The other day to my delight and pride, I was nominated for The Liebster Award? What is that exactly? Good question! Well, basically it’s an award given to bloggers by other bloggers, a chain letter of a sort between like-minded and mutually respecting writers who want to share their opinions and help get the word out there about each other’s websites.

It involves answering a set of questions asked by the nominator before posing my own set of questions for my chosen nominees. Massive thank you to The Dullwood Experiment for nominating me and my site, I’m truly honoured!

First up, here’s my Q&A…

Q1. The obvious one: What was the last movie you saw at the cinema?

Burnt, with Bradley Cooper. Very disappointing; didn’t care about the plight of the central character, didn’t fulfil the “food porn” angle that Jon Favreau’s Chef did. A couple of tense sequences and solid performances but expected much more.

Q2. Which movie – if any – has the ability to make you cry? (And guys – be honest.)

The Shawshank Redemption. Every. Damn. Time. Not just the uplifting ending but the sequence when old Mr. Brooks gets out of prison and can’t handle it. *sniff*

Q3. Black and white, or colour?

Depends. Obviously colour is the norm but if a filmmaker chooses black and white for artistic purposes then why not? I HATE it when they colourize old movies.

Q4. What is your favourite non-Disney/non-Pixar animated movie?

Off the top of my head – Mary & Max. Sublime, moving, inspiring, complex Claymation featuring the voices of Toni Collette and the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Q5. What is the worst movie you’ve ever seen?

Going Overboard. It’s Adam Sandler’s first ever movie and it’s head-smackingly awful.

Q6. Which Martin Scorsese movie would you like to have been in?

Ooh, good one! It probanly wouldn’t be one of his violent ones like Goodfellas or Raging Bull. Probably Hugo as to be part of the story about the evolution of cinema would be amazing.

Q7. If you absolutely had to wake up in bed next to an actor or actress of your choosing, who would it be?

Bill Murray

Q8. Hot dog, or popcorn?

Popcorn. Hot dog = YUCK.

Q9. Do you think there should be Adults Only showings of kids’ movies?

Absolutely! We all have a big kid inside of us but why should watching one of those movies be ruined by the noise of other little brats? 😛

Q10. Which movie is the one that always cheers you up when you’ve had a crappy day?

The Big Lebowski. It’s my favourite movie of all time and being in the comfort of that is like checking back in with old pals.

Now it’s time for me to pose my own 10 questions. Here they are:

Q1. What was the first movie you ever bought on DVD?

Q2. Do you still buy DVDs/Blu-rays or have you gone “full digital?”

Q3. Who is an actor you find really underrated?

Q4. And who is really overrated?

Q5. If you could have dinner with any Golden Era Hollywood star (in their prime), who would it be and why?

Q6. What’s the weirdest audience member behaviour you’ve encountered at the cinema?

Q7. The Godfather or Goodfellas?

Q8. Have you ever worked in the film industry and if so what did you do?

Q9. Have you ever met any famous actors/directors?

Q10. Which classic film would you like to see back on the big-screen for an anniversary screening (that hasn’t had one already)?

And now all that’s left to do is for me to nominate by blogs to answer those questions posed above. The general limit is that they have at least 200 followers. They are:

Wanna Go to the Movies

Assorted Buffery

In Love With Movies


Creep Can Roll

Sweet Popcorn Late Night

Afro Film Reviewer

Beyond the Red Room

Hooked on a Movie

Eyes Skyward

Look forward to hearing your answers to the questions and keep up the good work!