Lies at 24 Frames per Second

Little girl, this will NEVER EVER happen to youConsider the Hollywood romantic comedy. Our lives would be very different without it, because we wouldn’t have all these ridiculous expectations of love, courtship and the pageantry of weddings.

It’s not that I don’t believe in romance — it’s worked out pretty well for me so far, actually. But there’s definitely an unrealistic standard being set by the rom-com industry.

With my latest MSN Movies gallery, I use the release of “When in Rome” to consider the world of the rom-com, and how it doesn’t always measure up to the world we inhabit. Like, never.

Join me, won’t you?

2 thoughts on “Lies at 24 Frames per Second”

  1. This is the first I’ve heard of it — and I’ll follow up on it tomorrow, when I can talk to someone at Cineplex’s office.

    It’s a weird selection of titles — they’re all on Blu-ray, but I can’t imagine the theatre is just screening discs from various studios. (Weirder still, the listing for “Amadeus” suggests they’ve got the theatrical version, while the BD is the director’s cut.)

    I wonder whether the HD/2K distinction refers to different projectors in different rooms. They’ve definitely added some newer units in the last year, but there’s one room that has a fairly old model; the image doesn’t even fill the screen. They use it for concert simulcasts, or at least they used to …

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