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Madame Taunt
Los Angeles
I have an opinion on everything. Ask and ye shall receive.
Interests: fashion, truth, beauty, martinis, daniel craig, the absurdity of life
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And it's a movie with a young Sam Elliot- shirtless and loving the environment- and Ray Milland shoots a snake from a wheelchair. Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at The Mockingbirds
"No doubt about it, Lance is perfect. It's his only flaw." -Jim Rockford, The Rockford Files Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Mockingbirds
Become the lyrics of Bob Seger. Namaste, The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Mockingbirds
My fallopian tubes just tied themselves at the thought of being forced to watch Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz have sex with anyone let alone with each other. If I were going to endure a movie about celebrities making a sex tape, I’d rather catch a repeat of the Tommy Lee and Pam Anderson classic gem. The only thing more sad than any of the aforementioned naked would be the loss of a legend in our own time, the glorious Elaine Stritch. Even you youngin’s know who she is, for she played the wickedly awesome mother of Jack Donaghy on... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Mockingbirds
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Michael Keaton was an intern on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. (Via @mccrabb_will) Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Mockingbirds
"You don't want to go anywhere, and that's why the same shit's going to keep happening to you, because you want it to." -Jean (Carey Mulligan), Inside Llewyn Davis Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
Learn things, become renewed- it's the Mockingbird Way. Sweet dreams and weekend, The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
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Disparaging movie remakes is a cliched and often reductive response to the trend, but when you have zombies running around and Russell Brand pretending to be a charming millionaire drunkard the hate is understandable. Still, there are exceptions- Richard Dreyfuss fighting fires, Jeff Bridges in an eye patch- and sometimes you (I, I'm talking about me) didn't even know that Fatal Attraction was based on a British TV movie. It's the quality of the original that shapes our opinion of the remake, even the idea of a remake, and sometimes your opinion is based on nothing more than the perception... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
Mr. Pop has never had a shirt but you already knew that. There's also a nice bonus cameo from Rosemary Clooney. (Nothing pointless about that.) Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
"I've become the stately homo of heavy metal." -Rob Halford Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
Happy Independence Day! The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
Ah, yes, the Fourth of July. One of the few days of the year that it's publicly accepted to be patriotic without having to own the requisite camouflage and Toby Keith soundtrack. And even though, technically, we separated ourselves on paper from the Brits on July 2, 1776, I will let Baroness von Birthday Girl debate the semantics, as I'm eight margaritas in and can't find my bikini. We take our patriotic binge drinking seriously here at the House that Mock Built. And just in case you forgot why we're actually celebrating the birth of our nation today... It'd be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
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Steven Spielberg turned in Schindler's List to fulfill his Bachelor of Arts requirements at California State University, Long Beach. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
...and the world knew she was the real thing. She had humble beginnings made up of snow days, talking and caffeine. From out of nowhere she dominated kindergarten like a woodpecker from Mars and went on to rule her school years in a way that can only be described as epic, parlaying her knowledge of Chinese arithmetic into a successful law career (no small victory). And while civilization is falling to pieces, she provides a voice of reason, a voice that is witty and intelligent, essential and only slightly mean. She is whatever the opposite of a crack Hitler is.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
"Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for turning me in for murder." -Anthony Bouvier, Designing Women Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
If you have, the first time was 25 years ago. And it was to the Batdance. And Michael Keaton was in a rubber suit. Maybe we can make a case for the good ol' days. The Mockingbirds Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
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We're drowning in nostalgia these days, celebrating the 20th, 25th, 30th, 14th, six month anniversary of every television show, film, and record ever created, and we do this with so many words. All of the words. Sometimes this exercise is insightful and fun, but mostly it's just exploitation and appropriation; there is a recounting of facts but little analysis; there are several "We're so old!" proclamations yet no one speaks to the actual passage of time. Posterity. What of that? Has our incessant dissection destroyed, or at the very least somewhat devalued, the art itself? Are we revering these movies,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
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Nancy Allen and Peter Weller share a birthday. (It was yesterday.) Dead or alive, etc., etc. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
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Circle Gets The Square by Dame Derision I have been told on many occasions that my taste is impeccable. And that’s not just from the Manservants de la Casa Mock. Regardless of if you’ve concurred with my past picks, surely we can come to some sort of compromise that, in fact, you know I’m right and you totally agree. Moonlighting - The chemistry between Cybil Shepherd and Bruce Willis is pure delight and awash with '80s fashion, danger and fun. This is the Bruce Willis before his career was catapulted into the history books with Die Hard when he was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at The Mockingbirds
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"Toot Toot, Beep Beep" said Madame Taunt I am a woman of distinction and taste, but you can't get in 22 hours of television consumption per day without watching things that could be considered of questionable value, lacking in intelligence, devoid of artfulness and dribbled with cheese. And it is to this I say: So's your face. Hey, confession is good for the soul! Snapped- I will spare you my rant on the insidiousness of assigning goodness to the nature of gender and its corresponding role(s) for now but embracing the evil and duplicitous side of the Female is progress,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at The Mockingbirds