All that I am, all that I ever was…

I am more than my mental health. I am more than my homelessness. I am more than any one aspect of me. I am Addy. And this is…


Minimal Movie Monday


For those of you who have been living under a rock (like I pretty much have been for several years :p) the idea behind a minimal movie poster is to capture the essence of a film as minimalistically as possible.

The idea behind this post is to put that to the test.

Below are twelve Minimal Movie Posters that have had their title/cast cunningly removed. How many can you identify? For if the artists have done their job properly, it should be all of them!

Oh, and just to be a little naughty, one of the posters is for a television series…but I’m not gonna tell you which one! :p

Minimal Movie Poster Montage

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Movie Monday: Ten decades, ten films…

You are about to be marooned on a (semi) deserted island for one year.

You know you’re about to be marooned on a semi-deserted island for one year because you’ve paid someone to ship you to the Lost island. The reason you’ve paid someone to ship you to the Lost island doesn’t need to be explained (as nothing to do with this island needs to be satisfactorily explained!) :p

To keep you from going insane you have to take one movie from each decade between 1920 -2010. There’s no real reason why you’re only allowed one film per decade, you just have to accept it.

What (and why) do you choose?


~ My Desert Island Decatet ~

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1920s – Sherlock Jr.
…because it’s the first Buster Keaton I ever saw (so lots of good memories attached!)
Plus, I’m gonna need to laugh!

1930s – The Wizard of Oz
…because it’s one of my favourite movies of all time.
Plus, I’m gonna need to sing!

1940s – Citizen Kane
…because it’s the greatest movie of all time! (Vertigo is nothing compared to this!)
Plus, I’m gonna need to be inspired.

1950s – Roman Holiday
…because it’s one of the greatest romantic comedies of all time.
Plus, I’m gonna need me some Audrey Hepburn.

1960s – Psycho
…because I wasn’t able to choose Shadow of  a Doubt, Rear Window or The 39 Steps.
Plus, I’m gonna need me some Hitchcock.

1970s – The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
…because it’s the greatest ever Sherlock Holmes adaptation.
Plus, I’m gonna need me some Holmes and Wilder.

1980s – My Neighbour Totoro
…because it’s the greatest animated movie of all time!
Plus, I’m gonna need to dance (to that awesome theme tune!)

1990s – Fight Club
…because it’s one of my favourite movies of all time.
Plus, I’m gonna need to know how to make soap.

2000s – Secretary
…because it’s a film I have an immensely complicated love/hate relationship with.
Plus, I’m gonna need me some Maggie Gyllenhaal.

2010s – The Avengers
…because after so many serious films I think a mindless actioner is in order.
Plus, I’m gonna need me some Whedon (and Johansson!)

Posters 2

So? Over to you…


Movie Monday: Where are all the female superheroes?


Captain America…Thor…The Incredible Hulk…Batman…Green Arrow…Iron Man…Spider-Man…Green Lantern…Ghost Rider…Green Hornet…Superman…so many superheros, so many testicles…yet so very few women!

Regardless of how much I enjoy superhero movies, the number of men with bulging biceps and throaty voices rushing around to save the world is seriously starting to annoy me. It seems that every month we have yet another superhero willing to put their penis on the line to prove, once and for all, that only men are capable of being the ‘hero’. That women, with the occasional bit-playing exception (Black Widow, Catwoman) are merely objects to be saved (and ultimately bedded) by the superior male gender.

What utter insulting, annoying, sexist crap!

With the influx of superhero movies over the last several years, I think it’s about time female superheroes started to get a better piece of the action. So for today’s Movie Monday, I present six female superheroes I’d like to see headline their own movie (and prove once and for all that women can – and do – save the world!)

Hawkgirl She-Ra Spider-Girl Squirrel Girl SupergirlTank Girl

Are you sick of the invasion of male superheroes and think it’s about time we had some kick-ass women saving the world?
If so, who would you like to see on-screen. If not, what exactly do you have against female superheroes?


Movie Monday: A few of my favorite movies…

Ever since deciding to partake in daily memes on this blog I’ve been searching for something to do on Mondays. After months of searching the Interwebs and being wholly uninspired by what I found, I’ve decided to create my own. Or rather to just simply dedicate Mondays to be about one of my favourite things…movies.

Whether it is sharing my favourite movies, venting over various films I can’t stand or focussing on a single aspect of film-making that inspires and or interests me, each and every Monday feel free to join me with a barrel of popcorn for an exciting adventure into all things motion picture related. Switching off your mobile is optional, but if it goes off during the post, prepare to be scolded :p

For my inaugural Movie Monday I’ve decided to share ten movies that I absolutely adore…but rather than simply tell you the name of the movie, I’m sharing the one line IMDB synopsis. All you have to do is work out what the movie is.

Simple :p

What movie am I?

Movie Quiz

1. “A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down a serial killer.

2. “A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers’ lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.

3. “A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.

4. “When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby.

5. “A new kid in town assembles a fledgling rock band – together, they achieve their dreams and compete against the best in a battle of the bands.

6. “A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

7. “After death, people have just one week to choose only one memory to keep for eternity.

8. “A young woman discovers her visiting “Uncle Charlie” may not be the man he seems to be.

9. “A young woman starts working for a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.

10. “A group of very different individuals with different ideas of how to face the end come together as the world is expected to end in six hours at the turn of the century.

~ Clicking each line will whistle you away to the IMDB entry so you can find out all about the movie in question ~

So what movies do you love? Feel free to share the titles (or synopses, if you feel like being quizzical) in the comments or, if you like, in a blog post of your own :)