The Rise Of Nicolas Cage


Nicolas Cage is regarded as an A list Hollywood actor having received a Golden Globe, Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild Recognition. He was born to a father of Italian descent and a mother of German and British roots on 7th January, 1964. Although his birth name is Nicolas Kim Coppola, he changed the last names for professional purposes. Since Nicolas was an avid fan of a comic book character known as Luke Cage, he changed his surname to ‘Cage’ long before he burst into the limelight. According to him, the reason for the change of name was because he did not want people giving him favors knowing he was the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola, a famous movie director.

At just the age of 15 years, Nicolas Cage was passionate about playing an acting role which prompted him to study theater at Beverly Hills High school. However, Cage was so zealous to start a professional acting career that he dropped out of high school at 17 years. Afterwards, Cage landed his first television gig in 1982 which he played a minor role in the comedy film, ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’. Not satisfied with a minor role, Nicolas Cage became more aggressive in search of a major character portrayal. In doing so, Nicolas Cage unleashed a series of remarkable stunts such as getting his teeth pulled off, swallowing a live cockroach, slashing his arm and destroying a random remote controlled auto-mobile owned by a street trader all in the name of getting a vital role in a movie. The aggression paid off and landed Cage some of his earliest career character portrayal in movies such as Birdy, Racing with the Moon, The Cotton Club and Vampire’s Kiss.

It was only after playing a suicidal alcoholic Hollywood writer in the 1995 movie ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ that Nicolas Cage won an Academy Award. The critically acclaimed movie gained him a wider audience which corresponded with interest from major mainstream Hollywood movies the following year. In 1996, he appeared in ‘The Rock’ while in 1997 he appeared in other high budget Box Office blockbusters such as ‘Face/off’ and ‘Con Air’. Later in 2002, Nicolas Cage received another Academy Award nomination due to his performance in ‘Adaptation’ although he did not win the accolade.

In 2004, Nicolas Cage featured in ‘National Treasure’ Disney movie acting as Benjamin Gates, an enthusiast treasure hunter. The release date of the third installment has not yet been announced, but executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Nicolas Cage have publicly acknowledged that plans are underway to release National Treasure 3. The plot of the first movie centers on the Gates Family who are in pursuit of ancient treasure concealed by the founding fathers of America. Together with his father, girlfriend and sidekick, Benjamin Gates embarks on a mission to find the ‘Declaration of Independence’ before it lands on the wrong hands. The second installment, ‘National Treasure; Book of Secrets’ was released in 2007 and it is a continuation of the original film. The second film includes more mystery as it is revealed there is a secret journal passed down for generations from the first president to the current president. Further, new information reveals that Ben’s great grandfather, Thomas Gates, was involved in assassinating Abraham Lincoln. To prove his family’s innocence, Benjamin Gates sets on a mission to kidnap the current president of the United States in order to access the secret journal.

2014 Disney Movies


Disney are the pinnacle of movie production companies, they have the imagination to create anything. Take Disney World for example, no one apart from Walt Disney himself was able to imagine somewhere so happy that people from all around the world would plan years in advance to visit.  This inspired imagination stretches into the movies we see and love today.

Cinderella 2015

A girl, Ella also called Cinderella possesses the purest heart living in a harsh world full of evil stepsisters and an evil stepmother on a mission to destroy Ella’s life. The girl, Ella becomes one with a clean heart. When she encounters the prince he transforms her lifestyle to a better life with glass shoes and a little assistance from her godmother who was fairy of course.

When Ella’s father departs on his final business trip, the two horses at the carriage he leaves in do not have a white patch on their legs. When the carriage moves into the road, the camera shifts back to Ella, the horses each possess 4 white legs and are certainly the same pair of bay hackney horses that carries Ella’s father home in the disclosed scenes each horse having a wide blaze on its fore and four white stockings. The same pair of very different horses appear just for a while at the starting of the king’s ball, while everybody is arriving.

When Ella’s father suddenly passes away, Ella finds herself at the mercy of her harsh stepmother together with her daughters. Without opting to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes starts to change after bumping into a dashing stranger.

Tomorrowland Movie – 2015

This is an epic science fiction movie directed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Tied by a shared destiny, a bright optimistic teenager full of scientific curiosity and a previous genius boy inventor jaded by lack of illusion starts on a dangerous mission to reveal the secrets of an imaginable place, a place in space and time that is found in their overall memory, Tomorrow land.

Whatever they are required to do there transforms the world and their lives eternally. Tomorrow land promises to move crowds on a thrill journey of no-ending adventures through new dimensions that only exist in imagination and dream forms.

Big Hero 6 – 2014

Big Hero 6 trailer 2014 is an official movie trailer, an action-carrying comedy adventure from Disney Walt Animation Studios .A group of 6 legends are assigned a responsibility by the government to protect the country.

“Big Hero six” is an action-carrying comedy-adventure on robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who is catapulted into the middle of a risky plan and should change his intimate companion a robot, Baymax and a wide group of friends into a band of super-tech heroes. Intelligent robotics, prodigy Hiro Hamada finds himself in the hands of a criminal plan that threatens to ruin the high-paced, super-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the assistance of his intimate companion a robot, Baymax, Hiro combines forces with a non-zealous team of amateur crime fighters on a move to salvage their city.

Dinsey’s Bears – 2014

Disney’s Bears Trailer 2014 – Official movie trailer is an epic story of breathtaking measure portrays a year in the life of 2 mother bears as they teach life lessons to their beautiful young cubs.

On a mission against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their move begins as winter ultimates and the bears appear from hibernation to face the harassing cold. The world outside there is fantastic though risky as the cubs playfully descends the mountain carrying with it an emerging threat of avalanches. As the season shifts from spring to summer, the brown bear families should cooperate together to manage food, finally feasting at a richly salmon run, while keeping safe from predators including an always-present wolf pack.

Top 5 Movies Of 2014

While I get my first proper post put together you can see the top 5 movies of 2014.