Romantic Comedy

Say Anything…

November 1, 2013

In 1989, Cameron Crowe made his directorial debut with what many consider to be one of his best films, “Say Anything…” It wasn’t one of the top films at the box office that year, but it certainly found its audience since then and is still hailed by many to be one of the great romantic films out there. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we talk about Crowe’s first film.

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Sleepless in Seattle

October 25, 2013

While romantic comedies may be dead in our current day and age, they were alive and well 20 years ago when Norah Ephron’s “Sleepless in Seattle” came out. And what sort of hurdle did they put between the couple to keep them apart until the end of the film? Why, they had them on opposite sides of the country and never actually had them meet until the very end of the film! It’s genius! Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we talk about this fantastic 1993 film, the latest in our romantic comedy series.

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Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

October 18, 2013

Peter Sollett was an indie film director that got his ‘big’ Hollywood break with 2008’s Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, a simple, honest sweet film that did well enough at the box office for him to get to continue his career as a director. This sweet film is the next in our fun-filled Horror-spectacular month of Romantic Comedy that we’re right in the middle of. It’s actually quite a fun series. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we talk about this cute indie RomCom, possibly the first in our discussion that truly fits the genre.

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About a Boy

October 11, 2013

We continue our Romantic Comedy series with a film that really puts that genre to the test — 2002’s About a Boy, directed by Chris and Paul Weitz. Is it a RomCom? Is it a comedy drama? Or a RomComDram? It’s hard to say, but it is a great film that is full of honesty, heart, and human connection. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we talk about this great film.

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(500) Days of Summer

October 4, 2013

It’s October, which must mean it’s time for another month of horror, right? Wrong! This month, we’re turning the tables on all the Freddies and Jasons and Michaels and will be spending the month talking about romantic comedies! Our first stop? Marc Webb’s feature film debut, 2009’s “(500) Days of Summer.” Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we discuss one of our favorite romantic comedies out there.

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Joe versus the Volcano

April 13, 2012

What does a flibbertigibbet, bubaru, a set of artificial testicles, a luggage salesman, a brain cloud, and a volcano hungry for human sacrifices have in common? They’re all part of the vastly underrated and misunderstood existential comedy from 1990, Joe Versus the Volcano.

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