Trash or Treasure: Volume 16/Nic Cage Month #3 – Outcast
Oh hello, didn’t see you there. Welcome to Trash or Treasure in the midst of our Nic Cage Month special where my friend Ally and I watched the non-American release, Outcast. Starring everyone’s favorite Anakin Skywalker, Hayden Christensen, the film tells the story of two crusaders who find themselves thrown into a brotherly feud in an unnamed kingdom (China). Easily found on the Netflix, the only thing I know about the film before it starts is the picture of the cover that shows Nic Cage with an extreme amount of head hair. It’s not the most attractive cover, and yet we push onwards.
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Hello all and welcome back to the Nic Cage month special here at Trash or Treasure. This week we take a look at 2007’s Next, found easily on Netflix. This movie, also starring Julianne Moore and Jessica Biel (two pretty solid actors), features the man, the myth, the legend as a small-time magician who happens to be able to accurately forsee a short way into the future, and thus is wanted by the FBI and a crime syndicate for his future seeing abilities. The plot seems infallible, and is based off a story written by Phillip K. Dick, so what could possibly go wrong? You know we’re gonna find out.
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Welcome dear reader to Nic Cage Month at Trash or Treasure. All four volumes of Trash or Treasure this month will be movies that prominently featuring Nic Cage, and this week we start with one of my personal favorites: National Treasure. While this might make me a little biased, it felt like the right to start with not only my personal favorite, but what might be his most well known film. The movie, also starring a whole plethora of great actors like Harvey Keitel, Diane Kruger, and Sean Bean, tells the story of Benjamin Gates and his pal Riley Poole as they search for the famed Templar’s Treasure. The film sits in my mind pretty well, so let’s see how it holds up today for Trash or Treasure.
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Hey my dearest readers! Before we get started I wanted to mention that this upcoming month of April is designated as “Nic Cage Month” here at Trash or Treasure. This means for four straight Thursdays you will get only the primest of Nic Cage content delivered to you through the Trash or Treasure format you know and love. Hope you enjoy! Now, your featured presentation:
Hello all and welcome to Trash or Treasure lucky number thirteen where we’ve struck gold! Not literal gold, but the 2016 Matthew McConaughey film Gold. The film, based on a real life event, is about a prospector who teams up with a geologist to find gold in Indonesia. The two most apparent things about this film from what I can tell are that Matthew McConaughey appears to be partially bald and that the film was nominated for best original song. I’m not sure how either of these things fit in with this film, so let’s jump on in.
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Trash or Treasure: Volume 12 – Undercover Grandpa
Welcome to this week’s Trash or Treasure where we spend time talking about the mysteries of life: what what does it all mean? Why are we here on Earth? What is love? Baby don’t hurt me…ahem. Just kidding, we’re looking at deep Netflix find Undercover Grandpa. This film stars James Caan clearly with nothing better to do, Jessica Walter from Arrested Development and Archer fame, and a bunch of people who probably signed on to a movie because they got James Caan. The movie is about a teenager who’s girlfriend is kidnapped, so he enlists his ex-CIA grandpa to help him find her. The plot sounds interesting enough, and so let’s get started.
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A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell!
Welcome my dear friends to this week’s Trash or Treasure where we take a look at the spectacularly titled A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell!. Starring Paul Guzzi, Linda Gorwin, and a myriad of other people you’ve never heard of, the film is a 1990 Troma Film telling the tale of a young woman living in a post-apocalyptic world who finds herself in a battle against, among other things, dinosaurs. So far in our Trash or Treasure life we’ve seen two Troma films: Decampitated and Feartown USA, which ranged from very bad to very good. This made it hard for me to make expectations for this film, though, with a title like that, I knew I was in for something special.
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Dukes of Hazzard
This week on Trash or Treasure I had some technical difficulties, so here we are watching 2005’s Dukes of Hazzard. This film, starring Stifler from American Pie, that one dude from Jackass (no not that one), and the woman who ruined “These Boots Were Made for Walking”, is about the three Duke cousins as they tear up Hazzard county to the chagrin of Boss Hogg. The TV show, while questionable in its stance on race, was decent enough and I had heard only mediocre things about this film. It came through when I was in a desperate bind for a film, so it can’t be that bad right?
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This week on Trash or Treasure, I sat down with my friend Ally to take a look at the second Troma Film to grace Trash or Treasure: Feartown U.S.A. The 2014 film, easily found on YouTube, centers around a party celebrating the fictional St. Blevins Day, and some supernatural and murderous occurrences that happen around the party. The film was once featured on Achievement Hunter’s Theater Mode Movie Club, and based on our last experience with that type of film, my expectations going into this film were set as high as Decampitated would let me. This is also a good time to mention that the film deals heavily on the topic of suicide, so if that is a trigger to you, please stop reading, and enjoy one of the other Trash or Treasure films at your disposal.
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Hello all, and welcome to volume six of Trash or Treasure where we look at the mysteriously yet obviously named Premature. This Netflix find tells the story of a high school student Rob who finds himself in a Groundhog Day-esque time loop that starts over every time he ejaculates (hence the title of the movie). The film, much like last week’s The Babysitter, has no super famous people, save for a poor Alan Tudyk who was somehow pulled into this movie. Last week I pulled a bit of treasure out of Netflix, so going into this film I was cautiously optimistic.
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Not even Netflix originals are safe as this week we look at The Babysitter. In this 2017 film, a 14 year old boy who’s afraid of many, many things has a babysitter brought in by his overprotective parents only to find out that she wants to sacrifice him to Satan. The film doesn’t have any big name actors, except maybe Bella Thorne, but the film was directed by McG who brought us the Charlie’s Angels movies and Terminator Salvation. Since I found this film when Netflix recommended it to me after watching Zombeavers, I had sarcastically high hopes.
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