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By God, it might be finally over. Jonelle and Eliza discuss the final (?) installment of the Christmas Prince series -- The Royal Baby (2019) -- including alternate histories; the representational politics of Penglia; and why this baby movie is somehow not about a baby. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/romcomkilljoys)…
 
A Very Pandemic Christmas! Jonelle and Eliza are joined by Mary Ann Aabye to discuss One Royal Holiday (2020) -- filmed during the COVID-19 lockdown -- including unflattering costume design; wasting legendary Broadway talent; and if they are in Connecticut ... who is watching Galwick?? Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/romcomkilljoys)…
 
Christmas in July keeps going ... and going ... Jonelle and Eliza discuss A Princess for Christmas (2011), including Sam Heughan looking good and being nice to children; why there is usually a pesky girlfriend in the way; and the shocking reason why Romania has been canceled! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/romcomkilljoys)…
 
If it works on stage, will it work on screen? This month we're discussing plays adapted into romcom films. To kick it off, Jonelle and Eliza sit down with noted theatre person and mom Esther Cohen to discuss Steel Magnolias (1989) for Mother's Day, including how the screenplay successfully remodeled the play for film; how our conversations around d…
 
As William Shakespeare once said, we were both young when I first saw you ... Jonelle and Eliza begrudgingly discuss Patreon-pick Letters to Juliet (2010), including painfully forced exposition in beautiful Italian settings; Romeo and Juliet in the popular imagination; and the real life romance on set that you didn't know about. Support the show (h…
 
It's our date with the President's daughter. Our date with the President's daughter, oh yeah. Jonelle and Eliza sit down with romance novelist Kate Kerns to discuss Chasing Liberty (2004), including the underdiscussed Presidential daughter subgenre; surprisingly nuanced vacation love stories; and why this movie doesn't deserve its 18% rating on Rot…
 
Do you hear that? It's Jamaica calling. Eliza and Jonelle kick-off our vacation month with iconic How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), including fantasies of a younger man; how Hollywood limits the success of Black-led romantic comedies; and the immortal question ... *did* Stella get her groove back? Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/romc…
 
Medha joins Jonelle and Eliza to discuss Always Be My Maybe (2019), including the importance of Asian-American representation from Asian-American creators; the right way to write successful career women; and why that Keanu Reeves sequence works so damn well. Some resources we want to highlight this week: Asian Mental Health Collective https://www.a…
 
Jonelle and Eliza snuggle up to the West Coast dream world of It's Complicated (2009). Discussion includes wealthy retirement fantasies; societal pressure in your 20s and romantic journeys through your 60s; and getting warm Nancy Meyers-Williams & Sonoma scented hugs (which we could all use right now). Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/romc…
 
Bom apetite! This month Jonelle and Eliza are talking about food and the people who make it. First up is Mystic Pizza (1988) -- discussion includes inappropriate relationships for smart girls; the naive hopes of 80s empowerment feminism; and one of Jonelle's favorite topics -- Spicy Whites (TM). Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/romcomkillj…
 
Jonelle and Eliza take on a Netflix battle of the Cyrano wits ... Sierra Burgess (2018) versus The Half of It (2020). Conversation topics include the importance of specificity; mean-spirited depiction of Gen Z; and why Sierra Burgess is, indeed, a loser. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/romcomkilljoys)…
 
This month isn't like the other months ... kicking off our discussion of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl (MPDG) is the trope-namer Elizabethtown (2005). Jonelle and Eliza discuss implausible suicide attempts (tw); the Great Millennial Crisis of Masculinity; and Claire's nuclear likeability. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/romcomkilljoys)…
 
Merry something to all and goodnight or whatever... It's our final show of the year and we're wrapping up with a holiday trash fire. Jonelle and Eliza are joined once again by Alice Lee to discuss A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (2018), including the tax haven shell corp that is Aldovia; the politics and metaphysics of a country run by Christ…
 
All aboard the Hot Mess Express! In this disastrous episode, Jonelle and Eliza talk with Air Force Magazine senior editor Rachel S. Cohen about Operation Christmas Drop (2020) while battling the Grinchiest wifi of all time. There is a terrible CGI gecko, a studly Midwestern Airmen, and a lot of swearing. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/ro…
 
As Fairy Tale month continues, Jonelle and Eliza discuss Penelope (2007) including trilby-tipping sad boys; beauty standards for the normative body; and oh-so-aughts consumerism. You can now become a Patron for just $1 a month and help us pick our upcoming movie topics in monthly polls. You can also pick up some RomCom Killjoys swag at our merch st…
 
We're back! The Killjoys are kicking off season 2 with a month of modern fairy tales, beginning with the Hillary Duff classic, A Cinderella Story (2004). Joined by Kate Kerns from Sonder and Spark Publishing, we discuss American mythology, the politics of likability, and Chad Michael Murray's stupid hair. You can now become a Patron for just $1 a m…
 
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