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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call...Do I Really Have To Type ALL This?

Bad-lieutenant-nicholas-cage I had a choice this weekend. I could've gone to the theater and watched The Backup Plan or just stayed home and watched Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans. That choice is like having a delicious dinner followed by just the right amount of ice cream so that your palate is cleansed but not so much that you feel bloated and gross or being forced to pay someone $1000 to crap in your mouth. I went with Nicholas Cage on this one. He was the "ice cream" choice for those new to metaphors.

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans has such a long title, that when I type it, by the time I get to "New" I'm usually all "Oh FUCK this!" in my head and then I start making up shorter titles that make more sense.  Like Bad Lieutenant: Who Gives A Shit About Secondary Titles or Bad Lieutenant: No Harvey Keitel's Wang This Time or Bad Lieutenant: Werner Herzog is A Crazy German. But in the end I decided not to because not everyone would know what movie I was talking about and by that point I was coming down of the wicked, stale marshmallow Peep© buzz I was on so I figured "Why bother." and then I had a tall glass of milk. So now everything is all better except when I pee all I can smell is cotton candy.

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I TOLD you! Ghost Rider was misunderstood! It was a morality tale! Oh Jesus Christ! Nevermind!

Back to the movie. Nicholas Cage seems to continue his trend of being awesome again in it and proves definitively that he is the Meryl Streep of playing drugged-out psychotic police officers with a bad addiction to pretty much everything and little-to-no societally-driven moral compass. His Lieutenant McDonagh makes Jame Gumb seem like a contestant on Project Runway. And if you think I deserve some kind of award for squeezing a Silence of the Lambs reference into this review by way of a fashion reality show, than believe me, I agree completely. Write to your congressman or whatever.  I promise to always remember the little people who got me there until it becomes troublesome.

The movie was directed by terrifying German, Werner Herzog, who has been known to feed his talent to bears in previous outings, so by way of comparison having to deal with a storyline that involves invisible pretend drug iguanas and break-dancing ghost hit-men must have seemed like a no-brainer. I imagine the first question Eva Mendes asked during her audition was "Will you be feeding us to bears?" and when the answer came back "No." she was probably so relieved that the 2-minute long extreme alligator close-ups in Bad Lieutenant: Port of blah blah blah seemed like a good idea.

I know this movie came out a while ago, and maybe you've already heard about it, but it really is worth mentioning how excellent it is because Cage, who I am referring to by last name because my girlfriend says I need to sound more "reporter-y", shines so brightly in this type of off-beat, off-kilter role. Sure there was a storyline in there. Something,something murder of a family, drug-trafficking, New Orleans...I don't know. I didn't watch it for the story. I watched to see what he was going to do next. If Nicholas Cage could just peel himself away from the Bruckheimer films he would be a premier talent in American Cinema. Or an unstoppable spirit force from beyond the grave.

Not really. I just want something to be an unstoppable spirit force from beyond the grave and he was close by.






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TwoBusy

"(Nicholas Cage) is the Meryl Streep of playing drugged-out psychotic police officers with a bad addiction to pretty much everything and little-to-no societally-driven moral compass."

2010 Winner: Best Use of Meryl Streep Not Actually Involving Meryl Streep

Miss Yvonne

I can't watch anything with Nicholas Cage. Only because I can't stop staring at his weird hairline long enough to focus on the movie.




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