For those of you unawares, residing beneath a rock or two, Taylor Kitsch’s first love is hockey. Typical of a Canadian born and bred gent in Kelowna BC circa 1981, he ran ‘round with a stinky bacteria-filled duffel bag before an injury knocked him out of the player’s circle jerk and onto the street of NYC first as a model, then a certified nutritionist and trainer and finally as a thesp.
With an unyielding disdain for carbs, Kitsch initially caught the attention of panties (non-gender descript, please) when in The Covenant, his goods graced the silver screen covered only in a not-so-polka-dot bikini bottom. Though still lacking in his intake of carbs, he has since gone on to prove his worth in the critically acclaimed Friday Night Lights, and the heartbreaking true story of photojournalist Kevin Carter in The Bang Bang Club. In an age of apathy, this later film is an absolute must-see.
Sidebar: I will once more go on record as saying that FNL is the best acted, directed, written show in the history of television. Its struggle to remain on-air, and its subsequent cancellation is a reflection of today’s reality that good taste is absolutely dead.
In the interest of full disclosure, there was another film in which Kitsch is billed; a film I rented and watched,one which I paused repeatedly with mouth agape after I’d stopped laughing a very embarrassed laugh: Snakes On A Plane. If ever you require comedy gold, this movie is for you. As for Taylor’s role, the only information you need is that he removes his shirt and gets busy in a confined space, like a proper good boyfriend should.
Also, there was X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which – for a comic girl lover such as I – was a sum of its failures, only because it was poorly organized as a film, and not because of the actors involved.
2012 promises to be an exciting year for Taylor, with three highly anticipated films soon to be released. Starting with John Carter of Mars (trailer below), moving right into Battleship, and ending squarely with Oliver Stone’s Savages.
Early buzz for John Carter is solid. Nerd Herd comic lovers, myself included, are excited by the amazing CGI and landscape created for this film. If they have remained true to story, this movie should sell itself accordingly. My only fear is Taylor’s voice. I noted this years back while watching him on FNL: He can not yell and always sounds hoarse. To be John Carter, he needs to possess a masculine yell-y voice. If not, he may sound as a little boy playing a man’s game. I am in his corner and want for him to succeed, so prey that they have worked some magic in the sound editing room.
Battleship on the other hand? What can you expect from a movie based on an old board game? As expected, the trailer has endured a different reception than John Carter. I would be lying if I didn’t mention that the trailer made my eyes bleed. I would also be lying if I didn’t tell you that I might pre-purchase my tickets, to beat out all 12 other viewers, and see it on opening night because Taylor plays a lunatic navy human person and what girl doesn’t like a violent brute who mocks carbs on the regular?
Most anticipated for many of us, however, is Stone’s Savages, both for Stone himself, and also for a storyline so outlandish that it’s perfect for the big screen. The film is about drug trafficking, which to a Canadian boy from the West Coast, should feel just like home.
- He wears a special mystery around his neck, on a rope (like a soap, but nothing like it). He has never shared what it is or its significance. For this reason, and because I am an over-sharer, I think it’s a bottle-cap and he has an over-active imagination.
- TBD: With the shearing of his head, he has yet to prove that he is not a modern day Samson.
- He protects the family jewels beneath Saxx Underwear.
- And for the record, in case it’s not abundantly clear: I love Taylor Kitsch and wish for his star to shine high, bright, with neither sex nor drug scandal for years to come.
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