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Episode #269: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

May 4, 2022

May the Fourth be with you! Yes it’s that time of year again for the fake national Star Wars day. Listen to the pod, Matt explains. Today the guys discuss the latest Nicolas Cage movie The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Bonus Sith topics include IPA addicts, Top Gun Maverick is coming, and The Rock for President.

Have you ever wanted to see the most Nicolas Cage movie Nicolas Cage has ever made, yes? Then  The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is a not miss film. This meta comedy stars Nicolas Cage as Nick Cage channeling his many roles over the years. Cage is hired by a rich superfan, Javi played by Pedro Pascal, to attend his birthday party. The film quickly turns into its own action thriller as the CIA and drug lords get involved.

 The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is a really fun adventure that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Pedro Pascal and Nicolas Cage have excellent chemistry and clearly had a blast filming this movie. Is this flick for everyone, no, but it is well worth a watch especially fans of action, comedy, and Nick Cage. Mike and Matt both agree  The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent earns a respectable 3.5 out of 5 Reels.     

For next week’s podcast we continue going to the theaters (for those of you counting that’s 3 weeks in a row!) to catch the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Thanks for listening and reading to the end of our show notes. Chat at you next week!

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