Category Archives: Epic

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…

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…

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…

This Is Why Immortals Is An Amazing Artistic Achievement

This Is Why Immortals Is An Amazing Artistic Achievement

When judging the artistic value of a film, critics and audiences tend to hold certain ones in higher regard than others. Filmmakers have an opportunity to create movies that possess genuine artistic value. Immortals, released in 2011, is one such example. The film is much more than a “sword and sandals” epic. Due to the… Read More…

This Is the Amazing Way Cowboys & Aliens Defies All Expectations

This Is the Amazing Way Cowboys & Aliens Defies All Expectations

Cowboys & Aliens, released in 2011, does not follow a generic formula, which is why so many people love it. Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wilde, and a cast of talented character actors, the film’s title tells viewers essentially everything they need to know about the premise: this is a movie that takes… 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…

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 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…