Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, January 4, 2023, or: Things That Brought Me Some Joy in 2022


Although I will not remember 2022 with a great deal of fondness, I can’t say that the year was devoid of its momentary joys and pleasures. After all, I’ve watched some great movies (on home media, unfortunately, but I still watched them), read some interesting and entertaining books, listened to music I had not listenedContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, January 4, 2023, or: Things That Brought Me Some Joy in 2022”

Music Album Review: ‘Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium, June 22 & 23, 1990’ (2022)


Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium, June 22 & 23, 1990 (2022) Produced & Directed by: Jon Small Producers: Steve Cohen & John Jackson Starring: Billy Joel, David Brown, Tommy Byrnes, Schuyler Deale, Mark Rivera, Liberty DeVitto, Jeffrey Jacobs, Crystal Taliefero Release Date: November 4, 2022 The Piano Man Comes Home to The Bronx! BillyContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium, June 22 & 23, 1990’ (2022)”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 3, 2022, or: Movies, Moods, and Aspirations


From Books to Movies Since yesterday I posted about my infamous To Be Read (TBR) list and how I tend to read different books about the same topic (for instance, the invasion of Japan that mercifully did not take place), today’s installment of A Certain Point of View, Too will be about the To BeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 3, 2022, or: Movies, Moods, and Aspirations”

On Blu-ray Discs and Blu-ray Collecting: My Collection Gets a Bit Spicy with the Addition of the 1970s-era ‘Emmanuelle’ Trilogy


On Movies & Collecting – An Update on My Blu-ray Collection I love movies. After reading, which was – and always will be – my “first love” where pastimes are concerned and is the main reason why I’ve always wanted to write, movies rank a close second. So much so, in fact, that when IContinue reading “On Blu-ray Discs and Blu-ray Collecting: My Collection Gets a Bit Spicy with the Addition of the 1970s-era ‘Emmanuelle’ Trilogy”

About Blu-rays: First Looks at ‘Star Trek: Picard’ and ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’


Last night I finished my three-night “binge watch” of Star Trek: Picard’s second season, which was released on Blu-ray by Paramount on Tuesday. The series, which was created as a three-season-long story for the streaming service Paramount+, is a sequel to Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) and the four feature films that followed it.Continue reading “About Blu-rays: First Looks at ‘Star Trek: Picard’ and ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 13, 2022, or: Odds & Ends


Keep on Trekkin’ As I wrote in today’s first post for A Certain Point of View, Too, the U.S. Post Office came through and delivered my package with Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture 6-Movie Collection, the new 15-disc (seven 4K UHD Blu-ray discs and eight 2K HD Blu-ray discs) box set that presents (forContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 13, 2022, or: Odds & Ends”

Old Gamers Never Die: Fighting Near a Nuclear Power Plant in ‘Regiments’ Poses New Twists, New Challenges


Regiments: The Battle for a ‘Hot’ Zone Last night, after trying – and failing – to choose a movie or TV show to watch, I decided to play Regiments again. Once more I selected the Skirmish titled Raw Power, which depicts a fictional 1989 battle near what looks like a nuclear plant in what wasContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Fighting Near a Nuclear Power Plant in ‘Regiments’ Poses New Twists, New Challenges”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Red Alert! Red Alert! A Quick Update on My ‘Star Trek’ 6-Movie Box Set


James T. Kirk: Mr. Sulu, ahead warp one. Hikaru Sulu: Warp one, sir. Chief DiFalco: Heading, sir? James T. Kirk: Out there. Thataway – Star Trek: The Motion Picture (final lines) Before I log off from my computer for the night, I just want to give you a quick update regarding my Star Trek: TheContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Red Alert! Red Alert! A Quick Update on My ‘Star Trek’ 6-Movie Box Set”

Movie Review: ‘Maid in Sweden’ (1971)


Maid in Sweden (1971) Directed by: Dan Wolman (Credited as Floch Johnson) Written by: Ronnie Friedland and George T. Norris Starring: Christina Lindberg (Credited as Kristina Lindberg), Monika Ekman, Krister Ekman, Leif Neislund, Per Axel Arosenius, Itela Frodi, Tina Hedström, Henrik Meyer, Vivianne Öjengen, Jim Engelau On August 9, Kino Lorber and MGM released theContinue reading “Movie Review: ‘Maid in Sweden’ (1971)”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Rewatching ‘Red Dawn’ & Doing Some ‘Housekeeping’ Chores with My ‘Star Wars’ Discs


Last night I rewatched the original 1984 Red Dawn, a Reagan-era action-adventure film about a small band of young Coloradans who become resistance fighters when the Soviet Union, Cuba, and Nicaragua invade the U.S. in an alternate version of the 1980s where NATO dissolves, Mexico is plunged into a revolution, and unrest and famine threatenContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Rewatching ‘Red Dawn’ & Doing Some ‘Housekeeping’ Chores with My ‘Star Wars’ Discs”