Many Movie Reviews (Mostly Rom-Coms): THE HATING GAME (2021); FINDING YOU (2021); CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? (2021); TALL GIRL (2019); MIXTAPE (2021), BOOK OF LOVE (2022); I WANT YOU BACK (2022)

THE HATING GAME (2021)FINDING YOU (2021)CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? (2021)TALL GIRL (2019)MIXTAPE (2021)BOOK OF LOVE (2022)I WANT YOU BACK (2021) THE HATING GAME (2021) Good chemistry between romantic leads can go a really long way in your run-of-the-mill rom-com. And it's basically what carries The Hating Game through all one hour and forty-two minutes. … Continue reading Many Movie Reviews (Mostly Rom-Coms): THE HATING GAME (2021); FINDING YOU (2021); CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? (2021); TALL GIRL (2019); MIXTAPE (2021), BOOK OF LOVE (2022); I WANT YOU BACK (2022)

Title image for Season 2. The background buildings and Eiffel tower are pink. The sky is and water below the foot bridge are blue. Emily stands at center in a lilac dress that has many ruffles and an open back. She is wearing high heels and one arm reaches back to hold the skirt of the dress as she looks over one shoulder at the viewer. At the top it says A NETFLIX SERIES. At the bottom it says: SHE'S BACK FOR AMOUR AND COMING IN HAUTE EMILY IN PARIS

Review: EMILY IN PARIS Season 2 Where La Dame PiPi Changed Everything For Me

Bienvenue to season two of Emily in Paris where the writers basically say: Screw you! We all complained so bitterly about last season but still binged it in droves, so the writers have no hesitation about hurling the same colorful dreck at us again this season. Is that an exaggeration? Maybe. But only slightly. Yes, … Continue reading Review: EMILY IN PARIS Season 2 Where La Dame PiPi Changed Everything For Me

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