Musings & Thoughts for Friday, January 27, 2023, or: My Thursday Night at the Movies*


* At home, with movies in my Blu-ray collection, not at “the movies.” Hi, there, Dear Reader. Last night I watched Amazon Women on the Moon, which was co-directed by John Landis, Joe Dante, Peter Horton, Robert K. Weiss, and Carl Gottlieb, and stars, according to the main titles sequence, “Lots of Actors.“ If youContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, January 27, 2023, or: My Thursday Night at the Movies*”

On Books & Reading: My TBR List – Some Progress is Better Than None, I Suppose


Since I posted about my To Be Watched (TBW) list for late January yesterday, today I decided to do a quick update to my current To Be Read (TBR) list for the same period. (I would have preferred to review Code-Name Downfall, but my brain balks at the prospect of doing that now.) The ImpedimentsContinue reading “On Books & Reading: My TBR List – Some Progress is Better Than None, I Suppose”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: My To Be Watched (TBW) List for Late January 2023


With the end of January just one week away and the start of February just around the corner, it’s a good time to revisit my To Be Watched list for the first month of 2023. Since I am not sure about when I will be moving to Brandon – all I know is that IContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: My To Be Watched (TBW) List for Late January 2023”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: ‘Young Sherlock Holmes’ – Hey, a Guy CAN Change His Mind…if He Can Afford To, Anyway


Remember, Dear Reader, when I told you yesterday that I’d canceled a couple of movie pre-orders on Amazon due to necessary budget cuts? I didn’t have a long list of pre-orders, mind you, especially for titles with January 2023 release dates, such as Groundhog Day: 30th Anniversary Edition (January 10) and Young Sherlock Holmes (JanuaryContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: ‘Young Sherlock Holmes’ – Hey, a Guy CAN Change His Mind…if He Can Afford To, Anyway”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: A Mid-Month Update for January 18, 2023


If you’re a regular visitor to A Certain Point of View, Too, you know that I love to collect (and watch) movies – and a few select TV series – on home media. Most of my collection consists of high-definition Blu-ray discs (BDs); per my Collection page on Blu-ray.com (which serves as my personal catalogContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: A Mid-Month Update for January 18, 2023”

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


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

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, January 15, 2023, or: Winter in Florida – Nice, Sunny, But a Bit Chilly


Midmonth Chill Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Sunday, January 15, 2023. A cold front passed through the area yesterday morning, and even though temperatures today are higher than they were 24 hours ago (53°F/11°C under sunny conditions as I write this), it’s still chilly – at least forContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, January 15, 2023, or: Winter in Florida – Nice, Sunny, But a Bit Chilly”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: ‘Groundhog Day’ Arrived Safely; Other Pre-Orders Canceled or Pending Review


Phil: I was in the Virgin Islands once. I met a girl. We ate lobster, drank piña coladas. At sunset, we made love like sea otters. [Ralph and Gus snort] Phil: That was a pretty good day. Why couldn’t I get that day over, and over, and over… My Amazon order of Sony Home Entertainment’sContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: ‘Groundhog Day’ Arrived Safely; Other Pre-Orders Canceled or Pending Review”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, January 12, 2023, or: A Quick Update!


Hi, there, Dear Reader. Today’s post will be a “quickie” because I am still sick. My cold symptoms have not gotten worse; I don’t have a fever, my throat is not sore, and I don’t sneeze all that much. However, I do have a mild headache, my nose is stuffy, and I feel tired andContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, January 12, 2023, or: A Quick Update!”

Thoughts & Musings for Wednesday, January 11, 2023, or: Well, There Go My Plans to Write a Book Review!


Today I woke up feeling a bit under the weather – just a garden-variety cold, judging by the symptoms – so I won’t be writing the planned review of Code Name Downfall: The Secret Plan to Invade Japan – and Why Truman Dropped the Bomb, by Thomas B. Allen and Norman Polmar, which had beenContinue reading “Thoughts & Musings for Wednesday, January 11, 2023, or: Well, There Go My Plans to Write a Book Review!”