“The Exorcist III” and “Legion” Marks the End of an Era

The rumors may have begun as early as 1990 when The Exorcist III immediately struggled at the box office and with critics. There was a superior cut called Legion somewhere out there, writer-director William Peter Blatty’s ultimate vision. As the years turned to more than two decades, fans anxiously waited. All they had were some…

More “Gods and Generals” Footage You’ve Never Seen

It’s been nearly three years since my last post about Gods and Generals. If you go way back, you may remember my 2011 series when I blogged about the release of the highly anticipated extended director’s cut. This past July was the fifth anniversary of when I was invited to Manassas, Virginia by Warner Brothers…

More on “The Exorcist III” and Possible Director’s Cut

The Exorcist III plays in the background as I type this. I had to just give it another watch to get me in the mood in case a director’s cut is actually coming sometime this year. I also wanted to post a follow-up to yesterday’s article about the possibility. It was pretty well-read, so I…

Can We Expect an “Exorcist III” Director’s Cut in 2016?

The Exorcist III is a much-maligned film. Some love it and some hate it. I happen to really like it, almost as much as The Exorcist, which is one of my all-time favorites. It is totally different with a different feel than the original and first sequel. There is a sick and dark sense of…

Movie Review: Slaves (1969)

With something like 12 Years a Slave recently nominated for an Oscar, I felt this was a highly appropriate film to review. Very succinctly titled, Slaves is an incredibly strange movie that is neither here nor there in terms of entertainment value or anything else, but is still worthy of a watch. This film is…

“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…

The Most Comprehensive Look at “Gods and Generals” Ever

Hello Gods and Generals fans, it’s been a while since I wrote anything on one of our favorite films, so I just wanted to share this resource with you. How many times have I watched this movie, maybe 30 or 40 all together, including full viewings and clips from when I teach? I’ve also written…

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…