On Movies & Movie Collecting: Rewatching ‘Red Dawn’ & Doing Some ‘Housekeeping’ Chores with My ‘Star Wars’ Discs


Last night I rewatched the original 1984 Red Dawn, a Reagan-era action-adventure film about a small band of young Coloradans who become resistance fighters when the Soviet Union, Cuba, and Nicaragua invade the U.S. in an alternate version of the 1980s where NATO dissolves, Mexico is plunged into a revolution, and unrest and famine threatenContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Rewatching ‘Red Dawn’ & Doing Some ‘Housekeeping’ Chores with My ‘Star Wars’ Discs”

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”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, August 16, 2022, or: An Update on My Latest Order from Amazon*


This wasn’t the topic I wanted to delve into today, though! Well, it’s late morning here in my corner of Lithia, Florida on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. As I write this – with the digital album J.S. Bach Orchestra: Air on the G String and Violin Concertos playing on my Amazon Music app – IContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, August 16, 2022, or: An Update on My Latest Order from Amazon*”

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….”

Weekend Update for Sunday, August 14, 2022, or: What? Rain Again? Hey, It’s Just Florida in Summer…


“A person should always be willing to adjust for a rainy day. That was a good attitude in all of life, but was a reality to the way of life for those residing in Florida.” ― M. Reali-Elliott, Summer 20XX It’s early afternoon on a mid-August Sunday in the Tampa Bay area, and it’s notContinue reading “Weekend Update for Sunday, August 14, 2022, or: What? Rain Again? Hey, It’s Just Florida in Summer…”

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 Monday, August 8, 2022, or: Another Week Begins in Florida’s ‘Left’ Coast, and So Far, it’s Just Meh


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s Monday, August 8, 2022, which means that even though the Dog Days of summer are nearing their end (the last Dog Day is on Thursday), another work week begins anew. I don’t have a heck of a lot to say about my weekend; it was hot, somewhat rainy  – butContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, August 8, 2022, or: Another Week Begins in Florida’s ‘Left’ Coast, and So Far, it’s Just Meh”

Late July Diversions: An Update on My TBR and TBW Lists for the Summer of ’22


Well, with the end of July only a few days off, it’s time for an update on my To Be Watched (TBW) and To Be Read (TBR) lists for the seventh month of 2022. As you know, July is not my favorite month of the year. My mother died on July 19, 2015, after herContinue reading “Late July Diversions: An Update on My TBR and TBW Lists for the Summer of ’22”