Friday, December 05, 2008

Knowing That This Isn't the Place

So, we were at the movies last week seeing, yes, Twilight (which didn't suck, really, and if I were still 14 I'd be all over it). We saw a trailer for an upcoming Nic Cage movie called Knowing. Never heard of it. But it piqued my interest that it supposedly opens in Lexington (Mass.) in 1959. As a current resident, I know for a fact that Nic Cage didn't shoot a movie anywhere near my house in the last two years.

Then, in the "now" part of the movie--which has something to do with a buried time capsule, a secret coded page that predicts future disasters, patterns underlying EVERYthing in the universe, yadda yadda--the action moves to "Logan Airport." And I know for a fact that Nic Cage didn't shoot a movie in Boston in the last two years, either. At least not this one.

And based on the trailer (which my husband promptly dubbed "lame looking"--he's a mathematician, and it really bugs him when movies center on how EVERYthing has to do with patterns, no room for randomness), Lexington doesn't seem to have anything to do with it. Or Boston, really. So--where filmed? Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne, Boston. Boston, Melbourne. Yup--I get those two mixed up all the time, don't you? For one thing, we all say "bee-yah" instead of "beer," right?

(On the plus side, the director, Alex Proyas, made Dark City, one of the best movies ever. Knowing still looks pretty lame, though.)


Blogger Fraulein said...

Nic Cage is one of those actors who can Go Away Now. What has he done lately that's been any good?

8:09 PM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

Um...Moonstruck was, what 1987? Ya got me, F. Bye, Nic!

10:45 AM  
Blogger Fraulein said...

I'll always love Moonstruck, even though neither I nor any other Italian I know has any clue why they drop sugar cubes in the champagne in that movie. It's like they decided to invent a quirky "ethnic" tradition out of thin air!

10:01 AM  

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