Category Archives: Suspense

Why Shark Night 3D Is One of the Most Fun Movies You Can Watch

Why Shark Night 3D Is One of the Most Fun Movies You Can Watch

Hollywood films typically fall into familiar genres, with filmmakers taking stories and inserting them into formulas that audiences expect. However, these genres aren’t always basic classifications like “the western movie” or “the gangster film.” Sometimes the genre has more to do with the type of experience filmgoers have when they go to see it. For… Read More…

Why You Need to See 3 of Christian Bale’s Best Performances

Why You Need to See 3 of Christian Bale’s Best Performances

Although he technically began acting as a child, it took a relatively long time for Christian Bale to catch the attention of a wide audience. Although he slowly but surely earned viewers’ attention in films like Little Women and American Psycho, it wasn’t until he appeared as Batman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy that… Read More…

What You Need to Know About Charlie Wilson’s War and Perfect Casting

What You Need to Know About Charlie Wilson’s War and Perfect Casting

Released in 2007, Charlie Wilson’s War is one of the more entertaining political dramas Hollywood has ever produced. In many ways, this is thanks to the script, which benefits from Aaron Sorkin’s whip-smart, rapid-paced dialogue. However, strong dialogue isn’t effective if the actors delivering the lines aren’t equipped to turn the words on the page… 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 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…

How to Make a Good Horror Movie Sequel

How to Make a Good Horror Movie Sequel

Contrary to what you may have heard, horror movie sequels do not need to be inferior to the originals. When Hollywood releases disappointing sequels, it’s usually because the filmmakers were simply trying to piggyback on the success of an earlier film. They didn’t take the time to actually build on the original premise. However, on… Read More…