Saturday, 27 August 2016

Sunshine Blogger Award

I am delighted to say that I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by three very awesome bloggers. Katy at Oh So Geeky and Jenna & Allie at Flick Chicks.

I know the procedure usually goes as follows:

To accept our award, we simply have to: 
Post the award on your blog 
Thank the person who nominated you 
Answer the 11 questions they set you 
Pick another 11 bloggers (and let them know they are nominated!)
Send them 11 questions

Seeing two of my favouites have nominated me (I would have nominated them) and I've noticed they've nominated those I would have picked too - I'm going to name a few. If those I've named have already been nominated - don't worry about doing a post. You can always answer my questions in the comments if you fancy. The nominees are Almost Ginger, Halfway Here, Let's Taco 'Bout Film, Big Screen Small Words, The Girl in the Blue Jacket and You Fancy Me Mad.

I have written out some questions at the end which anyone can answer if they feel it.

I've got two lots of brilliant questions below to answer - hope you find them entertaining!

Flick Chicks'

Settle an ongoing Flick Chicks debate for us. Which Ryan is best, Reynolds or Gosling?
Gosling! Always Gosling – he can do serious and sad AND comedy. Reynolds is good 50% of the time whereas Gosling is always good (apart from Crazy Stupid Love).

Who do you think Rey’s Parents are? (We’re talking Star Wars here)
I’m hoping like hell she’s a Kenobi somehow or has parents we’ve not met yet.

What was the first movie you saw in the cinema?
The first I remember was The Lion King.

What’s your ultimate guilty pleasure movie?
I think this might be Showgirls right now as I keep begging my friend to watch it and make up a drinking game.

What’s your go-to cinema snack?
Coffee. Although I did go through a phase where it was ham and cheese – no bread, just the good stuff!

What’s your best piece of advice for new bloggers?
Stick with a subject you know you can write about endlessly and will always be interested in writing about.

Is there a movie out there that you hate with a passion, and why?
Love Actually. It’s overblown, overrated and make the British look like idiots. Harsh words but I hate it so much.

If you could create a sequel for any movie that currently doesn’t have one, which one would it be?
The Man From UNCLE – I really need to see Armie Hammer and Henry Cavil again on screen together. That would be my most recent desire. But a serious choice would be a third series of Spaced. Oh how I crave that.

What other hobbies do you have, aside from movies and blogging?
But I don’t know any other life than this! I would say I was joking but I’m not. As long as I can remember I’ve always loved films. But outside the cinema I write fiction, trying to finish a novel (that cliché) and I do like to travel, just wish I could do it more. I also occasionally do photography with my film camera in black and white. Everything looks better in black and white. I also used to go to all the London Roller Derby games but as of late I haven’t been able to go to many.

If a movie was made about your life, who would you cast to play you?
If it was a film about me when I’m older it would be Jessica Hynes but at this age? No idea.

What’s been your favourite movie of the year so far?
It’s not actually out in the UK yet but I saw it at Edinburgh Film Festival and its Hunt for the Wilderpeople without a doubt. 

Oh So Geeky's

1.       What movie surprised you the most this year?
The Neon Demon – I think it was the end scenes that threw me. In reviews it gave little away but was briefly mentioned. While watching I forgot what to expect so the was disgustingly surprised.

2.       If you published a memoir, what would you call it?
We Will Cause Problems For You

3. What movie character would you love to see made as a FunkoPop (that hasn't been made already)? Tintin!! Why is there no Tintin and Snowy? I would buy all the characters. But I’m also waiting for Fitz & Simmons. They have to be next, surely.

4. You can only place three movies into a time capsule for future generations. Which titled would you pick? I really want to say Lord of the Rings but if that going to count as a trilogy then I can’t. I think Monty Python and the Holy Grail would do nicely. Marx Brother’s A Night at the Opera and Amelie because we all should laugh and feel a connection to others.

5. Is there a movie that took you a couple of viewings to appreciate?
I watched The Life Aquatic a few times before I could appreciate the brilliance.

6. What actor/actress will make you watch a movie no matter how bad it might be?
It seems to be Sean Bean, but I might not always get to see his films. Possibly Kate Winslet.

7. What actor/actress will make you less likely to see a movie?
Adam Sandler, Anne Hathaway, Ricky Gervais…. I think there are more.

8. If you had an opportunity to tell a director to their face how much they messed up a highly-anticipated movie, would you? what would you tell them?
I don’t know if you can heap all the blame on the director as I think the script was also terrible as well as the casting of the children AND why was the title changed??, but it would be Chris Weitz for the mess that is The Golden Compass. By the way it isn’t a compass!! It’s an alethiometer!

9. Can a soundtrack make or break a movie?
Yes I think it can. Just saw Childhood of a Leader and the soundtrack is amazing. It set the mood and created an ominous and threatening feeling throughout. Without it, there would be no effect.

10. What movie made you laugh recently?
Quite a few, mainly Ghostbusters and Ab Fab the movie.

11. What movie(s) are you looking forward to seeing this fall?
Hunt for the Wilderpeople again! And the BFI Film Festival, very excited about that.

Questions for anyone who feels like answering:

*If you could turn any comic book into a TV series/films, which would it be and why?
*What film is in desperate need of being remade?
*Which true story out there do you think should be brought to the big/small screen?
*Do you have a collection that is unusual? If you so tell all! If not, do you have a collection that is your pride and joy?
*If you had to pick, which Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle would you be?
*Which TV show/s out there need to be cancelled pronto?
*Do you have any nerdy tattoos or if not, what would you have?
*What was the last book you read and would you recommend it?
*If you were on quest, who would be your spirit guide?
*What was the film that made you fall in love with films?
*If you could time travel - where would you go/what would you do?


  1. Thanks for answering my questions! Love your memoir title, and TinTin would make a great Funko pop. I'm happy to see you'd tell off a director. My pick would be Robert Schwentke who did The Time Traveler's Wife. I don't hate the movie, but he had such the perfect cast and the tone is pretty good, but the script doesn't do enough for me. :D I hope you don't mind if I come back answer your questions too. *questionnaire dork* lol

    1. No problem at all :) I haven't seen The Time Traveler's Wife, but I know quite a lot of people who liked the book and were disappointed by the film. Sometimes the script can't measure up. I really want there to be a Tintin funko!!!

  2. That's awesome you saw the lion king in the movie theater. I don't think my family ever took me to watch any Disney movies :( for some reason the first movie I remember watching is Titantic LOL I also remember watching the Rugrats movie! Movies are so expensive nowadays!! It sucks!

    1. Hahahaha yes I'm quite old :) That's quite crazy about Titanic - I actually never got to see it on the big screen. Yeh it does suck - prices go up but nothing about the quality of the seats changes in the chain places

  3. Aw thanks for answering our questions Katie! Although I'm freaking out about your dislike for Crazy Stupid Love. Reynolds is my favourite Ryan but I LOVE Crazy Stupid Love!
    I've got everything crossed for Rey to be a Kenobi too :)
    - Allie

    1. I know, it freaks out most people. I just didn't 'buy it'. I thought it was really sad too, especially Steve Carell's character.

      Yes!! Rey Kenobi has to happen somehow - or a new family we don't know about.