11 Conversations You Have After a Teenager Takes Over Your Tinder

A few weeks ago, I lent my smartphone to my nineteen-year-old cousin while I was getting my hair cut. I thought she would use it to download Candy Crush or play Words With Friends, but when she handed the phone back to me, she smirked and pointed to the Tinder icon. And then I heard the "bzzzz" of an incoming message. » 12/07/14 9:15pm 12/07/14 9:15pm

The New Fall TV Rom Coms Look Nothing Like My Dating Life

A couple months ago, I deleted Tinder from my phone, fed up with the deluge of passive, shirtless guys on there. Great idea, thanks for the memories, but I'm gone. Some of my friends still entertain it, gathering stories to be published in Fangoria, I presume. There are so many awkward tales that network TV… » 10/06/14 6:00pm 10/06/14 6:00pm

A Guide to Every Mindy Project Rom Com Reference

The finale of season two of The Mindy Project, which aired last night, was chock full of so many references and reinterpretations of three of Nora Ephron's most famous movies they were hard to keep track of. » 5/07/14 4:00pm 5/07/14 4:00pm

Earworm: Iggy Azalea and Keyshia Cole's Cover of 'I'm Coming Out'

What we did to deserve this, I don't know, but I will take my medicine: Iggy Azalea and Keyshia Cole have paired up to record a version of "I'm Coming Out" for movie of the year, The Other Woman. » 4/03/14 1:40pm 4/03/14 1:40pm

Here's Gravity Reimagined as a Rom Com (It Lacks Gravitas)

If you liked the new Alfonso Cuarón film Gravity — starring America's Sweetheart Sandra Bullock and Professional Cary Grant impersonator George Chiseled Jaw Clooney — but wished it had just a leeeetle more flirty bickering, physical comedy and romance, you're in luck. » 10/09/13 10:50am 10/09/13 10:50am

Facebook Has Deconstructed All the Fun Out of the RomCom

The RomCom is having enough time remaining culturally relevant without being stripped down to its bare, blocking-mechanism bones by our crippling reliance on social media to provide us with cheat sheets on prospective love interests. A Case of You, your soon-to-be OnDemand pick of the weekend, dispenses with clever… » 10/05/13 4:00pm 10/05/13 4:00pm

There is a Rom Com Coming Out Called Jewtopia

Yes this is a trailer for a real movie and no, we have no idea why a man pretending to be Jewish to get a girl is interesting but that's apparently the premise of the movie Jewtopia, coming out this week in very limited release. Ivan Sergei plays Christian O’Connell, a man who wants to marry a Jewish "Because I never… » 9/17/13 2:20pm 9/17/13 2:20pm

Woman's Life Sounds Like the Most Horrifying Romcom Ever

In January 2012, Melissa Dohme's ex-boyfriend stabbed her 32 times. In court this week, Dohme said: "I can't even look at it as anything bad anymore." Why? Because the paramedic who saved her life is now the love of her life. (She's also graduated from college and become a nurse since the attack.) » 8/15/13 3:20pm 8/15/13 3:20pm

Paula Patton's New Rom-Com has Great Name That is Not a Bad Pun

For those of you who can't wait until Valentine's Day 2014 (only 280 days left!!!) to see Paula Patton in another romantic comedy, FEAR NOT because she's in a new one that's not a subpar remake of About Last Night. This movie comes out in October, she plays a flight attendant and it is called...Baggage Claim. » 5/10/13 6:40pm 5/10/13 6:40pm

It's Not Too Late to Save the Rom-Com From Itself

Most everything you ever wanted to learn about relationships you learned from having your own, but everything else you ever wanted to learn about relationships, you learned by watching other people have them. And there is no better, easier more $3.99-kind-of-way to watch other people have them than vicariously, thanks… » 2/24/13 11:00am 2/24/13 11:00am

Mindy Kaling And The Heart Of Rom-Coms

The New Yorker ran an excerpt from Mindy Kaling's book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, in which she discusses how women are portrayed in romantic comedies. Her stereotypes — the Klutz, the Ethereal Weirdo, the Sassy Best Friend — ring true, but here's what really grabbed our attention: » 9/26/11 4:50pm 9/26/11 4:50pm

Amanda Seyfriend & You Have The Same Christmas Tradition

On romcoms: "I don't think I'm being very 'artistic' when I do them, but I'm not doing it for that reason. Romantic comedies make me happy. I watch Love Actually every Christmas." » 3/08/11 8:31pm 3/08/11 8:31pm

The Bachelorette's Macho Sham

The Bachelorette is slowly eating my brain. I blame Frank. And Chris. And Roberto and all the other rejected, Disney prince-esque castoffs. Because they have seduced me with their unrealistic, romcom ways. » 7/19/10 10:56am 7/19/10 10:56am

Angelina Just Can't Do The Flirty Bridesmaid Movie

You may know that Angelina's part in Salt was written for Tom Cruise. But as As Jay A. Fernandez writes: "No actress in Hollywood history has been able to chisel out the supremacy Jolie has in a male-dominated genre." » 7/15/10 3:23pm 7/15/10 3:23pm