Romantic comedies: love them or hate them, they are usually quite predictable. Just for fun, I thought I would add a little bit of action into the mix and make these films a lot better. Enjoy this list (in no particular order) of rom-coms-turned-thrillers!
5 Romantic Comedies That Would Be Better With Zombies…
This week is one of forgotten remake projects sudden popping their heads of to say, “I’m still here!” Invisible Man, Vacation, Fletch, and The Fantastic Voyage are all apparently alive and well, and so is the planned remake of Romancing the Stone.
It was way back in December 2008 when it was announced that FOX would remake of the 1984 romantic comedy adventure starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito. Originally, the studio wanted their new movie to come out in 2011, with Daniel McDermott penning the script. Exactly one year later, it was reported that Robert Luketic had been been brought on to direct the remake.
Now, MovieHole is reporting that this long-forgotten remake is still a-go, though Luketic is off the film and FOX on the lookout for a new director who will have a “fresh, exciting take” on the project.
Well here comes another romantic comedy, which seems to be the style nowadays. That’s right Katherine Heigl, who plays Jen, and Ashton Kutcher, who plays Spencer, bring you Killers. While this film did not necessarily bring a whole lot of new things to the genre, if you enjoy this type of movie, you will probably enjoy this as well.
While Killers was a by-the-numbers kind of movie, it was still a pretty fun popcorn flick, especially with the extremely beautiful Heigl involved. I definitely feel that the movie had a decent supporting cast to add to the two big names as well. When you add in Tom Selleck and Catherine O’Hara as the Kornfelt’s, Jen’s parents, this definitely makes the movie a lot more charming.
Throughout the movie you get a lot of fun action and some pretty decent laughs, but where the movie doesn’t come all the way together is in the execution of both of these genres to their full potential. The action scenes are not as spectacular as they could be and the comedy is definitely not as funny as it could be. The script just doesn’t seem to have been fully realized, which is a shame considering how charming the cast is.
Anyways enough of the chit chat, let’s jump right into some SPOILER TALK! The following are my thoughts, sprinkled with spoilers and you should all put in your thoughts about the movie by stopping by the comment section.
It’s been a bad, bad week for many fans of TV’s bountiful variety of shows. And since we don’t cover a whole lot of TV here at Geeks of Doom, aside from those we’ll pile it all into one mega-super-post.
The devastating week has left a veritable who’s who of ultra-popular titles dead in its wake, as shows like Fox’s 24, Scrubs, and The Hills have all been canceled. Rumors of their demise had been circulating for a while now, and it actually took confirmations from strange places to support the claims.
Knocked Up Blu-Ray Unrated Edition
Directed by Judd Apatow
Starring Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Pall Rudd, Leslie Mann
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Release Date: September 30, 2008
Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) is living the easy responsibility-free life. A court settlement gave him enough money to sit around and get stoned with his housemate for a few years. In contrast, Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl) is an up and coming entertainment reporter working at E! These seemingly polar opposites both go out for a night of fun and end up hooking up for what it seems both intended to be a one-night stand. Too bad Ben didn’t use protection. Alison is pregnant, she’s keeping the baby, and the two decide to see if they are compatible enough try an actual relationship.
Rogen is a funny guy, but I think his Frat Pack cohorts may have put him on center stage too early. Despite its own charms, Knocked Up is not as good as some of the other FP movies out there. It fails to comment on the responsibilities of parenthood in the subtle ways the other films poke fun at social norms, but there is still plenty to find funny. I know I may be in the minority with that opinion, but to me, Knocked Up does not have the same rewatch value as other movies with this group.