Good Witch (TV series 2015-present)

Good Witch (the series: 2015-present)
~ | TV-PG | 48min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | Creators: Craig Pryce, Sue Tenney; Starring: Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison, Catherine Disher; and many more – see IMDB. ~

Another re-telling of a similar tale like Bewitched, Practical Magic, and other such tales of the local town Witch and her play of magic, community, love, and family. This series presents a modern living myth of Cassie Nightingale and her daughter Grace living in a town that she has much influence over. She runs the local curiosity shop, bed n’ breakfast, and manor. She’s great friends with the Mayor and her family deep roots in the founding of the town. She falls for her next door neighbor, a single father Doctor named Sam Radford with his son both of whom become bewitched by the Mother and daughter witchery. Great show, down to heart and hearth … warm and charming. Great series. Currently on-going (2018).

Rated: 4.5 of 5 stars. ~ Review by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~

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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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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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Den of Thieves (R: 2018)

Den of Thieves (R: 2018)
~ R | 2 hours 20 minutes | Action, Crime, Drama | 19 January 2018 ~ Director: Christian Gudegast; Writers: Christian Gudegast (screenplay), Christian Gudegast (story); Starring: Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr. | See full cast & crew on IMDB. ~

Fast action and deeply violent flick about the bank robbery capital of America – Los Angeles and a “Den of thieves” who work from there taking out banks, armored cars, and heists. Deep seeded in the muck of Los Angeles, bank robbery after heist, this gang goes up against a elite Sheriff’s department who are committed to take them down. The most impossible of robberies is targeting the Federal Reserve. The unexpected takes a turn as this well laid out story line comes to explosive action on the screen, entertaining for all.

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

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Three Billboards outside of Ebbing Missouri (R: 2017)

Three Billboards outside of Ebbing Missouri
R | 1 hour 55 minutes | Crime, Drama | 1 December 2017 ~ Director: Martin McDonagh; Writer: Martin McDonagh; Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell | See full cast & crew on IMDB. ~

The tale of a unsolved mystery and traumatic murder that struck the town of Ebbing, Missouri along a un-used old highway. Mildred Hays is infuriated with local law enforcement and decides to take in-your-face action against the local law enforcement to motivate them to solve the crime. She paints three billboards with controversial messages aimed at the local sheriff Willoughby played by Woody Harrelson. Violence, brutality, arson, and false arrests create a circus of activity in this small once quiet town. High action and deep contemplation, the ending would not be of my choosing even though its meant to carry on into your dreams that night. Well done and great plot.

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

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