Why It Crackles

Why It Crackles is a movie review program from the Crackle network. Each episode is short (about four minutes) and focuses on one movie that will open that weekend. The format is a combination of trailer, short interviews from the actors and directors, and information/trivia.

Why It Crackles is for those who want more than a trailer but less than a review. In fact, it is more an augmented trailer than a traditional review program. There are no hosts or voice-over or thumbs up or down. All episodes are positive about the movie in question. It is primarily about action and comedy films for a younger audience.

A recent episode spotlighted "A Good Day to Die Hard", the fifth entry in the Die Hard series. It starts out with an action scene of Bruce Willis driving a truck off a bridge, then a scene of the villain gloating, a funny scene, and finally some explosions. Bruce Willis makes a few comments about the film and his character, John McClain. They show some information about the Die Hard series and then more clips. The co-stars talk a bit, there is some trivia, and then explosions and crashes to Beethoven's ninth in a Die Hard tradition. At the end, bullet points of why it crackles appear -- a mini review.

Crackle, owned by Sony, is a digital network that streams video in the Flash format. Crackle, like many networks, is striving to produce original content and Why IT Crackles is one of their offerings.

Crackle Originals
1 Season, 98 Episodes
April 29, 2010
Talk & Interview
Why It Crackles

Why It Crackles Full Episode Guide

  • Hang out on the set with Dan Patrick (Entourage, The Dan Patrick Show) in an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the game show that sports fans didn't even know they were waiting for. It's America's Favorite Quiz Show®, only with sports

  • Series stars Emmanuelle Chriqui, Emily Osment and David Arquette discuss their roles on and the shooting of Cleaners Season 2.

  • Jesse Bradford, Summer Glau, Bruce Davison and Patrick Warburton discuss their roles and the shooting of Sequestered

  • Keri Russell, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis and Matt Reeves discuss making the Planet Of The Apes sequel.

  • Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube and Jillian Bell discuss the Jump Street movies and their roles in the sequel

  • Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, Ellen Page and Peter Dinklage discuss the X-Men world and their roles in the film.

  • Interviews with Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Marc Webb, Stan Lee, and Avi Arad about the making of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

  • Interviews with Aaron Paul, Steven Spielberg, Scott Mescudi and Imogen Poots about the making of NEED FOR SPEED. Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed joins a cross-country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.

  • Interviews with Joel Kinnaman, Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbie Cornish and Jose Padilha about the making of ROBOCOP. In 2028 when Alex Murphy is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer

  • Interviews with Milo Ventimiglia, Caitlin Carmichael, Joey Luthman, Sarah Roemer, Brandon Routh, Ryan Lewis and Ben Ketai about the making of Chosen Season 2.

  • Interviews with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson about the making of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

  • Interviews with Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins about the making of THOR: THE DARK WORLD. Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

  • Interviews with Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Ridley Scott about the making of THE COUNSELOR. A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking

  • Interviews with Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore, Kimberly Peirce, Portia Doubleday and Gabriella Wilde about the making of CARRIE. A reimagining of the horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her religious mother.

  • Interviews with Danny Trejo, Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara, Alexa Vega, Robert Rodriguez and Mel Gibson about the making of MACHETE KILLS. The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space

  • Interviews with Gina Gershon, David Arquette, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Emily Osment and Clifton Collins Jr. about the making of the Crackle original series CLEANERS

  • Interviews with Vinnie Jones, Sean Astin, Jon Foo, Joanne Kelly, James Lew and Falk Hentschel about the making of the Crackle original feature Extraction.

  • Interviews with Matt Damon, Neill Blomkamp and Jodie Foster about the making of ELYSIUM. Set in the year 2154, where the very wealthy live on a space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

  • Interviews with Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, James Mangold, and Will Yun Lee about the making of THE WOLVERINE. Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.

  • Interviews with Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Helena Bonham Carter and Tom Wilkinson about the making of THE LONE RANGER. Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

  • Interviews with Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Joey King and Roland Emmerich about the making of WHITE HOUSE DOWN. While on a tour of the White House with his daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president.

  • Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Marc Forster, James Badge Dale, and David Morse chat about the making of WORLD WAR Z.

  • Interviews with James Franco, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, and Emma Watson about the making of THIS IS THE END. While at a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen and other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.

  • Interviews with Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, and Todd Phillips about the making of THE HANGOVER PART III. This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right?

  • On this episode we have Interviews with Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, and Ben Kingsley about the making of IRONMAN 3.

  • Interviews with Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Melissa Leo, Morgan Freeman, and Joseph Kosinski about the making of OBLIVION. A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.

  • Interviews with Jane Levy, Bruce Campbell, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore & Fede Alvarez about the making of EVIL DEAD. 5 friends go to a remote cabin, where they discover the Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon demons.

  • Interviews with Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, Bruce Willis and John M. Chu about the making of G.I.JOE: RETALIATION. The G.I. Joes contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

  • Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, and Alan Arkin all chat about the making of THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE.

  • Interviews with Travis Fimmel, Gabriel Byrne, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, and Gustaf Skarsgard about the making of VIKINGS.

  • Interviews with Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Yuliya Snigir, and John Moore about the making of the Crackle original series A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD. McClane travels to Russia to help out his CIA son prevent a nuclear weapons heist

  • Interviews with Milo Ventimiglia, Ryan Lewis, Nicky Whelan, Jeff Branson, Diedrich Bader, Ben Ketai, Jill Bartlett, Katrina Law, and Brett Davern about the making of the Crackle original series CHOSEN.

  • Interviews with Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Quentin Tarantino, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kerry Washington about the making of DJANGO UNCHAINED.

  • Interviews with Moby & Mark Fosterabout the making of FROM THE BASEMENT with performances by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foster the People, The Shins, and Moby.

  • Interviews with RZA, Russell Crowe, and Lucy Liu about the making of THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS. On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold warriors descend upon a village in feudal China and only a humble blacksmith can defend his home.

  • Interviews with Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Sam Mendes, and Judi Dench about the making of SKYFALL. Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her

  • This episode has interviews with the cast of TAKEN 2.

  • Interviews with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, and Rian Johnson about the making of LOOPER. In 2072, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where someone like Joe awaits to 'close the loop.'

  • Interviews with Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez and Paul W.S. Anderson about the making of RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION. Alice fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead

  • Interviews with Glenn Hetrick & McKenzie Westmore about the making of Syfy's Faceoff.

  • Interviews with Colin Farrell, Len Wiseman, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel and Bryan Cranston about the making of TOTAL RECALL. Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall and he finds himself on the run

  • Interviews with Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Christopher Nolan, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt about the making of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Bane, overwhelms Gotham's finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy

  • Interviews with Andrew Garfield, Rhys Ifans, Emma Stone, Marc Webb and Denis Leary about the making of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Peter Parker finds a clue to why his parents disappeared and puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors

  • Interviews with Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Tim Burton about the making of ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER. Abraham Lincoln discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States

  • Interviews with Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, and Ridley Scott about the making of Prometheus. Explorers discover a clue to mankind's origins, leading them on a journey to the darkest corner of the universe

  • Interviews with Will Smith, Jemaine Clement, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice Eve, Barry Sonnenfeld, and Emma Thompson about the making of MIB3. Agent J travels in time to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.

  • Interviews with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Joss Whedon, Scarlett Johansson about the making of THE AVENGERS. Nick Fury brings together a team of super humans to save the Earth from Loki.

  • Interviews with Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jane Lynch, Larry David, The Farrelly Brothers about the making of The Three Stooges. While trying to save their childhood orphanage, the trio stumbles into a murder plot.

  • Interviews with Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, and Gary Ross about the making of THE HUNGER GAMES. In a future where children are selected to fight to the death, Katniss volunteers to take her sister's place in the latest match.

  • Interviews with Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Rob Riggle, and Ice Cube about the making of 21 JUMP STREET. A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring

  • Interviews with Ryan Ahern, Erin Cummings, F. Valentino Morales, Gonzalo Menendez, Rachel DiPillo about the making of THE ROPES. Vin Diesel wrote/directed/produced for the high-pulse series inspired by his time in the brotherhood of NYC bouncers

  • Interviews with Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, William Dafoe, Thomas Haden Church, Mark Strong, Samantha Morton, and Andrew Stanton about the making of John Carter. Taken to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet in desperate need of a savior

  • Interviews with Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Johnny Whitworth, Brian Taylor, and Mark Neveldine about the making of Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengenance.

  • Interviews with Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, Theo James, Charles Dance, and India Eisley about the making of Underworld: Awakening. The warrioress Selene leads the battle humans seeking to eradicate all Vampires and Lycans

  • Interviews with Mark Walhberg, Kate Beckinsale, Giovanni Ribisi, J.K. Simmons, Baltasar Kormakur, and Lukas Haas about the making of Contraband. To protect his family a former smuggler heads to Panama for millions of dollars in counterfeit bills

  • Interviews with Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgard, and Christopher Plummer, about the making of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Journalist Blomkvist (Craig) is aided in his search for a missing woman by computer hacker Lisbeth (Mara).

  • Interviews with Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Jared Harris and Guy Ritchie about the making of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Holmes and Watson join forces to outwit and bring down Moriarty

  • Julie Alexandria gives the scoop on Holiday entertainment. Whether you got the cozy christmas feeling or looking to escape into some kick-ass action; this Holiday guide gives you the sneak peek at what's out in theaters and on Crackle.

  • Interviews with Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Matthew Broderick, Alan Alda, Gabourey Sidibe, Casey Affleck and Brett Ratner about the making of Tower Heist. Hard working guys fall victim to a business man's Ponzi scheme and conspire to rob him back.

  • Interviews with Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Joe McHale, Zachary Quinto, Chris Pratt, Martin Freeman, and Anthony Mackie about the making of What's Your Number? A woman looks at the 20 relationships she's had and wonders if one of them is her true love.

  • Interviews with Jonah Hill, Chris Pratt, & Bennett Miller about the making of Moneyball. The story of Billy Beane's attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players

  • Interviews with Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Callum Blue, Amandla Stenberg, Sam Douglas, & Jesse Borego about the making of Colombiana. A young woman, after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin

  • Interviews with Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride, Nick Swardson, and Ruben Fleischer about the making of 30 Minutes or Less. Two criminals strap a bomb to a pizza delivery guy and force him to rob a bank or else...

  • Interviews with Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde, David Dobkin, and Leslie Mann, about the making of The Change-Up. A married father accidentally switches bodies with his best friend, leading to a series of wildly complex difficulties.

  • Interviews with Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Steven Spielberg, and John Favreau about the making of Cowboys & Aliens. A spaceship arrives in 1873 to take over the Earth, A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way.

  • Interviews with Chris Evans, Haley Atwell, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Joe Johnston, and Hugo Weaving about the making of Captain America: The First Avenger. Steve Rogers is transformed into Captain America.

  • Interviews with: Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson, Will Gluck, Woody Harrelson, and Jenna Elfman about making the show Friends With Benefits.

  • Interviews with Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Michael Bay, Patrick Dempsey, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley about the making of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The Autobots race to reach a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon.

  • Interviews with Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Jason Segel, Phyllis Smith, Lucy Punch, and Thomas Lennon about the making of Bad Teacher. A foul-mouthed, junior high teacher begins to woo a colleague after being dumped by her sugar daddy.

  • Interviews with Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Todd Phillips, Paul Giamatti, Ken Jeong, and Mike Tyson about the making of The Hangover Part 2. After the party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding.

  • Featuring interviews with: Paul Bettany, Maggie Q, Lily Collins, Karl Urban, Christopher Plummer, Cory Goodman about the making of the Priest. A priest tracks down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.

  • The cast of Fast Five: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jordana Brewster and Tyrese Gibson.

  • Interviews with Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Emma Roberts, Wes Craven, Anthony Anderson, Alison Brie, and Hayden Panetterrie about the making of Screan 4.

  • Interviews with the cast of Paul

  • Interviews with Aaron Eckhart, Ramon Rodriquez, Ne-Yo, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jonathan Liebesman about the making of Battle: LA

  • Interviews with: the cast of Hall Pass.

  • Interviews with the cast of "Unknown".

  • Interviews with Jason Statham, Simon West, and Ben Foster about the making of The Mechanic

  • Interviews with Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Michel Gondry, Jay Chou, and Christoph Waltz about the making of Green Hornet

  • Interviews with Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, and Matt Damon about the making of True Grit

  • Interviews with Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Joseph Kosinkski, and Jeff Bridges about the making of Tron: Legacy

  • Interviews with Mark Wahlberg, David O. Russell, Amy Adams, and Christian Bale about the making of The Fighter

  • Interviews with Fred Willard, Joshua Malina, Jon Hamm, Michael Vartan, Danny Leiner, Michael Panes, Lindsey Kraft, Michael Ian Black, Sarah Silverman, and Daniel Schnider about the making of the Crackle Original Backwash

  • Interviews with Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich, and Lorenzo Di Bonaventura about the making of RED

  • Interviews with Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg, Armie Hammer, Rashida Jones, and Aaron Sorkin about the making of The Social Network

  • Interviews with Michael Douglas, Oliver Stone, Shia LaBeouf, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin, and Charlie Sheen about the making of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

  • Interviews with Jason Statham, Slyvester Stallone, Randy Coutoure, Terry Crews, and Dolph Lundgren about the making of The Expendables

  • Interviews with Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, and Eva Mendes about the making of The Other Guys

  • Interviews with Angelina Jolie, Live Schreiber, Melissa Mahle, and Chiwetel Ejiofor about the making of Salt

  • Interviews with Christopher Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Marion Cotillard about the making of Inception

  • Interviews with Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, and Maya Rudolph about the making of Grown Ups

  • Interviews with Jerry Weintraub, Will Smith, Harald Zwart, Jada Pinket Smith, Jaden Smith, and Jackie Chan about the making of The Karate Kid

  • Interviews with John Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Don Cheadle about the making of Ironman 2

  • Interviews with Samuel Bayer, Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Thomas Dekker, and Katie Cassidy about the making of Nightmare on Elm Street

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