We’re now in extra time!

Hi everyone!

Just a quick note to any of you who were interested in taking part in the Play To The Whistle Blogathon but maybe missed the deadline on Friday – you still have a few days send in whatever you need to.

If you still want to be part of the blogathon, please send in your sports films reviews this week ready for the big event to kick off next weekend. Just remember all entries need to be sent to me (filmandtv101withkiracomerford@outlook.com) or Josh from Reffing Movies (themoviereferee@gmail.com).

I’m looking forward to reading any of your last minute reviews!


Final call for entries!

Hello everybody!

Friday, May 26th, is fast approaching, and this means one thing – all your reviews for the Play To The Whistle Blogathon hosted by myself and Josh from Reffing Movies will be due in. I’ve had a number of entries sent in already, but I know there were plenty more of you interested in this event so I’m expecting a lot more to come my way by the end of the week. 

As I’ve said in the numerous posts before this, any sports film goes. Just write up your review and send it over, or if you’ve already posted the review on your own blog, send a link to the post our way for a bit of copy/pasting to take place. All emails can come to me (filmandtv101withkiracomerford@outlook.com) or Josh (themoviereferee@gmail.com).

For the final time, I will say that I am looking forward to having as many of you involved as possible! Even if this is the first you’ve heard of the blogathon, there is still time for you to take part. It would be really great if we could make this a success together, so don’t hold back guys – pick a favourite sports movie and share it with the world.

Three weeks to get your entries in!

It feels like it’s been talked about for ages, but there are just three weeks left for you to get your submissions sent in for the Play To The Whistle Blogathon, hosted by myself and Josh from Reffing Movies. 

Remember, any film featuring sport is fair game. We’ve been shown interest from a fair handful of people, but the way we see it is the more, the merrier! These things are a great way of getting involved in the blogging community and getting to know your fellow movie bloggers, so you really have everything to gain from taking part.

For those of you already signed up, and those of you who might only be hearing of this blogathon for the first time, you have until May 26th to get your review/s sent in. Email me at filmandtv101withkiracomerford@outlook.com or Josh at themoviereferee@gmail with your entries and we’ll do the rest.

If your interested, or have any questions, leave me a comment, Tweet or email me, send a note in a bottle if you have to – I want to get as many people involved as possible so please get involved. I’m looking forward to receiving your reviews on your favourite sports film, and sharing them with the rest of the blogging community!

Play To The Whistle Blogathon (in case you missed it!)

For those of you who missed it last week, I’m currently planning on hosting the Play To The Whistle Blogathon from June 3rd – July 8th 2017 to coincide with the British and Irish Lions tour. Joining me in this venture is Josh from Reffing Movies, and already we’ve gained interest from a handful of fellow film bloggers, including MovieRob, Drew, Catherine, Carl and Charlene.

Any sports film will qualify, so if you’ve got a movie that you want to share with the world, send us your review(s) to feature in the event!

If you’re interested, just let me or Josh know either by the comments section, email, Twitter or carrier pigeon, and make sure you’ve sent your entries in by May 26th 2017.

You can send your review(s) to filmandtv101withkiracomerford@outlook.com or themoviereferee@gmail.com
We’re looking forward to receiving your contributions – ready, set, go!

Play To The Whistle Blogathon

Any rugby fan will tell you that this summer is a big one for the sport – the British and Irish Lions are touring New Zealand between June and July! Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that I really get behind Leinster and Ireland when they’re playing, so these special matches are something I am very much looking forward to.To mark the occasion, I’ve decided to hold a blogathon, and I’m teaming up with Josh from Reffing Movies for this momentus event. He’s another fan of the game with a funny shaped ball, so is a fine addition to the line up here.

The rules are simple – just submit a review of any film of your choosing that has sport as a main theme or feature. You can send your submissions to me at filmandtv101withkiracomerford@outlook.com or Josh at themoviereferee@gmail.com. Make sure you have sent all the reviews you would like to feature by May 26th 2017, ready for the blogathon to kick off on June 3rd.

This is the first blogathon I’ve hosted (and depending on how well it goes, it could very well be the last!), so please get on board to try and make it reasonably successful. Between us, we’ve come up with an idea that we’re hoping will make our blogathon a little different to some of the others we’ve seen, so keep an eye out for our first posts, which will give you a taste of what’s to come.

If you’re interested in taking part, let me or Josh know via Twitter, email, or the good ol’ trusty comments section, and feel free to share this post to spread the word.

Two years of Film And TV 101!

Hello everyone!

Just a quick word to say that today marks two years since I set up this site after a whimsical idea came into my head one day. Clearly, it wasn’t that much of a spur of the moment thing as here I am, still wittering on about what I liked or didn’t like about the films and TV shows I’ve seen.

The last year especially has seen me take some big steps with my blog, and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who I have gotten involved with on different projects. It’s been so fun trying out so many different things such as podcasting and guest posting, and I am looking forward to taking part in many more things like this in future, and perhaps hosting some events of my own!

To mark the occasion, I’m doing a live video on Twitter (find me @filmandtv101) where I’ll be answering all the questions to my Q&A and just generally having a chat with you guys – who knows where the conversation could take us once I get going?

I’ll be live at 6:00pm GMT on Thursday 16/3/2017 (this Thursday!), so tune in if you sent me any questions, or if you’re just vaguely interested in what’s happening. The more merrier I think.

Once again, thank you to everyone who has stuck with the site in the last two years, and to all you guys who have had projects that I’ve gotten stuck into since I started blogging. It’s been a blast upto now, and hopefully will continue to do so for plenty more years yet 🙂

Until next time,

Kira xx

Mystery Blogger Award Vol. 2

Well, well, well, darling readers. This week, Mr Damien Riley, fellow blogger and one of my podcasting buddies on Talking Stars, nominated me for my second Mystery Blogger award. A big thank you goes out to him for the nomination. For those of you who might be unfamiliar with Damien’s work, you should definitely check out his site, Riley Film Reviews. There you’ll find a great selection of films and a few TV series that Damien has shared his thoughts on. Once again, thanks for nominating me for this award – your timing really couldn’t have been better as this is also the week where I shall be marking two years of blogging. What a brilliant way to kick off the celebrations! 

Now let’s get down to business.

The rules of the tag/award are:

Put the award logo/image on your blog.
List the rules.

Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

Mention the creator of the award.

Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.

Nominate 10 – 20 people.

Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question.

Share a link to your best post(s).

I also want to give a word of thanks to Okoto Enigma for creating this award.

The first things to do is to tell you all three things about myself. As I get more and more of these awards, I really struggle with this part – I’m not a very exciting person to tell the truth, although anyone who maybe keeps up to date with my Twitter feed (which isn’t hard) or listens to the Talking Stars podcast will probably have figured that out for themselves by now. Anyway, here goes…

1. I hate school, and honestly, the next four months cannot pass quickly enough so that I can leave and start work with the company that took me on for work experience over the summer. It’s not the work that bothers me, it’s more the experience I’ve had with the different people in the system. I’ve had a few teachers that have had me down as stupid over the years, and in secondary school I got bullied (sob story alert). I loved it last summer when I was with Kinetal because I was constantly learning new things and it felt like they really appreciated what I was doing for them. The start of July is going to be the start of a brand new adventure, and will hopefully be the start of my journey into the film industry, and I cannot wait.

2. I used to be a gymnast, and an alright one at that. I won four county competitions during my time doing that. Floor was always my favourite because I couldn’t fall off it.

3. I have a dog. Her name is Bella. She is a right little snake in my boot. 

And now for the questions I was set for homework by Damien: 

Did you ever give a film a score higher than it deserved because you knew your readers and/or the critics as a whole loved it? In other words, you didn’t want to look stupid.

I don’t really give scores, although it’s something I should probably start doing. I wouldn’t say that I give higher scores to conform, but there have been many times that I’ve given a verdict on a film and then changed my mind after posting the review. I think I way oversell films sometimes when I try to be positive about them when there really is very little to be positive about.

How do you dive in to doing a review online? What’s your routine or do you have one?

I used to handwrite everything, but doing that and then typing up was way too time-consuming. Now I just type up and save it in Pages on my iPad ready to post it whenever it’s needed.

Have you ever watched a movie on your phone?

Of course! It’s how I used to watch the films I wasn’t allowed to by my parents.
(silly one) If you are single, or even if you aren’t, what is your dating age range. ie; when I met my wife I would go no more than ten years older and six years younger. I had to break my rule to date her.

At this moment in time, I wouldn’t go any younger than my age. To be honest, I’m not too fond of any boys within five years of my age because they’ve yet to grow up (most of them). There’s ten years between my parents, so I’m not closed off to that size of an age gap, but then Jake Gyllenhaal at 36 is slightly out of a ten years older window for me.

I’ll just say that as long as they’re breathing, they’re an option 😉

Best suspense film?

No Country For Old Men

Now I’ve to nominate some more bloggers for the award…

HC Movie Reviews

Film Music Central

Film Frenzy

Film Ink Official

Mini Media Reviews


Niche Film Reviews

Film Nerds Unite

Crutches Of Life

And my questions to you are as follows:

If you had to name one, what would you say is your worst personality characteristic?

Besides blogging and what is associated with it, what else do you like to do in your spare time?

What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?

What sort of music do you like?

Why do Australian Christmas cards have snow on them?

To finish, I’m supposed to add a link or two to my favourite posts, so here they are:

Hell Or High Water

The Hills Have Eyes (it will forever be one of my best reviews in my opinion)