Category Archive: romance

Dec 13

All the world’s a stage in "Anna Karenina"

An aristocrat (Keira Knightley) and a cavalry officer (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) begin a passionate love affair in "Anna Karenina."

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts …” – “As You Like It,” William Shakespeare Keira Knightley stars in a sumptuous adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel “Anna Karenina” is a tragedy of …

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Sep 11

“Annie Hall” kicks off classic screening series

Woody Allen’s classic romantic comedy screens tonight in San Luis Obispo Before “Sleepless in Seattle” and “Say Anything,” before “Pretty Woman” and “When Harry Met Sally,” there was “Annie Hall.” Woody Allen’s classic romantic comedy centers around the relationship between standup comedian Alvy Singer (Allen), whose numerous neurosis can be traced to his bizarre childhood …

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Aug 28

You’ve never met a girl like “Ruby Sparks”

Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano in "Ruby Sparks"

Quirky romantic comedy “Ruby Sparks” has fun tweaking stereotypes Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano) is about to meet his dream girl. She’s cute and quirky, a red-headed, blue-eyed vision in printed dresses and brightly colored tights. She paints. She sings. She cooks a mean meatloaf. And there’s something else that sets Ruby Sparks (Zoe Kazan) apart …

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Aug 07

Discover the real genius behind “Total Recall”

Is it real or is it Rekall? A working stiff (Quaid) gets his mind blown in "Total Recall."

“Total Recall” isn’t the only movie inspired by sci-fi master Philip K. Dick Fans of 1990′s “Total Recall” must be experiencing a serious case of deja vu. Like that film, the brand-new reboot follows an ordinary Joe (Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original, Colin Farrell in the remake) who takes a virtual vacation to Mars, only …

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Aug 03

This August is action-packed

Summer movie season ends with “Total Recall,” “The Bourne Legacy” Summer 2012 will go down in cinematic history as a season of extremes. It’s been a summer of box-office bonanzas and financial failures, of triumph and tragedy. But before you say goodbye to the summer movie season, there’s an entire month of movies to check …

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Jul 01

July brings an explosion of big-budget blockbusters

Andrew Garfield stars as the title teenage superhero in "The Amazing Spider-Man."

“The Amazing Spider-Man,” “The Dark Knight Rises” will rule multiplexes in July Looking for something to do on a sticky summer afternoon? After a month of fairytales (“Brave,” “Snow White and the Huntsman”), historical fiction (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter“) and testosterone-fueled fantasies (“Magic Mike,” “Rock of Ages,” “Ted”), we’ve arrived in the heart of the …

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Feb 06

Faith, patriotism and Olympic glory in “Chariots of Fire”

This week’s films: “Chariots of Fire,” “Harold and Maude” It’s a race for the finish in “Chariots of Fire,” playing Tuesday in San Luis Obispo. The film follows two British track athletes — one, a devout Scottish missionary (Ian Charleson) who runs for the glory of God, and the other a Jewish college student (Ben …

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Aug 13

“(500) Days of Summer”: Romance versus reality

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel are lovers in "(500) Days of Summer"

New romantic comedy “(500) Days of Summer” challenges fairytale loveĀ  As we’re told from the onset of “(500) Days of Summer,” “This is not a love story. This is a story about love.” It’s a story about lust, longing and the incomprehensible rules of attraction. About meeting cute and splitting up. About ecstasy and agony, …

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Jun 04

Romantic movies and "Reservoir Dogs"

Reservoir Dogs

What’s more romantic than a movie under the stars? Shell Beach’s ultra-luxe hotel, Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa, is appealing to lovebirds this summer with Cinema Under the Stars. Every other Wednesday, the seaside resort will screen a romantic film outdoors. The series begins tonight with the classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” starring Audrey Hepburn and …

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