Tag Archive: Romantic Comedy

Jul
21

CFQ Post-Mortem: THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE; More on INCEPTION

In the latest weekly installment of CFQ’s Post-Mortem Podcast, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski offer a free-form follow-up to this Cinefantastique Podcast, including further in-depth insights on the dreamscape of Christopher Nolan’s INCEPTION and a look at the big-budget disappointment, THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE, starring Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel, and loosely inspired by …

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Jul
15

CFQ Post-Mortem: DESPICABLE ME; More on PREDATORS

In CFQ’s Post-Mortem Podcast (or should that be Podcast Post-Mortem?), Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski offer a free-form follow-up to the regular Cinefantastique Podcast, including further in-depth insights on the minutia of PREDATORS and a look at the week’s other big genre release, DESPICABLE ME, the hilarious 3-D animated film from Universal Pictures. Also included …

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Jun
18

CYRUS and LET IT RAIN

Household War: John C. Reilly (left) faces down Jonah Hill in CYRUS.

Wow. Four films worth talking about, all opening in the same week, and I’ve got interviews for all of them. I’m also pretty strung out to begin with, so I’m not going to attempt to get them all in within a single show, or even a couple of shows. Instead, we’ll start off with two …

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Jun
13

Cinefantastique Podcast: MICMACS

Clowntime is Over: Dany Boon confronts the enemy in MICMACS.

The premiere audio review of science fiction, fantasy, and horror is back with another exciting episode! This time, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski eschew the big-time summer blockbusters in favor of the French comedy–fantasy MICMACS (Micmacs a tire-lairgot, or “Non-stop Madness”), latest surreal confectionery from supreme stylist Jean-Pierre Jeunet (who charmed audience with AMELIE). Also this …

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Mar
07

MMP at the 2010 Spirit Awards

Well, “next to” the Spirit Awards might be more accurate. We weren’t actually at the ceremonies, but over the past year we’ve been fortunate enough to cover a fair number of the 2010 winners. So if the acceptance speeches didn’t get anywhere close enough to satisfying your curiosity about how these films came about, click …

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Jul
24

Max Mayer on ADAM

A Beautiful, If Somewhat Perplexed, Mind: Rose Byrne and Hugh Dancy in ADAM

Turning out to be a rough month for romance, isn’t it? ADAM, the new drama directed by Max Mayer and starring Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne, doesn’t skip back and forth within its time line or offer the narrative flamboyancy of (500) DAYS OF SUMMER, but that doesn’t mean that the course of love is …

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Jul
17

THE SUMMER OF CORRECTIONS: iTunes Repost for (500) DAYS OF SUMMER and Release Date for IN THE LOOP

Turns out there may be some trouble downloading the (500) DAYS OF SUMMER episode on iTunes, so this is a repost that hopefully will fix things. If you had trouble downloading on iTunes before, give it a shot again. If you wind up getting two copies of this ep, well, consider that twice the MMP …

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Jul
16

Marc Webb on (500) DAYS OF SUMMER

Director Marc Webb (right) works with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel on (500) DAYS OF SUMMER

Ain’t love grand? Uh, no, not necessarily, and especially not if you’re a character in an independent film, where relationships are far more likely to crash upon the rocky shoals of discord than find a safe harbor in Happily-Ever-Afterland. And I prefer that, really, especially since what passes for mainstream romantic-comedy these days usually turns …

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Jun
05

Donald Petrie on MY LIFE IN RUINS

Nia Vardalos (center), flanked by Rachel Dratch and Harland Williams and a buncha other folk in MY LIFE IN RUINS

Okay, let’s not kid ourselves, this weekend THE HANGOVER will be the comedy that moviegoers are lining up to see (and I can’t blame them — the thing is damn funny). But there’s another comedy opening this weekend: MY LIFE IN RUINS, starring Nia Vardalos as an ex-pat American turned Greek tour guide, Richard Dreyfuss …

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Apr
02

Director Matt Aselton on GIGANTIC

Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman (and a baby) in GIGANTIC

Ah, comes the spring! And in the spring, a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of how to protect himself from getting his butt kicked by a homicidal homeless man. At least that’s the state of things in GIGANTIC, an off-beat, New York based romantic comedy starring Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman, Jane Alexander, …

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