On Film and Film-Watching: Revisiting ‘The Hunt for Red October’ in 4K…and Listening to the Commentary Track

Well, it’s early afternoon in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Even though it is ostensibly autumn, because we are in the subtropical zone it is summer-like hot outside. The current temperature is 86˚F (30˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 41% and the wind blowing from the north-northwest at 8 MPHContinue reading “On Film and Film-Watching: Revisiting ‘The Hunt for Red October’ in 4K…and Listening to the Commentary Track”

From the Epinions Files: ‘Anna Nicole Smith: Exposed’ DVD Review

(Written for Epinions in 2004, when I was 41!) Erotic? No. Soporific? Yes. Warning: This review deals with a DVD that contains “erotic” material, and as such contains references to nudity, sexuality, and other topics which may be offensive to some readers. Part One: Sex, Money, and Balancing Budgets, or, Why I Own this AwfulContinue reading “From the Epinions Files: ‘Anna Nicole Smith: Exposed’ DVD Review”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, October 8, 2021, or: When Preordering New Blu-ray Releases Becomes a Game of ‘Hurry Up & Wait’

Hi, there. Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, October 8, 2021. It’s a hot, muggy “autumn” day in west-central Florida. The current temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 72% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, October 8, 2021, or: When Preordering New Blu-ray Releases Becomes a Game of ‘Hurry Up & Wait’”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, September 18, 2021, or: Good Box Sets Come to Those Who Wait….

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in my corner of west-central Florida on Saturday, September 18, 2021. It is a muggy early meteorological fall day. The current temperature is 82˚F (29 under partly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the southwest at 3 MPH (4 KM/H) and humidity at 66%, the heatContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, September 18, 2021, or: Good Box Sets Come to Those Who Wait….”

On Movies: A Brief Statistical Overview of My Blu-ray Collection

Hi there. It is early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, August 29, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 90˚F under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 58% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 7 MPH, the feels-like temperature is 103˚F. Today’s forecast: We can expect scattered rain showers and a highContinue reading “On Movies: A Brief Statistical Overview of My Blu-ray Collection”

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”

My Blu-Ray Collection: New Acquisitions!

Hello, Dear Reader. It is mid-morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, May 17, 2021. Presently, it is a cool late spring day. The temperature is 71˚ F (21˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 34% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), the feels-like factor is 67˚F (20˚C).Continue reading “My Blu-Ray Collection: New Acquisitions!”

Movie Watcher Memories, or: Mom Nixes Shark Pic

I was 12-and-one-quarter years old when Steven Spielberg’s Jaws made its theatrical debut on June 20, 1975 and lived with my widowed mother, Beatriz Diaz-Granados, in a house in the unincorporated community of Westchester in suburban Miami-Dade County. At the time, it was just us two living at the house on Southwest 102nd Ave; myContinue reading “Movie Watcher Memories, or: Mom Nixes Shark Pic”