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Please Vote For Which Movie I Should See and Review Tonight


Please take one second out of your day to vote for which movie I should see tonight.  I’ll write a review afterwards and have it up in time for the weekend.

You can help influence one of my next reviews. Which movie would you like to see me review? Please cast your vote below.

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Thank you to everyone who voted. There was a 3-way tie, but American Hustle got the most votes first, so I decided that would be the tie breaker. I’ll have my review for American Hustle (2013) up tomorrow. Thanks again for participating!

I just got back from the movie and I noticed that I got more votes. I appreciate everyone who voted, sorry the late votes didn’t count.  Click on the link below for my full review:

American Hustle (2013)

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Starting The New Year With a Bang


www.brockingmovies.com is starting the year off with a bang.  There has been a lot of traffic on the site lately and it keeps getting better.  Lets see if we can keep this up.  Happy New Year to all!  I hope 2014 is good to you.  Thank you for reading and for your continued support.  My goal is to make the site more active this year.  If you haven’t done so already, please do me a favor and like brockingmovies on Facebook to keep up with everything new on the site this year.  You can also follow via email updates.  Comment and tell your friends : )  I would love to hear what you have to say about the site.

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Happy Birthday to Joel Winspear, My Father


Happy Birthday to Joel Winspear, My Father

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The man ultimately responsible for my time on this earth turns 60 years old today!

The farthest back that I can remember is when I was 4 years old.  Before that, it’s all just a blur.  My dad was 36 years old when I was 4 years old.  He wasn’t much different back then as he is now.  He has been the most consistent person throughout my entire life.  I owe a lot of who I am today to my father.

Looking back on it all now, it’s insane to think that he and my mom had 5 kids.  We each took our turns at putting him through hell.  I’m sure that we are the cause of any gray hairs and or wrinkles.  How he puts up with us sometimes, I have no idea.

The two of us have not always met eye to eye on things, but in the end, that was me just being a stubborn teenager and him being the same old genuine guy that he has always been.  As I have grown older, I have gained more and more respect for my dad.  The respect was always there, but my eyes just weren’t always open to it.  As I have learned more about life, I have come to realize that my father has helped me through a lot of it.

How anyone supports 5 kids is a miracle in itself, but my dad didn’t think twice about it.  He just did it.  And, in a lot of ways, he still does.

I have to say, it’s probably my father’s fault that I have a film addiction.  But, that’s just because he was nice enough to take me and the rest of my family to the movies often.  He got us all interested at a young age, and it sort of just became a family thing.  Movies are one thing that we all have in common.

Movies are not the only things that my dad got me into.  He has always been big into sports, and that is another bug that I caught when I was just a kid.  Whether it was a basketball game, baseball game, or even soccer game, I got to see dad rooting for me in the stands.  Sometimes we would play catch or shoot hoops and those things would always make my day.

We are not a checkers family.  Our family plays chess.  In fact, the boys in my family play chess very well.  Who do you think we have to thank for that skill?  Well, my dad, of course.  My dad taught me how to play chess when I was 4 years old.  At the time, it was probably mostly because he would play with my older brothers and certainly I wanted to do whatever they were doing.

I lost hundreds of games of chess to my dad, until one day I won.  It was a big deal to me because my dad is not the type of person to let you win.  He is not going down without a fight and that is something that he instilled in us at a very young age, whether he knew it or not.  The chess games became less and less one sided and eventually I was able to win more often.  He taught me that in order to get better at something, you have to accept the challenge and learn from people that are more talented than you.  You have to face the challenge until you overcome it, and then learn from it.

The other great thing about chess that I learned from my dad, which really also applies in life, is to think a few moves ahead.  Don’t simply concentrate in the moment, but try to anticipate what the future may hold.  Once you see it, make it happen.

My strong work ethic comes from my father.  But, probably the biggest thing that he has taught me over the years is to never give up.  No matter how many times I fall, my dad taught me to get back up, and get back up swinging.

Dad, I am proud to call you my father.  You have been a great friend in my life.  I love you and I hope that your birthday is the best that it can be.

Happy 60th Birthday Dee-Dah!

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brockingmovies.com Has Had Over 200,000 Views


www.brockingmovies.com has had over 200,000 views!

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I never thought the site would get this far, but I’m glad that it has.  Thank you readers!  You are all the best!

3,500 Movies Watched in 10 Years


Like the movie junkie that I am, I checked the math on my documented movie obsession and if I watch 1 movie per day for the rest of this year, I will have watched a total of 3,500 movies in the last decade.  That is an average of 350 movies watched each year for the last 10 years.  I am currently at 3,424 and including today there are exactly 76 days left in the year.  Challenge accepted!

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A movie per day keeps the Doctor away.

There was a time when I would watch 4 or 5 movies in a day pretty regularly.  That is of course, before I had a full-time job and bills to pay.  Now, if only I had documented all of the movies that I watched in my lifetime, instead of just the last 10 years.

brockingmovies is Now on Facebook


brockingmovies is now on Facebook!  www.facebook.com/brockingmovies

I hope that you will help show your support by following, and please tell your friends.  : )

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Reload


Kinda been in a little bit of a rut.  It’s been hard to get motivated to do anything.  Sort of burned out on a lot of things in life.  I’m coming back to reality little by little.  I’ve been reading a lot and watching a lot of Dexter.  Gotta reload and re-ignite.  More movie related material coming soon.

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How is that for honesty?

The Ultimate Movie Quest of 2014


The Ultimate Movie Quest of 2014 is in the works.

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It’s going to be exhilaratingly incredible and amazing!  For me, it’s going to be a life altering movie adventure.  I am going to do something that I have always wanted to do.  It is a dream that I have had that is going to finally come true.  It’s going to take a lot of hard work and sacrifice, but it will all be for the greater good of www.brockingmovies.com.

I’m going to have the time of my life and share it with all of with my awesome readers.

More details are coming soon, so be sure to check back to see what’s in store for you.

 

Stay tuned…

Rest in Peace Logan Winspear, My Brother


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Rest in Peace Logan Winspear

My brother died 14 years ago today.  He was only 19 years old.  He had his whole life ahead of him.

His death has left a gaping hole in my life.  My entire family shattered.  I know that all of our lives would be completely different if he were still alive today.

He was too young to realize what he was doing when he took his own life.

Even 14 years later, it’s still just as hard without him in my life.  I was 13 years old when he passed away and now he has been gone for longer than I knew him.  It was another lifetime ago.  That’s a very sad thought.

I miss my brother.

You are gone, but I will never forget you.  You will always be a part of me.  You are always in my thoughts, my dreams, my memories, and my heart.

Thank you for being who you were.  I love you.

brockingmovies.com Exceeded 100,000 Views


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I just wanted to acknowledge that www.brockingmovies.com has surpassed 100,000 views.  Thank you for all of your support!

I hope that you have found this website entertaining and helpful.  I welcome you back anytime.  The site continues to slowly evolve.  My biggest hope is that one day when you are wondering about what movie to see in theatres or which movie you should rent, you will return to brockingmovies.com for help.

If you like what you read, the biggest compliment that you can give me is to tell your friends about it and come back for more.

I am very grateful for all of the comments.  Please keep ’em coming.  Tell me what you like and what you don’t like.  You are my motivation to keep this site going and I truly appreciate it.

I’ve got a big project on the horizon for brockingmovies and I hope that you will be back to share it with me.  It’s something that I have dreamt of doing and people are going think that I am crazy for doing it, but it’s going to be an amazing adventure!  It’s still a number of months out and I’m not sure when I will unveil it, so stay tuned!  In the mean time, I’ll stick with movie reviews, movie trailers, celebrity birthdays, the most anticipated movies of the month club, what’s good in theatres and what you should rent or stream.  It’s anything and everthing about movies.  It’s www.brockingmovies.com movies are what I do.

-your fellow movie addict,

Brock Winspear