Something I have been thinking of recently - why is it that recent big budget films centring on kids (Harry Potter, Narnia) almost always have terrible child actors, and yet there have been and are decent child actors out there (Jodie Foster, Dakota Fanning, Chloe Moretz, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale).
Do you think it's that for the big franchises they are poor at selecting films (going for those who will look good on the posters rather than those that can act) or do you think that it's more to do with the filming process making these kids better on smaller films (better direction, more time to teach them, etc.)?
The new Narnia film actually looks like it could be quite well made, but as soon as the kids start speaking in the trailer it just sounds awful.
Just seen Magnolia on UnknownKing321's recommendation. Great shout - that film was amazing! Even if it is 3 hours long and the ending is completely WTF.
Finished watching Scott Pilgrim Vs The World a few minutes ago. I can't remember a film that I've enjoyed that much in a very very long time.
The child actor in Where the Wild Things Are was really good
Anyone watching The Amityville Horror in ITV? Haven't seen the original (yet) but I'm quite enjoying it!