From The Editor

 

Home Entertainment

Yes, collectors are still revisiting, and sharing, some of their favourite old films Here are some links to films, from golden oldies to more recent. Some of them are only available for a short time, so get in quick to your favourite category:

 

FAMILY

 

ROMANCE

 

Musical Full Movie | Till The Clouds Roll By (1946) (QESP Editor’s Comment: Stars Robert Walker Van Heflin Lucille Bremer, plus an amazing array of talent, including June Allyson, Judy Garland, Kathryn Grayson, Lena Horne, Van Johnson, Tony Martin, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Cyd Charisse…)

“Biography of songwriter and Broadway pioneer, Jerome Kern (Robert Walker). Unable to find immediate success in the U.S., Kern sought recognition abroad. He journeyed to England where his dreams of success became real and where he met his future wife Eva Leale (Dorothy Patrick).

Directors Richard Whorf Vincente Minnelli(Judy Garland numbers) George Sidney(Hollywood finale sequence)

Writers Guy Bolton(story) George Wells(story adaptation) Myles Connolly(screenplay)

Stars Robert Walker Van Heflin Lucille Bremer

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039035/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=085Yn_zxYgg

 

A Marriage of Convenience 1998 Full Movie

“A successful businesswoman gives up her career to raise the son of her deceased sister. Eight years later, his natural father finally finds out about the boy’s existence. Prompted by a wise judge, the two decide that it’s in the boy’s best interest if they enter into a marriage of convenience to help him feel secure. Eventually, with help from the boy, his guardians f… Read all

Director James Keach

Writers Georgia Bockoven(novel “A Marriage of Convenience”) David J. Hill(teleplay) Renee Longstreet(teleplay)

Stars Jane Seymour James Brolin David Kaye

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165587/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRbn9Um_S3I&t=4s

 

 

Romantic Films: Inheritence (Louisa May Alcott)

“A 19th-century woman, companion to a blue-blooded New England girl, falls for an aristocrat.

Director Bobby Roth

Writers Maria Nation(teleplay) Louisa May Alcott(novel)

Stars Cari Shayne Brigitta Dau Paul Anthony Stewart

Won 1 Primetime Emmy 1 win & 1 nomination total

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119369/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa5R4PK4leE

 

 

Runaway Romance (2018) | Full Movie | Danielle C. Ryan | Trevor Donovan

“A reality TV star leaves Hollywood and finds herself in Amish country where she must decide between staying in her newfound reality or returning to her old one.

Director Brian Herzlinger

Writers Miralee Ferrell(novel) Emily Golden John-Eliot Jordan

Stars Danielle C. Ryan Trevor Donovan Galadriel Stineman

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6699114/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfruY44cUVw

 

Romantic Movie: Comfort (AWARD WINNING Film, English, Kevin Ashworth, Love) free full movie

” A late night courier boy agrees to pick up the feisty daughter of an important client. The two youngsters form a close connection and spend two nights exploring LA’s local food scene while their romance blossoms.

Director William Lu

Writer William Lu

Stars Kevin Ashworth Michael Boucher Michael Bow

Awards 3 wins & 2 nominations

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4394104/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQCcapWEbu8&t=8s

 

Holiday Engagement – Full Movie

“Afraid to tell her family she’s been dumped, Hillary hires an actor to play her fiancé during a four-day Thanksgiving weekend at her parents’ house.

Director Jim Fall

Writers Charlotte Clark-Gamache(story by) Barbara Kymlicka(story by) Jim Fall(teleplay by)

Stars Bonnie Somerville Shelley Long Jordan Bridges

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1807892/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kA5e-DDqUc

 

A Strange Affair (1996) | Full Movie | Judith Light | Jay Thomas | Linda Sorensen | Robin Dunne

“When her cheating husband has a debilitating stroke, a woman invites her lover to move in with them.

Director Ted Kotcheff

Writer Daniel Freudenberger

Stars Judith Light Jay Thomas Linda Sorensen

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116586/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2N7X96Gyfg

 

My Fair Lady (1964)

“Snobbish phonetics Professor Henry Higgins agrees to a wager that he can make flower girl Eliza Doolittle presentable in high society.

Director George Cukor

Writers Alan Jay Lerner(book of musical play) George Bernard Shaw(from a play by)

Stars Audrey Hepburn Rex Harrison Stanley Holloway

Won 8 Oscars 25 wins & 13 nominations total

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058385/

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x80otkr

 

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei’s fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.

Director Howard Hawks

Writers Charles Lederer(screen play) Joseph Fields(based on the musical comedy by) Anita Loos(based on the musical comedy by)

Stars Jane Russell Marilyn Monroe Charles Coburn

Awards 1 nomination

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045810/

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x80ot2m

 

The Pastor And The Pro (2018) | Full Movie | Travis Lincoln Cox | Rachel Cunningham

“A young, single pastor needs a date quick for a big church dinner so he hires a prostitute to accompany him. But as she becomes more entangled in his life, her demands become more outrageous. Now he must navigate a moral mine field as he uses the unholy alliance to advance his ministry career. And things get more complicated when he starts to fall in love with her. A … Read all

Director Matthew Wilson

Writer Matthew Wilson

Stars Jeffrey Arrington Travis Lincoln Cox Kelly Cunningham

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7952840/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCRYpyUDtTY

 

KIDS

 

587 The Great Train Robbery Full Movie | Drama Movies

“A group of children try to save an old steam locomotive from the scrap yard with the help of the engine’s driver and his dog.

Director Dan T. Hall

Writers Dan T. Hall(screenplay) David R. Lister(screenplay)

Stars Ran Burns Nick Abeel Ariadne Baker-Dunn

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235953/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksrtqhU36KY&list=TLPQMDQxMDIwMjElsPo59WaaHA&index=2

 

Second Chances (1998) | Full Movie | Tom Amandes | Isabel Glasser | Kelsey Mulrooney

“A little girl’s physical and emotional reawakening after an accident claims her father and her spirit.

Director James Fargo

Writers Daniel A. Adams Arthur Martin Jr.

Stars Tom Amandes Isabel Glasser Kelsey Mulrooney

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0175145/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WDzQaixPZ0&t=16s

 

Son Of The Dragon | 2006 Action | David Carradine | PART 1

“The ‘Arabian Nights’ tale “The Thief of Bagdad” retold and relocated to ancient China.

Stars David Carradine Desiree Siahaan Rupert Graves

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0874679/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHCzJAxohwg

Son Of The Dragon | 2006 Action | David Carradine | PART 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=modngi1HQRA

 

COMEDY

 

Carole Lombard Romantic Comedy Full Movie | Nothing Sacred

“An eccentric woman learns she is not dying of radium poisoning as earlier assumed, but when she meets a reporter looking for a story, she feigns sickness again for her own profit.

Director William A. Wellman

Writers Ben Hecht(screen play) James Street(suggested by a story by) David O. Selznick(contributing writer)

Stars Carole Lombard Fredric March Charles Winninger

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029322/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpA7Rucn6sA

 

Ernst Lubitsch Screwball Comedy Full Movie | That Uncertain Feeling (1941)

“A psychoanalyst causes a woman to doubt her happy marriage.

Director Ernst Lubitsch

Writers Donald Ogden Stewart(screenplay) Walter Reisch(adaptation) Victorien Sardou(from a play by)

Stars Merle Oberon Melvyn Douglas Burgess Meredith

Nominated for 1 Oscar 1 nomination total

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034274/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG3DYzGFqc0&t=10s

 

Miss Nobody (Full Movie) Dark Comedy, Crime, Leslie Bibb, Brandon Routh R

“A mild-mannered secretary discovers that she has a talent for murder as she ascends the corporate ladder.

Director Abram Cox

Writer Doug Steinberg

Stars Leslie Bibb Adam Goldberg Kathy Baker

Awards 2 nominations

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1129427/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4vJPO3LLyA

 

Alpha Males Experiment (Knuckle Draggers) (Full Movie, HD, Comedy, Romance, English)  R *full movies*

‘”Knuckle Draggers” takes a realistic, but comic look at how the behaviors of men and women have evolved very little since the caveman times. When Ethan, the needy nice guy, is dumped by his fiancee, he asks his misogynist older brother Kyle to help him win her back. Kyle tries to teach Ethan how to act like “a real man” and to never put a woman on a pedestal. Repulsed… Read all

Director Alex Ranarivelo

Writer Alex Ranarivelo

Stars Ross McCall Paul J. Alessi Amie Barsky

Awards 2 wins & 1 nomination

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1091228/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xDSoWuXC2U

 

‘To Russia for love’! Comedy. Best Films ‘Yelena Zakharova’ ‘Sergey Danielian’  ‘Natalia Gromushkina’

(QESP Editor’s Note. Good but complex plot. Watch right to the end.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLFMgCrUYNM

 

The Housekeeper. Russian Movie. StarMedia. Comedy. Russian Language, English Subtitles

“When a beautiful new student, Angelina Aistova joins Liosha Agafonov’s group at college, he feels an instant attraction to her. However, after several unsuccessful attempts at catching her attention, he decides the best way forward is to arrange a small collision with their cars. As a result Liosha finds himself at Angelina’s house reporting the ‘accident’ to her fath… Read all

Director Roman Barabash

Writers Vyacheslav Durnenkov Maria Zelinskaya

Stars Pavel Bessonov Ilya Glinnikov Valeriy Gulyaeva

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3638674/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88b1hJVZonM

 

Vanka. Russian Movie. StarMedia. Comedy. Melodrama. Russian Language, English Subtitles

“Overweight Dasha works as a proof-reader for a glossy magazine. Commonsense and previous experience have taught her not to harbour any illusions concerning a happy private life. So instead, she finds solace in detective novels, television and cakes, which she consumes in large quantities. However, when two men appear almost simultaneously, her life is turned upside do… Read all

Director Vyacheslav Lavrov

Writers Dmitriy StepanovOlga Stepnova

Stars Mariya Bortnik Maksim Saprykin Anton Batyrev

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3068978/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwakqGMhB5s

 

CRIME

 

Jeff Goldblum Mystery/Thriller Full Movie | Rehearsal For Murder (1982)

“A year after his fiancée’s death, a playwright schedules a rehearsal for his new play, which proves to be a trap for her killer.

Director David Greene

Writers Richard Levinson William Link

Stars Robert Preston Lynn Redgrave Patrick Macnee

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084582/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynfb16qDRiM

 

Broken Trust (1995) Tom Selleck – Legal Thriller HD

“Judge Nash is highly regarded for his position and decisions in the courtroom. He’s approached by a special agent from a government task force investigating corrupt judges and lawyers, and asked to participate in a sting operation. Initially it’s against some people Nash has no trouble believing are corrupt, but as the scope of the sting widens to include some of his … Read all

Director Geoffrey Sax

Writers William P. Wood(novel “Court of Honor”) Joan Didion(teleplay) John Gregory Dunne(teleplay)

Stars Tom Selleck Elizabeth McGovern William Atherton

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112583/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU-fw6u5S6Y

 

Contract on Cherry Street (1977) starring Frank Sinatra

“When his partner is killed, NYC detective Frank Hovannes and his organized-crime squad go against the mob, despite strong objections from his superiors and the legal-departmental restrictions that hinder him.

Director William A. Graham

Writers Edward Anhalt(written for television by) Philip Rosenberg(novel “Contract on Cherry Street”)

Stars Frank Sinatra Martin Balsam Jay Black

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075876/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSWiS_aAJZk

 

A Mind to Murder (ITV 1995)

“Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh has been on leave following the death on duty of a member of his team, DS Sarah Hillier. His superiors order him back to work to investigate the murder of the Director of the Steen Clinic, which specializes in psychiatric cases. Dalgliesh and his team can’t quite figure out why they’ve been assigned to what seems to be a straight… Read all

Director Gareth Davies

Writers P.D. James(novel) Russell Lewis

Stars Roy Marsden Mairead Carty Sean Scanlan

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110523/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9CE336MhpI&t=3s

 

Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt Rus 2012  foreign subtitles (QESP Editor’s Note. Good but complex plot. Watch right to the end.)

“Jesse Stone comes out of involuntary retirement after the sheriff who replaced him exploded in their police car. The other officers Jesse worked with have left the department so he is forced to solve the crime on his own.

Director Robert Harmon

Writers Robert B. Parker(based upon characters created in Jesse Stone books) Tom Selleck Michael Brandman

Stars Tom Selleck Kathy Baker Kohl Sudduth

Awards 2 nominations

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2004262/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-Ji03BdnPw

 

 

Manhunter • Ken Howard & Stephanie Powers • 1974

“Pilot for the short-lived TV series set in the 1930’s about a World War I ex-marine-turned-bounty-hunter, named Dave Barrett, who goes after two Bonnie-and-Clyde style bank robbers who murdered his former girlfriend.

Director Walter Grauman

Writer Sam Rolfe

Stars Ken Howard Gary Lockwood Tim O’Connor

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071809/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUCQdRedaVc

 

Framed (1947)

“Mike Lambert, seeking a mining job, instead becomes the patsy for a femme-fatale’s schemes.

Director Richard Wallace

Writers Ben Maddow(screen play) John Patrick(story)

Stars Glenn Ford Janis Carter Barry Sullivan

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039396/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkFB9mLUuZs&t=1s

 

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

“A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan 35 years later, where he must once again confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Director Sergio Leone

Writers Harry Grey(based on novel “The Hoods” by) Leonardo Benvenuti(screenplay by) Piero De Bernardi(screenplay by)

Stars Robert De Niro James Woods Elizabeth McGovern

Awards 12 wins & 12 nominations total

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087843/

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7uv75b

 

Element of Doubt (1998). Starring Nigel Havers and Gina McKee

(QESP Editor’s Note. Good but complex plot. Watch right to the end.)

“A woman has doubts about the intentions of her husband, even to the point where she thinks he might kill her.

Director Christopher Morahan

Writer David Pirie

Stars Nigel Havers Polly Adams Helen Anderson

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116181/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syx80g7NGms

 

 

Nitti: The Enforcer (1988) | Full Movie | Anthony LaPaglia | Trini Alvarado | Michael Moriarty

“True story of Al Capone’s notorious hitman.

Director Michael Switzer

Writer Lee David Zlotoff

Stars Anthony LaPaglia Vincent Guastaferro Trini Alvarado

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095746/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtHjeZrr-dE&t=10s

 

Please Murder Me! (1956) | Film noir, Crime | Angela Lansbury, Raymond Burr, Dick Foran

“A lawyer suffers a guilt complex after getting a murder acquittal for his client, and then finding out she did commit the crime.

Director Peter Godfrey

Writers Al C. Ward(screenplay) Donald Hyde(screenplay) Ewald André Dupont(original story)

Stars Angela Lansbury Raymond Burr Dick Foran

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049621/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJm2L8UDoSQ

 

Gambling House 1951 Victor Mature Terry Moore William Bendix

“In New York, a small-time hood, who took the rap for a murder committed by his crime-boss in exchange for 50 G’s, faces deportation because he doesn’t hold American citizenship.

Director Ted Tetzlaff

Writers Marvin Borowsky(screenplay) Allen Rivkin(screenplay) Erwin Gelsey(story)

Stars Victor Mature Terry Moore William Bendix

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042496/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ierFHkcWL8

 

 

Found | Full Thriller Movie Joanna Cassidy

“Sixteen years after the Drakes’ young daughter was kidnapped by her nanny, a woman appears claiming to be the long-lost child.

Director Rex Piano

Writers Jeff Blyth Thomas C. Chapman

Stars Joanna Cassidy Greg Evigan Victor Browne

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0402192/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5LVYSsg0XU

 

Shanghai Gesture 1941 Gene Tierney Walter Huston Victor Mature

“In Shanghai, dragon-lady ‘Mother’ Gin Sling operates a gambling house for wealthy patrons but she clashes with influential land developer Sir Guy Charteris who wants to put her out-of-business.

Director Josef von Sternberg

Writers Josef von Sternberg(adaptation) Geza Herczeg(collaborator for adaptation) Jules Furthman(collaborator for adaptation)

Stars Gene Tierney Walter Huston Victor Mature

Nominated for 2 Oscars 2 nominations total

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034175/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQrro9YPFMM

 

Teenage Bank Heist – Full Movie

“When a teenager is kidnapped during a daring bank robbery, her mother vows to find her.

Director Doug Campbell

Writers Doug Campbell Nathan Perkins Ken Sanders

Stars Maeve Quinlan Abbie Cobb Cassi Thomson

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2297906/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41KimZRIMCI&t=4s

 

Citizen Jane (Full Movie) Crime, Drama, Thriller

“Jane Alexander, an attractive, athletic San Francisco woman, is enjoying a comfortable life in Pacific Heights with the man she loves, handsome, charismatic Tom O’Donnell. Jane’s idyllic life is shattered when her beloved Aunt Gertrude McCabe is brutally murdered in San Jose. Jane’s heartbreak turns to horror when a brilliant police detective, Jack Morris, finally con… Read all

Director Armand Mastroianni

Writer James Dalessandro(teleplay)

Stars Ally Sheedy Meat Loaf Nia Peeples

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1415256/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg_wu9HVWqU

 

Above Suspicion (2000) | Full Movie | Scott Bakula | Annabella Sciorra | George Dzundza

“A fugitive from justice may also be a killer.

Director Stephen La Rocque

Writer Stephen La Rocque

Stars Scott Bakula Annabella Sciorra George Dzundza

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0219469/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERmoVrl8cRQ&t=3s

 

Caught in the Act (1993) Gregory Harrison – Romance Thriller HD YY

“An unemployed actor is mixed up in a case about a $10,000,000 bank fraud.

Director Deborah Reinisch

Writers Lewis A. Green(story) Ken Hixon(story)

Stars Gregory Harrison Leslie Hope Patricia Clarkson
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106529/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aby08BHQ1m8

 

Dangerous Isolation (Trapped)| Full Thriller Movie

“A weekend vacation turns terrifying when computer scientist Samantha (Alexandra Paul) and her daughter are lured into the hands of a killer. Kidnapped and held hostage, Samantha is given a choice: she must use her expertise to help her captors carry out an unspeakable crime, or let her daughter die. Nothing is as it seems in this twisting thriller, where high-stakes a… Read all

Director Rex Piano

Writers Jason Preston Peter Sullivan

Stars Alexandra Paul Nicholas Turturro Tatiana Maslany

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0773313/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo2TB4DxdII

 

Drive-In Classic ‘THE WALKING TARGET‘ (1960) Joan EVANS, Ronald FOSTER, Merry ANDERS

“An ex-con sets out to find the money which was hidden after a payroll robbery but is persuaded to turn it over to the police by his former accomplice’s widow.

Director Edward L. Cahn

Writer Stephen Kandel

Stars Joan Evans Ron Foster Merry Anders

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054459/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWGD3Wa5Dc8&t=1s

 

Deadly Target – Full Movie

“A dangerous drug lord; a renegade cop; the ultimate showdown.

Director Charla Driver

Writers James Adelstein Michael January

Stars Gary Daniels Ken McLeod Byron Mann

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109573/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v17ufDos4tI

 

 

Call Girl (Squillo) – Full Movie by Film&Clips Russian Language, English Subtitles

“Maria comes to Italy from Poland to reunite with her sister Eva, who left seven years earlier and claims to have made a lot of money working as an interpreter. Maria will later discover that Eva is a high-priced call girl when her sister is murdered after a “business meeting” at a hotel. To find out who the killer is, Maria decides to start answering her sister’s cell… Read all

Director Carlo Vanzina

Writers Carlo Vanzina(story and screenplay) Enrico Vanzina(story and screenplay) Franco Ferrini(story and screenplay)

Stars Raz Degan Jennifer Driver Paul Freeman

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117725/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4fLEZZOZUs

 

 

WESTERN

 

HIGH LONESOME (1950) full movie | WILD WEST | WESTERN movies | classic movies | COWBOYS movies

“When a sudden spurt of murders occurs in Texas Big Bend country, suspicion immediately falls on a young drifter who just moved to the area.

Director Alan Le May

Writer Alan Le May

Stars John Drew Barrymore Chill Wills John Archer

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042552/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpxv55XsTdU&t=2s

 

The Bounty Killer | Full HD Movies For Free | Flick Vault

“A tenderfoot becomes a bounty hunter in the hopes of making a better future for himself and his new love.

Director Spencer Gordon Bennet

Writers Ruth Alexander Leo Gordon

Stars Dan Duryea Rod Cameron Audrey Dalton

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058988/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXNsAx9T8AA

 

The Man Called Noon | Full Movie | Flick Vault

“An amnesiac gunfighter, aided by a sympathetic outlaw, tries to discover his own identity and past.

Director Peter Collinson

Writers Scot Finch(screenplay) Louis L’Amour(novel) Alberto Piferi(dialogue: Italian version)

Stars Richard Crenna Stephen Boyd Rosanna Schiaffino

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068870/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAFGHhas734&t=1s

 

The Southerner | Colorized Movie | Classic Western | Drama Movie | Full Length

“The life of the poor Tucker family, that worked as cotton pluggers and decided to get their own ground, but nature is against them.

Director Jean Renoir

Writers Hugo Butler(adaptation) George Sessions Perry(novel “Hold Autumn In Your Hand”) Jean Renoir(screenplay)

Stars Zachary Scott Betty Field J. Carrol Naish

Nominated for 3 Oscars 3 wins & 3 nominations total

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038107/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-nmmwlfAAU

 

WAR

History Movie «CHURCHILL. THE GATHERING STORM» // Full Movie In English

“Winston Churchill’s wilderness years prior to World War II, when only he could see the threat that Adolf Hitler and a rearmed Germany posed to Europe.

Director Richard Loncraine

Writers Larry Ramin(story) Hugh Whitemore(story)

Stars Albert Finney Vanessa Redgrave Jim Broadbent

Won 3 Primetime Emmys 21 wins & 31 nominations total

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0314097/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAwEqpnqIhg

 

Air Force One (1997)

“Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.

Director Wolfgang Petersen

Writer Andrew W. Marlowe

Stars Harrison Ford Gary Oldman Glenn Close

Nominated for 2 Oscars 7 wins & 13 nominations total

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118571/

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x83mtlw

 

Movie “Return from the ashes” – Ingrid Thulin, Maximilian Schell – 1965

“In Paris, a Polish gigolo marries a rich Jewish doctor and stands to inherit her estate when she is deported to Dachau by the Nazis.

Director J. Lee Thompson

Writers Julius J. Epstein Hubert Monteilhet(novel “Le Retour des cendres”)

Stars Maximilian Schell Samantha Eggar Ingrid Thulin

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059649/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzhZztJo9YM

 

Masquerade 1965 complete Cliff Robertson Jack Hawkins Marisa Mell YYY

“The British send an American and a war hero to kidnap and hide an oil-country prince.

Director Basil Dearden

Writers Victor Canning(novel “Castle Minerva”) Michael Relph(screenplay) William Goldman(screenplay)

Stars Cliff Robertson Jack Hawkins Marisa Mell

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059433/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgllWJswsZ4

 

The Mountain Road 1960 Starring James Stewart Harry Morgan

“A US Army Major stationed in East China in 1944 is ordered to blow up military installations in order to slow down the advancing Japanese Army.

Director Daniel Mann

Writers Alfred Hayes Theodore H. White(novel)

Stars James Stewart Lisa Lu Glenn Corbett

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054095/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEX6PIrGg7c

 

The Veteran | Full Vietnam War Drama Movie

“Thirty years after the fall of Saigon, politician Ray Watson returns to Vietnam to lay his demons to rest, but he is confronted by a POW he left behind who forces him to relive the day of their capture.

Director Sidney J. Furie

Writers J. Stephen Maunder John Flock

Stars Ally Sheedy Bobby Hosea Michael Ironside

Awards 1 nomination

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0493322/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3x7FOzi_TU

 

The Last Rescue | Full War Action Drama Movie

“World War II: Shortly after D-Day, three American soldiers and two Army Corps nurses are stranded behind enemy lines. They take a high-ranking German officer as their prisoner and try to orchestrate an escape.

Director Eric Colley

Writers Sean Gleaves Hallie Shepherd

Stars Brett Cullen Cody Kasch Gilles Marini

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3396166/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmlcbAj-8aI

 

Beyond The Line | Full War Drama Movie

“It’s the close of World War II. Unwilling to surrender, rogue German forces shoot down a returning British squadron leaving Sydney Baker wounded and lost with the enemy closing in. He’s saved by American soldier and the duo must face their fears, both internal and external, to defeat the enemy and make it back to friendly territory alive.

Director Jason Mills

Writer Jason Mills

Stars Chris Walters Jackson Berlin Darren Andrichuk

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9866208/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDbipeq_jSA&t=3s

 

Legacy  Luke Goss | Full Action Movie

“A war criminal/drug lord is arrested in Beograd by Nolan from MI6 and police. He’s flown to The Haag to stand trial. He hires an assassin to take out witnesses, one a teenager in the wilderness with his dad.

Director R. Ellis Frazier

Writer Robert Orr

Stars Louis Mandylor Luke Goss Elya Baskin

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6439748/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvojKiKnp_w

 

DRAMA

The Deep Blue Sea (T. Rattigan)/P. Wilton, Colin Firth, Ian Holm/TV Play

‘”The Deep Blue Sea” by Terrence Rattigan, 1994 adaptation with Penelope Wilton, Colin Firth, Ian Holm. The story of a passionless, unhappy marriage, a love affair, love triangle, subtle transformations’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbhIN-PU-pM

 

The Browning Version – Vintage Judi Dench and Ian Holm

(QESP Editor’s Note. Has brief ads)

“Forced to retire from an English public school, a disliked professor must confront his utter failures as a teacher, a husband, and a man.

Director Michael A. Simpson

Writer Terence Rattigan(play)

Stars Ian Holm Judi Dench Michael Kitchen

Awards 3 wins & 1 nomination total

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088860/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnP2kXu8DkY

 

A Picture to Remember. Russian Movie. StarMediaEN. Criminal Melodrama. English Subtitles

“Masha is in love with Igor, her college mate, and wants to marry him, but he does not seem in much of a hurry to lead the girl to the altar. In a moment of sudden desperation, Masha decides to try and spur on her dawdling fiancé by applying to the local registry office for a civil marriage with the first man she chances to meet. The thwarted Igor soon realises his mis… Read all

Director Alina Chebotaryova

Writer Irina Kashnitskaya

Stars Aleksandr Davydov Timofey Karataev Evgeniy Lebedin

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6333242/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5IGCT5cKXY

 

FANTASY

Escape from New York (1981) R

(QESP Editor’s Note This dystopian thriller from 1981 now has international COVID related echoes )

“In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.

Director John Carpenter

Writers John Carpenter Nick Castle

Stars Kurt Russell Lee Van Cleef Ernest Borgnine

Awards 4 nominations

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082340/

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7v4eub

 

The Darkest Hour 2011 720p BluRay x264 YIFY

“In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply.

Director Chris Gorak

Writers Jon Spaihts(screenplay) Leslie Bohem(story) M.T. Ahern(story)

Stars Emile Hirsch Olivia Thirlby Max Minghella

Awards 1 nomination

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1093357/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLNouDw2iF8

 

Force of Impact (Deadly Skies) Full Action Movie

“The sky is literally falling in this thriller as one of the nation’s leading astronomers, Madison Kelsey believes she is tracking a huge rogue asteroid rocketing toward earth.

Director Sam Irvin

Writer Keith Shaw

Stars Antonio Sabato Jr.Rae Dawn ChongMichael Boisvert

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0433363/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LfX5ldmjRA

 

Ring Of The Nibelungs Full Movie (720p HD)

“The legend of Siegfried and Brunhild, loosely based on characters from the Norse sagas and the pre-Christian Germanic heroic motifs outlined in the Nibelungensaga.

Director Uli Edel

Writers Diane Duane Peter Morwood Uli Edel

Stars Benno Fürmann Kristanna Loken Alicia Witt

Awards 1 nomination

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387541/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qghUt4HLXqs

 

Kung Fu Killer | 2008 Action | David Carradine | Daryl Hannah

“A Caucasian monk in Shanghai infiltrates the underworld to find the killers of his spiritual female Grandmaster.

Director Philip Spink

Writers Jacqueline Feather David Seidler John Mandel(uncredited)

Stars David Carradine Daryl Hannah Jimmy Taenaka

Awards 2 nominations

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1230545/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9GY5bUembg&t=7s

Kung Fu Killer 2 | 2008 Action | David Carradine | Daryl Hannah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPZUVApx8lI

 

Kingdom of Swords | Full Action Movie

“This is the story about man who had a great way. His adventures and losses, his life make you to be surprised. We invite you in the middle ages – a times of darkness, of heroes, of big power and of eternity love.

Director Taras Khymych

Writers Olesia Halkanova-Lan Taras Khymych

Stars Volodymyr Babynych Petro Benjuk Anna Dzhumak

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9670284/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiVxKsL6rho

 

The Last Of The Dogmen: (1995) – Cheyenne Story

“A Montana bounty hunter and an anthropologist discover a tribe of Native Americans living in a settlement isolated from the rest of the world.

Director Tab Murphy

Writer Tab Murphy

Stars Tom Berenger Barbara Hershey Kurtwood Smith

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113617/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCP7vjbS9Fc

 

INSPIRATIONAL

Spare the Rod | Full HD Movies For Free | Flick Vault

“It is London in the year 1960 and John Saunders enthusiastically begins his new teaching career at a tough slum-area school. His class are bored pupils in their last term before leaving. Will he handle the grave problems that lie ahead?

Director Leslie Norman

Writers John Cresswell(screenplay) Michael Croft(based on the book by)

Stars Max Bygraves Donald Pleasence Geoffrey Keen

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055469/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul8qFe0vG6s

 

“Tad” – Complete 1995 TV-Movie – Kris Kristofferson as Abraham Lincoln

“The story of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency told from the perspective of his son, Tad.

Director Rob Thompson

Writer Ernest Kinoy

Stars Kris Kristofferson Jane Curtin Bug Hall

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114602/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MecNxf3f-6I

 

– (QESP Editor’s Note: If anyone has a favourite old film to share, send the link to me at [email protected] . Thanks, Ted )

 

JOKES

Pregnancy Joke

Yoram Beer

Studied at University of TorontoOct 14

Brenda, pregnant with her first child, was paying a visit to her obstetrician’s office. When the exam was over, she shyly began: “My husband wants me to ask you…”

“I know, I know,” the doctor interrupted, placing a reassuring hand on her shoulder: “I get asked that all the time. Sex is fine until late in your.”

“No, that’s not it at all,” Brenda confessed: “He wants to know if I can still shovel the driveway.”

 

New Yorker elderly mother Joke

Gary Brantley

Former Teacher (Retired) (1998–2016)Oct 20

A New Yorker had an elderly mother on the West Coast. She lived alone and would frequently mention to her son that she was lonely. One day, the son entered a pet shop in Manhattan and told the owner that he needed a pet that would be good “company” for his lonely, older mother.
“Have I got the pet for you!” exclaimed the owner, “It’s a beautiful parrot that speaks five languages! He’s so entertaining, she’ll never be lonely.” “I’ll take it!” said the son, as the owner assured him that he could have it safely shipped across country.

A week passed, and the son was eager to hear how his mother was enjoying his gift. He called and after pleasantries, asked if his surprise had arrived. “Oh, yes, it arrived safely “ she assured him. “Well, how did you like it?” he asked. “It was delicious!” she replied.

“Delicious!?!, you ate that parrot? Mom, that bird could speak five languages!”

“Well, he should’ve said something.”

 

Dog & Leopard Joke

Mermelas Panagiotis

Senior Engineer at Hellenic Aerospace Industry (H.A.I.) (1997–present)Mon

One day a dog was lost in the jungle, at some point he found some bones and was trying to chew them.

Behind him a leopard sees him and slowly approaches to rush him, the dog smells her and immediately without turning his head to look behind thinks out loud…

“Mmmm that leopard I killed was delicious “.

Without second thought the leopard turns back and runs away terrified.

On a tree there was a monkey which saw the whole scene, so she started jumping from tree to tree and goes straight to find the leopard, when she does she tells her what happened before, that is, the dog was lying, he was bluffing.

Immediately the leopard angry and hungry says the monkey to get on her back and together they run back again to find the dog, the leopard with the monkey on her back.

Just before they arrive, the dog smells them and, terrified, does not know what to do, so again, without looking back, he thinks out loud …

“But where is this monkey? It’s been an hour since I sent her to bring me another leopard”

 

 

EYE OPENERS (GOOD & BAD)

By Ted Smillie 26/8/2021

“What is truth?” said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer.

The above quote is from Francis Bacon’s 1625 essay, Of Truth, in which he suggests “it is not the lie that passeth through the mind, but the lie that sinketh in and settleth in it that doth the hurt.”

 

In EYE OPENERS (GOOD & BAD), we allow our readers to form their own opinions, and to share them via feedback, which can be sent to me at [email protected].

 

Stealing, favouritism, timesheet fraud: Thousands of public servants saw corruption

By Matt Dennien Updated October 28, 2021

“more than two-thirds of Queensland public servants say corruption is rife, according to an anonymous poll by the crime and corruption watchdog. One fifth of 14,500 respondents said they’d seen hiring favouritism or nepotism, false entitlement claims or timesheets, The Brisbane Times reports. Around one in 10 reported witnessing contracts go to family members or associates.”

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/stealing-favouritism-timesheet-fraud-thousands-of-public-servants-saw-corruption-20211028-p593yw.html

 

Drying land and heating seas: why nature in Australia’s southwest is on the climate frontline

Jatin Kala, Murdoch University; Belinda Robson, Murdoch University; Joe Fontaine, Murdoch University; Stephen Beatty, Murdoch University; Thomas Wernberg, The University of Western Australia October 28, 2021

“Australia’s southwest is a biodiversity hotspot – and it’s also a climate change hotspot. Something has to give.”

https://theconversation.cmail19.com/t/r-l-trtrhyty-ihihuyyuhh-f/

 

 

Share this message from Traditional Owners

Below is an excerpt from the Town Hall where Uncle Ray, Aunty May and Aunty Naomi explain connection to country and how important it is to stop fracking!

https://fb.watch/8UCswBqPq8/

 

Yasmin Aslam, SumOfUs <[email protected]>
“How amazing is this — scientists have discovered mushrooms that can devour plastic waste in a matter of weeks…plastic that would otherwise just be in the ocean forever.

Right now 91% of plastics we use can’t be recycled — and every minute a truckload-worth is dumped in the ocean, suffocating sea life and spreading pollutants across shores.

But scientists say these mushrooms could eat up to half of the plastic waste being dumped in the ocean — and they need your help to finish their groundbreaking research.

Scientist Dr Cullings is retiring from NASA this year to join the nonprofit Ocean Blue Project in their work to isolate and reproduce plastic-eaters for industrial use. They have projects planned in the US and New Zealand that need funding. If 5000 of us chip in, we can pay for the lab equipment they need to finish their research — and help rid the planet of plastic waste. Are you in?”

https://oceanblueproject.org/

 

Medecins Sans Frontieres <[email protected]>
“Why we’ll be attending COP26

For the first time, MSF will be sending delegates to the United Nations Climate Change Conference. We’ll be attending COP26 to engage with other humanitarian actors, focusing on the health impacts the climate emergency is already having on the world’s most vulnerable populations.

https://unfccc.int/conference/glasgow-climate-change-conference-october-november-2021

 

The urgent need to redistribute excess vaccines

While COVID-19 vaccines are helping Australia and other wealthy nations to chart a path out of the pandemic, these life-saving tools still aren’t accessible to a large percentage of the world’s population. If current trends continue, 19 low-income countries won’t reach 70 per cent vaccination until 2030.”

 

Covid threatens to deepen STEM gender gap

One third of young female workers prepared to quit.

By Paul Wallbank on Oct 28 2021

“Australian female STEM workers are deeply unstatisfied and the effects of the Covid pandemic could make the sector’s gender gap deeper, warns Professionals Australia in a report released today.”

https://ia.acs.org.au/content/ia/article/2021/covid-threatens-to-deepen-stem-gender-gap.html?ref=newsletter

 

Karrina Kemp pays $585 rent for her home, but she’s living in a tent at the QLD border

By Caitlin Fitzsimmons October 3, 2021

“Karrina Kemp never expected to be living in a tent with three children, but that’s all she can afford while waiting to be allowed to cross the Queensland border.

Ms Kemp is one of more than 11,000 Queenslanders stranded in NSW or Victoria while waiting for border passes or exemptions to be allowed across the border. She is also one of several people who told The Sun-Herald they were sleeping in a tent or car as a result, mostly in NSW border towns and some in Victoria.”

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/karrina-kemp-pays-585-rent-for-her-home-but-she-s-living-in-a-tent-at-the-qld-border-20210930-p58w3m.html

 

Environment

Adapt and grow: Australia should grasp the positives of climate change

“There are ways to take advantage of a warmer climate that can help defray the costs.”

RICHARD HOLDEN OCT 04, 2021

https://www.crikey.com.au/2021/10/04/climate-change-australia-grasp-positives/?utm_campaign=Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

NEWS

Many e-cigarette vaping liquids contain toxic chemicals: new Australian research

October 12, 2021 Alexander Larcombe, Telethon Kids Institute

“Our study, published this week in The Medical Journal of Australia, found most e-liquids contained chemicals known to cause respiratory issues and lung damage when inhaled. Most contained ingredients that have since been banned by Australia’s drug regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

We also found all e-liquids contained substances for which the health effects of inhalation exposure are unknown.

It’s clear vaping isn’t safe, and e-cigarettes haven’t been approved as smoking cessation devices.

Most e-liquids we studied contained chemicals known to cause respiratory issues and lung damage when inhaled.”

Electric fleets driving change in Sydney and Perth public bus systems

Sydney’s public bus system is set to trial the biggest electric bus fleet in the country, while Perth’s network is powering up the green vehicles, too.

“The Sydney project is the first of its size backed by Australia’s Renewable Energy Agency, which has tipped in $5 million on behalf of the federal government.

Darren Miller, chief executive of ARENA, said buses and trucks accounted for 25% of transport-related carbon emissions and 5% of Australia’s total carbon emissions.”

https://edm.themandarin.com.au/e/272522/um-email-utm-source-newsletter/w2rm9s/1125471047?h=DFo-WXZLjJZ2mIA1z_GKWGKFKptYBpHuRCATgg6m3PA

 

An Expert on the Criminal Mind, Now He’s Suspected in an Arson Spree

Amid a series of arson incidents across Northern California this year, a criminology professor was charged with setting a patch of the Sierra Nevada forest ablaze.

By Thomas Fuller and Livia Albeck-Ripka Oct. 8, 2021

 

Clues to consciousness: how dopamine fits into the mystery of what makes us conscious – podcast

Gemma Ware, The Conversation; Daniel Merino, The Conversation

Plus, how a team of musicologists and computer scientists completed Beethoven’s unfinished 10th Symphony using AI. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.

 

Police officer ‘confesses to being serial killer’ in suicide note

Rebecca Davis Sat, 2 October 2021,

Rebecca Davis

Sat, 2 October 2021, 6:25 pm

A retired police officer has been formally identified as a notorious Paris serial killer and rapist known as Le Grêlé, the “pockmarked man”, after confessing to crimes in his suicide note.”

https://au.yahoo.com/news/police-officer-confesses-being-serial-killer-suicide-note-082524491.html

 

Fat Bear Week: 480 Otis crowned chunkiest boy in Alaska

“Polls have closed in Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve, and the fattest bear of the year is… 480 Otis, a three-time champion of chonk.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-58820070

 

POLITICS

Juukan Gorge inquiry says new laws needed to stop destruction of cultural heritage sites

By the Specialist Reporting Team’s Kirstie Wellauer, Indigenous affairs editor Bridget Brennan, and Indigenous affairs correspondent Shahni Wellington

Key points:

  • A Senate inquiry has been investigating the destruction of the Juukan Gorge rock shelters
  • Rio Tinto caused national outrage when it blasted the 46,000-year-old heritage site last year
  • The inquiry has recommended new, overarching federal legislation to protect cultural heritage”

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-18/juukan-gorge-report-tabled-in-parliament-canberra/100542640

 

Nobel Peace Prize for crusading journalists shows accountability reporting really matters

As authoritarianism grows seemingly unchecked, new Nobel laureates Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov know that fearless reporting is more vital than ever.

CHRISTOPHER WARREN OCT 11, 2021

https://www.crikey.com.au/2021/10/11/nobel-peace-prize-journalists-accountability/?utm_campaign=Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

SumOfUs is 19,526,491 people stopping big corporations from behaving badly.

SumOfUs is a global community of millions who are committed to ensuring corporations and governments prioritize people and planet over profit.

https://www.sumofus.org/storyofus/

 

Whistle-Blower Unites Democrats and Republicans in Calling for Regulation of Facebook

Oct. 5, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/05/technology/what-happened-at-facebook-whistleblower-hearing.html

 

Revealed: Australia’s worst climate culprits — corporate edition

Who are Australia’s worst climate culprits? We know the biggest emitters, but it’s a question of how toxic a role companies play in politics and public debate.

BERNARD KEANE OCT 05, 2021

“We know who Australia’s biggest polluters are. Every year, the government publishes data on the largest sources of scope 1 greenhouse emissions (that is, directly produced as part of the production process of a facility) and scope 2 emissions (indirectly produced). Unsurprisingly, that list — led by AGL Energy — is dominated by large coal-fired power companies and gas companies.

But the list doesn’t capture scope 3 emissions (emissions produced indirectly by a business) and it particularly doesn’t capture the scope 3 emissions from the burning of Australian thermal coal exports around the world.”

https://www.crikey.com.au/2021/10/05/revealed-australias-worst-climate-culprits-corporate-edition/?utm_campaign=Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED

Department employee wrongfully sacked for helping police with murder case, court finds

Transport for NSW has been ordered to pay damages to a manager it fired for giving department information to police relevant to a former employee charged with murder..

By Jackson Graham Monday October 4, 2021

https://www.themandarin.com.au/170871-department-employee-wrongfully-sacked-for-helping-police-with-murder-case-court-finds/?utm_campaign=TheJuice&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

EPA OFFICIALS EXPOSED WHISTLEBLOWERS THREE MINUTES AFTER RECEIVING CONFIDENTIAL COMPLAINT

In response to a whistleblower complaint alleging corruption within the EPA’s New Chemicals Division, agency officials immediately notified those accused of misconduct.

Sharon LernerSharon Lerner October 1 2021

https://theintercept.com/2021/09/30/epa-whistleblowers-exposed/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=The%20Intercept%20Newsletter

 

Politics

Windsor and Oakeshott ride again to force parties on climate

The former independent MPs have been enlisted by Climate 200 to target ‘winnable’ seats to accelerate action on climate change.

MARGOT SAVILLE OCT 01, 2021

“Climate 200, the nonpartisan group trying to elect independent MPs to break the policy impasse on climate change, has appointed former independent MPs Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott to its advisory council.”

https://www.crikey.com.au/2021/10/01/windsor-and-oakeshott-ride-again-in-climate-push/

 

Pandora Papers: Secret wealth and dealings of world leaders exposed

By Pandora Papers reporting team
BBC Panorama

“The secret wealth and dealings of world leaders, politicians and billionaires has been exposed in one of the biggest leaks of financial documents.

Some 35 current and former leaders and more than 300 public officials are featured in the files from offshore companies, dubbed the Pandora Papers.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-58780465

 

The plot against Julian Assange

CIA’s Assange abduction/murder plan raises questions for Australian government

BERNARD KEANE 3 minute read

“The CIA planned to abduct, perhaps even murder, Julian Assange. Did it tell the Australian government? And what prompted such a febrile reaction?”

 

SCIENCE

How clouds falter… and how to straighten them

When we talk about cloud computing clouds ‘breaking’, we mean it in the sense of the IT in question failing to achieve its specified level of performance and availability, but Machine Learning tools are coming forward to automate our engineers’ multifarious remediation responsibilities.

By Adrian Bridgwater IDG Connect | OCT 3, 2021

 

Google to Pay Developers to Make Open Source Projects More Secure

ZDNet

Liam Tung October 4, 2021

“Google is investing $1 million in the Linux Foundation’s Secure Open Source (SOS) pilot program to make open source projects more secure. The program will reward developers financially for fortifying software against attacks and correcting potential bugs before they emerge. Google said the incentives range from $505 for “small improvements” to $10,000 or more for hardening software to prevent major vulnerabilities. SOS targets initiatives that proactively strengthen critical open source projects and defend infrastructure against application and supply-chain attacks, and intends to close the funding gap for largely voluntary software projects. According to Google, SOS is “the starting point for future efforts that will hopefully bring together other large organizations and turn it into a sustainable, long-term initiative under the OpenSSF (Open Source Security Foundation),” a cross-industry forum that collaborates on the improvement of open source software security.”

https://orange.hosting.lsoft.com/trk/click?ref=znwrbbrs9_6-2d0e1x32e46cx099175&

 

COVID

 

No, COVID vaccines don’t stay in your body for years

Vasso Apostolopoulos, Victoria University; Jack Feehan, Victoria University; Maja Husaric, Victoria University October 8, 2021

But the immune cells that vaccination spurs do last a long time.

https://theconversation.cmail19.com/t/r-l-tryudryk-ihihuyyuhh-u/

 

 

Take-at-home COVID drug molnupiravir may be on its way — but vaccination is still our first line of defence

Nial Wheate, University of Sydney

“Merck announced preliminary data suggesting the drug reduced the risk of hospitalisation and death by 50%.”

https://theconversation.cmail19.com/t/r-l-tryhdhtt-ihihuyyuhh-s/

 

SATIRE

Utopia: Snowy Mountains Scheme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1TMpXhwcQw

 

Australia’s Defence Policy Explained

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTCqXlDjx18

 

QESP Blog

 

Becoming the Marginalian — after 15 years, Brain Pickings reborn

Brain Pickings was born on October 23, 2006 as an improbable idea in a young mind only just becoming literate in the language of life. Fifteen years hence, it is reborn as The Marginalian — reborn as what it has always been beneath the ill-fitting name chosen by a twenty-two-year-old immigrant in whose ear the tired puns and idioms of a non-native language rang fresh and full of wonder: an evolving record and ongoing celebration of my readings and my loves, of all that makes me feel most alive.”

https://www.themarginalian.org/2021/10/22/brain-pickings-becoming-the-marginalian/?mc_cid=27967da6ec&mc_eid=cc44891005

 

Events

 

ACOSM 2020: Responsible Business Conduct

ACOSM 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19. A new date will be advised when the restrictions have been lifted.

Quotes

 

Quote of the Day

It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket. – Elon Musk

Quote from Yesteryear

That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep.  – Aldous Huxley

 

Ted Smillie

QESP Chair