It’s been another hot minute since the last Commercial Break. I’ve been somewhat off-center with my time management lately and kept pushing writing into tomorrow’s duties. Now it’s been three weeks, most of January is gone and it feels like I’m rusty again. No worries though, it was all part of a plan. Because Commercial Break will from now be a monthly feature. Why? Well, let me explain…
For what it’s worth, I think my 2018 movie year was quite okay. It wasn’t as hectic and as emotionally hard hitting as 2017, but it was still solid. I avoided the bad, I embraced the weird and I got to see some really cool movies. Here are three that I saw but might have slipped your radar.
Sitting here in my room, sipping coffee, wearing two layers and a blanket – it’s cold, it’s winter time and I love it! I’m a huge fan of the colder weather, so this week’s theme is perfect for me! I tried to think of movies that were more family friendly and funny. Winter is such a dark time anyway, with the sun rising and setting during work hours, so some lightness is necessary.
After seeing three DCEU movies I can finally say I’ve liked more than half of them. First, the Suicide Squad fiasco I’d like to forget. Then Wonder Woman’s triumph that won the hearts of many. And now, Aquaman keeping up the momentum for DCEU. Sure, there are flaws but it’s easier to overlook them when keeping in mind the entire extended universe. And despite a few missteps, DCEU kept its footing… not on the ground, but under the water.
Here we go, first Thursday of 2019 is upon us like nothing has changed! Well, few things have changed – all new topics for an entire year and a new header image! I’ve been participating since mid 2016, so it’s been quite a while now. This series is probably the most consistent thing in my life, and makes Thursdays almost as great as Fridays. So here we go, let’s get the 2019 Thursday Movie Picks up and running!
What better way to end the year 2018 than with my last Blindspot entry?! I think it’s the most fitting end, as it also reflects my year quite well. There were a few bad things, some ugly things, but it was mostly good! Plus, your girl here finished her first Blindspot year with flying colours. All the movies are reviewed, you can find the list at the end. Also, if you want to know what I will be watching for my 2019 Blind Spot Series, go here.
Don’t let the rating of the film discourage you from seeing it. The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a wonderfully strange and worthy cinematic experience. It’s just that with the rating falling between 3 and 4, I had to make a decision. Eventually I decided that since the cinematography outshines the script, The Killing of a Sacred Deer has room to grow.
Last Thursday Movie Picks of 2018, and it’s time for some laughs! And good ones too, because I have so many great TV comedy recommendations! But I’m still going to do 3 recommendations because I’m definitely doing TMP in 2019 and I need to keep some things on the shelf for future themes! But all these 3 are amazing, and I know most of you are definitely fans of at least one of these amazing comedies.
Can’t believe 2018 is almost over and it’s time to look towards 2019! Since I managed to be so good with my Blind Spot challenge this year, I decided to challenge myself even more in 2019. Well, that’s at least how I feel when I look at my list of 14 movies. And yes, I’m doing another trilogy month. But also, the latest movie made in this list came out in 1994. That’s pretty awesome in my opinion! That being said, take a look at my list to see which blind spots I will light up in the upcoming year!