Tag Archive: Romance

Jul
13

Scott Eastwood Cools Down While Heating Things Up for Davidoff [Paid Video]

“What makes the ocean makes the man,” says Scott Eastwood in this paid video for Davidoff Cool Water (I could be wrong, but the product’s probably not a beverage). And judging by the visuals here, it also makes most women, a quite a few men, feel that certain, special feeling in that certain, special place. …

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Jun
02

Hour of the Wolf Catch-Up: CHEATIN’

CATCH-UP TUESDAY! Bringing you the Hour of the Wolf review segments that were not posted on their air dates. From 4/9/15: The course of true love never runs smooth. When cartoonist Bill Plympton is presiding, it can get downright kinky. Here’s my review of Cheatin’.

May
31

Hour of the Wolf Catch-Up: SPRING

CATCH-UP SUNDAY! Bringing you the Hour of the Wolf review segments that were not posted on their air dates. From 4/2/15: Imagine if Richard Linklater called Julie Delpy in just before the cameras rolled on Before Sunrise and said, “I’ve got a bit of a twist for your character…” That’s the basic concept behind Spring, …

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Jan
09

Hour of the Wolf Movie Review: INTO THE WOODS

Atmosphere doesn't completely make up for a filmic outlook in INTO THE WOODS, but it helps lots.

Loyalty. It’s a quality much to be desired, in how we treat our loved ones, the way we deal with our co-workers, in how those entrusted with the public welfare respect their responsibilities (we’re looking at you, Congress). And there’s a lot to be said for loyalty when it comes to adapting a film from …

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May
01

Hour of the Wolf Movie Review: TRANSCENDENCE

Johnny Depp goes digital in TRANSCENDENCE

So because of Hour of the Wolf’s pre-emption last week, my review of TRANSCENDENCE, the science fiction romantic thriller in which Johnny Depp’s consciousness is loosed on the Web and a number of people — including Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman and Cillian Murphy — fret about what that means for the fate of humankind (hint: …

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Dec
23

The Cinefantastique Spotlight: HER

Joaquin Phoenix finds love in a Scarlett Johansson-sounding computer in HER.

And, after all the paranormal activities and interstellar warfare and superhero histrionics and marooned astronauts and rampaging monsters and quasi-mythical heroes and super-powered teens (soooooo many super-powered teens…), it comes down to this: One man, broken but beautiful, who in the near future finds himself falling in love with his computer’s surprisingly human operating system. …

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Dec
16

The Cinefantastique Spotlight: THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

Martin Freeman is about to discover that this gold chamber is protected by ADT (A Dragon's Threat) in THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG.

The appeal of the Grand Adventure is clear and incontestable: the epic scale; the sense of mystery and adventure; the thrill of discovering what challenge, adversary, or ally awaits around the next bend. Thing is, the whole point of the exercise is to reach an ultimate goal, and that’s where Peter Jackson’s HOBBIT movies — …

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Dec
02

The Cinefantastique Spotlight: FROZEN

Two princesses (Kristen Bell & Idina Menzel) find their familial bonds tested in FROZEN.

A Disney princess movie with a vengeance, the cg animated FROZEN offers up no less than two princesses for the marketing department to turn into ancillary merchandise: one sweet and plucky (voiced by Kristen Bell); the other (Idina Menzel) cursed with the ability to freeze whatever she touches, with no Professor X around to whisk …

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May
28

[Sponsored Video] What’s Romance Got to Do With It?: Thoughts After Watching BEFORE MIDNIGHT

Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke) in Before Midnight directed by Richard Linklater.

This, you see, is the eternal question for me: Am I a romantic or not? As a film journalist, I need to serve many masters — drama, documentary, comedy, horror, etc. — and since I tend to favor independent releases, ’cause that’s where the truly exciting, innovative stuff is going on, I suppose my narrative …

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Apr
28

Pierce Brosnan on LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED

Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm connect in ways neither expected in LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED.

Sometimes the wedding videographers are pointing their cameras in the wrong direction. Susanne Bier’s LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED takes place mostly in a villa in Sorrento, where a young and rather conflicted couple (Molly Blixt Egelind and Sebastian Jessen) are getting married. But the kids are not the only ones being put through changes; …

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