Myron Kerstein wants audiences to know that romantic-comedies are back. The editor of Crazy Rich Asians is no stranger to the genre, having cut together rom-com staples like Garden State and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, but in the aftermath of Crazy Rich Asians, it feels more important than ever for Kerstein to reiterate that. Kerstein sat down with /Film to talk about the outrageous success and cultural impact of the first major Hollywood film led by an all-Asian cast in 25 years. Aside from being a watershed moment for Asian-Americans, Kerstein sees Crazy Rich Asians as an opportunity for Hollywood to turn a new leaf for not just representation, but the rom-com in general. “I just hope people go see romantic-comedies,” Kerstein said. “And hopefully they’ll embrace races that haven’t been there on the screen too much that have basically been there all along.” “I think this is just the tip of the … [Read more...] about ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Editor Myron Kerstein on the Universal Messages of Rom-Coms and Mahjong [Interview]
Julia Roberts built her career starring in some of the most enduring romantic comedies of the modern film era. However, fans shouldn't hold their breath when it comes to seeing her starring in any in the future.ET's Keltie Knight spoke with Roberts in Los Angeles on Sunday, where the Oscar winner was promoting her upcoming drama thriller series Homecoming, and she admitted that she feels she's had too much life experience to convincingly star in a rom-com at this point."Unless we [play] the parents of the people that are rom-com-ing," Roberts, 50, explained.While the actress has iconic rom-coms like Pretty Woman, My Best Friend's Wedding and Notting Hill on her impressive list of credits, her most recent role in the genre came in Garry Marshall's 2016 ensemble Mother's Day, where her storyline didn't focus on romantic love, but instead followed her journey as a mother reconnecting with her child. 80 PHOTOS Julia Roberts' Style Through the Years See Gallery Julia Roberts' Style … [Read more...] about Here’s why Julia Roberts said that she shouldn’t star in rom-coms anymore
The 7th annual JoBlo.com Halloween Costume Contest is on! That's right, kids, it's time to break out your cosplay best and prepare to submit for our annual photo throwdown and possibly win a great prize to boot! We love Halloween something crazy here at JoBlo.com, particularly the wild, crazy, cool, creative, sexy, and downright awesome costumes that you all come up with every year, especially the movie-related ones. Every year we're amazed at the entries we receive and, if nothing else, it's just great to see everyone get in the spirit of the spooky season and share their get-ups with the rest of the readers. There were tons of awesome entries last year (and the year before that and the year before that...) and we hope that those of you going all out will take a few snaps and submit them this year. Check out the full gallery of last year's entries HERE. HOW TO PARTICIPATE You can submit pics from Friday, October 26th through Thursday, November 1st and then after some serious … [Read more...] about JoBlo.com’s 7th Annual Halloween Costume Contest is on!
By Ted Andersen Updated 12:17 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Stenciled graffiti at the corner of Harrison and Sixth streets in San Francisco depicted a woman with a picket sign reading, ÒStop FOSTA.Ó FOSTA, the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, is a new federal law that allows authorities to prosecute online sites that give rise to sex work. San Francisco sex worker advocates contend that FOSTA, signed by President Trump in April 2018, prevents sex workers from screening clients and has pushed more back into violent situations on city streets. Photo by Ted Andersen less Stenciled graffiti at the corner of Harrison and Sixth streets in San Francisco depicted a woman with a picket sign reading, ÒStop FOSTA.Ó FOSTA, the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, is a new federal law ... more Photo: Ted Andersen Pike Long (right), deputy director St. James Infirmary, talks with Ida Belisle … [Read more...] about Sex workers returned to SF streets after Backpage.com shut down
7 minutes ago Netflix has made a big push into original content over the past few years. On the movie front, there's been a big push to put out rom-coms, flicks like Set It Up and To All The Boys I've Loved Before. As it turns out, there's a reason Netflix has been giving rom-coms so much love. A slew of Netflix subscribers just can't get enough of romantic comedies on the streaming service. According to new research, more than 80 million Netflix subscribers watched at least one of its original romantic comedies during Q3 this year. That's a lot of hours of rom-com watching on the streaming service. As part of its earnings report, the company revealed that its push for "Summer of Love" movies was a success for the streaming service. While Netflix has always had quite a few romantic comedy options, this summer really amped up what was available. Beyond Set It Up and To All The Boys I've Loved Before, Netflix already released The Kissing Booth and Sierra Burgess is a Loser, as … [Read more...] about Apparently, Netflix Subscribers Really Love Rom-Coms