Newsletter Volume 33 Issue 11, Nov 2021
From The Editor
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: ROMANCE, KIDS, COMEDY, CRIME, WESTERN, WAR, DRAMA, FANTASY, INSPIRATIONAL
Young at Heart 1954 full movie
“The lives and romances of three sisters in a musical family; the youngest daughter’s life is complicated by the subsequent arrival of a charming composer and a cynical music arranger.
Director Gordon Douglas
Writers Julius J. Epstein(screenplay) Lenore J. Coffee(screenplay) Liam O’Brien(adaptation)
Stars Frank Sinatra Doris Day Gig Young
Kipps (1941) Michael Redgrave, Phyllis Calvert FULL UK RELEASE PRINT! (QESP Editor’s Note. Has ads which can be fast forwarded)
“Kipps the draper’s apprentice falls in love with a girl above his station. When he unexpectedly inherits a fortune, he thinks his dream has come true. But money can’t make him a gentleman, or bring him the girl he really wants…
Director Carol Reed
Writers H.G. Wells(by) Sidney Gilliat(screenplay) Frank Launder(uncredited)
Stars Michael Redgrave Phyllis Calvert Philip Frost
First Love (1939) – (Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance)
“An orphaned boarding school graduate secretly attends a prestigious ball, where she falls for the boyfriend of her snobbish cousin.
Director Henry Koster
Writers Bruce Manning(screenplay) Lionel Houser(screenplay) Stephen Morehouse Avery(contributor to screenplay construction)
Stars Deanna Durbin Robert Stack Eugene Pallette
Nominated for 2 Oscars 2 nominations total
A doll’s house (1973)
“Nora Helmer (Claire Bloom) had years earlier committed a forgery, in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald (Sir Anthony Hopkins). Now she is being blackmailed, and lives in fear of her husband finding out, and of the shame such a revelation would bring to his career. But, when the truth comes out, Nora is shocked to learn where she really stands … Read all
Director Patrick Garland
Writers Henrik Ibsen(play “Et dukkehjem”) Christopher Hampton(screenplay)
Stars Claire Bloom Anthony Hopkins Ralph Richardson
Awards 1 win & 3 nominations total
Hedda Gabler 1963 (TV) ^ Ingrid Bergman
“A scheming woman marries a nice but dimwitted intellectual out of convenience. She hears that her old lover is back in town. She decides to destroy his life, jealous of his love affair with another.
Director Alex Segal
Writers Henrik Ibsen(by) Eva Le Gallienne(translation) Philip H. Reisman Jr.(television adaptation)
Stars Ingrid Bergman Michael Redgrave Ralph Richardson
Jack and Sarah Full Movie YouTube
“A young American woman becomes a nanny in the home of a recent British widower.
Director Tim Sullivan
Writer Tim Sullivan
Stars Richard E. Grant Samantha Mathis Judi Dench
Beauty In The Broken (Full HD Movie, Love, Romance, Drama, English) *full free movies*
“The worlds of a depressed psychologist and an emotionally disturbed homeless woman collide. While trying to rescue her they fall in love, and each gets a second chance at a new life.
Director Max Leonida
Writer Dennis G. Wilder
Stars Chris Payne Gilbert Briana Cuoco Lewis T. Powell
On Golden Pond (2001) – Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer
“Ethel (Dame Julie Andrews) and Norman Thayer (Christopher Plummer) are an old couple living “On Golden Pond”. Their daughter, Chelsea Thayer Wayne (Glenne Headly), is forty-two-years-old, and has never been married. She is dating a forty-five-year-old dentist, and brings him up to Golden Pond to meet her parents. Her boyfriend, Bill Ray (Sam Robards), has a fourteen-y… Read all
Directors Ernest Thompson Martin Pasetta
Writer Ernest Thompson(play)
Stars Julie Andrews Christopher Plummer Glenne Headly
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy 2 nominations total
Wiener Dog Nationals | Full Family Comedy Movie
“A family adopts a runt of a dachshund from a shelter. Only time will tell if little “Shelly” and her new family are up for the challenges of entering the nation’s greatest wiener dog race, Wienerschnitzel’s “Wiener Dog Nationals.” One Nation, one race, one wiener.
Director Kevan Peterson
Writers Gregory Gutierrez(story) Kevan Peterson(story)
Stars Jason London Julian Feder Alicia Witt
Awards 2 wins & 4 nominations
TREASURE ISLAND» — Jack Palance Patrick Bergin Full Movie / Adventure, Family / Movies In English
(QESP Editor’s Note, Worth watching but the screenplay takes liberties with Robert Lewis Stevenson’s version and the English subtitles are pretty bad) YY
“An adaptation of the Robert Lewis Stevenson adventure classic, in which a young boy sets off on a voyage armed with a map to buried treasure.
Director Peter Rowe
Writers Peter Rowe(screenplay written by) Robert Louis Stevenson(based on the novel by: “Treasure Island”)
Stars Sarah Holland Pax Lohan Anthony Booth
A Chorus of Disapproval | Full Movie | Flick Vault
“Widower Guy is transferred to an English coastal town, where he joins an amateur operatic society to “meet people” and “have fun”.
Director Michael Winner
Writers Alan Ayckbourn(play) Michael Winner(screenplay)
Stars Jeremy Irons Anthony Hopkins Richard Briers
Caprice 1967 full movie
“An industrial designer causes chaos when she sells a secret cosmetics formula to a rival company.
Director Frank Tashlin
Writers John Kohn(screenplay) Frank Tashlin(screenplay) Martin Hale(story)
Stars Doris Day Richard Harris Ray Walston
SEND ME NO FLOWERS 1964
“A hypochondriac believes he is dying and makes plans for his wife which she discovers and misunderstands.
Director Norman Jewison
Writers Julius J. Epstein(screenplay) Norman Barasch(based upon the play by) Carroll Moore(based upon the play by)
Stars Rock Hudson Doris Day Tony Randall
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination
Leo Mckern Rumpole of the Bailey s01e01 Rumpole and the Younger Generation
“Rumpole is defending a young member of the Timson clan, an extended family of light-fingered but otherwise moral South London villains. To his distress, his own son appears to be acquiring some of the Timson traits.
Director Herbert Wise
Writer John Mortimer
Stars Leo McKern Peggy Thorpe-Bates David Yelland
Rumpole and the Alternative Society s01e02
“Rumpole defends a hippie-type schoolteacher on a narcotics charge and finds himself attracted to her and her lifestyle.
Director Herbert Wise
Writer John Mortimer
Stars Leo McKern Jane Asher Nigel Gregory
The Friends Of Eddie Coyle
“After his last crime has him looking at a long prison sentence for repeat offenses, a low level Boston gangster decides to snitch on his friends to avoid jail time.
Director Peter Yates
Writers George V. Higgins(based on the novel by)Paul Monash(screenplay)
Stars Robert Mitchum Peter Boyle Richard Jordan
Farewell, My Lovely 1975 720p BluRay
“Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer.
Director Dick Richards
Writers David Zelag Goodman(screenplay) Raymond Chandler(novel)
Stars Robert Mitchum Charlotte Rampling John Ireland
Nominated for 1 Oscar 1 win & 3 nominations total
The Wild One (Marlon Brando) – 1953 – Full Movie [HD]
“Two rival motorcycle gangs terrorize a small town after one of their leaders is thrown in jail.
Director Laslo Benedek
Writers John Paxton(screenplay) Frank Rooney(based on a story by) Ben Maddow(uncredited)
Stars Marlon Brando Mary Murphy Robert Keith
The Big Sleep (1978) Robert Mitchum – Mystery/ Thriller
“Grizzled American private detective in England investigates a complicated case of blackmail turned murder involving a rich but honest elderly general, his two loose socialite daughters, a pornographer and a gangster.
Director Michael Winner
Writers Michael Winner(screenplay) Raymond Chandler(novel)
Stars Robert Mitchum Sarah Miles Richard Boone
Caught In The Game | Full Crime Drama Movie | Love Triangle!
“A beautiful broker, her criminal lover, and a handsome janitor find themselves tangled in a web of betrayal and violence in this drama of crime and passion.
Director Michael Merrill
Writer Michael Merrill
Stars William Alonzo Nyomi Banxx Jade Brandais
Awards 3 wins
Trial and Error * The Dock Brief Peter Sellers 1962
“An incompetent barrister is assigned to defend an accused wife murderer.
Director James Hill
Writers John Mortimer(play ‘The Dock Brief’) Pierre Rouve(screenplay)
Stars Peter Sellers Richard Attenborough Beryl Reid
Awards 1 nomination total
Lepke | Full Movie | Tony Curtis, Gangster Movie
“Louis ‘Lepke’ Buchalter is head of Murder Inc., the syndicate that spattered the headlines of the day with blood.
Director Menahem Golan
Writers Wesley Lau(screenplay by) Tamar Simon Hoffs(screenplay by)
Stars Tony Curtis Anjanette Comer Michael Callan
Sugartime1995HBO John Turturro, Mary-Louise Parker, Elias Koteas,
“Purportedly true story of the affair between singer Phyllis McGuire, and Mafia boss Sam Giancana, famous for his alleged connections to John F Kennedy and Frank Sinatra.
Director John N. Smith
Writers Martyn Burke William F. Roemer Jr.(book “Roemer: Man Against the Mob”)
Stars John Turturro Mary-Louise Parker Elias Koteas
Awards 2 nominations
BBC2 Reputations Sam Giancana The Gangster Who Dreamed 25th April 1996
No Postage Necessary (2017) | Full Movie | George Blagden | Charleene Closshey | Robbie Kay
“Straight out of jail, a hacker steals letters hoping to find cash. He reads one of the letters, falls in love with the writer and decides to change his ways to be worthy of her.
Director Jeremy Culver
Writers Jeremy Culver(screenplay by) Morgen Culver(story by)
Stars George Blagden Charleene Closshey Robbie Kay
Dead On Arrival | Full Crime Thriller Movie
“A pharmaceutical sales rep visits a small town in Louisiana on business. He finds himself in a dark world of corruption and murder with 24 hours to live, running from the police, the mob and a sheriff that wants him dead.
Director Stephen Cyrus Sepher
Writer Stephen Cyrus Sepher(screenplay by)
Stars Scottie Thompson Christa B. Allen Lillo Brancato
Awards 2 wins & 3 nominations
The Last Crooked Mile (1946) HD full movie – Film Noir
“After a bank robbery, the loot disappears and is sought after by an insurance investigator, the police and the surviving robbers.
Director Philip Ford
Writers Jerry Sackheim(screenplay) Jerome Gruskin(additional dialogue) Robert L. Richards(based on a radio play by)
Stars Don ‘Red’ Barry Ann Savage Adele Mara
Wanted (1988) | Full Movie | Tracey Gold | Michael Sutton | Robert Culp
“Caught in the middle of a sting operation orchestrated by the FBI, Jimmy Scrico goes on the run for his life when he is tricked into believing that he has killed a Mafia bass. But who is actually chasing Jimmy…the cops, or the Mob?
Director Terence M. O’Keefe
Writers Terence M. O’Keefe Mark Evan Schwartz
Stars Tracey Gold Michael Sutton Robert Culp
Cops Enemy | Full Cop Drama Movie | John K-ay
“In a city full of corrupt cops and mysterious kingpins such as Shadow, a young man Victor Kaapor fights to save his mother and the woman he loves. Which forces him to go undercover, ‘off-the-books’ mission to help the police take down an well-known unstoppable crew of Rich kids known as “Cop’s Enemy”. His only option is to betray the woman he loves, but as he gets clo… Read all
Director Prema Smith
Writer John K-ay
Stars John K-ay Van Vicker Wema Sepetu
Daughter of the Wolf – 2021 Latest Hollywood Superhit Full Movie – 4K – English
“A military veteran hunts the men who kidnapped her son.
Director David Hackl
Writer Nika Agiashvili
Stars Gina Carano Richard Dreyfuss Brendan Fehr
Awards 3 nominations
Bird | Full Movie | Action Crime Thriller | 2020
“While running for her life, a witness with fragmented memories of a brutal murder crosses paths with a reluctant criminal in the midst of a heist gone wrong.
Director Dave Mack III
Writer Dave Mack III
Stars Alexis Michelle Cato Lucas Jackson Kevin Peake
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
Sherlock: A Case of Evil (2002) | Full Movie | Richard E. Grant | Vincent D’Onofrio | James D’Arcy R
“Early in his crime-solving career, Sherlock Holmes attempts to prevent Moriarty from cornering the heroin market.
Director Graham Theakston
Writers Piers Ashworth Arthur Conan Doyle(characters)
Stars James D’Arcy Roger Morlidge Gabrielle Anwar
“Dot Burton (Faye Emerson) has acted as a decoy in a bank robbery and fails to get away. Her arrest attracts the attention of Ken Phillips (Frank Wilcox), a former childhood sweetheart who believe her innocent until she confesses. But before going to jail she manages to steal the bank’s $40,000 from her accomplices and leaves it with her landlady.
Director Robert Florey
Writers Anthony Coldeway(screenplay) Dorothy Mackaye(play “Gangstress, or Women In Prison”) Carlton Miles(play “Gangstress, or Women In Prison”)
Stars Faye Emerson Julie Bishop Frank Wilcox
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (Full Movie, Western, HD, English, Entire Film)
“In 1909, when young Paiute Indian Willie Boy returns to his California reservation to be with Lola, whose father disapproves of him, a killing in self defense takes place, triggering a massive man hunt for Willie.
Director Abraham Polonsky
Writers Harry Lawton(book) Abraham Polonsky
Stars Robert Redford Katharine Ross Robert Blake
Awards 3 wins & 1 nomination total
Robert Mitchum: Bandido (1956) – Adventure/Action/Western
“An arms dealer and a mercenary cross swords during the 1916 Mexican revolution.
Director Richard Fleischer
Writer Earl Felton(story and screenplay)
Stars Robert Mitchum Ursula Thiess Gilbert Roland
Madron | WESTERN | Full Movie | Richard Boone | English | Free To Watch
“A nun, the only survivor of an Indian massacre of a wagon train, is taken in by a cantankerous old gunfighter.
Director Jerry Hopper
Writers Leo J. McMahon(original story) Edward Chappell(screenplay)
Stars Richard Boone Leslie Caron Gabi Amrani
Nominated for 1 Oscar 2 nominations total
Burt Lancaster in VENGEANCE VALLEY [English] with foreign subtitles
“The sons of a Colorado cattle baron, one biological and the other adopted, resent one another and fight for control of their father’s cattle empire.
Director Richard Thorpe
Writers Irving Ravetch(screenplay) Luke Short(based on a novel by)
Stars Burt Lancaster Robert Walker Joanne Dru
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
The Outcast (1954) John Derek and Joan Evans
“Jet Cosgrave returns home to claim the ranch that was stolen from him, after his father’s death.
Director William Witney
Writers John K. Butler(screenplay) Richard Wormser(screenplay) Todhunter Ballard(Esquire Magazine story)
Stars John Derek Joan Evans Jim Davis
Monte Walsh 1970 Lee Marvin Full Movie HD
“An aging cowboy realizes that the West he knew and loved will soon be no more–and that there will be no room for him, either.
Director William A. Fraker
Writers Lukas Heller(screenplay) David Zelag Goodman(screenplay) Jack Schaefer(based upon the novel by)
Stars Lee Marvin Jeanne Moreau Jack Palance
Awards 1 nomination
Joe Dakota (Western Movie, Adventure, Romance, English, Classic American Feature Film) full movies
“A stranger rides into town and says he is looking for a local Indian. Told he left town, the truth everyone has been hiding comes out including the stranger’s true identity.
Director Richard Bartlett
Writers William Talman(original screenplay) Norman Jolley(original screenplay)
Stars Jock Mahoney Luana Patten Charles McGraw
BROKEN WING | Cimarron Strip | Stuart Whitman | Western TV Series | Full Episode | English
“When a parson is shot, Crown arrests the son of a prominent rancher. When the preacher recovers and refuses to press charges, a rabble-rousing saloon owner and his gun-toting sidekick try to organize a lynching party.
Director Sam Wanamaker
Writers Christopher Knopf Harold Swanton
Stars Stuart Whitman Percy Herbert Randy Boone
SANTEE | Glenn Ford | Michael Burns | Full Length Western Movie | English | HD YY
“A bounty hunter takes in the son of a man he killed.
Director Gary Nelson
Writers Brand Bell Thomas W. Blackburn(uncredited)
Stars Glenn Ford Michael Burns Dana Wynter
The Final Days (1989) | Full Movie | Lane Smith | Richard Kiley | David Ogden Stiers
“Chronicle of Nixon’s last months in the White House. A paranoid power-abuser, but also all too human–a confused, pathetic individual who cannot fully comprehend how, in less than one year, he can lose everything he has worked for in life.
Director Richard Pearce
Writers Bob Woodward(book) Carl Bernstein(book) Hugh Whitemore(teleplay)
Stars Lane Smith Richard Kiley David Ogden Stiers
Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys 7 nominations total
The First of May (1999) | Full Movie | Julie Harris | Dan Byrd | Mickey Rooney
“Eleven-year-old Cory (Dan Byrd) is a foster child nobody wants. Carlotta (Academy Award-nominee Julie Harris) is an elderly woman the world has forgotten.
Director Paul Sirmons
Writers Gary Rogers(written for the screen by ) Gail Radley(based on the novel: “The Golden Days” by)
Stars Julie Harris Dan Byrd Mickey Rooney
Awards 3 wins & 1 nomination
TV movie “Blind Spot” – 1993 – Joanne Woodward, Laura Linney foreign subtitles
“Drama about a couple (Woodward, Weaver) and their problematic daughter (Linney) who is a cocaine addict.
Director Michael Toshiyuki Uno
Writers Michael McTaggart(story) Ellen M. Violett(story) Nina Shengold(teleplay)
Stars Joanne Woodward Laura Linney Reed Diamond
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys 3 nominations total
Lightning in a Bottle (1993)
“Charlotte Furber gets into an accident in which a man loses his life. She suffers amnesia and everybody thinks the man was drunk and therefore responsible, even his own wife Jean, who befriends Charlotte but will be disturbed to find that Charlotte was drunk and caused the tragic accident.
Director Jeff Kwitny
Writer Jonnie Lindsell
Stars Lynda Carter Dee Wallace Martin Kove
My Son John (1952, Leo McCarey) English with foreign subtitles
“The Jeffersons are the ideal picture-perfect all-American family in a small town, but their eldest son John returns home after a long absence spouting views that cause them to worry he may be a Communist.
Director Leo McCarey
Writers Myles Connolly John Lee Mahin(adaptation) Leo McCarey(screenplay)
Stars Robert Walker Helen Hayes Van Heflin
Nominated for 1 Oscar 1 win & 1 nomination total
“A New York Times Critic’s Pick, ROSIE is the story of a mother trying to protect her family when they become homeless. Finding a room for a night is hard, and finding somewhere permanent is even harder. Over thirty-six hours, Rosie and her partner John Paul strive to maintain a loving family unit, while shielding their children from reality. ROSIE examines how the love and strength of a family can endure, even in times of crisis.
DIRECTOR Paddy Breathnatch
WRITER Roddy Doyle
CAST Sarah Greene, Moe Dunford, Ellie O’Halloran, Ruby Dunne, Darragh Mckenzie and Molly McCann.
The Wipers Times (2013) | Ben Chaplin, Patrick FitzSymons, Julian Rhind-Tutt | Real Drama
“Based on the remarkable true story of a satirical newspaper published on the front lines of World War One, this poignant yet comedic drama revels in the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity.
Director Andy De Emmony
Writers Ian Hislop Nick Newman
Stars Ben Chaplin Patrick FitzSymons Julian Rhind-Tutt
?? Lawrence of Arabia (1962) foreign subtitles
“The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
Director David Lean
Writers Robert Bolt(screenplay by) Michael Wilson(screenplay by)
Stars Peter O’Toole Alec Guinness Anthony Quinn
Won 7 Oscars 31 wins & 14 nominations total
Hijack (The Last Siege) | Full Action Movie | Jeff Fahey
“A prestigious senator and the passengers on board a train are kidnapped by a milita group.
Director Worth Keeter
Writer Steve Latshaw
Stars Jeff Fahey Ernie Hudson Beth Toussaint
Royal Opposition | Full Action Movie
“When the U.S. President decides to negotiate with a terrorist, a general takes him prisoner in order to launch a military offensive instead. The only one who can stop him is the female Vice President.
Director Mark Sobel
Writers Jeffrey Wynne(story) Richard Gitelson(story) Aaron Phirstchance(story)
Stars Joan Van Ark Nick Mancuso Rick Springfield
Fatal Call | Full Movie Action Thriller | Kevin Sorbo
“Fatal Call – Leaving his small-town roots to start a new life, Mitch meets the beautiful and seductive Amy at a happy hour and begins a tantalizing romance. Before long, Mitch learns that nothing is as it appears and, unable to trust anyone, finds himself on a nightmarish roller coaster ride, accused of murder and running from the law and a mysterious stranger out to kill him. Surviving by quick thinking and his wits, Mitch must confront both his past and present and find a solution before time runs out!
Stars: Jason London, Danielle Harris, Kevin Sorbo”
Blind Revenge | Full Thriller Movie | Daryl Hannah
“Sir Paul, a distinguished author, blinded in a horrific accident, advertises for an amanuensis, an assistant to help him with his writing. He employs the amiable Jane Ryder to be his eyes as he revisits scenes from his past and works on what he intends to be his final opus. Jane appears to be ideal: attractive, intelligent, unruffled by her employer’s abrupt eccentric… Read all
Director Raúl Ruiz
Writer Gilbert Adair
Stars Tom Conti Daryl Hannah Miriam Margolyes
Awards 2 nominations
Strategic Command | 1997 | Full Movie
“Rick Harding is a former Marines officer, now working in the FBI as a chemical weapons designer. While packing up for the night, a group of armed soldiers led by wanted criminal Carlos Gruber, break into the FBI research lab.
Director Rick Jacobson
Writers Sean McGinly Tripp Reed
Stars Michael Dudikoff Paul Winfield Richard Norton
Crash Dive | 1997 Action Adventure | Michael Dudikoff | Frederic Forrest | Reiner Schöne
“Nuclear submarine USS Ulysses rescues supposed victims of a boat disaster, who turn out to be terrorists intent on capturing nuclear weapons aboard the sub. Only a former SEAL can save the day by sliding aboard while the sub is underwater.
Director Andrew Stevens
Writer William C. Martell(screenplay by)
Stars Michael Dudikoff Frederic Forrest Reiner Schöne
Route 66 – Mon Petit Chou (S02E09) (1961) (Directed by Sam Peckinpah)
“Tod and Buz are in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania working as crewmen on a tugboat. Tod “rescues” a pretty girl who oddly was water skiing in the shipping lanes. She is a singer from France, managed by a Svengali who closely watches her and is haunted by the memory of a previous “discovery” who deserted him.
Director Sam Peckinpah
Writers Stirling Silliphant Herbert B. Leonard Howard Rodman(story supervisor)
Stars Martin Milner George Maharis Lee Marvin
Cat. 8 | 2013 | Full Movie | Part 1
“An untested global defence system triggers a swarm of devastating solar flares, resulting in catastrophic earthquakes and ferocious magnetic storms; an unprecedented CAT. 8 Armageddon. Can we stop the annihilation of the human race?
Stars Matthew Modine Maxim Roy Ted Whittall
Cat. 8 | 2013 Action Disaster | Matthew Modine | PART 2
Beauty and the Beast (Blood of Beasts) 2005 | Full Movie | Jane March | Justin Whalin | William Gregory Lee
“Freya is the clan princess, pursued by Sven who wants only to become king after King Thorsson dies. Freya prefers Agnar, who was lost with a boatload of clansmen on a raid. The old king longs for one more grand adventure and takes a group to an island two days journey away. The island is cursed, being the realm of a great and brutal Beast – said to be protected by Odi… Read all
Director David Lister
Writer Paul Anthony
Stars Jane March Justin Whalin William Gregory Lee
The Daniel Connection (Full Movie) Thriller, Mystery, 2015
“After her best friend, a reporter, is killed, a woman finds herself caught up in a tangled web of conspiracy theories, an apocalyptic scenario, and federal corruption.
Director Stewart Menelaws
Writers Deborah Forrest(storyline and additional dialogue) Stewart Menelaws(story line and additional dialogue) Marc Pye(script and dialogue)
Stars June Brogan Morgan Carberry Lee Davis
– (QESP Editor’s Note: If anyone has a favourite old film to share, send the link to me at email@example.com . Thanks, Ted )
Former Retired Police Officer (1969–1994)Oct 20
Shouldn’t have said that out loud.
Navy Chief Petty Officer Joke
Studied at University of TorontoOct 14
A crusty old Navy Chief Petty Officer found himself at a gala event hosted by a local liberal arts college. There was no shortage of extremely young idealistic ladies in attendance, one of whom approached the Chief Petty Officer for conversation.
‘Excuse me, Chief, but you seem to be a very serious man. Is something bothering you?’
‘Negative, ma’am. Just serious by nature.’
‘The young lady looked at his awards and decorations and said, ‘It Looks like you have seen a lot of action.’
‘Yes, ma’am, a lot of action.’
The young lady, tiring of trying to start up a conversation, said, ‘You know, you should lighten up a little. Relax and enjoy yourself.’
The Chief just stared at her in his serious manner. Finally the young lady said, ‘You know, I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, but when is the last time you had sex?’
‘Well, there you are. You really need to chill out and quit taking everything so seriously! I mean, no sex since 1955! She took his hand and led him to a private room where she proceeded to ‘relax’ him several times.
Afterwards, panting for breath, she leaned against his bare chest and said, ‘Wow, you sure didn’t forget much since 1955!’
The chief, glancing at his watch, said in his serious voice, ‘I hope not, it’s only 2130 now.’
This spider-dog wins Halloween!
Farm dog goals
Martial Arts Instructor (1975–present)Fri
Father: “Son, we want you to know that you were adopted.”
Son: “What?! I knew it! I want to meet my biological parents!”
Father: “We are your biological parents. Now pack up, the new ones will pick you up in 20 minutes.”
How to avoid ‘toxic positivity’ and take the less direct route to happiness
Brock Bastian, The University of Melbourne; Ashley Humphrey, Federation University Australia
“There is more than one way to pursue happiness and to cope with the inevitable low times in life.”
See also Cartoons About Happiness by Randy Glasbergen
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Obnoxious fabrication’: Paul Keating blasts Herald and Age coverage of his China views
By Paul Keating November 17, 2021
“Former prime minister Paul Keating’s speech last week on Australia-China relations has generated wide debate. Last Saturday his views were critiqued by Peter Hartcher in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Keating’s reply to that article was rejected by those newspapers. This is an edited version of the rejected article.”
Caught in ‘porn wars’: backlash over internet censor going on anti-porn podcast
“LGBTIQ+ and sex worker communities furious eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant did not do due diligence before appearing on a podcast.”
CAM WILSON NOV 24, 2021
Morrison’s religious discrimination bill could face High Court showdown as Victoria digs in
By Royce Millar November 24, 2021
“The Andrews government has vowed to fight attempts by the federal government to override state anti-discrimination laws, paving the way for a possible High Court stoush over religious rights.“
Dead man’s family driven to homelessness by a public trustee
“Before he died in 2006 John Munroe used Queensland’s free will service to ensure his family was looked after. It wasn’t.”
AMBER SCHULTZ NOV 23, 2021
When Curation Becomes Creation
“Algorithms, microcontent, and the vanishing distinction between platforms and creators.”
By Liu Leqi, Dylan Hadfield-Menell, Zachary C. Lipton
Communications of the ACM, December 2021, Vol. 64 No. 12, Pages 44-47
Chance encounters in the workplace help build trust – so how do you replicate that online?
Michael Baron, Charles Sturt University
“Zoom parties are one thing. Harder for organisations to replicate online are ‘casual collisions’ between colleagues.”
Around 20,000 nurses have given up their registration in the past year.
“There’s almost 400,00 registered nurses in Australia. What alarms me about that figure is they’re giving up their registration in a pandemic year.”
– @kylieward, CEO of the Australian College of Nursing
7:38 AM · Nov 18, 2021
All aboard: the little-known government entity pumping out coal exports, with your money
Hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars are being quietly injected into infrastructure to help coalminers expand exports from the Hunter Valley.
BERNARD KEANE NOV 08, 2021
Australia’s most exploitative industry exposed and humiliated by Fair Work Commission
Horticulture has been slapped hard by the FWC, which has ended the exploitation of a loophole that allowed farmers to grossly underpay many workers.
NOV 05, 2021
Australia’s climate aid heavy on the greenwash, light on the dollars
Scott Morrison’s promise of an extra $500 million for our Pacific neighbours is as shallow as the waters surrounding their islands.
NOV 04, 2021
EPA WITHHELD REPORTS OF SUBSTANTIAL RISK POSED BY 1,240 CHEMICALS
Beginning in 2019, the EPA stopped releasing crucial toxics reports. Even agency staffers have a hard time accessing them.
Sharon Lerner November 1 2021
Rittenhouse Jury Has to Decide If the Men Who Tried to Stop Him Were Heroes or Villains
“Kyle Rittenhouse’s far-right defenders say he is not a murderer but a hero. The prosecutor says the protesters who tried to disarm him were the real heroes.”
Robert Mackey November 18 2021
Gouging Government: how a billion-dollar job agency dudded taxpayers, then the super funds
ECONOMY & MARKETS, FEATURED By Michael West November 16, 2021
“Sharemarket pirates have cashed in on Australia’s unemployed. They are targeting the disabled and the elderly next. Callum Foote and Michael West investigate the monumental fee gouge by freshly floated APM and other job agencies.”
View from The Hill: Ita isn’t saluting the captain who picked her
Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra
“Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg has triggered another fight between the government and the ABC by initiating a senate enquiry into the ABC’s complaints process”
Maria Garcia, BS from Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
Posted Nov 9
How did your marriage end?
“He came home from work, ate dinner, and said , ““I want you to do something and I don’t want you to fight me on this. I want a divorce.” I was completely blindsided. Then h…”
U.S. MILITARY TRAINING IN MEXICO INCREASED AS HUMAN RIGHTS WANED, NEW DATABASE REVEALS
“In the years after the U.S. pledged to invest in human rights and rule of law, the Pentagon spent millions training elite Mexican units how to fight.”
Ryan Devereaux November 18 2021
Lives in New York CityOct 27
Which Hollywood actors got a part in a movie for being family or friends with important people without having parts in major movies before?
At age 16, Robert Stack was an All-American Skeet Shooting Champion. On weekends, he worked a skeet shooting range in Beverly Hills where he met Clark Gable, a shooting fanatic. Gable took a liking to the handsome teenager, encouraging Stack to get into acting. Gable used his power and influence to open studio doors for the future Eliot Ness.
Gable recommended Stack for the boy next door role in “First Love”/1939 starring Deanna Durbin, giving America’s Sweetheart her 1st screen kiss. (QESP Editor’s Note, see Home Entertainment
, under ROMANCE) That romantic interlude created tremendous publicity for heartthrob Robert Stack, launching a career that lasted 6 decades.
Every opportunity Bob Stack got, he thanked Clark Gable for his friendship and mentoring.
Mini Bio (1)
With an intimidating face like craggy granite and a towering 6’5″ solid frame, Mike Mazurki (born Mikhail Mazuruski or Mikhail Mazurkiewicz) was one of cinema’s first serial thugs and specialized in playing strongarm men, gangsters and bullies for over 50 years on screen. Nearly always portrayed as a lowbrow muscle, in real life Mazurski was highly intelligent, very well read and a witty conversationalist. He was also an accomplished sportsman, having been a football player and a professional wrestler. He first appeared onscreen in uncredited roles in films such as Gentleman Jim (1942) and About Face (1942); however, his daunting bruiser looks were soon noticed and he became phenomenally busy in the 1940s, appearing in nearly 50 movies during the decade, including his well remembered performance as ex-con “Moose Malloy” in the film noir thriller Murder, My Sweet (1944) and as the gruesome “Splitface” in Dick Tracy (1945).
He continued his menacing onscreen presence throughout the 1950s and 1960s, often showing he could be quite adept at deadpan comedy in films including Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945), It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963), Donovan’s Reef (1963) and The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967). Demand for his talents slowed down in the late 1970s and most of the 1980s, as younger villains came to the fore; however, he still turned up in support roles and was still acting at the age of 83 when he passed away in December, 1990.
– IMDb Mini Biography By: firehouse44
Ousted NSW Transport secretary concerned about rail safety ahead of corporation starting
By Jackson Graham Wednesday November 17, 2021
“A NSW Transport secretary ousted last year says he had already considered resigning his position after raising safety and financial concerns about a new agency with the NSW government.
Former NSW Transport head Rodd Staples told a NSW parliamentary public accountability committee this week that he was sacked from the role around the time he was in discussions with the NSW Treasury over its Transport Asset Holding Entity.”
Pakistan has yet to approve humanitarian shipments of wheat from India to Afghanistan, where nine million people are on the brink of starvation.
A brazen U.S. cover-up in Syria
“The military hid an airstrike that killed dozens of Syrian civilians in 2019, as the battle against the Islamic State came to a close.
An American attack jet dropped a 500-pound bomb on a large crowd of women and children. Then, a jet tracking the crowd dropped two 2,000-pound bombs, killing most of the survivors. The Times reported the details for the first time.
At nearly every step, the military made moves that concealed or downplayed the catastrophic attack, one of the war’s largest civilian casualty incidents.”
A Right-Wing Brawler Asked a Court to Protect Him From an Antifascist’s Tweets
Adam Kiefer got a restraining order against an antifascist researcher who revealed that he was at the Capitol on Jan. 6. It might have been a costly mistake.
Robert Mackey November 11 2021
Chasing the gold, we trade away rights of the old
By Dr Sarah Russell November 8, 2021
Pardon the death sentence of an intellectually disabled man
Australia needs better working conditions, not shaming, for Pacific Islander farm workers
Victoria Stead, Deakin University
Tying migrant workers to one employer as a visa condition stymies their capacity to act in the face of poor conditions.
Scott Morrison is hiding behind future technologies, when we should just deploy what already exists
Simon Holmes à Court, Senior advisor, Climate and Energy College, The University of Melbourne
November 8, 2021
Consultants are rarely independent — and now we have proof
Georgia Wilkins, Senior Reporter
“Brendan Lyon said the quiet part out loud.
“When called to give testimony to the powerful NSW public accountability committee yesterday, the former KPMG partner blew the lid on how consultants really operate — telling a client what it wants to hear, not necessarily the truth.
“Lyon told the inquiry he had been pressured to subvert his independent analysis of the state’s troubled rail assets by senior members of the state government.
“The bombshell claims were backed up by equally explosive emails that laid out clear interference of KPMG’s work by department officials, including Treasury secretary Michael Pratt.”
Cleo Smith case: how ‘cognitive interviewing’ can help police compile the most reliable evidence
Georgina Heydon, RMIT University
Mounting evidence suggests the best way to interview an adult, even someone accused of child abduction, is to draw on the same principles that underpin child interviewing.
|Public servants thanked as National Incident Centre clocks up two years|
|??The National Incident Centre has been delivering actions to protect the lives and health of Australians for two years now.|
Australia’s most exploitative industry exposed and humiliated by Fair Work Commission
Horticulture has been slapped hard by the FWC, which has ended the exploitation of a loophole that allowed farmers to grossly underpay many workers.
BERNARD KEANE NOV 05, 2021
Just don’t douche – what your vaginal biome can tell you about your health and pregnancy
Naomi Strout, UNSW; Mathew Leonardi, University of Sydney
The complex and fascinating community of ‘bugs’ that live in the vagina have just been linked to a groundbreaking new test to identify the risk of preterm birth.
Security Vulnerabilities in Computer Memories
ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
Oliver Morsch November 15, 2021
“A team of researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH Zurich), the Netherlands’ Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and semiconductor manufacturer Qualcomm Technologies identified major security flaws in dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) devices. ETH Zurich’s Kaveh Razavi said the Rowhammer vulnerability in DRAMs, exploited by hackers to induce bit errors and access restricted areas inside the computer, remains unaddressed. Countermeasures designed to neutralize Rowhammer merely detect simple attacks. Razavi said the researchers’ Blacksmith software, which systematically applies complex hammering patterns, found a successful exploit in each of 40 DRAM memories tested. This means current DRAM memories could remain hackable by Rowhammer attacks for years to come.”
How do police forensic scientists investigate a case? A clandestine gravesite recovery expert explains
Brendan Chapman, Murdoch University
“As a forensic scientist who has worked at thousands of homicide, sexual assault and serious crime scenes, I can tell you the process is not as straightforward as depicted on popular true crime shows.”
‘5D’ Storage Could Hold 10,000 Times More Data Than Blu-ray Disc
October 28, 2021
Scientists at the U.K.’s University of Southampton have invented a “five-dimensional” (5D) optical data storage method capable of storing 500 terabytes on an optical disc, 10,000 times more data than Blu-ray discs. A laser fires 1-femtosecond pulses to etch minute perforations in glass, with 5D derived from the use of two optical dimensions based on light polarization and intensity, plus three spatial dimensions to record data. The researchers wrote 6 gigabytes of data onto a 1-inch square of glass, and could read it back with 96.3% to 99.5% accuracy; Southampton’s Yuhao Lei said an error-correction algorithm could up the rate to 100%. Southampton’s Peter Kazansky said, “This data storage is very durable and can withstand high temperatures, which means it can live almost forever.”
Pfizer’s pill is the latest COVID treatment to show promise. Here are some more
Nial Wheate, University of Sydney; Elise Schubert, University of Sydney
“Paxlovid is one potential COVID drug for use at home. The idea is these can potentially be prescribed at the first sign of infection to prevent serious illness and death.”
The Geometry of Grief: A Mathematician on How Fractals Can Help Us Fathom Loss and Reorient to the Ongoingness of Life
“The distance between here and there is the answer to the wrong question.”
BY MARIA POPOVA
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.
Quote of the Day
All children have to be deceived if they are to grow up without trauma. Kazuo Ishiguro
Quote from Yesteryear
“Testing is an infinite process of comparing the invisible to the ambiguous in order to avoid the unthinkable happening to the anonymous.” – James Bach