Maybe it’s because I saw Barry Manilow on Broadway last night (highly recommended), but my Valentine’s Day morning commute was all about the love songs. Now, I don’t normally feel guilt over anything I genuinely enjoy — even if I should — but only on Valentine’s Day would I let myself string these hits together: READ FULL STORY
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Okay, so in the four loved-themed films from Australia’s iteration of Tropfest featured below, there’s self-amputation, a killer boyfriend, two somewhat creepy kids, and an Amour-style old couple. But deep down, all of the films are about love — and as we all know, sometimes it hurts, literally. In honor of Valentine’s Day (a holiday with somewhat bloody beginnings — St. Valentine himself was supposedly a martyr after all), we have four short film entries that you can watch below: Marry Me, The Mistake, Boo, and The News.
Tropfest, which was founded in Sydney, Australia 20 years ago, narrows down a field of over 700 short films to just 16 in its competition. It bills itself as the world’s largest short film festival and has expanded to cities around the world, including New York. If you’re a filmmaker hoping to enter the New York Tropfest, entries are due by May 9.
Check out the four films about love after the jump.
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The art of seduction isn’t hard to master — as long as you’re a handsome, cultured, multilingual Oscar winner like Christoph Waltz. But thanks to the actor’s new (fake) guide to pickup artistry, even regular, American-accented Joe Hamburgers can learn how to seduce and destroy like ladies’ man Waltz.
The method is a simple three-pronged plan, easily absorbed by buying Waltz’s 30-DVD, nine-book course (also comes with a bottle of the Django Unchained star’s own pit sweat; only €69, or $91.95!). Of course, you could also just skip all that and get your Valentine’s Day started right by watching the video below.
Happy Valentine’s Day, PopWatchers!
In honor of the day of love (or a manufactured holiday of corporate greed) I got to thinking about fictional characters I’m in love with. Ask any of my friends, and they’ll tell you the list is pretty long. I can’t help it! Whether I’m swooning over The OC reruns and wondering where Seth Cohen was for me in high school, or contemplating whether I’d be willing to live in the 1920s if it meant Matthew Crawley could be my boyfriend (yes), if there’s a charming guy on television, I’ve probably wanted to to marry him at some point. Danny from The Mindy Project? Been there. Jim Halpert? Welcome to my 2005. This Valentine’s Day, I’m choosing not to narrow it down any further when it comes to fictional boyfriends. It’s a four-way tie! This (fake) holiday is the best.
Check out some staffers’ picks for their fictional valentines below, and then be sure to tell us what character you’re secretly hoping to have some chocolates delivered from today. READ FULL STORY
It’s here, sweethearts! The day of blood sugar-spiking chocolates, overpriced greeting cards, overly complicated Garry Marshall movies, and, uh, inept role-playing exercises (is that a champagne bucket on your nether regions, or are just happy to see me, Clive Bixby?). In honor of Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d take a look at some of our loveliest posts. Below, we present celebratory plans of attack for saps and singles alike. READ FULL STORY
As the co-writer of two date movies to open on or right before Valentine’s Day two years in a row — 2011’s Just Go With It and 2012’s This Means War — EW asked me to come up with some DOs and DON’Ts tips for dealing with this often stressful, often amazing holiday.
DO celebrate Valentine’s Day. If you are in a relationship new or old, it’s a day to celebrate love, romance and your partner, and you should celebrate both it and them.
DON’T try to get out of celebrating Valentine’s Day by claiming that this is just a manufactured holiday created by the greeting card companies in some sort of crazy Oliver Stone-esque conspiracy to take your money. Your spouse or partner may nod along as you say this, but it won’t stop them from crying quietly into their pillow at night and Googling a good divorce attorney. Only do this if you would like to not be dating this person come next Valentine’s Day. READ FULL STORY
If your idea of a romantic gesture is eating the blood-drenched heart of a dead horse (à la Daenerys on Game of Thrones), now you can share that odd character trait of yours with an equally weird Valentine’s Day card!
CollegeHumor, whose musings on pop culture rival the folks at Funny or Die and The Onion, has released a series of utterly hilarious Valentine’s Day cards inspired by television, guaranteed to make your loved one chuckle — if he/she gets the reference.
The cards — which highlight Parks and Recreation, Community, Downton Abbey and more – will probably only make sense if you’re a fan of the show being parodied, but given the variety of choices, I’m sure you’ll giggle at least once. (They come courtesy of the site’s resident masterpiece-maker Caldwell Tanner, whose work has probably been making you laugh out loud for years.)
PopWatchers, will you be printing these out and giving them to your significant other? What are some other TV shows that would make a kick-ass Valentine?
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