Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, January 15, 2022, or: A Quick Weekend Update from Florida

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Saturday, January 15, 2022. It is a mildly cool winter day in the subtropical South. Currently, the temperature is 73˚F (23˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 49% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, January 15, 2022, or: A Quick Weekend Update from Florida”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, December 10, 2021, or: The ‘West Side Story 2021’ Blues…and Other Bits and Pieces of Seasonal Angst

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Friday, December 10, 2021. It is a warm early winter day. Currently, the temperature is 81˚F (27˚C) under partly cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 5 MPH (8 KM/H) and humidity at 73%, the feels-like temperature is 84˚F (30˚C).Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, December 10, 2021, or: The ‘West Side Story 2021’ Blues…and Other Bits and Pieces of Seasonal Angst”

Musings & Thoughts for August 19, 2021, or: My Blu-ray Collection Expands…Yet Again!

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s midday here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, August 19, 2021. It is going to be what they call a “scorcher” today. The temperature outside is 88˚F (31˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 49% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 5 MPH (8 KM/H), the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for August 19, 2021, or: My Blu-ray Collection Expands…Yet Again!”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, June 24, 2021, or: My Blu-ray Collection Runneth Over

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, June 24, 2021. The current temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 59% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 76˚F (24˚C). Today’s forecast: thunderstorms will roll through our areaContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, June 24, 2021, or: My Blu-ray Collection Runneth Over”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 23, 2021, or: The Long, Long Morning of an Unwilling Insomniac

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s late morning on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 81˚F (27˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 2 MPH (3 KM/H) and humidity at 63%, the feels-like temperature is 79˚F (26˚C). Today’s forecast calls for scattered rain showers andContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 23, 2021, or: The Long, Long Morning of an Unwilling Insomniac”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 16, 2021, or: I Think I Can Have a Steven Spielberg 4K Film Festival Soon

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The current temperature Is 81˚F (26˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 68% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 86˚F (30˚C). Today’s forecast calls for thunderstorms to passContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 16, 2021, or: I Think I Can Have a Steven Spielberg 4K Film Festival Soon”

4K UHD Blu-ray News: Paramount’s ‘Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection’ Box Set to be Released on June 8

Indiana Jones fans, rejoice. The Man with the Hat and his adventures – well, the extant four – will be released on 4K UHD in less than three months. That’s right. On June 8, to mark the 40th Anniversary of the release of Raiders of the Lost Ark,[1] Paramount Home Media Distribution and Lucasfilm willContinue reading “4K UHD Blu-ray News: Paramount’s ‘Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection’ Box Set to be Released on June 8”

Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures’ (2012)

On September 18, 2012, Paramount Home Media Distribution and Lucasfilm Ltd. released Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures, a five Blu-ray disc box set of the four Indiana Jones feature films produced by George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg. It consisted of: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark[1] (1981) Indiana Jones andContinue reading “Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures’ (2012)”

Book Review: ‘The Complete Making of Indiana Jones: The Definitive Story Behind All Four Films’

This film could very easily not be a hit. All films are a risk. I mean, there’s no way to know. You can’t predict a hit.” – George Lucas, on Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981 On May 20, 2008, Del Rey Books – an imprint of Ballantine Books, a division of Penguin Random HouseContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The Complete Making of Indiana Jones: The Definitive Story Behind All Four Films’”

TV Miniseries/Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Band of Brothers’

On November 11, 2008 – Veterans’ Day – HBO Home Entertainment released the Blu-ray edition of Band of Brothers, a 10-part miniseries based on the 1992 book by Stephen Ambrose. Co-produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, Band of Brothers follows Easy (“E” in the U.S. Army’ 1944 phonetic alphabet) Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,Continue reading “TV Miniseries/Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Band of Brothers’”