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Romantic Comedy

5 Steps to Living a Turned-On Life

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 02.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn O'Malley

Taking responsibility for your life and choosing to live it TURNED-ON is empowering and is your responsibility. Anything less is mediocre and not true to what you are here to fulfill.

Crazy, Stupid, Love: 10 Terrible Lessons From Romantic Comedies

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment
Kara Post-Kennedy

Romantic films promote the idea that there is someone for everyone, and I wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment. However, there are a lot of messages to be found in even some of my very favorite movies that are much, much less appealing.

How Making My Film Helped Me Move on

Zane Rubin | Posted 01.26.2016 | Teen
Zane Rubin

Making art is a beautiful thing; at times it can allow you to say or do the things you couldn't bring yourself to do in real life.

'Just In Time for Christmas' Is a Lesser Hallmark Hall of Fame Effort

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.03.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Just In Time For Christmas is a frothy, light romantic comedy that hits all the right notes as far as the requirements for a Hallmark Channel movie go.

The Day the French Open Loses Rafael Nadal

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.02.2015 | Sports
Sajeel Qureshi

Nadal is in a spot where people use the words 'won't' and 'still when describing his form. 'He won't win another French' or 'he's still a threat' is what they say now and what they'll continue to say until he retires.

Matthew Jacobs

Lake Bell Is Ready For The Rom-Com Renaissance

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.14.2015 | Entertainment

The number of articles written about the death of the romantic comedy is neither romantic nor comedic. In fact, it's downright depressing. But it's ti...

Lily Karlin

How Romantic Comedies Are Failing Women (And How To Fix It)

HuffingtonPost.com | Lily Karlin | Posted 04.16.2015 | Entertainment

Girl enters coffee shop. Orders intricate-sounding latte. Rushes off toward very important meeting only to run smack into a tall, strapping man casual...

The Big Smooch: Start the New Year With a Movie Kiss

Devra Maza | Posted 03.04.2015 | Entertainment
Devra Maza

It's the chance to kiss on a turning point as the magical minute marks both happy endings and new beginnings with a brush of the lips. That kiss can be consequential. It can be a movie kiss.

The Best RomComs of All Time

Culturalist | Posted 04.16.2015 | Entertainment
Culturalist

Make your list now! Culturalist.com is the place to shape, share and debate your opinions on anything and everything through Top 10 lists. Want to jo...

A Logical Guide to a Romantic Relationship

Jasmine Jaksic | Posted 04.14.2015 | Comedy
Jasmine Jaksic

Anyone who has ever met me would attest to the fact that I am a very logical person. This clearly does not lend itself to highly romantic ideas like "love at first sight". If you are like me, then you can use Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) principles to guide you!

10 Clichés About Love That Won't Save Your Marriage

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 02.04.2015 | Divorce

Hollywood makes matters of the heart seem so simple. If real like was like the movies, you could win over your lover or end an argument with one perfe...

Is Chris Rock the New Audrey Hepburn?

Antonia Cereijido | Posted 03.07.2015 | Entertainment
Antonia Cereijido

Top Five is able to provide interesting social commentary because the core of the film is good -- it is a good romantic comedy. He has taken two of Hepburn's essential characteristics, charisma and chemistry, and put them on screen.

10 Ways To Win Her Back If You're A Dude In A Rom-Com

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.19.2014 | Women

In the sacred tradition of the American rom-com film, the romantic hero can get away with pretty much anything -- so long as he redeems himself with o...

Highlights from Miami's 18th Brazilian Film Festival

Zach Udko | Posted 10.20.2014 | Arts
Zach Udko

Sexuality, infidelity and creativity dominate as central themes in the highlights from this week's lineup.

#AOLBUILD Meets Aubrey Plaza, Dane Dehaan and @LifeAftrBeth Director Jeff Baena

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.28.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Join AOL BUILD in welcoming Life After Beth actors Aubrey Plaza and Dane Dehaan accompanied by director Jeff Baena to AOL ...

Emma Gray

Why This Abortion Rom-Com May Be The Most Revolutionary Movie Of The Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 06.06.2014 | Women

People have been declaring the “death of the rom-com” for years now, but it’s actually alive and well -- and about abortion. “Obvious Child...

Approved Rom-Com Characters

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 08.03.2014 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Untameable man who wants you to tame him which he shows by running away from commitment, gal pal who just loves talkin' penis size, Hugh Grant...

"The Big Spoon," Indiewire's Project of the Week Evokes a New Movie Genre: The Unromantic Comedy

Leslie Hendry | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Hendry

Indiewire is a "must read" according to Variety. Forbes branded it the "online heartbeat of the world's independent film community." So when the you...

Vera Farmiga: On Romance and the Return of Rom-Coms

Brandi Andres | Posted 04.16.2014 | Entertainment
Brandi Andres

In some small ways, too, these films seemed to help women better understand our interactions with one another, as well as provide a brief introspective peek at our own psyches. Back then, however, it seemed that people were more outwardly cohesive.

10 Movies That Will Help You Feel The Love

Posted 02.07.2014 | Fifty

Everyone has a different idea of what love should be like, from hopeless romantics who yearn for fairytale endings, to cynics who like to stay realist...

Movie Review: At Middleton

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.31.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Adam Rodgers' At Middleton is that rarity: a romantic comedy that manages to surprise by subverting the formula and coming up with something fresh.

Quiet on the Set - When Manhattan Was the Backdrop for Romance

Jane L. Rosen | Posted 03.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jane L. Rosen

Has the entertainment industry given up on the romance of Manhattan? Did it flee the country with Woody or migrate to Brooklyn with Lena Dunham? Are we destined to be portrayed as an urban wild west, ducking gunfire instead of drinking Cosmos?

The Absolute Worst Rom-Com Cliche

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.07.2013 | Comedy

"SNL's" Kate McKinnon stars alongside Zachary Levi in "Falling for You," a movie trailer that takes the worst, laziest trope found in romantic comedie...

5 Things Romantic Men Know (That The Others Should)

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 11.03.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

Sometimes I have to just ask myself 'Why aren't men smarter about showing women how they feel?' I look at the women I know and honestly, we're a pretty predictable lot. It's pretty easy to figure out that we want to feel loved. But so many women feel that their man doesn't show them enough love that I have to wonder why this is so hard for men.

Hit and Myth: Austenland

Laura Shamas, Ph.D. | Posted 10.23.2013 | Entertainment
Laura Shamas, Ph.D.

Austenland celebrates Janeite fantasies and deconstructs them. As part of the package, guests are re-named in the style of Austen characters, and given a wardrobe. Jane's new name is "Miss Erstwhile"; her room is in the servants' wing.