Reviews and Other Features: The Top 10 Most Iconic Movie Character Blogathon

Iconic female movie characters

WordPress is filled with fantastic blogathons, especially in film. So when asked by the very fab Anna at Film Grimoire to participate in such an original idea I had to join in. Especially as it highlights the many great roles and performances by women in films of all genres and eras.

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Line(s) of the Day #TheKinks

Waterloo Sunset

Dirty old river, must you keep rolling
Flowing into the night
People so busy, makes me feel dizzy
Taxi light shines so bright
But I don’t need no friends
As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset
I am in paradise.

The opening verse of ‘Waterloo Sunset’, by The Kinks, from their album Something Else (1967)

Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon – Psycho (1960) – Alex Raphael

There’s a very fine Blogathon being hosted by Zoe and Rob of every Hitchcock film. Starting from his early black and white, silent films to his more modern masterpieces. I just had to get involved. Always interested to hear your thoughts too.



Here’s Alex from Alex Raphael for a review of probably Hitchcock’s most famous movie, Psycho for our Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon.

Thanks Alex for this great review!


When you are discussing Psycho, you are not merely reviewing a film but a phenomenon. Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece continues to shock, amaze and enthrall audiences over 50 years since it was released amidst a wave of notorious publicity. It is not just a horror film, able to terrify audiences without the use of the supernatural or special effects. It is not just a story about a man’s disturbing relationship with his mother, with an underlying social commentary on voyeurism. Or even a film taking the groundbreaking view of killing off its leading character halfway through the film. Quite simply, it is all this and more.

Based on the Robert Bloch novel published the previous year, Psycho tells of a young woman, Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), on the…

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Reviews and other Features – A – Z Reading Challenge

Zoe, Natasha and Kim have all done this very cool A – Z feature based on reading. Literature has been a big part of the blog and has always meant a lot to me, so there was no way I wasn’t going to get in on the fun.


Author you’ve read the most books from:

Roald Dahl. He had such a wonderful imagination and was one of the writers who got me into reading from a very early age.

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Line(s) of the Day #Cuckoo


Lorna: Just hang out in your room and make sure the kids don’t get out of hand
Rachel: Kids! We’re like three years older than them. Most of them probably fancied me at school
Dylan: No one fancied you at school. or in fact now.
Ben: Not true. I do. So that’s one person.

Helen Baxendale, Esther Smith, Tyger Drew-Honey and Matt Lacey in the British sitcom Cuckoo.

Line(s) of the Day #WillandGrace

kevin bacon dancing

Look it’s not me. Jack’s your stalker. I mean, after he saw you in Apollo 13 he went to every video store in Manhattan trying to find Apollo’s 1 through 12.

Will Truman (Eric McCormack) to Kevin Bacon (as himself) in the hit sitcom Will and Grace  (1998 – 2006)