Meyers' Movie Blog #8 - Mass Attack Gets Romantic
Nov. 28, 2009
Behind every good man, there's a strong woman. And typically, that woman would prefer a good romantic comedy over an action movie any time there is a choice. In this edition of Dan Meyers' Movie Blog, the senior goalie explores the world of the chick flick and shows the softer side of the UMass Hockey Team.
We're a few months into the season and it's about time for a new blog. My teammates and I have thrown around many ideas all worthy of the theme for this blog.
Ultimately we wanted to change it up a little bit and go the unexpected route. This week's theme is Romance-Comedies. Also known as "Chick Flicks". Even the toughest of athletes have been known to enjoy a chick flick from time to time. I know I have and according to the responses of my teammates, they too dabble in the romance-comedy genre.
It's a genre of movies that every man with a girlfriend needs to accept. Without further ado, here's some of the top Romance-Comedies of all time.....
Any title followed by a * means I have seen and enjoyed.
Moulin Rouge (Ewan McGregor & Nicole Kidman star in this 2001 hit)
The Notebook* (Ryan Gosling & Rachael McAdams star)
Sleepless In Seattle* (The first of the Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan classics)
Casablanca (Legendary movie with legendary acting)
You've got Mail* (The latest of the Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan classics from 1998)
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
City of Angels*
Along Came Polly*
Six Days, Seven Nights*
I asked the boys what their favorite Romance-Comedies are as well as their would be love interest......
Casey Wellman- Love Actually, Rachael McAdams
Justin Braun's Macho Man Movie of the Week
Snatch " This Guy Ritchie film is awesome. It has a great cast including Jason Statham, Benicio Del Toro, Brad Pitt, and Dennis Farina. It's full of dark humor and English accents. It's a must see for any man who considers himself macho."
Trivia Answers From The Last Blog
2. How many actors have played James Bond in the everlasting film series? Answer- 7
3. How many Oscars has actress Meryl Streep been nominated for? How many has she won? Answer- 15! And she's only won 2
4. What actor won his only Oscar with a gritty performance in the classic film The Deer Hunter? Answer- Christopher Walken
5. What popular actor made his debut in 1984's A Nightmare on Elm Street? Answer- Johnny Depp
New Trivia Questions
2. What two popular actors have spent time enrolled here at the University of Massachusetts?
3. Who directed the independent film Clerks?
4. Which actor spent time as a professional boxer while taking a break from his acting career, which recently has been resurrected?
5. What is so special about Twilight?