HALLOWEEN 2K16: A Review of “The Madmen of Mandoras” (1963)

This is a movie you would find in one of those cheap yet massive sets of public-domain horror movies. There is no other way to describe why such a movie would be released, and furthermore, why someone would actually want to purchase it. For $2.99 in the clearance bin, it came with 11 other schlock-fests…

Four Times the Minions were Really Involved in Historical Events

The Minions are cute. They’re adorable. They’re evil. Well, maybe not exactly evil, but through their stupidity and drive to serve the world’s most powerful master, they usually end up not working for someone you’d invite to Thanksgiving (except the first guy on the list). As seen in the Minions movie last summer, they have…

What History is Left on the History Channel?

It seems that the History Channel has been the brunt of jokes since time immemorial, whether it was when people dubbed it the “Hitler Channel”, due to their seemingly 24-hours-a-day broadcasting of all things Adolf, or in more recent years, their featuring of endless specials on the Mayan Doomsday and how aliens are responsible for…

Interview with Best-Selling Author Jeff Shaara

There are people who know their stuff, and then there are people who really know their stuff—Jeff Shaara would fall into the latter category. It was an incredible opportunity to be able to interview the author of Civil War novels Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure, both of which have reached the New…

History Channel “Classic” DVD Sets Bring Back Network’s Glory Days

Remember the days when the History Channel wasn’t so focused on Armageddon, the end of humanity, aliens and Freemason world domination conspiracies? Remember when it was one of the more respectable networks, that focused on World War II, Ancient, and American history? Well, thanks to a recent release of DVD sets, now you can relive…

Movie Review: Valkyrie (2008)

Just when I thought that Hollywood could no longer deliver an entertaining and historically accurate movie all in the same billing, Brian Singer’s Valkyrie proved me wrong. This story is quite intriguing, as it is unheard of by most people and is left out of history publications, first and foremost excluding textbooks. Valkyrie tells a…

Movie Review: Conspiracy (2001)

Just want to start off by saying that just because a movie is not labeled in the horror genre, or does not contain graphic or disturbing imagery, does not mean a movie cannot be absolutely horrifying. Conspiracy is proof of that. This 2001 HBO production focuses on the Wannsee Conference of 1942, in which top…

Movie Review: Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

The 1960’s were loaded with films in which the director gathered every big-name star he could afford and then throw them into the movie. Unfortunately, hardly any of those films worked; all except one, and that is Stanley Kramer’s Judgment at Nuremberg. From beginning to end, this film enthralls the audience with a fictional take…

History International is a Hidden Gem of a Channel

Does everyone remember the good old History Channel days? You know, the ones where it was non-stop Adolf Hitler and World War II for twenty hours and then infomercials for the other four? Those days have long since vanished, and the History Channel, like pretty much everything else in this world, is slowly sliding into…