Smithsonian Giving Us what the History Channel Used To

No aliens, rednecks, rusty cars, Bigfoot, or swamp rats here. The Smithsonian Channel is giving us what the History Channel should be. It was a total joy when I finally started watching their programming last week, after hearing about how good it was for years. As I sat there, I thought to myself, “This is…

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…

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…

Viewing the Script of “Killing Lincoln”

Thanks to a source involved with the production of the Ridley & Tony Scott-produced documentary slated for a 2013 release on National Geographic titled Killing Lincoln, I was able to view the working script over the last couple of days so I could give an early opinion on what this special is going to be…

National Geographic’s History TV Specials: Stop Wasting My Time!

We have come to expect shows on [once-]reputable networks such as Monsterquest and Finding Bigfoot to never actually find anything, nor bear any relevancy to the channel they represent and embarrass to the world, but one might expect something a little bit different from an institute like National Geographic. I was just going through my…