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Best Romantic Comedies Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Best Romantic Comedies Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Who doesn’t love the giddy feeling of butterflies in your stomach once you finally sit down and turn on your favorite rom-com? The beloved movies are known for making a person catch feelings in all the best ways, from witnessing an adorable meet-cute, to waiting in suspense for the highly anticipated first kiss, to hoping that everything works out perfectly in the end. While rom-coms may pull on one’s heartstrings and cause audiences to cry their eyes out, they can also provide iconic comedic moments, making the viewer laugh out loud minutes later. Though there have been some memorable films released in the 21st century, including The Proposal, Crazy Rich Asians, Love and Basketball and Crazy, Stupid, Love., romantic comedies were notably all the rage in the late ’80s and ’90s, with stars like Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts dominating the movie genre. Many of their films, including When Harry Met Sally, Pretty Woman and Sleepless in Seattle, have since become rom-com staples, and are still adored today. However, the film genre saw …

Love Actually Fans Left Howling As Ludicrous Deleted Airport Scene Resurfaces

Love Actually Fans Left Howling As Ludicrous Deleted Airport Scene Resurfaces

This article was first published in December 2020. Fans of the festive classic Love Actually have been left howling over a deleted scene from the film that has started doing the rounds on social media. Anyone who treated themselves to a Love Actually rewatch in the last few weeks will remember the tense scene towards the end of the film, in which schoolboy Sam runs through Heathrow Airport to declare his love for classmate Joanna. Well, as a newly-resurfaced deleted scene has revealed, the scene almost looked very different. It turns out that Sam was originally supposed to be a promising gymnast, so as he navigated his way through the airport, he was supposed to put his skills to use, and do an incredible backflip over a barrier. The stunt was even filmed but eventually abandoned, and while the footage was originally revealed in 2013, many fans of Love Actually are only discovering it now, and it’s sparked a pretty big reaction… i was today years old when I saw the airport deleted scene from …

Love Actually: 33 Things You Never Knew About The Festive Favourite

Love Actually: 33 Things You Never Knew About The Festive Favourite

Christmas isn’t Christmas without brussels sprouts, family arguments and Love Actually on the box. It might be a full two decades since the much-loved festive rom-com was released, but Richard Curtis’s all-star movie is as popular today as it was when it first hit cinemas. But if you thought you knew everything there was to know about the film after watching it for the 65th time, think again… 1. There were only four years between these two stars. FOUR YEARS! Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Keira Knightley There’s only a four-year age gap between Keira Knightley, who played newly-wed Juliet and Thomas Brodie-Sangster who played lovestruck teenager Sam. Keira was 17 during filming while Sam was only 13. Mind. Blown. 2. There was a good reason Keira Knightley wore that big hat Keira Knightley in a hat (zit not pictured). “I had a massive spot in the middle of my forehead,” she told BBC Radio 1. “It was humongous, so there was no choice but to find a hat to cover it — because there was no …

Love Actually Child Star Labels Festive Rom-Com Cheesy And Sexist: ‘I Think It’s A S*** Film’

Love Actually Child Star Labels Festive Rom-Com Cheesy And Sexist: ‘I Think It’s A S*** Film’

This article was first published in 2020. One of the child stars who starred in Love Actually has labelled the film “cheesy and sexist”, almost two decades years after appearing in the Christmas classic. Lulu Popplewell played Emma Thompson’s on-screen daughter Daisy in the 2003 movie, who most film fans will remember for her star turn as a lobster in the school nativity play. Lulu Popplewell played Emma Thompson’s daughter Daisy in the 2003 movie. Asked about Richard Curtis’s Yuletide favourite, which follows eight London couples as they deal with different complications to their relationships. Poppy admitted she thought the film was “shit”. “I don’t regret it at all,’ she told the Almost Famous podcast. “Look, softly be it spoken I think it’s a shit film. “I think it’s aged badly. All the women in it are sort of passive objects. I think that there was an article describing them as passive objects to be acquired. On re-watching it’s not great. “You also have to remember that [Richard Curtis] was writing in the context of …