The Grinch Musical: Matthew Morrison Farts, Judges Your Ugly Couch in NBC’s Holiday Production — Grade It!

RELATED STORIES Hatewatchers had their tweeting thumbs at the ready on Wednesday as NBC lifted the curtain on Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical. But was this updated production of the 2006 Broadway show really the cringefest that many expected? Let’s investigate. Sure, the sight of Matthew Morrison in the iconic character’s green skin and thicc […]

Water Cooler: Thanksgiving, Creed II, Widows, Aquaman, The Grinch, Lord of the Rings, Fantastic Beasts, Final Table, Princess Switch, Hail Hydra

On the November 26, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to about what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, […]

How ‘The Grinch’ Sent a Brilliant Make-Up Artist Into Therapy

The make-up job for the live-action 2000 version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas was notoriously arduous. Jim Carrey compared the eight-hour process to “being buried alive,” and the production nearly came to a screeching halt because of how much the actor hated the make-up. But what about the poor make-up artist on the other side […]

How the ‘Grinch bots’ stole Christmas

Resellers have existed since way before the internet. But with the surge of online shopping, they have found the perfect weapon to aid their business: bots, automated software that can add products to a virtual cart and purchase them faster than any human. Even if your browser autofills personal information, like your address and credit […]

Why Grinch Bots Are the Most 2017 Story of 2017

Good tech gone bad! Nefarious nerds! Dubious online platforms! Predatory late-capitalism! Imagine if every tech and business motif from the past 12 months gathered to celebrate an end-of-year reunion in a single story. This is that story. It is the story of the Fingerlings and the Grinch bots. We begin, as Christmas stories sometimes do, […]

Friday Ratings: Trolls Trump Grinch, Give NBC a 33-Month Time Slot High

NBC’s broadcast of something called DreamWorks Trolls Holiday led the holiday Friday pack, scoring a 1.4 demo rating to go with its 5.2 million total viewers. The Trolls in fact gave NBC its best non-Olympics numbers in the Fridays-at-8:30 time slot since Feb. 20, 2015, while also netting this TV season’s best Kids 2-11 rating […]