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14 Days of Romance Marathon
« on: February 05, 2011, 10:09:51 PM »
14 Days of Romance Marathon
What with February 14th (Valentine's Day) quickly coming upon us... this year I thought I would take this opportunity to watch 14 days of Romantic Movies and Valentine's Day Episodes of TV Series. So starting TOMORROW (2/06/11) I will begin this marathon! Movie wise I plan to concentrate mostly on Romantic Comedies... but any romance movies will be allowed. So for the next two weeks I will be watching people fall in love till I am ready to puke!  :puke:

Movies I could Choose From:
Titles in Italic I never seen before. So if you see one that shouldn't be included please let me know!
- 13 Going on 30
- 50 First Dates
- Algiers
- Aquamarine (Britt's)
- A Beautiful Mind
- Betrayal
- Bewitched
- Blast from the Past
- Blood & Chocolate
- Blue Crush
- Bridget Jones's Diary
- Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
- Bruce Almighty
- Can't Hardly Wait
- Casablanca
- Chasing Amy
- City of Angels
- Closer
- Cold Mountain
- Corpse Bride
- The Crow
- Cutting Edge
- Dirty Dancing
- Don Juan DeMarco
- Easy Virtue
- Edward Scissorhands
- Elizabethtown
- A Farewell to Arms
- The Farmer's Wife
- Feeling Minnesota
- Fever Pitch
- Fools Rush In
- Force of Nature
- Full Frontal
- Ghost Town
- The Good Witch
- Grumpy Old Men
- Grumpier Old Men
- Guess Who
- Heart & Souls
- His Girl Friday
- How to Loose a Guy in 10 Days
- I'm With Lucy
- If Tomorrow Comes
- Imagine Me & You
- Intolerable Cruelty
- It's Complicated
- Just Married
- The Lake House
- Last Chance Harvey
- Love Potion #9
- Love Story
- Maid in Manhattan
- Majestic
- The Manxman
- The Mask of Zorro
- Meet John Doe
- Mona Lisa Smile
- Mr. Deeds
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding
- My Blue Heaven
- My Super Ex-Girlfriend
- Never Been Kissed
- Notting Hill
- The Pajama Game
- Power, Passion & Murder
- Practical Magic
- Princess Diaries
- The Promise of Love
- The Proposal
- Punch-Drunk Love
- Return to Me
- Rich and Strange
- Riding in Cars with Boys
- The Ring
- Runaway Bride
- See Jane Date
- A Sensitive, Passionate Man
- Serving Sara
- Shallow Hal
- Six Days, Seven Nights
- Something's Gotta Give
- The Sweetest Thing
- Swept Away
- A Tattered Web
- The Thomas Crown Affair
- The Titanic
- Trial and Error
- The Trouble With Harry
- Trust the Man
- Twilight
- Two Moon Junction
- Two Week's Notice
- Under the Tuscan Sun
- Vanilla Sky
- The Vanishing
- Vanity Fair
- The Wedding Singer
- What a Woman Wants
- What Dreams May Come
- When Harry Met Sally...
- While You Were Sleeping
- You've Got Mail
- Zombie Honeymoon

Once again... the above movies was listed in profiler as Romance in the genre. There is many I never seen... as well as many I seen but not in a very long time. So if there is any above that should be taken off the list please let me know!

Valentine Day Episodes:

Show:
Season:  
Episode:
21 Jump Street
2
Chapel of Love
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2
Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered
Charmed
2
Animal Pragmatism
Charmed
7
Carpe Demon
Desperate Housewives
1
Love is in the Air
Desperate Housewives
2
Thank You So Much
Dharma and Greg
1
Dharma and Greg's First Romantic Valentine's Day Weekend
ER
1
Make of Two Hearts
Fear Itself
1
Community
Friends
1
The One with the Candy Hearts
Friends
8
The One with the Birthing Video
Home Improvement
1
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Joey
1
Joey and the Valentine's Date
King of Queens
1
S'Ain't Valentine's
Medium
3
The One Behind the Wheel
Picket Fences
1
Be My Valentine
Reba
2
Valentine's Day
Roseanne
3
Valentine's Day
Sabrina: The Teenage Witch
1
First Kiss
Sabrina: The Teenage Witch
2
The Equalizer
Sabrina: The Teenage Witch
3
Sabrina, the Match Maker
Sabrina: The Teenage Witch
4
Love in Bloom
Sabrina: The Teenage Witch
5
Love is a Many Complicated Thing
Smallville
6
Crimson
Spin City
1
Kiss Me Stupid
Supernatural
5
My Bloody Valentine
Tru Calling
1
Valentine
Veronica Mars
1
Ruskie Business
Veronica Mars
3
Mars, Bars
Whose Line is it Anyway?
5
Episode 505

I believe there is plenty there to keep me busy for a couple weeks? What do you think? As always... feel free to request reviews and I will try to get to them before the marathon is over. And remember... if something in that list don't belong... let me know!
« Last Edit: February 13, 2011, 09:18:39 PM by addicted2dvd »
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Re: 14 Days of Romance Marathon
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011, 10:20:20 PM »
There was a list of titles in Profiler as romance... but just didn't really seem to fit in my mind... though it has been years (if ever) since I seen them... so what is your opinion on...

- American Pie
- American Pie 2
- Braveheart
- Bugsy
- Conspiracy Theory
- EDtv
- Entrapment
- A Knight's Tale
- Legends of the Fall
- Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
- The Musketeer
- Solaris
- Wolf

Of course the main plot don't have to be Romance... but I do feel it has to be a big part of the story. Thoughts? Do the above fit in this marathon?
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Re: 14 Days of Romance Marathon
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2011, 04:23:03 AM »
It is really depending on how thin you'd like to spread the term Romance ;) Like, for me Peter Jackson's move Dead Alive (a.k.a. Braindead) has always been a romance (besides being one of the goriest films I've ever seen...).

So for me some of those would still count as romance.

So, I'd say
A Knight's Tale
ThevMusketeer
can apply either way and
Entrapment
Wolf can be considered under my additional "rule". I haven't seen all of the others on the list, but personallynI wouldn't count any of those as romance.

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Re: 14 Days of Romance Marathon
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2011, 04:33:20 AM »
Is this only an excuse to watch your Sandra Bullock's movies :tease:

BTW too bad you don't have this one since it's one of the best romantic movie I've ever seen


This is one also a good one, but you don't have it also


I can be in a romantic mood sometimes, but for 2 weeks :bash:

« Last Edit: February 06, 2011, 04:40:11 AM by Jimmy »

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Re: 14 Days of Romance Marathon
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2011, 03:07:45 PM »

Title: See Jane Date
Year: 2003
Director: Robert Berlinger
Rating: NR
Length: 90 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles: N/A

Stars:
Charisma Carpenter
David Lipper
Joshua Malina
Evan Marriott
Cameron Mathison
Eddie McClintock

Plot:
Featuring Antonio Sabato Jr. (TV's Melrose Place) and Evan Marriott (TV's Joe Millionaire), See Jane Date is a hilarious romantic comedy that will resonate with anyone who's ever vowed never to fall in love again—but couldn't help it if they did!

Jane Grant (Charisma Carpenter, TV's Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) has just received an invitation to her younger cousin's wedding, and it is engraved with two of the most dreaded words a perpetually available single can encounter: "plus guest." Come wedding day, Jane had better deliver. After all, she's already told everyone, including her meddlesome Aunt Ina (Linda Dano, TV's General Hospital) and now-famous high school nemesis Natasha Nutley (Holly Marie Combs, TV's Charmed) that she's in a serious relationship. Now Jane has two months to find a guy to fit the lie, and save face. If the series of miserable set-ups orchestrated by her well meaning best friends Eloise (Rachelle Lefevre, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind) and Amanda (Sadie LeBlanc, Get Over It) are any indication, Jane's in for big trouble. From first date to blind date, from double-date to last date, the match game is on—and with millions of men to pick from, Jane is sure to find Mr. Right, right?

Extras:
Scene Access
Bonus Trailers

My Thoughts:
I originally blind bought this movie for my love of 2 of the actresses in this movie. Holly Marie Combs (Charmed) and Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel). As it says above... this is a made for TV movie.... one that While it was a slow start... once I started to get into it turns out to be a movie I really enjoyed. It was fun seeing these 2 actresses in a non-supernatural role. Unfortunately this DVD has no movie related extras what so ever.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: 14 Days of Romance Marathon
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2011, 03:45:33 PM »
Please make sure to watch Notting Hill during this marathon. Even though, if I remember correctly, you do not like Hugh Grant.



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Re: 14 Days of Romance Marathon
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2011, 05:33:34 PM »
You are right about Hugh Grant... but that is one of the ones I was planning on checking out. Trailer for it looked pretty good. :)
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Re: 14 Days of Romance Marathon
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2011, 06:11:40 PM »

Title: Return to Me
Year: 2000
Director: Bonnie Hunt
Rating: PG
Length: 116 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
David Duchovny
Minnie Driver
Carroll O'Connor
Robert Loggia
Bonnie Hunt
David Alan Grier

Plot:
Who knew that when he ordered the special, he'd get the dish of his life? David Duchovny ("The 'X'-Files") and Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting) ignite sparks in this "warm-hearted winner" (Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Preview) about a widower and a waitress who meet and fall in love. Featuring an incredible all-star cast, this hilarious romantic comedy delivers a lot of laughs, tears and joys that will make your spirits soar.

It took a lot of coaxing to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly...not with his date, but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). With unsolicited help from Grace's match-making Grandfather (Carroll O'Connor), Bob asks her out. And as their relationship blossoms, everything seems to be going great, until an unbelievable truth is revealed...one that could easily break both of their hearts for good.

Extras:
Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Deleted Scenes
Music Videos
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
This one has some good cast in it... so I was looking forward to checking it out. But what I didn't realize until I was a good half way through the movie is that this is a movie I caught a very small part of years ago at a relative's house but never knew what it was. They had it on cable when I went and it drew me in pretty quick... but we left shortly after we got there... and I never found out what it was. So not only was this a good movie... it is one I been wanting to see for several years now.

I found this one to be a great story... very moving and fun at the same time. I like how they showed it as the heart being much more then a muscle that pumps blood. That there is something there... something special... something recognizable. This is one I definitely recommend... if you haven't seen this movie before... give it a chance.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: 14 Days of Romance Marathon
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2011, 07:14:06 PM »
Sounds interesting. I will buy it with one of my next orders.
When I put it on my Amazon wishlist, a movie popped up which I do not see in your list: "Only You" with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
I really like that movie and I think you would also.



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Re: 14 Days of Romance Marathon
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2011, 08:16:49 PM »
Thanks for the heads up Tom... I heard of it... but never seen it.
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Re: 14 Days of Romance Marathon
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2011, 09:33:02 PM »

Title: The Cutting Edge
Year: 1992
Director: Paul M. Glaser
Rating: PG
Length: 101 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Spanish: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles: French, Spanish

Stars:
D. B. Sweeney
Moira Kelly
Roy Dotrice
Terry O'Quinn
Dwier Brown
Chris Benson

Plot:
Moira Kelly (Dangerous Beauty, "The West Wing") and D. B. Sweeney (Roommates, Memphis Belle) star as polar opposites who unite on the ice for a shot at Olympic gold in this inspirational romantic comedy from acclaimed director Paul M. Glaser (The Running Man). Brimming with wit, charm and plenty of breathtaking sports action, The Cutting Edge is a real winner!

She's a rich and refined pairs figure skater whose prima donna attitude has her skating solo. He's a brash, blue-collar hockey champion with a new injury and no future. With nothing in common but their dream of reaching the Olympics, Kate and Doug are each other's last resort. Reluctantly, they join forces, but its not long before the barbs — and sparks — start flying as the unlikely pair skate towards the opportunity of a lifetime: a chance at a medal...and a chance at love.

Extras:
Scene Access
Feature Trailers
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
Pretty good movie... but I didn't care for it as much as the last couple I watched. Big difference from the last movie I watched. In the last movie it was love at first sight... but in this one... not so much. They started out the movie hating each other... then they skated around (pardon the pun) their feelings for each other for most of the movie. So much so in fact that I feel a little guilty watching it for this marathon. But as I said... a pretty good movie. I can see myself watching it again. It will be a while before I do though.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: 14 Days of Romance Marathon
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2011, 11:07:36 PM »
It don't look like I will be getting to another movie today... Maybe a Valentine episode or two.

Is this only an excuse to watch your Sandra Bullock's movies :tease:

Can you believe it... first day done with movies... and not a single Sandra Bullock movie?  :tease:
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Re: 14 Days of Romance Marathon
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2011, 11:13:19 PM »
It don't look like I will be getting to another movie today... Maybe a Valentine episode or two.

Is this only an excuse to watch your Sandra Bullock's movies :tease:

Can you believe it... first day done with movies... and not a single Sandra Bullock movie?  :tease:

Yeah, but you were thinking about Bullock while you were with Driver...  :devil:

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Re: 14 Days of Romance Marathon
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2011, 11:27:30 PM »
I plead the 5th!  :-[  :bag:
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Re: 14 Days of Romance Marathon
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2011, 11:30:14 PM »
I plead the 5th!  :-[  :bag:

You can't. This forum runs on a german webhoster.  :devil:
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