Rom-coms used to be a cash cow and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
The Prince Avalanche director finds life in the Texas rubble
“I’ll be there for you ... and others in our census bracket”
A new book explores why marriage movies are just like marriages: hard to make work.
Like marriage, This Is 40 is long, aimless and worth it.
On Wednesdays I keep the city council broadcasts dialed up in the office for the high irritainment value. Besides, you never know what'll happen. Take yesterday, for instance. There were a few things I wanted to keep an eye on, but at the bottom of the bottom of the list was Addendum Item No. 10, ... More >>
You better watch out.
Long-haired dreamer has predictably profound effect on his siblings.
I predicted in the premiere episode recap of Top Chef Just Desserts (because, like Gail Simmons, we must always refer to it as Top Chef Just Desserts and nothing other than Top Chef Just Desserts) that Princess Dexter (Seth) and Zamboyant (Zac) would prove to be powerful allies and/or enemies for ... More >>
Illustration by Andrea GrimesUpdate at 8:35 p.m.: The Dallas Police Department has sent a statement from Chief David Brown regarding his comments about the increase in the number of reported sexual assaults this year -- and the reaction to them. It reads, in full:Chief Brown wants to emphasize, " ... More >>
This is, essentially, a "closure" post. I think we all have to come terms with the fact that Fort Worth/Cool's Casey James was let go in favor of the inferior Lee DeWyze. Whether or not I think CJ should be the American Idol, I've blogged the finale because he and a couple of other North Texans w ... More >>
This got buried beneath the stack of legal docs currently devouring my desk, but I'd just hate it if you missed out on Your Big Break: Spike TV, the network for dudes and Star Wars movie marathons and Entourage reruns, is looking for a couple of broheims to host a talk show. Only, it's not yer av ... More >>
Just a screenshot, folks. We tease just like Harlequin. Follow the links below. Thanks to Videogum and, ultimately, our copy editor for bringing ABC News' Nightline's foray into romance to my attention. She shared it because of my Paul Rudd fascination, of which I am obviously not ashamed. But anywa ... More >>
Tuesday, June 24, at Nokia Theatre
Judd Apatow's pretty good year
Sending up the biopic, Walk Hard sells cheap laughs, lame cameos and lifeless Cox
Judd Apatow explains himself
Judd Apatow delivers another spot-on geek fantasy come true in Knocked Up
Your guide to summer's hottest films
AFI offers the usual slew of sympathetic losers, but a good measure of Zooey
At South by Southwest, there's a lot of light shown in the dark
Parker Posey and Paul Rudd get their OH faces on
The 40-Year-Old Virgin gets a heart-on while telling wonderfully dirty jokes
Will Ferrell's Anchorman is dumb, and funny, as hell
Summer lovin' with Wet Hot American Summer
Neil LaBute tries to be nice but comes off very savage
This time it's the woman who manipulates the man in Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things
Ugly Americans move into The Château
There's a lot of worst things about Next Best Thing
Cider House recounts Homer's odyssey to find his very own life
Coolness and a cast of dozens can't save 200 Cigarettes
Trivial and proud of it, Clueless is an improbably entertaining time-waster