Category Archives: Directors

What You Need to Know about the Thrilling True Story behind Sanctum

What You Need to Know about the Thrilling True Story behind Sanctum

Adventure movies allow viewers to experience the thrills and terror of being caught in a fight for survival against great odds, without actually being in danger. This is the main reason why movies like Sanctum are so entertaining; they offer a glimpse of an exciting experience most people don’t ever get to have. Released in… Read More…

This Is Why Tokyo Drift Is an Amazing Action Movie

This Is Why Tokyo Drift Is an Amazing Action Movie

It’s not uncommon for action movies to feature sequences of death-defying stunts. However, while some films rely on skilled stunt work to give viewers a sense of having watched something authentic, far too many directors simply use clever editing to trick the viewer into believing an amazing action sequence. Unfortunately, these scenes aren’t as thrilling… Read More…

How a Horror Short Became Oculus – What You Need to Know

How a Horror Short Became Oculus – What You Need to Know

Oculus, released in 2013, is one of the most impressive and effective horror films of the last decade. However, the story behind its development is nearly as interesting as the movie itself. Like many major Hollywood movies, Oculus is based on a pre-existing work, but the source material for this film is unique. Essentially, Oculus… 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…

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…

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…

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…