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Emagine Willow Creek Theater in Plymouth, MN


Emagine Willow Creek Theater in Plymouth, MN

Gone are the days of the singing candy boxes dancing across the screen along with the trailers before the feature film.  Gone are the days of the Cineplex Odeon Cinema.  Muller Family no longer owns this theater.  Emagine has redefined what I call my “home theater.”  The Willow Creek Theater has come a long way, and I’ve been along for the whole ride.

This movie theater opened in 1989.  It is the first theater that I remember visiting as a child.

I visited the nearby General Cinemas Shelard Park Theater in St. Louis Park since I was in the womb up until near the time that theater closed.  However, I’ve kept coming back to Willow Creek.

Willow Creek has always been more memorable and it has stood the test of time.  The evolution of this theater has been a sight to see.  Emagine has made some very tasteful upgrades that has transformed this movie house into a new kind of awesome.

These days, theaters need the cushy recliners in order to compete.  A bar and restaurant is also becoming the norm.  Willow Creek has all of that and more.  The popular film themed paintings on the walls are a nice added touch.  It classes the joint up, along with the chandelier in the entryway and the weeping willows.

This place is almost a classic.  I have spent many a bag of popcorn exploring the movie world here.  The movies change, but this theater still feels like home.

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MoviePass is it worth it?


MoviePass is it worth it?

 

If I had known about MoviePass a few years ago, I would have seen many more films in the theater.  Also, I would have saved a lot of money.  MoviePass takes the stress out of going to the theater.  No more worrying about if a film is going to be worth forking over your hard earned money, just to be disappointed.

MoviePass is absolutely worth it.  Especially if you purchase it through Costco for $30 less per year than what MoviePass usually charges.  $89.99 and you can see one movie in the theater per day for a year (Regular price $120 per year).  If you see at least 9 movies in a year, it pays for itself.

Take my word for it.  If you see more than 9 movies in a year, you are wasting your money by not having a MoviePass.  I’m not trying to sell or advertise for them.  I just love mine that much!

Going to the Movies in Paris


I went to the movies in Paris the other day…

I ventured to St. Michael Cinema 15 in St. Michael, Minnesota for the first time, finally. It’s a beautiful theater made up to look like Paris, France. The lobby is gorgeous!

Apparently, they have a 70 foot “Eiffel Screen” that is supposed to be pretty awesome. Hopefully I will be able to experience a film on that screen in the future, as I will certainly be returning to that theater in the near future.

They have free refills on any size soda and popcorn. They have a bar and restaurant on the second floor.

The front few rows inside of the theater that I was in had the cozy reclining seats.  The back half of the theater still had nice upright seats.  It was good to have the option, and I’m sure that way they are able to fit more people in each theater.  The big recliners take up a lot of space in theaters and cuts back on the amount of seats in each theater.

Overall, it was an impressive theater and I had fun checking it out. I should’ve taken more pictures. I just wanted to share this with you because I thought it was pretty cool.

“Silent Night” Movie Titles Lyrics Remix


“Silent Night” Movie Titles Lyrics Remix

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First Verse:

Silent Hill (2006), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

All is Lost (2013), All is Bright (2013)

Rounders (1998) Young Guns (1988) The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) Mother’s Boys (1994) Child’s Play (1988)

Holy Man (1998) Love Me Tender (1956) Mild Afternoon (2011)

Sleepless in Seattle (1993) War and Peace (1956)

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2003) Heavenly Creatures (1994)

 

Second Verse:

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Son of No One (2011) Friday Night Lights (2004)

Radiant City (2006) Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam (1986)

Dawn of the Dead (2004) The Raid: Redemption (2011) Maria Full of Grace (2004)

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Lord of War (2005) Birth (2004)

Jesus of Montreal (1989), Lord of the Flies (1990) Birth of the Living Dead (2013)

 

Third Verse:

Silence of the Lambs (1991), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

The Good Shepherd (2006) Out of Sight (1998)

Glory (1989) Love Streams (1984) Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

Oh Heavenly Dog (1980) The Host (2013) The Hallelujah Trail (1965)

The Passion of the Christ (2004) Savior (1998) Natural Born Killers (1994)

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) Six Gun Savior (2014) Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

 

My wife and I started changing the lyrics to “Silent Night” to different movie titles and it started off as a joke.  I decided to see how far I could take it and this was the result.  I will never think of “Silent Night” the same way again.  Which version will you sing this Christmas?

Horror Movie Reviews for Halloween


Horror Movie Reviews for Halloween

Are you looking for a good horror movie to watch for Halloween?

Check out the list below for a few ideas of what is a scary movie worth watching and what you probably shouldn’t waste your time on.

Click on each title below for a trailer, poster, pictures, my rating, and my full review of the movie.

6 Souls (2009)

The Call (2013)

The Conjuring (2013)

Curse of Chucky (2013)

Evil Dead (2013)

Frankenweenie (2012)

High Tension (2003)

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

The Lords of Salem (2012)

Mama (2013)

The Possession (2012)

The Purge (2013)

Sinister (2012)

Happy Halloween from www.brockingmovies.com

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We Got Into a Fight with Wolverine and Iron Man


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My wife and I went on a road trip to Las Vegas, Nevada in June.  We were there with a few friends.  One night we decided to visit Fremont Street.  We were hanging out, just minding our own business on vacation when all of a sudden; we were attacked by Wolverine and Iron Man.

I’m not sure what brought Wolverine and Iron Man together or what we did to piss them off, but it certainly was a surprise bumping into them.

My friend Brian got mauled pretty badly by Wolverine, but he somehow managed to win that fight.  He has the scars to prove it.

My wife dropped Iron Man with one swift kick to the iron nuts.  He fell to his knees in agony and I clocked him in the face to finish the job.  Lucky for me, he was not wearing his helmet.

While this was all going down, my friend Lucas managed to snap a picture of the action.

This picture is evidence that the cops never got to see because we fled the scene and got away Scott free.

The event definitely helped make the vacation one to remember.  I’m sure that 20 years from now we will ask ourselves, do you remember that time in Vegas when we beat up Wolverine and Iron Man?  Our kids and grandkids will be proud.

After destroying Wolverine, I figured I owed it to him to watch his 2 latest movies that I had not seen yet.  Click on each title below for my full review:

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

The Wolverine (2013)

Afterall, I have no hard feelings.  However, I haven’t seen Iron Man 2 (2010) or Iron Man 3 (2013) yet.  I’ll get around to those sometime.

Who Knew Michael Keaton and Heath Ledger Could be Brothers?


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These two movie characters look strikingly similar.  They could almost be brothers.  I never would have noticed how much Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton) from Beetlejuice (1988) looks so much like the Joker (Heath Ledger) from The Dark Knight (2008) if I had not seen this picture.  Their characters were 20 years apart from each other on screen, but in this picture they could be twins.

Looking at this picture, I could totally see each actor play the other character.  Heath Ledger (Rest in Peace) would have been a great Beetlejuice.  At the time that Michael Keaton was Beetlejuice, I bet he would have been a great Joker.  Ironically Keaton played Batman (the Joker’s nemesis) in Batman (1989) a year after Beetlejuice was in theatres.

Do you think that Beetlejuice is about to trade numbers with the Joker?  Instead of shrinking Beetlejuice’s head, what do you think the Joker would do to Beetlejuice?

Stallones Big Question for Chuck Norris


Was this perhaps the real reason why Sylvester Stallone wanted Chuck Norris to join his cast of tough guys in The Expendables 2 (2012)?  Maybe he didn’t feel comfortable asking him this question unless they were on the set of a movie together.

Stallone Norris Humor

Enter Chuck Norris joke here.  Who has the best Chuck Norris joke out there?  There are tons of them.  Can you top this one?

FREE REDBOX MOVIE RENTAL PROMO CODE INSIDE!


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If you are a movie lover like I am, you will appreciate a free movie rental from Redbox.  Redbox is giving away a free movie rental to everyone for Valentine’s Day.  The promo code is good today thru the end of Valentine’s Day.  I just thought I would pass along the free movie code to all of you movie lovers out there to help spread some movie cheer.

If you need some help deciding what movie to rent at the Redbox, check out my Top 13 Current Redbox Movies.  That post was up to date a couple of days ago, but I’m sure that most of those movie are still at the Redbox.

The free movie rental promo code is: SWEET

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Movies that I would like to see


Movies That I Would Like to See

Movies in the Theatre and Coming Soon That I would like to see:

Life of Pi
The Silver Linings Playbook
Flight
Deadfall
Hitchcock
The Man with the Iron Fists
Guilt Trip
This is 40
Lay the Favorite
Jack Reacher
Django Unchained
Gangster Squad
Broken City
Side Effects
A Good Day to Die Hard
The Company You Keep
The Hangover 3
The Internship
World War Z
R.I.P.D.

The Iceman

Mud

Red 2

Pain and Gain 

Dead Man Down

The Heat (2013)

Out of the Furnace (2013)

Sin City 2 (2013)

Oldboy (2013)

Don Jon (2013)

Machete Kills (2013)

Escape Plan (2013)

Prisoners (2013)

Runner, Runner (2013)

Captain Phillips (2013)

About Time (2013)

Last Vegas (2013)

The Couselor (2013)

47 Ronin (2013)

Jack Ryan (2013)

Grudge Match (2014)

The Book Thief (2014)

Ten (2014)

Robocop (2014)

Movies That I would like to see on DVD:

Seven Psychopaths
The Paperboy
Frankenweenie
Trouble with the Curve
The Cold Light of Day
The Words
The Good Doctor
Premium Rush
Killer Joe
The Woman in the Fifth
The Vow
ParaNorman
War Horse
Safe
We Bought a Zoo
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Prometheus
Somewhere in the Night

Officer Down

The Liability

The Street With No Name

Cry Vengeance

Time Table

Laura

The Who Never Was

Detective Story

Woman of The Year

The Babe Ruth Story

Solaris

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