Out Of Character

Typecasting is a bit of a dirty word. Some actors are good at what they’re good at, that’s not a weakness, it’s a strength. I like actors that can display a bit of range, but excelling in one field is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s nice though, when actors demonstrate exactly what they can do when taken out of what we would assume to be their “comfort zone.” Amongst my favourite films are the ones that subvert my expectations of what an actor is capable of, and show me that despite their proficiency in one particular role that they also have the power to surprise.

Advanced Warning: This article goes dark fast and stays that way. The films in this article are mostly rated for adults, but they are also perfect examples of actors at the height of their talent. Continue reading “Out Of Character”

Treasure Planet vs. Titan AE

We all know the basics of Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1883 novel Treasure Island, a lonesome kid with an absentee father and who craves adventure gets his opportunity when a stranger blows through town and hands him a map. There begins a treasure hunt destined to go down in history, hampered by the betrayal of a father figure driven by greed, all coming to a climactic moment when the treasure is eventually found and the traitorous father figure shows he’s not all that bad in the end.

Imagine all of that… IN SPAAAACE! Continue reading “Treasure Planet vs. Titan AE”