Holiday Movie Bonanza Begins!

Holiday Movie Bonanza Begins!

It’s that time of year again! And by that time of year, I mean Daylight Savings Time. Suddenly it's dark by five and the outdoors have become frigid and unwelcoming. But it's also the time of year that my streaming services serve up my favorite genre of goofy rom-com: the holiday goofy rom-com! I'm here to tell you which ones to gobble up like sugar cookies, which ones to slice thinly like fruitcake, and which ones to avoid like coal in your stocking.

Eh, It's-A Italy: Seconda Parte

Eh, It's-A Italy: Seconda Parte

I’ve gone back to Italy for more! A month ago, I reviewed two Netflix Italian rom-coms that came out this year. Just in case you were worried that those two movies constituted the entirety of Netflix's Italy-set rom-coms released in 2022, I'm here to tell you that there are at least two more available. If you can't get enough of Vespas riding through sun-drenched wineries, I'm here to tell you where to get your fix.

Ehh, It's-A Italy

Ehh, It's-A Italy

I have never been to Italy. And honestly, it's not that high on my list of places to go. I'm much more drawn to a misty Irish moor than a sun-drenched Italian villa. I prefer whiskey to wine and potatoes to pasta, and I've got a little too much American get-er-done-itis to settle properly into the leisurely lifestyle I've been led to believe Italians live. But that doesn't mean I'm not susceptible to Italy-porn. I like a good tomato sauce montage as much as the next girl, and I wouldn't say no to a Vespa ride through an olive grove. I don't have any fun travel on the books until next year, so I scratched the itch last night with two Italy-centric rom-coms on Netflix.

There is No Creature on Earth More Beautiful Than Jennifer Lopez

There is No Creature on Earth More Beautiful Than Jennifer Lopez

She's been iconically hot since 2000, when she showed up at the Grammys in a filmy green dress that was instantly seared into the popular consciousness. As a singer and dancer she's had her fair share of incredible looks, but it's her career as an actress that has really solidified her into one of this generation's hottest women. Her movie career seems to have guided by a single principle: is there an opportunity for me to look smoking hot in this film?

Jane Austen is the Benevolent Matriarch of All Romancelandia

Jane Austen is the Benevolent Matriarch of All Romancelandia

Her novels form the basis for the entire genre, and they contain tropes that are still wildly popular today. If old Jane could see the sprawling proliferation of media created from her works, I think she'd be proud...if shocked at how far we've come from hand-holding. This week I watched two very different Austen remakes, and y'all, I have thoughts.

Sweet Teen Babies in Love!

Sweet Teen Babies in Love!

I've been having a stressful week, so when I finally had a chance to fire up the old Netflix machine I was looking for something sweet and easy. I found it in the very charming new series Heartstopper, about a group of British teenagers navigating the complications of gender, orientation, and relationships.

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