New Seminary Ridge Museum at Gettysburg: Worthwhile Exhibit, or Tourist Trap?

The Lutheran Theological Seminary located on what is now the Gettysburg Battlefield is probably one of the most photographed and recognized buildings of the entire American Civil War. It is also a building made famous by the 1993 movie Gettysburg, which illustrated it’s importance on the first day of fighting, where Union General John Buford…

“Copperhead” Official Trailer and New Movie Poster Released

Just this past week, the official trailer and updated poster for Ron Maxwell’s Copperhead, which will hit theaters on June 28th, was released, much to the excitement of fans, who have waited nearly 10 years for another Civil War film from the director of Gettysburg and Gods and Generals. The trailer, amongst fans, has generated…

Quick Blurb: A First Episode Review of “The Bible”

This is not as long as my usual reviews, but because I did not watch the entire episode, I can only comment on what I saw. I don’t like to do this, but I will not have the time to watch the entire first episode of The Bible this week, and I wanted to post…

FNYTSF Reaches 500,000 Hits

I know I have not been able to blog much of late (only 10 posts in the last two months), but I just wanted to pass this milestone along to all of my loyal readers. This afternoon, From New York to San Francisco reached 500,000 total hits, this coming about two weeks shy of our…

Movie Review: Killing Lincoln (2013)

Some people were expecting the worst from National Geographic’s Killing Lincoln, for two reasons: Bill O’Reilly’s book of the same title was littered with inaccuracies, and the production team of Ridley and Tony Scott, along with director Adrian Moat, recently produced one of the most inept and historically insulting documentaries ever made, Gettysburg, back in…

Can There be Such a Thing as a “Family” Civil War Movie?

Can you believe that there are actually people out there in this world who watch movies together as a family, and then sit and discuss them? I personally know of a few who do, and some who don’t, but probably would if there was something worth discussing. Just last spring, when I was teaching a…