Memories of a College Journalist: Reviewing ‘Amerika’

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, August 26, 2021. It’s a bit cooler than usual for a late summer morning in the Sunshine State; the current temperature is 74˚F (24˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 63% and the wind blowing at 3 MPH (5 KM/H) fromContinue reading “Memories of a College Journalist: Reviewing ‘Amerika’”

Movie Watcher Memories: ‘The Star Wars Trilogy’ DVD Box Set…and Why I Won’t Part With It

Hello, there. It is late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, August 16, 2021. It is a warm, humid day; the current temperature is 82˚F (28˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 67% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 8 MPH (10 KM/H), the heat index is 88˚F (32˚C). Today’sContinue reading “Movie Watcher Memories: ‘The Star Wars Trilogy’ DVD Box Set…and Why I Won’t Part With It”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 14, 2021, or: Fred, Grace, Insomnia, and Nocturnal Activities

Hey there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Since it’s midsummer here in the Sunshine State, the weather picture is typical for the season. Currently, the temperature is 86˚F (30˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 64% and the wind blowing from the east at 7Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 14, 2021, or: Fred, Grace, Insomnia, and Nocturnal Activities”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 18, 2021, or: When Past & Present Collide

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, July 18, 2021. Currently the temperature is 85˚F (29˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 53% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 7 MPH (8 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 93˚F (34˚C). Today’s forecast is a repeat of yesterday’s –Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 18, 2021, or: When Past & Present Collide”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, July 15, 2021, or: Of Noises in the Night and the End of ‘Judge Judy’ is Nigh

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, July 15, 2021. It is going to be a hot but less rainy day; currently, the temperature is 85˚F (29˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 50% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, July 15, 2021, or: Of Noises in the Night and the End of ‘Judge Judy’ is Nigh”

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”

TV Movie Review: ‘Fatherland’

Fatherland (1994) Written by: Stanley Weiser & Ron Hutchinson Based on: Fatherland: A Novel by Robert Harris Directed by: Christopher Menaul Starring:  Rutger Hauer, Miranda Richardson, Peter Vaughan, Michael Kitchen, Jean Marsh, John Woodvine In 1992, Robert Harris, a British journalist and author of the non-fiction book Selling Hitler, became prominent as a first-time novelistContinue reading “TV Movie Review: ‘Fatherland’”

Book Review: ‘The Civil War: An Illustrated History’

The Civil War: An Illustrated History (1990) Published by: Alfred A. Knopf, New York Genre: American History/Documentary Series Tie-In Written By: Geoffrey C. Ward with Ric Burns and Ken Burns The most important programming public television offers, even in the 2020s, is a diverse range of historical documentaries that are never aired on the otherContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The Civil War: An Illustrated History’”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, April 3, 2021, or: Update on Popcorn Sky Productions’ New Film Project

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s late afternoon on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Here in New Hometown, Florida the temperature is 73˚F (23˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 13 MPH (20 KM/H) and humidity at 39%, the feels-like temperature is 73˚F (23˚C). We are at the forecast high temperature, andContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, April 3, 2021, or: Update on Popcorn Sky Productions’ New Film Project”

Miniseries Review: ‘Salem’s Lot – The Miniseries’ (2004)

Salem’s Lot: The Miniseries (2004) Written by: Peter Filardi, based on the novel by Stephen King Directed by: Mikael Solomon Starring: Rob Lowe, Andre Braugher, Donald Sutherland, Samantha Mathis, Rutger Hauer, James Cromwell Matt Burke: Uh, Mr. Mears, should anyone in their right mind trust an author? Ben Mears: A good author illuminates truth. [toContinue reading “Miniseries Review: ‘Salem’s Lot – The Miniseries’ (2004)”