Romcom

22 Jan 19
Boston Herald
“Serenity,” opening Friday, finds Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway on a tropical isle where life drifts along in a hazy breeze of booze and sex. Yet this quirky thriller hardly pairs the “Interstellar” co-stars romantically. She hopes he will murder her sadistic billionaire husband. It’s a far cry — and years away — from when McConaughey’s island adventures were such romantic comedies as “Fool’s Gold” or “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” both with Kate Hudson. Once romcoms were a Hollywood staple, with Nora Ephron and Nancy Meyers writing and directing Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson or Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. They’ve gone the way of the dodo. Instead, it’s bromances that are flourishing, perhaps because they’re absent the complications of sex. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart are now Hollywood’s hottest team after “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” They had previously struck box-office gold with 2016’s “Central Intelligence” (“A little Hart and a big Johnson” teased the ad). Their “Jumanji” sequel opens in December. Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are three movies into their partnership.  “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” in 2006 launched an inspired teaming, followed by “Step Brothers” (2008) and the Christmas misfire “Holmes and Watson.” Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn began with “Starsky and Hutch” in 2004, sparked in 2005’s smash “Wedding Crashers” and wrapped it with “The Internship” (2013). Easily the reigning bromance kings are James Franco and Seth Rogen. They’ve never stopped collaborating since “Freaks and Geeks” in 1999.  Consider: “Knocked Up” (2007), “Pineapple Express” (2008), “This is the End” (2013), “The Interview” (2014), “Sausage Party” (2016), “The Disaster Artist” (2017). Still to come: “Zeroville,” with Franco director and co-star. As to why we’re in the midst of a bromantic moment, “There always seems to be a genre that is hot at the moment. When you look at the last five years, it’s been Will Ferrell, Dwayne Johnson or Kevin Hart. ‘Jumanji’ surprised everyone by grossing over $700 million worldwide,” said Wilson Morales of BlackFilm.com. “Romantic comedies just aren’t clicking at the box-office. ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ was more about the culture than the couple. “The last successful pairing we’ve seen is a dramatic story, ‘A Star Is Born,’ which is an example of star power.”
22 Jan 19
Time Out - A Diary

One piece of advice when you have a year off to do whatever you want is to prepare to spend a lot more time on your own because, well, most of the other people you hang out with are still working! Just because your schedule is suddenly wide open for tea, coffee, lunch, walk or […]

21 Jan 19
Sexy Bad Books

Misti Murphy started out the year releasing a hilarious romcom called TRADEMARKED. And we think you neeeeeed to read it! We promise that you’ll never look at cookies the same again. Tempted? Here’s an excerpt for even more temptation. Because Parker Kent, well, he’s the definition of temptation. Enjoy! Can you believe the size of […]

21 Jan 19
Adversion

[Spoilers abound for Crazy Rich Asians and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before below. But if you haven’t watched both of these already… get thee to your preferred digital video provider and fix that!]

21 Jan 19
LIFE OF SKY PO

♡ to all my Bo$$ Babes out there who will not settle for anything less than REAL LOVE ♡

21 Jan 19
the one with the blog

Hi all! I’ve been thinking that now might be a good time to update you on the music I’ve been loving this winter; the one with the autumn playlist was something I really enjoyed putting together, so I figured I may as well make this a seasonal thing. If I’m honest, 2018 was a little lacklustre […]

21 Jan 19
FREEtobeYOUng

If you want to feel young and be a Super-Ager, be silly several times a day.  Have a good laugh, create ways to enjoy your life if you want to stay vitally lively and feel years younger. I often do a silly dance on the way to the kitchen or make silly faces at myself […]

21 Jan 19
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21 Jan 19
insightfulgaming

Having recently watched a couple of videos from popular Youtube channel The Who Addicts, I became attached to a video concept they’ve been running every year regarding each series of the new-era Doctor Who. The concept is rather simple: you choose the best and worst episode from each “slot”, or position in the series, to […]

21 Jan 19
A Writer's Notebook.

Yesterday night while flipping channels I came across ‘Pretty Woman’. Watching it again after over 25 years was an interesting experience. I first watched it as a teenager attending college and I of course saw it yesterday possibly with far more critical eyes than before. For someone who doesn’t think much of K-Jo brand of […]

21 Jan 19
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I think being unique means we have to be ourself. Like being confidence of who we are. So since the topic of #30dayswritingchallenge for today is ‘the unique part of you’ I am going to tell you a little bit about myself that I think represent me the most (as you know that each of […]