tampabeeatch
TampaBabaYaga (Name changes reflect identity crisis)
tampabeeatch
Nov 27
7

I think the amazing thing about "The Grinch" is that it's one of the worst looking big budget movies ever made. The red and green lighting sears the eyeballs and the whole thing looks like the lens is covered in Vaseline, before you even get to the problems with it as an actual movie

Nov 27
6

The addition of that joke where the fish is so surprised by Horton that he pulls out a gun and shoots himself = perfect Clampett. Read more

Nov 27
9

“I got the fever, and the only cure is more presents!” ~ The Grinch (Christopher Walken), Tim Burton’s Grinch

Nov 27
16

I don’t think Gladiator was a hit on the strength of Crowe’s star power, as he was really just known as that guy from LA Confidential at best. And the swords-and-sandals genre was dead, plus I don’t think Ridley’s name was that big of a sell either unless chestbursters were gonna start popping up in Ancient Rome. Read more

Nov 27
85

Tom, if you’re looking for a follow-up feature as you enter the home stretch with this one, may I suggest a year by year breakdown of the biggest film financial failures (i.e. greatest difference between budget and return). You can call it The Popcorn Chumps.

Nov 27
23

Don’t forget the most important outcome of MI:II; Dougray Scott was contracted to play the bad guy, and had to bow out of this silly superhero film X-men. Read more

Nov 27
53

Ron Howard film style is so very much the opposite of a weird and eccentric movie, that this movie was destined to be bad. He tried too hard. One wonders if giving this to Tim Burton may have worked (say what you want about his current output, but younger Tim knew how to put some heart into weird) and maybe even save Read more

Nov 26
25

My husband and I watched this last night. I found many aspects of it delightful and refreshing, except for...um...the entire storyline of Harper being a gaslighting abusive asshole. Romcoms have long gripped feverishly onto their “yes this is clearly an abusive relationship, but *squeeeee!*” torch, and this one is no Read more

Nov 23
3

After my father left us for another woman in another city, my mother was either working two jobs to make ends meet or working one job and taking classes at night so she could get a better-paying job, so I ate a lot of TV dinners and frozen burritos growing up. We weren’t living high on the hog with those “Hefty Man” Read more

Nov 21
2

I currently have a whole mini gourd family on one of my bookcases, thanks to Husband: a white mini pumpkin named Ghost of Umberto (the original succumbed to rot) , a mini squash as Bride of Umberto, and a mini mini named Umbertoo. They all have faces and appropriate hairdos drawn on them. Read more

Nov 21
3

Swanson always made the best TV dinners! The stuffing under the turkey was tasty. Patio used to make mean a Mini Taco Rice and Bean TV dinner. Long live the aluminum tray!

Nov 20
6

Thousands of miles? I'd settle for being able to safely travel thousands of yards to get to all the great Chicago restaurants that aren't walking distance from me.

Nov 20
2

‘Earlier this week I received a package from Taco Bell. Within this package, chaos reigned. There were Taco Bell-branded mini pumpkins, a Taco Bell Jenga-style game, a Taco Bell Friendsgiving wreath, a very flattering hot sauce packet track suit, and a bunch of plates and glasses (all Taco Bell-themed). It was a Read more

Nov 20
3

It’s also a good way to get rid of the last 1/4 of the bag of chips that’s all broken or getting stale.

Nov 20
8

I actually make a taco casserole that’s sort of similar to this. Layer corn chips, taco meat, refried beans, and cheese in a loaf pan and bake, then top with shredded lettuce, salsa, and sour cream.