An Essay: Year 2016 Told Through Movies

year-2016We start off the year with an Oscar race that has our hearts beating erratically because this might be Leonardo DiCaprio’s year, and it was. He won, he got that Oscar, he held that Oscar, he took that Oscar with him to show off to his supermodels and polish on his yacht while the sun cast golden streaks of light onto Leo’s face. But as soon as the blockbuster movies started to roll in, as soon as the superheros began to gather, Leo was slowly forgotten.

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Commercial Break #41

tumblr_o3oc3wpm891qa6t6ho1_500Weeks and weeks go by, and I’m unable to regularly write Commercial Break posts. It’s like almost impossible for me, despite the fact that I do have things to share each week. And yet, every time I sit behind a desk and try to summarize my weeks, I draw a blank – either my life is a complete dull-fest, or I’m actually imagining all the stuff that’s going on in my life once I try to write it down. I’m thinking it could be my wild imagination.

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Captain America: Civil War (2016)

captain america civil warDespite my advantage to see Captain America: Civil War before America, it has taken me ages to just get myself focused enough to sit down for its review. After seeing it, and after seeing it for the second time, I have collected so many emotions and thoughts, that it has proven to be difficult to focus my head around the idea of writing them all down. But here’s to attempting the impossible!

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Commercial Break #40

tumblr_o5a2fnVDmT1qf8em3o4_1280Well well well. It’s another year that has gone by like that, and Mettel Ray has aged another full year! 6 years of blogging, 6 years worth of posts and growth, that sometimes feels like a task, but mostly, like a part of me that I can’t shake. This year I haven’t planned for anything, I don’t even have an idea for something spectacular. And I guess it’s fitting, just like my own birthdays became more subdued, Mettel Ray’s blog celebration took place in silence.

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