We have a winner!
Congratulations to Tad Smith, winner of the free date with Voreblog! Tad correctly guessed that the first Nic Cage movie we watched together was The Rock, where Nic played the role of Dr. Stanley Goodspeed. Dr. Goodspeed is an FBI chemical weapons expert with the know-how to disarm VX gas warheads. But he’s also kind of a wuss — until, that is, 81 innocent civilians are taken hostage on Alcatraz and Goodspeed is paired with the grizzled ex-con John Patrick Mason (Sean Connery), the only person ever to escape Alcatraz. The hostage-taker, Brigadier General Francis Xavier Hummel, is played by Ed Harris … who devoted Cage fans will remember from his role as the baddie Mitch Wilkinson in another Nic Cage blockbuster, National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets. In that film, Harris plays a man who uses Cage to discover Cibola, the lost city of gold, by conning Cage into believing he is descended from conspirators in the murder of Abraham Lincoln. (When will Ed Harris learn?)
So congratulations to Tad for winning a free date with Voreblog.* He was not at home earlier tonight when we pulled up with TV news cameras, a giant cardboard check and Ed McMahon, and therefore could not be reached for comment.**
Even though we won’t be paying for your ticket, we hope you’ll still join us tomorrow night for a special viewing of Knowing, which we’ve unabashedly called the worst movie of all time.
Kenwood Towne Theatre. Seven o’clock in the food court. (Movie starts at 7:15.) Don’t forget — it’s five dollar Tuesday! If you do plan on coming, could you kindly RSVP in the comments field? If we’re going to be stood up, we’d like to brace ourselves in advance.
* = Consolation prize goes to our runner-up: sister/sister-in-law Ellen, who guessed Peggy Sue Got Married, the second Nic Cage movie we watched together. Ellen, should you be able to attend Tuesday night, we will buy your popcorn.
** = Reached by phone after this posted, Tad regretfully informed us he is working Tuesday night and cannot attend. He did, however, appreciate the irony that he of all people would win a free ticket to see a Nic Cage movie. Tad officially has the right to pick another winner in his place. Let the bidding begin.