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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.

My (Rom)Complicated Life

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 09.07.2013 | Divorce
Craig Tomashoff

I should be living in the real world of romance after divorce, where relationships irreparably fall apart and loving someone new isn't such a sure thing. Watching these movies has become such a part of my past at this point, clinging to them now feels a bit desperate.

Looking for David Addison

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 06.30.2013 | TV
Claudia Zelevansky

David Addison was my most serious boyfriend of the fantasy variety. I had a warm-up flirtation with a few others -- namely Remington Steel, whom my mother loved and who was exceptionally handsome. I liked Alex P. Keaton, in all his sweet contrarian nature.

The Most Romantic Movie Ever

Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment

Time Out Magazine has ranked the 100 best romantic films based on the input of actors, critics, and industry heavyweights, including Judd Apatow, Rich...

'You Had Me At Hello'

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Entertainment

Love is always so much better in movies. The sex scenes are never awkward, the perfect Coldplay song is always playing, and everything always works ou...

Love Notes From a Smartphone: Is Technology Ruining Romantic Movies?

Shiwani Srivastava | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
Shiwani Srivastava

This is the year that technology will kill romance. I don't like the thought any more than you do, but it must be true because I read it in The New York Times -- and The Atlantic.

Bad Romance: 9 Love Lessons To Unlearn

Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living

By Carey Moss for YouBeauty.com Love rom-coms, love songs and breakup songs? There are a few lessons they teach us we might be better off without....

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.