Coming Soon to ‘A Certain Point of View, Too’




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Hi there! Welcome to the Saturday, June 6, 2020 edition of A Certain Point of View, Too, my newish blog here on WordPress. It’s been a gray and stormy Florida day; we’re into the first month of the 2020 hurricane season, after all, as well as the second of the wet season here in the subtropical zone of the Lower 48. So…yes. We’ve already had a few showers pass by and cast their dark and cold shadows over my little corner of Florida…nothing particularly nasty, mind…but just enough to make me wary about lightning strikes and whatnot.

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Earlier today I spent some time working on the original A Certain Point of View blog on Blogger; when I started this WordPress iteration I’d hoped – perhaps a bit presumptuously – that I’d be able to write two blog posts a day…one here, one there. That, sadly, hasn’t happened yet; I’ve focused a great deal of my time and energy nurturing this blog and trying to create good content, but I’ve neglected my older blog in order to do so.

I don’t have any new reviews, mini-memoirs about growing up in Miami, or even the odd bit of political commentary for you today; I didn’t plan on writing much during the day due to the stormy forecast; I knew as early as last night that thunderstorms were “on the menu” today, and since I’ve lost a television set and a computer to lightning strikes, I have a healthy respect for cumulonimbus clouds and the capricious electrical bolts they fling down from the heavens.

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What’s Coming Up?

Over the next few days, I plan to write several new reviews for your perusal and, hopefully, approval. I just ordered a second Library of America book from Amazon: Barbara W. Tuchman: The Guns of August & The Proud Tower, another hardcover volume with two classic books by the eminent Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author. I won’t get it till tomorrow and I probably won’t read it until I finish Cornelius Ryan: The Longest Day, A Bridge Too Far, but that’s one of the reviews I’ll be working on in the near future.

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I also have some Star Wars The Black Series collectibles that I have yet to write about, including this charming fellow from Star Wars: A New Hope, the Tusken Raider. I’ve owned that figure for almost three years; I bought it and 10 other Star Wars The Black Series figures in December of 2017 after a friend gave me a Star Wars Black Series 40th Anniversary Collection – Darth Vader Figure With Decorative Backcard and Display Stand for Christmas.

My Legacy Pack….it’s still in the box…and it’s the gift that triggered the biggest one-time purchase of Star Wars in my 42 years as a collector.

Hopefully I’ll have a better idea of what new content I’ll create this coming week; reviews, most likely, since that’s my favorite blogging category, and it’s what I did most when I was a journalism student in the early to mid-1980s. As of right now, it looks like there are at least two Star Wars action figure reviews and at least one book review on my “To Do” list, but sometimes I improvise and come up with stuff that’s not planned beforehand.

Well, Dear Reader, that’s all I have to say for now. I’m off to watch The Longest Day; today is the 76th Anniversary of D-Day, and it’s sort of a personal tradition to either watch that movie or Saving Private Ryan. Or I just might go ahead and read a little more from Cornelius Ryan: The Longest Day, A Bridge Too Far. So, until next time, I hope you have a happy and safe weekend wherever you may be. I’ll catch you on the sunny side of things!

Published by Alex Diaz-Granados

Alex Diaz-Granados (1963- ) began writing movie reviews as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor for his high school newspaper in the early 1980s and was the Diversions editor for Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus' student newspaper for one semester. Using his experiences in those publications, Alex has been raving and ranting about the movies online since 2003 at various web sites, including Amazon, Ciao and Epinions. In addition to writing reviews, Alex has written or co-written three films ("A Simple Ad," "Clown 345," and "Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss") for actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez. You can find his reviews and essays on his blogs, A Certain Point of View and A Certain Point of View, Too.

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