‘Cowboys and Indians: The J.J. Harper Story’ (2003) Movie — Riveting True Story From Canada, #NativeIndianLivesMatter.
Obviously A VERY TRUE, SAD & but Inspirational STORY
Highly, highly TOPICAL.
It is still happening!
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.
Obviously the TRUE STORY
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.
TRUE LIFE, REAL STORY
of a black boy
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.
The real Bryan Stevenson —
WHAT A MAN.
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.
‘On Becoming A God In Central Florida’ (2019) ShowTime Series — Funny, Engaging & Above All Educational.
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.
‘Scott & Bailey’ (Detective Series) On ‘Britbox’ ( & YouTube) — Another Winner; Very Clever Interwoven Plot Lines.
We have been engrossed & entranced. We just finished watching all 6 episodes of Season 1.
Very clever. Interwoven plot lines — two underlying that ran through all six episodes, and then one new plot/story, involving a murder, for each episode. You get caught up in that per episode plot and forget that it is all part of a bigger picture — one in this case involving a serial killer. Very well done.
We liked it. Did not realize, till I was looking at BritBox on my PC, that there are other Seasons. That makes me happy.
It is also available on YouTube. That is good for some of you. I am glad.
Highly recommend. Good, British detective/crime series. You will enjoy it IF you like that genre — as we do.
‘The Hummingbird Project’ (2018) ShowTime Movie — Quite The Story, But Alas Quite Specialized & Technical.
I found it thoroughly engrossing and compelling. But, in a way you can say that this was a movie made for I. That alone is scary and tells you much of what you probably want to know.
It is a semi-fictional story about creating a very fast network (basically just a fiber line) for high-frequency trading. So, two topics dear to my heart: high-speed networking & stock trading. This is why I said it was ‘specialized’ & ‘technical‘.
Just there is a LOT of human drama. Contrary to what they claim it is NOT a thriller.
I really enjoyed it, BUT I appreciate that it will not be everyone’s cup of tea. Check out the trailer.
The Queen’s April 5, 2020 broadcast,
in full (4.5 minutes) from the BBC
— on YouTube.
The full text (i.e., transcript).
I am speaking to you at what I know is an increasingly challenging time. A time of disruption in the life of our country: a disruption that has brought grief to some, financial difficulties to many, and enormous changes to the daily lives of us all.
I want to thank everyone on the NHS front line, as well as care workers and those carrying out essential roles, who selflessly continue their day-to-day duties outside the home in support of us all. I am sure the nation will join me in assuring you that what you do is appreciated and every hour of your hard work brings us closer to a return to more normal times.
I also want to thank those of you who are staying at home, thereby helping to protect the vulnerable and sparing many families the pain already felt by those who have lost loved ones. Together we are tackling this disease, and I want to reassure you that if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it.
I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge. And those who come after us will say the Britons of this generation were as strong as any. That the attributes of self-discipline, of quiet good-humoured resolve and of fellow-feeling still characterise this country. The pride in who we are is not a part of our past, it defines our present and our future.
The moments when the United Kingdom has come together to applaud its care and essential workers will be remembered as an expression of our national spirit; and its symbol will be the rainbows drawn by children.
Across the Commonwealth and around the world, we have seen heart-warming stories of people coming together to help others, be it through delivering food parcels and medicines, checking on neighbours, or converting businesses to help the relief effort.
And though self-isolating may at times be hard, many people of all faiths, and of none, are discovering that it presents an opportunity to slow down, pause and reflect, in prayer or meditation.
It reminds me of the very first broadcast I made, in 1940, helped by my sister. We, as children, spoke from here at Windsor to children who had been evacuated from their homes and sent away for their own safety. Today, once again, many will feel a painful sense of separation from their loved ones. But now, as then, we know, deep down, that it is the right thing to do.
While we have faced challenges before, this one is different. This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavour, using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal. We will succeed – and that success will belong to every one of us.
We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.
But for now, I send my thanks and warmest good wishes to you all.
The Queen, at 93, still looks GREAT. I am so HAPPY.
This is what a Head of State sounds like.
I am so proud & glad to be British.
ENJOY. SAVOR. RELISH.
Roku, to its credit, to help with those subject to the ‘stay-at-home‘, is offering 30-days of SHOWTIME for Free. So, I signed up — now I have no new cricket to watch. [Notice I have NOT (really) complained.]
Saw this. Yes, it looked predictable and yes, it is. But, it is fun. Funny in parts. Definitely uplifting.
I go through phases when I nearly convince myself that I am an opera buff. The opera in the soundtrack — obviously meticulously handpicked — is brilliant. I want to listen to opera again!
It is definitely watchable. It is NOT bad. Actually it is, really, pretty good.
Will make you SMILE. SMILE.