Thursday Movie Picks: Child Actors Venturing Out of Typecasting

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week I’ll talk about child actors who ventured out of their formerly typecasted roles. Out of all the TMP posts this year, this one was hardest one for me. So, please bear with my rather weird choices!

#1 Swiss Army Man – Daniel Radcliffe

After growing up being Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe made a drastic change to his image by appearing in Swiss Army Man. Just check out the trailer and you’ll see what I mean.

#2 Sin City – Elijah Wood

After playing rather adorable and dorky characters for most of his career, Elijah Wood took a different turn with Sin City. The boy who played Huckleberry Finn and appeared in Oliver Twist and Flipper was probably killed by the guy Wood plays in Sin City.

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Book vs. Movie: Shutter Island

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It’s time for another Book vs. Movie post. In  Dennis Lehane famous thriller was turned into a movie by Martin Scorsese. But can this star-packed adaptation live up to the book?


The Plot:
It’s 1954. Two U. S. Marshals are sent to Shutter Island. A patient escaped from Ashecliff hospital for the criminally insane and is nowhere to be found. Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule investigate the disappearance but soon they are in over their head. Things are not the way they seem on Shutter Island…


Book vs. Movie:
Let’s kick off with the novel. It was a fascinating read that kept surprising you with a twisted plot that was hard to see through. I could hardly put the book down, as I was so intrigued to find out what would happen next. Especially the ending came as a huge surprise!
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Movie Mania: Catch me if you Can

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Today I have one of my favourite Leonardo DiCaprio movies for. He starred in many great production but this one is funny, sad and has his perfect antagonist: Tom Hanks! What makes it even more interesting: It’s based on the real story of Frank Abagnale…


The Plot:
The teen-aged Frank Abagnale has a wonderful but when his loving family seems to fall apart he takes drastic measures. His father loses his job and soon after his parents get divorced. Frank runs away. You’d think a young boy would run out of money soon, but Frank is clever. He begins forging checks and poses as a PanAm pilot. And that’s only the beginning… Continue reading

Movie Mania: Django Unchained

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You all know by know that I’m a huge Quentin Tarantino fan. But I completely escaped my notice, that I had never written about Django Unchained! That’s needs to be changed right away!


The Plot:
Bounty Hunter Dr. King Schultz acquires the slave Django to help him identify some of the guys he’s looking for. In exchange for that he offers Django his freedom. However, once the job is done, they become partners. Dr. King Schultz even agrees to help Django free his wife Broomhilda who is a slave at Calvin Candie’s plantation… Continue reading

Movie Mania: The Revenant

Today I bring you Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest movie. It’s another chance for him to win an Academy Award and the critics are more than enthusiastic. But is The Revenant really that good?


The Plot:
It’s 1832 and a group of trappers are on the hunt for pelts. They are guided by Glass, the most experienced hunter among them who know the area like the back of his hand. After they are attacked by some native Americans, the try to flee through the woods. However, Glass is severely wounded by a bear and barely survives. Two of the trappers and his son stay behind to take care of him but one of the trappers betrays him. Glass has to find a way to continue on his own – and take revenge. Continue reading