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Old 12-17-08, 03:11 PM
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Know1ng (Proyas, 2009): Nicolas Cage

Director: Alex Proyas
Release Date: 20 March 2009 (USA)
Genre: Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Plot: A teacher (Cage) opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.



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Nicolas Cage
Rose Byrne
Chandler Canterbury
Ben Mendelsohn

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Is it just me or does this look like Shyamalan minus Shyamalan? Not that that might be a bad thing, and I am waiting for a Proyas film to match Dark City, but I'm getting tired of watching the world getting destroyed.

Plus, I can't understand how Nicolas Cage still gets work.

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Old 12-17-08, 03:39 PM
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Ughh. Nicolas Cage again!? I'm so sick of him.
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Originally Posted by Fanboy View Post
Plus, I can't understand how Nicolas Cage still gets work.
Simple for every bomb he has (Next, Bangkok Dangerous, Wicker Man) he has a commercial or critical hit (National Treasure 1&2, Adaptation, Matchstick Men)

Not a huge fan, but he does hit every now and then.
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Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
Searching for "Knowing" and "Know1ng" turned up nada.
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Originally Posted by Fanboy View Post
Searching for "Knowing" and "Know1ng" turned up nada.
Didn't try "Proyas" eh? You would've found it

Yeah, the search function isn't the best and you gotta try a couple different angles.
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Old 12-17-08, 04:37 PM
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Looks like the Sixth Sense and Signs all rolled into one.
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Old 12-17-08, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Fanboy View Post
Searching for "Knowing" and "Know1ng" turned up nada.
Never use DVD Talk's search engine, it's terrible. Use Google.
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Old 12-17-08, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by sauce07 View Post
Simple for every bomb he has (Next, Bangkok Dangerous, Wicker Man) he has a commercial or critical hit (National Treasure 1&2, Adaptation, Matchstick Men)

Not a huge fan, but he does hit every now and then.
Of all the films you named, only "Adaptation" and "Matchstick Men" are one's he should be proud of. And "The Weather Man". All the others just plain suck and are embarrassing given what a good actor he can be.
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Old 12-17-08, 06:47 PM
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Nic Cage

This guy.
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Old 12-17-08, 07:13 PM
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Plus, I can't understand how Nicolas Cage still gets work.
As bad as a hefty portion of his (particularly recent) films have been, I can't recall ever thinking that a movie was made any worse by his presence.

The confusing thing is how, at this point, he isn't better able to navigate between the good scripts and the bad ones -- I don't think anyone would put forth that something like Next or Bangkok Dangerous would've been a masterpiece if only the casting were different.
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Old 12-17-08, 07:43 PM
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Fanboy, do you use the same spell checker as Usainuk?
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Old 12-18-08, 12:27 AM
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Didn't they already make this movie, called The Number 23?

Seriously though, I think I'm one of the few people who like Nic Cage and this looks interesting.
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Nic Cage is a good actor - he just has had some really shitty movies over the past 10 years. I doubt this will be any different.
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Originally Posted by Fanboy View Post
Searching for "Knowing" and "Know1ng" turned up nada.
It's the quotes. For some reason the search function sees " as part of the word. So if the title is "Knowing" it won't find it by typing in Knowing.

I'm up for anything by Proyas, but I'm still on the fence about Nic Cage in this.
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I'm still waiting for Cage as Fu Manchu. Yeah, that.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
Didn't try "Proyas" eh? You would've found it

Yeah, the search function isn't the best and you gotta try a couple different angles.
Truth be told, I didn't know it was Alex Proyas until I had already created the thread.

I found out when doing the IMDB search.

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Fanboy, do you use the same spell checker as Usainuk?
Don't blame me! Blame the studio execs who wanted to make the movie "relevant" or whatever.
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He's ugly. Some of his movies are okay though.
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He's ugly. Some of his movies are okay though.
There you have it.
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Re: Know1ng (Proyas, 2009): Nicolas Cage

4 stars from Roger Ebert:

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/...IEWS/903189991
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Re: Know1ng (Proyas, 2009): Nicolas Cage

Ebert has such a hard-on for Proyas
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Re: Know1ng (Proyas, 2009): Nicolas Cage

I forgive him for I, Robot.
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Re: Know1ng (Proyas, 2009): Nicolas Cage

Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
Ebert has such a hard-on for Proyas
Yeah, I'd take his review with a grain of salt... I'll still be there tomorrow but my expectations are in check.
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Re: Know1ng (Proyas, 2009): Nicolas Cage

I haven't been a fan of Cage's recent movies -- I do plan on checking this out though.
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