First Trailer for “Killing Lincoln” Released; Film Shows Promise

Ah, the wonders of Hollywood: Billy Campbell goes from playing a stubborn farmer diametrically opposed to Abraham Lincoln in the soon-to-be-released Copperhead, to portraying the president himself, in the upcoming television film, Killing Lincoln, airing on National Geographic next month, based on a book by Bill O’Reilly. This will serve as the network’s first ever…

“The Alamo” Getting Blu-Ray Release, But Which Version will it Be?

It’s not often that I report on something without having exact information surrounding it, but I have stumbled upon something that could be very exciting for fans of historical film epics. When the 150th anniversary of the Civil War came around, a director’s cut of Gods and Generals was finally released after such a long…

Two Month Countdown to the Premiere of “Lincoln”

We are now exactly two months away from the premiere of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln (excited yet?), and I just wanted to give my thoughts on a few things below: The Voice of Daniel Day-Lewis If you browse the film message boards, namely IMDb’s, you will find that there are quite a lot of people disappointed…

“Duality”: A New Sci-Fi Film Starring Chris Conner

Chris Conner is one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood, and I happen to have had the pleasure of interviewing him last year in the midst of my coverage of the Gods and Generals Extended Director’s Cut release, where he portrayed the infamous John Wilkes Booth, and perfectly nailed the role with conviction and…

You Know You’re Obsessed With the Civil War When…

I know what you’re thinking: you’re the biggest Civil War buff on the planet, right? You consider yourself a hardcore fanatic, who eats, sleeps, and breathes Civil War. Well, maybe there are a few things for you to ponder before you declare yourself king. Reenactors notwithstanding, because those people really are in a world of…

“Copperhead” Photo Update: Billy Campbell as Abner Beech

Taken from the official Copperhead Facebook page, here is our first look at the star of the film, Billy Campbell, who stepped in to replace Jason Patric just last week for the lead role of Abner Beech. This is an nice in-camera shot, as you can see him preparing for a scene in front of…

Follow-Up From Donald Eaton After our Interview

Just a few moments ago, I heard back from Donald Eaton, who served as First Assistant Director for Gods and Generals, and whom I interviewed the other day. He sent me a rather large follow-up response to our interview, throwing some more information our way about what went on behind the scenes, as well as…