What’s going on everybody? Today we have the long-awaited return of “Follow Fridays!” The blogging schedule has conspired against me turning my attention to these posts for a couple of months now, but if you thought I was going to be content to pass the torch to Bubbawheat, think again! :D
Today’s “Follow Fridays!” features Mark Walker’s “Marked Movies”. Mark is a blogger from Glasgow, Scotland, and he’s had his blog open since the beginning of this year. Since then he’s reviewed in the neighborhood of 250 movies. Pretty impressive, if you ask me. Click through to read more about it!
Mark’s site focuses primarily on reviews. He keeps them short and sweet… in his own words, “I try to keep my reviews concise as I’m aware that interest can be lost when someone chooses to waffle on.” (I’m going to have to keep an eye out for that myself, I wouldn’t want to waffle :D ) He doesn’t focus on movies from any set time frame, so he’s willing to put up reviews from any and every decade. In his first eight or so months of blogging, he’s reviewed numerous great movies, including such classics as “Blade Runner“, “Goodfellas“, “On the Waterfront“, and “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest“. He also turned his attention recently to one of my personal favorites, “Midnight Run”
His blog is also a great destination for some of the better “indie” fare out there… the things that here I might categorize in my “Under the Radar” category. He’s hit movies such as the “The Hunter“, “The Guard“, “Troll Hunter” and “Exit Through the Gift Shop“, all of which were excellent selections for lesser known fare to report on for people. .
You can check out his top ten favorite movies here.
But he’s also run a series entitled “Let’s have a sit down”, where he takes two actors and squares them off against each other, using actual quotes from movies they’ve been in. To date, he’s done DeNiro vs Pacino, Jack Nicholson vs Samuel L Jackson, and George Clooney vs Tom Cruise. Each post in the series is essentially a collection of smack-talking quotes from the characters that the actors have played, volleying them back and forth in a loosely strung together fashion. It may not always hold together narratively, LOL, but they are ALWAYS hysterical to read. Check ’em out!
All in all, Mark is an up and coming blogger with a great review “voice” and a burgeoning comedic series. I’m looking forward to seeing what he has to offer coming up, so be sure to check out Marked Movies by visiting http://mrmarakai.wordpress.com/ and follow him on Twitter as @MarkusMaraki!