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Stories with person: Nicolas Cage
  • Critic's Notebook: Spring movies offer surprises 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:49 pm
  • NEW YORK - Sandwiched between the chest-thumping ambition of awards season and the swaggering spectacle of summer, spring movie-going is usually an afterthought, a limbo for films not bankable enough for July or highbrow enough for the Oscars. But it might actually be the best time of year for the movies. In springtime - particularly this year - the movies come alive.

  • Shape-shifting Cage and Green unite on 'Joe' 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:22 pm
  • NEW YORK - For the haunted, hard-living Texas ex-con of "Joe," David Gordon Green was looking for a modern-day Robert Mitchum, someone with an old-fashioned kind of rugged masculinity with an underlying innocence. He thought of Nicolas Cage.