On Movies & Movie Collecting: Looks Like Tomorrow I Will Have an Embarrassment of (Blu-ray) Riches….


Well, if all goes well tomorrow, my Blu-ray collection will be somewhat larger once my three – yep, three – Amazon pre-orders arrive here in lovely Lithia, Florida as scheduled. I was originally only expecting one, the Shout! Factory’s Collector’s Edition 4K UHD release of 1984’s Red Dawn. It’s one of my few “guilty pleasures”Continue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Looks Like Tomorrow I Will Have an Embarrassment of (Blu-ray) Riches….”

Weekend Update for Sunday, August 14, 2022, or: What? Rain Again? Hey, It’s Just Florida in Summer…


“A person should always be willing to adjust for a rainy day. That was a good attitude in all of life, but was a reality to the way of life for those residing in Florida.” ― M. Reali-Elliott, Summer 20XX It’s early afternoon on a mid-August Sunday in the Tampa Bay area, and it’s notContinue reading “Weekend Update for Sunday, August 14, 2022, or: What? Rain Again? Hey, It’s Just Florida in Summer…”

Movie/Blu-ray Set Review: ‘The Final Countdown’


The Final Countdown (1980) Directed by: Don Taylor Written by: David Ambrose & Gerry Davis and Thomas Hunter & Peter Powell. Based on a story by Thomas Hunter, Peter Powell, & David Ambrose Starring: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino, , Charles Durning, Ron O’Neal, Soon Teck-Oh, Victor Mohica Lasky: Think of theContinue reading “Movie/Blu-ray Set Review: ‘The Final Countdown’”

Trivial Pursuits: What Would 1972 Me Think About My 2022 World?


Well, Dear Reader, here I am again, posting on A Certain Point of View, Too a mere two hours after posting another mini-memoir Tempus Fugit piece about my memories of the summer of 1972. In between then and now, I had a late brunch (two fried eggs, four slices of toasted bread, and three mugsContinue reading “Trivial Pursuits: What Would 1972 Me Think About My 2022 World?”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 6, 2022, or: Old Movies, a TV Set, and Me on a Summer Friday Night in Florida


Another weekend, another hot and stormy day in the Tampa Bay area. Last night was yet another somewhat unexciting and lonely evening; the Caregiver has taken to staying in the master bedroom after work hours, supposedly grieving over the recent death of her boyfriend and spending countless hours by herself. Sometimes she reads nothing butContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 6, 2022, or: Old Movies, a TV Set, and Me on a Summer Friday Night in Florida”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, June 20, 2022, or: Keeping My Eye on My Amazon Orders…and Pre-Orders!


Hi, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, June 20, 2022. It is a hot early summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 87°F (30°C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 68% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, June 20, 2022, or: Keeping My Eye on My Amazon Orders…and Pre-Orders!”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, June 9, 2022, or: Rainy Thursday, & How I Spent My ‘Hump Day’


Hi there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. It is a hot, humid, and sometime rainy day in the Tampa Bay area. Presently, the temperature is 80°F (27°C) under rainy conditions. With humidity at 80% and the wind blowing from the west at 6 MPH (10 KM/H),Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, June 9, 2022, or: Rainy Thursday, & How I Spent My ‘Hump Day’”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, June 4, 2022, or: Weather, Personal Traditions, and Ennui


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Saturday, June 4, 2022. It is a gray, gloomy early summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 74˚F (24˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 96% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 8 MPH (13 KM/H), theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, June 4, 2022, or: Weather, Personal Traditions, and Ennui”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: My Copy of ‘Gremlins’ is On Its Way!


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s midday – or nearly so – here in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, June 2,2022. It is a hot, steamy early summer day in the Tampa Bay area. The current temperature is 86°F (30°C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 63% and the wind blowing from the east at 8Continue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: My Copy of ‘Gremlins’ is On Its Way!”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 1, 2022, or: Summer Hath Arrived…and My Movie Collection Grows Yet Again


Greetings and salutations, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. It is a hot first day of (meteorological) summer in the Tampa Bay area. As I write this, the temperature is 83°F (28°C) under mostly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 11 MPHContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 1, 2022, or: Summer Hath Arrived…and My Movie Collection Grows Yet Again”