Jack Osbourne

“As long as I know my head’s in the right place, my feet are on the ground, I think I’ll be fine.”

Jack Joseph Osbourne (born November 8, 1985) is the son of heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne. He was born in London to Ozzy and his wife Sharon. Jack Osbourne has stated that his childhood was “perfectly happy and contented”.

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Mike Wallace is Here

About the legendary and influential television interviewer who defined a particular kind of broadcast journalism

I watched the documentary “Mike Wallace is Here” on Netflix DVD. It is a 2019 biographical documentary film directed by Avi Belkin. It was produced by Rafael Marmor, Peggy Drexler, John Battsek, Avi Belkin, and Chris Leggett, under the banner of Drexler Films, Delirio Films, and Rock Paper Scissors Entertainment. The film follows the life and career of American journalist Mike Wallace, using never-before-seen archival footage of the journalist preparing for and speaking about his work.

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Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer (2019)

Frame by frame analysis of video and audio to hunt down an animal abuser

I watched the 2019 “Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer” a 3 episode documentary on Netflix. It is really good, a little hard to watch at times, but a great crime-solving true story. After an internet video goes viral of a teenager killing two kittens, a group of cat-loving sleuths goes on the hunt. For Luka Magnotta, the murderer, it is just a matter of time before he will turn into a killer of humans. The police are having trouble tracking him down but the story will certainly earn its title.

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Alison Towner

Always find time for things that make you feel happy to be alive

Spending hours engrossed in the adventures of Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Australian shark experts Ron and Valerie Taylor, Alison Towner wanted nothing more than to study sharks. She grew up in Lancashire, England, where the weather was wet and it was a long drive to the coast.

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The Frozen Ground (2013) (Spoilers)

The press nicknamed Robert Hansen, the well respected, normal in everyone’s eyes, owner of a bakery, the “Butcher Baker”. He killed, possibly up to 17 women, between 1971 and 1983 in and around Anchorage, Alaska. The 2013 movie, Frozen Ground, is the telling of the story, of his capture and conviction in 1983, by Scott Walker. Scott was writing a fictional story about a hunter when someone said that it was a true story and turned him toward the Robert Hansen killings.

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The Frozen Ground (2013)

I watched the 2013 Lionsgate Docu-thriller The Frozen Ground on Netflix DVD. It is a Scott Walker film, who both wrote and directed the movie, which was his first. It is a factual based account of the Alaskan State Patrol hunting down a serial killer with the help of the only known victim to have gotten away. The Frozen Ground takes place in and around Anchorage Alaska in 1983. The movie is produced by Curtis Jackson (50 Cent – 13, Setup, Freelancers, Escape Plan movies, The Prince, Spy, Den of Thieves) who also is the pimp in the film.

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Roswell: The First Witness (2020)

This has been a mystery since July 1947 and may go on forever.

I just watched “Roswell: The First Witness” three, two-hour, episodes on History’s Greatest Mysteries hosted by Laurence Fishburne. Former CIA operative, Ben Smith, is the investigator on this special event. His main clue is Jesse Marcel who was the first official to arrive on the scene of the reported crash.

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Vintage Computer History Films: From IBM to SAGE

This is a collection of old video shorts, reminding me of the kind of 1960’s films they would show us in school. They come from the time where computers were the size of rooms, buildings, not something we carry around in our pockets every day.

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The Social Dilemma (2020)

I watched this 2020 Sundance documentary/drama, The Social Dilemma, on Netflix. It is a series of interviews of people who worked at social media companies telling their stories of how they are ruining society and actors showing their addictions to the system. They tell about monetizing surveillance, data mining, its effects on mental health, teen suicides and conspiracy theory misinformation especially for Gen Z. They bring up a lot of good points telling why you see ads related to things that you like to do or buy.

They point out the obvious that they must monetize through advertisers, since they let you use their programs for free. The better the mining data about you the more advertisers will pay to be seen on their media. It is directed by Jeff Orlowski and written by Orlowski, Davis Coombe, and Vickie Curtis. The Interviewees include Tristan Harris (Google Inbox. American ethicist), Aza Raskin (Firefox,son of Jef Raskin – human-interface expert and initiator of the Macintosh project at Apple),

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Confessions of a Time Traveler – The Man from 3036 (2020)

I watched this supposed true story on Prime Video. It is documentary style sci-fi written and directed by the Nostradamus Brothers and released July 2, 2020 by Anon Films. It is about a reporter trying to get a story from a man that had been arrested and told a wild story of time travel. It comes along pretty good but gets more unbelievable by the end. It is only 38 minutes so I’ll give it 2.5 out of 5.