You might remember The Elf from a little column she wrote here at Lost In a Supermarket called Bureaucracy for Breakfast, where she unloaded on the wolrd the various trials and tribulations of being an unemployed woman in the nadir of an economic recession. It made us laugh, a lot of people responded, and she’s [...]


22 Jul
A Sundance award-winning allegory of loss and redemption

Fox Searchlight’s Another Earth is directed by Mike Cahill and opens today, Friday July 22nd in Los Angeles and New York City, and on July 28th nationwide. Madman Mundt Another Earth is the type of film where you have to get the premise out of the way immediately, as it requires a temporary suspension of [...]


6 Jul
John C. Reilly, and very little else, is worth watching

Read The Elf’s review of Terri, screened courtesy of the Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF) Obese, outcast teenager with a crap home life finds redemption and a sense of self through a caring teacher. No, it’s not Precious. It’s Terri. This time the put-upon teen (Jacob Wysocki) is a pasty white male who wears pajamas [...]


15 Mar
Even if she gets a leg chopped off, she'll make it funny...

For the last nine months our very own Elf has been writing about her continuing saga of being laid off and unemployed for LIAS. Her column, Bureaucracy for Breakfast, was picked by Chelsea Handler’s Borderline Amazing Comedy website as a featured blog, and now The Elf is trying to turn her adventures into a book. [...]


2 Dec
Sophia Coppola releases a serious cinematic turd

Madman Mundt and the Elf breakdown Sofia Coppola’s latest, Somewhere. The film is out in limited release in the US on December 22nd. The Elf As I write this, there’s a little mantra running through my head: I WILL NOT BE SNARKY. I will not say that Sofia Coppola’s movies get made because her dad [...]


20 Nov
Madman Mundt and The Elf discuss all things Aronofsky

Madman Mundt and the Elf were guests at last week’s AFI Fest and attended the Los Angeles premier of Black Swan. This is their collaborative review. Black Swan is out in the US on December 1st. The Elf: I’m a sucker for a dance movie. Ballet specifically. Whether it’s Fame, Flashdance, Center Stage (starring a [...]


The continuing saga of one girl’s plight with unemployment…(read vol I,  vol II, vol III, vol IV, vol V,  vol VI, vol VII and vol. VIII) Last week my dad gave me some career/life advice. It went something like this: Dad: Honey, I’m real proud of your writing. Me: Thanks dad! Dad: How’s the job [...]


If you love the always awesome Chad Vader, and you love geeks dressed up in costume, and you especially love Dragon Con, then this video is custom made for you. Chad visits arguably the nerdiest place on Earth and knocks down costume after costume in rapidfire format, 75 in 2 minutes. I’m not sure if [...]

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