Musings & Thoughts for Friday, May 14, 2021, or: The End of the Saga of the Wayward Laptop is Nigh

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, May 14, 2021. The temperature is 78˚F (25˚C) under sunny skies and the air quality index is 40 (Good). With humidity at a relatively dry 34% and the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 10 MPH (15 KM/H), the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, May 14, 2021, or: The End of the Saga of the Wayward Laptop is Nigh”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, March 22, 2021, or: Where in the World Did the Time Go?

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, March 22, 2021. Currently, it is a chilly – by Sunshine State standards, at least – and gray day here; the temperature is 64˚F (18˚C) under cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the north-northwest at 7 MPH (11 KM/H) and humidityContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, March 22, 2021, or: Where in the World Did the Time Go?”

4K UHD Blu-ray Set Review: ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial – 35th Anniversary Limited Edition’ (2017)

“You’re not supposed to fall in love with your own movie but I fell in love with E.T.” – Steven Spielberg On September 12, 2017, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment released E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial – 35th Anniversary Limited Edition, a three-disc (4K UHD, 1080p HD Blu-ray, and audio CD) box set which, along with the digitalContinue reading “4K UHD Blu-ray Set Review: ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial – 35th Anniversary Limited Edition’ (2017)”

My Blu-ray Collection Expands Yet Again, Thanks to Amazon’s Shop with Points Rewards Program

One of the few good things about my Chase Amazon Visa credit card is its 5% rewards point system, which “gives you back” five cents for each dollar you spend on Amazon and other selected places, plus lower amounts (3% and 1%) every time you use it at other places of business. Its main benefitContinue reading “My Blu-ray Collection Expands Yet Again, Thanks to Amazon’s Shop with Points Rewards Program”

4K UHD Blu-ray News: Paramount’s ‘Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection’ Box Set to be Released on June 8

Indiana Jones fans, rejoice. The Man with the Hat and his adventures – well, the extant four – will be released on 4K UHD in less than three months. That’s right. On June 8, to mark the 40th Anniversary of the release of Raiders of the Lost Ark,[1] Paramount Home Media Distribution and Lucasfilm willContinue reading “4K UHD Blu-ray News: Paramount’s ‘Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection’ Box Set to be Released on June 8”

Book Review: ‘The Complete Making of Indiana Jones: The Definitive Story Behind All Four Films’

This film could very easily not be a hit. All films are a risk. I mean, there’s no way to know. You can’t predict a hit.” – George Lucas, on Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981 On May 20, 2008, Del Rey Books – an imprint of Ballantine Books, a division of Penguin Random HouseContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The Complete Making of Indiana Jones: The Definitive Story Behind All Four Films’”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, March 2, 2021, or: ‘Indiana Jones’ Comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray in 2021….But WHEN?!?!?

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s a hot mid-afternoon in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 85˚F (29˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 61% and the wind blowing from the west at 11 MPH (17 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 88˚F (31˚C). Today’s forecast calls for a highContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, March 2, 2021, or: ‘Indiana Jones’ Comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray in 2021….But WHEN?!?!?”

Musings for Wednesday, February 10, 2021: or, Mo Better Blu-Rays!

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 68˚F (20˚C) under dense fog conditions. With the wind blowing from the east southeast at 3 MPH (5 KM/H) and humidity at 94%, the feels-like temperature is 68˚F (20˚C). Per today’s forecast, we can expectContinue reading “Musings for Wednesday, February 10, 2021: or, Mo Better Blu-Rays!”

Musings for Tuesday, February 9, 2021: Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial Begins; My 4K Blu-ray Collection Expands (Yet Again)

Hey, Dear Reader. It’s mid-morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. It’s chilly outside; the temperature is 68˚F (20˚C) under foggy conditions  – there’s a Dense Fog advisory that expires at 9 AM Eastern Daylight Time. With the wind blowing from the south at 3 MPH (5 KM/H) and humidity atContinue reading “Musings for Tuesday, February 9, 2021: Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial Begins; My 4K Blu-ray Collection Expands (Yet Again)”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, January 17, 2021, or: My 4K UHD/Blu-ray Collection Gets ‘Bourne’…and Trump’s Final Days in Office Are Nigh

Hola, Dear Reader. It’s Sunday, January 17, 2021, and it’s late in the afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida. Right now the temperature is 61˚F (16˚C) under mostly cloudy skies; with humidity at 59% and becalmed winds, the feels-like temperature is 61˚F (16˚C). The forecast for the rest of the afternoon calls for mostly cloudyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, January 17, 2021, or: My 4K UHD/Blu-ray Collection Gets ‘Bourne’…and Trump’s Final Days in Office Are Nigh”