Posts tagged "the notebook"

Couple Passes Away Peacefully Together In A Real-Life “Notebook” Story

Floyd and Violet Hartwig were married for 67 happy years before dying side by side in their home, at the ages of 90 and 89, on February 11. In many ways, their life was like a series of scenes straight out of “The Notebook” — minus a breakup and all those unread letters. Like Noah and…

By: Claire Hannum / February 26, 2015

Professional Romancer Nicholas Sparks Loses At Romance, Separates From Wife

Nicholas Sparks, supposed romance expert and author of sappy, formulaic novels-turned-movies like “The Notebook” and “A Walk To Remember” is separating from his wife Cathy and thus has effectively failed at love. Dude, you had one job. The pair has been married for 25 years. They have five children, who am I super bummed out…

By: Claire Hannum / January 6, 2015

9 Signs You’re Watching A Nicholas Sparks Movie

Today, “The Best of Me” hits theaters nationwide, the ninth Nicholas Sparks adaptation to see release (and with two more in development, to boot). A Sparks adaptation has become as perennial and inevitable an event as the changing of seasons, giving appealing blond actresses and chiseled hunks paychecks for years now. The Internet has thrown

By: Dominick Mayer / October 17, 2014

Brother & Sister Arrested For Having Sex In Church Parking Lot After Watching “The Notebook”

Nothing stokes the fires of romance like watching the “The Notebook” with your brother in a tractor trailer parked outside a church. That’s how a brother and sister in Gutyon, Georgia, found themselves arrested for incest, aggravated sodomy and prowling early Tuesday morning. Police found the siblings walking around outside a Baptist church and somehow…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 29, 2014

Ryan Gosling Tried To Kick Rachel McAdams Off “The Notebook”

Mind. Blown. According “The Notebook” director Nick Cassavetes, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams didn’t get along during the movie’s filming, and Ryan even tried to have another actress brought in to read lines with him off-camera during a scene. He claimed he and Rachel didn’t have any chemistry (even though they ended up dating…

By: Claire Hannum / July 2, 2014

“The Notebook” Recreated By Kittens Is Almost As Good As The Ryan Gosling Version

“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 tha…

By: Claire Hannum / February 6, 2014

10 Lies Nicholas Sparks Told Us About Love

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…

By: YourTango.com / July 4, 2013

R. Kelly Blames “The Notebook” For His Divorce

“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…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 4, 2012

In Real-Life “Notebook” Tragedy, Couple Dies Holding Hands

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 20, 2011

What “Blue Valentine” Took From “The Notebook”

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. I…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 19, 2011

Ryan Gosling On The Effect His Movies Have On Couples

“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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 4, 2011

How To Write A Nicholas Sparks Movie

“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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 7, 2010

Quotable: Channing Tatum Tells Guys To See “Dear John”

“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]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 10, 2010

“Clueless” And Other Chick-Flicks Heading To Broadway

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…

By: Justine Fields / August 2, 2009

A Musical “Notebook” Is A Bad Idea

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 23, 2009

The Top Ten Chick Flicks He’ll Like

Women love movies. Dudes love movies too. Unfortunately, women and men don’t always love the same movies — that’s why we once vetoed a dude because he couldn’t see the cinematic power of Fear. When you’ve got a boyfriend or even when you’re just going on a date with someone new, going to the cinema…

By: The Frisky / September 10, 2008

A Love Story Like Titanic

Love stories about old people make us happy — why do you think Titanic and The Notebook did so well? — and a story in the Guardian this week could easily become Gena Rowlands’ next movie. Almost 70 years ago, a woman and her fiancé got into a huge fight just months before their wedding…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 1, 2008