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Friday, September 13 2013

‘What Do Women Want?’ Offers Us More Questions to Ponder

What Do Women Want? is fascinating, with the author's well-polished prose and affective curiosity justifying its place as one of the most talked-about books of the year, sexy title aside.


Monday, October 24 2011

Other Princesses, Other Castles: The Problem with Playing Romantically in Video Games

The insensibly repetitious nature of romance present in both video game plots and in their mechanics leads to all too familiar storytelling.


Thursday, May 19 2011

Heavy (Emotional) Weather in ‘The Stormchasers’

The Stormchasers is a non-traditional entry into the Chick Lit canon as there’s a lot of scientific talk in the book and a lot of getting one’s hands dirty. Sophie Kinsella this ain’t.


Sunday, November 21 2010

Breaking Up is Hard to Do…Online

Does changing your relationship status online have to mean digital drama?


Tuesday, October 19 2010

‘Super Sad True Love Story’, Or, The Unbearable Lightness of Being Lenny Abramov

This story depicts a world that is completely absurd and out of control, which brings a lot of dark humor into it. Yet its truly scary -- you have to wonder if this is the slippery slope the real world is headed down.


Wednesday, March 3 2010

Sorry, Dante, but your princess is in another castle

Is blonde and voluptuous a sufficient motive for harrowing hell?


Wednesday, February 3 2010

Love Is a Backwards Kick: The Romance of Karateka

How does effort fit into the romance equation?


Wednesday, December 2 2009

Little Women: Brilliant Book, Flawed Film

A scene shows Ryder blissfully tying up the manuscript and putting a rose under the string. That's rather like what Armstrong and the screenwriters did to the film: tied it up neatly with a pretty flower.


Thursday, September 25 2008

Pretty Vacant

The world of The Duchess should have been one of fiery tumult, but little of that foment makes it into this film’s garden party landscape.


Thursday, May 29 2008

HBO: The Movie

Michael Patrick King takes about two or three season finales' worth of tears and OMG jawdroppers and whacks them together into a big, sloppy, gooey sundae of a film that is, for better or for worse, just like the show … only longer.


Romance (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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