publication date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 (part of Summer 2021)

category: Movies

clue: According to Scott Hardie's thoroughly negative review, this actress's 2005 movie went south as soon as Shirley MacLaine started playing her wacky grandmother.

explanation: Stiles and MacLaine co-starred in Carolina. more…

intended difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Denise Sawicki, and Mike Eberhart

trivia: Funeratic dates movies according to their widest American release, and Carolina wasn't seen in the U.S. until 2005. However, it did play in some theaters in Europe in 2003, so IMDb considers it a 2003 film, and many other websites draw the release date from IMDb. LaVonne Lemler pointed out to Scott that players might be searching online for Shirley MacLaine movies from the wrong year, making the goo harder than intended. He agreed but decided to leave the goo alone since it was nearing its expiration date.

Thirteen Colonies Week: Have some apple pie, watch some fireworks, and celebrate America's birthday with these seven goos inspired by the names of the original colonies, but beware that several of them deceptively refer to other states entirely.

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