Posts tagged "rom coms"

Study: “27 Dresses” And “The Bachelorette” Are Messing With Your Love Life

Researchers have found evidence that watching rom-coms and sitcoms impact our views on love. TV seems to shape our view of reality in every other realm of life, so I’m not exactly shocked it’s also true for romance.

Why Dave Is Still Single, a study by University of Michigan researchers, asked participants how frequently…

By: Claire Hannum / June 27, 2014

That Perfect Moment When Mindy Kaling Asked Billy Crystal If Harry & Sally Would Still Be Together

Mindy Kaling: Billy, this is truly the last question I have. … Do you think that Harry and Sally would still be together now?

Billy Crystal: Yes, well this is funny. This is what Meg and I talked about on stage, I said, “Well, where are they now? What do you think?” And…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 8, 2014

Man Recreates Romantic Movie Scenes With A Dog, And It’s Not Quite As Creepy As It Sounds

It all started as a joke, as so many brilliant performance art projects do. Chris Naka thought it might be funny to recreate a romantic movie scene with his boss’ dog, Wrigley, and snap a photo to entertain his coworkers. Who could have guessed that Naka and Wrigley would have such amazing chemistry that the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 4, 2014

What Would’ve Happened If These Rom-Com Heroines Had Chosen Themselves Instead Of Prince Charming

Having been a fan of “Breaking Upwards,” the heartbreaking debut film from co-writers/co-stars/cohabitators Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones, I couldn’t wait to see the couple’s follow up, “Lola Versus.” Starring mumblecore goddess Greta Gerwig, “Lola Versus” tells the story of a woman on the verge of 30 who’s left understandibly devastated after her fiance dumps her three weeks before…

By: Leslie Simon / June 12, 2012

Dream On: 14 Unbelievable Onscreen Couples

Call it the “Knocked Up” syndrome — when an attractive actress is romantically paired onscreen with a guy she’d never give a second thought to — but Hollywood has made quite a habit of casting unrealistic and unbelievable romantic pairs. Even before Seth Rogen made a baby with Katherine Heigl, stars like Woody Allen and…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 6, 2012

Mindy Kaling Defends Romantic Comedies

“I feel almost embarrassed revealing this, because the genre has been so degraded in the past twenty years that saying you like romantic comedies is essentially an admission of mild stupidity. But that has not stopped me from enjoying them. I like watching people fall in love onscreen so much that I can suspend my…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 28, 2011

Are Romance Novels Responsible For Real-Life Sexual Problems?

I’ve long held romantic comedies, TV shows, and romance novels responsible for real-life romantic problems. No man will actually make you feel like a woman with his passionate embraces and burning loins, then cook you a four-course dinner before he rushes off to perform heart surgery on orphans.

Well, apparently that is not…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2011

Rom-Com Smackdown: The 1990s Versus The 2000s

I used to be a big fan of romantic comedies in the ’90s. But when the 2000s rolled around, they just got embarrassing. Hello, “27 Dresses.” Maybe it was because I had grown up by that point and so had my taste in movies. Or maybe it’s because the rom-coms of the last decade leave…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 14, 2010

Katherine Heigl Perpetuates The Fairy-Tale Endings With Every Rom-Com

Katherine Heigl graces InStyle‘s August cover, and in the issue, she talks about husband Josh Kelley and relationships in general. Of her upcoming film “The Ugly Truth,” Katherine said she she’s happy it’s rated R and didn’t want to do another PG-13 movie.

By: Catherine Strawn / July 14, 2009

Chick Flick Fever: Sarah Haskins Is Just Like US!

“There are three comedies coming out this fall aimed at women,” she says. “You have seen them all before. But you will see them all again.” Ain’t that the truth.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 22, 2008