Sorting the Stars: Dylan McDermot and Dermot Mulroney

So here’s the thing: there is no shortage of men who fit Hollywood’s “tall, dark, and handsome” stereotype. I just never realized how many men fit that bill in my own head, all currently pushing 50, until I started sorting out who I thought were Dylan McDermot and Dermot Mulroney. Turns out, dear readers, I was very confused (a shock, I know).  Read More Sorting the Stars: Dylan McDermot and Dermot Mulroney

Awkwardette’s Ill-Advised Guide to Getting it On: How to Survive Doing a Friend

We’ve all probably watched way more romantic comedies than we’d like to ‘fess up to. Truth is, romantic comedy is my favorite genre. It was good enough for Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams (The Glass Menagerie is a romantic comedy, right?), so it’s good enough for me. One problem: as much as the When Harry Met Sallys of the world make me laugh and feel giddy and good inside temporarily, they fill my brain with an impressive amount of bullshit. I’ve had to unlearn a lot of this bullshit, especially in 2011. 2011 was a particularly difficult year for “friends with benefits” learning, and I’m not even talking about the creepily similar J Tims and Ashton Kutcher vehicles on the subject that both came out this year alone and were so rife with terrible advice and false ideals that I can’t even really address it further – so here is my attempt to set us straight on doing it with friends.

I Watched It So You Don’t Have to: New Year’s Eve

I should start off by sharing a couple of details about New Year’s Eve, my state of mind while watching it and the resulting review. First, I knew this movie was going to be a steaming colostomy bag of empty dreams before watching it. Second, I was deep into the throes of PMS
when I watched this film. My Pre-/Post-/Present menstrual syndrome is intense and effects me mentally, physically, spiritually and metaphysically. I also drank a couple of beers while watching it.

Netflix Instant Comedy Round Up

I wanted to do a full ten item list on black comedies, but couldn’t find enough that I’d both 1. seen and 2. liked.   So this list is split into two categories, five awesome black comedies and five romantic comedies that don’t suck.  Pop up some Orville Redenbacher, grab the leopard print Snuggie and settle in for a marathon of funny stuff streaming all Jetsons-like from your computer. Read More Netflix Instant Comedy Round Up