The best way to enjoy a Travis Scott Meal is to eat it on your bedroom floor with Astroworld playing and the AC running. The Quarter Pounder was really kind of onion forward. They didn’t use those tiny, little chopped-up onions they put on Happy Meal burgers; these were big, oniony onions. The acid bite of the pickles paired with the smoky bacon atop a pleasantly spongy bun should have pulled off some sort of Houston-adjacent, Texas-BBQ effect. Unfortunately, fast-food bacon is usually a disappointment and rarely worth the upcharge, and here it was crispy, brittle, and tasted of all salt, no pig. In 2018, McDonald’s switched the patties in its Quarter Pounders to “100% fresh” beef, and honestly, I prefer the fakey flavor of the old kind of patty, which I believe is still being used in Big Macs. This was probably just a one-off, but the bubbles in that medium Sprite did not hit hard enough. I dare say, it was almost flat. I usually avoid McDonald’s Sprite … [Read more...] about What’s All the Hype About the ‘Travis Scott Meal’ at McDonald’s? Vulture Investigates.
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The Goya’s a dupe, but that shade is real. Those two syllables — Har-rods — are fighting for their lives to get out of John David Washington’s mouth! The condescension in that scene — you’d think Harrods just filed for bankruptcy, not Brooks Brothers! What does Nolan have against the London department store? Who hurt him there, or who there hurt him? Harrods might as well be the Trump White House, Orlando during spring break, or Murray Hill on a weekend, the way Tenet casts it. And by that I mean: the worst place on the face of the fucking earth. (Poor Goya, I guess? I’m not sure he deserved this.) … [Read more...] about This One Line from
The Beach: This is one of maybe three films that do not entirely fit my theory. However, even Einstein’s theories had holes. So please grant me a bit of slack here. Leo is hot in this movie, and he lives. I’m sorry. But remember: Science is always evolving, changing, adapting to new information. By 2020 standards, Leo in The Beach is hot. But in 100 years, teens may watch The Beach and say, “No. This is not a hot man.” … [Read more...] about Leonardo DiCaprio Won’t Let Himself Be Hot Onscreen Without Dying
Do you remember where you were in your life when you first heard about this movie and this role?Smoke with Harvey Keitel. It was really early on in my career. This audition for Romeo + Juliet came up, and every young actor in town was vying for this role. I think I auditioned for it six times. And the very last time, I remember being in the room with Baz, and he had this video camera and we were doing the Queen Mab speech. And by the end, I was laying upside down on a desk with the camera right in my face. I was like, “Man … man … if I don’t get this job …” Luckily, I got this job. And it was the first time in my career I got two jobs around the same time. I got this and a job called Blood and Wine with Jack Nicholson. Everybody was fighting for my time. The whole thing was kind of amazing and surreal. … [Read more...] about Harold Perrineau Answers Every Question We Have About
Upon the news of her death, writers shared their own stories of meeting Rigg. “Circa the GoT s3 premiere, I found myself in an elevator w/Dame Diana Rigg, wrapped from head-to-toe in wool to stave off a bad cold,” Rolling Stone TV critic Alan Sepinwall tweeted. “‘I’m looking for the chemist,’ she told me. ‘I believe his name is … Duane?’” (We’ll guess she meant a Duane Reade pharmacy.) Vulture’s Mark Harris shared his own story on Twitter. “2 years ago I sat next to Diana Rigg at a Tonys party. She was in My Fair Lady–at 80,” he wrote. “She told me it was a great role because she could get tons of reading done btw scenes. Then she gave me her phone and said, ‘Find Uber on this and get me the hell out of here.’” … [Read more...] about 5 Incredible Diana Rigg Stories