News from Tinseltown: Amazon Reportedly Buys MGM for $8.45B; Collider Puts Out a Non-Story About the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy’s ‘Lack of Overall Plan’

Hi, Dear Reader. As I sit here at my desk to write this post, it is noon on Thursday, May 27, 2021. It is a warm late spring day in New Hometown, Florida. The current temperature is 86˚F (30˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 3 MPH (5 KM/H) andContinue reading “News from Tinseltown: Amazon Reportedly Buys MGM for $8.45B; Collider Puts Out a Non-Story About the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy’s ‘Lack of Overall Plan’”

Happy 44th Anniversary, Star Wars!

Hello, there. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. It is a sultry late spring day in the Sunshine State; currently, the temperature is 78˚F (26˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 31% and a southeasterly breeze blowing at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the heat index is 76˚F (24˚C).Continue reading “Happy 44th Anniversary, Star Wars!”

4K UHD Blu-ray Review: ‘Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope’

If you are a regular visitor to A Certain Point of View, Too, you probably remember that I bought the exclusive-to-Best Buy Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 27-disc UHD/HD Blu-ray box set earlier this year. At $249.99 (plus sales tax, fees, and surcharges), this is the most expensive box set I’ve ever purchased. Considering thatContinue reading “4K UHD Blu-ray Review: ‘Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope’”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, December 4, 2020, or: 21 Shopping Days Till Christmas…and My New 4K UHD TV Rocks!

Hi there! As I start this latest installment of A Certain Point of View, Too, it is mid-afternoon on Friday, December 4, 2020. Currently, the temperature in New Hometown, Florida is 74˚F (23˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 66% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, December 4, 2020, or: 21 Shopping Days Till Christmas…and My New 4K UHD TV Rocks!”

Movie Watcher Memories: ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ at 40

On May 21, 1980, Twentieth Century Fox released director Irvin Kershner’s Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to writer-director George Lucas’ Star Wars, which was retroactively retitled as Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope for its Summer 1981 re-release. Like Star Wars, it opened mid-week close to MemorialContinue reading “Movie Watcher Memories: ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ at 40”

Odds & Ends: My ‘Star Wars’ Blu-ray collection has a new addition

My Star Wars Blu-ray collection just got a little larger yesterday. Yesterday afternoon, FedEx dropped off the latest addition to my already-substantial treasure trove of Star Wars Blu-rays: the 18-disc 1080p Blu-ray-only edition of Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Like the larger Buena Vista Home Entertainment (BVHE) and Lucasfilm Ltd. Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga,Continue reading “Odds & Ends: My ‘Star Wars’ Blu-ray collection has a new addition”

Book Review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Adaptation (Marvel Comics)

On June 18, 2019, Marvel Comics published the trade paperback edition of Solo; A Star Wars Story, which collected issues 1-7 of writer Robbie Thompson and artist Will Sliney’s adaptation of director Ron Howard’s 2018 film about the early adventures of Han Solo, Chewbacca the Wookiee, and their first caper as smugglers in the earlyContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Adaptation (Marvel Comics)”