Two! Count em! Two months in a row with a timely episode! But… also two months in a row where Merder and Justin agree that the movie was not good… but how was Nic? That is the question!
Is Nicolas Cage a legitimate acting genius?
An utter piece of silver screen trash?
Or somewhere in between?
Like the film or not, Trapped in Paradise was at least much more fun to discuss for the Cagematchers this month and it lead to Justin picking one he knows at least HE loves for next month in David Lynch’s Wild at Heart… even if this month’s film had him so frazzled he referred to Laura Dern as Helen Hunt.
We hope you enjoy this holiday special (or holiday not-so-special, as it were)… even if you don’t enjoy the movie, or even Nic Cage!
And as a bonus, the episode closes out with a track from UK grindcore band Cage, the song is entitled “Trapped in Paradise” and is inspired by this movie. It’s loud and obnoxious and oh-so-much better than this movie!
SPECIAL THANKS to The O’Mulligans for allowing us to use their fantastic track “Cage Rage” as our new official theme song! Listen to “Cage Rage” on Bandcamp and support the band!
Follow us on Instagram at @cagematchpodcast to be a part of the show. We’ll have polls for next month’s CAGE-O-METER rating, future giveaways, and much more. You can check out Merder, Justin, and The Farsighted over there too.
We’ll see you next month with Wild at Heart, a great excuse to dive into some David Lynch and revisit young Nicky, who we encountered in episode 1 of the podcast.