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‘Mom and Dad’ Film Review: Nicolas Cage Is Crazy for His Kids in Horror-Comedy

‘Mom and Dad’ Film Review: Nicolas Cage Is Crazy for His Kids in Horror-Comedy

The idea of a movie called “Mom and Dad” starring Nicolas Cage surely doesn’t conjure something warm and sentimental about hearth, home and parental love. If we’re honest, that base level of information doesn’t even make immediately clear which of the two roles Cage would play. A stronger impression of what lies in store might come from learning that the writer-director is Brian Taylor, half of the duo (credited as Neveldine/Taylor) who steered the Oscar-winner-turned-paycheck-punchline through “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” not to mention a handful of other hyperventilating action exercises (“Crank,” “Gamer”) steeped in the vernacular of genre junkiness. The...

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