The man loves "Beaches"!
Poll: Does Your Guy Secretly Love Date Movies?: Yes. No.
What's your favorite romantic movie—Gone With The Wind? West Side Story? The Notebook? Yawn. Sure, those are great, heart-swelling films, but you've probably seen them. If you're looking for something a little different, check out our list of love stories that the Academy, in its infinite wisdom, somehow missed. Below are twenty-five gems—some you'll have heard of and some will be brand new, but all of them will leave you enchanted—and maybe a bit teary.
We went to go see that romantic comedy He's Just Not That Into You because a.) we have tons real life experience on the topic and b.) we were huge, huge fans of the book by former Sex and the City writers Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. As much as it pains us to admit it, Greg's straight talk taught us a lot. Which is why we were hoping for an equally dark, punch-in-the-stomach movie to shatter all the unrealistic Hollywood happy ending cliches that screw with our heads. Instead we were disappointed by the ending, and wondered if men were more complicated than given credit for and if the women just needed some hobbies.
Sex and the City is headed to the big screen yet again. And while it might be popular to deconstruct the politics of the franchise, there's no reason to feel guilty about enjoying it. There's more to Sex and the City that just shopping and sexual conquest. If you look a little closer, you might even see the tragedy.
Our friends over at The Frisky have compiled a list of the "Ten Chick Flicks He'll Love." Did their picks make us cheer or groan? Join host Allison Castillo as she sings and dances her way through the suggestions. The LoveFeed is YourTango's daily round-up of love, sex and relationship news and trends. New episodes Tuesday-Saturday.
Edinburgh researchers at Heriot Wyatt University are blaming romantic comedy movies for encouraging "unrealistic expectations" when it comes to relationships and love. Romantic comedy watchers walk away thinking trust and commitment should happen immediately, sex is always earth-shatteringly good, and all sorts of soft, fuzzy internal messages can be transmitted through a lingering glance. Romantic comedies they think also force some people to communicate less and expect more from their relationships.
We'll be damned if date night means venturing out in this cold. Factor in the crazy, package-laden shoppers, and our desire to depart drops to zero. The toastiest alternative to going out? Staying in. Bunker down with a cozy throw and a holiday flick that warms the soul (if not the toes!). Hot cocoa and a snuggly date are highly recommended. After all, he'll love being under the covers with you, and you'll love staying under cover! Check out YourTango's top holiday movies.
Warning: this post kinda contains a spoiler about the movie, but chillax, you'll live! I saw the teen film Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist over the weekend. The first half of the film was everything I wanted: Kat Dennings' (Norah) amazing, amazing lips; schmoopy Michael Cera (Nick), who I just wanted to give big mama bear squeeze to; a great supporting role from a busted-ass car even worse than the '83 VW I used to drive; fun music. Then this weird sub-plot about Norah never having had an orgasm before appeared halfway through the film and I was, like, "Whaaaaaaaaat?"
If you're like me, you're counting down the days until Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, starring Juno's Michael Cera and Charlie Bartlett's Kat Dennings, hits theaters. Jessica Grose over at Jezebel is, too, but she's grown weary of the "earnest fumbling manchildren of film" so often portrayed as on-screen boyfriends. Cera seems to play the same role over and over: the "hypersensitive, passive, awkward semi-loser:" cute on-screen but too weak-willed, inexperienced and whiny to date or try to sleep with in real life.
From "Stranger Than Fiction" to Enchanted", one man lists the best movies to watch on a date. Not only will these movies appeal to both guys and girls but they are also completely make-out friendly. This list mixes both new and classic movie titles, fun favorites, thrillers and romantic comedies.
From The New York Times By Mireya Navarro A FEW years ago, Michelle Borth went topless for a movie, and she thought: “That’s it. That’s my last topless scene.” Then she read the script for the new HBO show “Tell Me You Love Me.” The show required frontal nudity and such explicit sex scenes that the first question asked at a press conference with television critics last July was: “Did anybody actually do it?” The answer was no, but Ms. Borth, who plays Jamie in “Tell Me,” is not faulting anyone for wondering. Tango’s Take