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Dear John


Monday, June 7 2010

Dear John / Dear Nicholas Sparks, I'm Breaking Up With You

Since I can’t bear to think about any of it for more than a minute without falling into a nostalgic regret-tinged swoon over what might have been, I’ll get to the point. I owe you that much (but not enough to actually tell you this in person, or on the phone).

Thursday, February 4 2010

Dear John

Clichés suffuse Dear John, including the repetitious soft-focus close-ups of Amanda Seyfried and excuses to get Channing Tatum's shirt off.


Friday, February 19 2010

Hey, Hollywood, women are smarter than men; so why does Hollywood continue to dumb down to them?

The star-heavy romantic comedy "Valentine's Day" banged an out-of-the-park box office homer over the weekend, racking up $52 million in ticket sales. A week earlier, the

Friday, February 5 2010

Nicholas Sparks is a master of romance, and Hollywood knows it

LOS ANGELES — Hours before the Hollywood premiere of "Dear John" earlier this week, best-selling author Nicholas Sparks was sitting in the expensive hotel room he'd

Wednesday, February 3 2010

'Dear John' might threaten 'Avatar's' perch at box office

LOS ANGELES — "Avatar" will have to fight off "The Hurt Locker" at next month's Academy Awards, but James Cameron's sci-fi blockbuster faces a more imminent

Monday, February 1 2010

Dear Amanda: love letters from Seyfried

Just from looking at her, anyone can guess the answer to this question. But ask it anyway, man. You're a professional! Ms. Amanda Seyfried, star

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