Valentine’s Day may be over, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop binge-watching our favorite romantic comedies! From Sabrina to You’ve Got Mail, I have my go-to films that I can’t help but love, flaws and all. Of course, sometimes these movies may shape our own beliefs about love and relationships in an unrealistic … Continue reading The Weekend Five: Romantic Comedy Plots That Don’t Work Out in Real Life
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s likely (and natural!) that my blog will revolve around relationships even more than usual this month. After all, aren’t the images of love and ridiculous grand gestures exactly what the media wants to ingrain in our consumer-driven/chocolate-addicted minds? That’s why we watch romantic comedies in our oversized sweatshirts … Continue reading The Friday Five: Types of Romantic Comedy Couples
It has become a widely accepted fact that the plots of romantic comedies are just not realistic (for further proof, see here and here). Growing up with the now often-parodied teen flicks of the 90s and early 2000s, I can attest to the fact that the movies I watched when I was younger played a … Continue reading The Role of Women in Romantic Comedies
Let me preface this entry by saying that first of all, I’m a sucker for romantic comedies. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy a cheesy love story every now and then, even if it did have a questionable soundtrack and plotline. As long as the script is solid, the characters are likable … Continue reading The Friday Five: Misconceptions of Romantic Comedies
It’s crazy to believe how much can happen in one year! I recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of my college graduation, and am coming up on my one-year anniversary at work. College seniors are now going through their own graduations and beginning their post-grad lives. In honor of Graduation Season, I’d like to share a … Continue reading Link Love Thursday: Graduation Is Here!
Two years ago, I shared a list of some of my favorite literary love quotes of all time. The list appealed to bibliophiles of all kinds, and remains one of my most popular blogs to date! This year, in honor of Valentine’s Day, I would like to bring my movie-loving readers five of my favorite … Continue reading Best Cinematic Love Quotes
“Everybody is wrong about everything, just about all of the time.” – Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto * As a society, we have an overwhelming need to share every thought we have whenever we can. Of course, this doesn’t apply to all of us in every moment, but more … Continue reading Is Honesty The Best Policy?
I’ve always wondered what really happened after the final scenes of a romantic comedy. Sure, the two lead characters share a romantic kiss atop the Empire State Building/in the rain at the big football game/as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve/in the middle of someone else’s wedding, but then what? Will they ride … Continue reading Battle of the Grand Gestures vs. The Little Things
So I’m sprucing up my human resources essay when I decide to check my blog reader to see which of my bloggers has updated today. Imagine my surprise when I find out I’ve won the Very Inspirational Blogger Award, all thanks to the lovely Julie Gabrielle Ann at Of A Writerly Sort. What a huge … Continue reading I Just Won The Very Inspirational Blogger Award!
Valentine’s Day may be behind us, but that certainly doesn’t make relationship-themed articles and posts any less timely! From the romantic to the practical, these pieces celebrate that crazy phenomenon we call “love” and give us a greater insight into some of its mysteries. Check them out this weekend – you may learn something new! … Continue reading The Friday Five: Best Valentine’s Day Posts