The Unbearable Banishment: lowlights from the friday new york times fine arts/leisure section

Saturday, March 21, 2009

lowlights from the friday new york times fine arts/leisure section

A Chinese director is preparing an operatic adaptatoin of "Das Kapital" by Karl Marx...1

No, thank you.

Nicholas Cage as an astrophysicist...2


...a sequence in which he cuts back and forth between a woman giving birth and a soldier having a limb hacked off...3

Ugh! Hell no!

On a Swedish commuter train she broke into a fearsome improvised dance for an audicence of startled fellow passengers.4

Snigger. Pass.

Inerest blooms into camaraderie when the men discover a mutual love of the band Rush...5

Voilà! Finally! Jackpot!

1 From the Arts, Briefly column
2 Film review: Knowing
3 Film review: The Edge of Love
4 Art review: Projects 89: Klara Linden at MoMA
5 Film review: I Love You, Man


Anonymous Anonymous said...

nicolas cage as anything other than a liver-lipped, slack-jawed emo-boy is not credible...

March 21, 2009 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger kyknoord said...

How about Nicolas Cage as an astrophysicist in an operatic adaptation of Das Kapital gets a limb hacked off by a woman giving birth on a Swedish commuter train?

March 21, 2009 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Daisy: He used to have some acting chops. I wonder what happened? (Hint: cha-ching!)

K: ...while whistling Tom Sawyer and the entire flip side of 2112.

March 21, 2009 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger Barlinnie said...

There's something about Mr Cage's hair that makes me wannae buy him a big fuck-off pot of Brylcream, and stand there while he puts the lot on.

March 21, 2009 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger Digital Fortress said...

Nic Cage's forehead is spooky.

March 21, 2009 at 4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but he was good in the Weather Man

March 22, 2009 at 3:04 AM  
Blogger Jason Quinones said...

nick you need the money THAT badly???

oh well...

reading your blog often i've noticed that you're a theater buff. me and my wife went to check out a production of orwell's 1984 last night at the 59e59 theater (btwn park and madison) last night.

it's a very small minimalist production but it was very very good.(imho anyway) disturbing and powerful. without giving too much away the stage layout especially conveys the feeling of always being watched by big brother.

i believe tix are still at a preview price of $19.84.

worth checking out.if you're interested. just tought i'd mention it

March 22, 2009 at 7:40 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Jimmy: Occasionally, Mr. Cage wears outrageous, Jesus-like wigs. Take a look at this beauty.

DF: He has a Dr. Frankenstein’s monster forehead. Without the jagged scar.

Daisy: He was also good in Adaptation.

Jason: Yea, I’ve had my eye on that production. I didn’t know the tix were only $19.84! 59e59 is a nice venue. They get a lot of stuff from Britain/Ireland.

March 22, 2009 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Jason Quinones said...

adaptation was prob the last nick cage movie i paid to see. an amazing film too! why doesn't he go for more flicks like this??? i know the bank is in schlock like knowing but like i said earlier... does he need the money THAT badly??? are hair extensions THAT costly???

it was me and my wife's first time at 59e59 and i'd certainly go again. did notice that there was currently some irish and british productions playing there as well.

March 22, 2009 at 9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nicolas Cage in anything since Raising Arizona or Wild at Heart - pass.

March 22, 2009 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Barlinnie said...

If you're bald be proud of it.. don't cover it up for rying out loud!

Long hair makes him look like a freak.

March 22, 2009 at 5:34 PM  

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