A lot is going on. All the time. Everywhere. And we publish a lot of content every week, some of it breaking news, other more editorial stuff, as well as reviews and teases of shows and movies to come. We understand you can’t always be on top of everything. And as such, you might miss stuff we wish …well, you wouldn’t.
So, every week, I’m going to comb through the site and point you, once again, to the stuff you should take the time to read. Either because it’s really funny, or because it’s a particularly good take, or just because I liked it. This is my list, after all.
Here are my picks for the 5 can’t miss Fangirlish articles of this week, and since we did a romance movies weekend last weekend, I’m going to cheat this week and pick 5 romance movie reviews, and one general article from the week. Because this is my column, and I do what I want to. So now, here we go:
It’s fair to say I’d forgotten about Ladyhawke till Jade brought it up as we were talking about what movies we wanted to review for Valentine’s Day weekend. And it’s a damn shame I had, because I absolutely love this movie, and there was a point in my early teenage years where I’m sure I could have recited parts of it by memory. After reading this review I went back and re-watched it, and I’m happy to report I still absolutely love it, and it’s still a great watch. Let’s thank Jade for reminding us of this gem.
Miss Congeniality is one of those movies that’s always part of our general consciousness, and yet I had also not re-watched it in ages. It’s a romantic comedy first, yes, but as I read Ashley’s review, and afterwards, re-watched the movie, I was struck about how much it also is about how badass she is, and how much Sandra Bullock sort of made this the norm in romantic comedies, something I don’t believe she gets enough credit for, to this day. But yes, Ashley and I can both confirm, this one’s worth a rewatch.
As is Kenzie’s pick, another Sandra Bullock movie, and one of my favorite romantic comedies of all time, The Proposal. This movie has absolutely everything, from Betty White – always a plus! – to romance, hilarious drama, heartfelt moments and yes, a hell of a lot of chemistry. And I haven’t even gone into how easy on the eyes Ryan Reynolds is. But no, seriously, this movie plays on so many tropes, and somehow, they all work. It’s like magic.
The next movie in our list, and Shelby C’s pick for favorite romantic movie is actually magical, and based on a novel by one of my favorite writers of all time, Neil Gaiman, so it’s very near and dear to my heart. It’s also both a really good adaptation, and a magical movie on its own right. And though the movie is old enough that I still find it weird to see it’s two leads looking so young, the magic is still there.
This is a new one for me – I hadn’t actually watched it till this week, and I did read Gillian’s review of it first, so maybe that’s cheating? But I enjoyed the review a lot, which led me to enjoying the movie a lot. Gillian’s the classic movie nerd around here, and I tend to listen to her when it comes to older movies, because girl knows what she’s talking about. If you’re looking for a classic that will hit differently than you expect, this is the movie – and review – for you.
If Shelby stops writing amazing things about the Marvel Universe (which I really hope she doesn’t), maybe one of these days I will get to stop bringing up how she wrote something amazing during the week! This week is not the week, though, as she goes deep into Wanda and Vision’s twins, Billy and Tommy and talks not just about what they are, but what they could be as we look forward to the future of the MCU. A must for Marvel fans, and hey, aren’t we all Marvel fans these days?