25 – The Brothers Grimm

Your third-or-fourth-favorite movie-related podcast is back for 2018, baby! The Why Watch crew welcomes in the new year with a pretty crappy Terry Gilliam jaunt, 2005’s The Brothers Grimm starring Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, and a whole bunch of wasted talent. There’s a whole magical forest’s worth of problems to dissect in this film, from the rambling plot to the sketchy characters to the ill-defined curse that the grotesque bones of all this hangs upon. On the bright side, there’s a hot buttered rum drink to keep everyone feeling drunk and warm and fuzzy, and everyone has some different ideas about how they’d make a better movie using the basic beans of this one. As always, rate us on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher, like us at facebook.com/whywatchpodcast, and visit us online at dratpack.com. BEANS!


  • 2 oz amber rum
  • 2 tbsp butter batter*
  • 3 oz boiling water
  • 1 pat unsalted butter

*Butter Batter

  • 1 stick softened unsalted butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • .5 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 pinch salt

Cream all batter ingredients together and refrigerate overnight. Place batter in bottom of a pre-heated mug. Add rum and then water. Stir until batter is dissolved and float butter pat on top of the drink.

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