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HIDDEN GEMS: JAKE GYLLENHAAL

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Third month of 2020 has been crazy, to say at least but I’m not gonna let the world (read: this damn virus) bring me down! So today, as planned, I’m continuing with the Hidden Gems challenge.  This month I watched three Jake Gyllenhaal movies and honestly… While everything else has been shit, this month was the best Hidden Gems month so far. Will it mean picking my first actual hidden gem? Well, you’ll find out soon.…

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Across the Universe Podcast: Episode 80

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Here’s a quick post for you all this Friday! Me, Sofia and Nik have finally gotten a sort of rhythm going and have put out the 80th episode of Across the Universe Podcast. It is about the end of the world, sort of, because that’s literally what’s happening around us. We recorded this a few weeks ago and it’s apparent that the situation has gotten worse. Despite of that, the lessons and reminders from this episode are still very much…

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Hidden Gems: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Actor/Actress Hidden Gems

The movie challenge Hidden Gems continues with Joseph Gordon-Levitt (JGL). An actor who’s movies brought me joy for many years. But an actor who has recently been in less movies and well, movies that I have little to no interest towards. Despite of this, JGL is still one of my favourites and he will probably remain so for many years. Yet tackling JGL’s filmography was actually a bit difficult. I had to change one of my initial random picks because…

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Hidden Gems: Anne Hathaway

Actor/Actress Hidden Gems

The movie challenge Hidden Gems starts off with Anne Hathaway. An actress who’s work I’ve enjoyed over the years but who has been in movies I’ve not liked either. She had a controversial vibe surrounding her during her Oscar campaign. Partly because there was just too much of her and apparently Anne Hathaway in small dozes is better. Also her Oscar hosting gig really didn’t do her any favours. Anyway, for this month I watched three of her movies I…

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Merry Christmas!

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The picture above is taken in my hometown Viljandi. It’s not very festive but that’s what I love about the holidays the most. The crisp snowy morning, the calm before the storm of opening presents. The quiet moments during the holidays but also the festive ones! Wishing you all a joyful and whimsical Christmas!  Picture source…

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Trip Down Memory Lane: 8 Blog Posts From 8 Years of Blogging

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On Tuesday my blog celebrated its 8th birthday all by itself because it’s creator had completely forgotten! To make up for my absent celebration, and for being such a lousy blog-owner, I decided to walk down memory lane. More importantly, I decided to share 8 random posts from each year Mettel Ray has existed since 2010. And considering the first few years were rough, there are some pretty funny as well as cringe worthy posts in this little list.…

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BlindSpot 2018, January: 2001: A Space Odyssey

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When I set myself the task to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey, I knew I was going to be conflicted with my thoughts. There’s just something about classics that always rubs me the wrong way, yet, at the same time, I do see the beauty and sophistication in them beyond the images on screen. And so it always is, and it is just the same with the first Stanley Kubrick’s film on my BlindSpot 2018 list.…

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BlindSpot 2018 Announcment

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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…

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Mt. Rushmore of Four Characters With Great Beards

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It has been… well let’s just say it has been a long time since I last participated in a blogathon and I think it’s time to do one. More specifically, it’s time for Two Dollar Cinema’s Mt. Rushmore of Movies Blogathon! Here you have to choose top four anything cinematic, from 4 favourite villains to your top 4 childhood television shows, the possibilities are endless! And with such grand freedom, of course I had to carve four epic beards into…

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