On Movies: My Favorite ‘Based on Actual Events’ Films

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, August 21, 2021. It is a steamy-hot and rainy late summer day. The temperature is 89˚F (32˚C) under light rain conditions. With humidity at 57% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “On Movies: My Favorite ‘Based on Actual Events’ Films”

Musings & Thoughts for August 19, 2021, or: My Blu-ray Collection Expands…Yet Again!

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s midday here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, August 19, 2021. It is going to be what they call a “scorcher” today. The temperature outside is 88˚F (31˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 49% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 5 MPH (8 KM/H), the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for August 19, 2021, or: My Blu-ray Collection Expands…Yet Again!”

On Movies: My Favorite Films by Steven Spielberg

I have been an avid movie watcher all of my life. I still remember the first movie I saw in a theater – a reissue of John Sturges’ 1963 World War II POW action-adventure film The Great Escape – back in 1969. And over the past 52 years I have been exposed to some ofContinue reading “On Movies: My Favorite Films by Steven Spielberg”

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”

On Movies: My Favorite Films from the 1980s

According to a pie chart in the Statistics page of my Blu-ray.com Blu-ray Collection, 17% of the movies I own were produced and released in the 1980s. That’s the third-largest percentage overall (eclipsed only by the 2000s [23.5%] and 2010s [22.4%] and the biggest wedge of movies made in the 20th Century. For me, theContinue reading “On Movies: My Favorite Films from the 1980s”

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”