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Madame Taunt
Los Angeles
I have an opinion on everything. Ask and ye shall receive.
Interests: Movies, things that are good, more movies, Metallica, beauty, truth
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"I intend to live forever, or die trying." -Groucho Marx Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Mockingbirds
Just something to think about (the headband). The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Mockingbirds
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There was another list made this week, this one made up of critics declaring which films are America's best. Like all attempts to evaluate and rank art, it was overly reductive, exclusive, contrarian, obnoxious, pretentious, and wrong. There was an excellent breakdown and rebuttal of the whole endeavor, but I'd argue the more wrong a list, the better it is. It inspires you to think about what you value, what you love, what you hate, and what you watch when you want to feel something. Placing Pulp Fiction higher than Touch of Evil or putting Forrest Gump in the same... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Mockingbirds
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Critics were polled on the best American movies and came up with this. Okay then. It is a list that contains no Finks, no Chigurhs, no McDunnoughs, making it not a list at all. Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
"At least Hannibal Lecter is not my therapist." -Madame Taunt Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
GET SOME RIGHTEOUS FEMINISM IN YA BEFORE THE WEEKEND AND CONTINUE DOING SO IF YOU FEEL LIKE IT WE KNOW YOU DO. -The Fucking Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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I learned nothing from Dr. Lecter this week because the experts at the National Broadcasting Company have not only cancelled Hannibal: It's Really About Love but also moved it to Saturday nights, a decision that is unspeakably rude. This whole situation illuminates the lack of taste present in our culture and the general public's unwillingness to accept anything challenging unless maybe it has been anointed with the sheen of premium cable or the approval of the godforsaken tastemaker. Life is a horror show so why not let the evil of the world be distilled into something beautiful, strange, darkly funny... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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Charles Levin, who played the character of Coco in the pilot for The Golden Girls, was also the actor rehearsing Alvie Singer's play at the end of Annie Hall. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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"...when I do go out, people always want to touch my hair. It happens every time." -David Lynch Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
Sometimes you need to spend some time getting healed spiritually so you take the night off from elaborate feasting and cannibal puns to hang out with some righteous musicians (but of course you DVR the elaborate feasting and cannibal puns because you can not miss it). Also, Hannibal would never eat Vernon Reid. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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It's been one of those centuries where everything is just a little bit off, a little bit confusing, anarchic in a way that just doesn't feel fun. New stuff is actually old stuff with all the good stuff taken out. Humanity is regressing as technology progresses (right) and everyone has turned so far inward that they're just running in circles and shouting like robots with their heads cut off. I thought collective psychosis would be a little more exciting, dramatically conceived, with extreme angles and shadows and characters you can't shake. Instead it's mostly just tiresome and full of things... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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Stanley Kubrick showed the Eraserhead to the cast of The Shining before filming to get them in the right mindset. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
"Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." -Albert Einstein Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
Get your patriotism on. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
Take notes. And say hi to Hannibal. The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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Always take your shoes off when entering the home of the cannibal you plan to beat the holy hell out of, please. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
It's Friday, we've been drunk over here at The Mock Casbah for hours (read: days) and tomorrow is Inde-fuckin-pendence Day. If you come across one of those rednecks rockin' the confederate flag touting their patriotism, feel free to hit them with a little shot of history. Or a punch in the face. Celebrate hard, fuckers, Dame Derision Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
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There is that story, somewhere, about a tiny baby floating down a river who was rescued by a loving but simple family and raised to be a very tan and very vocal member of the NRA. That's basically what happened in the case of Baroness von Jeer, except she wasn't floating so much as talking in the backseat of a station wagon, espousing theories on medieval literature and how it was affected by birth rates, familial politics and the monastery. It was weird. What's nice is she didn't get into guns but rather judging people. She does this because she... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at The Mockingbirds
"You can't imagine how stupid the whole world has grown nowadays." -Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at The Mockingbirds