Romantic Comedy

View From the Top

View From the Top

Rating:  How does this crap get made? Better yet, why do people agree to star in them? Paltrow won a damn Oscar. Ruffalo has a…

Punch-Drunk Love

Punch Drunk Love

Rating:  Where to start? Well, I guess the beginning is the best place. First, we have an Adam Sandler movie that’s as far away from…

Leap Year

Leap Year

Rating:  Ah the rom com. The district where handsome, successful guys suck and dudes who are poor as dirt, but have good hearts are the…

Knocked Up

Knocked Up

Rating:  I gotta say that I’m not a big fan of “gross out” comedy. It’s not to say that it needs to be gross to…

Jet Lag

Jet Lag

Rating:  Merde is French for “shit,” right? Well, this movie bites in any language. As if watching a dubbed movie wasn’t bad enough; I was…

Jersey Girl

Jersey Girl

Rating:  Who, exactly, did they think was the target audience for this piece of crap? Of course I wasted my time watching it, but I’m…

In Good Company

In Good Company

Rating:  There’s a weird sheen over this whole movie. Perhaps it’s the strange similarity (in title only) to In the Company of Men. In fact,…

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Rating:  Looking at the movie’s tagline, the only rule this boring-ass flick broke was the “keep crappy movies under an hour and a half” rule….

Four Christmases

Four Christmases

Rating:  Nothing about this movie spoke to it being good. Ok, you have Vince Vaughn, who I tend to find pretty funny–and is sometimes hilarious–and…

First Daughter

First Daughter

Rating:  So Katie Holmes might have been on my imaginary “if I were to stray for a Hollywood starlette” list. That was before she fell…

Drinking Buddies

Drinking Buddies

Rating:  Is there such a thing as disposable cinema? I mean I know there’s plenty of straight-to-video, tax write-off crap that pollutes Netflix like a…

Crazy Stupid Love

Crazy Stupid Love

Rating:  I’m not sure why it is every movie I see these days has Ryan Gosling in it. First there was Drive. Then The Ides…

Coming to America

Coming to America

Rating:  No matter which way you slice it, this thing is a classic. The plot is weak and formulaic. The direction is lame and amateurish….

Amelie

Amelie

Rating:  I always hate to praise the French (sorry, the Freedom), but in this case, there’s really no way to avoid it. American movies seem…

Along Came Polly

Along Came Polly

Rating:  This movie was a waste of time for everyone involved. It was like an ode to mediocrity and conventionalism. If there was a screenwriting…

About a Boy

About a Boy

Rating:  I always find book adaptations fascinating. There are some books out there that feel as if the authors actually wrote with actors in mind,…