chick flick


by mr sparkle on May 13, 2011 · 0 comments

in Film

You don’t have to look much further than my poetically written Summer Movie Preview to see that Bridesmaids, a comedy following the hijinks of an engaged woman and her Bridal Party as they prepare for the happiest day of one her life, has been designated a referendum on whether or not Chick Flicks can suck. Of course, Chick Flicks can potentially kick just as much ass as anything else out there, but with the awful aftertaste of Sex and the City 2 still stanking up the category a year later, it’s inexplicably rare for them to work.

But Bridesmaids works not only as a Chick Flick, but as a comedy in general that, even though it may follow women during a stereotypically feminine event, fails to seem any more appropriate for chicks than dudes.

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By leaps and bounds, the worst genre in Hollywood right now is the Romantic Comedy. They’re rarely romantic or comedic, except maybe in the most basic definition of the latter word (which only implies that no one dies). More often than not, they’re written along one recycled storyline populated with barely defined characters.

Having this low standard to live up to, No Strings Attached feels like a relative work of truth and beauty. It won’t go down as the great redeemer of its genre, but it nails the fundamental aspects of a Romcom and, for once, your boyfriend won’t complain about being dragged to a chick flick.
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Few films have been so fair game for mocking and online-snarkery than the Twilight movies – two flicks that failed to achieve any resemblance to reality, and spiraled instead towards Mary Sue stereotypes perpetuated by stiff, unintentionally hilarious dialogue and acting.  Revelers of the awful cinema, like myself, certainly have no room to complain.  But with Eclipse, the third in the series, we’re all going to have to give Jacob, Edward and Bella a break because it turns out – hold onto your butts – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse fails to be a that bad of a film. [click to continue…]

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