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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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Geostorm (PG-13: 2017)

Geostorm
Rated: PG-13
Released: 2017
Starring: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish

Watch live on Amazon / Details on IMDB

Comes the world when global warming has created such a grand crisis that all nations had to join forces to fight natural catastrophes. Building a space station with thousands of satellites used to control the weather, the nicknamed “Dutch Boy” system is just about to be passed off to the United Nations from the USA. A fight to maintain control of the protector now turned weapon, destruction of cities and countries, and targeting world dominance, the greedy, ugly, and soul smashing villain goes all out to get what they want. Its left up to the creator to figure out what’s going on. Emblazoned within a family relationship and struggle, the binds of blood saves the day, but not before hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, deep freezes and heat waves devastate the planet. Will the earth survive? Rated: 4 stars out of 5 Reviewed by Leaf McGowan, 10/22/17

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Warehouse 13: Season 1 – Episode 4: Claudia

Claudia: Warehouse 13, Season 1, Episode 4.

Warehouse 13: Season 1 ~ Episode 4: Claudia

Director: Stephen Surjik. Writers: D. Brent Mote & Jane Espenson. Starring:
Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek, and many others. Original Air Date: 28 July 2009.

The thrills of the mysterious pseudo “Men in Black” warehouse in the middle of the Nevada desert takes a turn as Artie awakes in a strange room based on an earlier vision he had while being having his system attacked. He has a rude awakening to a neo-raver redhead cuffing him and reminding Arty of the injustice he has caused her when she was his student. She keeps electrically zapping him as she drags him into her plot to get revenge on him for her brother’s death. When Myka and Pete arrive to find Artie missing, they seek to find where he has gone. They utilize the “durational spectrometer” to figure out what had happened. They discover her brother is trapped in an alternate dimension, as trapped in a different reality caused bythe works of Rheticus. She wants Artie to recreate the experience. Artie has visions of the past and they recreate the experiment with the help of Benjamin Franklin’s Lightning Rod. Alot of time travelling takes place to figure out the loss and if its possible to get Josh back. A mystery becomes solved. The episode jumped around a bit, but overall was good fun. [rating:4] Rating: 4 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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Warehouse 13: Season 1 –

Warehouse 13
* (NR: 2009) * Creators: Jane Espenson, D. Brent Mote. Starring: Eddie McClintock … Pete Lattimer; Joanne Kelly … Myka Bering; Saul Rubinek … Artie Nielsen; Genelle Williams … Leena; Allison Scagliotti … Claudia Donovan; and many others. *

It’s X-files Mulder and Scully meets a spin-off of where the Lost Ark of the Covenant disappeared off to at the end of “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. This popular Syfy network television series is a fantasy created by Jack Kenny and David Simkins as a dramatic comedy that reminds one of Raiders of the Lost Ark, the X-files, Moonlighting, and Friday the 13th: The Series. So far the series is up to 3 seasons with popularity that might keep it going. Its about two U.S. Secret Service agents, Myka Bering and Peter Lattimer who become re-assigned to the government’s secret “Warehouse 13” where un-natural artifacts with dangerous properties are locked up where they cannot do damage, in a barren warehosue in the middle of South Dakota. Initially they feel they are being punished for some assignments that involved foul-ups, but rather being “rewarded” for their great skills. The Warehouse is under the premise that is was established in 1914 by Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and M.C. Escher that is a continuation of various Warehouses throughout the world that houses artifacts of this kind – the first being Warehouse One operated by Alexander the Great, Warehouse 2 as the Library at Alexandria, Warehouse 12 in Great Britain – always being moved into the possession of whichever country was the super power during that age. All of the artifacts housed in the warehouses possess magical, supernatural, or scientific powers that are dangerous, and are connected to some historical or mythological figure, each imbued with something of their former owner. Most excellent series. Rated: 5 stars out of 5.

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Warehouse 13: Season 1: Episode 1

Warehouse 13: Season 1 ~ Episode 1: The Pilot

Director: Jace Alexander. Writers: D. Brent Mote & Jane Espenson. Starring:
Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek, and many others. Original Air Date: 7 July 2009.

Its a blended science fiction television series of the “what if” and “after the fact” of the U.S. super secret warehouse that houses magical items like the “Ark of the Covenant” we saw being so neatly placed at the end of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” combined with much of the comical elements of Agents Mulder and Scully of the “X-files”. It all begins with two secret service agents who after saving the president’s life from an assassination attempt get recruited by a super secret warehouse in the middle of the South Dakota desert housing supernatural artifacts to become custodians and curators of said occult. They are now assigned to retrieve any lost objects and investigate reports of any new ones. Their first assignment, which they fail badly at, is to protect a rare Aztec stone which gets stolen. Their next assignment is to travel to Iowa where they are to investigate the beatings of Emily Krueger. Turns out her law school boyfriend Cody Thomas was beating her while under the influence of a ancient Italian strega bewitchment by a jewel he possessed of Lucrecia Borgia. It has a great spin. Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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Chronicle (R: 2012)

Chronicle (PG-13: 2012)

Chronicle (PG-13: 2012)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1706593/
Director: Josh Trank. Starring: Dane DeHaan; Alex Russell; Michael B. Jordan; Michael Kelly; Ashley Hinshaw; and many more.
It’s the atypical “mutant” skill flick about three teens who develop super powers from a meteorite. Clash “Smallville”, “The Craft” with “Push” and you’ve got “Chronicle”. The three kids: A popular jock, a yuppie, and a loner all gain telekenetic powers while exploring a cave outside a rave. They learn to harness the powers until it takes from them all that they have. Good effects, great flick, but two redundant on every other superpower movie. Its a bit overdone. Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen (2009: R)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13: 2009)

* Director: Michael Bay * Starring: Shia LaBeouf … Sam Witwicky; Megan Fox … Mikaela Banes; Josh Duhamel … Major Lennox; Tyrese Gibson … USAF Master Sergeant Epps; John Turturro … Seymour Simmons; Ramon Rodriguez … Leo Spitz; and many more.

The continuing saga of those extra-terrestrial vehicle-transforming-electronic-alien race that live amongst us hidden. For those who’ve seen the previous movies and comics, its about the story of Sam who was selected as a caretaker of these aliens. But Sam is grown up now. He’s ready to head off to college and the Transformers want to go with him. He says no, and he realizes he can’t escape them. The early hidden race of decepticons are rising and awakening their brothers “The Fallen” and cause havock in Shanghai. Unfortunately, even though the autobots are in league with the U.S. military, a presidential envoy believe the existence of the autobots on our planet is what is causing the trouble and asks them to leave. But the Decepticons are not about the autobots, but rather something about Sam and a mystery of ressurrection for the Fallen. Its a crazy adventure of transformation sorts. Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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2012 (PG-13: 2009)

2012 (PG-13: 2009)

Director: Roland Emmerich. Starring: John Cusack … Jackson Curtis; Amanda Peet … Kate Curtis; Chiwetel Ejiofor … Adrian Helmsley; Thandie Newton … Laura Wilson; Oliver Platt … Carl Anheuser; and others. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1190080/.

The Epic tale of the forthcoming prophecy/conspiracy theory/catastrophobia belief that based on the Mayan Calendar the world will come to an apocalyptic end on December 21, 2012. I’m a big fan of catastrophe and disaster movies, but this one was a stinker. Mainly because the authors felt they had to re-enact the biblical “flood” as the end of the world. Doesn’t Christianity prophesize that God wouldn’t destroy the world again by “flooding”? Full blown re-telling with modern day space-tech “arks” gathering together people, animals, art, flora, fauna, and the world’s treasures. Seriously lame, though the effects were semi-spectacular and visually stunning, but definitely far-fetched and unbelievable. The story is based on findings in 2009 by geologists who determine the Earth’s core’s temperatures were increasing too rapidly. As they inform the White House staff in Washington D.C. and the President Thomas Wilson (played by Danny Glover) to figure out what to do. The governments of the world decide to keep it a secret and join efforts to build these life-saving arks with a pre-determined guest list. John Cusack’s character (always a top notch actor) of Jackson Curtis, while on a camping trip with his kids, discovers the upcoming world end and its a race for survival as they tromp all over the planet, getting out of the brink of disaster in extremely far-fetched unbelievable circumstances. Everyone’s dying and the world is losing its ground … but somehow the family jumps plane to plane and crash lands in the arctic peaks of China only to yet again have an unbelievable journey to illegally board the arks. That’s ok though because they save the Ark from yet another disaster. Failed plot and scheme. Only worth watching for John Cusack and the disaster fun effects. Rating: 2.75 stars out of 5.

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