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Romantic Comedy

My Last First Date: A Valentine's Day Story

Bob Brody | Posted 04.09.2013 | Comedy
Bob Brody

I say something I never should have said. Something that I find it hard to believe I said. Something that I'm still sorry and embarrassed and ashamed I said. "What are you," I say, "a lesbian or something?"

Is Hollywood More Dangerous Than Pornography?

Joshua Pompey | Posted 04.06.2013 | Women
Joshua Pompey

From the time they are young, women are bombarded with stories that they are going to be swept off their feet by Prince Charming. After all, everyone lives happily ever after in the movies and marries Matthew McConaughey.

The Billionairess

Yvonna Russell | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
Yvonna Russell

While writing a romantic comedy, The Billionairess, I thought about the archetypes I hoped to break and the ones I love.

Rom-Coms: Inspiration or Setting Up for Failure?

Lee Allport | Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment
Lee Allport

Is it wrong to want to live a rom-com? Do movies like this give us an unhealthy expectation of the men in our lives?

A Classic Rom-Com...With North Korean Acrobats

AP | JEAN H. LEE | Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts

SEOUL, South Korea — It's a classic tale of a small-town girl who follows her dreams to the big city. But in this case, the girl is a North Kore...

Is This Really What Marriage Looks Like After 40?

Posted 08.08.2012 | Weddings

Some people buy sports cars. Some people quit their jobs and travel the world. Some people run -- or attempt to run -- marathons. Midlife crises ca...

Attention Ladies: Prince Charming Doesn't Exist -- Neither Does Christian Grey

Natalie Thomas | Posted 09.18.2012 | Women
Natalie Thomas

So let's rework the stories. Or, better yet, write our own. One with regular people doing everyday and extraordinary things. No tiaras, castles or princes needed.

What If 'Game Of Thrones' Was A Rom-Com?

Posted 06.20.2012 | TV

You may never have thought you'd hear "Call Me Maybe" and "Game of Thrones" in the same sentence, but thanks to a new spoof of the HBO drama as a roma...

Review: Friends With Kids

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.08.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Friends with Kids is never as funny as I wanted it to be -- but I'm starting to think that few films can be. It's a smart romantic comedy that should amuse both halves of the couples who see it on date night.

Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum, Zac Efron And More: 20 Favorite Romantic Comedy Actors Under 40 (PHOTOS)

Moviefone | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women

What do women want? A guy who's funny, sweet, thoughtful and who will wow them with a big romantic gesture after the inevitable third-act misunderstan...

ReThink Review: This Means War -- Why the Romcom Is Dying

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

As technology advances and our knowledge accumulates, some ideas just don't make as much sense as they used to and are relegated to novelties or objects of nostalgia. I think it might be time to add the standard romantic comedy to this list of obsolete institutions.

This Means War Entertains on All Fronts

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.21.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

This Means War is a movie that exceeds expectations. You might think it will just be a run of the mill rom-com but it is more than that, primarily because of the charm of the cast.

Even After Midnight In Paris, I Prefer Woody Allen's Early Work

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Great artists of all types and stripes confront the same challenge: once they've created something truly brilliant, how do they ever equal it, much less surpass it?

Crazy, Stupid, Love -- More Important Than the Title Might Suggest

Roger Wolfson | Posted 09.29.2011 | Entertainment
Roger Wolfson

Spending almost two hours in the dark with Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone is really so much fun that you're to be forgiven if you don't realize, by the time you walk out, that you've just seen a very important film.

A Proposal for the Ages

Joe Cristalli | Posted 08.30.2011 | Comedy
Joe Cristalli

I recently got engaged. It was a special and intimate moment that deserves privacy. I'm not going to exploit my newfound engagement just to get some cheap laughs from a couple randos who don't care about me or my fiancée, Jessica.

Matthew Broderick Returns To Broadway

AP | Posted 08.16.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Matthew Broderick is returning to Broadway in a musical next spring built around George and Ira Gershwin's songs. Producers said Thursday...

Bridesmaids Delivers Laughs, but What About Likes?

Annie Stamell | Posted 07.17.2011 | Entertainment
Annie Stamell

I want to see a female character in a movie who is hilarious and odd but also smart as a whip and super successful; someone we can laugh at but also aspire to be -- someone we genuinely like.

Romantic Comedies Are Dying Because Romance Is Dead

Emily Bracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Emily Bracken

These days, bravado in men on screen plays chauvinistic and strength boorish, where for women, good sense is written as shrewish and vulnerability weak.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Sebastian Gutierrez on Electra Luxx

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Should a movie about a pregnant porn star fleeing her past and questioning her future be this much fun?

Watson, Come Here, We Need You

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Philip Neches

A machine named Watson became the new Jeopardy champion on national television last night. What should we make of it?

Rethink Review: Just Go With It -- It's a Trap!

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

This ad campaign is designed to trick guys into volunteering to see what is not only a romcom, but a truly horrific one that people of any gender should avoid.

13 Cheesiest Lines From Romantic Comedies

The Huffington Post | Pat Hroncich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Romantic Comedies are the great equalizer in relationships. With equal parts romance and comedy, these films should appease both members of a relation...

ReThink Review: No Strings Attached -- Is the Romantic Comedy Dead?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Does No Strings Attached manage to rise above the morass? Or is it further proof that the romantic comedy is a genre that should be put out of its misery?

The Cinefantastique Review: Tangled

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

For their 50th animated feature film, Walt Disney Pictures presents Tangled -- a CGI modernization of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Rapunzel." Is thi...

A Very Accurate Comic

Nikole Beckwith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Nikole Beckwith

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