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RomCom

I remember kind of loving Ten Things I Hate About You when I first saw it in college.  I was just the right age to appreciate the film, and somehow everything worked.  Ten years later,  I wasn't so su…
Quiet, understated, mature, funny and poignant, Holofcener’s latest offering is the kind of slice-of-life movie that makes you feel like you’re spending time with a bunch of folks you know. And like. …
Remember when Goldie Hawn was America's funny, fresh-faced sweetheart, Kurt Russell was our favorite rugged ex-Disney kid actor with a heart of gold, and together they were the most adorable couple si…
If you were wondering why I bother to write movie reviews, part of it is because movie reviewing has long been dominated my men. Some of them are wonderful (looking back at you fondly, Roger Ebert). M…
13 Going on 30 proves that wishes do come true. First, it granted my wish that movies could be as good as they were in the 80s—and then it went and exceeded my expectations! It isn't just set in the 8…
Paul Dano stars as Calvin, a once-lauded wunderkind author whose debut novel became a global sensation but who’s battled sophomore syndrome – and severe writer’s block tinged with loneliness – in the …
Bullock is Mary Horowitz, a crossword-puzzle writer for a Sacramento newspaper, who’s meant to be a quirky, socially inept intellectual but who, instead, comes off as an annoying and slightly deranged…
Queen Latifah has a wonderful screen presence, and is often the best thing in some crappy movies (like the dreadfully dumb Bringing Down the House with Steve Martin). With the fluffy and sweet Last Ho…
See, I think Amanda Peet rawks, so even though her latest big-screen outing isn’t really exceptionally spectacular, it does get bonus points for: 1. Having her in it. 2. Allowing her to play a chara…
Modern gay romantic comedies seem to walk a thin line between pretty good (but not great) and utter crap. And unfortunately most of them are crap. That's true, of course, of mainstream straight romanc…