Tag Archives: romantic comedy

FILM REVIEW: How to Be Single

How to Be Single (Christian Ditter, 2016)

He’s just not that into you. But who cares because the single life can be glam too! For a moment at least.

How to Be Single is based on a novel by Liz Tuccillo, occasional writer for Sex and the City and co-author of the revered He’s Just Not That Into You, also adapted for film in 2009. Co-screenwriters from that film, Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein (also co-writers for Valentine’s Day and The Vow) have adapted Tuccillo’s work once more, with Christian Ditter (Love, Rosie) in the director’s seat. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: How to Be Single

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FILM REVIEW: Trainwreck

Trainwreck (Judd Apatow, 2015)

If you don’t know the name Amy Schumer by now, it’s time to crawl out from under the rock you’ve been living under and rejoin the ranks of society. Following in the footsteps of Lena Dunham, Tina Fey, and Mindy Kaling, Schumer is the latest supergirl of smart female-driven comedy and the latest girl crush of many. Though her rise to the top has seemingly happened overnight, Schumer started hitting the stand-up comedic circuit over ten years ago, before creating her popular sketch show Inside Amy Schumer in 2012. Trainwreck marks her first leading film role as well as her first screenplay and is based loosely on her own experiences. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Trainwreck

FILM REVIEW: Aloha

Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)

Signs were never good for Cameron Crowe’s Aloha. When Sony’s emails were leaked last year it was revealed that co-chairman of Sony, Amy Pascal, had the following things to say about the film: the story makes “no sense”, “the script is ridiculous”, and “it never not even once ever works”. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Aloha

FILM REVIEW: Love, Rosie

Love Rosie (Christian Ditter, 2014)

It’s high time we got a good dose of sap in a decent rom-com. Even if we all know where it’s heading. Love, Rosie is based on Cecelia Ahearn’s novel, Where Rainbows End, with the setting shifting from Dublin to London. Ahearn’s work has been successfully adapted for the screen before, in the tearjerker P.S. I Love You, and Love, Rosie lives up to its predecessor, perhaps even surpassing it. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Love, Rosie

You know what really grinds my gears? (My Pet Hates in Film)

There are a few reoccurring issues that come up in film which really grind my gears. I’m aware that directors/producers/screenwriters have their reasons for many of these factors, but just for fun, I have compiled a selection below: Continue reading You know what really grinds my gears? (My Pet Hates in Film)