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Nicolas Cage Weekend - Army of One (2016)

Director: Larry Charles

Writer: Rajiv Joseph, Scott Rothman (Screenplay)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Russell Brand, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Denis O’Hare, Rainn Wilson, Will Sasso

 

Plot: An American civilian sets out on his own to find Osama Bin Laden. 294 more words

Comedy

Review: Army of One Wastes a Solid Premise on an Exceedingly Annoying Nicholas Cage Performance

It’s about this guy, a Colorado construction worker with failing kidneys, who repeatedly goes over to Pakistan with nothing but a sword and night vision goggles and a loose plan to find and capture Osama Bin Laden because a dream told him to do so. 1,055 more words

Film Reviews

Happy Birthday: Larry Charles

Larry Charles

Born: December 1, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

He is best known as a staff writer for the American sitcom Seinfeld for its first 5 seasons, contributing some of the show’s darkest and most absurd story-lines. 94 more words

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"Army of One"

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The preposterous true story of Gary Faulkner is brought to the big screen by “Borat” and “Brüno” director Larry Charles in “Army of One,” a loony, wacky and absurd comedy. 872 more words

2016 Film Reviews

'Army Of One' Captures Nic Cage At His Most Deranged (Which Is Very Deranged Indeed)



Army of One,
starring Nic Cage in an adaptation of the real-life tale of Gary Brooks Faulkner, a kook who traveled to Pakistan on a self-described mission from God to try to capture Bin Laden, presents Hollywood with an interesting conundrum: How do you heighten a story for dramatic/comedic effect when the truth is already barely believable? 1,141 more words

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Film Review: Army of One

“NOW MY DAD USED TO CALL ME A JACKASS WHEN I WAS A KID. AND AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS AN INSULT. AND THEN I REALIZED IT WAS A COMPLIMENT BECAUSE JACKASSES ARE TRUE, HARD-WORKING, AND LOYAL!” 881 more words

Film

Film Review: 'Army of One'

In 2012, I was invited to participate in Sight & Sound magazine’s “greatest films of all time” poll. For a film critic, that’s an awesome honor — and an even greater responsibility — and for some reason I’ll never fully understand, I second-guessed my choices at the last minute, withholding my all-time favorite movie (“Fargo”) and submitting “Borat” in its place. 949 more words

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