts.com, and argue whether a speedboat or an airplane is a better getaway vehicle.
Why hasn’t Badway seen The Godfather movies yet? Did Drew cry at the end of The Dark Knight Rises? These burning questions and more are explored in a special “mailbag” edition of The Last Row Podcast. Get to know your hosts as the guys answer listener emails and give insight into who they really are. From their tales working in the “film industry” to learning which movies make Badway weep, this special episode is a window into the souls of two genuine movie lovers. Above all else, we finally get an answer to the age old question: which Nicolas Cage movie features his most ridiculous hair style ever?
This week Drew and Badway discuss Nicolas Cage’s greatest movie (of year 2000), Gone in 60 Seconds. The guys analyze the feasibility of stealing 50 cars in one night, “screw-up” younger brothers, traditional car thief hairstyles, and the street value of abstract art made by crime bosses. They also debate the possibility of a Nic Cage / Angelina Jolie on-set romance, Raymond Calitri’s place on the villain scale, and Detective Castlebeck’s general awfulness at detecting, policing, and/or officiating.