Movies and Men who make them

Author: Jax Cassidy // Category: , , ,
It's been a tradition for me to watch THE HOLIDAY since it's release and although it's not a classic, or the best romantic comedy I've ever seen, it's always entertaining and has a happy ending that I adore. I like the two storylines but the main reason I love the movie is simply...Jude Law...and of course, the character he plays. C'mon, he's cute as pie and oh-so charming to boot--so how can you not love him? You have to admit the English have a great arsenal of leading men....Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Ralph & Joseph Fiennes, Clive Owen...I can't have enough of them!

Oh, yeah...this movie always makes me crave spicy tuna rolls so I had to go out and get some yesterday before my movie :) We watched HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE MORGAN'S? It was more dramedy than comedy. There were a few good one liners from Hugh but the main focus in the movie was about the couple trying to resolve issues in their relationship before they decide to divorce. It was a decent movie but I don't think I'd be able to watch it again like I would THE PROPOSAL.

OMG, I have to tell you--my nieces and I rented the HANGOVER and I wasn't so sure I wanted to watch it. I'm not a fan of gross humor but this movie was so freakin' hilarious I couldn't help laughing non-stop. Now I know why I love Bradley Cooper so much! He plays the best jerk and he's terribly pleasing to the eyes. I was a big fan since Alias and I'm glad to see his career has taken off.

Since I've been home I've spent more time renting movies and catching up on all the old ones I've missed. It's a lot of fun while I'm re-decorating my room and it helps make the time pass. Sometimes it's good to separate yourself from writing because I'm able to see the different character archetypes and story pacing in the movies I've seen. It's a sort of writing exercise and it makes me think. I'm a big fan of romantic comedies because even when my stories are darker, the underlying hero is always very gamma...a mix between alpha and beta. I want these male leads to be strong, funny, sensitive, smart, and chivalrous...they are more real to me than if I were to write a hero who is chauvinistic or a wuss...which often I have a problem with in some of the books I've picked up in the past. I like the bad boys just as much as the next guy, but I'm more apt to go for the guy who makes me laugh and will pull out my chair at dinner or walk me to my door at the end of the night.....

What kind of heroes do you write about?

4 Responses to "Movies and Men who make them"

Kwana Says :
9:37 AM

I love movies and it's always my go to escape. Love Actually is one of my faves for the holidays. I like my heroes strong (alpha) but gentle too. Definitely not jerks.

December Says :
11:07 AM

oh man, I love a good Bro-mady, or Bro-mance. But the Hangover, I was crying, I laughed so hard.

I think my holiday favorite has to be Elf. Or White Christmas.

Eva Gale Says :
7:04 AM

I am SO renting the Hangover! I need to laugh till my stomach hurts!

Jeannie Lin Says :
8:10 AM

A couple of co-workers were just raving about The Hangover. That's a movie I think hubby and I can watch together.

On the page, I'm into the bad boys with a hidden streak of honor. In RL, I'd have to say I got the alpha
with a hidden streak of goofiness.

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