Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, January 5, 2021, or: Winter Chills in Florida…and ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ Joins My Blu-ray Collection

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s just past noon here in New Hometown, Florida, and by the standards of the Sunshine State, it’s a wee bit nippy. Right now the temperature is 66˚F (19˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the north-northwest at 4 MPH (7 KM/H) and humidity at 49%, the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, January 5, 2021, or: Winter Chills in Florida…and ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ Joins My Blu-ray Collection”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, December 20, 2020, or: Last-Minute (Literally!) Christmas Shopping Crunch

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s Sunday, December 20, 2020, and it is early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 70˚F (21˚C) under cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the south-southeast (but more from the south) at 10 MPH (15 KM/H) and humidity at 75%, the heat index is also 70˚FContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, December 20, 2020, or: Last-Minute (Literally!) Christmas Shopping Crunch”

4K UHD Blu-ray/HD Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Limited Edition’ (2018)

If you follow this blog on a regular basis, you probably recall that I recently purchased a Samsung – 32″ Class Q50R Series LED 4K UHD[1] Smart Tizen TV to replace an older Samsung LED high-definition set that I brought from Miami when I moved here almost five years ago. I already owned a SamsungContinue reading “4K UHD Blu-ray/HD Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Limited Edition’ (2018)”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, December 13, 2020, or: How I Spent My Weekend (Without Going Off the Deep End)

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, December 13, 2020. Currently, the temperature is 78˚F (26˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 65% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 78˚F (26˚C). The day has been mostly cloudy,Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, December 13, 2020, or: How I Spent My Weekend (Without Going Off the Deep End)”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, December 12, 2020, or: Just Another Day in Paradise…So-Called

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-afternoon in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Currently, the temperature is 76˚F (24˚C) under partly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east at 5 MPH (8 KM/H) and humidity at 75%, the feels-like temperature is 76˚F (24˚C). The forecast for the rest of the dayContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, December 12, 2020, or: Just Another Day in Paradise…So-Called”

4K UHD Blu-ray Review: ‘Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope’

If you are a regular visitor to A Certain Point of View, Too, you probably remember that I bought the exclusive-to-Best Buy Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 27-disc UHD/HD Blu-ray box set earlier this year. At $249.99 (plus sales tax, fees, and surcharges), this is the most expensive box set I’ve ever purchased. Considering thatContinue reading “4K UHD Blu-ray Review: ‘Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope’”

4K UHD Blu-ray/HD Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Saving Private Ryan: Commemorative 20th Anniversary Edition’ (2018)

On May 8, 2018, Paramount Home Media Distribution released a “Commemorative 20th Anniversary” edition of director Steven Spielberg’s 1998 war film Saving Private Ryan on 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) as part of a multi-format three-disc set that includes the feature film on a HD 1080p Blu-ray disc (BD), a Bonus Features BD with aContinue reading “4K UHD Blu-ray/HD Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Saving Private Ryan: Commemorative 20th Anniversary Edition’ (2018)”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, December 5, 2020, or: Movies, Memories, and Pie Charts

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Right now the temperature is 71˚F (22˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 88% and the wind blowing from the north at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is also 71˚F (22˚C). Today’s forecast: Partly sunny skiesContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, December 5, 2020, or: Movies, Memories, and Pie Charts”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, December 4, 2020, or: 21 Shopping Days Till Christmas…and My New 4K UHD TV Rocks!

Hi there! As I start this latest installment of A Certain Point of View, Too, it is mid-afternoon on Friday, December 4, 2020. Currently, the temperature in New Hometown, Florida is 74˚F (23˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 66% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, December 4, 2020, or: 21 Shopping Days Till Christmas…and My New 4K UHD TV Rocks!”

Music Concert Video Review: ‘John Williams: Live in Vienna (Limited Deluxe Edition CD + Blu-ray)

John Williams/ Wiener Philharmoniker/ Anne-Sophie Mutter John Williams – Live in Vienna (Limited Deluxe Edition CD + Blu-ray) On August 14, 2020, Deutsche Grammophon (a Berlin-based subsidiary of Universal Music Group and the oldest surviving recording company in the world) released John Williams/ Wiener Philharmoniker/ Anne-Sophie Mutter John Williams – Live in Vienna (Limited DeluxeContinue reading “Music Concert Video Review: ‘John Williams: Live in Vienna (Limited Deluxe Edition CD + Blu-ray)”