Commercial Break #55

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September as a whole was a difficult month. Last week was a bit better though, and now I feel like I’m getting back into my groove. If I’ve ever possessed such a thing as groove in the first place. But despite me feeling better, I still haven’t managed to drag my ass to the cinema, so shame on me!

LIFE

Being ill with something that isn’t visible to others is difficult. I think nobody really understands your situation if they haven’t experienced something similar. My condition is serious, I battle with thoughts of my eyes getting permanent damage, I feel exhausted even after the simplest of physical task, and I overthink the smallest of signs. And most of this happens in my head, and it’s hard to express this to others. Am I exaggerating? Am I faking? Am I still able to give 100% at everything even though my whole body is affected by my disease? Am I now my disease?

The first half of September still felt like Summer, but now it rains pretty much everyday, and I’m enjoying it. I’m always more drawn towards Fall and Winter, than Spring and Summer. Maybe it’s my gloomy personality, maybe it’s the fact that it isn’t that hot anymore. Or maybe it’s the fact that I love wearing wool socks and drink hot beverages day in, day out.

October will be busy. I will work a lot in the first half of the month, and hopefully read as well. Then I have theater tickets, then I’m heading to Finland for a concert, Twenty One Pilots! Then I’ll be back, and it will be almost November and I will see Daniel Sloss on stage again, and my life will be complete.

MOVIES

Like I said earlier, I haven’t made it to the cinema just yet, but I did watch The Secret Life of Pets. I do appreciate the idea it proposes, pets having lives outside their owners, but the whole animation itself was not so good. It was alright, it is probably great for kids, but it didn’t really introduce something magical.

I also watched Filth, which was exactly what the title proposed – filthy. The performance by James McAvoy was quite surprising since I haven’t seen him this gritty. The plot for me wasn’t the best, I did appreciate the twist in the end though, so that’s something.

TELEVISION

The last week was all about UnReal! I rediscovered it because I had seen pretty much all of the first season before, but decided to rewatch it and now I’m finished with the second season as well. Man, it’s a great little soap drama and I’m standing by that statement. It’s a more polished soap opera but it’s still quite soapy, and I don’t mind, I like it.

I did mention that I feel like Rachel Goldberg describes me as a person, and I want to specify that she does to an extent. I’d like to think I’m not as crazy, but at the same time, I sometimes feel as crazy.

Modern Family and Scream Queens are back! These two are pretty much the only shows that I will watch weekly because on everything else, I’m either behind or I’ve stopped watching completely. I do hope I will continue with some other shows that haven’t premiered their next season, otherwise my weekly schedule is rather empty. Oh, and yes, I’m watching The X Factor, that’s like my reality TV guilty pleasure.

Luke Cage also has its first season out and I will definitely watch it throughout the first weeks of October. Not a fan of the actor who is portraying Luke Cage, like, I don’t really find him charismatic, but I will watch it. Because I’ve watched everything else from the Marvel universe, so why not Luke Cage.

BOOKS & MUSIC

My September reading wrap up went up on Friday, and well, those who have seen it know that I only read three books. I mean, that’s like almost nothing. But I did pick up Frankenstein last weekend, and I’m trying to finish that before this weekend. It’s not that long, but man, that writing style is kicking my butt!

November should come quicker because I want to hear The Weekend‘s new album. Since then we got Starboy to repeat listen every day. Considering his track record, I can’t wait to listen to the entire album.

LINKS

Dan the Man praised Deepwater Horizon

Indie Gem: Spring on Rambling Film

FlixChatter saw Captain Fantastic and liked it

Oh So Geeky shares some stunning Stranger Things artwork

Thoughts on The Magnificent Seven from Feeling Fuzzier

 

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  • Reply
    The Vern
    October 4, 2016 at 4:57 AM

    i want to watch the 1st season of Scream Queens. Where can I find it. Luke Cage may be good but I have very little interest either.

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      mettelray
      October 5, 2016 at 10:54 AM

      I use a thing called Popcorn Time, pretty sure it’s borderline illegal but I mean, it looks cool and I haven’t had any huge problems with it.

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    Big Screen Small Words
    October 4, 2016 at 5:37 AM

    I hope you feel better soon! I liked Jenny Slate’s voice work in The Secret Life of Pets, her character was funny.

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      mettelray
      October 5, 2016 at 10:55 AM

      The fluffy dog? Yeah, maybe, I thought it got a bit too over the top by the end in terms of what her character was doing. I liked the bunny a bit more though, and I thought the connection between Kevin Hart and the small little bunny was on its own a bit funny.

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    Brittani
    October 4, 2016 at 6:26 AM

    I liked Filth, it was cool to see McAvoy in that role.

    I hope you feel better soon. People can be dicks about “invisible illnesses” That’s always bothered me.

    Thanks for the link!

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      mettelray
      October 5, 2016 at 10:57 AM

      It was. McAvoy surprised me a lot with that one.

      Yeah, those types of illnesses are really difficult to cure if nobody really knows why they should support you. But I guess I’ll know in about 1,5 years, that’s like the average time it takes to cure this little illness. How long did it take to get your numbers back to normal?

      You’re welcome!

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    ruth
    October 4, 2016 at 6:40 PM

    Big thanks for the link! I hope you see Captain Fantastic soon. If you like Viggo you won’t be disappointed!

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      mettelray
      October 5, 2016 at 11:05 AM

      I hope I do see it soon, it feels like a great experience! And I have nothing against Viggo, I’ve liked his roles in the past, even though I don’t seek him out.

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    Wendell
    October 5, 2016 at 4:02 AM

    I’ve gotten through the first five episodes of Luke Cage. Really enjoying it so far. Like you, I’m also looking forward to The Weekend’s album. Hope you feel better!

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      mettelray
      October 5, 2016 at 11:06 AM

      I haven’t gotten past the first episode, for me, it’s too slow for enjoyment I think. Plus, I didn’t really care for Luke Cage in Jessica Jones, so I’m not surprised I don’t care for him solo either. I might push myself through it though. Did you enjoy Starboy? I’ve heard some say it’s not that good. And thank you, I hope that too!

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    Zoรซ
    October 5, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Ah, I am so sorry to hear that your eyes are still not getting better ๐Ÿ™

    As for Filth? I absolutely ADORED that movie. McAvoy was on fine form there, and it is certainly my favourite performance to date of his.

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      mettelray
      October 6, 2016 at 11:58 AM

      I’m hoping for that eye treatment before any permanent damage happens!

      I still like McAvoy in Atonement the best I think. Though I can’t think about the ending of that movie..

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    Stevee
    October 6, 2016 at 12:24 PM

    Yassssss The Weeknd! I love Starboy it’s so great.

    Bit random but I’ll be in Tallinn for a journalism project at the end of this month, we should catch up! (If you’re there that is)

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      mettelray
      October 6, 2016 at 1:31 PM

      OMG, yaas! I’m here! Depending how at the end of the month, I’m in Finland on 25th and 26th.

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        Stevee
        October 6, 2016 at 2:18 PM

        I will be in Tallinn from the 24th until the 27th/28th! So maybe we can try organise something for the 24th or the 27th

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          mettelray
          October 7, 2016 at 1:00 AM

          Yes, oh boy. 27 sounds possible! I have a doctor’s appointment in the morning, and a concert in the evening but no plans in between. So a lunch date sounds super awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€

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          steveektaylor
          October 11, 2016 at 10:20 AM

          Yes lunch on the 27th sounds perfect! I’m not entirely sure of my schedule in Tallinn yet but I’ll keep you up to date. How exciting!!!

          • mettelray
            October 11, 2016 at 10:23 AM

            It is so cool, I don’t get many chances to meet fellow movie-fans-bloggers here in Estonia. Let me know if yiu have time and when I’m done with at my doctor’s I’ll rush back to the city center. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    cucara
    October 7, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Ma lรคhen ka Daniel Slossi vaatama/kuulama, aga ma ei tea temast suht midagi ja ei oska midagi oodata. Sรตbranna pakkus vรคlja, et lรคheks ja tegi pileti vรคlja ๐Ÿ˜€

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      mettelray
      October 8, 2016 at 1:35 AM

      Kรคisin teda eelmine aasta vaatamas, parim stand up, mida mina olen nรคinud!! Vรคga naljakas, sรผmpaatne ja tore. Loodetavasti saab ka seekord pรคrast pilti teha temaga, et sellest traditsioon saaks. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    abbiosbiston
    October 11, 2016 at 11:35 PM

    Sorry to hear you’ve not been well. I am loving Luke Cage. I think Mike Colter might grow on you.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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