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Early Man (2018: PG)

Early Man
~ PG | 1 hour, 29 minutes | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 16 February 2018 (USA); Director: Nick Park; Writers: Mark Burton (screenplay by), James Higginson (screenplay by) | Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne, Maisie Williams | See full cast & crew on IMDB.

A comical clay-mation animation of Cave Man from asteroid clash and the invention of football, bleeding into Romans, Vikings, and other mish-mash of historic timelines. A “dumb and dumber” of the Stone Age fighting the Bronze Age for the prehistoric jungle. Machines and Mastadons, to bunny hunts, the Neanderthals figure out Soccer. Its a quest to save their homeland from the Bronze empire.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5. Review by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions at Tinseltown using Movie Pass. ~

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Peter Rabbit (PG: 2018)

Peter Rabbit (PG: 2008)
~ PG | 1 hour 33 minutes | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 9 February 2018 (USA) ~ Director: Will Gluck; Writers: Rob Lieber (screen story by), Will Gluck (screen story by); Starring: : James Corden, Fayssal Bazzi, Domhnall Gleeson | See full cast & crew on IMDB.

A invisibly digitized modern re-telling of the child classic “Peter Rabbit” features Peter and his gang targeting raids on the farmer’s vegetable garden and not getting caught. A trajedy takes a twist giving them full reign only to have to deal with another farmer escalating into full outright warfare. A love story meshed within, Peter has to contemplate right from wrong, and the twists are hillarious. Fun, full of action, edge of your seat fun for the family. My son was dancing afterwards wearing bunny ears the theater gave him. Based on the classic from Beatrix Potter. Well done with a thorough plot, excellent cinematography, and the digitized animation was transparent. Highly imaginative classic.

Rating 5 stars out of 5. ~ Review by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~ viewed 2/11/18 at Tinseltown using Movie Pass.

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Ferdinand (PG: 2017)

Ferdinand (PG: 2017)
~ 1 hour 48 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 15 December 2017 ~ Director: Carlos Saldanha ~ Writers: Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson ~ Starring: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Cannavale | See full cast & crew at IMDB. ~

A fantastic family animated tale about “Ferdinand” a young bull being raised for the bull fights. He grows up with three other bull calves who are getting ready to fight the matador when they get older. But Ferdinand doesn’t want that life … he just wants to admire and smell the flowers! This gets him into bullying situations with the other bulls. Once he discovers his dad has gone missing, he seeks to find him and discovers Nina who becomes his best friend. Raised with play, fun, and frolick he has found a new life. But he becomes enormous and scares the town folk, getting captured and forced back to the bull ranch he was at. He’s pushed back into the life of bull fighting and figures out what happens to the bulls after the fight! He’s abhored and fights for another break out this time with his friends. A mad-dashing adventure of shenanigans as they get chased all the way to the arena! It is non stop thought provoking fun for all ages. Good plot with a happy ending.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5. ~ Review by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions at Colorado Springs Tinseltown using the Movie Pass.

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Bad Mom’s Christmas (R, 2017)

Bad Mom’s Christmans
~ Rated R. Nov. 1, 2017. ~
Directed by Jon Lucas, Scott Moore, Actor/resses: Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines, Susan Surandon, and more.

Review by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~

It’s that time of year when expectation on parents comes to a collapsing point, and this tale depicts the challenges and expectations for holiday planning with the age-old assumption it falls entirely on the mom’s shoulders. (Since I’m a single dad, I’ve never experienced this phenomena) So the under-appreciated and overburdened moms break down this particular Christmas, especially as their moms arrive on the scene earlier than expected for Christmas event planning. Amy, Kiki, and Carla on a girl’s night out decide to rebel against the cookie-cutter expectations and not being reliable for the expected fantastic holiday they feel is expected of them by not only their moms, their kids, and husbands for two of them (Carla is a single mom). It is an action packed party-driven rebellion of mom’s flick with lots of laughs, humor, and fun. It was good fun. Spin-off sequel to “Bad Moms”. Rating: 3 stars out of 5

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Seeking a friend for the End of the World (PG: 2012)

Rated PG. Released Summer of 2012. Director: Lorene Scafaria. Starring: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley and Melanie Lynskey.

A end of the world apocalyptic comedy drama about a world that is embracing its final days as an Asteroid called Matilda is racing towards earth for doomsday. Its a story about a man who upon hearing the news of the upcoming disaster is left by his wife and finding himself alone. He meets his crazy neighbour who had been holding a three month old love letter from his first true love, and decides to take a road trip with the neighbour to find her. However in process, he falls for another as the end is embraced. True love comes in the most uncanny situations. Good humor, fun adventures, and well designed movie. Rating: 4 stars out of 5. [rating:4]

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5 year Engagement

Five Year Engagement (2012: R)

Director: Nicholas Stoller; Writers: Jason Segel (screenplay), Nicholas Stoller (screenplay); Starring: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt, and many more.

A typical chick-flick as my partner categorizes it, but fun for men and women alike in my opinion. It takes place with two soul mates finding one another at a party, and then Tom and Violet become engaged. Just like his proposal failing to fall into place, so does their engagement which keeps getting extended and delayed, passing through family members dying off, having his best friend beat them to the altar as well as to having kids, and losing vision as to what they want out of life. Everything was going well for them in San Francisco until Violet gets a rejection from her dream school and falls on the backup plan with the University of Michigan. This however means that Tom has to give up his very desired chef job in a San Francisco top restaurant. Figuring he could find a similar job in Michigan it backfires when nothing avails and everything is working for Violet and he seemingly feels like a loser. It gets to him and his health, happiness, and upkeep decays further and further while Violet exceeds beyond her wildest dreams. They fail to find a balance. Her professor makes a pass at her while she’s down about her fiance … and when Tom finds out, all hell breaks lose. They eventually split up only to constantly wish to be in each other’s arms. Whims of fate bring them back together for a hilarious multi-cultural wedding of much diversity with a Happily ever after 5 years down the road. Thought the movie was witty, fun, edge of your seat good times that matches with many relationship dilemmas in this day and age. Rating: 5 stars out of 5.

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Warehouse 13: Season 1: Episode 3: Magnetism

Warehouse 13: Season 1 ~ Episode 3: Magnetism

Director: Jace Alexander. Writers: D. Brent Mote & Jane Espenson. Starring:
Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek, and many others. Original Air Date: 21 July 2009.

By Episode 3 of the amazing series, I was hooked. I joined in on the adventure in this episode as Pete and Myka going to investigate a small town that was behaving very strangely. Apparently everyone in town did as they pleased. As they find the artifact behind the troubles, Artie is having issues at the Warehouse still with the hacker trying to break in. He seeks out help from Leena, who may have the clues to his puzzle. High adventure and comedic blunders. Its a fun flick for all to see. Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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Warehouse 13: Season 1 – Episode 2 ~ Resonance

Warehouse 13: Season 1 ~ Episode 2: Resonance

Director: Vincent Misiano. Writers: D. Brent Mote & Jane Espenson. Starring:
Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek, and many others. Original Air Date: 14 July 2009.

After my first viewing of this new and intriguing series, I joined in on Episode 2 where Pete and Myka are sent to investigate a series of bank robberies taking place in downtown Chicago. Turns out they run into a FBI agent named Bonnie Belski who is perplexed with the investigation and even more curious about Pete and Myka, both of whom have to hide the fact that the robbers are using a futuristic device that creates a severe sound resonance that hypnotizes by sound throwing the listener into a state of euphoria so they cannot observe, interfere with, or get in the way of the theft. As Pete and Myka have their hands full with the thefts, Artie is back at the Warehouse trying to fight off a “hacker” who is trying to penetrate their compound. Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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Night at the Museum (PG, 2006)

Night at the Museum (PG, 2006)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0477347/
Directed by Shawn Levy. Starring: Ben Stiller …. Larry Daley, Carla Gugino …. Rebecca, Dick Van Dyke …. Cecil, Mickey Rooney …. Gus, Bill Cobbs …. Reginald, Jake Cherry …. Nick Daley, and many more.
A hilarious comedy about a out-of-work dad whose inventions keep failing and is having a hard time finding a job. He takes a job at the local Natural History Museum as night security guard. Little does he know how much history comes alive at night in the museum. Based on an ancient Egyptian artifact that brings the museum to life – he joins up with the museum collection to catch the thiefs that will destroy the museum’s life and interests – Its a battle of phenomenal historical proportions with humor to die laughing for. Rating: 4 stars out of 5. Viewed 1/8/2007.

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Bart Got a Room (PG-13: 2008)

Bart Got a Room (PG-13: 2008)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472050/. Director: Brian Hecker. Starring: William H. Macy … Ernie Stein;
Cheryl Hines … Beth Stein; Steven Kaplan … Danny Stein (as Steven J. Kaplan); Alia Shawkat … Camille; Chad Jamian Williams … Bart Beeber; and many others.
Its another one of those coming-to-age movies about nerds, the prom, and high school. It carries its humor as it tells the tale about Danny Stein who is a virgin loser who books a hotel room for him and his date for prom so he could lose his virginity. Problem of course for the nerd is that he has no date yet, just the plans. He’s aiming higher than his acceptable standard, and ignores his best friend who does like him and is interested. Of course he’s double-crossed by his other best friend. Interesting high school fun in the genre of American Pie. Rating: 3 stars out of 5.

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