Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 30, 2022, or: Better a Late Post than None at All…


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on a sunny and mildly warm fall afternoon on Friday, September 30, 2022. If it weren’t for all the patio furniture that neither the Caregiver nor the three young adult children have not bothered to take back outside, you’d never know that only twoContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 30, 2022, or: Better a Late Post than None at All…”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 6, 2022, or: After 11 Years, My Blogger Blog FINALLY Starts Paying Out


Well, it finally happened. Last night, while I was doing my weekly look at the AdSense account of the Blogger precursor to this blog, I noticed that after 11 years and 1,404 blog posts, I finally reached the $100 payment threshold necessary for Google to pay me the ad revenue generated by my content onContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 6, 2022, or: After 11 Years, My Blogger Blog FINALLY Starts Paying Out”

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)”

Movie Review: ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ (1964)


The Umbrellas of Cherbourg/Les Parapluies de Cherbourg  (1964) Written and Directed by: Jacques Demy Music by: Michel Legrand Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel, Ellen Farner, Mirelle Perrey, Harald Wolff, Jean Champion Madame Emery: Stop crying. Look at me. People only die of love in movies. On December 16, 1964, 20th CenturyContinue reading “Movie Review: ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ (1964)”

On Films & Film-Watching: Chills, Thrills, and Creepy Things that Go Bump in the Night


October is, of course, the month that ends with Halloween. Since that holiday is only 11 days off (as I write this), it’s a good excuse opportunity for me to tell you about my favorite horror films and TV miniseries. Of the 414 Blu-ray titles – including ones that I have multiple versions of –Continue reading “On Films & Film-Watching: Chills, Thrills, and Creepy Things that Go Bump in the Night”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 25, 2021, or: Significa and Insignifica Redux


Hi, Dear Reader. It’s mid-afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, July 25, 2021. It is hot outside: the current temperature is 89˚F (32˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 51% and the wind blowing at 6 MPH (9 KM/H) from the north-northeast, the feels-like temperature is 99˚F (37˚C). Today, the skies will beContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 25, 2021, or: Significa and Insignifica Redux”

Movie Review: ‘Black Sunday’ (1977)


Black Sunday (1977) Written by: Ernest Lehman, Kenneth Ross, and Ivan Moffat Directed by: John Frankenheimer Starring: Bruce Dern, Martha Keller, Robert Shaw, Fritz Weaver On March 11, 1977, nearly a quarter of a century before Al Qaeda’s horrifying attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, a relatively smallContinue reading “Movie Review: ‘Black Sunday’ (1977)”

Movie Review: ‘Oliver’s Story’


Oliver’s Story (1978) Written by: Erich Segal & John Korty Directed by: John Korty Starring: Ryan O’Neal, Candice Bergen, Ray Milland, Ed Binns With the popular and critical success of Arthur Hiller’s 1970 Love Story (it grossed over $100,000,000 at the box office), and perhaps taking some inspiration from Universal Studios’ tendency to make “let’sContinue reading “Movie Review: ‘Oliver’s Story’”

Movie Review: ‘Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World’


Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) Written  by: Peter Weir & John Collee Based on: Master and Commander and The Far Side of the World, by Patrick O’Brian Directed by: Peter Weir Starring: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, James D’Arcy, Billy Boyd, Max Pirkis, Lee Ingleby, Edward Woodall, Richard McCabe Even thoughContinue reading “Movie Review: ‘Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World’”

On Movies: P.J. Cai’s Review of ‘Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss’


As the team who created Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss prepares its next film project, it is timely (and appropriate) that P.J. Cai, blogger and a former reviewer at Epinions, wrote a review of the 2020 short film directed by actor/director/editor Juan Carlos Hernandez and written by Your Humble Correspondent over atContinue reading “On Movies: P.J. Cai’s Review of ‘Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss’”