Music Album Review: ‘Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium, June 22 & 23, 1990’ (2022)


Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium, June 22 & 23, 1990 (2022) Produced & Directed by: Jon Small Producers: Steve Cohen & John Jackson Starring: Billy Joel, David Brown, Tommy Byrnes, Schuyler Deale, Mark Rivera, Liberty DeVitto, Jeffrey Jacobs, Crystal Taliefero Release Date: November 4, 2022 The Piano Man Comes Home to The Bronx! BillyContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium, June 22 & 23, 1990’ (2022)”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 30, 2022, or: Better a Late Post than None at All…


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on a sunny and mildly warm fall afternoon on Friday, September 30, 2022. If it weren’t for all the patio furniture that neither the Caregiver nor the three young adult children have not bothered to take back outside, you’d never know that only twoContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 30, 2022, or: Better a Late Post than None at All…”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 6, 2022, or: After 11 Years, My Blogger Blog FINALLY Starts Paying Out


Well, it finally happened. Last night, while I was doing my weekly look at the AdSense account of the Blogger precursor to this blog, I noticed that after 11 years and 1,404 blog posts, I finally reached the $100 payment threshold necessary for Google to pay me the ad revenue generated by my content onContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 6, 2022, or: After 11 Years, My Blogger Blog FINALLY Starts Paying Out”

On Collecting Blu-rays & DVDs: My ‘Cold War – The Complete Series’ DVD Set is ‘OOP’; I Better Avoid Having an Oops Moment with It!


A few years ago, not long after I moved from Miami to the Tampa Bay area, I purchased Cold War: The Complete Series, a six-disc DVD box set that presents the 1998 CNN series about the tense relationship between the Soviet Union and the United States between 1946 and 1991. I did not see theContinue reading “On Collecting Blu-rays & DVDs: My ‘Cold War – The Complete Series’ DVD Set is ‘OOP’; I Better Avoid Having an Oops Moment with It!”

From the Epinions Files: ‘Anna Nicole Smith: Exposed’ DVD Review


(Written for Epinions in 2004, when I was 41!) Erotic? No. Soporific? Yes. Warning: This review deals with a DVD that contains “erotic” material, and as such contains references to nudity, sexuality, and other topics which may be offensive to some readers. Part One: Sex, Money, and Balancing Budgets, or, Why I Own this AwfulContinue reading “From the Epinions Files: ‘Anna Nicole Smith: Exposed’ DVD Review”

Movie/DVD Review: ‘The Fugitive’


The Fugitive (1993) Written by: Jeb Stuart & David Twohy. Story by: David Twohy Based on: The Fugitive television series created by Roy Huggins Directed by; Andrew Davis Starring: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Joe Pantoliano, Jeroen Krabbé, Andreas Katsulas The Fugitive, director Andrew Davis’ (Under Siege) feature film adaptation of the classicContinue reading “Movie/DVD Review: ‘The Fugitive’”

Miniseries Review: ‘Salem’s Lot – The Miniseries’ (2004)


Salem’s Lot: The Miniseries (2004) Written by: Peter Filardi, based on the novel by Stephen King Directed by: Mikael Solomon Starring: Rob Lowe, Andre Braugher, Donald Sutherland, Samantha Mathis, Rutger Hauer, James Cromwell Matt Burke: Uh, Mr. Mears, should anyone in their right mind trust an author? Ben Mears: A good author illuminates truth. [toContinue reading “Miniseries Review: ‘Salem’s Lot – The Miniseries’ (2004)”

Home Media Comparison: ‘A Bridge Too Far’ DVD vs. Blu-ray


A Bridge Too Far on Home Media When producer Joseph E. Levine’s $25 million adaptation of Cornelius Ryan’s non-fiction book A Bridge Too Far landed in theaters on June 15, 1977, home media as we know it today was in its infancy. Videocassette recorders existed, of course, but they were still mostly used by theContinue reading “Home Media Comparison: ‘A Bridge Too Far’ DVD vs. Blu-ray”

DVD Set/TV Documentary Review: WWI: The Complete Story – 100th Memorial Edition


The TV Series On Tuesday, September 22, 1964, CBS broadcast The Summer of Sarajevo, the first of 26 30-minutes-long episodes of a documentary series titled World War One. Written by John Sharnik and Irve Tunick and released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the conflict, World War One featured a score by composer Morton GouldContinue reading “DVD Set/TV Documentary Review: WWI: The Complete Story – 100th Memorial Edition”