Title image for SINGLE ALL THE WAY. Thin vertical images of characters tied together with a red bow with the title below and the tag line above: "Peter and Nick are just friends. Peter's family knows better." The characters from left to right are: Peter's sister Lisa (a blonde white woman with a bob haircut wearing a green sweater and jeans), Peter's Aunt Sandy (a blonde white woman with a wavy bob wearing a low-cut green dress and a leopard print coat), Nick (a Black man with a beard wearing a brown scarf who is laughing), Peter (a white man with brown hair who is smiling and wearing a grey sweater and a blue coat), and Peter's mother Carol (a white woman with brown hair who is wearing reindeer antlers who has her hands clasped by her face and is wearing a green coat that is belted at the waist).

Review: SINGLE ALL THE WAY Might Just Make Your Spirit (or Your Cold Dead Heart) Feel Brighter

I'm embarrassed by how long it took me to pick up on the glaringly obvious play on words in Single All the Way. In my defense, it's really not the best title for a schmaltzy movie about a home-for-the-holidays man searching high and low for true love that turns out to have been sitting beside … Continue reading Review: SINGLE ALL THE WAY Might Just Make Your Spirit (or Your Cold Dead Heart) Feel Brighter

A white man with blonde/grey hair in a stained olive drab jumpsuit and tool belt, wearing gloves is standing outside a stone inn. The lamp posts behind him are wrapped in brightly colored knitted scarves. He is looking at a white woman next to him who has long brown wavy hair. She is wearing a tan trench coat. In one hand she carries two bags and in her other hand she has a wide brimmed wine colored hat. They are looking at each other with interest.

Review: There Are Worse Places For Your Eyeballs Than A CASTLE FOR CHRISTMAS

If you’re a white American rom-com heroine of a Certain Age ™ whose life has gone all topsy turvy, chances are good that you’ll end up in Scotland with a down-on-his-luck-Duke, his scrappy dog, and his sagging castle (not a euphemism). I mean, Scotland must test off-the-charts with viewers over forty because I feel like … Continue reading Review: There Are Worse Places For Your Eyeballs Than A CASTLE FOR CHRISTMAS

Title poster for the THE CHRISTMAS SETUP. The title is in red and gold letters. Below Fran Drescher in a red plaid belted top holds mistletoe over Patrick's (in a green sweater) and Hugo's (in a red sweater) heads. Patrick's arm is around Hugo's shoulder and Hugo is kissing Patrick's cheek.

Review: Set Yourself a YuleTubing Date With THE CHRISTMAS SETUP

The Christmas Setup is a sweet movie that sometimes moves more slowly than a line of cars in a 1980s mall parking lot at Christmas-time. Personally, I have a deep wish that they had kept the same storyline of Fran Drescher as a widowed mother determined to set up her home-for-the-holidays, somewhat uptight, big-city lawyer … Continue reading Review: Set Yourself a YuleTubing Date With THE CHRISTMAS SETUP

Review: Prospects Are Good For Enjoying AN ASTROLOGICAL GUIDE FOR BROKEN HEARTS

Look, is An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts going to win awards? Honestly, ever since Emily in Paris got nominated for an Emmy, I don’t even try to guess about what will and won’t win awards. But, my general point is that this is not prestige television. No, this is tasty-but-uncomplicated, rom-com comfort food where … Continue reading Review: Prospects Are Good For Enjoying AN ASTROLOGICAL GUIDE FOR BROKEN HEARTS

Title poster for LOVE HARD. Across the top there are red and white draw Christmas lights. Below that in small font is a tagline that reads "A romantic comedy about the lies we tell for love." Below that it says A NETFLIX FILM lovehard (with a small text typing box above the word hard) below that are the stars' names Nina Dobrev, Jimmy O. Yang, Darren Barnet. Nov. 5 Netflix. Below that there is a picture of Nina Dobrev wearing a white winter hat and holding a green phone in her hands. Her fingernails are painted red. On either side are hand drawn pictures of cell phones with a photo of Jimmy O. Yang in one and Darren Barnet in the other. Around her head are small red drawings of things like a present, a thumbs down, a heart, a paper airplane, a Christmas tree, and a thumbs up.

YuleTube Review: LOVE HARD Has Some Charm, But So Much More Potential

It’s like the people behind Love Hard asked themselves, “What would happen if we used a tried and true holiday rom-com formula with perfectly fine actors in all the roles, but we made sure that none of them have any real romantic chemistry together?” Just none. Picture trying to light fireworks that have been sitting … Continue reading YuleTube Review: LOVE HARD Has Some Charm, But So Much More Potential