TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - June 28, 2018
The late George P. Cosmatos directed some of the most iconic action movies of the 80s like Rambo: First Blood Part II , starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, and Cobra, starring Sylvester Stallone as Marion Cobretti. His son Panos is also a filmmaker, who created the trippy 2010 film Beyond the Black Rainbow, and now he's back with his long overdue follow-up, Mandy, starring Nicolas Cage and Andrea Riseborough.
It seems like a gritty, down and dirty genre exercise that might accidentally make its way to the multiplex for one weekend in early September. However, the film played to rave reviews at this year's Sundance Film Festival and, along with Mom & Dad earlier this year, seems to be a return to crazy, screaming, blood covered Nicolas Cage of old.
This looks like one weird, nutty movie with lots of crazy stuff happening. That's pretty much in line with Cosmatos' Beyond the Black Rainbow, which plays like THX-1138 meets Blue Sunshine meets Lost's Dharma Initiative. If nothing else, this film is going to bring us Nicolas Cage's first on-screen chainsaw fight, which seems like more than enough reason to check it out. Mandy opens in select theaters on September 14, the same day as Shane Black's The Predator. Choose wisely.