Category Archives: Casting

Why The Best of Me Is a Perfect Nicholas Sparks Adaptation

Why The Best of Me Is a Perfect Nicholas Sparks Adaptation

Nicholas Sparks has written many popular romance novels, a number of which have been adapted into popular films. It’s easy to see why readers enjoy these books. They don’t merely offer the kind of wish-fulfillment that so-called “trashy” romance books rely on. Nor do they exclusively rely on likeable characters to earn the praise of… Read More…

The Amazing Ways Act of Valor Celebrates Navy SEALs

The Amazing Ways Act of Valor Celebrates Navy SEALs

Military personnel have served as film protagonists since the early days of cinema. Some films have managed to successfully honor their sacrifices, while others fall short of the mark. While there are a number of reasons why these films either succeed or fail, it’s important to pay attention to the behind-the-scenes choices that the filmmakers… Read More…

This Is Why Movies Like Oculus Matter

This Is Why Movies Like Oculus Matter

Horror films don’t merely need to be entertainment. In many cases, they give relatively young talent an early opportunity to show what they’re capable of. After all, making a horror film isn’t easy, regardless of your role. Directors need to exercise exacting control over the events on screen, ensuring the tension mounts at the ideal… Read More…

This Is How Death Race Brought Back a Forgotten Genre

This Is How Death Race Brought Back a Forgotten Genre

Death Race, 2008’s remake of/prequel to the 1975 cult classic Death Race 2000, is the kind of sci-fi movie that rarely gets made these days. In the past, films like The Terminator and Robocop were relatively common. These movies depicted bleak visions of the future, packaged in adrenaline-fueled entertainment. However, what’s most unique about these… Read More…

This Is What Reboots Can Learn from The Wolfman

This Is What Reboots Can Learn from The Wolfman

If you follow film industry news, you may know that Universal’s attempt to reboot their classic movie monsters and develop a shared universe similar to that of the Marvel Cinematic Universe may need some changes. Although it is absolutely possible to turn these properties into winning movies, the people involved in the project appear to… Read More…

This Is Why The Family Has a Perfect Cast

This Is Why The Family Has a Perfect Cast

The Family is a 2013 black comedy about a mafia family that tries to start over in France after joining the Witness Protection Program. Although there is much to praise about the film, the team behind it deserves special credit for appreciating the importance of smart casting. The black comedy genre is difficult to get… Read More…

This Is Why 3 Days to Kill Is An Ideal Action Thriller

This Is Why 3 Days to Kill Is An Ideal Action Thriller

When action thrillers work, they join the ranks of some of the most entertaining films ever released: Die Hard, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and The Fugitive. However, it’s no secret that these movies often fail to engage audiences. That’s because, too often, the filmmakers behind them focus on the wrong elements. While any movie… Read More…