Putting the “man” back in “romance”
Empireonline.com by Helen O’Hara
After seeing Lasse Hallstrom’s Dear John, a soppy Nicholas Sparks love story from the guy’s point of view, we were inspired to spend a moment or two looking at the romances that are aimed at those of you with an XY chromosome. Here are the films that prove that you can be manly and romantic all at the same time, and that falling in love doesn’t have to be just for girls. What’s more, watching these will win you brownie points with the ladies in your life as well, so what’s not to love? Continue reading
Kotaku.com by Luke Plunkett April 20, 2010
I’m not that interested in Final Fantasy XIV, what with it being a massively multiplayer game and all, but man, I’m interested in anything and everything related to Cary Elwes. Like this guy.
Tomopop.com by Jason Millward on 02/25/2010
I am trying to be really calm about this. You guys know how I feel about replicas when they’re done wrong. I tend to get a little, shall we say, overzealous. We’ve got the exact opposite here and, frankly, I’m at a loss for words. I’ve been saying that a movie replica needs to be attractive, realistic, and- above all else- able to be held and posed with. Factory Entertainment has heard my pleas. They have softly replied, “As you wish.”
CinemaBlend.com By Eric Eisenberg February 10, 2010
We are only into the sixth week of 2010, and we are about to get our third romantic comedy this weekend in the form of Garry Marshall’s Valentine’s Day. With the eponymous holiday coming up on Sunday, you can be sure that boyfriends around the world will be dragged to see the ensemble film. Come Monday, however, studio executives over at Warner Bros. won’t be expecting said guys to be gushing about the film to their friends: they know who their target audience is, and it ain’t the ones with dangly parts. It doesn’t exactly come off as manly to admit to your friends that you cried a bit when the dreamboat finally admitted his everlasting love to the 30-something workaholic who always put her job before her love life. So what about romantic comedies that man can actually admit to seeing and owning without committing a man violation? You’re in luck, because I have thought of fifteen of them.
February 5, 2010 – The Post Critic, Nick Spinelli Signal Staff
It’s crass. It’s commercial. It’s sappy. It’s devoid of any actual meaning. Most importantly, it was designed by a cynical, manipulative industry that wants to take someone’s hard earned dollars and provide nothing more than a fleeting emotional response in return. And you know what? I fall for it every time. I am referring of course to Valentine’s Day, but the above description also applies to the films we will be examining this month. They all fall into the lessthan reputable genre known as the romantic comedy. Continue reading
February 2, 2010 – ABCnews.com Rodents of Unusual Size: Capybaras Aren’t for All
It’s one thing to get a goldfish because your daughter begs for one. It’s quite another to end up with a hundred-pound rodent who has more than 2,700 Twitter followers.
Here’s an interesting question: If your life were translated to the Star Wars timeline — your birth being the opening credit scroll and your death being the final scene — at what point in the movie would you be living now? Continue reading
MensWithPens.com January 20, 2010 written by Taylor
So there have been a lot of other posts around the blogosphere lately about the Star Wars Guide to Blogging and the Bridges of Madison County Guide to Marketing and I realized that at Men with Pens, we don’t really draw from pop culture for posts. Continue reading