This Is How the Team behind Out of the Furnace Made a Shockingly Authentic Film

This Is How the Team behind Out of the Furnace Made a Shockingly Authentic Film

Out of the Furnace, released in 2013, is much more than a typical Hollywood revenge thriller. Although the story does involve a young man (played by Christian Bale) avenging his brother’s (Casey Affleck) murder, it has much more to say than viewers might expect from that basic summary. Out of the Furnace works because its… Read More…

This Is the Incredible Story behind the Making of The Fighter

This Is the Incredible Story behind the Making of The Fighter

The Fighter, released in 2010, is an inspiring film that tells the true story of Micky Ward, a Massachusetts boxer who overcame major life obstacles to reach his goals. The film succeeds by injecting a popular Hollywood genre with real-world emotion and stakes. It’s no surprise the movie ended up making such an impact on… Read More…

This Is Why The Taking of Pelham 123 Is a Standout Remake

This Is Why The Taking of Pelham 123 Is a Standout Remake

There are many legitimate reasons to remake a film. Often, filmmakers produce a remake because the original film had a strong concept, but the execution was somehow lacking. However, there are instances in which filmmakers can justify remaking an already strong movie. The Taking of Pelham 123 is one such example. Released in 2009, the… Read More…

This Is the Amazing Story behind The Bank Job

This Is the Amazing Story behind The Bank Job

The Bank Job, released in 2008, is a thrilling crime caper that demonstrates why heist movies can be so entertaining. Featuring dynamic performances by Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, and a rich supporting cast, the movie stands out by focusing on a location that Hollywood movies of this genre don’t often depict. Most Hollywood heist films… Read More…

What You Need to Know about How Robert De Niro Reinvented Himself

What You Need to Know about How Robert De Niro Reinvented Himself

Anyone who has been a fan of American movies for the past few decades knows that Robert De Niro is one of the most talented and accomplished actors in Hollywood history. However, many actors of his stature are content to be typecast. They’ve found which types of characters audiences enjoy watching them play, and they’re… Read More…

This Is the Amazing Way Cowboys & Aliens Defies All Expectations

This Is the Amazing Way Cowboys & Aliens Defies All Expectations

Cowboys & Aliens, released in 2011, does not follow a generic formula, which is why so many people love it. Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wilde, and a cast of talented character actors, the film’s title tells viewers essentially everything they need to know about the premise: this is a movie that takes… Read More…

Talladega Nights and Perfect Story Structure: What You Need to Know

Talladega Nights and Perfect Story Structure: What You Need to Know

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is a goofy 2006 comedy starring Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Leslie Bibb, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jane Lynch, and Gary Cole. The film reunites Ferrell with director and co-writer Adam McKay, with whom he previously worked on Anchorman. With that kind of talent behind and in front of… Read More…

This Is Why Movie 43 Offers Viewers a Unique Treat

This Is Why Movie 43 Offers Viewers a Unique Treat

Finding unique, major Hollywood releases is difficult. That’s understandable. Producing movies is risky. Most productions are major financial investments. Studios are often unwilling to take risks on projects that don’t have built-in audiences. That’s why most Hollywood films are based on existing properties. Those that aren’t still tend to follow a well-established format. That’s why… Read More…