Black Film Classics | For the Love of Ivy

15 08 2010

Late actress Abbey Lincoln played a live-in domestic who wants to leave her cushy job for a better, more independent life in the city over the objections of her employers in the romantic comedy, “For the Love of Ivy.” Read the rest of this entry »





Trailer Park | Just Wright

3 04 2010

“Brown Sugar” meets “Love and Basketball” in this sports-themed romantic comedy, “Just Wright” starring  hip-hop stars/actors, Queen Latifah and Common. Read the rest of this entry »





Reel Shorts | Valentine’s Day

12 02 2010


Unoriginal Romantic Comedy Squanders Bounty of A-List Stars

 If you’ve seen “Love Actually” (2003), then you have a decent idea of what director Garry Marshall was aiming for with “Valentine’s Day,” a shameless rip-off with none of the charm of the delightful romantic comedy it so desperately seeks to emulate. Read the rest of this entry »





Reel Shorts | When In Rome

28 01 2010


Believe in Magic
It was Stevie Wonder who once sang, “love’s in need of some of love today,” a very applicable sentiment for this humorous romantic comedy, “When In Rome.” Romance is in the air and one fortunate woman must overcome her fears and insecurities to find a lasting, real love. Read the rest of this entry »





Reel Shorts | The Ugly Truth

24 07 2009

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Katherine Heigl squares off with Gerard Butler in the highly-charged battle of the sexes in the sometimes entertaining, yet predictable romantic comedy, “The Ugly Truth.” Just a passing glance at this movie probably explains why it is so difficult for people to meet and fall in love . . . as well as take these kinds of stories serious, as well. Colorado Springs Gazette guest critic, Brandon Fibbs examines some of the film’s “Ugly Truths.”

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Reel Shorts | (500) Days of Summer

17 07 2009

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In a summer of big-budget blockbusters, it is the small independent films that are dominating with fantastic cinematic quality. Colorado Springs Gazette guest critic, Brandon Fibbs takes a look at the latest example, the sensational atypical romance story, “(500) Days of Summer.” Read the rest of this entry »





Reel Shorts | Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

1 05 2009

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Twelve years ago, Bill Bellamy showed the world “How To Be a Player.” By reworking a familiar twist with winning results, another player gets his comeuppance in the entertaining and funny romantic comedy, “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.” Read the rest of this entry »