TV Documentary/Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns – The Definitive History of America’s Pastime, 1840s-2009’

Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns – The Definitive History of America’s Pastime, 1840s-2009  (1994, 2010) Written by: Geoffrey C. Ward (Episodes 1-9), Ken Burns (Episodes 1-11), David McMahon (Episodes 10-11), and Lynn Novick (Episodes 10 and 11). Directed by: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick Starring: John Chancellor (Narrator, 1994 Series), Keith David (Narrator, 2010 Series),Continue reading “TV Documentary/Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns – The Definitive History of America’s Pastime, 1840s-2009’”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, June 25, 2021, or: About Last Night….

Hey, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in my corner of Florida on Friday, June 25, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 78˚F (25˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 71% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 7 MPH (14 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 76˚F (25˚C). Today’s forecast advises us to watchContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, June 25, 2021, or: About Last Night….”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, June 24, 2021, or: My Blu-ray Collection Runneth Over

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, June 24, 2021. The current temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 59% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 76˚F (24˚C). Today’s forecast: thunderstorms will roll through our areaContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, June 24, 2021, or: My Blu-ray Collection Runneth Over”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 23, 2021, or: The Long, Long Morning of an Unwilling Insomniac

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s late morning on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 81˚F (27˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 2 MPH (3 KM/H) and humidity at 63%, the feels-like temperature is 79˚F (26˚C). Today’s forecast calls for scattered rain showers andContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 23, 2021, or: The Long, Long Morning of an Unwilling Insomniac”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, June 18, 2021, or: Closely Watched Storms….and Packages

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is almost noon here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, June 18, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 80˚F (26˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 61% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 2 MPH (2 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 78˚F (26˚C). Today’s forecast calls for mostly cloudyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, June 18, 2021, or: Closely Watched Storms….and Packages”

Blu-ray Set/TV Documentary Series Review: ‘The World at War’

On November 16, 2010, A&E Home Entertainment released The World at War, a nine-disc box set which presented the internationally-renowned 26-part British television documentary about the Second World War. Restored and remastered by Fremantle (the British multinational TV production company that makes American Idol, America’s Got Talent, and Family Feud) for high definition rebroadcasts andContinue reading “Blu-ray Set/TV Documentary Series Review: ‘The World at War’”

My Blu-Ray Collection: New Acquisitions!

Hello, Dear Reader. It is mid-morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, May 17, 2021. Presently, it is a cool late spring day. The temperature is 71˚ F (21˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 34% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), the feels-like factor is 67˚F (20˚C).Continue reading “My Blu-Ray Collection: New Acquisitions!”

Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures’ (2012)

On September 18, 2012, Paramount Home Media Distribution and Lucasfilm Ltd. released Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures, a five Blu-ray disc box set of the four Indiana Jones feature films produced by George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg. It consisted of: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark[1] (1981) Indiana Jones andContinue reading “Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures’ (2012)”

TV Miniseries/Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Band of Brothers’

On November 11, 2008 – Veterans’ Day – HBO Home Entertainment released the Blu-ray edition of Band of Brothers, a 10-part miniseries based on the 1992 book by Stephen Ambrose. Co-produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, Band of Brothers follows Easy (“E” in the U.S. Army’ 1944 phonetic alphabet) Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,Continue reading “TV Miniseries/Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Band of Brothers’”

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”