Fan-Casting and Producing “The Last Full Measure”

I. Opening Thoughts At first, I was going to title this article “What Would it Take to Make The Last Full Measure?”, but we all know what it would take: money, lots and lots of money. We know the interest level is there, after seeing the glowing reviews and remarks regarding the release of the…

Interview with Film and Television Actor David Foster

Just yesterday, I said in the final installment of “Blogging Manassas” that I did not know if any more coverage of Gods and Generals would be coming. Lo and behold, I was contacted by another cast member, today, who was also at the premiere this weekend, telling me a little about the role he played….

Movie Review: You Don’t Know Jack (2010)

Before I get to the actual review, I just wanted to share a little story with you. On Thursday, with You Don’t Know Jack on the way from Netflix, I decided to play a little joke in my chemistry class because it was a lab day and we would all be wearing our lab coats…

New Civil War Section for Upcoming News, Films, and Events

The year, 2011, now marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, and because of that, almost weekly we are hearing of new events and upcoming film projects that plan to be released in the next four years. If you are an avid reader of this site, you now know about the planned premiere…

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: The Second Civil War (1997)

The title and storyline of this film could have fit a drama very well, but instead, the filmmakers and their production channel, HBO, decided to turn it into a comedy. This is often very difficult, but director Joe Dante nailed it, to give us The Second Civil War, a political comedy in the same light…

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…