On Movies & Movie Collecting: ‘Young Sherlock Holmes’ – Hey, a Guy CAN Change His Mind…if He Can Afford To, Anyway


Remember, Dear Reader, when I told you yesterday that I’d canceled a couple of movie pre-orders on Amazon due to necessary budget cuts? I didn’t have a long list of pre-orders, mind you, especially for titles with January 2023 release dates, such as Groundhog Day: 30th Anniversary Edition (January 10) and Young Sherlock Holmes (JanuaryContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: ‘Young Sherlock Holmes’ – Hey, a Guy CAN Change His Mind…if He Can Afford To, Anyway”

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”

Old Gamers Never Die: Fighting Near a Nuclear Power Plant in ‘Regiments’ Poses New Twists, New Challenges


Regiments: The Battle for a ‘Hot’ Zone Last night, after trying – and failing – to choose a movie or TV show to watch, I decided to play Regiments again. Once more I selected the Skirmish titled Raw Power, which depicts a fictional 1989 battle near what looks like a nuclear plant in what wasContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Fighting Near a Nuclear Power Plant in ‘Regiments’ Poses New Twists, New Challenges”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Red Alert! Red Alert! A Quick Update on My ‘Star Trek’ 6-Movie Box Set


James T. Kirk: Mr. Sulu, ahead warp one. Hikaru Sulu: Warp one, sir. Chief DiFalco: Heading, sir? James T. Kirk: Out there. Thataway – Star Trek: The Motion Picture (final lines) Before I log off from my computer for the night, I just want to give you a quick update regarding my Star Trek: TheContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Red Alert! Red Alert! A Quick Update on My ‘Star Trek’ 6-Movie Box Set”

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”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Looks Like Tomorrow I Will Have an Embarrassment of (Blu-ray) Riches….


Well, if all goes well tomorrow, my Blu-ray collection will be somewhat larger once my three – yep, three – Amazon pre-orders arrive here in lovely Lithia, Florida as scheduled. I was originally only expecting one, the Shout! Factory’s Collector’s Edition 4K UHD release of 1984’s Red Dawn. It’s one of my few “guilty pleasures”Continue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Looks Like Tomorrow I Will Have an Embarrassment of (Blu-ray) Riches….”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Breaking News – ‘Maid in Sweden’ Has Shipped!


As always happens when I order stuff online – especially brand-new Blu-ray releases or big-ticket items like laptop (or desktop) computers – I get antsy whenever I check on the status of a shipment and it seems to be stuck on Not Shipped Yet. Especially when – as is the case with my pre-order ofContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Breaking News – ‘Maid in Sweden’ Has Shipped!”

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”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, May 4, 2022, or: Storms, Books, and ‘Star Wars Day’


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. It is a warm, humid day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 79°F (26°C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 82% and the wind blowing from the east at 2 MPH (3 KM/H), the feels-likeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, May 4, 2022, or: Storms, Books, and ‘Star Wars Day’”

On Collecting Blu-rays & DVDs: My ‘Cold War – The Complete Series’ DVD Set is ‘OOP’; I Better Avoid Having an Oops Moment with It!


A few years ago, not long after I moved from Miami to the Tampa Bay area, I purchased Cold War: The Complete Series, a six-disc DVD box set that presents the 1998 CNN series about the tense relationship between the Soviet Union and the United States between 1946 and 1991. I did not see theContinue reading “On Collecting Blu-rays & DVDs: My ‘Cold War – The Complete Series’ DVD Set is ‘OOP’; I Better Avoid Having an Oops Moment with It!”