Five of Nicolas Cage’s Best Movies

Born as Nicolas Kim Coppola, American actor Nicolas Cage’s Hollywood acting career has spanned more than three decades. Over that time, Cage has been recognized for his successes on screen with a host of film awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actor and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. Throughout his career, Cage has attracted controversy off-screen for multiple failed relationships and, more recently, real estate and tax issues. While Cage has been sorting out his legal problems, he has appeared in a number of smaller roles. However, 2013 is shaping up to be a big year for Cage, as he has many large budget releases coming out. Whether any of these films catapult Cage back into the limelight remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure-he is known as one of America’s finest modern-day actors, particularly for these five performances.

“National Treasure”

In 2004, Nicolas Cage took on the role of Benjamin Franklin Gates, a historian and treasure hunter. In the film, Cage’s character is the descendant of a line of treasure hunters. During the initial scenes, Cage is ridiculed for his belief that the founding fathers hid national treasure in the early nineteenth century. Cage and his companions travel across the nation to find a series of clues that may potentially lead them to find this alleged treasure. Cage’s performance was well received by moviegoers, and the film became the highest-grossing movie of his career. A sequel was made a few years later, and “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” surpassed expectations, performing even better at the box office than the original. Studio bosses obviously see potential in continuing the franchise, and a third and a fourth film are currently in the pipeline.

“Lord of War”

Cage changed things up when he took on the role of Yuri Orlov, an arms smuggler, in “Lord of War.” Cage’s character is based on many different personalities, but it is generally accepted that Orlov is supposed to be Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. Cage’s performances as actor and narrator were commended by many human rights groups for raising the issue of international illegal gun sales. While the film was not a huge success at the box office, many film studios bosses recognized that the sensitive and sometimes troubling situation of illegal gun smuggling may have not been for everyone’s tastes.

“World Trade Center”

Directed by Oliver Stone, “World Trade Center” is a stark reminder of on the events of September 11, 2001. Unlike the typical disaster movie, “World Trade Center” does not focus on the terrorist events that took place. Instead, the film is about hope and a battle for survival. Cage plays John McLoughlin, a Port Authority Police officer tasked with traveling to the towers to try to help people escape. In the midst of their rescue efforts, McLoughlin and his partner become trapped under some rubble. The bulk of the film is about McLoughlin’s, and his partner’s, efforts to survive-and their eventual rescue.

“Ghost Rider”

In 2007, Cage took on one of his most daring roles yet: Johnny Blaze, a motorcycle rider who becomes the Ghost Rider in order to get his soul back. “Ghost Rider” was panned by film critics before its release, but the film did surprisingly well at the box office. Johnny Depp was originally considered for the lead role; however, Cage found out about the role and, due to his strong interest in the film’s character, cut a deal with movie executives to play the lead. Thanks to the movie’s success, “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” was made five years later.

“Leaving Las Vegas”

Based on a novel written by John O’Brien, “Leaving Las Vegas” focuses on a suicidal alcoholic who enters a relationship with a prostitute. During production of the film, the author of the novel committed suicide. Despite this, production on the film continued, with the finished movie released in honor of John O’Brien’s life. Nicolas Cage plays Ben Sanderson, who goes to Las Vegas to live out the last few days of his life. However, Sanderson forms an unlikely friendship with a prostitute (Elisabeth Shue). After the film’s release, movie critics praised Cage for his performance, and while the film was nominated for multiple Academy Awards and Golden Globes, only Cage actually took home a trophy for this tour de force.

Decorating a Movie Room

The development of technology leads the development of the gadgets that you can use in many ways. One of them is by using the gadgets for homes. In this case, the gadgets that are used in for homes such as home entertainment centers complete with surround sound.

You can set the gadgets in the room where you and all member of your family will be able to spend your time in this place. The place that is decorated to entertain the whole family is called home theater. In this place, you can watch movies, listen to the music and enjoy other favorite shows.

Furthermore, there are some things that you must think about when you want to decorate your home theater so that it will be a nice place in your home. By having a good decoration of home theater, you will feel comfort when you are enjoying the entertainment inside it.

The first thing that you must do before decorating a home theater is decide the location in your home. The location must have enough space to place all the equipment and accommodate the seating. The room should not be next to the bedrooms and the workplace so that the sound that comes out from this place is not disturbing. In this case, you have to be able to choose the correct place so that you will get the maximal convenience from it.

After deciding the location of the home theater, the next thing that you must think about is arrangement of media equipment. In this case, you have to be able to arrange all the equipment, the seating, and the furniture for your movie room. To make it easier, make a layout before you buy the equipment and the furniture will be very helpful.

The painting of the movie room comes in the next thing that you must consider. For the best, it is better for you to paint your home theater with dark color of paintings. Dark color will be very supporting to movie watching. It is very good to eliminate the absorption of light. Additionally, you can add the movie designs like camera and other movie designs. This addition will make your movie room will be a like with the real theater.

After the room is ready, start the installation of the equipment of the home theater such as the TV, the speakers, DVD, the projector and the screen if you do not use the TV and other equipment. Make sure that everything is perfectly installed and work well so that you can use the movie room anytime.

The next things that you must do after everything is set are making a good lighting for your home theater, doing the furnishing such as ad the seating and adding the accessories to make your home theater close to the real theater.

Those are some things that you can do to decorate a movie room. You will have a nice place to spend your time with your family by decorating it in the part of your home.

Most Popular Movie Posters

Choosing those movie posters that are just right for the walls of your game room, office, movie room, etc is a very personal thing. What movies have you enjoyed over the years? What movies have made a real impact on you? Well, there are a few movies that a lot of people were impacted by and are our best selling posters. Here’s our list of the top selling movie posters:

Twilight
The vampire saga has really struck a cord with the young public and this same public wants posters of the movies.

Star Wars
All of the Star Wars posters sell very well but the original poster from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is by far the best seller.

Jaws
Jaws is a horror classic that will never die. It struck such fear in the movie goers in 1975 no one can let it go. One of the only movies I’ve ever seen with 100% critic approval on Rottentomatoes.com.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Breakfast at Tiffany’s posters and Audrey Hepburn posters in general are always sought after. Audrey Hepburn has a classic elegance that people will always admire.

Pulp Fiction
The ultra cool characters and dialog of Pulp Fiction remind me why Quentin Tarantino is such a household name at this point. Plus Uma Thurman sure looks good laying down smoking that cigarette.

Scarface
And of course there is Scarface. Scarface posters are in such high demand we have over 50 variations. Pacino hit a home run with this mega cult classic.