Commercial Break #35

Extra

2f1e845df6dcde4dd790759ed300f0ceIt is back! Last time I took a commercial break, it was September and I have no idea what happened because I never planned for this ridiculously long hiatus. Technically a lot has happened, but not really. It’s just another adult life slowly drifting towards old age – in other words, my birthday’s this month and I don’t like it…

LIFE

In recent news, I got a new tattoo at the end of January. It’s a black cat with elongated legs inspired by Dali elephants. I love it, and I love the fact that in addition to my own reason to get this specific tattoo, the meaning of a cat tattoo is just as fascinating. A link to the Afterlife – is definitely my favorite part.

Started this year off with a rock concert – Imagine Dragons Smoke+Mirrors tour. Let’s just say I was blown away and let’s not make me relive it because some people are unable to go to a concert without annoying the shit out of me. Ugh, people. But the band was amazing! The show was awesome and if they ever come back to Estonia, I’m 99% sure I’ll go to see them again.

Part of me wants to crawl into a hole on my birthday but instead, I actually invited people. Yes, I don’t know what happened, it was a moment of weakness and me wanting to celebrate me getting closer and closer to thirty. Oh, joy!

MOVIES

I’m pretty much on track with the award movies, and I’m thinking of posting a controversial post about The Hateful Eight. The main point, I didn’t like it. I know I should have, I know all the Tarantino fans are thrilled about it but I just couldn’t see it as what it was meant to be.

So far, I’ve also come short in terms of reviewing The Revenant. I liked it. It was visually brilliant and the acting by Hardy and Leo was great! It’s just, it was such a heavy movie and I keep hitting a wall when I start writing about it. There will be a review though, I think…

Latest wonder I saw was The Lobster. It was the weirdest movie I have ever seen, and yet, it was such a great interpretation of relationships. This movie deserves a second viewing, just because I’m sure I missed something the first time around. Also, Colin Farrell is such a great actor if you think about it. He is great with comedic roles, and with serious dramas. He is not great with blond hair though.

TELEVISION

The 100 is back! But I’m hesitant about this season because I’m already a little bored. I know I shouldn’t say this, but I can’t help it. The whole cyber world story line is still interesting though, I like the concept, I just hate who is evolved with that plot. But my ship is not together which is the main reason to keep watching.

Trying to get back on the television groove has not worked out. I’ve yet to finish the first season of Kingdom, I’m saving Outlander until the new season is a bit closer, and I’m not sure I want to watch anything else. I’ve gone cold turkey, and have literally like 3 shows I watch regularly.

One of them is The Vampire Diaries because it’s my guilty pleasure. This week they finally killed off Elena and it was so underwhelming that I literally rolled my eyes. If this was it for her, seriously?? I’m so disappointed. They could have just left her in that deep sleep and that would have been enough. But no, they had to kill her with that ridiculous plot twist.

BOOKS & MUSIC

This year, YA fiction doesn’t seem to do it for me. I’ve disliked most of the books I’ve picked up, two of them from well loved series. I’ll continue reading both the series though, but I’m unimpressed to say at least.

Music has been a big part of my mornings. I can’t wait for the transport in silence anymore, I have to listen to Childish Gambino or Imagine Dragons. One of my favorites by Imagine Dragons, from the concert, is I’m So Sorry. The song was so great live, and with that in mind, I love it more than I should.

LINKS

Cinematic Corner shares some awesome things about the Suicide Squad trailer.

45 Years is reviewed by Big Screen Small Words.

Rambling Film talks about Spy.

Film Flare’s 2016 Blindspot challenge looks amazing.

0

You Might Also Like

No Comments

  • Reply
    Kat Impossible
    February 7, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    Happy belated birthday!
    I am glad the 100 is back, especially now that Zach McGowan from Black Sails is in it. I have high hopes for his character.

    • Reply
      mettelray
      February 8, 2016 at 1:24 AM

      My birthday is this week actually so there’s still time.

      • Reply
        Kat Impossible
        February 8, 2016 at 9:25 AM

        Oh good! I thought it was last week!

        • Reply
          mettelray
          February 8, 2016 at 11:25 AM

          Yea.. this week. Maybe I wrote it like it is over.. cause I wish it were. 😀

          • Kat Impossible
            February 8, 2016 at 11:27 AM

            Awe, no! Why would you wish that? You said you invited people, it will be fun!

          • mettelray
            February 8, 2016 at 11:28 AM

            It will. Just the organizing part is what I wish was over and done with as well. There’s a lot of pressure on a person to organize a party. 😛

          • Kat Impossible
            February 8, 2016 at 11:33 AM

            I get it .. that’s why I usually just like casual get-togethers.

  • Reply
    elina
    February 7, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    I don’t think they killed of Elena. I think it’s another dream/illusion, whatever–like maybe Tyler had Bonnie create an illusion of Elena and hid the real body somewhere. I dunno. Very confusing.

    And The Lobster sounds super cool! 😀

    • Reply
      mettelray
      February 8, 2016 at 1:25 AM

      If they did.. that was just stupid. Then again, if that was an illusion, why bother with it anyway?

      The Lobster was awesome actually. I thought about it today and I decided, I really loved the movie.

  • Reply
    Nostra
    February 7, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    Looking forward to your Hateful eight review then, I really enjoyed it. Saw The Revenant this week and was pretty much blown away by it. Lobster was weird indeed, but want it fascinating and sometimes funny as well.

    • Reply
      mettelray
      February 8, 2016 at 1:37 AM

      Not so much as a review but an essay but I’ll be sure to post it next week so.. feel free to comment! And if I’m able to get my thoughts inline, then you might see a review for The Lobster as well.

  • Reply
    Sofia da Costa
    February 7, 2016 at 10:58 PM

    You should definitely post your thoughts on The Hateful Eight. And The Lobster sounds very intriguing, I’ve been meaning to watch it for the longest time!

    I’d recommend a book but… I’m not sure you’d like them. Partly bc lately I’ve read a lot of guilty pleasure contemporary romances, but mostly bc I’m not used to recommending books. Have you ever read Penny Reid though? Clever romances, witty. Some better than others, but all charming. The series I like are not YA, but she actually does have a YA series, Elements of Chemistry. I think we might’ve talked about it before, I’m not sure.

    • Reply
      mettelray
      February 8, 2016 at 1:40 AM

      I will! Though I’m still hesitant.. I just don’t like to say bad things about things that people love.

      OH! I’ll definitely take a look at it because I don’t mind any genres except steampunk because I had a really bad reading experience last year with a steampunk novel – it caused a month long reading slump and now I don’t really want to pick up that genre.

  • Reply
    ninvoid99
    February 7, 2016 at 11:11 PM

    BTW, did you hear Matt Czurchy is going to return for the Gilmore Girls Revival?

    • Reply
      mettelray
      February 8, 2016 at 1:15 AM

      NO!?!? WTF!? No!! I want MILO!

      • Reply
        ninvoid99
        February 8, 2016 at 7:04 AM

        I know. So, Logan or a new boyfriend?

        • Reply
          mettelray
          February 8, 2016 at 11:26 AM

          Then Logan. Logan driving the new boyfriend away. I guess that is going to be the plot if Matt is coming back.. though I mean.. he looks handsome so I mean.. but Milo…

  • Reply
    ruth
    February 8, 2016 at 2:38 AM

    I can’t friggin’ wait for The Lobster! I hope that comes to VOD soon. Btw are you interested in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? I had such a great fun w/ that one, and now I have a massive new crush! 😉

    • Reply
      mettelray
      February 8, 2016 at 11:29 AM

      You know I wasn’t but then I saw a good review and was like… maybe.. 😀

  • Reply
    Big Screen Small Words
    February 8, 2016 at 4:24 AM

    The Lobster did have an interesting premise but I think I might have missed something. I’ll have to give it another go sometime. As for books, what about graphic novels? They’re quick reads, depending on the length, and have found some of them enjoyable.

    Thanks for the link!

    • Reply
      mettelray
      February 8, 2016 at 11:28 AM

      I think I missed things too but I’ll try to write my thoughts down today and we’ll see if something pops up. Usually something does when I write it through. 🙂

      I have tried graphic novels but I don’t like to read them with an e-reader and the physical copies are so expensive. 🙁

      You’re welcome!

  • Reply
    sati
    February 8, 2016 at 8:12 PM

    Thanks so much for the link! I’m So Sorry was BRILLIANTLY used in Legend trailer

    • Reply
      mettelray
      February 8, 2016 at 8:26 PM

      Oh yea! I knew I had heard it from somewhere but I never figured it out myself! I should watch it soon.. I even put up the poster in my room because two Tom Hardy’s seemed like the best poster I could have up on my wall.

  • Reply
    Joey Reyes
    February 9, 2016 at 6:08 AM

    You’re not going to regret starting Outlander!

  • Reply
    Brittani
    February 9, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    I’m a Tarantino fan and I didn’t really enjoy The Hateful Eight either. I’d love to hear what you had to say about it. I’m looking forward to The Lobster. It sounds like an interesting film.

    Thanks for the link!

    • Reply
      mettelray
      February 9, 2016 at 6:27 PM

      The Hateful Eight post goes up soon. 🙂

  • Reply
    cucara
    February 10, 2016 at 8:43 PM

    Täiesti perses. Hakkasin ka The Lobsterit vaatama ja no mina ei suutnud. Üle poole filmi suutsin vaadata, siis lihtsalt phmt esimest korda elus kerisin filmi lõpuni. Ma ei tee seda muidugi kunagi. Aga ma lihtsalt ei suutnud.. Mu jaoks ikka täielik crap 😀

    • Reply
      mettelray
      February 10, 2016 at 8:52 PM

      See pole tõesti film igale aga minu arust on see nii veider et see on hea. 😀

      • Reply
        cucara
        February 10, 2016 at 8:55 PM

        muidu kunagi* spottisin vea 😀
        Minu jaoks ületas igasugused veidruse piirid 😀 alguses ma tõesti mõtlesin, et okei, vb tõesti nii veider, et juba hea.. a siis läks asi minu jaoks käest ära, kui see naine selle koera ära tappis.. eee… AHAH! 😀

        • Reply
          mettelray
          February 10, 2016 at 8:57 PM

          No ta oli heartless.. see oli point. Kuigi jah.. looma tapmine pole just ilus.

          • cucara
            February 10, 2016 at 8:58 PM

            Sellest ma sain super hästi aru, et ta heartless oli, aga jah, see lihtsalt viskas viimase piisa karikasse, sest mulle selliseid rõvedusi vaadata ei meeldi 🙂

          • mettelray
            February 10, 2016 at 9:01 PM

            Ma olen suht külm. Mind need asjad ei heiduta. :p

          • cucara
            February 10, 2016 at 9:04 PM

            Mhmh, siis küll!

    Leave a Reply