Posts Tagged ‘romantic comedy’
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New to View: Dec. 22

The following titles are being released on Tuesday, Dec. 22, unless otherwise noted: The War With Grandpa (Blu-ray + DVD + digital) Details: 2020, Universal Studios Home Entertainment Rated: PG, rude humor, language, thematic elements The lowdown: Robert De Niro earns a paycheck in this innocuous comedy about Peter (Oakes Fegley), an average sixth grader […]

New to View: Dec. 1

By Bob Bloom The following titles are being released on Tuesday, Dec. 1, unless otherwise noted: Chernobyl (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + digital) Details: 2019, Warner Home Entertainment-HBO Home Entertainment Rated: Not rated, disturbing images The lowdown: This HBO, five-part miniseries looks at one of the worst man-made nuclear accident in history; the massive […]

New to View: Nov. 24

By Bob Bloom The following titles are being released on Tuesday, Nov. 24, unless otherwise noted: The Irishman: Special Edition (Blu-ray) Details: 2019, The Criterion Collection Rated: R, graphic violence, language The lowdown: The dialogue in “The Irishman” is rather mundane and dull, but the meaning behind the words — ah, that is something completely […]

New to View: June 9

By Bob Bloom The following titles are being released on Tuesday, June 9, unless otherwise noted: An Unmarried Woman: Special Edition (Blu-ray) Details: 1978, The Criterion Collection Rated: R, language, sexual content The lowdown: Jill Clayburgh stars in writer-director Paul Mazursky’s story of a woman’s journey of self-discovery in 1970s New York City. Clayburgh portrays […]

Last Christmas

It doesn’t come close to melting your heart, but Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding make for a cheerful duo and there’s enough life and spirit in the film to at least keep you warm for the holidays.

New to View: May 21

By Bob Bloom The following titles are being released on Tuesday, May 21, unless otherwise noted: Isn’t It Romantic (Blu-ray + DVD + digital) Details: 2019, Warner Home Video Rated: PG-13, sexual material, drug references, language The lowdown: This film, starring Rebel Wilson, is a satire on romantic comedies, that also explores the tropes that […]

The Long Shot (2019)

What could have been a rather humdrum film that went through the romantic-comedy-motions explores moral dilemmas and is not short on laugh-out-loud moments.

ReelBob: ‘Juliet, Naked’ ★★★★½

By Bob Bloom “Juliet, Naked” is about many things: the illusion and obsession about fame and celebrity, the regrets of choices, the fear of abandoning your comfort zone and the mistakes of simply settling. But most of all, the movie, based on a novel by Nick Hornby (“About a Boy”), is about following your heart […]