Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 5, 2022, or: I Dream of Restful Nights and Adventures in Deep Space


“Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.” ― Glen Cook, Sweet Silver Blues Well, that’s more like it. After two consecutive nights – Friday and Saturday – marred by bouts of sleeplessness and a not-so-great weekend, last night I fell asleep at a reasonable timeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 5, 2022, or: I Dream of Restful Nights and Adventures in Deep Space”

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: Paramount to Release ‘Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture 6-Movie Collection’ Box Set in September


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. It is a hot summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 92°F (33°C) under mostly sunny conditions. With the wind blowing at 2 MPH (4 KM/H) from the north-northwest and humidity at 64%, the heat indexContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Paramount to Release ‘Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture 6-Movie Collection’ Box Set in September”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 1, 2022, or: Summer Hath Arrived…and My Movie Collection Grows Yet Again


Greetings and salutations, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. It is a hot first day of (meteorological) summer in the Tampa Bay area. As I write this, the temperature is 83°F (28°C) under mostly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 11 MPHContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 1, 2022, or: Summer Hath Arrived…and My Movie Collection Grows Yet Again”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: ‘The Untouchables’ Steelbook Arrives Today; ‘Red Dawn’ Drops in August!


Hey, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. It is a warm and humid last day of spring in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 83°F (28°C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 73% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 8 MPHContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: ‘The Untouchables’ Steelbook Arrives Today; ‘Red Dawn’ Drops in August!”

On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping: Coppola’s ‘Godfather Trilogy’ 4K Set is ‘Out for Delivery,” and ‘The Berlin Concert’ Has Shipped


One of the biggest peeves that I have about home media releases on disc (especially the new 4K UHD Blu-ray format) is with packaging, especially when it comes to commemorative box sets such as last year’s Indiana Jones: 4-Movie Collection (released to celebrate Raiders of the Lost Ark’s 40th Anniversary) or this week’s The GodfatherContinue reading “On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping: Coppola’s ‘Godfather Trilogy’ 4K Set is ‘Out for Delivery,” and ‘The Berlin Concert’ Has Shipped”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, November 3, 2021, or: Midweek Updates


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-afternoon here in Fish Hawk, Florida on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. It’s a warm fall day here. The current temperature is 81˚F (27˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the northeast at 8 MPH (13 KM/H) and humidity at 41%, the heat index is 82˚F (28˚C). Today weContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, November 3, 2021, or: Midweek Updates”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, November 2, 2021, or: Just Another Run-of-the-Mill Day in Florida


Hello, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in my corner of west-central Florida on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 80˚F (26˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 47% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 79˚F (26˚C). Today’s forecast calls for mostlyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, November 2, 2021, or: Just Another Run-of-the-Mill Day in Florida”

On Film and Film-Watching: A Little Bit of Apocalypse…and a Little Bit of ‘A Little Romance’


Hi there. It’s late morning here in my corner of west-central Florida on Friday, October 15, 2021. We are off to a fall-like start to the day. Currently, the temperature is 74˚F (24˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 40% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 3 MPH (4 KM/H), the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “On Film and Film-Watching: A Little Bit of Apocalypse…and a Little Bit of ‘A Little Romance’”

For the Love of Movies: Watching an Old Classic and Keeping Tabs on My Blu-ray Library


Last night I watched George Lucas’s first box office hit, American Graffiti (1973). It was a last-minute choice; I originally planned to watch the 1994 miniseries The Stand, the first adaptation of Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic novel about a government-engineered “super flu” that kills 99% of humanity and sets up the survivors for an “end ofContinue reading “For the Love of Movies: Watching an Old Classic and Keeping Tabs on My Blu-ray Library”