One of the Madman’s Very Unofficial Top Ten Films Of All Time, without a doubt, is Fight Club. Based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk and brilliantly manifested for the screen by David Fincher, Fight Club was the type of film that defied categorization, somehow addressing and articulating the inexplicable, inchoate anxiety and bullshit and disenchantment of the Modern American […]


27 Mar
A high quality reproduction of the world's cheapest bong

Some might argue that Brad Pitt’s greatest role ever was in Fight Club, and while they’d almost be right they’d actually be wrong. Unarguably Pitt’s most epic performance was as Floyd in True Romance, Dick Ritchie’s ever so laconic stoner roommate. Everyone knew a guy like Floyd, and despite nearly being the cause of death […]


The continuing saga of one girl’s plight with unemployment… and now, she finally has to face her greatest fear: Swimming with Great White Sharks… Read previous posts HERE It’s cool to be an adrenaline junky, like Bodhi taught Johnny Utah to be in Point Break. Remember the look of pure ecstasy on Keanu’s sexy face […]


9 Mar
"I Am Jack's Calvin And Hobbes" by GorillaMask

The kids over at Metaphilm have made a very interesting postulation: you know how the narrator in Fight Club doesn’t have a name? Some think this anonymity is to make him an “everyman”, but Metaphilm posits that’s not the case. What if the narrator is none other than Calvin, he of Calvin & Hobbes fame? […]


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, vol. VIII and vol IX) I’ve taken up babysitting. Until recently, I was absolutely, positively certain I wanted at least two children of my own. It wasn’t even a questionable fact. What […]


30 Jun
Japan's space opera anime coming to live action film in December

That title above either gives you goosebumps like that revelation scene in Fight Club, or you just couldn’t care less (because you clearly don’t know what we’re talking about). There’s really no room for middle ground here. At the beginning of the year we posted the first trailer for Space Battleship Yamato, and this here’s […]


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is David Fincher’s best work since Fight Club, and in the Madman’s opinion superior to the season’s other much-hyped contender Slumdog Millionaire. Watching it is a true cinematic experience, a sprawling adventure that hits all the cues you’re hoping from an epic while dodging the hackneyed red flags of […]

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