How Daniel Radcliffe Can Beat the Post-Franchise Blues

by Ethan Alter February 2, 2012 10:21 am
How Daniel Radcliffe Can Beat the Post-Franchise Blues

With the new horror movie The Woman in Black, Daniel Radcliffe takes his first big step beyond Harry Potter, the decade-long film franchise that made him a household name. Transitioning from that kind of a long-running and/or hugely popular series to other roles can be an enormous hurdle for an actor. For assistance, Radcliffe can study the career trajectories of the following performers, each of whom left the security of an established franchise -- which, in many cases, rocketed them to stardom -- behind for less familiar standalone projects.

Indie Snapshot: Kill Your Darlings and CBGB

by Ethan Alter October 16, 2013 1:17 pm
Indie Snapshot: <i>Kill Your Darlings</i> and <i>CBGB</i>

The former Hogwarts pals go their own ways in two new (and not very good) movies.

The Woman in Black: Straight Outta Hogwarts

by Ethan Alter February 3, 2012 6:10 am
<i>The Woman in Black</i>: Straight Outta Hogwarts

Let's face it, the real reason so many people are curious about the new horror movie The Woman in Black is because they want to know whether the film's star Daniel Radcliffe is going to become the next Harrison Ford or the next Mark Hamill. In case you've somehow managed to avoid both bookstores and multiplexes since 2001, the 22-year-old British actor has spent the past ten years of his life playing boy wizard Harry Potter in the blockbuster film franchise based on J.K. Rowling's gazillion-selling book series. And while he's had other roles in between Potter installments (he appeared in the 2007 Australian drama December Boys, lampooned himself on Extras and played two well-received runs on Broadway), The Woman in Black is being watched extra closely as it's his first solo starring vehicle since the eighth and final film hit theaters last summer. So what's the verdict on the future of young Master Radcliffe?

I Want My DVD: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

by Ethan Alter May 22, 2012 6:00 am
I Want My DVD: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

McG declares war on audiences looking for a good action comedy in This Means War.

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