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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’ Composer on Crafting a “Multi-Genre Score of Nick Cage”

Composer Mark Isham wasn’t the first choice for the Nicolas Cage semi-meta action-comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, but he was the right one. Isham had sent in his reel when the call for a composer first went out, but when he didn’t score the job, the award-winning musical mind behind countless films — […]

‘The Bad Guys,’ ‘Sonic 2’ Bury ‘Fantastic Beasts’ at Weekend Box Office

In more good news for the family box office, DreamWorks Animation and Universal’s The Bad Guys easily won the weekend with an estimated $24 million, more than enough to topple Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, according to Comscore. Bad Guys, an action-comedy about a wickedly smart group of crooked animals, has already earned $63 […]

‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’ Filmmakers Detail How to Get Nicolas Cage to Star in a Movie About Nicolas Cage

[This story contains minor spoilers for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.] Nicolas Cage offered a suggestion to filmmakers Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten. It came while filming The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, the movie where Cage plays a fictionalized version of himself. He approached writer-director Gormican and writer Etten prior to filming a […]

Events of the Week: ‘The First Lady,’ ‘The Flight Attendant’ and More

As Hollywood events return to full force in New York and Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including red carpets for The First Lady, The Flight Attendant, Severance and Magic Johnson doc They Call Me Magic. Severance finale event Stars Patricia Arquette, Britt Lower, […]

Nicolas Cage on How ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’ “Invited” Him Back Into Comedy

For his latest role, Nicolas Cage is playing himself playing himself — sort of — in the multigenre Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, an experience he says invited him back into comedy. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter during the New York special screening of the Lionsgate, Saturn Films and Burr! Productions film held at Regal […]

Nicolas Cage’s ‘Unbearable Weight’ Gets Rare Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Score, a Career Best

Nicolas Cage is getting some of the best reviews of his career … for playing Nicolas Cage. The actor’s new comedy, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, currently has a rare 100 percent critics‘ score on aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. The reviews follow the film’s world premiere at the South by Southwest festival on Saturday […]