Category Archives: Action

This Is Why Immortals Is a Perfect Hollywood Epic

This Is Why Immortals Is a Perfect Hollywood Epic

The “sword-and-sandals” film is a classic Hollywood genre that encompasses a number of famous pictures like Spartacus, Clash of the Titans, and 300. However, unlike many other genres, like westerns or romantic comedies, this type of film is rare. This is likely because it can be difficult to get right. Because these movies usually depict… Read More…

Why You Need to See Hunter Killer

Why You Need to See Hunter Killer

Hunter Killer, which is set to be released worldwide later this year, promises to be an exceptional action thriller. While there’s no shortage of these types of movies, those that ultimately stand the test of time benefit from certain key advantages that are directly related to the decisions made by the filmmakers. Hunter Killer will… Read More…

Why Masterminds Is the Perfect Crime Comedy

Why Masterminds Is the Perfect Crime Comedy

Generally, crime movies—especially those based on true events—are fairly serious in tone. It’s difficult to make a funny film about characters breaking the law. And yet, some filmmakers are able to achieve this goal with extremely entertaining results. Released in 2016, Masterminds is an example of a film that manages to make audiences laugh while… Read More…

This Is Why MacGruber Is One of the Best Films Based on an SNL Sketch

This Is Why MacGruber Is One of the Best Films Based on an SNL Sketch

In the past, several recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketch formats have spawned major motion pictures. Some have been successful (Wayne’s World), others (It’s Pat) less so. Granted, it’s not easy to take a character that works in a short, three to five-minute sketch and try to make him or her sustain a full-length… Read More…

3 Things That Charlie Wilson’s War Did Right

3 Things That Charlie Wilson’s War Did Right

Charlie Wilson’s War is a 2007 film that tells the true-life story of the CIA’s influence in Afghanistan during the Cold War. Directed by Mike Nichols, written by Aaron Sorkin, and featuring an all-star cast that includes Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, this Relativity Media film is proof that political drama can… Read More…