BOSTON (CBS) – A chill in the air; gridlock on the Mass Pike; the distinctive aroma of a turkey in the oven. To these telling signs of another Thanksgiving at hand, add one more – our annual picks for the biggest local, national and pop-culture turkeys of the year. These are the people, products, and companies that distinguished themselves through dumb behavior or epic failure. In no particular order, here are a few of 2018’s biggest pop-culture turkeys: The sudden death of Life Itself The movie Life Itself opened this fall with a great cast, including Olivia Wilde, Annette Benning and Antonio Banderas, and backing from Amazon, possessors of the Midas touch. But Life Itself died a quick, decisive death, never recovering from one of the worst opening weekends at the box office ever. The critics hated its clichéd story of a too-cute New York City couple and their melodramatic journey through life. One said sitting through it made her “pray for death.” Dialogue like this didn’t help: “Maybe the heroes and villains of our stories are just day players in a much bigger movie.” Memo to Hollywood: no one talks like that in real life itself. Ever. The descent… Read full this story
- Trump Threatens 'Large Sanctions' On Turkey Over Imprisoned Christian Pastor
- Trump: Imposing 'Large Sanctions on Turkey' for Detaining Pastor Brunson
- Trump says US will impose 'large sanctions' on Turkey for detaining American pastor
- Focus: Pop culture a prominent issue in trademark case
- Relax with our favorite long reads of 2018
- The 2018 World Press Photo of the Year Contest Winners
- Sony World Photography Awards 2018: Overall Winners Revealed
- Fort Worth to adopt race and culture report, but what’s next?
- Pardoning turkeys, Cooper isn’t NC’s 1st governor to save animals from the dinner table
- Live blog: Midterm election 2018 updates, news and analysis
Keller @ Large: The Top Pop Culture Turkeys Of 2018 have 298 words, post on boston.cbslocal.com at November 20, 2018. This is cached page on NGHONG. If you want remove this page, please contact us.