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- Kim Kardashian sucks.
- I miss watching crappy movies on airplanes.
- A tiny Supermarket scan diatribe.
- Preparations for election night.
- Good riddance for Halloween.
Where do airplane movies go when you’re not traveling? I’m asking this question as I watched the most airplane movie of all airplane movies last week, the Roald Dahl remake The witches in the comfort of my home, and that didn’t feel right.
Anne Hathaway deserves a second chance on a plane
It’s not that I wish I had seen the movie, in which Anne Hathaway plays a witch who wants to turn all the kids into mice and then run them over (and that’s basically Melania Trump, but that’s a whole different story. ), in a cinema. Oh, I would have been annoyed that I spent the time and effort doing this.
It is not a film that is good, nor bad. It’s neither stupid enough nor scary enough to be worth it, but Hathaway is just campy enough that it isn’t a waste of time. This is precisely the film that would be brought up by elevation. Give me a tiny bottle of chardonnay, a wave high altitude, and lower standards when there’s nowhere to go and nothing to do but watch a 5 inch screen within a foot of your face.
A list of movies that I LOVED through this viewing experience that I’m not sure deserved the breathless praise I showered them on landing / may in fact have been bad: Little, good boys, how to be single, The second best exotic Marigold hotel, Wife, The Meg, Mark, At the sea, Pepper mint. These movies, of course, are spiritual cousins of the “he came on a cable channel on a rainy Sunday afternoon and only lasted 20 minutes, so I watched and enjoyed” the genre anyway. (See: Jennifer Lopez’s Second act or A quiet place, for example.)
Everyone is worried about the effect of theater closures on the industry, which, just worry. But what about the sharp drop in viewing of airplane films? Anne Hathaway as a witch deserves a second chance at a mile high.
The fatal flaw with supermarket sweeping
Now that the usual balm of watching HGTV before bed has been torpedoed by the realization that the couple can’t move into the Craftsman’s House which is sort of both five bedrooms and only $ 110,000 as it doesn’t. No third garage or designated piece of wrapping paper is almost / definitely MAGA supporters about to decorate their new lawn with Trump 2020 signs … I had to dramatically change my viewing habits of “brainless television”.
If one of National Hero Guy Fieri’s shows doesn’t hit the food web, it means, for many of us over the summer, a frenzy of episodes of Supermarket scan on Netflix and, now, is celebrating the Leslie Jones-hosted reboot that recently began airing Sundays on ABC.
Upon reboot, Jones’ fangirl enthusiasm is contagious, the grocery-related trivia games are just as special as before, and the competitor’s sweeping strategies are more infuriating than ever. (Why aren’t they doing well for the turkeys ??? !!!) But because I can never let beautiful things be, here’s a huge gripe: the contestants are too ready!
The happiness of Supermarket scan reruns is how embarrassing the contestants were back then, from their terrible hair to their horrible clothes and their plethora of tooth shapes. The reboot’s contestants are as ready to shoot as if they were going from grocery shopping to casting their own reality show as soon as production ends. Their personalities are through the roof, which certainly brings energy. But it’s too much.
Bring it back Supermarket scan Magic. Bring the frump back.
Wine and Cheese and Rachel Maddow and Anxiety
Now that celebrities are in their final days shouting at us on Instagram about a voting plan, it’s time to move on to the next vital concern: what’s your election night TV viewing plan. ?
Is your therapist joining you for the night via Zoom? How many bottles of wine have you bought and is there a concrete answer to the question “How many is enough?” What food are you going to stress out? Or are you someone who can’t eat at the end of the world, in which case who will be there to make sure you stay fed enough to survive the potential apocalypse?
Are you the type to stick to the TV no matter how many days or weeks it takes to sort it out? Are you the type to scroll Twitter until your soul leaves your body in protest? Or are you the type to skip the news entirely to take care of yourself? (In this case, avoid House hunters… it can be a trigger!)
Me? I will print this ad and hang it on the wall as a reminder of what lies on the other side of it all. This is what will make me pass:
So long, Halloween season
Halloween is happening this weekend! Gross! In any case, if there is one good thing about this horrible vacation, it is the opportunity to revisit the better New York Times correction there never was.
His home: The most original and possibly the best horror film I have seen this year. (Friday on Netflix)
Mum: It has slowly become one of my favorite comedies on television. (Thursday on CBS)
Race in America: our vote counts: The stars of Bravo, surprisingly, deliver one of the most interesting voting specials of this season. (Sunday on Bravo)
Seekers of truth: It’s not that good. (They asked for the truth!) (Friday on Amazon)
Holidate: About as much fun as this pun. (Now on Netflix)
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