Category Archives: Action

This Is How The House at the End of the Street Shocked Audiences

This Is How The House at the End of the Street Shocked Audiences

Making a major Hollywood film is difficult for many reasons. A key one is the simple fact that most Hollywood films must fit into established genres with which viewers are familiar. Obviously, there are benefits to genre conventions. They give filmmakers a basic roadmap for making a successful picture. That said, when viewers are already… Read More…

This Is Why the Strangers Sequel Had the Best Director for the Job

This Is Why the Strangers Sequel Had the Best Director for the Job

Horror films are very difficult to make. Like comedies, they rely on precise timing. In a comedy, a filmmaker must maintain tension and release it at the right moment in order to make viewers laugh. Horror is similar. The goal is simply to make viewers scream instead. Comedy movies also tend to succeed when the… Read More…

Why Land of the Lost Was Unique for Will Ferrell: What You Need to Know

Why Land of the Lost Was Unique for Will Ferrell: What You Need to Know

Will Ferrell long ago earned a reputation as one of the most consistently funny actors in Hollywood. However, his role in 2009’s Land of the Lost gave the actor an opportunity to try out some of his comedic habits in a setting he wasn’t entirely used to. In interviews during production, Ferrell indicated that the… Read More…

How A Perfect Getaway’s Marketing Thrilled Audiences: What You Need to Know

How A Perfect Getaway’s Marketing Thrilled Audiences: What You Need to Know

Marketing a film doesn’t simply involve letting the audience know what it’s about and when it’s released. Fans of film history know that studios and filmmakers have often devised clever marketing campaigns that provide audiences with entertaining and engaging content that operates as more than simple promotional material. The Internet has given rise to more… Read More…

This Is How the Team Behind The Taking of Pelham 123 Made a Realistic Thriller: What You Need to Know

This Is How the Team Behind The Taking of Pelham 123 Made a Realistic Thriller: What You Need to Know

The Taking of Pelham 123, released in 2009, is an adaptation of a novel that had previously been adapted for both the small and big screen. The filmmakers behind the project kept the story fresh by exploring how new technologies would impact the narrative. The fact of the matter is, the characters (both the antagonists… Read More…

What You Need to Know about the Making of 3:10 to Yuma

What You Need to Know about the Making of 3:10 to Yuma

Anyone who works in the film industry knows that getting a movie made isn’t always easy. While films based on popular comic book characters, YA novels, and other successful properties tend to get greenlit fairly quickly, other types of projects can take some time to bring to the screen. Thus, it can be interesting to… Read More…

This Is Why Season of the Witch Is a Perfect Fantasy Adventure

Season of the Witch, the 2011 action adventure film starring Nicolas Cage, is entertaining for many reasons. Its dark atmosphere is one of them. The film’s visuals evoke the time of the Black Plague (Europe in the 1300s) while also giving the filmmakers the opportunity to tell a story heavy with supernatural elements. The result… Read More…

Why Act of Valor Is So Realistic: What You Need to Know

Why Act of Valor Is So Realistic: What You Need to Know

Act of Valor is a unique action war film. That’s because it’s much more realistic than most other movies in the genre. The film came about when its directors, Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy, made a brief promotional video for the U.S. Navy’s Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCC), who are responsible for delivering Navy SEALs… Read More…