American Horror Story

2014 Was the Year of Washed-Up, Age-Obsessed, Age-Oppressed Actors on Film and TV

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Narcissism and Hollywood often seem synonymous. Not only do actors, as they’re stereotyped, get caught in paralytic reflection-gazing, but so too does the industry from which they’re born. You can feel the giddiness of a film or TV show when it engages in its own act of narcissism: self-parody. It often becomes scathing, pointed — and electric. 2014 has been particularly full of exquisite self-parody in the film and TV mediums.
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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: RIP Twisty

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There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This round: Boardwalk goes out with a bang while Key & Peele try their hand at a PSA.
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The Scariest Movie Clowns, Ranked

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They’re supposed to entertain us, but they often terrify us. What happens when a clown trades the role of a fool for that of a killer? American Horror Story: Freak Show is currently exploring the creepy clown archetype. John Carroll Lynch’s portrayal of Twisty the Clown, whose clown bag you definitely don’t want to look inside of, has already secured the titles of murderer and kidnapper. Inspired by Twisty’s truly terrible ways, we decided to explore cinema’s creepiest clowns—those who hide something dark under their makeup and are in the killing business rather than the laughing business.
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Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Earwax or the Badness of ‘Titanic’ : Links You Need to See

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Have you seen those nifty black cotton swabs from Muji? They look really cool — well, about as cool as cotton swabs can look — but they actually suck. The whole point of cleaning your ears is looking at the resulting honey-colored gunk, a pleasure that’s wholly denied by the black cotton swabs! But, apparently, we shouldn’t even be cleaning our ears, regardless of the color of the cotton swabs.
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Overanalyzing the ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Trailer

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Nobody watches Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story for consistency: apart from the anthology show’s varied settings and levels of quality from season to season, individual episodes and characters waver with such gusto that it can sometimes feel like we’re watching American Horror Story: Foreign Policy. So to predict, from a mere one-minute trailer, what the fuck is going to happen on the next season of TV’s worst self-editor seems like a wildly futile task. But it is a wildly futile task that simply must be taken on.
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