“The Notebook” may be a favorite this time of year, but after 10 years (yes, 10!), it’s due for an upgrade. Like, say, kittens recreating its greatest moments. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams may be easy on the eyes, but I guarantee that this feline version of the film will leave you much happier than the end of the original movie. Meow! [Laughing Squid]
Sure, we don’t turn down our friend when she suggests going to see the latest Nicholas Sparks film adaptation. (Um, hello, major eye candy!) But as we’re downing our Sour Patch Kids and Diet Coke, we’re also rolling our eyes and contemplating giving the movie the middle finger.
It’s like we’ve seen the same movie 10 times over! Passionate kiss in the rain? Ick. Romantic boat rides? Ugh. Fate stepping in? Vomit.
You think you know everything about love, Sparks? We’re here to tell you that you don’t—and we’ve had to learn that from real-life experience and heartache.
We’re done playing your fool. Just look at all these lies you’ve told us over the years! Read more on Your Tango…
“As the film credits started to roll, I couldn’t move. I burst into tears. People walking past me patted me on the back, trying to console me. ‘The Notebook’ was beautiful, and I was crying because its hero and heroine had died together. But I was also crying because … my marriage had died. And there was nothing I could do to bring it back.”
– R. Kelly, on how Ryan Gosling ruined his marriage, as explained in his new memoir Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me. Real talk: I can’t wait to read this book. [via NYMag.com]
Well, this is the most tragically romantic story you’ll certainly read all week. Last week, Gordon Yeager, 94, and his wife Norma, 90 — who lived together for 72 years – were involved in a car accident and died one hour apart, holding hands in adjoining hospital beds.
“They always did everything together,” their daughter said. “They weren’t apart. They just weren’t.”
Following the car crash, Gordon passed away first, but his heart monitor continued to register a beat. “It was really strange,” said their son. “They were holding hands, and dad stopped breathing but I couldn’t figure out what was going on because the heart monitor was still going. But we were like, he isn’t breathing. How does he still have a heart beat? The nurse checked and said that’s because they were holding hands and it’s going through them. Her heart was beating through him and picking it up.” Norma died an hour later. [ABC News]
Props to New York
‘s Vulture blog for pointing out that two distinctly different Ryan Gosling
films, “The Notebook”
and “Blue Valentine,”
have one distinct similarity — they each feature a scene in which Gosling’s character kinda, sorta threatens to kill himself if the object of his affection doesn’t give him what he wants. In “The Notebook,” “Noah” teases that he’ll throw himself off a Ferris Wheel if Rachel McAdams’ character “Allie” doesn’t agree to go on a date with him (above). In “Blue Valentine,” “Dean” scales a fence on the Manhattan Bridge and threatens to go even further if Michelle Williams’ character “Cindy” doesn’t confess a secret she’s been hiding (watch that clip after the jump). Keep reading »
“People would come up to me and tell me that they thought ["The Notebook"] was romantic, but one guy told me that he was engaged and [his fiancée] broke up with him after that movie because she said to him, ‘You wouldn’t build a house for me [like the lead character does], would you?’ He was like, ‘Well, no, but I don’t know how.’ She said, ‘But if you knew how?’ He said, ‘No, I wouldn’t. But it doesn’t mean I don’t love you.’ She said, ‘Yeah, it does.’ And she called it off.”
– Ryan Gosling on how “The Notebook” is responsible for at least one breakup. Interestingly, Gosling thinks couples should see his new movie, “Blue Valentine,” together, even though it’s, frankly, kind of a bummer. Find out his reasoning for that, after the jump … Keep reading »
“The Notebook” is one of my very favorite chick flicks, but I am well aware that it follows a pattern found in ALL stories by the writer Nicholas Sparks. Cracked has depicted just what that pattern is in a very helpful infographic. View the full shebang after the jump, but realize that it does indeed contain spoilers. [Cracked] Keep reading »
“It’s like ‘The Notebook‘ with guns. I’m a big enough man to admit that I like romantic movies. They’re a guilty pleasure and they just might help you get lucky if you take your girl to see them.”
— Channing Tatum extols the virtues of “Dear John” [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
“Clueless,” the ’90s chick-flick which never gets old, taught every tween girl the word ‘sporadic.’ Now, it’s on its way to becoming a Broadway musical. At the end of August, a developmental staging will be running for a week. If all goes well, the production could be headed to the Great White Way. Wait, isn’t Alicia Silverstone working on another Broadway project? Please, please tell us that she’ll be reprising the role of Cher! [Variety]
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Everyone’s favorite sappy chick flick, “The Notebook,” is being turned into a musical. This troubles me. For starters, I am a fan of the movie, not the book by Nicholas Sparks, and am only a fan of the movie because Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams made the characters’ romance so believable (because, duh, they fell in love while making it). If, say, Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves had been playing Allie and Noah, I would have hated it — just like I hated that horrid movie “The Lake House” — because it would have just been another cheeseball romance with two doofuses tonguing each other in the rain. A musical version — without The Gos and McAdams — could be 10 times as bad because how do you choreograph a tap dance routine about Alzheimer’s? However, we know Gosling can sing and McAdams just looks like a gal who’s done some musical theater, so I would be first in line if these two signed up. But my dreams never come true. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »