Watch "The Numbers Station" Trailer To See Just How Far John Cusack Has Fallen
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Watch The Numbers Station Trailer To See Just How Far John Cusack Has Fallen

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | February 13, 2013 | Comments ()


High Fidelity, Say Anything, The Grifters, Grosse Point Blank, One Crazy Summer, Better Off Dead? What the hell happened to John Cusack? Is he the Rob Reiner of actors: Brilliant first half of a career that falls off a cliff in the second half? Is it that no one wants to work with him? Has his script-choosing judgment been clouded? Have the right-wing conspiracy theories damaged his brain? What is going on? It was America's Sweethearts, wasn't it? Playing opposite Julia Roberts gave him brain damage. Such a shame to throw away a perfectly good white boy.

Anyway, now he's following up The Raven and a series of other misfires with The Numbers Station, one of NINE films he has set for release in 2013. Will any of them be any damn good? If the trailer for The Numbers Station is any indication, it seems highly unlikely. It's about a former black ops agent and the young woman (Malin Akerman) he's assigned to protect fight for survival after a surprise attack.

Cusack actually utters the line, "YOU HAVE TO CRACK THE CODE."

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  • AMY

    A movie about a numbers station could be awesome, cause those things are creepy as fuck. Sadly...this will not be.

  • Lindsey Gregory

    Please tell me he doesn't fall in love with Blond Girl #68 at the end because I sweater gawd... I will cut off a finger!

  • Joe Gordon

    I used to like Cusack, until I noticed that uber shitmurdle Jeremy Piven kept showing up in his films.
    Then I found out Piven and Cusack grew up together and are life long friends who always try and make a part for each other in their movies/projects.
    Then I found out Cusack is an even bigger douche in terms of being an egomaniac, which is saying something.
    Cusack can get fucked in his butthole.

    He is scum.

    He is filth.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Wow. You are nothing if not consistent.

  • Falstaff

    Is it directed by someone whose last name is Barfed? It does have Liam Cunningham, and he's in my reading the phone book category with Michael Gambon, so this is my dilemma as nothing else looks at all worthwhile.

  • AudioSuede

    Well, we can't forget that he was actually pretty great in Grace Is Gone, and for all their faults, 1408 and Hot Tub Time Machine were pretty fun. I'm not ready to give up on the 'Sack just yet.

  • Any time we can blame Julia Roberts, I'm on board.

  • linnyloo

    ...And, as usual, Malin sounds sedated.

  • SnowMan

    How good would this movie be if it had been made as the "24" movie?
    Instead of Cusack and Akerman, you've got Jack Bauer and Chloe O'Brien trapped in that station. "Dammit, Chloe! There's no time! You have to crack the code!"

  • The Paperboy was so, so bad. I couldn't even watch the whole thing. Thank goodness it was a rental and I didn't pay movie ticket prices for it.

    You know, I used to say, "I love John Cusack!" when people would talk about his movies. I think it was really more a case of "I love Lloyd Dobbler!" or "I love Martin Blank!" or pick any Cusack film prior to (and including) Runaway Jury. I realized not too long ago that it's probably been 10 years since he made a movie that I even liked him in, let alone loved.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I love Walter "Gib" Gibson. I wonder what he's up to. Those flannel sheets would be really soft by now.

  • JJ

    It's time you face the truth, Dustin: Joan is the superior Cusack.

  • pumpkin


  • Having followed him on twitter it's obvious Cusack has never been very bright. He just got lucky the first half of his career.

  • ragebear!

    Yeah, I've hated him ever since the first movie I saw with him: the one where he's a hitman? I fucking hate John Fucking Cusack.

  • AudioSuede

    Say whatever you want, Grosse Point Blank is one of the most underrated movies of the 90s, and a damn fine film.

  • fribbley

    That movie is a top 5 all-time for me.

  • Jerce

    Malin Akerman

    Say no more.


  • Arran

    Numbers stations are kind of a cool, creepy, mysterious thing.

    I'm thinking none of those adjectives will apply to this film.

  • lorent

    He's turning into Nic Cage.

  • KateNonymous

    And there's the answer. Con Air was the beginning of the end.

  • Nic Cage

    Calm down, he hasn't sunk as low as me

  • AudioSuede

    He's also going to be in a movie with Nic Cage this year.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Nope, Cage still makes some movies I want to see. Kick Ass and Bad Lieutenant chief among them.

  • Holly Martins

    Sloppy and confusing trailer.

    Almost as confusing as the repeated attempts to market John Cusack as "the smart american hero". He's no Harrison Ford

  • KateNonymous

    These days, Harrison Ford is no Harrison Ford.

  • Blake

    Cusack has been dead to me since 2000 and has been on a downward spiral since High Fidelity.

    But he has 11 projects in 2013 so Hollywood obviously doesn't feel the same.

  • milpool

    Does John Cusack really have nine films coming out this year? I'm so close to finishing my challenge to watch every film he's ever been in, which already became pretty brutal in the early 2000s (though the mid 90s were pretty though - every watch City Hall or Map of the Human Heart? eugh). Don't tell me I have to add another nine to the list before the year is out.

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