Category Archives: Production

This Is How The Kingdom Balances Thrills and Realism

This Is How The Kingdom Balances Thrills and Realism

The Kingdom is a 2007 action thriller that manages to be entertaining while also tackling serious topics in a fairly realistic way. It’s easier to understand how the filmmakers behind the project achieved this perfect balance when you study certain key details from the production. When making a movie (even a fictional one) about the… 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…

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 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 How Salt Changed the Action Genre

This Is How Salt Changed the Action Genre

In Hollywood, it’s no secret that many major  productions evolve before they actually reach the big screen. It’s not uncommon for the final shooting script to be dramatically different from the original script that was written. Often, those changes are significant, even if the average filmgoer doesn’t know about them. Salt, the 2010 action thriller… Read More…