Category Archives: Thriller

This Is How Catfish Helped to Launch a Popular Genre

This Is How Catfish Helped to Launch a Popular Genre

It’s no secret that true crime documentaries are popular right now. Anyone who has taken the time to watch some of the more recent releases will find that they often share many similarities. While audiences watch these films to learn about actual events, certain stylistic and storytelling choices made by the filmmakers lend the movies… 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…

Adapting Limitless to TV – What You Need to Know

Adapting Limitless to TV – What You Need to Know

Successfully adapting a film into a television show is often difficult. In many cases, the creative forces behind these types of projects are simply looking to make a quick buck off a film’s popularity. They don’t necessarily take the time to determine what types of changes they should make to the story and characters to… 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 How Death Race Brought Back a Forgotten Genre

This Is How Death Race Brought Back a Forgotten Genre

Death Race, 2008’s remake of/prequel to the 1975 cult classic Death Race 2000, is the kind of sci-fi movie that rarely gets made these days. In the past, films like The Terminator and Robocop were relatively common. These movies depicted bleak visions of the future, packaged in adrenaline-fueled entertainment. However, what’s most unique about these… Read More…