Do you groan when a romantic comedy ends with one lead character making a mad dash in pursuit of the other? The “race for your love” denouement (as classified by TV Tropes) is definitely overused in the movies, but it’s also so common now that it’s almost more of an expected convention rather than a problematic cliche. That doesn’t mean it’s not great… Continue reading Watch Anne Hathaway and Seth Meyers Spoof Rom-Com Endings
Suggested alternate title: Love in the Time of Cynicism.
From the moment you see Jimmy Shive-Overly (Chris Geere) taking pictures of his junk during a wedding toast, it’s pretty clear You’re the Worst doesn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. To wit, Jimmy is mid-waltz with the bride—his ex—when he informs her he’s only come to her wedding to gawk at the imminent “disaster” of love and marriage.
The surly new half-hour rom-com from… Continue reading ‘You’re the Worst’ gives the rom-com formula a mild case of crabs
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Can Paula Patton become Hollywood’s next romantic comedy heroine?
She’s taking her shot this weekend with the release of “Baggage Claim.” In it, she plays a flight attendant who, prompted by her younger sister’s engagement, uses her travel privileges to criss-cross the… Continue reading Is Paula Patton America's Next Rom-Com Queen?
Tina Fey (‘Date Night’, 30 Rock) and Paul Rudd (‘I Love You Man’, ‘Knocked Up’) star in ‘Admission’, the new film directed by… Read More
Every rom-com lover knows that the cosmos were seriously aligned to (finally) bring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd together for the upcoming comedy, “Admission.” So, it makes sense that you’re anxiously awaiting their romantic rendezvous. Luckily for you, we have… Continue reading 'Admission' Clip, Tina Fey And Paul Rudd Star In Rom-Com (VIDEO)
A funny new twist on a classic love story, ‘Warm Bodies’ is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zomb… Read More
It was only a few years ago that Nicholas Hoult was a cute little kid in “About a Boy.” But we barely had enough time enjoy his grown-up turn as “Beast” in “X-Men: First Class” before he shuffled… Continue reading 'Warm Bodies' Screenings: See the Zombie Rom-Com Early, For Free