I am very excited to interview Katrina Hill, the woman behind the popular blog, Action Flick Chick. I met Katrina on Twitter last year and we enjoyed many lively discussions about our taste in movies. Our tweets about the differences between Action Chick Flicks or Action Flicks with Chicks is the inspiration for my upcoming series on Action Chick Flicks.
Katrina took time out of her busy schedule to talk to me about action flicks, zombies, Schwarzenegger and even chick flicks.
BLOG, BLOGGING AND THE INTERNET
Hello Katrina. How are you doing today?
I’m doing great! How about yourself?
I am great and very excited to have this opportunity to talk to you. Tell my readers a little bit about yourself. Who is the The Action Flick Chick?
She is an awesome woman who reviews movies based on their action, not the plot. Okay, so I still talk about the plot some, but I score each film based on how much action is in them. The Action Flick Chick also keeps you informed on all the upcoming attractions, convention news, and interviews. She will straight up kick you in the ass!
How did you start blogging and when did you start the Action Flick Chick blog?
I started blogging accidentally really. My friends started their own website, www.rocketllama.com, and I wanted to help out in some way. So I decided to write a review of the action in Rambo IV (because it’s so awesome). I had no intentions of creating my own site or even doing the reviews for a long time, but then they started getting a lot of hits.
I wrote my first review about 2 years ago, and decided to branch off into my own Action Flick Chick site about 1 ½ years ago.
Wow! You have come a long way in a very short time. Are you a full-timer blogger?
I am a full-time blogger in the sense that it takes up enough time to be a full time job. However, I am still working another job to supplement the income from the website for now.
Congratulations are in order… You just reached the big 100,000 followers on Twitter. And you are on the Top 10 of Twitter Grader’s The Most Powerful Women on Twitter. How does this happen?
I’m not sure how that happened, myself! I try to tweet movie news and all my articles that I put on my website. I also like to interact with my followers and throw out questions that I then compile the answers to in a blog post.
So people aren’t just reading about what I ate for lunch or what happened to me at the grocery store that day, they are able to read legit news and reviews if they want to, or interact and have a conversation.
MOVIES & MOVIE STARS
Why action flicks and not some other genre?
I love, love, love action movies! They are so much fun! And I didn’t feel like they were getting the proper respect on the internet when I first started blogging. Sure, there are a ton of people out there who love action films like I do, but I didn’t know of anyone focusing specifically on that genre.
I have to admit, there are a few action movies that I like too. (especially if they star Hugh Jackman). What is it about action movies that you love and gets your blood pumping?
Hands down the ass kicking! I don’t get to see most kinds of action in real life like explosions or someone getting their ass handed to them (I’m okay with not seeing that IRL though). Action movies are a way to see all those cool things and to also see some stuff that is impossible, but still cool.
Tell me, what is your all time favorite action flick and how many times have you seen it?
Tremors! (Even though it’s not really a true “action” film). I’ve seen this film at least a 100 times, if not more. I’ve been watching it for over a decade.
So, who is your favorite male action movie star?
Arnold Schwarzenegger is my favorite classic action star. He has the best one liners and a ton of great movies under his belt. My favorite action star that is still working right now though is Jason Statham! He’s a transporter, mechanic, and likes to crank things up!
I am starting a series blog posts next week about Action Chick Flicks. I would love to know who is your favorite female action star?
Angelina Jolie has recently become my favorite female action stars. She keeps pumping out the action films. She’s great in that role and does a lot of the stunts herself.
The Expendables brought together some big name action stars like, Stallone, Bruce Willis, even Arnold, which female stars would you like to see together in an action movie?
I would love to see a team of female action stars: Michelle Rodriguez, Angelina Jolie, Mila Jovovich, Chloe Moretz, and Maggie Q.
Are there any recent or upcoming action flicks that you are looking forward to seeing?
I am curious and yet scared of Sanctum, just because I have a problem with seeing people trapped under water. I am looking forward to Unknown only because Liam Neeson is in it, and I hope he kicks a lot of ass.
Spring and Summer Releases… I am also looking forward to Sucker Punch. Battle: Los Angeles looks like it will have great action, Drive Angry looks fun, and The Green Hornet looks like it has some potential.
Besides action and horror movies, what other genre of movies do you enjoy
I like…what else is there besides action and horror? Oh, I love comedies. I love to laugh.
When you are not blogging and being the awesome Action Flick Chick, what do you do with your free time for fun?
In what little free time that I have, I play video games and read graphic novels. I also like to travel a lot and go to a lot of conventions. And of course, I watch a lot of movies! I mix it up with plenty of action movies and some comedies.
Since I am the Chick Flicks Chick, I have to ask: Is there a chick flicks that you have enjoyed? Which one?
Sigh. Okay… I will admit that I enjoy America’s Sweethearts and Wimbledon. I like everyone in those films and they crack me up.
THE FUTURE OF THE ACTION FLICK CHICK
What is next for the Action Flick Chick? For you and your blog?
World domination? Other than that, I am working on getting more YouTube videos and skits out there on my channel. Some zombie skits and more!
This was so much fun. I enjoyed talking to a fellow movie blogger and film fan.
You can find Katrina at:
@actionchick on Twitter