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Movie Review: June Again (2021) *Spoiler Free*

Australian movie, June Again , stars acting legend, Noni Hazlehurst, in the title role, along with Claudia Karvan, and Stephen Curry as her two grown siblings, Ginny and Devon. June, who once was the family matriarch, now lives an assisted living aged care facility due to fairly severe dementia. However, one morning she wakes up in complete control of her senses, appearing to be dementia free. Unfortunately much time has passed, and everything is no longer how she remembers it, with her children's lives, and family business, seemingly falling apart. She sets about putting things right. Any film that Noni Hazlehurst is in is reason enough to go see. Claudia Karvan and Stephen Curry are both well on their way to being that type of performer too. I've never seen either give a bad performance or make poor choices in the roles they take on. June Again does a relatively good job giving the audience a general sense of what having dementia may be like but it doesn't dwell on it too

Jetpack Soldiers - Royal Marines Put Gravity Jet Suit Through Potential Real World Scenarios

Why didn't we bring that suit as well?! Personal Jetpacks are cool, and Gravity Industries appears to be the leader in this race with their Jet Suit. Having seen a few video's of company founder, Richard Browning, demonstrating his suit in action, along with a few celebrities like Adam Savage giving it a go, it's nice to finally see the suit in a more real world setting and application. In the video below Gravity set up some exercises in conjunction with the Royal Marines to test how the jet suit could be used for underway boarding of seaborne craft in various scenarios. Kind of wish Gravity had brought this suit along for extra 'cool' points over the sea. While it does look insanely cool to see a soldier flying onto a ship in a jet suit it still feels a little impractical for anything but peaceful operations such as a rescue, or low risk reconnaissance missions. Apart from being a very exposed target in flight, the hand held jets still seem a little too bulky and

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