Tag: Romance

Junjo Romantica: Season 1

Junjo Romantica: Season 1

| September 15, 2014 | 5 Comments

In 2008, the staff at Studio Deen, the producers of such anime series as Rurouni Kenshin (1997-1998) and Fruits Basket (2001), adapted Shungiku Nakamura’s “Boys’ Love” manga, Junjo Romantica, into a wonderful, 24-episode anime. As a Boys’ Love series, Junjo focuses specifically on interconnected homosexual relationships among six Tokyo men. With a perfect balance of […]

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Summer in February

Summer in February

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

A very polite and British love triangle emerges between two friends (Dominic Cooper; Captain America: The First Avenger, and Dan Stevens; Downton Abbey) and a young aspiring artist who is new in town (Emily Browning; Sleeping Beauty).  The story takes place sometime around the early 20th century in the English countryside, while Browning’s character is […]

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In Your Eyes

In Your Eyes

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

I don’t pretend to know what type of project Joss Whedon is going to take on next.  Any writer who goes from a teenage drama about slaying vampires, to a western set in outer space, to a horror parody, to the highest grossing super hero movie ever, to a low budget Shakespeare adaptation clearly defies […]

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Things Never Said

Things Never Said

| August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

So much can be said with silence. Too many words can say so little. And a few words carefully placed can say a lot. Things Never Said is a film about much more than poetry, but it has poetry at its base. The film almost feels like a poem itself.  For Kalindra Stepney, the main […]

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The Princess and the Pilot: Premium Edition

The Princess and the Pilot: Premium Edition

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The release of The Princess and the Pilot (2011) on North American Blu-ray marks NIS America’s first foray into distributing anime feature films. To confer their usual Premium Edition treatment on a single, feature-length film may seem like an overextension of resources at first, especially since they had only previously presented episodic anime series in […]

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Come Undone

Come Undone

| May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

First love is a well-worn topic in the movies. Your average gay film is filled with stilted dialogue, gorgeous but otherwise talentless actors, and an all-too tidy conclusion where either one of the lovers dies or the two live happily ever after. It was with some reservations that I approached Come Undone. The box art […]

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Missed Connections

Missed Connections

| May 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The internet has made it a lot easier to generate relationships. On top of dating sites, there are social networking sites, apps, and one of the easiest technologies to utilize: local “missed connections” sites. These sites, which allow people living in a certain area to find the charming strangers-in-passing that they were infatuated with for […]

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Satellite of Love

Satellite of Love

| March 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Three longtime friends: Sam (Nathan Phillips), Blake (Zachary Knighton; ABC’s Happy Endings), and Katherine (Shannon Lucio) all seem inseparable.  Sam and Katherine are in a relationship, but there’s an intimacy they share with Blake that makes him never seem like a third wheel.  All is well.  Fast forward 3 years and now Blake and Katherine […]

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Malick’s To The Wonder: U.S. Debut in 2013

Malick’s To The Wonder: U.S. Debut in 2013

| October 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Acclaimed director Terrence Malick’s latest film, To The Wonder, has officially been acquired by Magnolia Pictures and is slated to have a U.S. theatrical release next year. The film, starring Ben Affleck and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), had its world premiere at the 2012 Venice International Film Festival (as did other heavyweights like P.T. Anderson’s The […]

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Maria Watches Over Us: Season One

Maria Watches Over Us: Season One

| September 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Maria Watches Over Us is a lovely anime that shows that no matter the ups and downs, friendship will prevail in the end if it is truly meant to be. Based on Oyuki Konno’s Maria-sama ga Miteru series of light novels, Maria Watches Over Us is a drama/slice-of-life anime that chronicles the lives of several girls at […]

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