Musings & Thoughts for Monday, January 16, 2023, or: A Quick Preview of Things to Come on ‘A Certain Point of View, Too’

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Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s Monday, January 16, 2023 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the United States – and here in Lithia, Florida, it is late morning. It’s chilly – 57°F/14°C under sunny skies – and even though it’s going to warm up to 67°F/19°F and the afternoon will be sunny and nice, I will hold off on writing the long-promised review of Code-Name Downfall until the temperature rises a bit more. The even chillier temperature before sunrise woke me up – at 5:33 AM – to answer the call of nature, and even though I was able to get an additional two hours of sleep after my return from the bathroom, it was still an unpleasant wakeup.

So instead of a review, today’s post will be a “coming attractions” sort of thing. After all, the cold snap will end and temperatures will rise to the mid-70s/20s by Thursday, and even though I am not the kind of writer who likes formal outlines or ironclad plans, I do like having a general idea about what I’ll want to write about in A Certain Point of View, Too.

(C) 1995 Simon & Schuster

Obviously, the one “sure” item on my agenda is the review of Code-Name Downfall; I have already set my mind to writing that, and I’ve done some preliminary (and boring, and time-consuming) work on it. All I need is warmer weather and I’ll be good to go, so to speak.

Digital image credit and (C) 2021 Hasbro & Lucasfilm Ltd.

Other likely blog posts will include:

  • A review of a Star Wars The Black Series six-inch scale action figure
  • Remembering the start of Operation Desert Storm (January 17, 1991)
  • A possible discussion of the various Mobile Defense skirmishes I have played on Regiments
  • A tentative review of Groundhog Day, which I watched on 4K UHD disc yesterday

I will cut this post short here; I ate some Honey Nuts Cheerios earlier, but I have not brewed any coffee yet. Cold weather often – not always – makes me drowsy or less inclined to be active, and I’m not fully functional unless I have had at least one cup of coffee in the morning. So I will soon be in the kitchen brewing some Folger’s Coffee and maybe reading or watching TV for a while.

So, until next time, Dear Reader, stay safe, warm, and healthy, and 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.

4 thoughts on “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, January 16, 2023, or: A Quick Preview of Things to Come on ‘A Certain Point of View, Too’

  1. I just wrote a challenging and somewhat boring book review myself. I reviewed “The idea of the world” by Bernardo Kastrup. What made it a chore is the fact even though his idea was intriguing he was promoting it using questionable arguments including what I believe was misinterpretations of quantum physics. To defend my three star review (interesting idea, not so good arguments) I had to delve into some of that, which made for a long review. Some reviews are tough to write, at least if you want to explain yourself.

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    1. I read your review on Amazon. The review was good; the Kastrup book, however, is in a genre I do not read.

      My nose is a bit runny now, and my hands are a bit cold, so as much as I’d love to just get that Downfall book’s review started, I’m too distracted to concentrate.

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