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Real Chick Lit: Everything I Need To Know I Learned From A Chick Flick

Without question, Say Anything, Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink were my earliest primers on love, dating and relationships. With the help of these flicks, I learned that hot chicks could be both wicked smart and nice (Say Anything), that all blonde, popular girls were bitches who eventually got their comeuppance when they were dumped/passed over by the hot guy for the interesting, quirky girl (Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink) and, of course, that slightly loner-ish dudes (Say Anything’s God-like Lloyd Dobler) made way better boyfriends than meathead football studs (with the exception of Sixteen Candles’ Jake Ryan, however).

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Video Games: Chick Flicks Get Played

The triumvirate of teen queen movies: Pretty In Pink, Mean Girls, and Clueless — are all getting remade into Broadway musicals. Sike! Although we’re sure some of the score will be watered down into electronic bleeps, they’re actually turning the dramas into full on games. Paramount Pictures, who owns all the movies, is creating digital downloads and low-cost “casual” ones for consoles like Wii, Playstation, and eventually Nintendo DS. Finally girl gamers will have some video games all to ourselves, without our boyfriends trying to swoop in and beat our high score! Read on for more details… Keep reading »

We See Chick Flicks: Not-To-Miss DVDs During Summer Blockbuster Season

Summer blockbusters like Hancock (gag!) and The Dark Knight (okay, I’ll see that one) have left little room for my beloved chick flicks, with nary a Dermot Mulroney film or Nora Ephron script in sight. But if you’re really jonesing for some schmaltz and chivalry, these DVD releases should get you through the lonely summer months until the sure to be joyously corny My Best Friend’s Girl comes out in September. Keep reading »

Sarah Jessica Parker: Single In The City Again?

Sarah Jessica Parker is thinking about going downtown. She’s had her fun as an uptown girl with Sex in the City, but now that it’s finished off, she’s looking for a new sensation. SJP is currently in talks to play an single mother in the city that lives about 50 blocks south of her old bachlorette pad in the The Ivy Chronicles. Based on Karen Quinn’s novel of the same name, it’s another guaranteed chick flick hit. But will she sign on with Warner Brothers and make the movie? [Huffington Post]

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Female Ensemble Movies: The Frisky’s Top Five

You might think the trailer for the movie The Women makes the movie look lame, and it very well could be, but did you know the movie is a remake of a 1939 classic starring Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Marjorie Main, Butterfly McQueen, Hedda Hopper, and more? Well, both movies are part of the “female ensemble movie” genre, according to a Variety article, and this differs from the “woman’s film” or “chick flick” genre in that there are more than three female leads. See, there are girl movies, and then there are movies with lots of girls in them. For some reason, there aren’t all that many of these movies, Variety says, but we have plenty of favorite female ensemble movies on our list. Keep reading for our top five. Keep reading »

We See Chick Flicks: Juno, Atonement, and P.S. I Love You

Every week it seems a new movie comes out targeted at women — we’ve seen many of them, some of which we’ve gotten a guilty pleasure out of (Someone Like You starring Ashley Judd), some we’ve genuinely adored (Stealing Beauty by Bernardo Bertolucci), and many, many, many more which we’ve absolutely loathed (usually if Jennifer Lopez is the star, that’s a bad sign). So every month or so we’re going to do quickie reviews of the films made for women, letting you know what we really think, as well as tipping you off as to whether it’s a film to see with friends or one you could actually convince a dude to see. First up, Juno, Atonement, and P.S. I Love You
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