Movie Magic (A Haiku)


In a darkened room Images and sounds combine. Oh, the joys of film!

On Movies & Movie Collecting: A Mid-Month Update for January 18, 2023


If you’re a regular visitor to A Certain Point of View, Too, you know that I love to collect (and watch) movies – and a few select TV series – on home media. Most of my collection consists of high-definition Blu-ray discs (BDs); per my Collection page on Blu-ray.com (which serves as my personal catalogContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: A Mid-Month Update for January 18, 2023”

On Movies & Movie-Watching: My (Tentative) TBW List for January 10-14, 2023


On My To-Be-Watched (TBW) List: Even though I have an extensive movie collection on Blu-ray and DVD (105 4K UHD Blu-rays. 526 2K Blu-rays, and 248 DVDs), I don’t have a literal TBW stack. I do have lots of shelf space, so when I say I have a “TBW List,” it’s often a mental andContinue reading “On Movies & Movie-Watching: My (Tentative) TBW List for January 10-14, 2023”

Tempus Fugit: or, Longing for All My Yesterdays in the Summer of ’22


Time’s Relentless March “It is strange how we hold on to the pieces of the past while we wait for our futures.” ― Ally Condie, Matched As August 2022 reaches the two-thirds of the month mark and meteorological fall waits in the seasonal wings, my thoughts turn once again to the past, especially to theContinue reading “Tempus Fugit: or, Longing for All My Yesterdays in the Summer of ’22”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, August 17, 2022, or: Movies, Wargames, and Headaches Do Not a Tuesday Night Make


My Tuesday Movie Night: Dinosaurs, Locusts, and Commie Invaders This morning I updated my Collection page in my Member profile at http://www.bluray.com and moved three titles – Jurassic World Dominion – Steelbook (Expanded Edition), Jurassic World: Ultimate Collection, and Red Dawn: Collector’s Edition from the Ordered section to Owned. The package with those pre-orders arrivedContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, August 17, 2022, or: Movies, Wargames, and Headaches Do Not a Tuesday Night Make”

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’”

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”

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”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: The Starship Enterprise’s Original Crew Gets the 4K Treatment in Paramount’s Upcoming ‘Star Trek: The Original 6-Movie Collection’ Box Set


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, July 7, 2022. It is a hot, humid summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 88°F (31°C) under mostly cloudy conditions. With the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 5 MPH (8 KM/H) and humidity at 73%, the heatContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: The Starship Enterprise’s Original Crew Gets the 4K Treatment in Paramount’s Upcoming ‘Star Trek: The Original 6-Movie Collection’ Box Set”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: ‘Catch Me if You Can’ Turns 20 this Year (and Other ‘Tempus Fugit’ Musings)


Hello, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, June 13, 2022. It is a hot, humid, and cloudy early summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Today’s forecast is typical for our wet season; the current temperature is 84°F (29°C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 84% and theContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: ‘Catch Me if You Can’ Turns 20 this Year (and Other ‘Tempus Fugit’ Musings)”