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‘Warm Bodies’ brings new life to teen romance genre

‘Warm Bodies’ brings new life to teen romance genre

What do you get when you cross Romeo and Juliet with George Romero? You get a refreshingly original zombie romance in the form of Jonathan Levine’s Warm Bodies. Told from the POV of a teenage zombie who’s grown apathetic with his post-apocalyptic existence, Warm Bodies delivers a sweet, funny and fresh take on a classic teenage love story. … Read entire article »

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Played-out plot sinks ‘Friends With Kids’

Played-out plot sinks ‘Friends With Kids’

When a movie touts the fact that it features “the cast of Bridesmaids”, it’s fair to assume it will be funny. Unfortunately Friends With Kids has a played-out and predictable storyline that keeps it from ever living up to the talents of its stars. … Read entire article »

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Comedic talent underutilized in Hall Pass

Comedic talent underutilized in Hall Pass

Every romantic comedy walks the line between sappy and raunchy, trying to carefully balance the “guy humor” with the relationship stuff. It’s easy to stray a little too far into the romance and lose the laughs. This tightrope walk is never easy and, despite its talented cast, Hall Pass never really seems to find its footing. … Read entire article »

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Going the Distance goes for the R-rating

Drew Barrymore has done many rom-coms over the years, some good, some not so good. She’s always the girl who falls for a great guy, then loses him, then gets him back in the end as a pop song plays and the two share a kiss. Usually, the comedic value of these various films, from The Wedding Singer to Never Been Kissed to 50 First Dates, depends on the leading man trying to ride the relationship rapids with her. … Read entire article »

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Audiences will fall in love with Charlyne Yi in Paper Heart

“True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen,” is how the great French writer Francois de La Rochefoucauld summed up love. Dictionary.com describes love as “a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.” T.S. Elliot gave his opinion on the subject at hand by stating “love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.” Basically, with the few clicks of a mouse, you can easily find out what lots of other people think love is. But does that really tell you anything? … Read entire article »

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500 Days of Summer a refreshing rom-com

500 Days of Summer a refreshing rom-com

This is a story about boy meets girl, but it is not a love story. This is what the narrator from the new romantic comedy, (500) Days of Summer, directed by Marc Webb and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, tells us at the start of the movie. The film centers around Tom Hansen (Gordon-Levitt) and his encounter and relationship with Summer Finn (Deschanel). … Read entire article »

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Away We Go will outlast summer blockbusters

Sam Mendes strikes gold again with his latest film, Away We Go, starring John Krasinski (TV’s The Office) and Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) and written by Dave Eggers (upcoming script for the movie version of Where the Wild Things Are) and Vendela Vida. … Read entire article »

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