On Movies & Movie Watching: Happy – and Bittersweet – Anniversary, ‘Star Wars’ Prequels!

On Monday, May 16, 2022, many Facebook groups devoted to Star Wars – including the Non-Toxic Star Wars Fanbase and igrewupstarwars.com – featured a plethora of posts devoted to the 20th anniversary of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones’ theatrical release. Today, May 19, 2022, also marks the anniversary of the premiere –Continue reading “On Movies & Movie Watching: Happy – and Bittersweet – Anniversary, ‘Star Wars’ Prequels!”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 16, 2022, or: The ‘Better Late Than Never’ Post

Hi, there, Dear Reader. I apologize for posting so late – it’s mid-afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, May 16, 2022 – but I am having trouble focusing on my writing today. I planned to write another Old Gamers Never Die post about Crusade in Europe, but my heart just isn’t in it. I alsoContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 16, 2022, or: The ‘Better Late Than Never’ Post”

On Movies: A Quick & Dirty Update on ‘Inglourious Basterds’

Okay, so I finally finished watching Inglourious Basterds last night. And on the “Big TV” out in the Common Room at that. Of course, I had to wait till the Caregiver and her boyfriend went to the master bedroom for the night, but at least I didn’t have to watch it on my smaller –Continue reading “On Movies: A Quick & Dirty Update on ‘Inglourious Basterds’”

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…..”

On Movies: Some of My Favorite Lines from the Silver Screen

               If you’re a regular reader of A Certain Point of View, Too, you know – or ought to know – that I dig movies. I love movies from many different genres; not every genre, mind, but there’s enough variety in my home media library to cover most mainstream tastes. As far as entertainment goes,Continue reading “On Movies: Some of My Favorite Lines from the Silver Screen”

On Movie Collections: My Current To Be Watched (TBW) List – March 2022 Edition

Ever since I bought my first videocassette recorder in the summer of 1984 – it was a VHS machine from a company whose name I’ve forgotten and it cost me the princely sum of $400.00 ($1,092.27 in 2022 dollars) plus Florida sales tax – I have collected “home media” versions of movies I either sawContinue reading “On Movie Collections: My Current To Be Watched (TBW) List – March 2022 Edition”

On Movies: He’s America’s Storyteller, or: Why I Am a Spielberg Fan

I don’t dream at night, I dream at day, I dream all day; I’m dreaming for a living.― Steven Spielberg On December 18, 2021 – less than two months ago – Steven Spielberg celebrated his 75th birthday. Eight days earlier, 20th Century Studios (the former 20th Century Fox Film Corporation and now a wholly owned subsidiaryContinue reading “On Movies: He’s America’s Storyteller, or: Why I Am a Spielberg Fan”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, February 5, 2022, or: The ‘West Side Story’ Book Has Arrived!

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Saturday, February 5, 2022. It is a grey and chilly winter day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 64˚F (18˚C) under cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the northeast at 9 MPH (14 KM/H) and humidity at 73%, theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, February 5, 2022, or: The ‘West Side Story’ Book Has Arrived!”

On Movies: Reflections on Films, Life, and the Passage of Time

“Four days will quickly steep themselves in nights; Four nights will quickly dream away the time.” ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream The passage of time, ‘tis a quirky thing. This weekend I purchased the Blu-ray of writer-director Lawrence Kasdan’s Body Heat, a modern take on film noir classics a la Double Indemnity andContinue reading “On Movies: Reflections on Films, Life, and the Passage of Time”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, July 23, 2021, or: How I Went to Movies So Bad I Had to Leave the Theater Before the End

Greetings, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, July 23, 2021. It is going to be another scorching summer day. The current temperature is 86˚F (30˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 53% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), the heat index isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, July 23, 2021, or: How I Went to Movies So Bad I Had to Leave the Theater Before the End”