Rom-com

Four Weddings and a Funeral (Brut Rosé)

It’s part four of our series on wedding movies!  This time, we screen a 90s classic, Four Weddings and a Funeral.  A low-budget British rom-com, this film launched the careers of Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell.  It was also nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Picture.  To pair with this great flick, we drink a…

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My Best Friend’s Wedding (Torrontés)

Our wedding series continues with a 90s staple:  My Best Friend’s Wedding.  It features huge stars, a bouncy soundtrack, and was one of the biggest hits of the decade.  Full disclosure:  I wasn’t a fan of it then, and I’m even less of one now.  (And I love rom-coms.)  Surprisingly, the boys were on the…

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City of Angels (1998)

We conclude our Valentine’s Day/Date Movie series with City of Angels.  It’s definitely the oddest and most cerebral of this month’s offerings.  On the plus side, it does have a bitchin’ soundtrack, with lots of killer 90s vibes. For vino, we tried the sparkling Vouvray, from Champalou.  Vouvray is Chenin Blanc, and this one has all…

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Long Shot (2019)

This week’s episode continues our February date movie spectacular.  We take a good look at Long Shot, a 2019 rom-com that stars Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron.  It’s a flip of My Fair Lady/Pygmalion/She’s All That, with Rogen as the frumpy swan.  I watched on actual date night with my wife, and was pretty impressed! To read…

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As Good as It Gets (1997)

With this episode, we kick off our Valentine’s Month of date movies.  As Good as It Gets is an odd hybrid of rom-com, character study, and conventional drama that examines a few themes that were (for 1997) ahead of their time.  Jack Nicholson’s character is anti-Semitic, misogynistic, homophobic, bigoted, and…well, every other terrible word you…

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Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Happy New Year from all of us at Cinemavino!  Here’s to the hope that 2022 will improve on 2021’s dire situation.  On the movie front, only a few movies take place on or around NYE, but we’ve found a bona fide 90s classic:  Sleepless in Seattle.  This Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan rom-com was a huge hit back…

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The Holiday (2006)

We’re gonna kick off this season with a series of very different Christmas flicks.  That begins with The Holiday, a prototypical offering of Hollywood schmaltz.  It was written and directed by Nancy Meyers (What Women Want, Something’s Gotta Give), who has a strong command of frothy rom-coms.  In fact, she might be the best this side of…

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