Topic: romantic comedies

The Editors Discuss: Romantic Comedies (Also, Have You Seen The Hole?)

The Editors Discuss: Romantic Comedies (Also, Have You Seen The Hole?)

It’s Valentine’s Day week, which means you’ll be up to your ears in slideshows and lists chronicaling the top X romantic comedies of all time. Editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff are discussing the genre today–predictably, Jennifer is for and Ashley is against. One point on which they both agree, however, is that while it may not be a romantic comedy, The Hole is excellent. More »

Valentine’s Day F*ck, Marry, Kill: Hugh Grant & Alec Baldwin (Don’t Worry, This Makes Sense)

Valentine's Day F*ck, Marry, Kill: Hugh Grant & Alec Baldwin (Don't Worry, This Makes Sense)

Editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff wanted to do a special Valentine’s Day edition of Fuck Marry Kill with Hugh Grant in Love Actually, Hugh Grant in Bridget Jones’ Diary, and Hugh Grant in Notting Hill… but they don’t really like any of those movies and would rather talk about other, better romantic leads like Alec Baldwin and E.T. Here goes! More »

You Know You Want To Watch This Video Of Beautiful Women Falling Down

You Know You Want To Watch This Video Of Beautiful Women Falling Down

Do you like to watch beautiful women falling down? According to a certain recent New Yorker article on women’s “likeability issues” in comedy, you sure as heck do. You see, in order to be allowed in movies at all, women must be stunningly and conventionally beautiful. But everyone hates beautiful women, you know, for their beauty. So then, in order to be “likeable” by you, the audience, said beautiful women must have bad things happen to them. Lots and lots of delightfully bad things. More »

Gallery: 10 Romantic Comedies with Nonsensical Love Proclamations

Gallery: 10 Romantic Comedies with Nonsensical Love Proclamations

Love and Other Drugs with Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway is coming out Thanksgiving weekend and every time I see the trailer I think the same thing: what kind of guy would EVER stop a coach bus on the highway just to tell some girl on it he loves her? You know what I’m talking about. That scene in the trailer where Jake Gyllenhaal is in his sports car racing the bus Anne Hathaway is on (probably to escape him) and manages to pull it over so he can climb aboard and tell confess his true love for her and probably apologize for whatever he did to make her get on the bus in the first place. Yea, that would never happen in real life. Let’s be honest: he’d probably just send her a text message. More »

The Heart Monitor’s Guide to Romantic Comedies

The Heart Monitorâs Guide to Romantic Comedies

When I was a little girl, I thought The Princess Bride was the greatest love story ever. My parents called me a princess, and I expected to one day fall in love with a pirate-prince who would do everything as I wished. Then I grew up and realized I wasn’t a princess and no boyfriend of mine would ever fight off rodents of unusual size or pull me out of snow-sand. I’d be lucky if he’d kill a bug for me and take me out to dinner.

I was disappointed. All of the Disney princess movies had betrayed me as a child. Then, as a teen and twenty-something, romantic comedies had built up an impossibly high standard for love that eluded me.

I thought I was looking for the wrong kind of love, but now I think I was just watching the wrong movies. More »