Monday 20 July 2015

Liebster Award

First and foremost, thank you to Kevin from Speaks in Movie Lines , Wendell from Dell on Movies and Rebecca from Almost Ginger for being very generous and nominating me. Truely overwhelmed and very excitied that my little blog here has caught the eye of excellent bloggers.

To honour both nomnations, I'll answer both set of questions (only fair right?), which means this may be one epic post.

For the uninitiated, this is an award bestowed upon bloggers by their fellow bloggers. When you are nominated, there are a few simple rules to follow in order to accept your award:
1. Thank the blog who nominated you and link back to them. 2. Nominate up to 11 other bloggers to receive the coveted award. 3. Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you. 4. Tell your readers 11 random facts about yourself. 5. Give the nominees 11 questions to answer on their blog when they post their nomination.

To get the ball rolling and to follow in the steps of my nominators, I'll begin with the weird and wonderful facts...


1. I talk very excitedly about pumpkin - mostly pumpkin lattes
2. I have seal menagerie
3. Every year I give up chocolate for lent and am successful until Christmas time
4. At primary school I told people that I was named after Alice (of Wonderland fame) because its my middle name
5. I am shamelessly addicted to murder mystery TV shows, particularly Poirot and Miss Marple
6. I've been on the front page of a national newspaper with Carey Muligan - funny story
7. Hitchcock and I both suffered from a similar traumatic event in our lives (not at the same time, no time travel invovled here)
8. My go to movies when I'm ill are Soapdish, Rear Window and Dredd
9. I'm a published poet (anthology stuff)
10. In February I injured my back in a trampoline accident - despite having taken classes for 5 years in my youth
11. I recently got a second tattoo - its a fox!


From Wendell

1. What movie is most responsible for making you a film buff?
I started to take more pride my film knowlege as well as my thirst for more after I saw Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
2. If there were a movie made about your life, who should play your significant other?
Hmmm, that's a difficult one, but seeing as the film about my life would be greatly exaggerated, I'd go with Charlie Cox or Aneurin Barnard
3. Name an event you've been a part of that they should make a movie about.
Most of the events I've been a part of have been tame-ish. But any large family gathering is always good.
4. Name an event you wish they would stop making movies about.
Weddings. They're over done. That or Christmas films.
5. What villain do you think would make a great hero? Why?
Katniss Everdeen. She's deadly and if you just flipped a switch, she would make a marvelous evil villian. As long as her sister was there too.
7. Name a movie you love from a genre you hate.
Hate horror but I do like Cabin in the Woods, mainly because of Fran Kranz.
8. Name a movie that's so bad it's awesome.
Showgirls. This is a recent admiration. After seeing it at a special event at the Prince Charles Cinema, I can't get enough of Nomi and all the ridiculousness.
9. What is your favorite color?
10. Do you prefer dogs or cats?
Love dogs, allergic to both.
11. How and why did you become a blogger?
I started it to help with my disseration and to vent, quickly realising that blogging is not for the latter, I found it a perfect way to discuss film and get my thoughts out there to find other film lovers.

From Kevin

1. (Stealing this one from Wendell) What movie is responsible for making you a film buff?
Same as above.
2. What's your earliest movie memory?
Watching The Lion King in the cinema when it first came out.
3. What was your most cherished title you owned on home video as a kid?
This changed frequently as we had many Disney movies, I think it was Alice in Wonderland on VHS, then it was The Beatles Yellow Submarine - wore that video out.
4. What is your current favorite Blu-ray or DVD that you own?
Currently its the very special, not to mention beautiful new release of The Third Man.
5. Who is your all-time favorite movie character?
No idea. Too broad a question, but let's say for now, it's The Dude. He introduced me to White Russians.
6. What is your favorite TV drama?
Battlestar Galactica
7. What is your favorite TV comedy? 
30 Rock/Spaced
8. What is the last movie you watched?
Oh dear. It was Magic Mike XXL.
9. Favorite food? 
10. Any pets?
I wish. 
11. (Stealing this one as well) How and why did you become a blogger? 
Same as above.

From Rebecca

1. What film do you wish you’d come up with the idea for?
It was a a Disney short called 'The Whale who wanted to Sing at the MET' its about an opera sining whale. It's pure brilliance. 
2. Name your favourite classic Hollywood actor/actress.
Not much can beat Hepburn.
3. Francis Ford or Sofia?
At a small push Sofia - I really like The Virgin Sicides.
4. De Niro or Pacino?
De Niro - he's annoyed me less in his old age.
5. What’s your favourite time of year and why?
Autumn, not just because its my birthday but its not cold yet with the warm air still hanging around from summer. Also BFI Film Festival.
6. Do you remember your first family holiday, if so where was it?
I remember it being in Cornwall, love it there. We stayed in two places, the upside down house and the flat with the elephants upstairs.
7. If you were Ilsa Lund, who would you choose, Victor Laszlo or Rick Blaine?
Rick Blaine? I've not actually seen Casablanca yet.
 8. What TV show does everyone talk about that you haven’t seen and have no interest in ever watching?
Quite a few - at the moment, it looks like Breaking Bad is going that way. That or any Kardashian thing.
9. Is there one particular film that people will be shocked to know you haven’t seen?
Probably Casablanca.
10. Have you read a book that you think should be made into a film, if so what is it?
The Thursday Next books by Jasper Fforde, all excellent stories.
11. How and why did you become a blogger?
Same as above.



1. If you could remake any film, which one would it be?
2. What TV show can you not get enough of right now?
3. Name your top 5 favourite directors.
4. If you could walk onto a any film set tomorrow, what film would it be?
5. If you could only watch one type of genre, what would it be?
6. Tea or coffee?
7. What recent book have you read that was yelling out to be adapted? TV or Film?
8. What is the last film you either walked out on or stopped watching mid film?
9. What would your superpower be? Would you be good or bad?
10. What's your favourite aspect about blogging?
11. (Stealing from Little White Lies) What do you love about movies?

 Thank you again to Wendell, Rebecca and Kevin!! Hope all nominees have as much fun as I did with the questions, can't wait to see the answers.


  1. Thanks for accepting! Love the answers. Katniss as a villain sounds delightful. And yay, Showgirls!

  2. Eeek thank you so much for the nomination! Loved all your answers too :)
    - Allie

  3. Thanks for accepting from me as well! Love The Dude but not White Russians. Love 30 Rock and Tina Fey. Loved Yellow Submarine when I was a kid. Haven't seen it in years. I'll be getting my second tattoo soon. Love your work here.

  4. Yes, Miss Marple and Poirot!! Totally the same. My movie for when I'm ill is Bedknobs and Broomsticks, I think yours are much cooler. Thank you for accepting your nomination and taking the time to answer all three sets of questions! Clearly well deserved!

  5. Thank you for nominating me! Wouldn't that be great? As an alternative I mean, Katniss takes over as President and is actually just as cruel!

  6. Thank you and you guys are brilliant :)

  7. Thank you for nominating me :) I suggest a reunion with Yellow Submarine, its so weird wtaching it now, I notice more crazy stuff happening that I missed as a kid.

  8. Excellent! Always great to meet another of the great super sleuths. I think Bedknobs and Broomsticks is much more soothing choice, don't know what it is but watching Dredd take down Peach Trees just makes me feel better hahaha. Thank you for nominating me! :)