About Me

Welcome to MARKED MOVIES, my Film Blog…
Incase you missed it, I’m Mark Walker. Or if you’re not into the whole brevity thing… Markus, Marko or El Markarino.

I’m from Glasgow in Scotland and I’m an avid film fan. I enjoy discussing and writing some comments on the film’s that I have recently watched and I try to review all kinds of films to give a grander overview of my tastes. Some you may agree on, others not, so any comments of your own are always welcome. Some older reviews are lazily written but I’ll get round to amending them and I also try write in an accessible way without getting too bogged down in film jargon or dropping in names that readers may not have heard of. If I do, I’ll try to give a brief description of their role in a film. I try keep my reviews concise as I’m aware that interest can be lost when someone chooses to waffle on. Hopefully, in the style that I write, my views still come across. If not, that’s up to you to say so… Recommendations and comments are always (and more than) welcome. Enjoy!

Also, here’s a few awards my fellow bloggers have been kind enough to bestow upon me…

7×7 Link Award from Adam at 3guys1movie.


The Versatile Blogger Award from Tyson at Head In A Vice.


The One Lovely Blog Award from Kevin at ClaratsiMovieBlog.


The Inspiring Blog Award from RikReimert, Mike from Mike’sFilmTalk, and Tyson at Head In A Vice.


The Liebster Award from Tyler at Southern Vision, Michael at It Rains… You get Wet, Ruth at FlixChatter, Alexander at The Cinemaniac, Thomas at Ontopic Reviews, Kevin at ClaratsiMovieBlog and Keith at Keith and the Movies


63 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Hi Mark Walker:

    You wanted to know how to follow my blog from your wordpress page? Just sign into wordpress and go to my page: http://fastfilmreviews.wordpress.com/ In the upper left hand corner there will be a FOLLOW button. Just click that.

    Welcome to the world of blogging. I am following you now.


    P.S. Who is Mr. Marakai?

    • Hi Mark,

      I’m still trying to find my feet with the site and how to design. I’m getting there bit by bit. I think I’m following you now. I have to say I’m very impressed with your blog, it’s top quality. I’ve just been transferring my reviews over from Flixster at the moment, so most will be older films. By the way, how did you manage to get your star ratings next to your reviews?

      Thanks again


      P.s. I’m marakai. It’s a nickname I have and always seems to be accepted when asked for a username so I stick with it.

  2. sanclementejedi Says:

    Hey Mark I just started following your blog and I really dig your honest reviews.

  3. sanclementejedi Says:

    Say are you a member of the Lamb? http://www.largeassmovieblogs.com/

    If not its a pretty good resource for meeting like minded film buffs and bloggers and getting some more traffic/comments as an added bonus.

    Our site also presented you with the 7X7 link award, you can check out the details here http://3guys1movie.com/?p=4137

    I told you I liked your site ;-)

    • I can’t thank you enough for my mention on your site my man. As my young daughter would say… “I’m chuffed like a choo-choo!”

      I’ve just signed up the the Lamb also. Thanks again or the tip. You’re being very helpful.

      By the way, as I’m still fairly new to blogging, I can’t seem to find a follow option for your blog. Can you point me in the right direction?

      Cheers buddy.

      • Scrap that last request man. I’ve subscribed via email to your site. I’m now following you guys. Thanks again.

        I take it should now compile my 7×7 link award list to pass on to another 7 blogs?

      • sanclementejedi Says:

        Mark on our site at 3guys1movie.com you can sign up for RSS, Facebook or Twitter to follow us.

        glad you joined the lamb it certainly helped us get some traction

      • I’m really grateful for your help Adam. I’d never heard of the Lamb before. It’s an ideal way to expand a bit. Let’s face it, we all like a wee comment or two on our words.

      • sanclementejedi Says:

        Indeed not much fun writing and reviewing if no one ever reads anything.

  4. Very nice site. I’ve already found several reviews that I really enjoyed! Keep up the great work!

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog; i had a scoot around yours earlier after following one of the 7 x 7 posts and i liked it a lot. Consider yourself followed!

  6. Hey Mark, just a quick to say that I have just stumbled across your site thanks to Jessica over at the Velvet Cafe. I try and run all my feeds through an RSS reader – I can’t see an RSS option on your site? Do you have one? Thanks Buddy. Cheers, Will.

    • Hi Will. Thanks for stopping by. Your more than welcome. I have just put an RSS reader on my site now. I’m new to this though. I only started in January. Can you tell me how it works and if I’ve done the correct thing? It says it’s an RSS of my posts but I don’t really know what that does.

      • Hey Buddy – RSS is a thing called Really Simply Syndication which allows your feed to be displayed in RSS readers (like Google Reader). It can be configured to show feeds for posts, comments or both. You have put a post feeder up (which is the best) and I can confirm it is working ok. Any more questions then just let me know, but pretty new at this myself as well!

        Cheer, Will

      • Thanks man. You learn something new every day. I had no idea way that was but glad it’s up and running now. As I say my friend… Welcome aboard.

  7. Hey Mark!

    I love your blog and decided to nominate you for the Inspiring Blog Award– More info can be found here– http://rikreimert.com/2012/06/04/inspiring-blog-award/ Have a good one!

  8. Good day to you fellow blogger, today I have nominated you for THE ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD!
    CONGRATULATIONS on your great blog, check it out here: http://claratsi.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/one-lovely-blog-award/

    • And a good day to you sir! As always, I’m chuffed to receive recognition. You’ve just reminded me that I received another award recently. Just haven’t had the time to pass it on. I’ll try to get round to that. Thanks again man. :-)

  9. Just stopping by to let you know i’ve bestowed upon you the honour of the One Lovely Blog Award. Good work, really enjoying reading your posts!


  10. Hey there! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Check out my latest post for the info (which will be up ASAP) and keep up the great work!

    • Thanks a lot man. I appreciate it very much. I’ve been getting a lot of awards recently and haven’t had the time to pass them on. Hopefully I’ll get on top of that at some point. Thanks again buddy.

  11. Hi Mark, I can’t see an email contact for you, so I’m reaching out via the comments section! You’ve been nominated to become a member of the Cinematic Consensus Group, a startup film blogging community, by Ruth over at Flixchatter. You can check out what I’m talking about by visiting out site: http://cinematicconsensusgroup.wordpress.com/

    If you’d like to be a part of it, simply get in touch via email and we’ll get you involved, if you’d like!

    • Hi Rodney. Sorry for the late reply but I just found this message in my spam folder. Don’t know how that happened. I’d love to be involved man. I’ll drop by later.

  12. I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award. Follow this link for more. :)

    • Thank you Thomas. I’ve received this quite a few times of late and I’ve added those people’s names under the Award symbol above. I’ll add yours as well. Thanks man.

  13. Hi there,
    I have nominated you for an award. Check it out here: http://claratsi.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/the-liebster-award-claratsi-is-pleased/
    In the interests of community at your leisure take the time to share your award or as I know these things can take some time, check out the other bloggers nominated and share a comment or two. (If you don’t wish to reciprocate or you have already been nominated that’s fine, I know these things take time, just a mention or a visit would be great!)
    Congratulations on having a great blog and thank you for visiting my blog too!

  14. Hey Mark, I was hoping you might be interested in taking part in my next entry of my Blogger interview series. I’ve already interviewed Andy of Andy Watches Movies and Mark of Fast Film Reviews and am currently working on one with Dan from Dan the Man Movie Review. Send me and email at aswinn92@live.com if you’re interested :)

  15. Victor De Leon Says:

    Man, Mark, I thought I was following your blog already! Sorry about that! :D

    • Hey Vic! That’s cool man. I’ve made that very same mistake with others before. Couldn’t work out how I wasn’t getting notifications of their recent stuff. No harm done :-D

  16. Hey,
    Just letting you know that I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

  17. GaryLee828 Says:

    Nice blog! I will definitely be checking out your reviews; check out my blog if you get a chance, as well. :)

    • Cheers Gary. It’s always nice to see a new face around here. Hope to see you get more involved. I’ll swing by your establishment and have a look.

      • GaryLee828 Says:

        Every time I see your blog icon I think it’s a pic of James Franco and I always wonder why he’s looking so mad! lol.

      • LOL. In fairness, this is an older photo of me. I’m a bit more weather beaten and grey haired now. Still, I’m glad the photo has that effect. ;-)

    • Hey thanks man! I don’t normally partake in these things anymore but I’m still grateful whenever they are passed onto me. I normally give someone a little shout-out on my “about me” page as a way of saying thanks. :-)

  18. I like your blog so much!
    I’ve actually really enjoyed reading your reviews, you have such a unique way of expressing your opinion!! I hope you continue to deliver many more amazing reviews :)

    Please check out my blog too ;)

    All the best,

    • Well, thank you very much. It’s always good to hear positive things. Even if you are being overly nice. LOL.
      I do appreciate it, though, and I will swing by your establishment today when I get a chance.

  19. Just paid a visit today, just to see if you posted. but here’s a comment anyway ;)

  20. Greetings from NYC. I look forward to reading your reviews. I enjoy reading reviews like some people enjoy watching sports. :)

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  24. Great blog. I’ve nominated you http://wp.me/p3sWVR-ha

    • Much obliged Laura. I’ll swing by on that link when I get a chance. I don’t normally have the time to pass these on but appreciate them nonetheless. Cheers!! :)

  25. Wow so many awards! I look forward to reading more of your blog :)

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