On Blu-ray Discs and Blu-ray Collecting: My Collection Gets a Bit Spicy with the Addition of the 1970s-era ‘Emmanuelle’ Trilogy


On Movies & Collecting – An Update on My Blu-ray Collection I love movies. After reading, which was – and always will be – my “first love” where pastimes are concerned and is the main reason why I’ve always wanted to write, movies rank a close second. So much so, in fact, that when IContinue reading “On Blu-ray Discs and Blu-ray Collecting: My Collection Gets a Bit Spicy with the Addition of the 1970s-era ‘Emmanuelle’ Trilogy”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Amazon Comes Through; My Copy of ‘Maid in Sweden’ is Here


It’s early evening here, and although it seemed as though the last of the Dog Days of Summer 2022 would be a literal wash-out, the thunderstorms that were predicted for the afternoon never came close to Fish Hawk Ranch, the sprawling planned community in the Tampa Bay area that I have called home since earlyContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Amazon Comes Through; My Copy of ‘Maid in Sweden’ is Here”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Keeping My Eye On ‘Maid In Sweden’ and Other Pre-Orders


It’s mid-afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on a cloudy – and at times rainy – Tuesday in August of 2022, and as I sit here in the semi-darkness of my small bedroom/writing room, I’m checking on Amazon if my pre-order of Maid in Sweden has shipped yet. Well, as of 5:20 PM Eastern, the Blu-rayContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Keeping My Eye On ‘Maid In Sweden’ and Other Pre-Orders”

On Movies & Movie Watching: TBW Lists are Aspirational Documents, Not Ironclad Contracts…..


A few days ago – on April 8, to be exact – I posted a “To Be Watched” (TBW) list of movies that I aspired to watch over the April 8-10 weekend. To wit: Chernobyl (2019) A Walk in the Sun (1945) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Casablanca (1942) The African Queen (1951) Catch Me If You Can (2002)Continue reading “On Movies & Movie Watching: TBW Lists are Aspirational Documents, Not Ironclad Contracts…..”

Movie Review: ‘Black Sunday’ (1977)


Black Sunday (1977) Written by: Ernest Lehman, Kenneth Ross, and Ivan Moffat Directed by: John Frankenheimer Starring: Bruce Dern, Martha Keller, Robert Shaw, Fritz Weaver On March 11, 1977, nearly a quarter of a century before Al Qaeda’s horrifying attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, a relatively smallContinue reading “Movie Review: ‘Black Sunday’ (1977)”

On Movies: My Favorite Films from the 1970s


On Movies: My Favorite Films from the 1970s I was born in 1963, eight months before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas and four months before MGM released John Sturges’ The Great Escape in theaters. And, as far as I can remember, I first went to a movie in a theater –Continue reading “On Movies: My Favorite Films from the 1970s”