Category Archives: Must See

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 What You Need to Know about the Making of MacGruber

This Is What You Need to Know about the Making of MacGruber

Over the years, there have been a number of funny recurring characters on Saturday Night Live. That’s why it’s interesting to learn how some of them have managed to transition to the big screen. For example, MacGruber, based on the SNL character of the same name (which lampooned the television show MacGyver), had surprisingly humble… Read More…

This Is the Amazing Story behind The Bank Job

This Is the Amazing Story behind The Bank Job

The Bank Job, released in 2008, is a thrilling crime caper that demonstrates why heist movies can be so entertaining. Featuring dynamic performances by Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, and a rich supporting cast, the movie stands out by focusing on a location that Hollywood movies of this genre don’t often depict. Most Hollywood heist films… 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…

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…