BlindSpot 2018 Announcment

Mettel Ray

Can’t say this is my first time announcing my participation in the Blind Spot series created by Ryan over at The Matinee. Back in 2014 I found this and thought, here is something I should do, and I stuck with it for two months. Yes, I was that successful! But I did have a guest appearance in Ryan’s podcast which was one of the first cool things I did back then! Well, I’m giving it another go and hopefully, 2018 is going to be the year I succeed!

For my Blind Sport list I wanted to have a mixture of classics and a few must haves from recent years. There is also one ambitious month (inspired by Brittani) where I plan to watch all three movies in The Before Trilogy (yes, I haven’t seen any of them). There are a lot of good movies in this list (I’m pretty sure of that), and I have been a very bad movie lover for not having seen them. But you know how I am with those classics, I just stay away from them out of experience. So this will be definitely a mission impossible type of thing for me but let’s hope Tom Cruise will inspire me to succeed.

Here are my BlindSpot 2018 picks:

 

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21 Comments

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    sati
    January 2, 2018 at 6:38 PM

    Oh Goodfellas! You are in for a treat!

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    thoughtsallsorts
    January 2, 2018 at 6:41 PM

    Have fun watching. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly is great (as is another brilliant one Once Upon a Time in the West). The Before trilogy is well worth watching and I’m curious as to your thoughts on the various ones. I won’t give you mine now.
    Enjoy all your selections and oh…Happy New Year!

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      mettelray
      January 2, 2018 at 8:40 PM

      Thank you I’m looking forward to all of them! 🙂

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    Dell on Movies (@w_ott3)
    January 2, 2018 at 7:24 PM

    I haven’t seen the Before trilogy, either. I need to. I have seen all the rest of your picks and love all of them except one. I’ll wait for your thoughts on it before I give you mine. Good luck!

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      mettelray
      January 2, 2018 at 8:40 PM

      Oooh, this is interesting. Let me know which one you disliked when the time comes! 🙂

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    ninvoid99
    January 2, 2018 at 10:31 PM

    3 films by Stanley Kubrick plus a beloved trilogy and all sorts of goodies. Oh, you’re going to have lots and lots of fun. I love all of these films.

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      mettelray
      January 2, 2018 at 10:57 PM

      Well I did pick wisely, I hope. Let’s see how I will do! 😀

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    Big Screen Small Words
    January 3, 2018 at 12:49 AM

    I’ve seen 7 of your picks and liked most of it with some of it making on my favorites list. Good luck!

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      mettelray
      January 3, 2018 at 12:52 PM

      Thanks! I hope I like them and maybe some will end up as my favourites as well. 🙂

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    Sonia (A Film A Day)
    January 3, 2018 at 8:13 PM

    Brick is the only one I haven’t seen but it’s on my watchlist. I loved all of the others but 2001: A Space Odyssey. I really hated that movie. Good luck!

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      mettelray
      January 5, 2018 at 1:04 PM

      I have had Brick in my watchlist for ages, hence its appearance here. I felt like I needed to put a few fresh ones into the mix.

      Well, I already know it’s over 2h long, so who knows what I’ll think of 2001, I usually dislike LONG movies. 😀

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    Katy
    January 4, 2018 at 9:08 AM

    I love the Before series and Casablanca to name a few. Looks like you have an interesting year ahead! Happy viewings!

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      mettelray
      January 5, 2018 at 1:05 PM

      Yay, well, I’ve heard only good things about Before, so I’m excited! 🙂 Thank you!

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    Anna (Film Grimoire)
    January 4, 2018 at 2:33 PM

    You’ve picked some amazing films there! I loved Blue is the Warmest Colour and Boogie Nights, and the Before trilogy is simply beautiful. Hope you love them as much as I do!

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      mettelray
      January 5, 2018 at 1:05 PM

      Ooh, I hope so!! Let’s hope now that I can stick to this! 😀

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    Sofia da Costa
    January 19, 2018 at 10:11 PM

    Ahh I found it! Okay, let’s see.

    Curious to hear your thoughts about 2001😉
    As I said, you’ll breeze through the Before trilogy – watch it for valentine’s! Or Casablanca, that was my first classic movie!
    The Shinning is so good – but a bit slow, be ready for that.
    I wish I could see Goodfellas and Taxi Driver for the first time again, might just be time to rewatch them! A Clockwork Orange, I can’t tell if you’ll like it, very curious to see what you think. The Graduate is great too, I think you’ll like it.

    Shame on me, haven’t seen Boogie Nights and I think I’d love it. And dear god, The Good The Bad and The Ugly – I’ve had it in my blind spots for years until I just gave up. 😂 I feel bad about that. Who knows? Maybe we’ll love it.

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      Sofia da Costa
      January 19, 2018 at 10:25 PM

      oh what the hell, if you’re brave I can be brave too – I’m keeping The Good The Bad and The Ugly. Probably my December blind spot 😅

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        mettelray
        January 20, 2018 at 12:37 PM

        See, I sent my previous comment before reading this one, and oh how well it applies to them both! 😀

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      mettelray
      January 20, 2018 at 12:36 PM

      Oh well 2001 thoughts are on your way, just a week and a half to go!

      I think I was mentally prepared for slow movies.. like, most classics tend to be on the slow side for me so I’m ready. Ready and willing to defeat this challenge this year!

      I have hear A Clockwork could go either way, so let’s see, I’m curious to see what my opinions on these movies end up being.

      And if I will be able to watch The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, so will you!!

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