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‘A Confession’ (2019) On ‘BritBox’ — True Story. Amazingly Brilliant. Riveting. Best Of BritBox?

by Anura Guruge


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True Story. Click to read an article about this case in the U.K. ‘The Guardian’.


TRUE STORY.

Best series I have watched on BritBox,
& I have watched a LOT!


Amazing. It would have been an amazing story IF it had been invented. But, that this is ALL TRUE & it happened makes it just so, so, riveting.

Wow. In some ways it makes me so proud to be British. Doubt this would ever happen in the U.S. Here they let policeman kill suspects. In the UK, a suspect’s rights are so sacrosanct.

Towards the end I was riveted. Time be damned. I had to watch. I had to know what happened.

I can’t recommend this any higher than saying it is BLINKING BRILLIANT. Wow. I am still moved. Yes, I gather there is even a book now. But, alas, I know how it ends.

Please try & watch. You will thank me. Of that, I am sure. SMILE.


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‘Cowboys and Indians: The J.J. Harper Story’ (2003) Movie — Riveting True Story From Canada, #NativeIndianLivesMatter.

by Anura Guruge



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YouTube.


Obviously A VERY TRUE, SAD & but Inspirational STORY
from Canada.

Highly, highly TOPICAL.

It is still happening!

SAD.

#NativeIndianLivesMatter


Click to ENLARGE & read here. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Joseph_Harper


It was on Amazon Prime. I had no idea what it was about — or that it was a LANDMARK true story. Title & synopsis looked interesting.

So, glad I watched. Riveting.

Wow. Can we get justice like this in the U.S.? We will see.

IF you care about such topical matters you really should watch this movie. I can’t recommend it high enough.

Sad, but inspiring. Very touching.


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‘Richard Jewell’ (2018) Movie — Elegantly Crafted; Great Story, Well Told; Highly Engaging.

by Anura Guruge



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YouTube trailer.


Obviously the TRUE STORY
from 1996.


I do remember the incident from 1996. How can you forget? But, I didn’t follow — & as such know — all the in-and-outs, & especially Richard’s background prior to 1996.

I did NOT realize that this was directed by Clint Eastwood until the end. If I had known, I would not have been as surprised as to how well it was made. How well the story was told.

Quite the story too. Sad in so many ways.

I am glad that this movie was made. This story needed to be told in its entirety & I gather that Clint didn’t get much (if any) wrong.

Did not know anything about the amazing lawyer (friend) Watson Bryant. He was quite the guy. Impressive.

If you are into this kind of ‘thing’, I definitely recommend — but I appreciate that everybody might not be that interested in this story, especially if you were around in 1996.


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‘Brian Banks’ (2018) Movie — Another Hugely Topical #BlackLivesMatter Movie; Must WATCH.

by Anura Guruge



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YouTube trailer.


Another gut-wrenching
TRUE LIFE, REAL STORY 
of a black boy
wrongly imprisoned. 


Must Watch.

So, so, so topical.

You have NO choice. YOU have to watch it.

As with ‘Just Mercy‘ it is FREE for this month — for #BlackLivesMatter.

Available on YouTube.


Is there NO end to this?

How many more cases?

This is so disturbing. This is so wrong, though in a way this was a black-on-black crime.

What makes this story even SADDER is that it happened in California! In California.


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‘Just Mercy’ (2019) Movie — MUST WATCH! So, So TOPICAL.

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YouTube trailer.


The real Bryan Stevenson —
WHAT A MAN.

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Must Watch.

So, so, so topical.

You have NO choice. YOU have to watch it.

Warner Brothers has made it FREE for this month — for #BlackLivesMatter.

Available on YouTube.


Modern day “To Kill A Mockingbird“.

Yes, ALAS, the same story, different characters — young, BLACK lawyer, Bryan Stevenson — but, fortunately, a different (better) ending. Ironically, the movie, which is BASED ON TRUE STORY, includes real references to ‘Mockingbird’ (which also happens to be set in Alabama).

What a story! So disturbing. So topical.

PLEASE WATCH.


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‘On Becoming A God In Central Florida’ (2019) ShowTime Series — Funny, Engaging & Above All Educational.

by Anura Guruge



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YouTube trailer.


I am beginning to find out that SHOWTIME’s forte is series & documentaries. They don’t have that much of a repertoire of movies — & very few recent hits.

But, their series & documentaries sure make up for that. Thanks to Roku I got a free preview of SHOWTIME & I have been binging on it as much as I can.

I started with ‘Billions‘. Loved it to begin with, but around the 30th episode it was just too, too much. There is only so much (of a good thing) that you can take.

Saw this. I was hooked by the title. I will watch anything that has ‘God’ in the title. Honest.

Wow. Very well produced.

Tremendous insights into pyramid marketing. WOW. I wish everybody involved in pyramid marketing will watch this series to see how they are being exploited. That was the educational part. Anybody thinking of joining a pyramid scheme should watch this series.

Funny & amusing too. Will have you in stitches. I definitely recommend it. You can see some of it on YouTube.


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New ‘Polar Grit X’ Caliberates, On Par, With My ‘Garmin Fenix 6’.

by Anura Guruge


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Polar Grit X ‘all black’ at LEFT.

My Garmin Fenix 6 has the Titanium Bezel.



Yesterday.


When in ‘smartwatch’ mode they are very DIFFERENT.
Like chalk & cheese.


I wore the new Polar Grit X next to my Garmin Fenix 6 yesterday & today during my 4.5+ mile walk/hike/run.

As you can see from the top 3 pictures the distance & time were on par with my Garmin Fenix 6.

I can’t say which one is more accurate, but I know that the Garmin Fenix 6 is ‘OK’ — in that I have tested it against multiple other watches, including the new Fitbit Charge 4 (just a couple of weeks ago).

If the Grit X readings had differed widely I would have been concerned. They did not. They stayed within ‘spec’.

This was also true for the elevation & Heart Rate (HR) data. The Polar & Garmin were pretty close to each other.

So, that is good. That is a start.

I will publish more pictures and data soon.

This was a first cut after having the Grit X for 2.5-days.


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I Get A ‘Polar Grit X’ To Wear Alongside My ‘Garmin Fenix 6’ — Thanks To ‘Heartrate Monitor USA’.

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When you are ACTION MAN you need multiple Multisport Smartwatches to keep track of YOU, even if one them happens to be as powerful as the Garmin Fenix 6. SMILE.

So, here we GO.

Talk about covering all your bases.

My friends at HRM USA (and they are good friends, indeed) asked me to checkout the new Polar Grit X.

So, here we go. I quite literally just strapped it on. I haven’t done any steps with it. Plus, today is my day off, i.e., no 4.5-mile walk in the morning.

I will start putting the Polar Grit X through its paces starting in the morning. Stay tuned.

I like it. SMILE.


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‘Heart Rate Monitors USA’ Again Has The ‘Fitbit Versa 2’ ON SALE. Great Price. Get It.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access this post and read what I have said about the FitBit Versa 2.


I have raved about the Fitbit ‘Versa 2’ — more than once. Prior to the recent arrival of the Fitbit ‘Charge 4’, it was EASILY the BEST Fitbit ever. Now it has to share that title with the ‘Charge 4’ — but the ‘Charge 4’ is a BAND rather than a smartwatch per se.

So, I could say, Fitbit ‘Versa 2’ — Fitbit’s BEST smartwatch EVER.

$148.95 is quite the price. Good discount. Get one.


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The New ‘Fitbit Charge 4’ GPS Appears To Be Highly Accurate — Better Than Garmin Fenix 6!

by Anura Guruge


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I will not mince words. I am very impressed with the Fitbit Charge 4. Most accurate Fitbit I have encountered and it was my 5th.

I have worn it for 4-days now, side-by-side, on the same wrist, as my $700 Garmin Fenix 6. Step count on the Fitbit Charge 4 has tracked that of the Fenix pretty well. Within 1%. That is amazing for a Fitbit.

And then GPS. Wow. Am I blown away. You have two GPS tracks above.

I would contend that on the longer walk the Fitbit GPS tracked my path better — with more detail. I walked with the dogs and they drag me from side-to-side of the road — and these are DIRT ROADS in the woods with hardly any traffic. So, crisscrossing is not an issue.

Then having the ‘heart rate’ & ‘pace’ overlays on top of the GPS track — brilliant & magic. Love it.

I am humbled. As many of you know, I am a Garmin MAN — and I even own Garmin shares (and have done so for a longtime). Yes, I owned Fitbit too, but that was NOT pretty.

No, I will NOT be wearing the Fitbit Charge 4. SMILE. Slightly too small for my liking. I will be sending it back, with my compliments, to my friends at ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA’ who were kind enough to ship me this for evaluation. Job done. I am pleased. Nice tracker.

Well done, Fitbit.


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