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The Focused Filmographer 4-Year Celebration & Give-away!

May 25, 2014

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Every year that passes, I end up thinking: “Who would’ve ever thought that my site would have gone on this many years?” ha. Four years ago today (May 25, 2010) I timidly started this blog with some poorly written reviews (don’t go back and read them haha) and entered into this “blogosphere” and it has been such a great journey.

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A few things that stand out:

  • The annual Presidential poll remains the most popular poll each year where the political parties of DC and Marvel go up against each other and the U.S. President and fellow cabinet members are chosen.
  • Meeting and interviewing celebrities such as Jeffrey Tambor and Lou Diamond Phillips (along with covering the White Sands Film Festival)
  • Watching a TON more movies than I ever imagined. (some great…some good…some bad…and some VERY bad!)
  • Writing reviews for my local newspaper for two years in a column called “Terrence’s Take”
  • Participating in fun blog community events such as Fantasy Movie Drafts, Fantasy Movie Pitches, Morality Bites Blogathon, Small Roles Big Performances Blogathon.
  • …and so much more!

It has been a real fun, surprising and FANTASTIC four years. But most of all I am VERY thankful for you all. Being here, reading, following, commenting, sharing, reblogging and more.fan

In honor of this fourth anniversary, I’d like to do a quick little give-away! This year, several great movies have released so far! Being that we’ve had FOUR years, I’d like to giveaway ONE of FOUR of my favorite movies to come out so far this year (2014) in theaters. (Obviously you may have to wait until it comes out on Blu-ray depending on the one you choose)

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X-Men: Days of Future Pastxmn

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Captain America: The Winter Soldiercaptain-america-the-winter-soldier.18405

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The Focused Filmographer Four-Year Giveaway!!!

ONE person will get to win ONE of those four films when it comes out on Blu-ray! Here are the rules:

  1. Must have a shipping address within the continental U.S. (apologies to my international readers)
  2. Must visit the “ARCHIVE” of movie reviews (link on the top of the page)
  3. Must find the link to the movie review that the hint below refers to
  4. Must email me at thefocusedfilmographer@yahoo.com with the link to the movie review of your answer by midnight (MST) Saturday, May 31st.
  5. Winner (chosen via random drawing) will be announced on the site on Monday, June 2nd on “Movie News Monday” and then will be notified and must provide shipping address…and then prepare to watch the film of their choice when it is available.
  6. (Not valid for any 3D version…just regular BD or BD/DVD combo where applicable)

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So, here are your hints:

1. This movie, taking place at a time not so long ago, paved the way for the continuation of the super big overall story.

2. Presenting the first of the main character’s kind, this movie was my 100th movie review and its ending was much more chilly than the reception the film had from audiences.

3. The film has a big star that gets thrown around a lot.

4. No pirates, ships or crossbones, but a captain, a tank and a skull are present. — highlight the spaces to read the final hint (if you need to resort to that).

Thanks for playing! I will await your responses!

Happy 4th Year Blogaversary!

Happy 4th Year Blogaversary!

Thank you for being a part of my site for the past FOUR years. It’s been a great time and I look forward to more with you all here at TheFocusedFilmographer.com.

Thanks for reading. Happy Watching.

T, aka TheFocusedFilmographer!

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31 Comments leave one →
  1. trevor permalink
    May 25, 2014 3:46 pm

    “Four years! That’s a cool trilogy plus ONE!”

    So….basically the Pirates of the Caribbean movies?

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    • May 25, 2014 3:49 pm

      no…I said a “COOL” trilogy! hahaha

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      • trevor permalink
        May 25, 2014 3:51 pm

        Hey I loved the Pirate movies. I only watch the 4th one because Ian McShane as Blackbeard was pretty much what I have been waiting for my entire life.

        Everything else about the movie was a forgettable mess.

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      • May 25, 2014 3:52 pm

        hahaha. true enough. I STILL somehow can never finish the 3rd one!

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  2. May 25, 2014 3:54 pm

    Congrats on 4 years and over 300 reviews! Very impressive indeed. Here’s to another 4!

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    • May 25, 2014 3:55 pm

      thank you my friend! It’s been a fun time! thanks for taking the journey with me.

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  3. Victor De Leon permalink
    May 25, 2014 5:57 pm

    Pretty impressive milestone! Congrats and best of luck with the next 4 years! I’ll be sure to stop in more frequently 😉

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  4. May 25, 2014 7:28 pm

    Congrats, T! 🙂

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    • May 25, 2014 8:38 pm

      Thank you always my friend

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  5. Anonymous permalink
    May 25, 2014 8:06 pm

    A milestone, indeed! Why are you still listed as an actor, and not a film critic on IMdb?:)

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    • May 25, 2014 8:38 pm

      That’s a good question. Actor still is accurate but it needs to be updated. No credit for The Avengers unfortunately. Perhaps I can get “critic” added in there but I’m not at the level of some of the critics out there. Will be though! 🙂 thank you much!

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  6. Jazz Worthing permalink
    May 25, 2014 10:11 pm

    T..congrats!! I still remember when you gave me your first business card and told me to that you would make sure “I never see another bad movie….EVER!” Well I’ll admit I was skeptical at first but you’ve not done me wrong yet!!! Congrats on 4 years and for many more to come…

    You WILL send me the movie (hand wave), those other submissions are NOT the submissions you seek (hand wave)

    Jazz

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    • June 16, 2014 7:31 pm

      Thank you so much sir. So glad to have had you here all that time!

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  7. May 25, 2014 11:59 pm

    Congratulations, best friend! That’s so awesome!

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    • June 16, 2014 7:31 pm

      🙂 Thank you!

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  8. May 26, 2014 1:31 am

    Congrats on 4 glorious years, my friend, a magnificent achievement. I look forward to continuing to read and enjoy your work!

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    • June 16, 2014 7:32 pm

      I appreciate all the support from you over the past my friend. Thank you.

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  9. May 26, 2014 9:45 am

    Congrats! 😀

    As an International reader I understand and am outraged!

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    • June 16, 2014 7:32 pm

      🙂 Tim! You’re one of the best there is man! hahaha. Thank you

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      • June 17, 2014 9:56 am

        Wow I thought I was slow at responding haha 😀

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      • June 17, 2014 9:58 am

        Lol. Been a crazy month man. I’m tryna get back to the way things were though. Haha. I may not respond right away but I really try to respond to everyone! Haha

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      • June 18, 2014 12:32 pm

        I spend more time responding to comments than writing my posts. Yeah Yeah I know that explains a lot xD

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      • June 18, 2014 12:34 pm

        😀

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  10. May 26, 2014 10:10 am

    Congrats on 4 years, very impressive!

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    • June 16, 2014 7:32 pm

      Lady Sati, thank you very much

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  11. May 29, 2014 1:27 pm

    Congrats, T! 🙂 Look forward to reading more of posts!

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    • June 16, 2014 7:33 pm

      Thanks so much Kim! 🙂

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  12. May 31, 2014 8:54 pm

    Congratulations, Terrence! I’ll bow out of the contest since I won last year… and still have a little bit left on the card, even! 😀

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    • June 16, 2014 7:35 pm

      Morgan! So great to be visited by you. Thanks for being a part of the celebration. You could’ve entered the contest, but I’m sure the winner appreciates your generosity! 🙂

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  13. June 1, 2014 11:47 am

    Congrats on the milestone, T! Keep up the great work.

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    • June 16, 2014 7:36 pm

      Hard to believe, Eric! Thanks for being here during these past 4 years

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