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The Good Witch's Family, a review by addicted2dvd


     The Good Witch's Family (2011/Canada)

Hallmark Home Entertainment
Director:Craig Pryce
Writing:G. Ross Parker (Writer), Rod Spence (Original Characters By)
Length:83 min.
Rating:TV-PG
Video:Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:None

Stars:
Catherine Bell as Cassie Nightingale
Chris Potter as Jake Russell
Sarah Power as Abigail
Catherine Disher as Martha Tinsdale
Matthew Knight as Brandon
Hannah Endicott-Douglas as Lori

Plot:
A young witch visits her cousin in a small town during a heated mayoral election race. Her kind-hearted cousin, the town’s beloved “good witch” and newlywed with two teenage step-kids, is running for office, but must keep her family from falling apart when their visitor uses her magic to put them—and the whole town—under her bitter spell.

Extras:
  • Scene Access


My Thoughts:
This is the most recent of the Good Witch TV Movies. Once again this is off a Recording as there is no DVD out for it yet. It is another very good installment to the series. This is the second time I watched this one. Once when it originally aired and now. I enjoyed it just as much this time as I did the last time. Though I did miss seeing the kid's grandfather in this one. He was a main character in all three of the previous movies... but not in this one at all. Not even mentioned. The Good Witch series of TV Movies has become pretty much a tradition Every Halloween for the last four years on the Hallmark Channel. I haven't heard if they will be doing another one this year or not. But I hope that they do.


My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From Celebrity of the Week Marathon: Catherine Bell on March 21st, 2012)

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The Sword With No Name, a review by dfmorgan


The Sword With No Name


Year: 2009
Director: Kim Yong-Gyun
Cast: Cho Seung-Woo, Soo-Ae, Cheon Ho-Jin
Overview: A young woman of noble birth embarks on a dangerous cross-country journey, where she encounters an infamous bounty-hunter. Honour-bound, he becomes her protector and against all the odds they fall in love. A few years later, to fulfill a sacred promise, she must enter the royal court and ascend to the throne as Empress, leaving her love behind. However, when aggressive Japanese forces gather against her nation, the bounty hunter will once again stand by her side as a devoted bodyguard.

As the conflict escalates to all-out war, her irrepressible leadership will sustain her people and give them the hope of victory. Tragically, as her reputation spreads, she will become a target for assassination, but one man's courage will make all the difference...

Watched: 30th. Dec 2010
My Thoughts: I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this film. At its heart it is a romance with some action rather than action with some romance. The action is partly based on real events and takes place in Korea of the mid 1800's when nations from the West, here in the guise of France and Russia, and the East, in the guise of Japan, were trying hard to get into Korea and influence its people. A bounty hunter, Mu-Myeong (Cho Seung-Woo), meets a young woman, Ja-Yeong (Soo-Ae), and their lives become intertwined. Ja-Yeong becomes the Queen of Korea whilst he joins the palace guard to be near her. There are many political machinations as Ja-Yeong and her husband, the King Gojong (Kim Young-Min), try to broker deals which her father-in-law Daewonkun (Cheon Ho-Jin) is against. Eventually this leads to major conflicts and its final tragic ending.

My Rating: An absorbing 4- -



(From Dave's DVD/Blu-ray Reviews on December 30th, 2010)

Member's TV Reviews

"Due South" marathon, a review by Tom


1.01 Free Willie (1994-09-22)
Writer: Paul Haggis (Created By), Kathy Slevin (Writer), Paul Haggis (Writer)
Director: George Bloomfield
Cast: Paul Gross (Constable Benton Fraser), David Marciano (Detective Ray Vecchio), Beau Starr (Lt. Harding Welsh), Daniel Kash (Detective Louis Gardino), Tony Craig (Detective Jack Huey), Catherine Bruhier (Elaine), Christopher Babers (Willie Lambert), Ed Sahely (Hamlin), Christina Cox (Caroline Morgan), Domenic Cuzzocrea (Landlord), Djanet Sears (Public Defender), Elena Kudaba (Celeste), Todd Schroeder (Charles), Matt Birman (Donald), Michael Donaghue (Hugo)

A great first episode. All the other regular cast members are introduced, including Ray's beloved 1971 Buick Rivieras which will get blown up a few times.
I like the captain, also Elaine who falls for Fraser is fun.
A familiar face to me: One of the guest stars (Chistina Cox) starred in "Better than Chocolate", a movie I reviewed recently.


Rating:

(From "Due South" marathon on June 22nd, 2009)
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