Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, June 20, 2021, or: Claudette Gets Demoted to Tropical Depression, and Other Sunday News

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida, on Sunday, June 20, 2021. It is already quite sultry outside; the current temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 57% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 7 MPH (12 KM/H), the heat index is 90˚F (32˚C). Today,Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, June 20, 2021, or: Claudette Gets Demoted to Tropical Depression, and Other Sunday News”

Movie Watcher Memories: Indiana Jones, Mom, and Me

It’s not the years, honey. It’s the mileage. – Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark It was 40 years ago, give or take a few days, that my mom, Beatriz Diaz-Granados, and I went to see Raiders of the Lost Ark, a new action-adventure movie produced by George Lucas, written by Lawrence Kasdan,Continue reading “Movie Watcher Memories: Indiana Jones, Mom, and Me”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 9, 2021, or: Indiana Jones and the Search for the Delayed Shipment (of 4K Blu-rays)

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Presently, the temperature is 78˚F (26˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the southeast at 4 MPH (6 KM/H) and humidity at 47%, the heat index is 77˚F (25˚C). Today’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies andContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 9, 2021, or: Indiana Jones and the Search for the Delayed Shipment (of 4K Blu-rays)”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, June 8, 2021, or: ‘Baseball’ Arrives Today, ‘Indy’ Box Set Hasn’t Shipped

Hi. Dear Reader. It’s late morning in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 84˚F (29˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 49% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 10 MPH (12 KM/H), the heat index is 89˚F (32˚C). Today’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies andContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, June 8, 2021, or: ‘Baseball’ Arrives Today, ‘Indy’ Box Set Hasn’t Shipped”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, June 7, 2021, or: Another Sleep-Deprived Night in Florida & Closely-Watched Packages

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, June 7, 2021. Presently, the temperature is 80˚F (26˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 45% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 5 MPH (10 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 78˚F (26˚C). Today we can expect partly sunnyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, June 7, 2021, or: Another Sleep-Deprived Night in Florida & Closely-Watched Packages”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 31, 2021, or: The Immediate Past, Present, and (Near) Future….

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, May 31, 2021. In the United States and its territories, it is Memorial Day, a federal holiday originally set aside to honor the men and women who died while serving in the military in our country’s wars but is now mostly  theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 31, 2021, or: The Immediate Past, Present, and (Near) Future….”

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 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?!?!?”