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V.22 No.52 | 12/26/2013
Molly Evans at home
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Arts Feature

Stolen Romance

Author Molly Evans lost her life's work in a robbery. But not her fighting spirit.

For romance author Molly Evans, it wasn't the loss of her valuables but what they contained: 22 years of work as a published author.

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V.22 No.50 | 12/12/2013

Book Review

Worth the Dip?

Or can you skip?

Bad Idea

Lots of sex and some questionable prose find their way into this tale of love and lust between two New Yorkers.

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V.22 No.24 | 6/13/2013
“Yeah, we’re holding up pretty good after 20 years.”

Film Review

Before Midnight

Third-time-around romance takes long hard look at life and love

Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy return for third outing as talkative lovers in Before Midnight

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V.22 No.23 | 6/6/2013
When life gives you lemons, make romantic comedies.

Film Review

Love Is All You Need

Danish-Italian (and a wee bit Irish) romance is beautifully realistic

Pierce Brosnan stops by Italy to romance a broken-hearted mother of the bride in the exotic rom-com Love Is All You Need.

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V.22 No.5 | 1/31/2013
“See, what nobody ever realizes about us zombies, is you have to shoot us in the head to kill us.”

Film Review

Warm Bodies

Dead guy stalks cute girl in conventionally quirky zombie romance

“Cute” is not a word that can be applied to a lot of zombie movies, but it’s the most apt description available for Warm Bodies, a PG-13 undead romance from indie writer-director Jonathan Levine. Levine has spent the last few years making almost-but-not-quite cult films like All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, The Wackness and 50/50. Warm Bodies follows in that tradition, a likable but imperfect black comedy that will find moderate box office success while infecting a handful of loyal fans.

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V.21 No.47 | 11/22/2012
“Seriously, what’s wrong with The A-Team? I was awesome in that.”

Film Review

The Silver Linings Playbook

Are Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence crazy or in love or both?

Indie auteur David O. Russell’s latest film, Silver Linings Playbook, suggests that all crazy people need is another crazy person to fall in love with.

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love is the drug

Alibi Love Notes return again

Last year, Weekly Alibi revived its long-haired, Luddite, pre-instant-messaging tradition of free Love Notes running in our print (and web) Valentine’s issue. It was a hit, so we’re doing it again. The big issue is February 9, the deadline is Feb. 1.

Submit your Love Notes here!

V.20 No.43 | 10/27/2011
Kat as Zuul. Do you want this body?

Ask Kat Curious

Costume Tips ... for Teh Sex

Dear Kat: I really want to get laid (with a girl, BTW) this Halloween. What recommendations do you have for a costume that could make this happen?

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Couch Potato

I Like to Watch (Instantly): Heartbreaker, Welcome

Notable romantic French titles from the Netflix Watch Instantly world

Heartbreaker
Heartbreaker

Heartbreaker (2010)

Directed by Pascal Chaumeil

Cast: Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, Julie Ferrier, Fran├žois Damiens, Helena Noguerra, Andrew Lincoln, Jacques Frantz, Amandine Dewasmes

Romain Duris (The Beat That My Heart Skipped) and Vanessa Paradis (The Girl on the Bridge) star in director Pascal Chaumeil's feature directorial debut. Alex (Duris), an indebted con artist who breaks couples up for a living, is hired by a rich entrepreneur to prevent his daughter Juliette (Paradis) from marrying her fiance. The expert heartbreaker then struggles through the hardest challenge of his career, as he slowly realizes that he has already fallen in love with his subject. Not just your regular chick-flick, Heartbreaker features an original story and compelling performances from the leads. Duris' gentlemanly mojo perfectly complements Paradis' independent spirit. The scenes are also cleverly written and shot, with stylish lines and catchy sequencing. But most exceptionally, Heartbreaker isn't showered with generous amounts of cliché and cheesiness. That's like lifetime achievement for a rom-com. In French with English subtitles. HD Available.

Couch Potato

I Like to Watch (Instantly): Eat Drink Man Woman, The Road Home

Notable romantic Chinese titles from the Netflix Watch Instantly world

Eat Drink Man Woman
Eat Drink Man Woman

Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

Directed by Ang Lee

Cast: Sihung Lung, Yu-Wen Wang, Jacqueline Wu Chien-Lien, Kuei-Mei Yang, Sylvia Chang, Winston Chao, Chao-jung Chen, Lester Chit-Man Chan, Yu Chen

Long before Brokeback Mountain, Chinese director Ang Lee was making films that explore traditional society's norms and depict how people break away from them. In Eat Drink Man Woman, Lee tells the story of a Taiwanese master chef and his three daughters, and how they transcend conventional Chinese thinking through their unusual love life’s. Using food as a metaphor, the movie excels in delivering a deeply philosophical message in a fairly simple manner. The script, with all its subtle humor and wit, develops the film's homey feel. The plot, although not the most elaborate element in the film, is unpredictable. The actors' standout performances catch the audience off-guard and can break the toughest of hearts. And the cameos of food, schools and streets give us a glimpse of the colorful Chinese culture. Overall, a film that would fill empty your stomach but fill your heart, and leave you feeling so damn good.

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V.20 No.30 | 7/28/2011
Mosh Pit Mike with his tag-team title belt and girlfriend Christina Rhee
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Sports

Good Girl, Bad Guy

How a nursing student found happiness with a 300-pound pro wrestler

It’s Saturday night at the New Mexico National Guard Armory. Mosh Pit Mike is part of a “scramble,” the main event featuring six wrestlers. “We want blood! We want blood!” chant many of the 200 spectators.

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SkeptiKat

Ask Kat Curious

The Weirdness of Others

Alibi advice columnist offers this: Don’t take it personally when women shift their chairs in cafes.

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