Nicolas Cage To Play Nicolas Cage In A New Movie

Nicolas Cage, the Oscar-winning actor known for his roles in Leaving Las Vegas and the National Treasure series, is in discussions to play himself in an upcoming movie.

That’s right, Cage is reportedly finalizing a deal to play himself in a movie called The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, which is a darn good movie title if you ask me. The meta-movie has the very best description. From The Hollywood Reporter:

The character is desperate to get a role in a new Tarantino movie while also dealing with a strained relationship with his teenage daughter. He also occasionally talks to an egotistical 1990s version of himself who rides him for making too many crappy movies and for not being a star anymore.

Amazingly, it continues:

The Cage character is also under a mountain of debt and finds himself forced to make an appearance at the birthday party of a Mexican billionaire who happens to be a fan of Cage’s work and secretly hopes to show him a script on which he’s been working.

Believe it or not, it gets even better. THR says Cage bonds with this man, but he later learns that he’s actually a drug cartel boss who kidnapped the daughter of a Mexican president candidate who is working for the US government on intelligence-gathering. “The situation spirals even more dramatically when the Mexican brings over Cage’s daughter and his ex-wife for a reconciliation, and when their lives are on the line, Cage takes on the role of a lifetime,” reads a line from the description.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent will also contain references to famous Cage movies like Leaving Las Vegas (for which he won an Oscar), as well as Face-Off and Gone in 60 Seconds.

Film company Lionsgate reportedly outbid companies like Paramount and HBO Max for the film. Tom Gormican (Ghosted, That Awkward Moment) is reportedly set to direct off a script from Kevin Etten (Scrubs, Workaholics).

Cage is going to be paid big-time for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, it seems, as THR says the actor should earn a payday in the range of what he was making for the National Treasure series and Con Air.

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2K Apologizes for Racist Social Media Posts Following Widespread Hack

2K has apologized for what it says was a social media hack of its Facebook and Twitter brand accounts, which resulted in offensive and racist comments being posted, according to Eurogamer.

“Social media accounts across the 2K label were compromised early Friday evening,” 2K said in a statement. “Unfortunately, offensive material was posted that does not reflect the values of 2K or our partners. We condemn these posts and apologise to everyone offended by the content.”

Various brands of 2K’s were impacted, including the WWE 2K, Borderlands, and Civilization official pages.

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My Hero Academia Season 4, Episode 5 Review

This review contains spoilers for My Hero Academia Season 4, episode 5, “Let’s Go, Gutsy Red Riot.”

The previous episode of My Hero Academia, “Fighting Fate” was the highpoint of the season so far, opening with some clever exposition and quick twists, and ending with an extended conversation between Deku and All Might that left us all feeling drained and moved in equal measure. However, the one thing Episode 4 lacked was a good, engaging fight scene. And so, almost as a way of rectifying that, Episode 5, “Let’s Go, Gutsy Red Riot” explodes out of the gate with an exhilarating midnight kaiju brawl. Two larger-than-life fighters have taken their disagreement to the streets and are wreaking havoc, Godzilla style, before quickly being dispatched by two heroes-in-training.

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Is a Classic Star Wars Planet in The Mandalorian?

Spoilers follow for the first two episodes of The Mandalorian.

With two episodes of Star Wars: The Mandalorian now available to stream on Disney+, and it’s second chapter being an awesomely action-packed and emotional adventure, fans are beginning to wonder exactly where this new saga is taking place.

What Planets Has the Mandalorian Visited?

Notably, on the series so far we’ve been to three planets – none of them named with title cards. There was the ice landscape where “Mando” caught his first bounty, the place where he turned in said bounty and got a new assignment from Werner Herzog’s “Client” character, and then the desert world he travels to, eventually discovering Baby Yoda.

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Welcome to IGN’s Daily Deals, your source for the best deals on the stuff you actually want to buy. Follow us at Twitter @igndeals.

We bring you the best deals we’ve found today on video games, hardware, electronics, and a bunch of random stuff too. Updated 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Black Friday is approaching, but several items have dropped in price already. Skip the Black Friday rush and snag some of these great deals early. Walmart’s Black Friday adscan just went up last night and several deals are already available.

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COD: Modern Warfare Leak Finds Tons of Battle Royale Details

A ton of details for what appears to be a new battle royale mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare have leaked, thanks to a data miner from the COD subreddit, and if you were a fan of Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode, you have a lot to look forward to.

Originally posted by Reddit user Senescallo (and reported by Eurogamer), the leak/data mine details a slew of new features, including a massive new map and an increased player count, and according to the leak it’s due out in early 2020.

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The Conjuring 3: Ed and Lorraine vs. the Werewolf

It’s been long-rumored that The Conjuring 3, which is now in post-production, would tell the tale of Bill Ramsey, also known as “The Southend Werewolf.”

Ramsey was one of Ed and Lorraine Warren’s famous paranormal cases from the ’80s, as the couple met with the afflicted man for exorcism purposes after decades of unexplained super-strong rage attacks and “werewolf” transformation reports.

While promoting his new WW II movie, Midway, with The Hollywood Reporter, Conjuring star Patrick Wilson gave an update about the third Conjuring movie, teasing feral and ferocious things to come.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield Controversy Explained

As the first mainline Pokemon video game released on a Nintendo home console, Pokemon Sword and Shield mark a new era for the franchise. But as it approached launch, the latest pair of Pokemon games became mired in controversies.

For the better part of the year, the Pokemon community has been engaged in a heated debate over the perceived quality of Sword and Shield. Concerns arose initially with an announcement that Sword and Shield’s Pokedex would be limited, with no way to transfer many old Pokemon to Sword and Shield. Concerns about character model animations and graphics followed, and the controversy heated up when leaked versions of Sword and Shield were datamined just ahead of launch.

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Pokemon Go Adds Galarian Weezing And New Sword & Shield Trainer Outfits

Pokemon Sword and Shield have officially launched on Nintendo Switch, and Pokemon Go is celebrating the occasion with some new Sword and Shield-inspired content. Not only can you now get trainer outfits based on the main characters in the Switch Pokemon games, you’ll also have your first chance to catch a Galarian Pokemon.

Following November’s Community Day, Galarian Weezing will appear in four-star Raid Battles. Unlike a typical Weezing, this Galarian variant is a dual Poison/Fairy-type, and it has smokestacks on its heads that resemble top hats. Galarian Weezing will appear in Raids from 2-3 PM local time, immediately following today’s Community Day. After that hour, the Pokemon will periodically appear in Raids, so you’ll still have a chance to catch it.

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As previously mentioned, Niantic has also added new avatar outfits for your trainer to Pokemon Go’s Style Shop. These are based on the default outfits worn by the male and female protagonists in Sword and Shield. You can read more details about the outfits and Galarian Weezing Raids on the official Pokemon Go website.

November’s Community Day runs from 11 AM – 2 PM local time today, November 16. This month’s featured Pokemon is Chimchar, the Fire-type starter from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. Throughout the event, the fire chimp will appear in the wild much more often than normal, and if you can evolve it all the way into Infernape up to two hours after the Community Day ends, it’ll learn the powerful Fire-type attack Blast Burn.

Niantic has plenty of other Pokemon Go events lined up this month. Starting November 19, the developer is kicking off a Supereffective Week, during which you’ll have your first chance to catch a Shiny Tentacool. Then, on November 26, the Legendary Pokemon Terrakion will make its debut in five-star Raids. Finally, Niantic is holding Pokemon Go’s first-ever Friend Fest starting November 27. You can catch up on all the latest Pokemon Go news below.

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