Daniel Radcliffe

I'm having a moment with Daniel Radcliffe lately. I've always loved him (he's Harry frickin' Potter!) and caught up on his latest projects last month. While none of these blew me away, I enjoyed them all and you have to admit, the guy has range. 

I think What If is Daniel's first romantic comedy, right? It's predictable and quirky, but he and Zoe Kazan have great chemistry and great dialog. I thought it was cute and I'm not even a rom-com fan.

Horns was weird. Like, really weird. This horror/romance/fantasy/mystery was not at all what I expected. I can't say that I actually liked it, but Daniel's performance was really good and I was impressed by his American accent!  

Kill Your Darlings is a based on the lives of Beat poets Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, and Lucien Carr and their involvement in the murder of David Kammerer. It was sad, and slow at times, but I loved the cast performances.

A Young Doctor's Notebook is a British TV series with only four episodes per season. Jon Hamm plays an older version of Daniel, recounting his days as a brand new doctor at a hospital in a remote Siberian village in 1917. If that sounds weird, it's because it is. It's odd and hilarious, sometimes gory, and a little aimless, but Jacob and I both really liked it.

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Daniel has become one of those actors I'll watch in anything. I can't wait to see him in all his upcoming projects.

Victor Frankenstein, Oct 2015 The classic story is told from Igor's perspective. Daniel plays the troubled young assistant with dark origins who explores his friendship with the young medical student, Victor Von Frankenstein (James McAvoy). 

Now You See Me: The Second Act, June 2016 One year after the events of the first film, Arthur Tressler's son, Walter (Daniel), seeks to bring The Four Horsemen to justice after his father's imprisonment. Also starring Michael Caine, Lizzy Caplan, Mark Ruffalo, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson, and Jesse Eisenberg.

Game Changer, 2016 This BBC factual drama tells the tale of one of the most controversial video games of all time, Grand Theft Auto. Daniel plays GTA-creator and Rockstar co-founder Sam Houser, while Bill Paxton plays the anti-video game lawyer he battles with.

Young Americans, TBD Dane DeHaan plays a young Karl Rove vying for the position of chief campus conservative under the guidance of Lee Atwater (played by Daniel), in this indie buddy road-trip comedy. Yeah, you read that right. Also starring Amanda Seyfried.

Brooklyn Bridge, TBD Daniel will play out the trials and tribulations of Washington Roebling's life after the engineer was left to oversee the building of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge in the 1860s, following the death of his father John Roebling (Ben Kingsley). Brie Larson will play his wife, who we all know was a significant part of the story.


Karen Peterson said...

Some of these sound really interesting.

I really wanted to see Horns but haven't gotten around to it yet. I should make it a point to get to that one really soon.

As long as it's not The Woman in Black, I'm willing to give him a shot in anything he does.

(Oooh, and I figured out the No-Reply thing and fixed it!)

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

I haven't seen him in anything other than HP. I should remedy this because I really like him.

Did you catch his interview on Fallon? It wasn't his most recent one, but the one before that. He learned an American accent from watching wrestling as a kid. He loves The Rock and wants to do a movie with him. It cracked me up hearing him talk about this.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

He weirds me out. I'm not sure why. I've never seen him in anything.

I do have the Hamm series on my list to watch. For Hamm though, not Daniel!

Jana @ Jana Says said...

I'm VERY excited for the second installment of Now You See Me, although more for the rest of the cast. I like Daniel Radcliffe, and he has mad rap skills, but he's just very blah for me.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I also loved the Young Doctors Notebook is was bloody funny