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Fear the Walking Dead

Fear the Walking Dead
~ TV-MA | 44min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Series (2015– ) | Creators: Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman; Starring: Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Cliff Curtis, and many more – see IMDB for details. ~

Not as good as “The Walking Dead” this spin-off alternate tale that weaves in and out of the original series, is a fantastic simultaneous story. It starts off in Los Angeles as bands of families trying to survive the Zombie apocalypse. Great tales with up/down captivation through the series. Running alongside the time line of Walking Dead, the family has to test their ethics as they travel land, sea, and into Mexico. Loss, horror, death, dysfunction, and survival. A fun action packed thriller.

Rated: 4 of 5 stars. ~ Review by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~

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Lucifer – the series

Lucifer
~ TV-14 | 42min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy | TV Series (2015– ) | Creator: Tom Kapinos;
Starring: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, and many more – see IMDB for more details. ~

A modern living myth of modern day Lucifer who goes by his true name as Lucifer Morningstar who escapes Hell and decides to try out living amongst the human race. Angry at his father God, constantly in struggle and battle with their relationship, he cuts off his wings and tries to live a luxurious “normal” life. But too difficult to hide his powers … he teams up with Chloe, a police agent that he becomes a consultant for in solving crimes and murders. He falls deeply in love with her and struggles with the vulnerability that love causes. A love story of supernatural power … the plot, the tales, and the series is phenomenal – my favorite comedy currently out. Must see.

Rated: 5 of 5 stars. ~ Review by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~

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Supergirl – the TV series (2015-present)

Supergirl
~ TV-PG | 43min | Action, Adventure, Drama | TV Series (2015– ) | Creators: Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg; Starring: Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, and many more – see IMDB for details. ~

A spin-off tale of Kryptonian survival, just as when Superman (Kal-El) is expelled to safety from the destruction of Krypton, so too was his cousin Kara – who was sent to protect him. They were separated as Kara accidentally gets delayed in the Phantom Zone and is unable to watch over Kal-El. She finally arrives and is adopted in a similar sense as young Clark Kent. She grows up as Kara Danvers and slowly discovers her abilities, purpose, and history. She is exposed to the Department of Extra-Normal Operations and recruited to fight alien invasions, crime, and attacks – as another champion super heroe saving the planet. A great super-heroe story in epic mirroring of Superman from a femal perspective and heroine tale. I am loving the series.

Rated: 4.75 of 5 stars. ~ Review by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~

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A Quiet Place (R: 2018)

A Quiet Place
~ PG-13 | 1h 30min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 6 April 2018 (USA) | Director: John Krasinski; Writers: Bryan Woods (screenplay by), Scott Beck (screenplay by) ; Starring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, and many more – see IMDB for details. ~

Its a tale of the future when Earth was destroyed by an blind alien race with extreme sensitive hearing that predates on humans and other animals. The creatures hunted by sound, even the minute pin drop sound could attract them. The only way humans could survive was to live in extreme silence. The film follows a husband and wife with their children trying to keep their existence named the Abbots. They even struggle through a pregnancy and raising a crying baby. The road to survive is extreme, and challenging. Edge of your seat action ad suspense, intriguing plot, great characters and sound play. I really enjoyed this film.

Rated: 4.5 of 5 stars. ~ Review by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions. Watched at Tinseltown using Movie Pass. ~

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Traffik (2018: R)

Traffik(R: 2018)
~ R | 1h 36min | Thriller | 20 April 2018 (USA) | Director: Deon Taylor
Writer: Deon Taylor; Starring: Paula Patton, Missi Pyle, Dawn Olivieri, and others – see IMDB for details. ~

An interesting movie about a couple about to become engaged during a special retreat at a cabin in the mountains but is soured by running into conflict with some bikers. It turns out that they hunt them down doing a murder spree along the way. Eventually a high level, international sex trafficking ring is exposed and its a fight for its survival. Challenged by a reporter who exposes the crimes and dangers, waist deep in trouble herself, the truth is exposed. The film was intriguing, captivating, high action, and had a good plot. Well done.

Rated: 4 of 5 stars. ~ Review by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions. Viewed at Tinseltown using Movie Pass. ~

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The Avengers: Infinity War

The Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13: 2018)
~ PG-13 | 2h 29min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 27 April 2018 : Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo; Writers: Christopher Markus (screenplay by), Stephen McFeely (screenplay by); Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and more, see IMDB. Viewed on 4/26/18 at Tinseltown, Colorado Springs, Colorado using Movie Pass. ~

The saga continues as the world destroyer comes to Earth seeking out the Universe crystals for Universe domination. All heroes are called to action as the Avengers, Dr. Strange, the Black Panther, Iron Man, Spiderman, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more come to the rescue. It is an epic battle with an unexpected outcome. Thanos, the Titan is out to kill the Gods. Thor has to retrieve the weapon to destroy him, or can he? Visually stunning and an amazing plot. I highly enjoyed this film. Top work and one of Marvel’s most incredible films.

Rated: 5 of 5 stars. ~ Review by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~

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Super Troopers 2 (R: 2018)

Super Troopers 2 (R: 2018)
~ 1h 39min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 20 April 2018 : Director: Jay Chandrasekhar; Writers: Jay Chandrasekhar (as Broken Lizard), Kevin Heffernan (as Broken Lizard) | Starring: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, and More info at IMDB. Seen at Tinseltown in Colorado Springs, Colorado ~

In the flavor of Super Troopers, as a sequel, is another “dumb and dumber” parody of the Vermont state troopers being re-assigned in a U.S. take-over of a slice of Canada that was mis-aligned in history. Reclaiming the land from the Canucks was a bad idea, as they were relatively hostile to America stepping across the line in Canada. There was a plot deeper than one would think that involved smuggling, the Canadian Mounties against the Troopers both thinking the other were guilty. A twist at the end with Rob Lowe starring, gives another pondering of what’s going on. From Grizzly bears to pranks, it is an all out Canadian vs American war. It was stupid but definitely in the flavor of Super Troopers. If you liked the original, you’ll probably enjoy this film. I personally can’t remember if I enjoyed the first one. Since I got to see it with Movie Pass, no loss on my shoulders or wallet.

Rated: 2 of 5 stars. ~ Review by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions on 4/27/2018. ~

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I Kill Giants (PG-13: 2017)

I Kill Giants
~ Not Rated | 1h 46min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller | 23 March 2018 | Director: Anders Walter; Writers: Joe Kelly (screenplay by), Joe Kelly; Starring: Madison Wolfe, Zoe Saldana, Imogen Poots | See full cast & crew on IMDB ~ Watched 4/7/18 on Amazon ~

From the producers of Harry Potter brings a classic book to the screen about a 12 year old girl struggling from isolation in school and her mother being on her death bed. Barbara Thorson fights off school bullies and GIANTS. She has weaved an imaginary world of magic, myth, and lore about Giants plaguing her town and her constant struggle to fight them off saving the town from being demolished. She flees the pains of reality and her school counselor as she becomes an irritant to everyone. But a new friend moving in from England becomes her only friend and wanders into her mythology. A great story of growing up and imagination. Great plot and story line being well crafted and made.

Rated: 4 of 5 stars. ~ Review by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~

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Chappaquiddick (2018: PG-13)

Chappaquiddick
PG-13 | 1h 41min | Drama, History, Thriller | 6 April 2018 (USA) | Director: John Curran; Writers: Taylor Allen, Andrew Logan; Starring: Kate Mara, Clancy Brown, Olivia Thirlby | See full cast & crew on IMDB ~ Watched 4/7/18 at Capital 13 Theaters, Colorado Springs, Colorado using Movie Pass ~

The dramatic tale of the 1969 fatal car accident where Senator Ted Kennedy was involved with claiming the life of Mary Jo Kopechne, one of the Kennedy familie’s aids. Interwoven during the time of the walking on the moon, the film bounces between cover-ups, hiding facts, and trying to keep Ted clear of it destroying his political career. All star cast, good production, and well done.

Rated: 4 of 5 stars. ~ Review by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~

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Siren (2013:TV-MA)

Siren
1h 33min | Drama | 26 October 2013 (USA) | TV-MA
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2083332/
~ Director: Jesse Peyronel; Writer: Jesse Peyronel (screenplay); Starring: Vinessa Shaw, Robert Kazinsky, Bess Wohl and more. See imdb for details. ~

A fantastic tale about a women with a medical “siren-like” condition where no human or animal can resist her pheromones, driving them crazy enough to take their own lives. This has forced her since puberty to live reclusively on an estate in the middle of nowhere for the rest of her life. She meets a man who has a disorder that doesn’t allow him to smell, making him resistant against hers. He is the first man she can trust, or can she? I thought the screenplay was grand, story line interesting, and production well done. Great plot. Watched on Amazon prime. 4/7/18

Rated: 4 of 5 stars. ~ Review by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~

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