Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 16, 2021, or: I Think I Can Have a Steven Spielberg 4K Film Festival Soon

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The current temperature Is 81˚F (26˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 68% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 86˚F (30˚C). Today’s forecast calls for thunderstorms to passContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 16, 2021, or: I Think I Can Have a Steven Spielberg 4K Film Festival Soon”

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’”

Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Star Trek: The Compendium’

On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, Paramount Home Media Distribution released Star Trek: The Compendium, a four-disc box set with two reissued Blu-ray discs (BDs): the 2009 Star Trek “Kelvin reboot” and a “new and improved” home media version of 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness. Coming out less than a year after Paramount’s original home mediaContinue reading “Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Star Trek: The Compendium’”

Blu-ray Review: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ (Multi-Screen Edition)

On Tuesday, March 31, Buena Vista Home Entertainment (BVHE) and Lucasfilm officially released Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on two Blu-ray formats, 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) and the older High Definition (HD) Blu-ray discs (BD) in several combinations, including a Multi-Screen Edition with two HD BDs and an insert with a Movies AnywhereContinue reading “Blu-ray Review: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ (Multi-Screen Edition)”

Book Review: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Expanded Edition

On March 17, Del Rey Books (an imprint of Random House based in New York) published Rae Carlson’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Expanded Edition, a novelization of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker, the last installment of the Skywalker Saga. Published nearly 44 years after Alan Dean Foster’s Star Wars:Continue reading “Book Review: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Expanded Edition”

Movie Review: ‘Star Wars – Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker’

Star Wars – Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (marketed as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) (2019) Directed by: J.J. Abrams Written by: Chris Terrio and J.J. Abrams Story by: Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, Chris Terrio, and J.J. Abrams. Based on characters and situations created by George Lucas Starring: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac,Continue reading “Movie Review: ‘Star Wars – Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker’”